Title: Secret Society
By: Tom Dolby
Level: Young Adult Fiction
An eccentric new girl. A brooding socialite. The scion of one of New York’s wealthiest families. A promising filmmaker. As students at the exclusive Chadwick School, Phoebe, Lauren, Nick, and Patch already live in a world most teenagers only dream about.
They didn’t ask to be Society members. But when three of them receive a mysterious text message promising success and fame beyond belief, they say yes to everything. Even to the harrowing initiation ceremony in a gritty warehouse downtown, and to the ankh-shaped tattoo they’re forced to get on the nape of their necks.
Once they’re part of the Society, things begin falling into place for them. Week after week, their ambitions are fulfilled. It’s all perfect—until a body is found in Central Park with no distinguishing marks except for an ankh-shaped tattoo.
I have to admit that cover of this novel is was first turned my eye on this particular book. Although, I have to say that the cover and the book description did not live up to my expectations. I found this story line to be intriguing of secret societies and such, but I never found a point in this story that it just grabbed my attention and carried me through the rest of the story. It was a constant struggle for me to stay interested in the outcome. This would not be a book that I could whole heartedly recommend to my friends. Sorry for the negative review. This will be a Second Chance Giveaway shortly be on the lookout if you are truly interested in giving it a try.