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The Exchange

(London Prep #1)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  1,195 ratings  ·  214 reviews
London Prep—where the boys are as cute as their accents.

When my parents told me that I’d be spending three weeks at a London prep school on a student exchange my junior year, I was furious. I love New York. My school. My friends. And I didn’t want to leave. But after some not-so-subtle insistence about experiencing a new culture, gaining worldly knowledge, and the fact tha
Published March 19th 2020 by Swoonworthy Books
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Feb 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 stars

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London Prep—where the boys are as cute as their accents.

Jillian Dodd does YA romance and high school drama so well. When I saw she was writing a new series set at a private school in London, I knew I had to get my hands on it. London Prep is one of those books you won’t be able to put down. I devoured it! 

Mallory James is a high school student from NYC who gets sent to London for a student exchange program. The host family she’s staying with for three weeks has a son he
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
Jillian Dodd is the undisputable Queen of YA stories and London Prep reaffirms that with plenty of teenage angst to keep me eagerly turning each page.

Mallory has been sent to London for a three week homestay / school experience. She is not happy with her parents decision but once she arrives she is pleasantly surprised. The Williams family have such a warm and welcoming home, she instantly feels like part of their family.

After a quick orientation tour of her new school she pops into a local pub
Kris (frantic4romantic)
Okay — super swoony!

I like love triangles, but I don’t read many of them because they stress me the heck out. The back and forth is too intense for me usually, so I just try to avoid them if I can. But man, they’re such a good read if they’re done right.

Harry is all confident sexy Brit boy with a troubled past — he comes on strong and hot and shows no shame for it. Noah is that love interest that just makes sense, ya know? The one where it kind of starts if a little bumpy, but then they kind of
Anne OK
May 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
A new drama-rama high school series that's fast-paced and lively entertaining. I’m not usually a big fan of teeny-bopper romances, but it’s Jillian Dodd writing this one! Who passes up her books – certainly not me! LONDON PREP is full to the brim with teenage angst and a twisted triangle between friends. Its main female lead is a sassy exchange student from the States. And the cast of British hunks takes her breath away. And lots of laughs -- and, of course, challenging family-related matters as ...more
Mandy Morgan
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
High school drama!!! I love it!!! London prep is witty, drama filled with a side of hotties. It’s a Great YA read. I can’t wait to get my hands on book 2! Although London Prep doesn’t end in a cliffhanger you will want to know what Mallory is going to do next! How much Drama can she get into in 3 weeks!!!!
Sep 21, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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The Smutbrarians
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Feels 2
Steam 4
Storyline 4.5
Overall Rating 4.5
Reviewed by Robin

Perfect YA book that sucks you into all of the angst and feels that you lived through in high school. Mallory's new adventure in London lets you live vicariously though making new friends, finding new loves and expanding your experiences. As you get invested into each of their lives, you wonder just what will happen next to these young people and how will it all end. So much fun!
Joee (booksandacupofjoee)
Jul 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh, I absolutely LOVED this and gobbled it up! I mean a fiesty American girl who goes to London as an exchange student and gets caught up in a spicy love triangle with 2 very hot British guys. Ummm, YES PLEASE!!

I have a major weakness a for a good love triangle and this was such a good/tricky one!! I love both guys though I think I'm more Team Noah but Harry is such a charmer!! Also, I loved all the kissing going on in this!!! It had a mature YA vibe that I was ALL FOR!!

I loved that Mallory is
Dani (books and blankets)
Mar 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. The cover and blurb pulled me in.... Mallory leaves New York to attend school in London as an exchange student. She hated the idea, she didn't want to be there. But now I'm wondering how difficult it'll be for her to leave and go back home. The guys and Mal are funny and interesting and horny confusing teens. Lol. I absolutely adore Harry and I want the best for him BUT my heart is pulling for Noah. I can't wait till book 2 is here. I need more. ...more
Rhonda Ziglar
May 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 LONDON PREP STARS!! OMG, Mallory, Harry and Noah will take you on a fun ride in high school. You will get all the feels and lots of chemistry between these three. I can't wait for the next book...I am already addicted to this series. ...more
Alma Matias
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, have no words, I feel emotionally ready to burst. My feelings were thrown everywhere on who to love (especially the guys) and hate, as we all know and love Jillian’s work especially our beloved Keatyn and Eastbrook, London Prep is totally different. And even though Jillian may not want for us to compare the two, we see some of that in London Prep with the relationships that are old and the ones being formed, with that I will say it is a YA must read and I can’t wait for the next book in the ...more
Sep 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
London Prep= that one series my friend made me read. (thanks @Katieprouty)

London Prep follows Mallory FORCED into going to prep school in London for 3 weeks, and she is not excited at all.
Mallory moves in with her exchange family Gene, Helen, and the HAWT Noah.
Noah is not impressed with Mallory especially after carrying her RIDICULOUSLY HEAVY BAGS up to her room while she is off making out with Kensington High's most wanted guy, Harry🔥.

Harry, Noah, and Mohammad are best and friends and welcome
Melena Torretta
May 19, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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London Prep felt like Gossip Girl if it were set in a London prep school versus New York City.

Mallory travels to London to take place in a three week school exchange program. There she meets Noah, the son of her host family, and his friends Harry and Mohammad. She and Harry quickly take up with each other, but she also frequently notices Noah and wonders about him.

The whole book takes place over only the first week of Mallory's stay in London. I think this made the plot feel a bit rushed. So muc
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received an advanced copy of this book because of an Instagram Giveaway. I loved it! I finished this book in just a few hours! I really like all the the main characters. I already know which one I want Mallory to end up with but I won't say who! You got to read this book to see who you prefer her to end up with!

I was really shocked when I read the part of what one character is experiencing! Read to find out what happens.

I hope that by the time, when Mallory ends her 3 weeks in London, there w
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ok, that’s it! I’ve come to the decision that Jillian Dodd is incapable of writing anything even remotely considered “bad”. This series is now my new favorite series (like every new series she has ever written). Malloy is full of spunk, sass, & has soft heart. All the characters are super relatable & you just immediately want to be friends with all of them. Noah is my favorite. He’s hot & cold toward Mallory and I’m hoping that’s gonna be the attraction that goes from frienemies to lovers. He’s ...more
Rina's Reads
Jul 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
I liked this book, it gave me a really good insight into the characters and all the relationships between them. Obviously, some will change and grow over the progression of the books but it really set a great foundation for the next part of the book. I can't help but feel that Harry and Mal aren't quite right for each other but, perhaps Noah could work with Mallory? Just my opinion. I'm looking forward to seeing how it plays out for sure. ...more
Apr 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Final Rating: 4.5 Stars
Ashley Tyler
Wow! This book sucked me into its crazy prep school drama! I can't get over how complex these characters were. Mallory was a girl, who came into their world and took it by storm! I could not get over how perfect both Harry and Noah are for her. Both boys have strong relationships with Mallory! Harry's seems to be more physical and they have an instant attraction; while Noah's is more of a enemies to friends to possible love interest. Noah seems to be the boy she is able to be her real self with. ...more
Dec 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5/4 rating.

I wasn't wowed by this one but it was pretty entertaining. High school drama with dating and discovering new things as a teen. By the end of this read I was feeling like I need more of Mallory, Noah & Harry. I can honestly say I've read better BUT I don't want to deter anyone from reading it because it was good. If you like menial high school drama and a love triangle then this is right up your alley. I feel like I would have been addicted to this series when I was 14-16 age range.
Cocktails and Books
Stopped this on 43% in. I enjoy YA books, but this one and I did not connect.
May 20, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A YA novel full of angst, love, friendship and hormones going wild. A little bit to predictable and repetitive for my taste.
Mar 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Jillian has found her niche in this type of book. Her books are fun and full of drama, whether your typical high school drama like in London Prep or in explosive ways like in her Spy Girls series. She is my go to author when I'm looking for something light, fun and easy to read.

This series is going to be very fast paced so lace up and be ready!
Jan 11, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was another book, when I started it (but can't remember which book I thought I was starting).

I didn't actually the story was that great, but I liked the characters. Especially the main character.

Still, I'm not really interested in continuing this series. Maybe I will at some point. If this had been a standalone, I would have been perfectly fine with that (which I think about a lot of the books I read that are the first in a series).
Sherry Farmer
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Such an amazing start to what I suspect is going to be an awesome series. The debut does not disappoint. London Prep has it all! High school drama, cute boys with accents and can you say girl fight? Need I say more?

It’s a great YA read that leaves you wanting more and anxiously awaiting book two.
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a great adventure! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I have to say thank you to Jillian Dodd (author) and the publisher for allowing me to join their early readers. I am an avid fan of books that allow me to step outside of my own background. I live in the U.S. and this book is based in London. I attended public school and this story takes place in what appears to be a private school. It is great to read a book that takes th ...more
Mar 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a huge fan of Jillian Dodd's writing, especially in this genre, so when the announcement came that she'd be writing this series, I was on board quickly. This series is so completely different then her other books that while they may seem connected I really don't see any similarities, which was a huge plus as she has such range as a writer. I love the premise for this series! The main character Mallory is being sent by her parents to study abroad in London against her wishes. She will attend ...more
May 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I haven‘t read a YA book in a while but holy moly😱 I couldn‘t put this book down! The characters are amazing and they just sucked me into their story!

The book was written brilliantly well. The story was witty and dramatic with a side of hot british boys.

I honestly didn‘t know what to expect once I started this book. Mallory was practically forced to go on a three week exchange to a London school, honestly why would someone be mad about that? On her first day she meets the funny, charming and ver
Nikki Swope, nixreadsromace
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A great start to a new series! I cannot wait to see what happens with Mallory next. Definitely ends on a cliffhanger!!! More thoughts to come closer to the book release. Don’t want to give anything away.

Okay so now that release day is upon us here is the full review

I very much enjoyed this book. I’m not usually one for a love triangle but this was just too good. I, of course, have a favorite guy, one I hope Mallory ends up with but I’m not sharing who that is yet. All the character are awesome.
Robin Powers
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved the start to the London Prep series! The characters and their chemistry are addictive. Mallory reluctantly agrees to a three week school exchange program but once she’s in London...three guys pull her into their clique. Noah is the sporty guy whose family hosts her. He is argumentative, playful and smart. Genuine good guy. Harry is the cute, flirty playboy. He’s been around the block a time or two, recently single and ready to mingle with Mallory. Mohammad is funny, intuitive and friendly. ...more
Mykayla Wilson
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
How I wish I was Mallory and able to go to London. Harry,Noah and Mohammed are like the perfect trio for Mallory to have a little fun and that she does. This felt very short which made me sad cause I so wasn’t finished with the story. This book isn’t as much of a roller coaster as most Jillians books are it’s more of a page turner( not saying the others aren’t)and think one thing is going to happen then it doesn’t. This reminded me a bit of the Keaton Chronicle series. Well the characters. I lov ...more
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