Friday, January 26, 2007

"Secret Society Girl: An Ivy League Novel," by Diana Peterfreund



"Think The Da Vinci Code meets Bridget Jones."

Need I say more? Okay, if you insist.

Amy Haskel is a junior in a prestigious college, Eli University. She works as an editor at a literary magazine and assumes she'll be joining a not-so-secret literary club. To her immense surprise, she gets "tapped" to join the ultimate boys club, Rose and Grave, the oldest and most powerful secret society on campus. Amy is part of the very first class to have women tapped to join, and soon she's hanging out with senators and CEOs. What could be better? Unfortunately, there are some members who are outraged at women joining, which leads to threats.

Mostly the book was fun and enjoyable. I was a little annoyed with the main character's commitment phobia. It didn't really ring true to me. It felt more like the author was trying to fit more in the novel than just cloak-and-daggers. There is a sequel on its way. I don't know if I'll read it, but for the most part, I did like this book.

4 stars

6 comments:

Diana Peterfreund said...

Thanks for reading, April! yes, there's a sequel: It's called UNDER THE ROSE and it's out in June.

April said...

Well, thank you for commenting. :)

metamorphose said...

Look at you, getting all the authors commenting, you review whore you. hahahahhaa

JK. I'm just jealous because I've never had a writer comment about my reviews on my blog -which has been feeling so neglected of late.

Anyway, this sounds like fun.

April said...

hahaha

Not to brag, but that's author #3. ;) Riding the coattails of talented authors...

metamorphose said...

Author #3? Hmph.

April said...

haha Yeah, the other 2 were by email. Thomas Lakeman emailed me to say "thanks for the kind words" in my review his boo SHADOW CATCHERS. And I was so moved by Julie Gregory's SICKENED that I had to write to her. She emailed back. It was nice. :)