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  • Published: 1 November 2022
  • ISBN: 9780593303733
  • Imprint: RHUS Children's Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $19.99

The Ivies



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.

"The Plastics meet the Heathers in this murder mystery about ruthless Ivy League ambition." -Kirkus Reviews

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.

  • Published: 1 November 2022
  • ISBN: 9780593303733
  • Imprint: RHUS Children's Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $19.99

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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." -Kirkus Reviews "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." -Booklist "Quick pacing, dark humor, and deftly drawn characters distinguish this satirical thriller from Donne." -Publishers Weekly "This compelling thriller will have teens asking whether sacrificing one’s morals to get into college is worth it." -SLJ "The Ivies is ruthless, clever, and infectiously thrilling—I couldn’t put it down." -Dana Mele, author of People Like Us "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.” –J.Elle, New York Times bestselling author of Wings of Ebony "A timely and compelling examination of the maelstrom created when girls are pitted against their environment--and each other." -Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, author of All Eyes on Her and The Girls Are All So Nice Here Tense, twisty, and oh-so-addictive, The Ivies kept me guessing right up until the end.” –Emily Lloyd Jones, author of The Bone Houses and The Hearts We Sold   "A satisfying page-turner, full of surprises and dark humor." -Emily Arsenault, author of All the Pretty Things