Sep 29, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Enchanted Ivy

Waiting on Wednesday recognizes that we as bookies pine for books. This post is about what I am impatiently waiting for right now. It was started by Jill at Breaking the Spin.

This week I am uber-excited to be featuring Enchanted Ivy by Sarah Beth Durst, which is set to arrive October 12th. This isn't her first novel, but it is definitely the first one of hers that has really gotten my attention. With a blurb like this, what's not to like?

What Lily Carter wants most in the world is to attend Princeton University just like her grandfather. When she finally visits the campus, Grandpa surprises her: She has been selected to take the top-secret Legacy Test. Passing means automatic acceptance to Princeton. Sweet!Lily's test is to find the Ivy Key. But what is she looking for? Where does she start? As she searches, Lily is joined by Tye, a cute college boy with orange and black hair who says he's her guard. That's weird. But things get seriously strange when a gargoyle talks to her. He tells her that there are two Princetons—the ordinary one and a magical one—and the Key opens the gate between them. But there are more secrets that surround Lily. Worse secrets.When Lily enters the magical Princeton, she uncovers old betrayals and new dangers, and a chance at her dream becomes a fight for her life. Soon Lily is caught in a power struggle between two worlds, with her family at its center. In a place where Knights slay monsters, boys are were-tigers, and dragons might be out for blood, Lily will need all of her ingenuity and courage—and a little magic—to unite the worlds and unlock the secrets of her past and her future.

From Goodreads

Seriously?! An alternate/sketchy reality version of the fourth oldest college in the US just sounds amazing. I have always loved looking at postcards of those older campuses because they are very representative of the time in which they were constructed. Back to Lily though, I am stoked about her story. I really want to get to know why it is so important to her to attend Princeton and what her guard is all about. So exciting! What are you waiting on this week?

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