Title: Prep School Confidential
Author: Kara Taylor
Synopsis: Anne Dowling practically runs her exclusive academy on New York’s Upper East Side—that is, until she accidentally burns part of it down and gets sent to a prestigious boarding school outside of Boston. Determined to make it back to New York, Anne could care less about making friends at the preppy Wheatley School. That is, until her roommate, Isabella’s body is found in the woods behind the school. When everyone else is oddly silent, Anne becomes determined to uncover the truth no matter how many rules she has to break to do it. With the help of Isabella’s twin brother Anthony, and a cute classmate named Brent, Anne discovers that Isabella wasn’t quite the innocent nerdy girl she pretended to be. But someone will do anything to stop Anne’s snooping in this fast-paced, unputdownable read—even if it means framing her for Isabella’s murder.
Review: This book was so fun! I’ve never been a huge fan of mysteries, but I enjoyed this one a lot!
Enter Anne, upper East side prep school queen B. She sets fire (accidentally) to her prep school and her parents send her to boarding school to hide her/appease the school/save face. Anne can hold her own at her new school, but she instead befriends her nerdy, quirky roommate… who gets killed just a week later.
WHO DUN IT. That’s what I wanted to know through the entire thing. There were lots of red herrings and everyone was basically set up to take the fall, but the one who actually did do it… really surprised me! And I loved that I didn’t call it. Nothing bothers me more than calling a plot twist halfway through the book.
I loved how gutsy Anne was. She didn’t really know her roommate, but she liked her and wanted to find out the truth.
The only thing that I didn’t really care for, and why I gave it a 4 instead of a 5, was the love story in it. I honestly didn’t feel that it was needed, and while it was really light, it could have just not been there. I don’t know, I just wasn’t feeling it… but the rest of the relationships, the friends, and the twists between them all, totally worked for me.
I can’t wait for the next one!!!
I received this from Netgalley and wrote an honest review to say thank you!