Friday, September 24, 2010

The Secret Society of the Pink Crystal Ball Review

The Secret Society of the Pink Crystal Ball by Risa Green
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: September 14, 2010
Source: Publisher

The crystal ball will give you answers about love and life... but at what price?

Smart and sexy-"smexy," as termed in the novel-Risa Green's fabulously original, warm, and funny teen debut follows a trio of best friends as they navigate love, lies, school, and family-with some unlikely supernatural help. Erin inherits a plastic crystal ball and a set of cryptic instructions from her free-spirited aunt. Erin and her two best friends laughingly give it a try and discover that this particular crystal ball has an uncanny knack for being accurate-but as with all magic, it comes with limits and a price.


The Secret Society of the Pink Crystal Ball was an interesting and fun YA debut that had me smiling throughout. The main characters were spunky and original and I loved the plot line.

The main character, Erin, was awesome. She was by no means perfect and I loved reading about her different experiences and how she overcame the different hurtles that entered her life. She’s very smart and independent but is also a great friend. Reading about her friendships with Lindsay and Samantha was one of my favorite parts of the book. The girls were so different yet they just connected and truly understood each other.

When Erin’s crazy aunt dies and leaves her a plastic crystal ball Erin dismisses it as being another odd thing done by her kooky aunt. Luckily, Erin never turns down a challenge and as she starts to realize the mysterious instructions that came with the crystal ball could really be a message from her late aunt and that the crystal ball could be more than a toy her life changes drastically.

Erin’s life is turned topsy-turvy when she starts to become more involved with the ball, soon her friendships with Lindsay and Samantha are tested and she begins to fear that if she doesn’t figure out the rest of the clues things could go terribly wrong.

Although some negative things occur, other parts of Erin’s life are thriving. Particularly her love life. Jesse Cooper seems like the kind of guy that a “smexy” girl like Erin Channing would never talk to, but they’re surprisingly similar. I loved watching Erin and Jesse’s interactions and seeing how their relationship was slowly turning into something more than friendship.

Risa Green wrote a fun and flirty novel that had more serious undertones but proved how important it is to stay true to the people you love.

I overall really enjoyed The Secret Society of the Pink Crystal Ball. It was original and hard to put down and the characters are very memorable. I can’t wait to see what she writes next!

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars


  1. I've never heard of this book but it looks really cute! Gonna have to look for this one. Great Review!

  2. Same here! This sounds like a very enjoyable read, going to put it on my TBR list :)

  3. I love the title and the cover! And seems like a fun read. Great review. =)

  4. I really want to read this one, I heard of it before and it just sounds fun.

  5. That cover is wonderful and with it all being unique I kind of want to read it. Great review, Kelsey!


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