Young Adult Review: Georgetown Academy Book Four by Jessica Koosed Etting and Alyssa Embree Schwartz

Georgetown Academy: Book Four

When the vice president resigns and Ellie and Taryn’s parents emerge as the frontrunners, the girls find themselves back in the spotlight.
Ellie could not care less about becoming the Second Daughter, but she knows how much the opportunity to make history means to her mother – and women everywhere. With her family taking center stage, Ellie must decide whether she can put her feelings for Gabe on hold – again.
Taryn, so used to captivating the hearts and minds of everyone she meets, is unbothered by the increased media scrutiny. But an inopportune screw-up has her beholden to an unlikely – and unfriendly – source for help.
Overnight, Evan has skyrocketed from social pariah to Miss Popular. As she and her reluctant parents adjust to her new lifestyle, the last thing she needs is a front-page scandal.
Brinley can’t stop thinking about her Stowe-bound hook-up…until her father’s intern, Patrick, starts flirting. Is it time to abandon her fling now that she has a more appropriate suitor?
With the second highest office in the land up for grabs, everyone is picking sides. But where does the heart lie when duty, truth, and love collide?

Title: Georgetown Academy Book Four
Author:  Jessica Koosed Etting and Alyssa Embree Schwartz
Series: Georgetown Academy
Publisher:  Coliloquy, LLC
Format: ebook from the publisher
ISBN: 9781937804220
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: June 11th 2013
Number of pages:

 
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I jumped at the chance to read this fourth book, mostly because I missed Brinley, but this last installment was so much more than just gossip, we can clearly see the girls are growing up and facing a few dangerous path, but they always chose the right thing and this last book left me hoping for more in this series.

Brinley was a busy girl and she had to handle two things: her new boo is just a townie and don’t have money, but make her happy and her heart race, so the moments together are so worthy; and last issue is more demanding because now she has to help Taryn, if you’re following this series is pretty clear these two don’t get along like never.

Evan has a great new guy and handle him and all those things connected with fame are a bit too much for her, but I think she could had done a little better when we think about her friendship and all those years she spent in GA. She should now things would change.

Taryn and Ellie are actually facing the same problem. Their parents are running to be the next vice-president. so they have to handle media and gossip, but worst off all are those boyfriends. Guys problem are always the most difficult and we can clearly see these two fighting to help their parents and still trying to maintain a normality.

I really liked this book, except for Evan, but I was never really her fan. Brinley was awesome and Ellie is finally learning how to handle things.

Series in Order

#1 – Georgetown Academy Book One
#2 – Georgetown Academy Book Two
#3 – Georgetown Academy Book Three
#4 – Georgetown Academy Book Four

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Young Adult Review: Georgetown Academy Book Three by Jessica Koosed Etting and Alyssa Embree Schwartz

Georgetown Academy: Book Three

The frosty chill that’s settled over Georgetown Academy isn’t just from the winter weather—growing up in the D.C. fishbowl isn’t for everyone, but a break from the Beltway might just restore some sanity.
Ellie Walker’s suffered through a lifetime of scandal in a few short weeks, and now must watch her true love fall for someone else. But will a dose of fresh New England air—and an irresistible newcomer who plays by his own rules—provide the change of pace she so desperately needs?
Riding high after her smashing D.C. debut, Taryn Reyes hatches a plan to cement her relationship with Gabe. But she may get more than she bargained for when she enlists Brooks’ help.
Evan Harnett would do anything to protect her friends. But one moment of weakness, and now she’s on the outs with both Hunter and Ellie. Hot on the trail of a new story, she’s heartbroken to find it leads straight back to Ellie. Can she save her friend and their friendship?
Brinley Madison’s Clinton-esque downfall was bad enough, but between family obligations, protecting her friends, and managing local gossip, will she be able to regain her social standing without losing her peace of mind?
Privileged kids in a posh hotel with nothing to do but scheme and ski—and they thought D.C. was a pressure cooker? One thing’s for sure: what happens in Vermont definitely won’t stay in Vermont.

Title: Georgetown Academy Book Three
Author:  Jessica Koosed Etting and Alyssa Embree Schwartz
Series: Georgetown Academy
Publisher:  Coliloquy, LLC
Format: ebook from NetGalley
ISBN: 9781937804176
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: January 2013
Number of pages: 120

 
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So Winter is coming and the drama never ends, but this time things lots control for a few of those girls and Brinley is still my favorite after everything she did and how much she helped Ellie, who I still think is so damn naïve, that it fells like she let things pass just to be happy for awhile.

I don’t like Taryn and how much she became lost in this relationship with Gabe, because came on can’t she see that it’s clear he likes Ellie and she’s just a fling, but Brooke that actually likes her it’s pushed to the corner.

Evan is getting really good in this strange world and becoming a really nice character to follow, but still needs to learn a few things with Brinley to actually own the news.

Series in Order

#1 – Georgetown Academy Book One
#2 – Georgetown Academy Book Two
#3 – Georgetown Academy Book Three

Georgetown Academy: Book One Georgetown Academy: Book Two Georgetown Academy: Book Three

Young Adult Review: Georgetown Academy: Book Two by Jessica Koosed Etting and Alyssa Embree Schwartz

Georgetown Academy: Book Two

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.
What’s Cool from Coliloquy:
As the Georgetown Academy girls get ready for Follow the Stars, authors Alyssa and Jessica let readers decide which of the main girls to follow. You’ll see scandalous behavior, unexpected liaisons, and secret betrayals…all giving you a different perspective as events unfold.

Title: Georgetown Academy: Book Two
Author:  Jessica Koosed Etting and Alyssa Enbree Schwartz
Series: Georgetown Academy
Publisher:  Coliloquy
Format: ebook from NetGalley
ISBN: 9781937804145
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: October 15th 2012

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This book was better than the first one, mostly because we already know the girls and there’s also some stories to follow so it was nice seeing where things could go, but I felt better with the girls POV and the night in question was more interesting.
 
Ellie is learning a little of control on her emotions but we can still see how much she struggles to accept people is bad and gossip is fuel for those schools, but her personal life is actually one open book after her mother became a congresswoman.
 
Brinley is my favorite of the bunch for now because she actually takes control of the situations and changes the courses before anyone can think off saying something bad about her. She’s a queen and knows where to press for the right points.
 
Taryn is actually getting really good with these politics and shows how much her family has spine and control. She learned to fight back and actually win, but the best part is how much she suffers, showing she’s good from the heart and it’s only defending herself.

Series in Order

#1 – Georgetown Academy Book One
#2 – Georgetown Academy Book Two
#3 – Georgetown Academy Book Three

Georgetown Academy: Book One Georgetown Academy: Book Two Georgetown Academy: Book Three

Young Adult Review: Georgetown Academy Book One by Jessica Kossed Etting and Alyssa Embree Schwartz

Georgetown Academy: Book One

It’s the beginning of a new political administration. That might not mean much at most high schools, but at Georgetown Academy, Washington D.C.’s most elite prep school, January 20th means new alliances, new flings, and new places to party.
While freshmen—nicknamed “interns” for their willingness to jump into bed with anyone higher on the D.C. totem pole—navigate the not-so-friendly halls of GA searching for Algebra and Bio classes, the school’s lifers have other things on their minds.
For self-proclaimed D.C. royalty Brimley Madison (of those Madison’s), the first day of school is all about establishing the social hierarchy and playing the part of perfect political wife to her boyfriend, the outgoing Vice President’s son. Too bad he has a wandering eye that puts Bill Clinton’s to shame. Can she keep him, and her own secret vice, in check?
Ellie Walker, Brimley’s best friend, floats through the halls on the arm of golden boy Hunter McKnight (the JFK of GA). But when her ex-boyfriend, Gabe, returns to town and her Senator mother’s political nemesis is reelected, Ellie’s life starts to snowball out of control.
Shy, quiet Evan Hartnett is more into books than beer, and her closet is full of t-shirts and jeans instead of Jason Wu and Jimmy Choo. No one’s ever really noticed her—but she’s been noticing them. When her star rises as an intern at D.C.’s most-watched political news show, she soon finds the two worlds colliding in ways that make her question what’s secret and what’s fair game.
New girl Taryn Reyes is all laid-back, California cool; with a father who’s in line to be the first Hispanic president, she’s ready to dive into the D.C. scene with an open mind. But when her fellow students turn out to be more interested in spreading rumors than making friends, she realizes that forging a drama-free path might be a lot harder than she thinks.
With so many new friends and former flames in the mix, things are bound to get a little heated. And while diplomatic immunity might keep the cops away, there’s not much it can do about the press.
In a town where one teenage misstep can turn into a national scandal, the students at Georgetown Academy will have to be on their best behavior—or, at least, they’ll have to make the world believe that they are.
Because there’s only one rule: whatever you do, don’t get caught.

Title: Georgetown Academy Book One
Author: Jessica Kossed Etting and Alyssa Embree Schwartz
Series: Georgetown Academy
Publisher: Coliloquy, LLC
Format: ebook from NetGalley
ISBN: 9781937804138
Genre: Young Adult
Release date: October 24th 2012
Number of pages: 126

 
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I have a slight problem with this book for a simple point. It was a bit confusing for me the POVs, I liked that could chose and how much it shoed inside the girls mind, but it was a bit too much reading 4 different people reactions for one single night.
 
I liked the story. It’s full of intrigue and suspicious. These girl are like dynamite and everything it’s a point for explosion. I liked the drama, but it was so fun seeing how much these girls could lie and get away with everything.
 
I liked Evan more than them other girls, she sound more normal and less trouble maker than the rest of the bunch, but they are so evil together, it’s like a TV show where every problem could be easily changed for the right price and words. Taryn was a bit to naïve for being raised in California and her father was a governor, but she learned real fast how to save herself in DC right? Brinley was the only one that I actually thinks has the right mind for a DC girl, always thinking about her next move and getting the best place ever. Ellie was a bit too boring for me, with her problems and her sensitivity.
 
I liked the setting too, because it’s so fun to see things happening in DC where all the drama unfold.
 

Series in Order

#1 – Georgetown Academy Book One
#2 – Georgetown Academy Book Two
#3 – Georgetown Academy Book Three

Georgetown Academy: Book One Georgetown Academy: Book Two Georgetown Academy: Book Three