Review: London Prep Book 5: The Party by Jillian Dodd

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*We received this book in exchange for an honest review.*

After London Prep 4: The Key ended, we found ourselves impatiently waiting for October so we could get more Noah Williams and Mallory James. When we left Mallory, she was celebrating her 17th birthday and still conflicted over her feelings. In London Prep 5: The Party, Mallory finally gets the clarity she has been craving.

It’s the day of the party at Harry Brooks’s house and Mallory is anxious to meet his horrible family for the first time. Even though they aren’t together anymore, Mallory still agreed to pretend to be Harry’s date. To make things more complicated, Noah and Mallory have started to reconcile, making Mallory more nervous for what will happen that night.

At least she always has her best friend Mohammed to lighten the mood and keep everything fun. Mohammed, who has started to get closer to Naomi, still wants to just have as much fun as possible. Especially when it comes to taking care of his mates. When it comes to the boys’ club, things will never be boring.

Can we stop gushing about The Party long enough to write a book review? We’re going to try! While our regular readers know how much we love this series, book five is easily our favorite. We couldn’t put this book down!

We loved everything about this book! From the plot, to the character development, to the romance, every aspect was perfect…except that it ended on a cliffhanger. The ending was great, were just sad because we need more ASAP.

One aspect we really appreciated was Mallory gaining confidence. She had to throw her caution aside and tell everyone what she wanted. It was also fun watching her friendships grow with Naomi, Olivia and Mia. She’s really put her life back together this past week at Kensington.

Now, Noah is the star for us obviously. If possible, he became even more swoonworthy in this book. We’re obsessed with him being fully vulnerable for once. We shipped Noah and Mallory together from the beginning and hope to see more of their amazing moments in the next book.

Mia stood out to us well, because we got to know her a lot better. Dodd did a great job with Mia and her beginning a relationship with Sophia. We appreciate that there wasn’t a dramatic coming out plot, everyone, including her parents Gene and Helen, were immediately supportive of her new relationship.

The other characters always have us excited as well. While we think Harry is a fun guy and very sweet, we just don’t think he’s right for Mallory. Then there’s Mohammed, who is the needed comedic relief amongst the drama. He can turn any situation around and is always there for Mallory.

The one character we never need to meet: Mallory’s mom. While we’ve only seen snippets of her through phone calls, we can tell she is the absolute worst and so mean to her daughter. Mallory likes to say her mom just cares about appearances, but it’s a lot worse than that. The mom can stay in NYC.

The plot, like the other books, was a lot of fun. Even though more serious conversations were mixed in. There’s something about unsupervised teens and the crazy things that can happen.

We can’t recommend the London Prep series enough. Check out more from Jillian Dodd, the amazing indie author of this series. Hopefully we don’t have to wait too long for London Prep 6: The Country House.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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21 thoughts on “Review: London Prep Book 5: The Party by Jillian Dodd

  1. I’ve somehow entirely missed your previous reviews about these books, I think, and they sound so interesting. Drama + academia reminds me a little of Gossip Girl, which definitely piques my interest. I might have to pick them up!

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  2. Great review! I went back to one of your related posts to read the review of the series thus far and it sounds so, so dramatic and fun! I’m a sucker when it comes to drama and extravagant lifestyles. Thank you for introducing me to this series – I’ve already added it to my Goodreads list!

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