Over the course of the last two years, one of my favorite series has been Diana Peterfreund’s Ivy League series. Recently, the fourth and final book in the series, Tap and Gown, came out, and though I was sad to see the series end, it was nice to see how things worked out for all my favorite characters. The books make for great lazy summer day reading, so my first giveaway of the Summer Reading Blitz is a set of all four books in this series. The descriptions below are taken from the back covers of the novels.

Secret Society Girl: Elite Eli University junior Amy Haskel never expected to be tapped into Rose & Grave, the country’s most powerful- and notorious- secret society. She isn’t rich, politically connected, or… well, male. So when Amy receives the distinctive black-lined invitation with the Rose & Grave seal, she’s blown away. Could they really mean her?

Whisked off into an initiation rite that’s a blend of Harry Potter and Alfred Hitchcock, Amy awakens the next day to a new reality and a whole new set of “friends”- from the gorgeous son of a governor to an Afrocentric lesbian activist whose society name is Thorndike. And that’s when Amy starts to discover the truth about getting what you wish for. Because Rose & Grave is quickly taking her away from her familiar world of classes and keggers, fueling a feud, and undermining a very promising friendship with benefits. And that’s before Amy finds out that her first duty as a member of Rose & Grave is to take on a conspiracy of money and power that could, quite possibly, ruin her whole life. [See my review here]

Under the Rose: Amy Haskel made it into elite Eli University. Then she made it into the ultraselective Order of Rose & Grave. Now a senior, Amy is looking her future squarely in the eye- until someone starts selling society secrets. When a series of bizarre messages suggests conspiracy within the ranks and a female knight mysteriously disappears, no member of Rose & Grave is safe… or above suspicion.

On her side, Amy has a few loyal Diggirls- her fellow female Rose & Grave knights. Against her? Certainly it’s a group of Rose & Grave’s ΓΌberpowerful patriarchs who want their old boys’ club back. As new developments in her love life threaten to implode, and the case of the vanished Diggirl gets weirder by the moment, Amy will need to use every society trick she’s ever learned in order to get things right. Even if it means turning to old adversaries for help- or discovering that the real foes are closer than she’d thought… [See my review here]

Rites of Spring (Break): For Amy, a week of R&R on her secret society’s private island should be all fun in the sun- and an escape from an on-campus feud with a rival society that’s turned disturbingly personal. But along with her SPF 30 and a bikini, Amy is bringing a suitcase full of issues to remote Cadavor Key. Graduation from Eli University looms, not to mention buckets of unfinished business with a former flame and- most pressing of all- the sudden, startling transformation of a mysterious Rose & Grave patriarch from sheerly evil to utterly… appealing?

Just when Amy thinks spring break can’t get any less relaxing, a wacky “accident” puts everyone on edge. And that’s only the beginning, as the knights start to suspect that someone has infiltrated the island. With some major Rose & Grave secrets to be exposed, and the potential fallout enough to take down one of America’s most loathsome figureheads, it’s all “Bugaboo” can do to outwit the party crasher and get back to Eli alive. [See my review here]

Tap and Gown: For Amy, the countdown to graduation has begun, and suddently the perfect ending to a perfectly iconoclastic Eli career is slipping from her grasp. Her new boyfriend’s been made an offer he just can’t refuse. Her fellowship applications haven’t even been filed. And the student she’s chosen to take her place in Rose & Grave- the country’s most powerful and notorious secret society- seems to come complete with a secret life already intact.

Lunging toward the finish line, Amy finds trouble around every corner, from society intrigues and unlikely stalkers to former flames and mandatory science credits. Surely it couldn’t get worse… until Initiation Night explodes into a terrifying scene and into a last test of wits for a young woman just trying to make it out of the Ivy League in one piece. [review coming later this week]

The rules:

  1. This giveaway is open to all readers, both in the States and internationally. I will probably have to limit other giveaways to the United States and Canada, but I wanted to make sure to at least have one international giveaway.
  2. This giveaway is open until Wednesday, June 1o at 10:00 PM Pacific. I will be announcing the winner on Thursday, June 11.
  3. To enter, please leave a comment on this post. You must do this. For an additional entry, Tweet about the contest on Twitter with a link to this entry. If you include @shootingstarr7 to the Tweet, I will see it and note the additional entry. Please make sure to leave your Twitter username in your comment so I can make sure to credit you the additional entry. Thanks!