Thursday, October 23, 2014

Book Review: Scandal

Title: Scandal (The Ivy #4)
Author: Lauren Kunze with Rina Onur
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Genre: New Adult // Drama // Contemporary // Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Library 

You know you're not the author of the "Ivy Insider" articles.But how are you going to prove it?
Callie Andrews returns from spring break to find herself facing expulsion. Someone has framed her as the author of a series of anonymous articles vilifying an elite social club and now, unless she can prove her innocence, she can kiss her college education good-bye. So who is the Ivy Insider?
ALEXISthe girl who has had it out for Callie since day one
GREGORYthe guy who told her he loved her (at least she thought she heard that) but then he vanished in the middle of the night
MATThis friendship supersedes his hatred for social clubs—right?
or VANESSA Callie's best frenemy
. . . or is it someone else entirely? Callie's made more than a few enemies during her freshman year, but can she count on her true friends—and the (missing, just-maybe-meant-to-be) love of her life—to pull through (goodreads)?

Scandal marks the end of my guilty pleasure/ crack series. I don't know how to go on without this cast of remarkable characters!

Plot: Scandal picks up where Rivals left off and we are met another another big misunderstanding that will keep my dream couple apart. Besides romance, Callie has to clear her name from The Ivy Reader mix up and still pass finals! While I liked this book, I didn't think that a lot happened. The main drama of the final installment is The Ivy Reader mix up, but that isn't even fleshed out. Everything seems to come together at the end with very little work on Callie's half. While the action disappointed me, the conclusion put a smile on my face. 

Characters: This novel's biggest downfall is its lack of Gregory. I LIVE for Gregory and it hurt me that he was absent for about 95% of the book. The rest of the cast was still there and still made me chuckle, and we even got a better look at other characters who had just made their debut in Rivals.
World Building: By the fourth novel, the setting has been pretty much established. There aren't too many areas of Harvard to explore. 

Short N Sweet: While Scandal seemed to tone down the drama that I had grown accustomed to in the three previous works, it was still a cute ending for a fun series!


  1. It sounds good, Amber, and sometimes we need a little less drama!

    Great review!

  2. I've seen this series around and I think I even own the first book. I'll have to check it out!

    Kate @ Ex Libris

    1. If you need a break from all the seriousness of YA paranormal/dystopia, I recommend it!

  3. I soo agree with you. I also felt Gregory's absence a lot. D:
    Overall, I really enjoyed the series and thought the ending cute.

    1. 2/3s of the drama revolved around him, so it was weird that he wasn't even in the book! O.o

  4. Nothing wrong with a crack series, lol... though gregory does sound like he brought down some

  5. Haven't heard of this series; nice review


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