Thursday, September 25, 2014

Book Review: Secrets

Title: Secrets (The Ivy #2)
Author: Lauren Kunze

Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Genre: New Adult // Drama // Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Library

Reputation, Reputation, Reputation.
You're a student at the most prestigious university in the country, and you've been tapped for the most elite social club. You've made it
Now Don't Blow It
Callie Andrews triumphed during her first semester at Harvard: she made incomparable friends, found the perfect boyfriend, and received invitations to the most exclusive secret societies. But she may have ruined every-thing with one ill-fated night. Now she's keeping secrets from everyone, including--
Clintthe upperclassman who's too good to be true
Vanessathe best friend turned backstabber
Gregorythe guy who's a total(ly hot) mistake
and Lexithe social queen who wants to bring Callie down.
But Callie didn't get into Harvard by giving up, and she isn't about to now. Besides, she's not the only one with something to hide. . . .(goodreads)

In this sequel to The Ivy, the laughs don't stop and the drama gets juicier! And with a cliffhanger at the end, you'll need to read book 3 ASAP.  

Plot: The last book ended in an (evil) cliffhanger and Secrets picks up a few day after The Ivy. I was kind of expecting to see Callie and Co's reactions regarding The Spoiler Secret but....not really. And when it was resolved, it wasn't as big as a deal as all the characters had made it out to be. Nonetheless, Kunze solves one problem and throws in about three more, so the entertainment is endless. 

Characters: A few more characters are introduced in Secrets but the novel still focuses on the same lovable gang. And I will admit, this novel has a pretty strong love triangle (something I usually hate) but I think it was done well. It was the question of passion v stability, "what I want" v "what I need" and I thought that it was well thought out. Regardless, I am Team Gregory, but there were times where I questioned which was best for Callie. 

Setting: Not much has changed, we are in Harvard, they go to class and they drink. It's still a beautiful campus that I love reading about!

Short N Sweet: Secrets is a strong follow up to The Ivy with more drama and more characters that you wish were your friends in real life! 


  1. I think I'm going to give this a try. :) I kinda consider Harvard like THE PLACE I would love to read a book set in and this is it, right? Lovely review! ^^

  2. I own the first book in this series, but I haven't read it, yet. It looks fun, though!

    Kate @ Ex Libris


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