21 April 2012

Rivals by Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur

Rivals by Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur
The Ivy #3
Release Date: March 6, 2012
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Rating: Essential

Callie Andrews returns for her second semester at Harvard determined to do better than the previous fall, where those Bs on her report card seemed pretty good compared to the state of her extracurriculars (F, as in if at first you don’t succeed, you should probably stop trying), friendships (C-minus, since she and former BFF Vanessa are still on thin ice), and love life (D, as in don’t even go there). But various campus rivalries soon threaten to thwart Callie’s resolve. Will Callie ever be a match for Grace Lee, the take-no-prisoners managing editor; Alessandra, the gorgeous transfer student; Clint, the guy who might just be too perfect and Gregory, the guy who may never be perfect enough.

Callie will face some of the toughest choices imaginable: in friendships, in loyalties, and in love. The pressure to pick a side—and a suitor—has never been higher. But will she and her friends choose well? - Goodreads

I'm not sure where this book rates in the series so far, because I absolutely love every single one of them. I'm not sure if I ever want this series to end.

I love Callie and her character growth since the first book has been amazing. I can't wait to see where she goes in the future.

I won't spoil you on what happens between the characters, but I love what happened with several of the relationships in this book. The characters that I hated turned out to be the bad guys, which was awesome because it kind of gave me an excuse to want to kill them. I absolutely love Gregory, and I am dying to know what happens with him in the next book.

As always, I love the little sections from the magazines that were at the beginning of each chapter. They were hilarious, and I really like trivia like this.

This is a great spring and summer read, especially as all the characters went away for Spring Break and we got to see what they got up to then. After the ending of this, I am now SO BLOODY EXCITED for the next book. Is it the final one? I don't know, but I certainly hope not.

The Ivy series: 
1. The Ivy
2. Secrets
3. Rivals
4. Scandal

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