Being popular in high school is tough. Sure, it looks simple to all of the other students who want to be popular, but for those who are popular? Not so easy. Just ask Natalie Hargrove. She transferred to Palmetto her freshman year and was already trying to impress the popular crowd. By the time she became a junior, she was the "IT" girl.
And Palmetto is no easy place to be popular either. Their tradition is to crown the Palmetto Prince and Princess with a week long of activities to honor the "royal" couple that was chosen, including (but definitely not limited to) having a white horse drawn carriage transport the Prince and Princess to the Royal Ball... Who would want that stress?!
Natalie Hargrove. That's who.
Unfortunately, someone is getting in the way of her wish come true. J.B. Another contender to be the Palmetto Prince. Having to ride with him was not part of Natalie's plans. So she decides to make sure that her and her boyfriend for 3 years, Mike, are crowned the "royal" couple - no matter at what costs.
Natalie just wasn't aware of what those costs would be. Nor at what would be unveiled from her past when she makes those choices.
This was a good book. Not as good as Lauren Kate's series Fallen (which I absolutely adored). There is one similarity between this book and her series, though. They have mystery and suspense down to the last page.
I would definitely recommend this book. It is a fast read that will keep the reader's attention. And this is a single book - no waiting impatiently for the next in the series. Lauren Kate gave us a good mystery with high society demands of high school that would make the popular kids of high school today cringe.