I'm just a sucker for this series already! Even when things seem a bit far-fetched, I still find myself not wanting to put it down. In this installment, we're still following Amy's journey at Eli college and the drama she's involved in with her secret society membership. This time there's a traitor that is leaking information that could be potentially damaging and it is having a huge impact on all of the society members. I felt really bad for Amy a few times because it seemed like so many people in her life were not what they seemed. On the negative side, I had a little trouble suspending my disbelief at some things at times. In the first novel, for some reason, it all seemed totally plausible to me. But, this time around, I was a little surprised at some of the things I was expected to swallow. However, it was entertaining and I look forward to reading more of this series. Even if we can no longer follow Amy and the established characters, I would still be interested. :)
It's just so hard to find an intelligent, funny, and suspenseful series, which is why I adore Diana Peterfreund's IVY LEAGUE novels. They contain everything I want in a series about college students: secrets, romantic entanglements, and pages and pages of side-splitting collegiate conversation.
Amy is engaging, wry, and endearingly stumbling through life as a secret society member at an elite university. She is dynamic and can hold her own in any situation. But the brilliant characterization doesn't stop there. Every character has his or her own personality. Likewise, the plot is intricate and clearly shows the amount of time that went into planning and writing Amy's world.
UNDER THE ROSE is a thriller/mystery story for the estrogen-prone, chick lit for the brainy.
A great suspensful story set at a college campus; I enjoyed it more than the first book in this series.
A great continuance of the series-can't wait for the next book in the series!