Tuesday, February 13, 2007

#15 Merilynn: The Sorority by Tamara Thorne

My Rating: 7 out of 10 stars

Eight years after attending Applehead Lake Cheerleading Camp, Merilynn Morris has returned to Greenbriar University and is accepted into the Gamma Eta Pi sorority, where she meets up with her old friends Eve and Samantha, and meets the sorority's enigmatic leader, Malory Thomas. Merilynn is intrigued by the local legends of the Greenbriar Ghost and Holly Gayle of the Lake. Combined with her occult talents and psychic leanings, the camp horrors the girls experienced years ago, and the mysterious deaths recently, Merilynn she's now more intrigued than ever to figure out what's really going on!

I liked this second book in the trilogy slightly more than the first one, if only because I liked Merilynn's character more than Eve's, and in this installment, we get to find out a lot more about her. She's also very witchy and psychic, more like myself, thus easier to relate to.

Though pretty spooky overall, the supporting characters add a great deal as well. Like Malory, who in addition to her scary role as priestess and sorceress, enjoys using cheesy sexual innuendo to get a rise out of others and then siphon their sexual energy like a vampire.

At only 204 pages, it's a fairly quick read, and with a fast-paced story line, I got through this book in a single day. As the second book of a trilogy though, I doubt it would stand up well on it's own, so you'll definitely want to read Eve: The Sorority first. I plan to read the third and final installment of the trilogy, Samantha: The Sorority, very soon.

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Camille Alexa said...

Nice to have found your review blog. I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of a couple of the books in your queue.