Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Oracle Rebounds (The Oracle of Dating, #2)” as Want to Read:
The Oracle Rebounds (The Oracle of Dating, #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Oracle Rebounds (The Oracle of Dating #2)

3.88  ·  Rating Details ·  409 Ratings  ·  59 Reviews
As the “oracle of dating,” Kayla is supposed to have all the answers about love and relationships. She’s supposed to have the perfect relationship. But now that Jared is “taking a step back,” Kayla feels like a total fraud.

So the expert on dating starts taking her own rebound advice—and some from her friends—and stops moping around. Yeah, there are other possibilities out
Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 19th 2010 by Harlequin Teen
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Oracle Rebounds, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Oracle Rebounds

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-45)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Kelsey Jones for

I thought THE ORACLE OF DATING was a fun and original read and was more than excited to get started on the sequel. To my surprise, I enjoyed THE ORACLE REBOUNDS even more! With fresh plot developments, intriguing new characters, and more, this second title was the perfect summer read that I had been hoping for.

Allison van Diepen has created such a fabulous cast of characters in the ORACLE series. Kayla is a fantastic main character, because she is jus
Dec 28, 2010 Heather rated it it was amazing
The Oracle Rebounds was proof positive that teen chick lit can be smart, sweet, and family-friendly. Kayla (aka “The Oracle”) runs a teen dating advice website; happily in love, she’s broadsided by Jared’s decision to take some space. She’s lost without her other half, and questions what her next step is. Looking back at her articles about breakups she realizes it’s not so easy to take your own advice when love might be just around the corner. What makes this different? Her strong family and fri ...more
May 11, 2010 Lauren rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalleybooks
If you thought The Oracle of Dating was a fabulously fun read, well just wait until you read The Oracle Rebounds because it's even better- which I personally didn't even think would be possible!

It's been five months, three weeks, and two days since Kayla and Jared got together and so far things have never been better! Kayla loves Jared and Jared loves Kayla and that's how it's going to stay, right? Wrong because on that fateful day five months, three weeks, and two days, Jared makes a stunning
Oct 10, 2011 Natshane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was hesitant to start The Oracle Rebound because of what I assumed from the blurb. (And I lost my interest in writing a review for the first book) As I was hung up on Jared and Kayla's relationship, it was definitely a depressing moment when I found out that they were going their separate ways, and honestly, the book lost it's spark to me. I can't do this. Feeling heartbroken.
But to my utter surprise, I finished it in merely two hours, I guess some of the Oracle's advice got to me, Kayla taug
Posted at

The Oracle Rebounds is the sequel of The Oracle of Dating, which I loved it.

Just for the tittle I knew something was going to happen between Kayla and Jared. It was sad to see them breaking up, and Kayla trying to deal with her broken heart.

But as always, I loved Kayla. Shes sweet, intelligent and strong. Even with her heart broken because of Jared, she can't hate him. She isn't going to say nasty things about him, even when she doesn't underst
Oct 04, 2010 Karen rated it liked it
Kayla is still running her online dating advice blog – still anonymously - and she’s been dating her uber sexy artist (IMO anyway) boyfriend Jared for a while now. Things are going great.
Then Jared tells her he needs some breathing space and Kayla takes that as “I want to break up with you” and ends their relationship for him. Kayla immediately uses her Oracle of Dating skills to decide exactly how long she must wait before embarking on her rebound relationship.
The Oracle Rebounds is the second
Aug 04, 2010 Kelsey rated it it was amazing
I thought The Oracle of Dating was a fun and original read and was more than excited to get started on the sequel. To my surprise, I enjoyed The Oracle Rebounds even more! With fresh plot developments, intriguing new characters, and more, The Oracle Rebounds was the perfect summer read that I had been hoping for.

Allison van Diepen has created such a fabulous cast of characters in the Oracle series. Kayla is a fantastic main character, because she is just so real. She is someone any teenager coul
Alisha Marie
How do you rate a book that is just run-of-the-mill fluff that's far from deep, yet is really fun? That's my question. Because that's exactly what The Oracle Rebounds is. Fluff. And I like me some fluff. But at the same time, I feel a bit off giving fluff books five (or four) stars unless they seriously made me laugh out loud (The Spellman Files, Can You Keep a Secret?) or if it's fluff that evoked a strong reaction from me (like I loathed every single one of the characters yet was still endless ...more
ijul (yuliyono)
Pada akhirnya, aku kembali lagi padamu...

Michaela “Kayla” Cruickshank bukan gadis SMA biasa. Umurnya baru 16 tahun tapi ia telah meretas jalan bisnis dengan membangun sebuah website yang menjajakan layanan konsultasi beragam persoalan seputar kehidupan percintaan remaja (dating) dengan nama samaran the Oracle. Pada tahun keduanya ini, Kayla harus menelan pil pahit ketika Jared, cowoknya dari setahun kemarin, justru meminta putus dengan alasan yang membuat Kayla gondok setengah mati. Maka
Nov 06, 2010 Kristi rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
As you might have seen in my The Oracle of Dating review, that I had to start The Oracle Rebounds as soon as I finished the last pages of The Oracle of Dating.... and can I say that I loved this novel even more than the first!

The Oracle of Rebounds had everything I loved from The Oracle of Dating and then some! Can I just say that I love Kayla! She is such a great protagonist to read about! And even though she makes her share of mistakes... I never feel the need to yell at the book... you know w
Soma Rostam "IOB"
Sep 08, 2012 Soma Rostam "IOB" rated it really liked it
After reading the first book in the series, The Oracle of Dating (find my review here) and liking it. I decided to give the second book a try. Better watch out for spoilers if you haven't read the first book. I admit it, I was very reluctant to start this one. Since I didn't know what will the author add to the ALREADY very good story. I thought that it will be just a stretch, a twin of the first book.
Hell, I was wrong.
Kayla's happily-ever-after with Jared was supposed to last FOREVER. But whe
Launa Rissadia
Oct 22, 2014 Launa Rissadia rated it really liked it
Rating: 3.5/5

Saat membaca judulnya saya langsung berpikir kayaknya seru nih ceritanya. Begitu selesai menamatkan buku ini, menurut saya ceritanya remaja banget, seru dan menarik. Ini kali pertama saya baca karyanya Allison van Diepen, dan cukup membuat saya jatuh cinta. Entah Peramal Cinta is Back ini buku terakhir dari seri The Oracle of Dating atau bukan (nampaknya sih buku terakhir tapi semoga saja bukan). Buku pertamanya sendiri berjudul Si Peramal Cinta (The Oracle of Dating). Dan sepertiny
Nov 11, 2010 Stacey rated it really liked it
The Oracle Rebounds was a fun, easy reading crash course in friendships and relationship brought to us by Alison van Diepien.

In The Oracle Rebounds we are taken into the life of a just-turned sixteen year old Kayla, a together and mature, girl who anonymously runs a website offering relationship advice for a small price unbeknown to all but two ofher friends.

The situations and hurdles Kayla and the characters of this book came across made for instant nostalgia for
someone, me, who has been out o
Dec 17, 2010 Rachael rated it liked it
Kayla is the Oracle of Dating. She should know everything—or at least most things—about relationships and dating. Whose better advice to turn to than her own when Jared decides they need to take a break, right? Kayla will get over Jared; she knows that if she just listens to her own relationship tips and leans on her friends for a while, things will get better. So she decides that the best course of action is to devote herself to her website and her friends. But then there’s that one gorgeous an ...more
Splash Of Our Worlds *Yiota*
Here we are with a young adult book with no magic from me! I'm surprised myself.

I used to read books like Oracle Rebounds a lot, 2-3 years ago. I liked simple romances of teenage girls and guys and when i saw the book i couldn't resist.

The book starts with Kayla and Jared break up. Still it's difficult for me to understand why Kayla though he wanted to break up with her. It was pretty obvious he had more to say. And we see to end he indeed had some more things to say. Before be back together ag
Princess Bookie
May 11, 2010 Princess Bookie rated it really liked it
Shelves: read2010
My Thoughts: I was so excited to receive The Oracle Rebounds and I wasn't disappointed a bit. We are back with Kayla (the dating expert) and her bundle of friends. We start the book with Kayla and Jared stepping back from one another. Or more like him breaking up with her to focus on himself. So what does Kayla do? She turns to her work and the new foreign exchange student staying at her house. She starts dating him and spending lots of time with him. This is just a way to get over Jared she tel ...more
Alex Bennett
The Oracle of Dating was a great, fun read, so I was naturally eager to read the sequel The Oracle Rebounds. If nothing else, I knew it would be a fun read, just like the first book. I was surprised to find that it was not just a fun read, but a spectacular sequel full of great advice, and some very interesting sub-plots.

The Oracle Rebounds focus mainly on Kayla and Jared’s breakup, and Kayla’s quest to get over him. She meets plenty of guys, and has plenty of hilarious adventures, but Jared is
Oct 24, 2010 Rachelle rated it liked it
First off, I've got to thank Harlequin for letting me review this book via NetGalley and all of the other books I will soon be reviewing from them via NetGalley. I've also got to say that I was a bad book reader when I asked to review this book. I didn't check to see if this book was part of a series, OOPSIE.

However, from what I read, you don't have to read the first book, The Oracle of Dating, in order to understand this one.

The book starts out with a dramatic break-up scene that had me laughi
Oct 06, 2011 Natshane rated it it was amazing
I was hesitant to start The Oracle Rebound because of what I assumed from the blurb. (And I lost my interest in writing a review for the first book) As I was hung up on Jared and Kayla's relationship, it was definitely a depressing moment when I found out that they were going their separate ways, and honestly, the book lost it's spark to me. I can't do this. Feeling heartbroken.

But to my utter surprise, I finished it in merely two hours, I guess some of the Oracle's advice got to me, Kayla taug
Kate McMurry
Sequel to Oracle of Dating, a hilarious young-adult, chick-lit novel

I was delighted to learn there was a sequel to The Oracle of Dating, which I enjoyed very much. Comedic YA seems to be an endangered species these days, and this book is very well-written chick lit.

Soon after the book begins, Kayla’s relationship with her terrific boyfriend, Jared, goes on the rocks when he asks to slow things down between them. Kayla is so hurt by this rejection that she breaks up with him. For several years sh
ArmyGirls Read too
Sep 03, 2010 ArmyGirls Read too rated it liked it
Shelves: eh

Rating~ 2.8

What keeps making me wonder abou this book is how is it that a 16 year old knows so mush about relationships. Even after reading and researching a teen should not be the one to give their 25+year old sister dating advice. Am i only only one who saw that fault?

This book was about a girl named Kayla who had been dumped by her boyfriend. She has a Relationship advice website. Did i mention she was 16?

So with the help of her friends she tries to get over her Ex. From helping her friends
Reading Vacation
Jun 24, 2011 Reading Vacation rated it it was amazing
Kayla is back as The Oracle of Dating, but this time she is on the rebound when she and Jared break up. I couldn’t wait to hear what sort of rebound advice Kayla would dish out on The Oracle of Dating blog.

To be honest, Kayla’s rebounding experience was pretty funny. She seemed to actually DO most of the things you DON’T want to do after a breakup. Kayla goes against her own advice when she falls for an exchange student and kisses the first guy to pay attention to her at a party. Kayla is learni
Savannah (Books With Bite)
Oct 24, 2010 Savannah (Books With Bite) rated it it was amazing

I enjoyed this book much more because it gave a bit of a more insight on Kayla and her life. Jared surprises Kayla by giving dumping her. Totally unexpected. She is in total shock and just confused. She is unsure what to do and what to say. Kayla does her best to move on, especially when a new foreign exchange student comes landing right in her lap. Can someone say rebound???

Kayla is such a strong character in this book. To me she is not perceived as a teenager. The way that she acts during a br
Sep 22, 2010 Jenny rated it really liked it
I absolutely loved the first Oracle book and was so happy to find out at the end of the first book that there would be a second one. The first thing that struck me was that this book is called “The Oracle Rebounds”. Obviously there must something wrong with the relationship between Kayla and Jared and with Kayla being the Oracle she’s doing some rebounding of her own because of the failed relationship.

I was a little sad to see Kayla and Jared break up, just because I love these two together so
Dec 17, 2010 Sarai rated it it was amazing
The Oracle and her friends are back in volume two of this nice, goodhearted series. Not everything that happens is happy, but the friendships and situations are realistic, there is no violence, there are no space aliens or dragons, and maybe you get a happy ending out of it. A good read for someone who wants to get away from stress and enjoy a couple hours of happy reading.

Product Description
As the "oracle of dating," Kayla is supposed to have all the answers about love and relationships. She's
Jul 16, 2011 Medi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
this is the 2nd book in the series of The Oracle of Dating, and for me the rating that i gave remain the same as the 1st book, which is 2* (it's OK). although i felt that there's slightly improvement in the writing, it's not as bubbly as the first one, but it's not really significant.
when i said that there's improvement, what i mean is that the story is become more focus now. it's more "centered" into Kayla.
no longer as distracted by the clients' questions as she was, which actually make me thi
Mar 10, 2012 Sharm rated it really liked it
The Oracle Rebounds is the sequel to The Oracle of Dating. After six months of dating, Jared tells Kayla that he needs to take a step back, leaving a heartbroken Kayla. Kayla's mom arranged a French foreign exchange student to take in their house for Kayla to be able to move on fast.

I think, Kayla was pretty reckless when she attended a party and a she started kissing a guy, then he attempts to have sex with her. And Jared calling to check up on her. And then the French hottie enters the scene.
Mar 02, 2012 Katy rated it liked it
3.5 stars - I just finished reading the first book, and since I had this one, I thought I'd go ahead and read it - not reading to see what the summary was going to be about. And I was MAD. I absolutely HATE it when a couple manages to work it out in the first book, only to have the author cause drama to break them apart in the second book.

Having said that, I liked this book more than the last. The last one was good but not great because it wasn't different from other books like it. This one, how
Sep 25, 2011 EeeJay rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
Why do you keep expecting that the one who got away will come back? Why are women always hung up on men who broke up with them> The what-ifs kill you after a relationship ends. This is what Kayla experiences and we're lead through a journey where she gets over her ex - despite the rules she put out for her readers, she now knows that talking about getting -over-him and actually doing it are two different things.
Anyone who's felt unrequited love or gotten over a good (or even bad) relationship
Aug 04, 2016 Hazellie rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-books-read
More great stuff from the Oracle of Dating. I really enjoyed the first book and this one was good too. The interesting thing is that while I don't think that the premise of this book was good at all, the execution of it was great, which says a lot for the author's writing skills. As mentioned, I loved character-driven books, and it was almost profound to look at the way Kayla handled her relationships. I'd probably read another book in this series. =)
Feb 27, 2014 Justina rated it really liked it
well....after the first paragraph, my mouth dropped! I was totally shocked and didn't see it coming. I was frustrated in between, but was satisfied in the end. this book is a fast read with a good pace.

overall a good book for readers, like me who like books that go right into the plot/ storyline instead of detailed writing in the beginning, where you have to wait until the middle for the juicy part.
Marian Shannon
Apr 06, 2015 Marian Shannon rated it it was amazing
Most sequels tend to become a bore or even tend to fall off from its predecessor; however, The Oracle Rebounds provided a refreshing storyline in a way where you'll just want to read it in one-seating. There were no cliché dramas, and perhaps that's what made me love it more :)
Mar 01, 2014 Tressa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, young-adult
I really enjoyed revisiting Kayla and her friends in The Oracle Rebounds. I liked seeing how they developed. I hope that there will be another book because I do like all the characters.
Feb 05, 2011 cecilia rated it really liked it
Shelves: blue-covers
The Oracle Rebounds was amazing! Not quite rocked-my-socks-off, but I really was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed it after a lukewarm response to its predecessor. Sure, I thought Kayla totally misinterpreted Jared's need for space and put herself through unnecessary heartbreak - however, Jared let her do so, so the blame still falls on his shoulders! As far as the catty blogger goes, I cannot believe such a thing would happen in the blogosphere - who would accept to host a guest blogger a ...more
Pragnya Belikov
Apr 10, 2014 Pragnya Belikov rated it liked it
It's a good book.... but too indecisive... doesn't really seem believable... liked the first one better :)
Oct 08, 2012 Hannah rated it it was amazing
This is a must read for teens. I like the story. Especially Kayla's advises and blogs about love. I didn't like it that they broke up here, i really like Jared in The Oracle of Dating. But since he was the one who did the dumping, i totally "unlike" him. I thought that it serves him right when Kayla hooked up with that french exchange student.

It was somehow predictable that Kayla and Jared would still end up together. But despite of the predictability, it was a good read. I enjoyed reading it.
Sarah Mae
Oct 20, 2010 Sarah Mae rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, yar, ebooks
*I received an electronic galley from NetGalley*

Sequel to The Oracle of Dating.

When Kayla and Jared break up, her head is reeling. Instead of moping around, she decides to throw herself back into working as The Oracle. As she navigates a rebound relationship with a foreign exchange student and dealing with mean girls online, Kayla ends up focusing on what is really important: her friends and family.

A great sequel that stands on its own.
Kate (VerbVixen)
Nov 01, 2010 Kate (VerbVixen) rated it liked it
The Oracle Rebounds- Allison Van Diepen

Ok so my brain is all fuzzy from this cold medicine, and I can't keep focus for more than 2 minutes at a time so I'm gonna give you my review in key words. Ready? Set? Go.

Accurate, inspiring, positive, empathetic, self-empowering.

A good sequel and definitely worth the read if you enjoyed the first book. It remains true to the characters. Even the format, with the inclusion of blog posts, carries through.

Overall: A-
i feel like the first oracle of dating was way better. in the beginning of rebounds i really really didnt like kayla anymore! i felt like she was taking it way too personal that he broke up with her. he said he just needed to work on his art more.. i dunno i guess with her being 16 she doesnt see it like i do. i honestly didnt really care if they got back together... but i was super excited about the sister at the end. its an okay read. but i prefer the first book much much more!
Jan 16, 2011 Mesa rated it it was amazing
Again! Really CUTE book!Love this one better than The Oracle of Dating. I loved The Oracle of Dating but I just loved this one umm… better. It fun read and I love how Allison Van Dipen portrait a teenage girl and boy in this book. I love the main character Kayla.Overall, I think Allison Van Dipen ROCKS! And yeah, HIGHLY recommend book for teens; not only for teens but for anyone who loves to read Chicklits.
Jan 13, 2014 Carrie-lynn rated it it was amazing
this book was great!!!! I read it like 4 times it was so good!!!! read it!!
Jul 25, 2011 Liliebook rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
4.5 stars

Review in English:

Ma chronique en français :
Kira Magnus
Sep 05, 2012 Kira Magnus rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Véritable coup de coeur. J'ai adoré retrouvé l'Oracle de l'amour. J'ai passé un excellent moment. Kayla est toujours un personnage que j'aime beaucoup et qui donne de bon conseil. Je ne peux que vous le conseiller
Jan 31, 2011 Amy rated it it was amazing
It was an easy read after The Oracle of Dating and the brief reintroduction fit into the storytelling. All in all, it was an easy read, a happy fluffy story for when you need a happy fluffy story in your life.
Avon Bernabe
Apr 08, 2013 Avon Bernabe rated it liked it
Kayla's advice may not be appreciated by everyone. And she faces those who do not agree with her.

New love interest. But, will the old really be forgotten? :)
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • It Started with a Dare
  • How to Hook a Hottie
  • Tagged
  • How to Convince a Boy to Kiss You (Aurora Skye #2)
  • Swoon at Your Own Risk
  • Little Sister
  • Populazzi
  • The Kissing Deadline
  • Moon Spun (Unbidden Magic, #3)
  • A Field Guide for Heartbreakers
  • The Intern (Sins07, #1)
  • Haint Misbehavin'
  • Confessions of a Teenage Band Geek
  • Charlie (Snowy Cove, #1)
  • What's Your Status? (Top 8, #2)
  • The Half-Life of Planets
  • Stirring Up Trouble (Stirring Up Trouble, #1)
  • Majix: Notes from a Serious Teen Witch
Allison van Diepen is the author of many teen novels, including Takedown, Street Pharm, Snitch, Raven, The Oracle of Dating, The Oracle Rebounds, and The Vampire Stalker. Her novels have been named ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers and New York City Public Library Books for the Teen Age.

Her latest is the heart-pounding ON THE EDGE series set in Miami. ON THE EDGE and LIGHT OF DAY are in store
More about Allison van Diepen...

Other Books in the Series

The Oracle of Dating (2 books)
  • The Oracle of Dating (The Oracle of Dating, #1)

Share This Book