Back Cover: Cat McAllister grew up as a Hollywood child star, spent her adolescence modeling in Japan, and now, as she celebrates her twenty-fifth birthday for the fourth time, she lives for velvet ropes, Moet & Chandon, gold-leaf invitayions, and other fashionista prizes. But on her way up the social ladder, making her way past the who's who and the what's what, Cat finds herself stuck in that seventh circle of celebrity hell. What's worse, her funds are running dry. What's a girl to do? Marry rich. And so the ruckus begins, taking us from China for a baby adoption, to Paris for the couture shows, to the "it" world of Gotham. And that's just the hors d'oeuvres. Punctuated with Kim DeMarco's illustrations, Cat's Meow is a spectacularly witty novel about a young woman looking for love, clothes, and what will make her truly happy in life. At first I kinda wasn't feeling it, but then I got into the spunk of Cat. But then of course alot of name dropping and other random things got me a little confused, cuz hey, I'm not a fan of that stuff, but it's cool. I love how different the characters are though. And New York City always being a place of crazy things. Especially in movies crazy stuff always happens there! Makes sense though right? But I love the wittiness and the characters attitudes. It was hilarious to read too.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Back Cover: Caleb Becker spent the past year in juvenille detention. Maggie Armstrong spent the past year in hospitals and physical therapy. Two teens who were scarred one fateful night are going to have to face their greatest challenge yet- meeting up with each other again. This was a relaly good book. It was full of emotions and difficult things to cope with. I like stories like this were two characters tell their side and they intertwine with each other. When I found out that not Caleb, but Leah was the one who hit Maggie it was like what! Def did not expect that. And how they eventually just connected with each other. But when Mrs. Reynolds dies, it's like everything changes. But Maggie learns to love who she is now that's she's different. And Caleb is tired or pretending with his family, so he leaves Paradise. I felt really emotional at the end! I kinda wanted to cry too. It was very well written.
Front Flap: Life's a ball when you're a withc. Literally! This year my sister Miri and I are both debuting at a magical party called a Samsorta, a debutante ball for witches. That's right, Miri and I have just discovered that there's a teen-magic scene. Who knew? And not only do these witches use their powers to throw cool parties, but some of them also; zap up backstage passes to rock concerts and poof over to Paris for dinner. Go to my school. Are boys. Yes, boy witches, like supercute and charming Adam, who might have a crush on me. Not that I'm interested. I have Raf. The boyfriend I'm madly in love with. Except that Raf-inlike Adam- can never, ever know I'm a witch. Unless someone tells him. I love the covers of the Magic in Manhattan series, the girl on the cover reminds me of me! haha, if I were a witch :] This one was great! It sounded really cool, the Samsorta. And I wish I had a younger sister like that. I just have two younger brothers, but oh well, can't change it. It was so sad when Rachel broke up with Raf!!! But I was so happy at the end when she told him, and their dad, and Tammy. It's always the best to be honest!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Front Flap: Schuyler Van Alen's blood legacy has just been called into question: is the young vampire in fact a Blue Blood, or is it the sinister Silver Blood that runs through her veins? As controversy swirls, Schuyler is left stranded in the Force household, trapped under the same roof as her cunning nemesis, Mimi Force, and her forbidden crush, Jack Force. When an ancient place of power is threatened in Rio de Janeiro, however, the Blue Bloods need Schuyler on their side. The stakes are high, the battle is bloody; and through it all Schuyler is torn between duty and passion, love and freedom. Romance, glamour, and vampire lore collide in the highly anticipated third book in best-selling author Melissa de la Cruz's Blue Bloods series. Hooked on it! This series is amazing. I mean, sometimes I do get confused by some of these names of things in the italics, but besides that, it's amazing. There have probably been alot of books on vampires, including Twilight, but those 2 are all I need for my vampire fix. It's so tragic how Schuyler is so in love with Jack, but then she did act selfishly toward Oliver, who just seems to sweet! And then Bliss! Omg, I don't know what's gonna happen to her but she's a silver blood? I mean, wow. I can't wait for the next one to come out!
Front Flap: As children, Jennifer Harris and Cameron Quick were both social outcasts. They were also each other's only friend. So when Cameron disappeared without warning, Jennifer thought she'd lost the one person who would ever understand her. Now in high school, Jennifer has been transformed. Know as Jenna, she is popular, happy, and dating- everything "Jennifer" couldn't be. But she still can't shake the memory of her long-lost friend. When Cameron suddenly reappears, they both are confronted with memories of their shared past and the drastically different paths their lives have taken. Well, let me say, at first I wasn't really feeling it, I kinda wanted to stop reading it, but then I was like wth, just read some more! And then I got hooked. The writing seems different than alot of other authors. But Jennifer is a complicated girl. It's crazy how someone can write things like that. I mean, it's sometimes really hard to write things down how you're feeling. But Jennifer was trying to be different, but she really was the same, and it's kinda sad. Cuz it feels like the whole time she's faking things, except for when she's with Cameron. I thought it was good. A story of how memories can take a big toll on our lives.
Front Flap: Big mouth. Bit heart. Big wedding. Big problems. It's the wedding of the century! Things are looking up at last for Lizzie Nichols. She has a career she loves in the field of her choice (wedding gown restoration), and the love of her life, Jean-Luc, has finally proposed. Life's become a dizzying whirl of wedding gown fittings-not necessarily her own- as Lizzie prepares for her dream wedding at her fiance's chateau in the south of France. But the dream soon becomes a nightmare as the best man- whom Lizzie might once have accidentally have slept with...no, really, just slept- announces his total lack of support for the couple, a sentiment the maid of honor happens to second; Lizzie's Midwestern family can't understand why she doesn't want her wedding in the family backyard; her future, oh-so-proper French in-laws seem to be slowly trying to lure the groom away from medical school and back into investment banking; and Lizzie finds herself wondering if her Prince Charming really is as charming as she once believed. Is Lizzie really ready to embrace her new role as wife and mistress of Chateau Mirac? Or is she destined to fall into another man's arms... and into the trap of becoming a Bad Girl instead? I love this book. It's so quirky and fun. It's so fun and funny to read how Lizzie is debating about liking/loving Chaz or not and everything around her knows it's so true! And how her grandma dies was so unexpected and sad! But it was tricky to have Luke cheating on her while she was hooking up with his best friend, or best friend's ex-boyfriend as Lizzie always said. I hope there is another one coming out. Ican't really tell by the ending if there would be one, but I'd def be reading it.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Front Flap: Dear Peaches, America is PERFECT! I love it here. I wish you could come visit-we could go shopping on Market Street and you could meet all my new friends. And my new boyfriend. He looks EXACTLY like Tobey Maguire (from Spider-man, not Seabiscuit). We'll be the hottest couple at the Soiree! I miss you! xxxooo, V. Okay, so Vicenza isn't being totally honest with Peaches, her best friend back in Manila. But what fun is it being the new girl at snooty Grosvernor High? Or rooting through the Salvation Army for unholey cashmere sweaters? Or having culture-shocked, embarrassingly clueless parents? Maybe being Claude Caligari's ignored geometry partner is sort of fun, but Vicenza would rather be his girlfriend... or at least his date to the annual fancy-shmancy Soiree d'Hiver. Instead, she's stuck going with scrawny family friend Freddie in an outlet-purchased, coupon-reduced dress that is nothing short if disaster! But Vicenza won't be friendless, fashioinless, or "fresh off the boat" for long- it's only a matter of time before she sees what's right before her eyes, and her luck begins to change. It was so cool to read because I'm filipino! And this girl is too, so I like kinda learned more about my own culture and how they live there. I so want to visit Manila! But it's another thing about culture, and how adjusting to America is for people from other countries. Vicenza is a character that is so real and kinda sad too. She struggles because of wanting to fit in, and having a big crush on that one guy. then finding out he's not it. Practically in every book that happens. But it makes it even more true! It def happened to me. But I liked it and Melissa de la Cruz is awesome.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Front Flap: Everyone thinks their parents are embarrassing, but Hannah knows she's got them all beat. Her dad made a fortune showcasing photos of pretty girls and his party lifestyle all over the internet, and her mom was once one of her dad's girlfriends and is now the star of her own website. After getting the wrong kind of attention for way too long, Hannah has mastered the art of staying under the radar... and that's just how she likes it.. Of course, that doesn't help her get noticed by her crush. Hannah's sure that gorgeous, sensitive Josh is her soul mate. But trying to get him to notice her; wondering why she suddeny can't stop thinking about another guy, Finn; and dealing with her parents make Hannah feel like she's going crazy. Yet she's determined to make things work out the way she wants-only what she wants may not be what she needs... Once again, Elizabeth Scott has created a world so painfully funny and a cast of characters so heartbreakingly real that you''ll love being a part of it from unexpected start to triumphant finish. First off I must say that IU love all her covers, they're different to me! Anyways, this book was really realistic. I mean, Hannah does have some weird parents, but how she feels and acts can be understood by lots. Especially the part where thinking some guy is perfect for you and figuring out he really isn't what you thought. And her relationship with her parents is also complicated, but so are many other teens' relationships with their parents.
Front and back Flaps: With the same wicked humor, buoyant charm, and optimism that have made her Shopaholic novels beloved international bestsellers, Sophie Kinsella delivers a hilarious new novel and an unforgettable new character. Meet Emma Corrigan, a young woman with a huge heart, an irrepressible spirit, and a few little secrets: Secrets from her mother: I lost my virginity in the spare bedroom with Danny Nussbaum while Mum and Dad were downstairs watching Ben-Hur. Sammy the goldfish in my parents' kitchen is not the same goldfish that Mum gave me to look after when she and Dad were in Egypt. Secrets from her boyfriend: I weight one hundred and twenty-eight pounds. Not on eightenn, like Connor thinks. I've always thought Connor looks a bit like Ken. As in Barbie and Ken. From her colleagues: When Artemis really annoys me, I feed her plant orange juice. (Which is pretty much every day.) It was me who jammed the copier that time. In fact, all the times. Secrets she wouldn't share with anyone in the world: My G-string is hurting me. I have no idea what NATO stands for. Or even what it is. Until she spills them all to a handsome stranger on a plane. At least, she thought he was a stranger... But come Monday morning, Emma's office is abuzz about the arrival of Jack Harper, the company's exclusive CEO. Suddenly Emma is face-to-face with the stranger from the plane, a man who knows every single humiliating detail about her. Things couldn't possibly get worse. Until they do... I absolutely loved this book! It really reminded me of Confessions of a Shopaholic the way that Emma acted and said things, but it's so fun! Like such a fun woman to be and even though she did make mistakes and go through alot of things, in the end she was ok! But it was great, and it's still funny little things they say like the loo and I don't remember what else but it's so cute! haha
Friday, July 24, 2009
Back Cover: HAILEY ABBOTT spins a scandalous tale of one hot New Year's Eve party that will leave you breathless. MELISSA DE LA CRUZ puts a fresh, sexy spin on a holiday classic about love, lies, and the perfect present. AIMEE FRIEDMAN tells the sassy tale of a New York fashionista who finds true love in a department store on Christmas Eve. NINA MALKIN takes you to Hollywood for a magical holiday encounter that's right out of the movies. These were cute and little. Random, but it's my Christmas in July! And it's kinda fun to read about Christmas things when it's not Christmas cuz there's def enough of that when it comes! But I liked them. It was sad though since I'm not used to reading stories so short and it's like I want more to happen! But it's all good.
Front Flap: When she was nine, Megan Meade met a group of terrible, mean, Popsicle-goo-covered boys, the sons of her father's friend- the McGowan boys. Seven years later, Megan's army doctor parents are shipping off to Korea and Megan is being sent to live with the little monsters, who are older now and quite different than she remembered them. Living in a house with seven boys will give Megan, who has never even been kissed, the perfect opporutnity to learn everything there is to know about boys. And she'll send all her notes to her best friend, Tracy... Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan boys. Observation #1: Being an army brat sucks. Except that is definitely a better alternative to moving to Korea. Observation #2: Forget evil, laughing, little monsters. There guys have been touched by the Abercombie gods. they are a blur of toned, suntanned perfection. Observation #3: I need a lock on my door: STAT. Observation #4: Three words: six-pack abs. Observation #5: Do not even get me started on the state of the bathroom. I'mthinking of calling in a haz-mat team. Seriously Observation #6: These boys know how to make enemies. Big time. Megan Meade will have to juggle a new school, a new family, a new crush- on the boy next door, as in the next bedroom door- and anew life. Will she survive the McGoawn boys? Haha I loved it! I can't imagine living with that many people, let alone all guys except the mom! There def would be some serious friend shopping nights and everything haha. But it was interesting. Evan was kinda really annoying, but oh well. I liked Megan, kinda reminds me of me sometimes,when I really wanna say whats on my mind but I don't cuz I'm too scared. Maybe I'll be able to overcome that too!?
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Back of book: So far, Carrie' Fitzgerald's sixteen years have been pretty sweet, Striaght A's, an adorable boyfriend, a starting position on the varisty basketball team... But Carrie's luck is about to, well change. Sudden;y, her boyfriend dumps her (to "hang out with his friend"), she and her best friend have a massive blowout, and she gets a D on a biology test. Carrie knows what's wrong- her mom accidently donated her lucky T-shirt to Help India. That one adorable, perfect T-shirt was the source of all her good fortune. So Carrie does what any girl would do: she's going to India. Cross your fingers and hope that Carrie finds adventure, love, and maybe just a little good luck along the way... That was amazing. I love how different Kate Brian's book are. This one was filled with things that are so true. And makes you feel like you really are in India! And of course, everyone knows, how we take things for granted here in good ol America, right? But I love learning about other cultures and Indian one sounds awesome.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
From the back cover: The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a Wizarding classic, first came to Muggle readers' attention in the book known as Harry Pooter and the Deathy Hallows. Now, thanks to Hermione Granger's new translation from the ancient runes, we present this stunning edition with an introduction, notes, and illustrations by J.K. Rowling, and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore. Never before have Muggles been privy to these richly imaginative tales: "The Wizard and the Hopping Pot", "The Fountain of Fair Fortune", "The Warlock's Hairy Heart", "Babbity Rabbity and Her Cackling Stump", and of course "The Tale of the Three Brothers." But not only are they equal of fairy tales we now know and love, reading them gives new insight into the world of Harry Potter. This was cute. I mean, I read it in like 40 minutes, but I liked the stories. My favorite would probably have to be "The Foutain of Fair Fortune." "The Warlock's Hairy Heart" was pretty scary though, the picture of that hairy heart, ew! But all in all it was good. But I'm glad I bought it online and not at the store for alot more.
From the book flap: It's all good... and lucky Phoebe Avery plans to celebrate by throwing an end-of-the-year bash with h er four closest friends. Everything will be perfect- from the guest list to the fashion photographer to the engraved invitation. The only thing left to do is find the perfect dress... until Phoebe goes from having it all to hiding all she's lost. Phoebe's older sisters warn her to keep the family's crisis totally secret. Unfortunately, her alpha-girl best friend looks increasingly suspicious, and Phoebe's crush starts sending seriously mixed signals. Phoebe tries hard to keep smiling, but when her mother is humilated in Neiman Marcus while buying Phoebe that perfect dress and her father decides to cancel her party, she panics. How far will she go to keep up her image as a lucky girl? It was ok. I liked the story and everything, but sometimes I kinda got bored a little bit. Not too much. And it seems kinda like arg, I'm reading about rich people lose a little bit of money and now they have to live like me. I mean, not being rich is all good haha. But yeah, I'll have to read a few of her other books and see whatsup.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Ok, so I kinda think that writing what the book has for the summary is better than what I've been doing, i dunno it seems like I kinda give out so much of the story! So, Imma start doing that now haha. This is from the book flap. Schuyler Van Allen wants an explanation for the mysterious deaths of young vampires. With her best friend, Oliver, Schuyler travels to Italy in the hope of finding the one man who can help- her grandfather. Meanwhile, back in New York, preparations are feverishy under way for the Four Hundred Ball, an exclusive gala hosted by the city's wealthy, powerfu, and unhuman- a true Blue Blood affair. But it's at the after-party, a masquerade ball throw by the cunning Mimi Force, that the real danger lurks. Hidden behind the masks is a revelation that wil forever change the course of a young vampire's destiny.I loved it! That's all I ever say right? Of course the ending was suspenseful. It's crazy because I thought Mimi did do it, and she is kinda innocent cuz she's the one who asked to do it, but Kingsley actually performed. Can't wait to get the third one from the library! Hopefully one will be available soon. They eyes on the cover are kinda scary though ha.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Lane, Isabelle, and Vivi. Three best friends, along with Curtis. There is def a problem. Izzy's boyfriend Shawn treats her horribly but she always goes back to him, and this time Lane and Vivi want it to stop! Especially with prom coming up so soon, Shawn gets caught groping another girl and asking that same one to prom later on. But Izzy still can't help herself for him. So Vivi makes up a crazy plan to distract Izzy by making up a guy for her on Myspace. Lane doesn't want to, but in the end she does it for her friend. And then they go ever farther and try to find the guy to fake it! And so they can go to prom together. Vivi and Lane are just doing the right thing for their best friend. This book was really cute! I mean, how can you not like two friends who would do that for their other friend. It is pretty crazy though. I wonder if people have actually done that, or how she came up with this story! But how ever she did, it's great. And the cover too, it kinda threw me off though cuz I was kinda expecting them to be finding like a Ken for the Barbie haha.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Lexi isn' in a good spot. She's stuck with her friends who are all drunk and her boyfriend stood her up. She's trying to catch a taxi, but failing miserably. She sees one and rushes towards it, but then falls. Next thing she's waking up in a hospital bed. But she finds out then she doesn't remember the last 3 years of her life. She now has a husband, has a really good job as boss, isn't friends with her 3 besties anymore, is supposed to be having a secret affair with another guy. It's crazy. She's just trying to live her life how it used to be, but pretending can only get her so far. This book was amazing! Sophie Kinsella is awesome. I can't imagine forgetting the past 3 years of your life and especially with so many changes in it! Thatd be insane.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Jane and Scarlett mopve to L.A. together. Scarlett is going to U.S.C and Jane has an internship with Fiona Chen, a popular event planner. Only a few weeks into being in L.A., they get an offer to be in a show. They're not sure at first if it's real, but then they get interviewed, and then called back and they make it on the show. All of this is so new to them. They have to be wired up everyday and the cameras are following them around doing everything, shopping, going to work, going out. And while Jane is loving the cameras and the two new girls Gaby and Madison, Scarlett isn't so fond of them. And their bff relationship isn't as strong as before. then Jane starts seeing Jesse, a guy known for dating girls and getting rid of them fast. With this show they knew would come challenges and differences, but how much will it change them? I loved it! I mean, it most likely has to do with Lauren's life herself, because alot of the things sound like from Laguna beach, but twisted a little bit. The only annoying thing was how alot of things were like in parenthesis, I dunno it just bugged me,but besides that I can't wait for the next book to come out! And I also love love the cover.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Gretchen Hanover has been leading a crappy life, since her fiancee Colin called off the wedding when he dumped her for his ex. She sits at home all day and watches HGTV and eats ice cream. Not good! But then she decides she wants to be like the people on t.v. and remake a house. So she finds this little house that's down in the dumps and decides to remodel it. She has to get out a loan and then it's time to get to work. But alot of obstacles get in the way, including her dad having a heart attack, more problems with the house, keeping her distance with Noah, whose a carpenter helping with the house. But in the end, her house gets flipped, not flopped. I loved this book! It was actually a book about someone like 32 or something, not teenager haha. But Melody Carlson is awesome. And I really liked going through remaking a crap house into a nice one.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Elaine moved, again. Because her parents are professors who go on their sabbatical and move to somewhere else for a year. So she starts going to Avalon High. And she sees this guy, Will, even before school starts in the park while she was jogging. She instantly feels an attraction for him, but he already has a girlfriend, Jennifer. Of course the blonde cheerleader. But this book is filled with mystery, when all these coincidences with the story of Arthur are finding its way into her life. She doesn't believe it, but one of her teachers, Mr. Morton does. How will it all end? With the characters having so many things in common with King Arthur and his circle of people. But Elain doesn't believe it, does she? This was really good! It was different I think. I haven't read anything like it before where it's like so many things similar to something in the past and all that. But of course it's from Meg Cabot, who is basically a genius at writing books now so it makes sense :]
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Auden has missed out on alot of things during her teenage years. Because her parents split up and she was the responsible studious one while her brother Hollis went gallavanting all across Europe. But things change when Auden goes to stay with her dad and his new wife Heidi with their baby, Thisbe. It seems like her add isn't helping with the baby at all. While Auden meets Eli and gets to do things she never did before. But it's easier said than done. By the end of the summer though, she does make new friends, Maggie, Leah, and Esther. But will she be able to make it with Eli? And what about her dad and Heidi? Is there a second chance for all of them? Of course I loved it, Sarah Dessen has some of the best books! Auden is a great character, that shows how you can miss out on high school, but still learn some of the same things and have some of the same experiences outside of it, even when you think it's too late. I love the cover too, it's adorable, and perfect for the book, and so is the title.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Anna and Frankie are best friends. But before, there was Matt, Frankie's older brother Matt, who was also a best friend. Ever since they were kids they were inseparable, but Anna loved Sam in a different way, and then she found out he loved her like that too. They kept it a secret, but then right before they were going to tell Frankie, Matt died in a car accident. After that everything changed. Anna is stuck in the past with Matt, keeping their secret a secret still, while Frankie, well Frankie is just out of control. So, the family still decides to go to their vacation to Zanzibar, California. Where Frankie and Anna agree to meet twenty boys from the twenty days they are there. That is easier said than done. They have to balance out being the good girls Frankie's parents see, and their bad side, drinking, meeting boys, staying out late at night. And this summer secrets are revealed and their hearts will never be the same again. OMG This book was extremely emotional and written very well. The way the story is told rips your heart apart and makes you feel like it happened to you. It was more meaningful than other teens stories, and kida teaches you lessons about life, or about yourself. I really enjoyed, and I'm glad Ashley let me borrow it! :]
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Anna doesn't seem to grasp the concept of just having a one night stand with someone so she takes up the offer her dad gave her to check out Las Casitas and she meets Kai. She tells herself she can do it, but still overanalyzes everything in her head. She wants to get physical but isn't sure if she really can. Meanwhile, Cammie and Adam are trying to heat things up but all their attempts keep backfiring and messing up and Cammie actually cares for Adam, when she knows she can have anyone. Sam is feeling sorry for herself when all guys want from her is to get through to her dad. But then she remembers about Anna's little trip down to Mexico and goes to join her. But who woulda thunk, they get in some trouble. Sam met this amazing guy and now thinks everything will be ruined. Will she get to see him again? And what about Anna will she ever get over Ben? Of course I loved it, just another book in the series, I'm keeping on going with all these books in series haha.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Harry Potter. I really don't feel like explaining what this book is about! I've already read it a few times, I just wanted to read it again before the movie came out, and anyways it'd probably take me forever to talk about it haha. Ok, I'll just say that Dumbledore is giving Harry Potter lessons on Voldermort's past, and the whole time HP suspects Malfoy of something foul while Hermione and Ron don't believe him. In the end, Dumbledore dies. Man, I hate reading that part though, it's so sad! It makes me almost want to cry, I can't imagine what the movie will be like! Can't wait to see it, I am a Harry Potter fan yes. so what? :]
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Laney Parker and her best friend Kennedy are starting off the summer right, chilling at the pool and soaking up the sunrays. While Kennedy knows what she's doing this summer, fixing her nose, Laney has no idea, but is excited to figure out what she wants to do. She thinks of being an intern somewhere, but she has no choice when her mom tells her she's going to this camp called Timber Trails for 6 weeks. She refuses to! But her mom makes her anyways, and to make matters worse all her mom packed were nenon colored shirts and matching skorts. And she has to bunk with these 3 other bitchy girls who didnt even give her a chance, not to mention all the planned activities and then she gets her phone taken away from her! She finds a friend in Sylvia though, and starts to rethink her time at camp. This book was def hilarious, I loved all the quirky little things she said. I don't remember any, but it was funny and entertaining. I've never been to summer camp before, so I kinda got to see what it's like!
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Ariana is now starting her new life as Briana Leigh Covington at the exclusive school, Atherton-Pryce High. She's not sure at first which group to pick, but she picks the right one, with Maria, Soomie, Lexa, and Brigit, becoming her new group of friends. She's retaking her entrance exams to get into higher classes, and feeling pretty good. But her life of Privilege isn't so easy. She's into Lexa's boyfriend, Palmer, whose the president of the gold team. All of her friends get picked to be in gold, and if they win the competitions of welcome week they get admitted into the Privileged house, where there are co ed dorms. While Ariana is trying to fit in and not set up any suspicions toward her, she has many other problems to worry about. How Kaitlyn calls her up and demands for a million dollars in three days, how to resist Palmer, how to figure out the girls secrets, and a surprise visit from someone. She has a full place. But what will this girl do to get her life back to how she wants it?...... Dang, Ariana is def a crazy bitch, haha. She'll do ANYTHING to get what she wants. I mean, the goal is good, getting good grades and going to Princeton, but damn, she's pretty intense. I liked the book, but it's kinda psycho sometimes. But Kate Brian is still awesome. And the ending was totally unexpected, at least for me it was.