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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fresh New Voice of YA- Secret Society by Tom Dolby

Secret Society by Tom Dolby
"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."- summary from Amazon

I really enjoyed The Secret Society; the mystique and intrigue in the story kept me turning pages. It is a bit slow for most of the book but the ending more than makes up for it with its creepiness. It left me craving the sequel, which unfortunately won't be out until next year, I think. I loved reading about the four main characters- Patch, Lauren, Nick, and Phoebe. They all had such different backgrounds and passions and it was fun reading about each one, as well as how their paths intertwined throughout the book. I love the idea of a secret society and it was so much fun reading this book. Definitely check it out!

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