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Secrets and Lies (Capital Girls #2)

3.58  ·  Rating Details  ·  139 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Jealousy, rivalry, and dark secrets threaten to tear the girls apart in this sizzling follow-up to Capital Girls: Secrets and Lies by Ella Monroe

It's the start of senior year, and Excelsior Prep is on Code 3 lockdown. Secret Service agents swarm the halls searching for the First Son's girlfriend, Jackie Whitman. Outside a SWAT team hunts for the man who's been threatening
Paperback, 304 pages
Published November 13th 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Mar 04, 2014 Chelsey rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the Capital Girls series, and I am hooked! I reviewed the first book in the series on its release date, August 7, and absolutely could not wait until I could get my hands on this book. This story picks up right where the last one left off with Lettie, Laura Beth, Jackie, and unfortunately, Whitney Remick. They are all harboring secrets in this book and their lives are consumed of one lie after another. I think the reason that I love this series so much is because of th ...more
Dec 04, 2012 Liviania rated it really liked it
The Capital Girls are back! Jackie is dealing with a stalker, Lettie is threatened with deportation, Laura Beth's boyfriend's parents are accused of being terrorists, and Whitney just wants to return to LA. Just another day on the Hill.

I liked that SECRETS AND LIES called out a few of its sillier aspects in this entry. It's pointed out that gossip about the president and her generation matters a lot more than whatever their kids are doing. One of her classmates calls her out for continuing to ha
Maria Mitchell
Dec 10, 2012 Maria Mitchell rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads Giveaways in exchange for a review.

Secrets and Lies the second Capital Girls novel by Ella Monroe starts off soon after the first novel left off. Lettie, Laura Beth, and Jackie are all still friends with Whitney circling them for information and using her blackmail over Laura Beth to her advantage. Laura Beth seems content with her boyfriend Sol and is less obsessed with Jackie's boyfriend, Andrew. Lettie and Daniel are in limbo as eith
Nov 17, 2012 Kate rated it it was ok
Secrets and Lies is the perfect title for this book - there's not a character that's not lying and carrying secrets around with them. After the accident in the end of the first novel, Capital Girls, Lettie, Laura Beth and Jackie are all trying to come to terms with the loss of their friend. But the drama doesn't stop there. Several kidnapping threats have been made regarding Jackie, Lettie's facing deportation and Laura Beth still has Whitney on her tail causing trouble wherever she goes.

This bo
Secrets and Lies.... those are the things that revolves around the Capital girls' lives.

Jackie, Laura Beth, Lettie and Taylor were inseparable. Until some tragic accident killed Taylor. They don't know who killed her, but they did know who she was with before she died. But can they dig up the secret about Taylor's death, when the last person she's with is the son of the President, who can cover up any secrets and lies...

Jackie is Washington's IT girl, best friend of the dead leader of their cliq
Dec 28, 2013 Mitsy rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Mystery lovers
Shelves: mystery
This came as a surprise with my Capital Girls book and I'm glad it did.

From the very beginning, Jackie Whitman is under Secret Service protection. Someone has been sending threats to the White House and her school. Jackie is understandably scared and an emotional wreck. This mystery overshadows every aspect of the story.

As for Jackie's best friends, they have their own issues. Lettie is about to get deported with her parents. Laura Beth has a new boyfriend, Sol, who her parents disapprove o
Leona J.
Aug 07, 2013 Leona J. rated it really liked it
Shelves: to-die-for
The title itself is pretty self-explanatory. This second novel in the Capital Girls series by Ella Monroe is clever, entertaining, and full of the usual teenage drama.

We start off the story right where we left off in the first novel, Jackie, the first son's girlfriend, Laura Beth, and Lettie start their senior year of high school but with one thing missing. The other fourth of their little entourage, Taylor Cane, who had passed away in a sudden car crash. In this novel, you follow the three gir
Christine H
Nov 22, 2012 Christine H rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: YA fans who like politics and intrigues
The thing with adults who can’t get enough of YA books is that we tend to read a lot faster than we used to when we actually were of the YA ages. Well, at least I do. So when I pick up something nice like Secrets and Lies by Ella Monroe, and I like it a lot, I end up reading it in a couple of days. And then my jaw drops in silent frustration at the cliffhanger at the end of the novel. The first two chapters of the next book don’t help much, as I’m still left to deal with the carpal tunnel in my ...more
I wasn't particularly impressed by the first book in the Capital Girls series, and I was even less impressed by this, the second book in the series. It's disappointing because I really wanted to like this series. The potential is definitely there, but unfortunately, the execution is lacking.

The real problem here is not the plot, which is just about what you would expect of a Gossip Girl/soap opera type story (admittedly the book is fairly ambitious/busy on the soap opera plot front). The problem
Oct 31, 2013 Rowena rated it liked it
Shelves: for-review
First thing that I noticed about the cover of this book is that all of the girls look like they’re Latin brunettes but as I got into the story, I realized that Jackie (one of the main characters) is actually a blonde. So where is she and who are those girls on the cover, I wonder?

Curious minds want to know, or not really.

Anyway, on with the review. I went into this book, not really knowing what to expect. I didn’t read the first book in this series and I didn’t know any of the characters so I sp
Soma Rostam "IOB"
Jan 05, 2013 Soma Rostam "IOB" rated it really liked it
I am very sorry that I haven't read the first book in the series; I didn't even

know that this was a series! But when I started reading this one, I didn't feel

confused. Just a few times. But this was a great read, throughout.
Jackie, Laura-Beth, and Lettie are the Capital Girls. They are fun, they are

beautiful, but their lives are far from perfect. Jackie can't escape the rumors

surrounding her, and her boyfriend, Andrew, and their off-and-on relationships.

But Jackie has a very good reason t
Sep 01, 2014 Sumney rated it really liked it
The Capital Girls series is like a mix between gossip girl and pretty little liars (the books of course), and it has a unique setting (Washington, D.C.) The first book was just okay but I enjoyed bok #2 A LOT!! It's to bad that the third book is the final one, because I'm starting to get a little addicted to the misadventures of the Capital Girls. I'm going to go read the next one ASAP! If you like gossip girl or pretty little liars you need to try Capital Girls!
Patrice Hoffman
*Won ARC through Goodreads giveaway*

I think I'm hooked to this series. Although its young adult chick-lit this group of characters is fun to watch. The drama continues from the first book Capital Girls. This book is a little less cliched than the first but the ridiculousness of the lives of these socialites is still unbelievable. It was especially fun to escape my everyday life to take a glimpse into a world I will never be a part of. This series is highly entertaining and just plain fun. I look
Mar 17, 2014 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Christine Sanchez
Won from "Goodreads First Reads" - As the story gets deeper more scandal is revealed, mixing up the ever changing relationships between the capital girls. A nice addition to the first book.
Erica Alyson
Apr 03, 2014 Erica Alyson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was better then the first. The pacing was great and I was hooked from the very first page!
Ashley Mann
Apr 04, 2013 Ashley Mann rated it it was amazing
Love it! I've read right threw these books! So ready for the 3rd one!
Dec 16, 2013 Sophia rated it did not like it
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Ella Monroe is the pen name of authors Maz Rauber and Amy Reingold. Maz grew up in Australia and was a New York Post reporter before turning to fiction-writing. In her previous life, Amy was a Cordon Bleu trained chef and textile artist. After leaving her Midwestern hometown, Amy moved to Chicago, London, and Hong Kong. Both of us now live in Washington D.C., where each of us raised two kids. Maz ...more
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