Monday, December 19, 2011
Release Date: August 31st, 2010
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Age Group: Young Adult
For any Harvard hopeful who thinks they know what The Ivy is about (or at least what they want it to be about), be blown away but its fun, flirty, and absolutely gossip-y world of intrigue college style (for those of you who thought it was going to be a guide for getting into Ivy League schools, think again!)
So, I'll admit, I sounded a bit enthusiastic about the book back there, but I didn't believe it was THAT great. Just a good fluff book that you have to read once in a while because there's just too much vampire and zombie and eternal life/angel stuff out there.
I actually almost dropped this book for a while there. One problem was because it was just kind of repetitive. Another was because it was too much like Pretty Little Liars and The Luxe, except in college. Which just meant there were a lot more bad things that could happen legally.
Callie was a good character, overall. I mean, she seemed to change too suddenly, if you know what I mean, like all the characters kind of did. But throughout the whole book, she was okay. Like really, okay. I wouldn't really want to be her friend in real life.
So you should read The Ivy if you need a little fluff. But if you want some serious cotton candy, you might want to skip on it...unless you're a Harvard college hopeful. This might give you some HUGE survival tips.