Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The Trust by Tom Dolby
The Trust by Tom Dolby
"Who can you trust when everything is secrets and lies?
It's a new semester at the Chadwick School, and even with the ankh tattoos that brand them, Phoebe, Nick, Lauren, and Patch are hoping for a fresh start. Each day, however, they are reminded of their membership as new Conscripts in the Society. The secret group that promised to help them achieve their every dream has instead turned their lives into a nightmare.
Exclusive membership lost its luster as the Society revealed its agenda to them and two of their classmates were found dead. Now they can't help but wonder: Who's next? While they search for the elusive truth about the Society, the Conscripts are forced to face their darkest fear—that they truly can't get out.
Will Nick and Phoebe's new relationship endure this strain? Can Patch and Nick's longtime friendship survive the truth that will come to light? The deceptions of the group's leaders, once trusted friends, and family will test these four as they fight to leave the Society behind."- summary from Amazon
I absolutely loved the first book in this series, Secret Society, and it's been a long wait to find out what happens next. It was worth the wait. Even though it had been a while since I'd read the first book (Sept. 2009), Dolby caught me up easily with everything that had happened.
What really intrigues me is the whole idea of a secret society, especially when it also includes some Egyptian mythology, so these books are right up my alley. I also really enjoy the four main voices in the book (and an occasional fifth, Thad) and Dolby separates them well.
Some serious stuff goes down in this book and it really kept the pages flipping. I would find myself having read 80 pages in like half an hour, which never happens. The ending was great and for me, it was satisfactory. I know there's more books coming because there is more to tell and uncover, but I felt like there wasn't this huge cliffhanger, which helps because then I didn't have to shout at the book (yes, I've done this before).
Overall, a thrilling sequel in a fascinating series. It's fun reading about rich people in secret societies doing dastardly things! Definitely check this series out!
FTC: Received ARC from publisher. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.