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Inner Circle (Private #5)

4.07 of 5 stars 4.07  ·  rating details  ·  6,426 ratings  ·  164 reviews
Reed Brennan arrived at Easton Academy expecting to find an idyllic private school experience—challenging classes, adorably preppy boys, and a chance to create a new life for herself. Instead, she discovered lies, deception, blackmail, and murder. But, thankfully, the killers were caught and the nightmare is finally over.

Now, with a new school year ahead of her, Reed ste
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Published August 31st 2010 by Tantor Media (first published January 1st 2007)
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Zemika White
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This book was awesome. The suspense kept me on the edge of my seat. The romance made me feel all bubbly inside and the drama? Oh, the drama! I was practically clinging myself to the book. I even snapped (by an accident) at someone for interrupting my focus in the book. I felt I was like Reed, the jealously, the hatred of Cheyenne for being unfair to three of the newcomers and her almost 'Sleeping with my boyfriend!' I was even angry at Josh (Boyfriend) for making me believe he lov
Kari Anderson
Oy Vey! A lot is a changin’ at Easton Academy. Noelle and the “Mean Girls” are gone. Inner Circle picks up at the beginning of Reed’s second year at Easton. The last we’d heard from her was winter break of her first year. And as I said, a lot has changed.

There’s a new headmaster, Reed has a new roommate and there’s a new Billings “Queen B”. Not to mention 6 open spots at Billings and 80 years of tradition that are being thrown out the door.

The “Mean Girls” may have treated Reed horribly, killed
Having read the other books, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this little sucker. (: And I am definitely glad I did! Kate Brians books are so stunningly written. Maybe not the details, but she gives her characters so much life. Nobody is perfect in her books, maybe thats why I like them so much. This book was surprise after surprise, and just when I thought I knew what was going to happen next, something totally opposite would happen.

This book really made me feel. I mean, everything that happe
Ariana Osgood was finally arrested for the murder of Thomas Pearson.
Now that everything's back to normal, Reed Brennan can finally enjoy a second new year at Easton Academy.

A new headmaster sets new rules for the Billings, destroying the several decades old tradition. Cheyenne Martin finds this an insult, and she will do anything to maintain the traditions--no matter what. Reed isn't happy with this Cheyenne--backstabbing, and willing to steal Josh Hollis from her (view spoiler)
Ranya Kassem
I enjoyed reading this book. The drama and romance and friendship all at once made the book really interesting. Sometimes I feel like I'm Reed, when reading the book like I'm the one dealing with the situations she has to deal with. I really hated Cheyenne for what she's done to Reed and how she hurt her mentally. Well one the other hand it made the book more interesting and I think that this author is a great author and comes up with creative ideas!
Isn't  Lovely

I give this book a 4.5.
Kate Brian has a way of connecting the reader to the character that it's amazing. I finished this book in one sitting and also the last one, but I found 'Confessions' a lot more valuable.

Reed is ready to put all the last- year drama behind and start a new year at Easton with her too-much-of-a-perfect- boyfriend, until yet again she experiences a new leader at Billings trying to put things her way despite the new Dean's say in it. Noelle, Kiran and Taylor haven't been b
Private arc 2 begins! Book 5 begins a little over a year after where the 4th book left off. We learn that Reed's 2nd semester of sophomore year was fairly uneventful, but fun. We pick up at the beginning of Reed's junior year. There's a new headmaster at Easton Academy, and he is here to make changes. One of his first acts is to reform Billings. He says that it's just a dorm and forbids any "sorority-like" behavior. Cheyenne, the new queen bee, is pissed. She also doesn't listen, choosing to go ...more
I’m not usually the type to read (and enjoy) books about the lifestyles of the rich and the shameless, but the more and more I read the Private series the more and more I find myself willing to make an exception for Kate Brian’s series.

Inner Circle is my second Private novel, having read Suspicion (the eleventh in the series) first1 and one thing I have been impressed with is the recapping the events of previous books in the series. As someone reading out-of-order I’ve appreciated the summings u
In this book, Reed comes back to Easton in a more positive attitude, because guess what? The blackmailing, lies, deception, and murder are finally over-the killers were caught and everything is finally going normal. Well... almost. This year the old Billings Girls are gone and the new Billings Girls are in. Welcome Constance, Missy, Lorna, Kiki, Astrid, and Sabine. The only problem is that the head of Billings, Cheyenne Martin, doesn't want some of the new girls in Billings, and she will try to ...more
This book is part of the sequel to the Private series which started as when Reed Brennan arrived at Easton Academy expecting to find an idyllic private school experience -- challenging classes, adorably preppy boys, and a chance to create a new life for herself,but instead, she discovered lies, deception, blackmail, and...murder. But, thankfully, the killers were caught and the nightmare is finally over except now the old billings girls are gone.Now with a new school year ahead of her, Reed step ...more
Noemi claudine
This ist he 5th book in the private series. Cheynne is made president of billings. and 6 new members are added to the Billings, Kiki, Astrid, Lorna, Missy, Consatnce, and new comert Sabine. Everything is goignwell except t hat cheynnee hates reed and Reed hates Cheyenne. Secretd are Uncoverd and a schooking ending wants everyone hungry for more.

I cant connect to this bok by a connection. In my old shchool I used to have a enemy, i hated her, and she hated me. We were so mean to eachither just
Janelle Dazzlepants
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Reed goes back to Easton, which comes as a suprise to some, considering what she went through her first Semester there. She's back though and ready to show that she does deserve to be there, and with her boy friend Josh she knows she can do it. Things seem to be going well until the new head master, Comwrell, tells the girls they do not get to chose who lives in the house. Reed handles it well, but Cheyenne, not so much and she tries to make the girls earn their way in. When Reed stands up to he ...more
Adrika Chakraborty
Book numero cinco.... Reed Brennan is now returning to Easton after a somewhat tumultuous sophomore year. The original Billings girls are long gone, (with Ariana in the slammer) and Reed looks forward to a normal, enjoyable year at her prestigious academy with her lovable boyfriend, Josh. However, things are far from normal....the new headmaster announces that Billings is forbidden from holding their traditional initiation, and chooses 6 new girls to live in the Billings Hall. Reed is relieved, ...more
Jessica Lawlor
Inner Circle, the fifth installment of the Private series starts a brand new school year at Easton Academy. With the Billings girls gone, Reed is sad, but a little bit excited to have a normal school year. However, Reed is going to get ANYTHING but normal.

Cheyenne, a character who is mentioned in the other books, but who doesn’t really play a prominent role is the new self-proclaimed leader of Billings dorm this year. Reed hates that Cheyenne and some of the other Billings girls want to haze the
Paperback Princess
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Reed Brennan arrived at Easton Academy expecting to find an idyllic private school experience -- challenging classes, adorably preppy boys, and a chance to create a new life for herself. Instead, she discovered lies, deception, blackmail, and...murder. But, thankfully, the killers were caught and the nightmare is finally over.

Now, with a new school year ahead of her, Reed steps back on Easton's ivy-covered campus ready to start over. Reed is no longer under the fab four's protection, which means
"Inner Circle" is the fifth novel in Kate Brian's "Private" series. I'll admit this is one of the first novels I've read in the series, and I've read them a bit out of order. However, reading the novel does make me want to read more, as Brian maintains such a fluidly paced, dramatic interpretation of Reed Brennan's return to Easton Academy.

After last year, Reed returns for the new semester looking forward to new changes. She's a regular member of the elite Billings group and meets both new and o
Jennifer Wardrip
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Previously in PRIVATE:

Josh Hollis, Reed's new boyfriend, was arrested since everyone believed that he was the killer. But the murder of Thomas was finally solved when Ariana had confessed to going back, after the girls had kidnapped him and tied him up, and beating him to death, mainly because Thomas loved Reed more. While Ariana was arrested, so were the other girls, while Reed found her way back home, only to find herself wa
Why did you chose this book?

Honestly because Ive been reading the series, for so long now and its the 5th one; I'm just totally hooked and obsessed with the series. I love it so much, it gets better by each book. Its amazing, and I will read until the end of the series.

In 1-2 sentences only explain the plot of the story.

This book was so intense, from the beginning Reed and Cheyenne are bumping heads, not agreeing on anything. Which obviously ends up causing a problem; how a couple of new girls e
Noa Meshorer
Inner Circle is the 5th book of the Private novel series. After a hard very hard year with lots of conflicts and dangerous problems that almost cost Reed’s life, she decides to come back to Easton Academy. Six of the Billing Girls left the school because they were accused for Thomas’s murder. Cheyenne, another Billings girl, becomes the new leader (she also becomes Reed’s enemy). She make 6 other girls, Constance, Missy, Lorna, Kiki, Astrid and Sabine do many tasks to fully belong into Billings ...more
Oct 31, 2007 Nian rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Girls
Shelves: 2007
Although I loved the Private series from the very beginning, I thought the latest installment was a bit disappointing.

Last year was about betrayal, lies and murder. But that's all in the past, and Reed Brennan, whose suffered through it all, is ready for a fresh start. And a fresh start means that the old Billings Girls are gone. Now there's a new headmaster who doesn't care about the Billings House being a legacy. And Cheyenne, who's appointed herself as the new Billings Queen, is not taking t
It’s Reed’s junior year at Easton Academy. She has returned to school determined to move forward after the tragic events of last year. Now that the Billings Girls are gone and a new headmaster has been hired, Billings House won’t be the same. The new headmaster assigns six new girls to Billings, against the traditional process. This causes dissension among the current Billings Girls, which will eventually lead to an outcome that none of the girls will see coming.

Inner Circle introduces (and brin
Tiny Pants
This was the first book I read in the Private series, which I'd previously avoided, figuring it would be just another stupid boarding school series. And indeed yes -- the boarding school milieu, marveling at the beautiful buildings and old-school New England ambiance, the cable-knit cashmere sweaters and the perfectly-worn-in designer jeans -- are getting to be beyond cliche.

That aside though, the fast-paced plot of these books makes them very different from some of their boarding school peers.
Originally reviewed - 5/22/08

I was skeptical about continuing to read this series after the events of the fourth book, Confessions. I was worried that the second chapter of the series (books 5 to 8) wouldn't be as great as the first part. But as usual, I was wrong. This book was intense from the first sentence. Reed was the same. I didn't find that she changed that much. The new characters blend in seemlessly. Reed's budding relationship with a previously known character makes me worry about her
This was hard to rate. It was either 4 stars or 5. Since we can only do a solid number, I just chose 4, although I would say a 4.5. Yes, it rounds to 5, but I guess a 4 is more fitting, as it wasn't one of those books that I was absolutely in love with, though it was really good.
There were very few, but still some, grammar errors, but ah well. I'm a grammar freak, so I doubt many other noticed. But one error I did notice that was a slightly important deal to me, however, was how Josh had green e
these book are so fantastic.

Cheyenne is the leader of Billings.
She tries to make Reed jealous by drugging Josh

Reed is having a secret correspondence w. Dash

Reed møder Noelle in s Restaurant

Cheyenne begår selvmord because the new Rektor op skolen ikke kan lide pigernes ritualer og så noget.

they've got a new rektor named Cromwell

Gaga and Josh are the only ones back from last year that we now well.
this book didn't really live up to my exceptions as the other books did. I guess without Noelle and her crew these books won't be soo great.

Cheyenne takes over and the new headmaster tries to enforce everything and leave billings girls as only a place to live. Cheyenne will not accept this, the new head master sends in 6 girls that none of the billings girls had approved of beforehand. Cheyenne tests them and does cruel things, that's when Reed can't take it and goes against her with the other g
Gayaneh Pirjanloo
I chose this book because I wanted to continue the series. Summer break was finally over, she was back at Easton Academy trying to start fresh with new people even though rumors were still going about the murderer. Reed didn't care because she new they were locked up so she didn't have anything to worry about. The new Billing girls were not allowed the keep the traditions but the new leader was trying her best to keep everything the same. My favorite quote was "I don't need more drama in my lif ...more
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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)
  • Legacy (Private, #6)
  • Ambition (Private, #7)
  • Revelation (Private, #8)
  • Paradise Lost (Private, #9)
  • Suspicion (Private, #10)
  • Scandal (Private, #11)
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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