Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Private Books 7 and 8: Ambition and Revelation Mini Reviews

Titles: Private Books 7 and 8: 
Ambition and Revelation 
Author: Kate Brian
Pages: 279 and 288
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Publication Date: May 6, 2008 and September 16, 2008
My Edition: Paperback
Reading Level: Young Adult
From: the Library
Ambition (Book 7) from Amazon:
The higher you climb, the farther you have to fall.... Reed Brennan knew being elected president of exclusive Billings Hall would change her life. What she didn't count on was being dumped by her boyfriend, Josh Hollis, or being held responsible for a fire that destroyed Easton Academy's oldest building.

And now the administration wants to shut Billings down. Forever. As president, it's up to Reed to save Billings Hall. What better way to win over the head­master than to host a glam fund-raising event in New York City? Everyone needs a date, and the newly single Reed is the most eligible girl on campus. All of Easton's hottest boys are angling to take her out, and for once, Reed's biggest problem is which one to choose.

Reed has never felt so popular or powerful -- until the police start asking questions about Cheyenne Martin's death. Excited party buzz quickly turns to whispered rumors and dark moods, and one thing becomes clear: There is someone who wants to see Billings, and Reed, go down. And they will do anything to make it happen. 

Revelation (Book 8) Summary from Amazon: 
The biggest mystery of all...and Reed is dying to learn the truth. Two months after Cheyenne Martin was found dead in her Billings House dorm room, exclusive Easton Academy is rocked by another stunning revelation: Cheyenne was murdered. No one knows who the killer is, but everyone agrees that Reed Brennan, who took over Cheyenne's role as Billings's president, gained the most from her death. Once the most powerful girl on campus, Reed is now powerless to stop her classmates' accusing whispers. Rumors begin to swirl that she killed Cheyenne.

And just like that, Reed is kicked out of Billings. She's lost everything -- her friends, her home, her boyfriend -- and Reed knows the only way to get it all back is to figure out who really murdered Cheyenne. And she has to do it fast because the killer is still out there. The more Reed investigates, the more she uncovers. And as any Billings Girl knows...secrets can be deadly. 

Review of both books: 
Oh my, how much I'm I addicted to the Private series? I'm so addicted that I read both in less than a day and read each in less than two hours! I just got the 7th and 8th at the library last night and finished them this morning during school. I just love all the drama between Reed, her friends, psycho murderers, schoolmates, and the Billings Girls. The cliffhangers at the end of all of them are very hard not to have the next to read right away. 

Luckily, there are several out right now I haven't read yet, and all of them are at the library just waiting for me to check them out! I'm definitely going to the library to get the next few, and then I will read the second book in the spin off series, Privilege. I know the Private series may not be for everyone, but I really recommend giving them a try! 

Ambition and Revelation were just filled with tons of unexpected events. Unfortunately for Reed, the presidency turns out to be the worst thing that could've happened to her. The mystery of who killed Cheyenne is solved and so is the totally unexpected revelation of who the murderer/stalker really is and who she is related to. Of course each ending just left craving for more, so that is why I finished them so quickly. The ending of Revelation was totally crazy, and it left off with a very dramatic and scary way. I'm so excited to read the ninth one in the series, Paradise Lost! 


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