Readers of Karen M. McManus and Holly Jackson will want to enroll in this boarding school thriller about a group of prep school elites who would kill to get into the college of their dreams–literally.
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.
Advance Praise for The Ivies
“The Plastics meet the Heathers in this murder mystery about ruthless Ivy League ambition….A thrilling boarding school story with a satirical edge.”
“Donne pens a thrilling novel set in the world of competitive, hyper-elite college admissions, combining romance, suspense, and mystery into one thrilling story that closes with a twist.“
“Quick pacing, dark humor, and deftly drawn characters distinguish this satirical thriller from Donne. Myriad twists and Olivia’s keen detective work propel the mystery to a cynical, gratifying close.”
“Tense, twisty, and oh-so-addictive, The Ivies kept me guessing right up until the end.”
“The Ivies is ruthless, clever, and infectiously thrilling—I couldn’t put it down. Donne’s prose is razor sharp with a wicked wit. The plot careens at a whiplash pace toward the breathtaking finale. A genuine stunner.”
“Donne unravels elite college admissions with a bitter blend of privilege, high pressure, competitiveness…and murder, in this twisty, page-turning thriller. A definite one-sitting read.”