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Young Adult Fiction 160
The Monarchs
(Updated: December 27, 2021)
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
4.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
4.0
This sequel picks up right where THE RAVENS ends. Scarlett Winter is now president of Kappa Rho Nu, the exclusive sorority house at Westerly College. It's also the place of the most powerful coven of witches. Only instead of Scarlett starting her presidency off with a bang, one mishap after another occurs. Vivi Devereaux, a freshman, gets what she's always wanted-sisters. A chance encounter on campus has her stumble into Tim, who might very well be a half-brother she never knew about. After an opening party goes terribly wrong, Rho Nu loses the chance to host the coveted Spring Fling event on campus. The sorority finds there might be others on campus with magic who want to destroy the sisterhood. An evil that longs to be finally released.

What worked: I totally devoured this sequel in two days. Action-packed, with suspense, mystery, and of course secrets and a possible evil presence that means to destroy Kappa Rho Nu.

In this sequel, Scarlett and her little Viv are not so much frenemies as sorority sisters. Mason, Scarlett's ex and now Viv's boyfriend struggle to make sense of Viv's total devotion to the sorority. And Jackson, the boy that Scarlett erased his memory of what he witnessed in the first book, now is acting strangely and wants nothing to do with her.

There's a new threat to Kappa Rho Nu-Maria, who out of nowhere seems to have her own powers. A cute new college transfer student Xavier has his eyes on Scarlett. He also has his own secrets. And of course, the family drama between Scarlett and her mother, a former Kappa Rho Nu president.

Kappa Rho Nu's magic is on the brink and this affects everyone, including the sorority sister's magical abilities. Add the mystery on who might be behind all the strange things happening to not only the sisters, but the house and you have one riveting read.

Witchy Pretty Little Liars meets Scream Queens this sequel is one fast-paced, action-packed story. I totally could see a TV series based on this very engaging series.
Good Points
1. Witchy Pretty Little Liars set in a sorority
2. Fast-paced, action packed
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