Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Review: Revelation - Kate Brian

Revelation - Kate Brian

From the cover

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.


Revelation is the eighth book in the Private series by Kate Brian which just sounds so ridiculous, I can't believe I've read EIGHT of these books already! Well, I have and that's because they're probably my favourite of all these young adult fiction series written for teenage girls.

This book sees Reed Brennan kicked out of Billings House and ostracized from almost everyone at her prestigious boarding school leaving Reed to attempt to claw her ways back up from the bottom. There has been a death on campus and Reed is determined to get to the bottom of it so the entire book reads as a bit of a murder mystery.

Unlike some of the previous book in the series, we don't get to enjoy Reed's success and the fantastic things that comes to her as she is surrounded by the decadence of Billings House and the lavish parties the girls throw. It's much more dark and sombre and more creepy as Reed's stalker goes to more extreme lengths. I'm not sure what it says about me but I definitely prefer it when Reed is climbing up the ranks and being successful than this new obsessive amateur-detective Reed. C'est la vie!

One things for certain, the book definitely keeps you guessing, plenty of potential suspects for Reed to investigate and an unpredictable plot with the introduction of new characters which keeps the series interesting.

Perhaps it's been too long since I've read the other books in the series and I just imagined that they were slightly different. Regardless, it's still a nice little book
, 3/5 stars.

8 comments:

  1. Great review. I've never read any of this series. I'll have to look into it for my classroom shelves.

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  2. yes do that! Its worth it! I am going to order the 8th book (and the ninth as a pre-order) from amazon and there is the other one called Last Christmas, I'm looking forward to reading them! Its such a great series and I used to think reading was boring but when I read these books, I started to thing it was awesome! I can't wait! =)

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  3. Oh yes! I'm looking forward to the 9th one as well, Paradise Lost I think it's called. The author is also starting another series Privilege, as an off-shoot kind of thing :) :)

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  4. i haven't read the eith one, but i just finished book number 7. I must say, you definitely cannot put the book down until it's done.


    They're my addiction :D

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