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Vengeance (Private #14)

4.02 of 5 stars 4.02  ·  rating details  ·  2,024 ratings  ·  148 reviews
After the shocking revelation that Reed and Noelle are descended from witches, and the harrowing ordeal at Reed's birthday party that followed, the Billings Girls are faced with their final test: getting out of Easton alive. Whether they'll succeed or not remains to be seen as this New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling series with more than 1.6 million copies in print c ...more
Paperback, 222 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Simon & Schuster Children's (first published August 30th 2011)
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Maria Lemus
First of all, I'd like to say that the only reason this book gets 2 stars is because I liked the rest of the series.

Going into the book, I had no idea what to expect. The first novel, Private, was great and so were the other 7 books, but after that everything went downhill. Still, I decided to give the final book a chance. I was expecting a huge twist, and that's what I got. The thing is, it wasn't a good twist.

Some of the grammar and punctuation in the book was incorrect. On top of that, the pl
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Alright, so I have given all of the books in the Private series five stars apart from the previous book (Ominous). I hated the sudden witchcraft element and felt like Kate Brian had lost the plot with her usually so intelligent explanations for all of the crazy things that happens in the life of the Billings girls. Luckily for me (and other readers who felt the same way) it abandons the 'wow, we're witches?' element and I was so happy that it got back on tra
SPOILERS IF YOU HAVENT READ CRUEL LOVE. So i've been looking forward to this book since I finished the last one, but not anymore. I feel like I know how Reeds story ends already. She graduates and goes to george town because thats where Arianna tracks her down to... I feel like the only thing this book is going to tell me is if they get Billings rebuilt or not.
At the end of it all, I feel that the Private series deserves some credit. For the past year or so, they've provided me with my guilty pleasure YA soap-opera mash trashy chic lit fix. I need those. They've consistantly given me decent storylines, semi-likable characters and enough slightly cliche plot twists to keep me guessing and putting the next book on hold at the library. No, they've never been 'good', and I have overdosed at times and gotten altogether sick of them (and the insepid Reed), ...more

I must agree with the general consensus on this one: Vengeance is an underwhelming, surprisingly inconclusive conclusion to the lengthy Private series. As Reed plans to rebuild Billings, she is once again stalked and yet another character returns from the dead. I happen to love characters who come back from the dead; that's not the problem here, and neither is the identity of said non-corpse (but why couldn't it be Thomas?). It's that the motives of Reed's antagonists are both mea
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I don't care anymore. I really don't.

*takes a deep breath*
This book was surprisingly good, after the fiasco previous 4 books had been, this one turned out be a surprise. I am so relieved that Kate Brian managed to return to her usual form and deliver a good end to this series. There were many, MANY holes in the story but the suspense and drama made me nearly forget all of that.


First thing, the story of witchcraft and wizardry saw no closure. None at all. Ominous was all about Billings being a coven, those 11 girl
When I first started reading this series in early April, I never expected it to end like this.

At first I thought it was just about a bunch of rich snobs who love to party. All they cared about was shoes and boyfriends, just like any other chick-lit YA novel.

Nooooo, I was so wrong. This was about everything from taking Vaca's in New York to murder. By the first word of Private, I was hooked. That's my story about the Private series and it pains me to see it go.

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Laura García
the best saga I have ever read!! JUST AMAZING! <3 <3
I finished Vengeance the day it came out. Over all, I was very shocked. It was nothing like I expected. I was REALLY hoping for an epilogue, but Kate Didn't give us that. I don't see why though. Maybe she plans on doing a spinoff with Noelle of Josh? Hope so. I was hoping for more, but I liked it. Private will always be my favorite series. :)
I did think it was weird to have the witchcraft thrown in in previous books and then have it disappear. Not sure if this was really all that exciting of a conclusion to the series, but I enjoyed the series as a whole so I gave thus 4 stars anyway.

Next up: reading the privilege series.
Ayra Pirante
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Absolutely LOVED this book/series !!!!!
Janelle Dazzlepants
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As a very loyal fan and long-time admirer of this series, all I can say is... "Well, that's disappointing."

It's the final novel, it's supposed to be explosive, and I get that the twist was supposed to make our jaw drop or something, but it all just felt very contrived to me. Like a plot that wasn't meant to happen that way from the start and was just changed later, so the added details and explanations were scrambled at the last minute. It was unimpressive, disconnected, and repetitive. I'm not
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❤Rose (◕‿◕✿)
OMG....wait. does this mean private's over??? No f'in way! This series has literally ruled my holidays... They were amazing, and they were the whole reason [or atleast most] that i finished 15 books in 4 days... have to say, that's a personal achievement....

Neway, one thing I have to say... or two things...
1. I'm sorry, but Reed's choice in men was... terrible
First died. Second was accused of first's murder. Third she used to get into a party and was the guy her BEST FRIEND liked. Fourth was the
Kayla Giuliani
let me first say that i love this series. it was pretty much what got me into reading. the series however has gone on to long and has gotten away from the orignal topic.

the end was just not satisfying at all. and its just not fair that everything is always okay. i love reed but i guess i kind of wish she would have died or something would have happened to her- it would have been a nice twist. even some other major character like noelle dying would have been good for the plot. the series kind of
Ashley - Book Labyrinth
Finally got around to this one! I actually pre-ordered it, and then it took me a year to actually read it. I'm not sure why, exactly. I think I had been reading this series for SO LONG that I kind of wanted to wait and hold out for a while, so I could keep thinking about it and theorizing how it would end. Now with a new Kate Brian book coming out soonish I figured I should give this one a go.

In a way I feel like this series could have ended sooner. How many people want to kill Reed, honestly?!
I'm so sad that I finished the series. I wish there was another book! Kate Brian can totally
write about Reed's senior year. The end of Vengeance was so suprising!!! I dropped the book and my mouth was hanging open! It was such a big twist! Overall I loved every single book in the private series.
Kate Brian never let me down. From Reed, to noelle the charecters she created made me smile laugh and cry. I really really liked Josh and Sawyer. Kiran and Taylor were great. And all the other Billing G
Jessica Lawlor
*Spoilers ahead if you aren’t up to date on the PRIVATE and PRIVILEGE series

After Billings was knocked down, Reed felt like she lost a part of herself. After all, Billings was the place she met Noelle and her other friends, and finally felt like she fit in. Reed sets out to re-build Billings. Newly rich after learning she and Noelle are sisters (and after the murder of Noelle and her father) Reed puts all her energy into re-building the dorm. With the big groundbreaking weekend ahead and hundred
Well, one of my guilty pleasures is now over. And, I'm not sure how I'm going to fill this void now that Private is no longer.
I was putting off this book because I didn't want it to end. I've devoured each installment of this series and eagerly waited for the next one to come out each time. Oh, Ms. Brian, please write more so I can have something fantastical to read about.
This series was all about fantasy to me - beyond rich kids at a private school in New England - doing whatever they want - in
FIVE YEARS I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS. I AM DONE THE SERIES!!!!!! IT'S OVER!!!!!!!!!! I AM REJOICING AS I WRITE THIS!!!!!!! Okay so...I started out by LOVING this series, I loved Reed, and Thomas, and even Noelle and Arianna. By the...eighth book I think...I started to actually HATE most of them...not Thomas, he was dead but EVERY OTHER CHARACTER in this series. Reed was SO whiny and just could not help herself. The other big problem I started was that the plot was PAPER THIN, there was ALWAYS ...more

My review contains some spoilers from previous Private books, but NOT from Vengeance, assuming you have read every other book before it.

The end is not near, it's here! After 14 installments and 2 prequels, the Private series has come to an end.

Going into Vengeance I thought that initially at least, there would be more talk about Mr. Lange's death and you know, more grief, and that it would take more time for the girls to go back to thinking about boyfriends and frenemies. Unfortunately, th
Vengeance by Kate Brian

The last book in the Private series, ended as much of the readers would've expected. Once again Reed Brennan found herself at the center of deceit and death. It seems as though someone doesn't want her to rebuild the Billings house and the plot to stop her will only cause more pain for the young student.

Kate Brian does an effective job at setting the book up for a climatic ending! When a past Billings girl comes back... "If I wasn't so completely thrown by the presence of

Private goes out with a bang!

Reed is back at Easton for her junior year with just one goal - to rebuild billings under HER rules. Mr langes' death, and reeds' subsequent trust fund, will be more then enough to fund the project - it should be easy, right?

But nothing ever comes easy for reed brennen. When construction is suddenly halted days before the billings dorm is due to reopen, reeds paranoia hits an all time high. She knows someone is out to mess with her,
Erica Alyson
All good things come to an end sometimes. I really wanted this series to go on forever. The las few books were okay but I have fell in love with the characters over the years. Noelle, Reed, Ivy, Josh, they were all part of one of my favorite series and I hate knowing this was the end.

This wasn't the best book in the series it felt a lot like the last few. With the only difference being it was the last. From book one I was hooked. From going through Ariana, Thomas, Cheyenne it became part of my
I loved this book so much!!!! I got hooked on this 14 book series about a year ago, and I couldn't wait for the final book to come out, Vengeance. This series by Kate Brian is very well written in my opinion. There is great voice and tone, as well as description! It is a mystery and has amazing cliffhangers! I literally could not put this book down. I just couldn't wait to finish it!!

Vengeance is about a once not so wealthy girl, but has now inherited a lot of money from her biological father wh
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Kate Brian is the author of the SHADOWLANDS TRILOGY (SHADOWLANDS, HEREAFTER & ENDLESS), as well as the New York Times bestselling PRIVATE and PRIVILEGE series, and the wildly popular MEGAN MEADE'S GUIDE TO THE MCGOWAN BOYS. She also writes teen fiction under the name Kieran Scott.
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Other Books in the Series

Private (1 - 10 of 14 books)
  • Private (Private, #1)
  • Invitation Only (Private, #2)
  • Untouchable (Private, #3)
  • Confessions (Private, #4)
  • Inner Circle (Private, #5)
  • Legacy (Private, #6)
  • Ambition (Private, #7)
  • Revelation (Private, #8)
  • Paradise Lost (Private, #9)
  • Suspicion (Private, #10)
Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys Private (Private, #1) Invitation Only (Private, #2) Confessions (Private, #4) Untouchable (Private, #3)

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