Monday, January 14, 2013

Secret Society Girl by Diana Peterfreund

Secret Society Girl by Diana Peterfreund is the story of a college girl who is, much to everyone's surprise, tapped for her school's most exclusive secret society.

Amy Haskel, student at the prestigious Eli University, fully expects to be tapped for the not-particularly-prestigious literary society, and she's fine with that. When she gets an anonymous phone call demanding that she appear in a certain place at a certain time, she thinks she knows what to expect. When she gets to her meeting, however, she finds that the call was not from the people she had expected to hear from -- instead, slightly sinister strangers who seem to be privy to all of the details of her life start questioning her in a probing (and somewhat insulting) manner. Amy soon finds that she is in far over her head: Rose and Grave, the super-exclusive (and formerly all-male) secret society that is rumored to have influence over everything major that happens in the country, has decided to start initiating women. But not everyone is happy to see Amy and the other female initiates join the club: certain powerful alumni might threaten Amy's carefully planned future if she doesn't agree to meekly back away from membership in Rose and Grave. Unfortunately for them, Amy is anything but meek . . . .

This was a fairly fun light read, but I find I don't really feel any particular urge to continue with the series. If you're intrigued, by all means check this book out. I did find it a timely read, in that there seems to be a lot of buzz in the publishing world (or at least on some of the blogs I follow) about the so-called "New Adult" genre, or books written for the age range just above YA. This book would fall into that category, though in the past I would have just called it chick lit and thought nothing of it.

(Reviewed from a copy borrowed through my library system.)

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