Review: The Ivy by Lauren Kunze & Rina Onur

“A mystery filled adventure through the unbeknown to most halls of an Ivy League school.”

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Title:The Ivy
Author:Kunze, Lauren,   Onur, Rina

Freshman year at Harvard–glamorous parties, blossoming friendships, steamy romances, and scandalous secrets. Freshman year at Harvard–glamorous parties, blossoming friendships, steamy romances, and scandalous secrets. Skip the campus tour and get right to the good stuff: classes are for scoping guys (and their Facebook profiles), not taking notes. The library is for study dates (the medieval history stacks get a lot of action), not studying. And success is a 4.0 GPA… plus getting into the most exclusive parties. How will Callie–a California girl with brains, beauty, and big dreams–and her three roommates survive?

Get admitted to The Ivy, the first book in a provocative new series about the world of the Ivy League.

I picked this book up as an e-copy card at the Book Expo America. It sounded fascinating and I wasn’t disappointed. Callie is your girl next door type, she was in no way ready emotionally at least to walk the sacred halls of Harvard. She is pretty, smart, and funny but Callie makes a lot of bad decisions.

Personally I love watching her screw up at every turn and try to fix it. Throw in the fact that little miss perfect has a huge and life-at-Harvard changing secret and you have yourself a fantastic novel.

The book held my attention and I genuinely liked all the characters, even the spoiled princess mean girl. No, it is not by any means the next Jane Austen but what it gives you is a fun look into a society unbeknown to most who didn’t go to an Ivy League school.

If you like The Duff, or Tangled you will love The Ivy.

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5 Responses so far

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    Hmm, I picked up the card for this one, then put it back, thinking it wasn’t for me. It sounds like I might have liked it more than I thought. Oh well, I have plenty of books to keep me busy :-).

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    Sounds like the perfect summer read! Great review!

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    It’s so difficult to like the spoiled princess, so I’m interested to see how the author manages it. :)

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    I heard some chatter on Twitter yesterday that this one wasn’t that good. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it.

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