When Ambrosia first arrives at prestigious college Wesleyan, she’s desperate to fit in. But Amb struggles to navigate the rules of this strange, elite world, filled with privileged ‘nice’ young women - until she meets the charismatic but troubled Sully, wit whom she forms and obsessive relationship.
Intoxicated by Sully’s charm and determined to impress her, Amb finds herself drawn deep in other new best friend’s dangerous manipulations. But if she wants to play Sully at her own game, Amb has no idea just how devastating the consequences will be.
The Girls Are All So Nice Here
I received a copy of this book from the publisher HQ and Netgalley in return for an honest review.
I devoured this book really in 2 days, I just was so invested in what happened, who was involved, and who was going to end up hurt in all of the craziness that takes place in this book. The story is set around Ambrosia who starts at a very prestigious college, and quickly realises she isn’t like the other girls there, especially Sloane, or Sully as she is known. Sully is a party girl who likes sex, drugs and dancing. But she’s a very manipulative girl, and gets girls to do her dirty work, and has boys lapping at her feet.
The book gives of a very ‘Mean Girls’ vibe, but a whole lot meaner. You can see how easily manipulated Amb is into doing the things Sully goads her into doing, things she doesn’t necessarily want to do, but the desire to be Sully’s friend is high. She ends up having a lot of sex with random strangers, ignoring friends, lagging at school and delves into alcohol and drugs.
The book flits between then and now, where Amb has received an invitation to her college reunion, and against her better judgement, she goes with her husband Adrian. But Adrian know nothing about what went on, about ‘Dorm Doom’, or Sully.
A really good book though with some twists and turns, and things that a make you question whether you even know what happened at all.
There are trigger warnings for assault, mental health, death in this book.
Thanks again to HQ, Netgalley and as always, the author, Laurie Elizabeth Flynn