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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Review: Tap & Gown by Diana Peterfreund

Posted by Irish in Review1 Comment

Title: Tap & Gown
Publisher: Dell

Source: Library
Publication Date: 19 May 2009
Series or Standalone: Series
ISBN: 0385341946
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352

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Place(s) Traveled to: New Haven, Connecticut 
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
First Line: You’ve heard the legends, I’m sure.
Ivy League/Secret Society Series Order
Book 1 – Secret Society Girl
Book 1.5 – Poe in D.C. (click here to read)
Book 2 – Under the Rose
Book 2.1 – Banned From the Tomb (click here to read)
Book 2.2 – My Phi Beta Kappa Valentine (click here to read)
Book 2.3 – Poe at the Gates (click here to read)
Book 3.1 – A New Confession (click here to read)
Book 3.2 – Powerless (click here to read)
Book 4 – Tap & Gown
There are some series that I start and then I never read the last book because I don’t want the series to end. And then there are others where I simply devour the last book because to not do so is even more torturous than in having the series end. Tap & Gown falls into the second category. But also in part of the first as well because I was so so so sad to come to the final page.

This book was a terribly, wonderful, crazy, roller coaster ride and it made me feel all the feelings! Oh, the emotions!!! 

Tap & Gown starts pretty much immediately after Rites of Spring (Break) (my review) ends and oh what happy feels and warm fuzzies filled my heart as it began. There was this beautiful fuzzy cloud that I lived on that I didn’t really see the danger of how high I’d let myself get. Because let me tell you, when the rug got pulled out from under me it hurt hard when I feel and oh how my heart broke. Peterfreund is crazy good with the words and making you feel all the right feelings at all the right moments. 

Amy is her usual self in this book although a little less brave after the ending in Rites of Spring (Break)…which is totally understandable. She’s also under a lot of pressure preparing for graduation, working on her thesis, preparing for finals, and on top of all that trying to figure out what she’ll do next year. Its amazing that she didn’t crack from it all. Its a good thing that she has a good support system to help her carry on. 

Unlike, Rites of Spring (Break) this book was more like the first and second and wasn’t as serious. Which I am totally fine with. There was a small mystery contained within its pages but for the most part this book deals mostly with surviving final semester and choosing the new Diggers for Rose & Grave. I flew through the pages of this book and read it in a single sitting. Of all the Ivy League books this one was my favorite. Roller coaster ride and all. The worst thing about this book is that it is over. There is no more…not even a short story to ease the loss that comes when you turn the final page. After reading this one its going to be hard to fall for another book and so it makes choosing my next read a bit more difficult. I loved this book and can see myself re-reading it often. Its a definite must have on your self.

One Response to “Review: Tap & Gown by Diana Peterfreund”

  1. Ashley @ Book Labyrinth

    Yes, this was definitely my favourite of the series, and like you I was totally sad when it was finished! I’ll definitely re-read this whole series because I totally fell in love with the characters. =)