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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Secret Society - A Review

Secret Society - Tom Dolby

Synopsis (From RedRoom.com):

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.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick and easy read. I liked the mystery surrounding the Society and all their members. In general I really loved the premise of the book. It was a refreshing change of pace from some of the books I normally read. I mean who doesn't ever wonder if clubs like this really exist. I know I have a time or two in my life.

I liked how Tom had characters from all walks of life and not just socialites. It made them seem more believable that way. I would love to learn more about the Societies earlier years and learn how it all came about. He gives you a little glimpse in the book but I would love more.

Secret Society had a little bit of everything, suspense, society fluff, romance, death, and secrets. I would recommend this to anyone who wants an evening of escape from their everyday lives.

4 comments:

Kaye said...

Wow, it sounds great! I love the cover.

Have a good holiday weekend.

Taschima Cullen said...

I want to read this one xD

Sandra Stiles said...

Sound really interesting. Another book to be added to my TBR pile.

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

I love books like this.