Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Rites of Spring (Break) by Diana Peterfreund

iconiconYet another series I've been plugging away at is Diana Peterfreund's Secret Society Girl series.  I just finished the third book, Rites of Spring (Break), a few nights ago, and I have to admit, it's my favorite so far.  I did really like the first two, Secret Society Girl and Under the Rose, but I really, really liked the romance that developed in this book.  I've always been a Poe fan (and no, I don't mean the author).

Whereas the first two books deal quite a bit with the fallout of letting women into Rose & Grave, the ultra-secret society at Eli University (whose patriarchs were not happy about going co-ed), this one is more about the pranks and in-fighting between the secret societies.  When Amy and her society brothers go to a private island on their spring break (one of the advantages to being a society member is having your own island), they think they're in for a relaxing vacation, but things get ugly when some of the pranks being played against them turn deadly.

Oh, and I mentioned a romance, didn't I?  Amy realizes that someone else in the society likes her, and as it turns out, has liked her for some time.  And when they finally get together, it's as... um... passionate as it was when they hated one another.  I think Amy may have found a good one this time — I like him more than either of her previous boyfriends in the first two books.

Because of the new romance, I'm really looking forward to the next book.  I have a few others before it on my to-be-read list, but I'll get to it soon!

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