Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Review #30

Georgetown Academy: Book Two by Alyssa Schwartz and Jessica Etting

In the halls of Georgetown Academy, gossip and rumor abound. But when photographic proof shows up on the front page of The Huffington Post? Then it’s a national scandal.

While Ellie tries to put her life back together, Evan just might get everything she’s ever wanted—the perfect boyfriend and her dream career. But her loyalties will be put to the test when it turns out to be the very people she’s closest to who are standing in her way.

Brinley is determined to find out who is behind the photo leak, all while her own dirty secret spirals out of control. And California girl Taryn is sick of being walked all over and ready to start playing by the rules of D.C., for better or for worse.

In a world where reputation and appearances are everything, knowledge is power. But you’ll have to learn how to use it if you want to come out on top. 

Book two continues where book one left off, Ellie dealing with the photo of her and Gabe, her mother ignoring her and Hunter who is completely avoiding her. Taryn dealing with the rumor that Brinley started & Gabe who had asked her out days after making out with Ellie. Brinley is struggling the her addiction to Adderall and the truth about who leaked the photo of Ellie. Evan is keeping secrets from her boss about her best friend Luke who is gay but no-one can know because of his father's political career playing girlfriend with him while she is crushing hard on Hunter whom she is partnered with.

The Follow the Stars party is the main function where everything major happens. Ellie is dealing with the issue with Gabe and strongly believes that he is behind the photo scandal and refuses to talk to him. Ellie is content on not going or showing her face at the event, but when Hunter turns up asking her to the dance & getting back together, something that she had wanted since they broke up. However, of course secrets come into play and Ellie's night is turned into shreds. 

Someone knows Brinley's secret, her brother Brooks whom wants her to end it before someone finds out. Taryn who is Brinley's history partner hears this, threatening to tell the press. But Brinley's father being who he is releases a story to cover up truth about her addiction and Brinley's escapes free of everything that could have been released. The Follow the Stars event see's Brinley unravel everything that she has kept a secret for a long time, expect the one she is hiding from Ellie.

Taryn has the juiciest piece of information on Brinley but cannot bring herself to release the information not wanting to stoop to her level. Gabe is still on her mind and for some reason she cannot get rid of him. Wanting to be with him Taryn lets the Follow the Stars event to allow her to be herself, unlike so many others who just pretend. 

Evan is in the middle of one the most covered up secrets in Georgetown Academy. Luke is gay, only she and Gabe knows the truth about it. Wanting to keep it that way her and Luke pretend to be together. She helps Ellie and Brinley to get Hunter to at least to consider to get back with Ellie, even though she likes him. However, when her and Hunter kiss it makes everything worse, especially with what she is told by Hunter at the Follow the Stars event.

Secrets come out, relationships bloom and fade, and everyone is hiding something big. The series just keeps on getting better, at the end you just want to know what will happen next.

Thanks Coliloquy and netgalley for the review copy!

Rating: 5/5

Keely xx

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