The Society

“The Society” is about a girl named Samantha, who’s been bulled by her ex best-friend and Queen Bee, Jessica, for the last three years because her father went to jail for insider trading. To get revenge, Samantha wants to bring down Jessica and her elite club, The Society.

Samantha was a very relatable character, and I found myself connecting with her in more ways than one. Sometimes I didn’t understand why she made certain decisions. Certain things she did felt “out of character” or didn’t go with her personality, but overall I liked her.

I liked the novel, but it could have been better. It had a great premise, but it wasn’t executed very well. Instead of focusing on the interesting parts of the novel like taking down the club for instance, it focused on unnecessary romance drama. This book felt character-driven, like it focused more on Sam’s home, school and romance life, instead of focusing on the plot. If this was a coming-of-age story then that’s fine, but it wasn’t. It was about revenge and bringing down “The Society” and her bully, but that was completely overshadowed by the romance arc.

Overall, it’s a quick read, with predictable tendencies, but it’s still a good read if you don’t mind an overpowering romance subplot.

Book Blurb for The Society

Welcome to Trinity Academy’s best-kept secret.

The Society.

You’ve been handpicked by the elite of the elite to become a member. But first you’ll have to prove your worth by making it through Hell Week.

Do you have what it takes?

It’s time to find out.

Samantha Evans knows she’d never get an invite to rush the Society—not after her dad went to jail for insider trading. But after years of relentless bullying at the hands of the Society’s queen bee, Jessica, she’s ready to take down Jessica and the Society one peg at a time from the inside out.

All it’ll take is a bit of computer hacking, a few fake invitations, some eager rushees…and Sam will get her revenge.

Let the games begin.

Night Owl Reviews May, 2016 3.50