Hardcover: 310 pages
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (October 12, 2010)
ISBN: 1416986456 (ISBN13: 9781416986454)
Setting: Princeton, New Jersey (United States)
What Lily Carter wants most in the world is to attend Princeton University just like her grandfather. When she finally visits the campus, Grandpa surprises her: She has been selected to take the top-secret Legacy Test. Passing means automatic acceptance to Princeton. Sweet!
Lily's test is to find the Ivy Key. But what is she looking for? Where does she start? As she searches, Lily is joined by Tye, a cute college boy with orange and black hair who says he's her guard. That's weird. But things get seriously strange when a gargoyle talks to her. He tells her that there are two Princetons—the ordinary one and a magical one—and the Key opens the gate between them. But there are more secrets that surround Lily. Worse secrets.
When Lily enters the magical Princeton, she uncovers old betrayals and new dangers, and a chance at her dream becomes a fight for her life. Soon Lily is caught in a power struggle between two worlds, with her family at its center. In a place where Knights slay monsters, boys are were-tigers, and dragons might be out for blood, Lily will need all of her ingenuity and courage—and a little magic—to unite the worlds and unlock the secrets of her past and her future.
(Description from Goodreads)
If I could describe this book with only two words, they would be "treasure hunt". Lily Carter has to find the Ivy Key to be accepted to Princeton, but she doesn't know what it is and she has no idea where to find it. Magical creatures will help her in her test that is much more dangerous than what she thought. She will discover a magical world, meet her soul mate, uncover dark secrets and learn about her true identity.
Enchanted Ivy is a predictable but lovely book and, even though I knew what was going to happen, I was glued to the pages of this enchanting read.
You can read the first chapter HERE