Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Book Review: Enchanted Ivy

TITLE: Enchanted Ivy
AUTHOR: Sarah Beth Durst
CATEGORY: Young adult
GENRE: urban fantasy, adventure
PREMISE: When Lily gets offered a once in the lifetime oppurtunity to get into Princeton, guarenteed she takes it. After all, it's just a test, right? However, this test ends up being life changing.
MY REVIEW: While this book could of used some polishing I definitely enjoyed it. It was nice seeing good old fashioned fantasy for a change instead of vampires or werewolfs. The book also had a great sense of humor in it, Lily was a nice spunky heroine, and I even liked the romance between her and Tye (who was hilarious).
But there were one or two issues. I felt the romance, while sweet, was a tad bit rushed. The ending was rather rushed as well and I sort of think some of the dialogue with the villian was cheesy (plus the villian kind of became obvious after awhile).
But for the most part, this is a fun book. If you're looking for a good old-fashioned fantasy minus vampires, werewolves, and angels this book is for you. It's fun and creative and convinced me to look into the author's other book Ice. I look forward to whatever else the author has in store for us in the future.
WHO SHOULD READ: fantasy fans, those tired of the current vampire/werewolf/angel thing going on
MY RATING: Four out of Five Princeton shirts

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