Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday 19! And Series Recommendation!

Hi Everyone!!!!!!

How are you? 
Its almost Thanksgiving! What are you thankful for? 

I am thankful for the successful opening weekend last weekend for the play I am acting in, my wonderful blogging friends, Richelle Mead deciding to have Adrain and Sydney both have points of view in The Fiery Heart and brilliant books.

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine
It is the perfect way to spread camaraderie to fellow book lovers. 

Today I am waiting on:

Scandal by Lauren Kunze (Book 4!)
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: Feburary 26, 2013



You know you're not the author of the "Ivy Insider" articles.
But how are you going to prove it?

Callie Andrews returns from spring break to find herself facing expulsion. Someone has framed her as the author of a series of anonymous articles vilifying an elite social club and now, unless she can prove her innocence, she can kiss her college education good-bye. So who is the Ivy Insider?

the girl who has had it out for Callie since day one

the guy who told her he loved her (at least she thought she heard that) but then he vanished in the middle of the night

his friendship supersedes his hatred for social clubs—right?

Callie's best frenemy

. . . or is it someone else entirely? Callie's made more than a few enemies during her freshman year, but can she count on her true friends—and the (missing, just-maybe-meant-to-be) love of her life—to pull through?

(Synopsis and cover photo graciously provided by Goodreads!)

Why oh why?

First, Thy Ivy by Lauren Kunze is available for free on Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble Nook till November 16st!!!!!! Just click the blue words and you can start this delightful series immediately! 

There are few times in my life where I completely escape from my reality (busy life) and live vicariously in another person's life for awhile. One is when I act on stage and the other is whenever I read the first three books in the Ivy Series. Others unforgettable books have come close to the Ivy Series's esteem but not completely. 

Is it because of the series marvelous story? 


Is it because of Lauren Kunze's stylish and sophisticated writing style? 


Is it because of its captivating character interactions and miscommunications? 


Is it because its surprising story directions into financial difficulties?


Is it because of Gregory Bolton, Mimi, Vanessa, Matt, Grace, Callie, Clint and OK?


There is no series I would recommend higher then the Ivy Series. It is one of the many reasons I started blogging after all. I was eagerly anticipating the third book, Rivals, so much last January (thinking about it everyday) that I figured blogging would be a good way to distract myself from the painful days awaiting the book. Blogging accomplished that need and more!

 I am proud that my first review ever was written about Secrets, the second book in the series and my favorite book of 2011 because I began my blogging experience with a meaningful and life-loving book. I still re-read the Limerick scene wherever I have a chance, laugh at the hilarious one liners and marvel at Kunze use of literary techniques. The prisoner dilemma chapter in Secrets is also not one to miss!   

So, I cannot recommend the Ivy Series enough. Read it! 
I would love to chatter about its marvelousness with you!

My predictions for Scandal!

Sweet, beautiful and heartbroken Alessandra is the Ivy insider. 
Gregory and Callie are finally going to be together.
I am going to fall even more in love with Gregory Bolton then I already am.
Evil Lexi is going to finally show her benevolent side. 
Scandal is going to be as unforgettable as the first three books in the series. 
I believe Scandal's green cover matching my blog design so well must be a sign!

Thanks for reading!


  1. I totally missed the release of the third book in this series! Will have to check out all the sequels so I can be up to date on what's going on.

  2. Congrats on the play, Rach! And I haven't heard of this but I hope you get it soon!

    1. Thanks Mandee!!! The play is called Seven Sisters and its amazing. I hope you try and love The Ivy series soon! :0

  3. Ooooo it's free right now? *RUNS TO KINDLE* Clearly I've been missing out by not reading this series. Thanks for the heads up Rachel!!!

    1. You're welcome Jenny! I hope you come to adore this series too!

  4. I haven't ever heard of this series before but I'm already convinced that I need to give it a go. Thanks for putting it on my radar, Rachel! :)

  5. I haven't heard of The Ivy before but because HarperTeen was offering for free, I totally snagged it. I can't wait to read it! Hopefully I'll fall for the series :)

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books

  6. Oh I love seeing your passion for this series Rachel, just from reading your post I know this is a series I must definitely check out! Thanks for bringing it to my attention. :)

  7. Oh, this sounds amazing Rachel, and FREE!! What's not to like! Great choice and thanks! :)

  8. Rachel, I ADORE your enthusiasm and did you say it's FREE? Well, that and the terrific synopsis guarantees it as an immediate add to my TBR pile. :) Thanks for sharing, hon!

  9. How is it I don't know about this series? Thanks for the freebie alert!

  10. Aww, Rachel, you're just beyond adorable! <3 Maybe you should change your blog design every time a new cover of the ivy series comes out just to match it hehe. Well, just a suggestion. ;) But yes, it must be a destiny of some kind of thing like that! x)

    This series sounds incredible! Can't believe that I haven't given it second thought until now. And you mentioned that you act in stage? Aww, that's amazing, Rachel! <3 My best friend is an actress as well so I'm so used to theater life hehe. x)

    PS: Did you get my reply to your second email? I replied few weeks ago. I'm totally interested to do the guest post! <3 *nods excitedly*

  11. OMG OMG OMG THE FIERY HEART. NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE MY EXCITEMENT. ADRIAN POV *SQUEALS!!!!* Anyway. moving on to the purpose of this post.... :D

    I missed the freebie ebook of The Ivy, but I'm definitely still interested in checking out the series, especially since you seem to love it so much!! One of the reasons you started blogging? That's enough to convince me!



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