Ivy League Series by Diana Peterfreund

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I hereby confess, Diana Peterfreund’s Ivy League series is not for me. It pains me to make this confession since this is a new adult series that has been highly recommended by several friends. I wanted to love it as much as they seemed to, but unfortunately, I just couldn’t relate to all the secret society drama. I felt that all the Rose and Grave issues were petty and I wanted the characters to focus on more important things. As a result, I wasn’t invested in the characters as much as I would have liked. When I was reading the first book, I thought Amy’s voice was funny and I was also curious about her love interest but those weren’t enough to sustain my interest. I read the first three books in the series and skimmed the last one just to find out what happened in the end. Even though I didn’t fall in love with the series, I’m glad I finally gave it a try since I’ve been curious about it for a while now. We can’t all like the same books so I would still recommend this to fans of books with a college setting or readers who find secret societies intriguing. Personally, I enjoyed Sarina Bowen’s Ivy Series a lot more.

Reading order for the Ivy League series by Diana Peterfreund:
Secret Society Girl
Under the Rose
Rites of Spring Break
Tap and Gown

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5 thoughts on “Ivy League Series by Diana Peterfreund

  1. I’m sorry it didn’t work for you, Chachic. Hope you didn’t feel like it was a huge waste. I spent the majority of the first book alternately creeped out and enraged at the ridiculousness of the whole secret society thing. But once I got into book two I grew incredibly fond of the whole crew. As you say, we can’t all love the same books.

    • I didn’t feel it was a waste of time because I satisfied my curiosity. 🙂 I’ve been meaning to try reading the series because of all the feedback that it’s received so it’s good that I was able to do so, even if it didn’t really work for me. We can’t really predict how we’ll react to certain books until we’ve read them.

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