Enchanted Ivy by Sarah Beth Durst
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Pub. Date: October 12th, 2010
Age Level: 14+
Source: For Giveaway from S&S. Yes I gave it away. I just read it first. Can you blame me? :P
Synopsis via Goodreads
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.
Lily and Jake; pg. 88-89
Below her, Jake called up, "Incoming--twelve o'clock!"
Lily looked up and saw a security guard jogging toward the gym. She bet he wasn't going to like the explanation that she was up here to talk with a gargoyle. "Jake? Remember how you're going to keep me from splatting on the pavement?"
Lily, Tye, and Dragon; pg. 117-118
She couldn't help smiling back at him. His tawny eyes were fixed on her as if her answer were all that mattered in the world. "Just back to the gate," she said.
"And only if you promise the dragon won't eat me."
The dragon spoke, "I wouldn't dream of it little Key. You are not flavored to my liking."
"Somehow I don't feel reassured," she said.
Tye held out his hand. "Trust me."
I didn't realize it until I went to type it but the second passage kinda reminds me of when Aladdin is trying to convince Jasmine to ride the magic carpet. Only this time it's a magic dragon. lol. This was a great read and I hope you'll pick it up for yourself. You can read my Review if you'd like to know more about it. :D
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Friday, November 19, 2010
Enchanted Ivy by Sarah Beth Durst
Posted by ~The Book Pixie at 11/19/2010 08:17:00 AM