Monday, December 14, 2009

Secret Society by Tom Dolby

****Secret Society by Tom Dolby****

Originality- 19/20
Characters- 17/20
Remembrance- 6/10
Quote-ability- 6/10
Entertainment- 16/20
Ending- 8/10
Recommend to read- 7/10
TOTAL- 79/100
Grade- C

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.

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Secret Society was very intriguing. It made me feel like there was a whole conpiracy theory to success.

The book did have a lot of unexplained things. I'm guessing there will be a continuation, so let's hope they get filled in then.

All of the characters held a certain appeal. I questioned several of their decisions, but they didn't make me feel crazy. At first I expected the majority of them to be mean and stuck up but that wasn't the case. Mostly they are confused about what was going on.

Being able to read from all of their points of view also gives you the upper hand. I was able to connect different things that were happening before the characters were.

I was completely fullfilled by this novel but it did keep me interested. If you like a good scandal then this book is for you.
-Amanda

2 comments:

Faye said...

sounds good! i've been wanting to read this one 4 a while.

Becky said...

This sounds a bit like The Luxe but with a contemporary setting. I guess I could be way off the mark with that idea though.