REVIEW: By Invitation Only (Gilt #1) by Geneva Lee


By Invitation Only (Gilt #1)

by Geneva Lee

Release Date: May 31, 2016

Publisher: Ivy Estate

Summary from Goodreads:

In a world with too much money and not enough rules, anything goes. Welcome to Belle Mère, the most exclusive zip code outside the Las Vegas Strip. It’s every sinner’s fantasy and every good parent’s worst nightmare.

Emma Southerly doesn’t belong at Belle Mère Prep despite her new stepfather’s money. Not after she shunned her invite to the popular table, and especially not after what happened last summer. So when her best friend begs her to crash an invite-only, end of the year party, she should say no with a capitol H-E-L-L.

It’s just a party. What could go wrong?
Getting kicked out to start. Running into the man who destroyed your family.

Until she meets Jamie, who’s also hiding from the in-crowd. After spending the night with the cute stranger, Emma barely makes it home before news hits Belle Mère’s brunch tables. A body’s been found on the West estate, and Jamie is the number one suspect. But he couldn’t have done it…right?

Emma isn’t sure she can trust him or the rest of Belle Mère. After all, no one is safe when everyone is a liar.


First of all, to be honest, I wasn’t expecting that this book would be so good. At first, I thought it was just okay. I thought it would be just like other teen book. Until it got me so hooked on it.

I loved it! I love how it was narrated like it was just talking straight to me. I love how the events happened. I love how simply it was written, I mean in a good way, because it was not a pressuring read. It was a light read, but it was a great read.

I was so hooked on reading it that I read it in just one sitting; and even after reading it, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I CANNOT WAIT TO READ THE SECOND INSTALLMENT! If you’re on a reading slump, I recommend that you read this. It’s a page turner. It’s fast paced. The story is really good. It’s unique. I mean, it has romance and friendship and family and high school life blues and murder. Wow. It’s a package, my dear. There’s no reason for you not to read it.

If you think that this is just the typical teenager book, IT’S NOT. It has a deeper sense. The way that family was shown in this novel is motivational. (I can’t explain because I want to make this review spoiler-free. 😛

I recommend this book to EVERYONE.




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Geneva Lee is the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author of The Royals Saga. When she isn’t writing, you’ll find her traveling, buying unnecessary shoes, or drinking champagne. Her debut novel Crewel, written as Gennifer Albin, was a YALSA Teens Top 10 read and a BEA buzz pick. She lives in Kansas City with her family.

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**A review copy was provided in exchange of an honest review.**


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