The Ivy by Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur

I got this book because one day, there was a notification on my Facebook wall about a free book and I am almost always incapable of turning a free book down. There was really nothing about the book summary that made me think I’d fall in love.

I didn’t fall in love. This isn’t a book that is made to be fantastic, a classic, something that tears at your heart. It’s supposed to be a “reality” show in book form. It definitely fit that bill. Unfortunately, I don’t watch reality shows and I’m not a huge fan of reality show books.

There’s nothing really wrong with The Ivy It’s just not my cup of tea. There wasn’t really much character development or much of a plot. It was like taking a peek into the lives of a few Harvard freshmen as they try to tackle the academics and social areas of college.

The guys are written to be swoon-worthy, but I’m only feeling lukewarm on them. The outside may be impressive, but I’d like a bit more substance. You can only stare at a pretty face for so long before you start to get a little bored.

Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy the break from my usual type of books to read The Ivy, and I’ll probably read at least the sequel the next time I’m looking for something quick to read. Just because this book isn’t for me doesn’t mean it’s bad, in any way, shape, or form. It just means it’s not for me. If you’re a fan of the reality shows that just follow the lives of a group of people, or books like the Gossip Girl series, then you’ll probably enjoy this book a lot more than I did.

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