July 23rd, 2009

Lauren

Tom Dolby's Secret Society!


  
 Remember the times (like yesterday) that you went to your favorite author's blog/LiveJorunal and they STILL have not updated. I mean, come on! Why are you doing? Quit leaving us hanging!
I now understand why. Or at least I think I do and this can be my excuse for not updating this sooner.
A.) Author's are busy.
B.) There is this undening force
that holds you against your will so you just CAN'T go to LIveJournal. That's my reason. (Good, no?)

Anyway, let's get on with the review, shall we?

“Lush, delicious, and decadent like the best New York novels, Secret Society combines Edith Wharton flair with Wes Anderson-style wit in an addictive, adventure-filled read. Get initiated now!”

-Melissa de la Cruz,
New York Times bestselling author of Blue Bloods


This is from his blog.
The flap says:

Secrets, secrets are no fun.
Secrets, secrets hurt someone…

An eccentric new girl. A brooding socialite. The scion of one of New York’s wealthiest families. A promising filmmaker. As students at the exclusive Chadwick School, Phoebe, Lauren, Nick, and Patch already live in a world most teenagers only dream about.

They didn’t ask to be Society members. But when three of them receive a mysterious text message promising success and fame beyond belief, they say yes to everything. Even to the harrowing initiation ceremony in a gritty warehouse downtown, and to the ankh-shaped tattoo they’re forced to get on the nape of their necks.

Once they’re part of the Society, things begin falling into place for them. Week after week, their ambitions are fulfilled. It’s all perfect—until a body is found in Central Park with no distinguishing marks except for an ankh-shaped tattoo.

Tom Dolby makes his teen fiction debut with this riveting novel about a dangerous Society so secret that once you get in, you can never get out.




       I was fortunate enough to get my hands and a ARC (Advanced Reader's Copy) of Secret Society by Tom Dolby and I'm very happy I did!
  I think this will be his first young adult series and he did very good with it!
  Secret Society takes place in Manhattan and is in the point of views of Nick, a rich party planner, Phoebe, the new kid and a young artist, Lauren (my name!) who is an aspiring jewelry designer, and Patch, a young filmmaker. Yes, these character are on the rich side but none of them can be considered shallow and I love there realistic personalities! Plus I love the bromance going on with Nick and Patch.;)
Usually I stay away from books that might be confusing, which usually involves a lot of POVs but this changed my mind! Tom was able to come up with a rich plot with so much to it and so many characters but it flowed wonderfully. There were several times I had to look back to see who's prospective I was in but that's the case in most books with switching prospective.
This is a book where you pick it up planning to read one chapter but an hour later you've read much more than one chapter!
Unfortunately I have to wait longer until the sequel but I'm glad I am one of the first to read Secret Societies.

Song recommendation:
I'm not sure if this really matches with the book totally but it came to mind and I listened to it a lot while reading this.
Caught by the River- Doves

Okay, I must apologies! I wrote this really fast so there was a lot of errors. I'm not challenged in any way I just did not pay attention!
Sorry. It's fixed.



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