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Revelation (Private Series #8), Vol. 8 (Private #8)

4.13  ·  Rating Details ·  7,087 Ratings  ·  192 Reviews
The biggest mystery of all...and Reed is dying to learn the truth. Two months after Cheyenne Martin was found dead in her Billings House dorm room, exclusive Easton Academy is rocked by another stunning revelation: Cheyenne was murdered. No one knows who the killer is, but everyone agrees that Reed Brennan, who took over Cheyenne's role as Billings's president, gained the ...more
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Published September 28th 2008 by Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval (first published September 16th 2008)
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Marian
Dec 12, 2008 Marian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Amanda
Oct 29, 2011 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jenica
Mar 14, 2011 Jenica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever been stalked thought to be a murderer, and trying to win back all your friends at the same time? Well Reed Brennan has! In this mystery book called Revelation written by Kate Brian you will be able to get an instead look on Reeds crazy mixed up life and how she’s dealing with everything she’s going through. Reed lives and goes to school at Easton Academy a private school were the drama is sky high! Reed got kicked out of the Billings house where she used to live at school and is no ...more
Kelsey van Dillen
Jul 22, 2016 Kelsey van Dillen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016
Very surprising ending, shocking even. This series keeps me interested. Thumbs up!
Ada Swartley
Feb 17, 2017 Ada Swartley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really like this book! It was super suspenseful and dramatic, but in a good way. I also liked how detailed the characters were described because it made me feel like I knew them. Also, the cliffhanger at the end made me mad but now I want to read the next book!
Janelle Dazzlepants
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Giselle
Jan 21, 2011 Giselle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
The 8th book of the series, we find Reed suddenly an outcast and a loner, when just a couple of weeks ago she was the queen bee. I found the book to be the most emotional one of the series. It was sad in a lot of aspects and I really felt bad for Reed, and even nervous for her at times.

Although sad, it gets your emotions all racked up so you really get into the book. I finished it in one day. So it wasn't my favorite story-wise, but it was the most engaging. I just wanted Reed to be back at Bil
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Merary
Reed Brennan was kicked out of Billings.

Everyone thinks that Reed killed Cheyenne Martin, so her reputation has been tarnished. Noelle Lange feels betrayed; Reed made out with Dash, her on/off boyfriend. That's why she is making sure Reed gets what she deserves. And the worst part is, Josh, Reed's ex-boyfriend, dating Ivy Slade, her worst enemy. Reed is determined to find out the real murderer of Cheyenne Martin. Before it's too late.

You see the rating? Yes! I rated it 5 full stars!!
That was ver
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Emerald
May 30, 2013 Emerald rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-young-adult
***Spoiler Free Summary By Emerald BookWorm***

I didn't know a thing about this series going into it. My boyfriend (now husband) would always go to the library to pick up books for me and he stumbled across this series and brought me the first book, thinking I would enjoy it. /// Well he was right lol. /// I was instantly hooked and reserving the next book within 24 hours. /// This series is definitely not realistic and is pretty dramatic lol , but it's lots of fun and it was the first time I'd e
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Valeria
Dec 29, 2011 Valeria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Uno dei miei preferiti in assoluto in tutta la serie! Ci si ritrova tutto: la riconquista di un posto elitario, la riconquista dell'amore perduto, il mistero, il thriller, l'investigazione, la psicologia di una persona che sta perdendo la testa..

La pecca come al solito è la protagonista.

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Cristina
Talk about cliffhanger!!! I ran to grab the next book!! Don't read this unless you have the next book ready to go!!! Wowzers!
Cj
Sep 17, 2008 Cj rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ah!!! i am so excited for this!!!! i'm currently reading it!!
Fatima Alkaabi
Feb 18, 2017 Fatima Alkaabi rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I had a hard time trying to finish this novel, I checked its rating score here and it was high, so I forced myself to continue reading with the hope that it will get better, but it didn't.
As I noticed it's a series of novels, and I read only this one, maybe this contributed somehow to my lack of interest, but overall, I would say it is teenagers' novel.
Not that teenagers should read this kind of books, no one should, but I assume that they would enjoy it more.
All it talks about is a bunch of
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Ablondebibliophile
Feb 19, 2017 Ablondebibliophile rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
A solid conclusion to the second murder mystery in this series. This book moved quite quickly and Reed somehow was less annoying. Unfortunately the twist was quite predictable given Reed had run through almost every other possible suspect. Enjoyable, but not overly exciting.

4/5
Maggie Shanley
Oct 30, 2016 Maggie Shanley rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I am sorry I wasted time on this book. It was part of a series and way to weak to stand alone. I won't be able to recommend it to students and that is just sad.
Ariel
Oct 16, 2008 Ariel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadToo.com

Life couldn't possibly get any worse for Reed Brennan, could it?

Welcome to book eight of the PRIVATE series by Kate Brian.

When we left the Girls of Billings in AMBITION, Reed had just pulled of the coup of the year with the fundraiser to save the school, only to have her reputation smeared across campus via the technology of cell phones. Someone had caught her 5-minute make-out session with Dash McCafferty, Noelle Lange's on-again/off-again boyfriend.

Ree
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PurplyCookie
When we left the Girls of Billings in "Ambition (Private, Book 7)" Reed had just pulled of the coup of the year with the fundraiser to save the school, only to have her reputation smeared across campus, when someone distributed her short make-out session video with Dash, Noelle's on-again/off-again boyfriend. That is one girl you should never cross.

Returning to Easton Academy after Thanksgiving break, she receives the shocking news that the Girls of Billing have voted her out. Everyone in Easto
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Karen
Nov 14, 2008 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008-2009
Revelation
September 16, 2008 Simon Pulse
Pgs.288 $9.99
Kate Brian
ISBN-13: 9781416958833

Imagine being in a school where every year at least someone in the school was in a crime scene, or did a crime. That would be very scary, or even creepy. Now Imagine being accused for doing something you didn't do and everyone in your school was against you. That would be scary and embarrass. In Revelation is where you'll fine the situation where there is a crime every year, and people are being accused for doin
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Ale96_CalS Paola
SO YEAH, I HAD ALREADY SORT OF SPOILED ME ABOUT THIS TOO. BUT NOT ENTIRELY THANK GOD!

I felt a tiny growth coming from Reed, a little bit of maturity maybe. Feeling regret for what she did to James only because of Noelle, and how much she had hurt Josh, then how Noelle actually did only cared about herself. I felt proud of her for trying to blackmail her and run over Amberly Crazy Wannabe. Anyways, I still don't like her addiction to be a BG after all she went through, I don't get her as I would
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Elusive
Dec 02, 2015 Elusive rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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‘Revelation’ is the eighth book in the ‘Private’ series. Unceremoniously ejected from Billings House, Reed ends up living next to her enemy, Ivy. As people begin spreading the rumour that she had murdered Cheyenne, she resolves to clear her name and uncover the true killer. Meanwhile, she tries to win Noelle back and struggles seeing her ex, Josh with Ivy.

Reed’s fall from grace was certainly unpleasant to read about. The author captured her feelings of sadness, desperation and anger perfectly. A
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Mariaelena Farina
I am about half way through the book and it is really interesting. I enjoy books that i can sink my teeth into and understand properly. The main character is Reed. The setting is in a university that is split into two groups, Pemberly and Billings. Reed is in Billings, in fact, she is president of Billings. It is an apparent privelage to be accepted, or voted, into the part of university named Billings where both Reed and Noelle have spent 5 millions dollars each. After Reed gets hot and heavy w ...more
Andrea
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Christine
Jun 10, 2009 Christine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is the sequel to the Private series, so there was a flashback where in Legacy, where Reed made a huge mistake and hooked her bestfriend Noelle's boyfriend Dash. Noelle and the other Billing girls sooned found out that Reed and Dash were kissing,it was somehow videotaped. Which means there's someone stalking Reed. She is kicked out from the Billings, now she is stuck with Ivy Slade in the Pemberly's. Rumors started, and people is thinking that Reed was the one that murdered Cheyenne. Re ...more
Kari Anderson
May 04, 2010 Kari Anderson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cheyenne Martin was murdered, there’s no doubt about it. And that’s jut the tip of the iceberg of the drama in Reed’s shoes. She’s been voted out of Billings, all the creepy Cheyenne stuff is happening again, and oh yeah, Reed murder suspect number 1.

To clear her name, Reed starts investigating the case herself.
List of suspects:
IVY SLADE
Missy
Lorna
Marc
Trey
S.O. –> Whomever that is

But she’s not the only one trying to solve this murder, and she’s not the only one who creepy things are happening t
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Britt
Surprisingly, Reed decides to return to Easton Academy, even though she knows she's a social pariah. The Billings girls kick her out through an almost unanimous decision, so Reed is left on the outside looking in. The girls who stood by her through thick and thin, now have no problem believing she might even have had something to do with Cheyenne's death. Hard to think she was just at the top of the social ladder before break began.

But Reed's determined to gain her place back in the Billings Hou
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Noemi claudine
This is the 8 books in the series. Reed Brennan made a big mistake in the legacy, the book before. She hooked p with her best friends boyfriend because she was very drunk. Then in this book Noelle, and the other billings girls decided to kick her out of billings. Now she has to live in rotten Pemberely with her archenemy, Ivy Slade right next door. And she is convinced that Ivy is her stalker and Cheyenne's murderer. At the end of the book she finds out that even in the end you can never trust y ...more
Kendall
Oct 10, 2008 Kendall rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any girl who likes chick-lit, or anyone who likes mystery, murder & suspense
Revelation by Kate Brian is by far the best installment in the Private series (so far, there are rumored to be at least 14 books.) This book opens with Reed Brennan returning to Easton (and Billings) after the Thanksgiving break. Her return is bittersweet, because the authorities still have not found Cheyenne Martin's killer.

When Reed goes into Billings, she finds that she has been voted out by her classmates. Billings' former leader, Noelle Lange, has taken control of Billings once again and w
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Tori
Oct 08, 2012 Tori rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Shonda
Jul 18, 2009 Shonda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2009
In Revelation, Reed finds herself ostracized from the Billings House. She now resides in a single room adjacent to her ex-boyfriend’s current girlfriend. Reed is in disbelief with how quickly she has fallen. Once she had everything within her grasp and now, well now. . . she’s an outcast.

I liked that Reed had the chance to escape the chains of the Billings House. Together, these girls are so one-dimensional that it’s hard to like them. I thought Reed finally had the chance to discover her true s
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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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Private (1 - 10 of 14 books)
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  • Untouchable (Private, #3)
  • Confessions (Private, #4)
  • Inner Circle (Private, #5)
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