Sunday, December 14, 2014

Georgetown Academy Book 2: A Book Review

If you read my review of the first book in this series, then you know that I absolutely loved it!  I originally bought the first book (which was free for kindles!) for a plane ride; however, I was so excited that I couldn’t put it down once I started it, and I ended up finishing it before even getting to the airport.  So naturally, I had to buy the second book in the series (this one I did read during the plane ride), and I loved it just as much!  These are super short novels, but they are fun and filled with drama!

Title: Georgetown Academy Book 2
Author: Jessica Koosed Etting & Alyssa Embree Schwartz
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Politics
Publisher: Coliloquy, LLC
Publication Date: October 5, 2012
Pages: 160
Out in Paperback?: No
My Rating: 5/5

Goodreads Summary:

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.


I really like all of the 4 main girls that the story follows!  Ellie, the good girl, now has to deal with a scandal as a photo of her and an ex-boyfriend is leaked.  Brinley, Ellie’s best friend, is determined to find out who leaked this photo; however, she has secrets of her own that she needs to cover up.  Brinley is definitely the drama-loving, popular girl in this series, quite the opposite of Ellie.  More background stories are discovered in this novel, particularly about Ellie and her ex-boyfriend, Gabe.  I would personally say that Ellie and Brinley are my favorite story lines of the novel.  However, Taryn, the new girl from California, begins to understand a little more that Georgetown Academy is solely focused on future political careers and how to get to the top.  We begin to see her emerge as more of a threat to the school rather than just the “new girl.”  The last of the main characters is Evan, a shy girl whose parents aren’t in the political scene.  Evan hopes to become a reporter; however, her newest assignment may ruin her best friend.  In this novel, we also learn more of the back-story to Evan, as well as her old friendship with Ellie.


After a photo of Ellie and her ex-boyfriend, Gabe, is leaked, those closest to Ellie try to help her recover from the scandal.  Ellie’s mom, a senator whose rival is Gabe’s father, shows her disappointment vividly as she tries to recover her campaign.  Brinley attempts to coach Ellie through returning to school and dealing with the gossip, but Brinley’s brother quickly learns about his sister’s own secrets that could ruin the family.  Taryn begins to show that she can fight back against bully Brinley, and Evan continues to get closer to Hunter, Ellie’s boyfriend before the photo leak.  The plot of this novel was fast-paced and exciting to read.  Although it was super short, the drama that arose from this one scandal kept me turning the pages.  This book definitely reminds me of Gossip Girl in Washington, D.C.  I would recommend this book if you are interested in young adult political dramas!

Writing Style:

Again, this writing style was so much fun!  I thought that the characters, their actions, and the dialogue are all very realistic and fun to read!  I also loved how at one point in the novel (similar to the first novel), the reader can jump between which characters they want to read!  Since this is available on e-readers, you can chose at one point in the novel, the order in which you want to read about the different characters!  So unique and fun!  It reminds me of those books that I used to read as a kid where you can choose how the story goes by flipping to certain pages.  Do you know what I am talking about?

Have you started this series yet?  Do you plan to?  I can’t wait to pick up the next book!

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