Saturday, April 17, 2010

Private Books 5 and 6: Inner Circle and Legacy Reviews

Titles: Private Books 5 and 6: Inner Circle and Legacy
Author: Kate Brian
Pages: 224 and 243
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Publication Date: August 28, 2007 and February 19, 2008
My Editions: Paperback
Reading Level: Young Adult
From: the Library
Inner Circle (Book 5) Summary from Amazon:
Reed Brennan arrived at Easton Academy expecting to find an idyllic private school experience -- challenging classes, adorably preppy boys, and a chance to create a new life for herself. Instead, she discovered lies, deception, blackmail, and...murder. But, thankfully, the killers were caught and the nightmare is finally over. 

Now, with a new school year ahead of her, Reed steps back on Easton's ivy-covered campus ready to start over. So when the headmaster announces that billings is forbidden from holding their traditional, secretive initiation, Reed is relieved. She champions the new rules and the six new girls the administration has picked to live in Billings Hall: Constance, Missy, Lorna, Kiki, Astrid, and newcomer Sabine. 

But Reed's fellow Billings resident and new nemesis, Cheyenne Martin, believes the changes are a mockery of Billings history. Despite the new rules, Cheyenne vows to keep the old ways alive, no matter what -- or who -- stands in her way...  

Legacy (Book 6) Summary from Amazon: 
The price of power... After Cheyenne Martin's death, everyone at Easton Academy is struggling to recover from yet another tragedy--especially the girls of Billings Hall. With Cheyenne gone, they need to elect a new leader. And who better than Reed Brennan, the ultimate Billings Girls? 

As the new Billings president, Reed suddenly has access to power she never imagined. Gossip is reported to her immediately, she has first dibs on everything from dining tables to dorm rooms, and Billings's most powerful alumnae are at her beck and call. So when Easton's students discover they're the only prep school on the East Coast not invited to this year's all-inclusive Legacy party, everyone turns to Reed to get them back on the list. 

Reed is the most powerful girl at Easton. She revels in her newfound status, but knows better than anyone that the Bilings leaders have a tainted legacy: Ariana was institutionalized, Noelle was expelled, and Cheyenne just died. History has a way of repeating itself at Easton, and now that Reed has everything she's ever wanted, she has everything to lose.

Review of both books:
The Private series is very addicting, and they are my girly, guilty pleasure reads! I love how much drama and crazy scandals can be stuffed into a 200+ page book. I always devour them in basically one sitting and finish them in about two hours.

Inner Circle starts with Reed finally back at Easton after the big "incident". Now she's back, a new headmaster changes everything for the worst including adding new girls to Billings which means the elite Billing Girls can't initiate their own choices. Lots of conflict starts to occur between the girls over the headmaster's new rules and causes the President to go a little crazy and break the new rules. All the drama leads to a very traumatic ending leaving Reed very terrified and worried especially after the email she receives. 

Legacy picks right back up after Inner Circle. The death of another student affects everyone at Easton and with the big Legacy party being canceled, it causes chaos. Reed is elected president of Billings leading to many open doors for her. Noelle is also back which means some more conflict, but she also helps Reed to make sure Easton legacies get the invite into the Legacy party. Reed has many romantic troubles though between her love Josh and her email flirting with Dash. The ending just left me craving to know what would happen next.

I can not wait to get the next one, Ambition, from the library! They all end with such huge cliffhangers (especially Legacy), so I will being going to the library very soon to get the seventh one and maybe even the eighth one too : )


1 comment:

  1. Great reviews! I just love this series! I wonder who emailed Reed and if the other girls come back into the books.
    I just started to read the third book, but I was looking for the fifth and sixth book translated into Dutch, but they don't have them yet. Bummer, so now I have to wait for them.


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