Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Private Books 3 and 4: Untouchable and Confessions Review

Titles: Private Books 3 & 4: Untouchable and Confessions
Author: Kate Brian
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: December 26, 2006 & April 27, 2007
Pages: 256 & 232

My Edition: Paperback
Reading Level: Young Adult
here I got it: the Library & Goodwill
Untouchable (Book 3) Summary from Amazon:
Reed's boyfriend, Thomas Pearson -- the popular, easygoing, irresistibly handsome and charismatic boy she fell in love with -- is dead. No one knows how it happened, and everyone is after the truth. Or are they? Life at Easton Academy begins to feel very different. Taylor is acting like the poster child for Prozac, Kiran is spiking her cornflakes, Noelle is being kind of...nice, and Arianna keeps floating along as if nothing has happened.

Thanksgiving break arrives and Reed and Josh find themselves alone on campus. They are forced to confront the feelings they've been hiding. Those feelings combined with an empty campus result in the hottest hookup Reed could possibly imagine. But when Reed breaks the news about Josh to the Billings Girls, there's no fun game of tell-all. Instead, Josh begins to look like suspect No. 1 in the murder of Thomas Pearson. The perfect life Reed has constructed as a Billings Girl begins to crumble. And as everyone becomes more convinced of Josh's guilt, Reed's private suspicions lead her somewhere she doesn't want to go.

Confessions (Book 4) Summary from Amazon:
Sometimes the truth hurts.... Reed Brennan came to superposh Easton Academy to make a brand-new life for herself. At first it seemed as though her dream had come true-she was living in the ultraexclusive Billings Hall, hanging out with the all-powerful Billings Girls, and dating the very hot Thomas Pearson. But Thomas turned out to be different from what she thought...and then he turned up dead. And if that wasn't twisted enough, Reed's new boyfriend, Josh Hollis, was arrested for Thomas's murder.

Now everyone is back to worrying about the regular stuff, like how to sneak to the boys' dorms at night, whether two-ply cashmere is warm enough for fall, and whether to fly to London or Barcelona for Thanksgiving break. Everyone except for Reed. Reed is convinced that Josh is innocent, which means the killer is still out there. Now it's up to Reed to uncover the truth. But the deeper she digs, the more secrets she unearths and the closer she gets to the confession that will change everything...if she's alive to hear it.

Review of both books:
I am now totally addicted to this series! They are VERY hard to stop reading, and they are so short I read them in just a couple of hours. I love all the scandalous drama, so naturally I just devour them. Untouchable goes more into the disappearance and then death of Reed's recently ex boyfriend and showed how Reed was finally being accepted as one of the Billings girls. Confessions ended very dramatically with the murder and accomplices of Reed's ex boyfriend finally being revealed; I was not expecting the ending at all. I liked the fourth one a lot more than the third because there was a lot more action and mysterious things happening. Also, I really liked Reed and her ex boyfriend's best friend together in Confessions. I can't wait to read the fifth one in the addicting series, Inner Circle!



  1. Great reviews, Adrienne! I'd never thought of reading these books because the covers reminded me too much of Gossip Girl, but I think maybe I will :)

  2. I started this series a month ago and just like you i am addicted to them. They are really good, all the drama! WOW!

    I havent got the chance to go to the library to pick the third and fourth, but I will very soon!


  3. I absolutely love The Private series! I think there are ten books in the series, and the eleventh one comes out pretty soon, I can't wait! Great reviews :)


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