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Pure Sin (Privilege #5)

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  1,606 ratings  ·  61 reviews
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Published October 5th 2010 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (first published September 25th 2010)
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Janelle Dazzlepants
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Best Enemies...
After getting rid of her best-friend-turned-enemy, Ariana Osgood should be on the top of the world. She's in love with a hot guy. She's a member of Atherton-Pryce Hall's best secret society. And she's one of the most popular girls on campus. But now that Lexa Greene knows a terrible secret about her, everything Ariana has worked so hard for hangs in the balance. Can she keep up the facade...or is her house of cards about to tumble around her?

From the author of the bestsel
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Another great installment, although the story is less exciting than before. I mainly find the problem with Lexa annoying, and I couldn't help wishing she'll die in the next book. At least Ariana didn't kill her (or anyone) in this book, which I suppose is an improvement? Part of me really wants Ariana to get her happy ending already, but unfortunately that also means no more books. It just gets tiresome sometimes watching trouble cropping up for her all the time, one right after another. It must ...more
Tiny Pants
I know, I've been off Goodreads forever -- busy with other stuff, but also I've really been feeling the dearth of trashy YA lit. For real, I went to a bookstore the other day, and their entire YA section was books with black and white covers with one object (or bit of print) in color. Thanks to Twilight, this is, apparently, the look of YA. Why? Because it's all vampires.

In any event, I got the most recent Privilege book as a belated birthday gift, and so I actually read it a while ago (October
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Below is my review for the entire Privilege series. This review doesn't contain any spoilers!!

Kate Brian’s Privilege series is a nail-biting spin-off of the Private series. This series is built around Ariana Osgood, who in the Private series murdered her ex-boyfriend (Thomas Pearson) for falling for another girl (Reed Brennan). Subsequently, Ariana attempts, but fails, to kill Reed Brennan, landing her in the Brenda T. Trumbull
Jessica Lawlor
Pure Sin by Kate Brian is the fifth book in the Privilege series. Life is finally going Ariana’s way. With Kaitlynn out of the picture, her membership in tact in Stone and Grave and friendships with the most popular girls at Atherton Pryce and an amazing boyfriend, Ariana seems to have it all. Briana Leigh’s grandmother kicks the bucket and Ariana learns that with her new assumed identity, she is now the proud owner of houses spanning the globe, a garage full of cars and a bank account with more ...more
Ariana thinks that her troubles are over since Kaitlynn is finally dead and buried; she’s officially initiated in Stone and Grave, and Briana Leigh’s grandmother has died, making her inherit the wealth that she was once so used to. However, she didn't count on Lexie--who helped her cover up her latest murder--to act so guilty about it. Lexie starts to act like Lady Macbeth throughout the book, making her friends wonder question her sanity and position of leadership within APH. Also, Ariana has a ...more
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Sherly Jimenez
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I found Pure Sin just as exciting as the other books in the series. This series has made me grown to love Ariana. Everything seems to fall in place for here but there is always one issue.

The ending of this book makes me crave for the next one. Bringing Reed back in Ariana's life makes it even more exciting. Although it did annoy me a bit that they mention where Reed ends up going to college because the Private Series is still happening and she is still at Easton. It made me also a bit confused
I loved this book so much! Kate Brian really has me hooked. I love her use of description, cliffhangers, and mystery! I do think that she could decrease the amount of murders she creates. It's beginning to get a little weird because Ariana is pretty much killing everyone that crosses her path, which is an extremely selfish thing to do, much less a horrible way to do it.

Although I think Ariana shouldn't kill everyone, I do think that she deserved to kill Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn was a crazy psycho murder
My favorite teenage psychopath is back in another installment of the Privilege series (which I like wayyy better than the Private series). However, after 4 action packed books (especially the 4th one!), I found this one to be kinda dull and more like a filler book. Lexa slowly breaks down after the aftermath of Kaitylnn, and Ariana spends the whole book trying to keep an eye on her while dealing with with some romance issues of her own. Nothing that exciting really happens until the last 30 page ...more
Ayra Pirante
This is getting so much better. More plot twists and revelations. Getting excited! Lexa is getting crazier every minute. And Palmer is such a douche. Jasper though, I don't know what to feel about him. I do not like him but I also don't hate him. Haha.
Mickey Reed
Nov 01, 2010 Mickey Reed rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of the Private/Privilege series by Kate Brian
Shelves: 2010
I'm not sure how this is going to work with a character from her past showing up, especially one that is the other series, and the series hasn't hit this time frame yet. This was an interesting portion of Ariana's life. It must be exhausting being two different people, especially when she isn't 100% clear on her alter ego's past. Anyway, I hope it works out for her, even though I feel like I should hate her for everything she did to Reed. She's tough though, so she'll make it. Lexa? Not so sure! ...more
Lady Entropy
While all the other books were on the upper side of 3.5, this one, while still a 3.5 is slightly less than the others. I still devoured it in a matter of hours, and I still am going to go check the next one.

Are you probably know, the original opponent (who was quite interesting if a little too exaggerated at times) is now gone, and the void of her presence is now obvious. However, there is always the possibility that this is opening up for the character to become her own enemy.

Definitely will ke
Couldn't give this one five stars because the big moment was all too predictable. And I'm not really interested in the return of the walking disaster. I would have preferred a someone a little more on Ariana's level. Cause come on we all know that had that someone not caught Ariana, Ms. Walking Disaster would have been sprawled out on Billings front lawn.
Only one book left and I'm not gonna lie: I want Ariana to get her happily ever after. Is that bad???
I'm interested to see how this ends. Tha
As a likely rare reader of Privilege who has not read Private, this series is starting to get beyond me. At first it was just a few references to characters or events i didn't get but apparently one character from Ariana's past will become more important. So from my standpoint, this series may become more difficult for me.
Overall about the same as the others: a blazingly quick read, not written particularly well, a few mistakes (character refers to "Kaitlynn" even though they knew her as Lillian
I really liked this one. It didn't take me long to read,which I appreciate about these books. This was a first in a while where the events were not as detached from reality. I have found that with Kate Brian, she is always trying to add some life shattering event, and they add up to be completely unrealistic at times. I almost want to write to Kate Brian telling her that it is ok to write some mundane events throughout the story, it is not boring, it would be more relatable and realistic.
I like this series a lot but I get a little annoyed at how arianas feelings towards people change so quickly from book to book. The same with Reed in the Private books, they jump from guy to guy so fast when they were just obsessed with someone else in the last book. also Lexa was super annoying in this book, not at all like the previous ones. And I wanted to hear something about Kiran! I hope Kate Brian keeps the continuity when the Private books catch up to these in timeline
I lived te book but I gave it only 2 stars because I thought it was incredibly stupid to kill off brigit. While her death made me able to feel ariannas pain and how positively crazy and heartless that kaitlynn was that could just kill brigit off it took a lot f the joy out of book. Whenever Brigid was mentioned the scene was funnier happier but now most of it is depressing and all about Ariana tryin to decide what decision will screw up her life less
*Mrs. Brightside*
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OMG ...... I've come to expect each of the Privilege books to end on a cliffhanger .... But this one I really actually didn't see coming!!! Now with only one book left to this series I cannot wait to see how it all plays out! Who lives? Who dies? What happens to Ariana? Does she get get "happily ever after" or does she end up right back in Brenda T?
Pamela Hubbard
Kate Brian is a little bit too good at getting inside the mind and emotions of a teenage murderer trying desperately to create a new life and cover up her past. But Ariana is learning that you can never completely become someone else and you will always be looking over your shoulder making sure your tracks are covered.
Erica Alyson
This book was really good! Yay she didn't kill anyone in this one, progress! But this series definately seems like it is going to blend with private. I can't believe Reed was in college! I was annoyed with Lexa sometimes but I understand why. I like Jasper he seems more of what Ariana needs but we will see!
Another great book by Kate Brian. I really hope Ariana doesn't do anything to Reed. And I can't believe what has been happening with Lexa. I'm just concerned though b/c Reed is in college and the last Private book she was in High School still...not sure how the next 4 Private books are gonna be.
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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

Privilege (6 books)
  • Privilege (Privilege, #1)
  • Beautiful Disaster (Privilege, #2)
  • Perfect Mistake (Privilege, #3)
  • Sweet Deceit (Privilege, #4)
  • Cruel Love (Privilege, #6)
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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