Sunday, February 13, 2011

Enchanted Ivy by Sarah Beth Durst

Stars: 5

Summary from Goodreads:
What Lily Carter wants most in the world is to attend Princeton University just like her grandfather. When she finally visits the campus, Grandpa surprises her: She has been selected to take the top-secret Legacy Test. Passing means automatic acceptance to Princeton. Sweet!

Lily's test is to find the Ivy Key. But what is she looking for? Where does she start? As she searches, Lily is joined by Tye, a cute college boy with orange and black hair who says he's her guard. That's weird. But things get seriously strange when a gargoyle talks to her. He tells her that there are two Princetons—the ordinary one and a magical one—and the Key opens the gate between them. But there are more secrets that surround Lily. Worse secrets.

When Lily enters the magical Princeton, she uncovers old betrayals and new dangers, and a chance at her dream becomes a fight for her life. Soon Lily is caught in a power struggle between two worlds, with her family at its center. In a place where Knights slay monsters, boys are were-tigers, and dragons might be out for blood, Lily will need all of her ingenuity and courage—and a little magic—to unite the worlds and unlock the secrets of her past and her future.

Three words to describe is book is:
Enchanting, cute, fun.
If I could use more words I would say:
 A cute read that will make you smile during a bad day. (Or a good one)

I connected with Lilly surprisingly well. I often find that in third-person books that I don't really care what happens to the characters. Enchanted Ivy read like a first-person book would, but with all the perks of third-person.

I can't say enough about the discription. It's REAL!  *dies*
 Here is a photo of the Literate Ape, who plays a part in the book. Reading and then putting a picture to everything Princeton made the book so much better. I really want to take a tour of Princeton now. (And walk through the gate! Graduating? Meh, too overrated.) 

Tye and Jake are both the perfect combo of sweet n' funny. The perfect guys... Enchanted Ivy needs a sequel! Were-tigers dominate vampires and were-wolves!

If you won't buy the book for the awesome story, buy it for the cover. It's a freaking work of art. It would rock if they made a poster out of it.
Judge this book by it's cover (unless you think it's ugly, then don't), I did, and I don't regret it!

1 comment:

  1. Nice review. I've had this book on my tbr pile for awhile. I need to read it! Have a great day!



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