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.
About the Authors
Jessica Koosed Etting and Alyssa Embree Schwartz met the first day of freshman year at the University of Southern California and instantly bonded over their obsessions with Brenda Walsh, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and The Babysitters Club books they read growing up. After spending a full year mourning the end of college, they began writing television and feature scripts together. They have set up pilots at ABC, NBC, Fox and CW, and sold films to The Weinstein Company, Happy Madison, Paramount, New Regency, MGM and Alloy Entertainment. They love writing female-centric stories, especially for teen and tween audiences, mainly because they still think they are the 18-year-old girls they were when they first met at USC.
Let’s start with Brinley since she is the mean girl with a heart. The story picks right up where the first one ended and Brinley is quickly loosing control of her dark, deep secret. I am not going to divulge that since it would ruin the plot. She does try to help her bestie, Ellie, track down who leaked a picture of her with her mother’s worst enemy’s son. The backstory to that relationship will have you reeling. Evan, the good girl is trying really hard to get in good with supervisor at her internship, but at the same time, she doesn’t want to ruin her friends’ lives by further her career with their secrets. Taryn, in a stroke of brilliance, commands all of the attention by accident, and becomes the new *it* girl of Washington DC.
These books are like potato chips, you better have a bunch on hand since you will want to continue reading them well into the night. I took books two, three and four on a five hour flight and had to go back and read each character’s thread because I didn’t want to miss a word or viewpoint. The writing in this series is amazing, full of details without being overly wordy. Reading this series is much like watching a television episode since each installment, everything is paced perfectly. Now, that I have read everything out so far, it is going to be a long summer until I can get my hands on the next one.
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