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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Review: Diplomatic Immunity

Diplomatic Immunity Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars


This book is an interesting novel about love and diplomatic immunity.

Summary from Overdrive:
Raucous parties, privileged attitudes, underage drinking, and diplomatic immunity . . . it's all part of student life on Embassy Row.

Piper Baird has always dreamed of becoming a journalist. So when she scores a scholarship to exclusive Chiswick Academy in Washington, DC, she knows it's her big opportunity. Chiswick offers the most competitive prize for teen journalists—the Bennington scholarship—which would ensure her acceptance to one of the best schools in the country.

Piper isn't at Chiswick for two days before she witnesses the extreme privilege of the young and wealthy elite who attend her school—and realizes that access to these untouchable students just might give her the edge she'll need to blow the lid off life at the school in a scathing and unforgettable exposé worthy of the Bennington.

The key to the whole story lies with Rafael Amador, the son of the Spanish Ambassador—and the boy at the center of the most explosive secrets and scandals on Embassy Row. Rafael is big trouble—and when he drops into her bedroom window one night, asking for help, it's Piper's big chance to get the full scoop. Except Piper discovers that despite his dark streak, Rafael is smart, kind, funny, and gorgeous—and she might have real feelings for him. How can she break the story of a lifetime if it will destroy the boy she just might love?

I was really conflicted about my feelings for this book. Some parts were good, others were useless and annoying. I kind of get how it is lower rated on Goodreads, but think someone who likes Ally Carter books would really like this one.

Piper is just a poor girl. She falls for Rafael at her new private school (she got a scholarship). Rafael is the son of the Spanish ambassador. He and Piper become closer, but it isn't exactly a love at first site thing.

This whole while, Piper is writing a story about Rafael. She just wants a good story, and doesn't really think about how it could hurt him. She sneaks into his parties and gets closer to him to get a good scoop. I liked reading about the undercover stuff of sorts, but it was lame how she was being so mean to him.

Rafael also annoyed me with his "diplomatic immunity". He could get away with anything that he wanted (at least almost anything.) This made him careless, with his life and others.

Overall, this book left me with mixed feelings. If you think it is something you would like, it is published today!

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