Review: The Ivies


Title: The Ivies

Author: Alexa Donne

Release Date: May 25, 2021

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads


Synopsis from Goodreads: Everyone knows the Ivies: the most coveted universities in the United States. Far more important are the Ivies. The Ivies at Claflin Academy, that is. Five girls with the same mission: to get into the Ivy League by any means necessary. I would know. I’m one of them. We disrupt class ranks, club leaderships, and academic competitions…among other things. We improve our own odds by decreasing the fortunes of others. Because hyper-elite competitive college admissions is serious business. And in some cases, it’s deadly.


Alexa Donne delivers a nail-biting and timely thriller about teens who will stop at nothing to get into the college of their dreams. Too bad no one told them murder isn’t an extracurricular.


My Review: I love the whole prep/private school mystery genre so I was super excited to read this one and it did not disappoint! This is one of those stories that will suck you in and keep you reading! The mystery was really well done and it was super easy to suspect nearly everyone! The book is also a tiny bit ridiculous - I mean would people really kill each other just for a college spot? The author did a fantastic job developing each of the characters and giving them a lot of depth. Overall I really enjoyed it and if it sounds like it might interest you go for it!


*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*