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.
Gah, I love reading Sarah Beth Durst books! They're so fantastic, and in they're in worlds that I just want to spend more time in! And it sucks that we can't, but that just means that we have to treasure the time that we do have with them all the more!
Lily has this challenge, to find a key, and it's something that changes her life. Because there's so much more to the world, to Princeton, then she thought, and she discovers all this, and reading that, was just so fun and fantastic!
A world of a magic Princeton, with bad blood between our world and the magical one, and all that other things, and Lily is right in the middle of it! So watching her deal with it, was a really fun thing to do, I really enjoyed all of that!
I really loved that ending, of getting what the good guys wanted, beating the bad guys, finding out who their friends were, even through the hard times, and then yeah, having worked out something that worked better then the old system! Really great ending!
This was such a great book! I loved it so much, it was so great to read it!
Author: Sarah Beth Durst
Read: December 13th, 2012
Reason Why: Loved Ice, and it sounded really good!
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Published: October 12th 2010