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Georgetown Academy: Book One (Georgetown Academy #1)

3.8  ·  Rating details ·  420 Ratings  ·  107 Reviews
It’s the beginning of a new political administration. That might not mean much at most high schools, but at Georgetown Academy, Washington D.C.’s most elite prep school, January 20th means new alliances, new flings, and new places to party.

While freshmen—nicknamed “interns” for their willingness to jump into bed with anyone higher on the D.C. totem pole—navigate the not-so
ebook, 126 pages
Published October 24th 2012 by Coliloquy, LLC
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Apr 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I don’t think I’ll be able to adequately express how stupendously impressed I am with this book. Once I received my copy of Georgetown Academy, I couldn’t wait to start reading it. It was everything I was hoping it would be and so much more. The story flowed so smoothly, I couldn’t even tell it was written by two – might I say uber talented – authors. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Georgetown Academy is made into the next hit tv series. It is that good! It has more drama and intrigue than Gos ...more
Mary (BookHounds)
Mar 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-book, young-adult, 2013

Brinley, the queen bee of Georgetown Academy, an elite prep school for Washington's elite, is starting off the school year by getting her classmates in social order with the help of her boyfriend, the son of the Vice-President. Her best friend, Ellie, is the daughter of a powerful senator but her boy friend, Hunter is the son of her mother's political enemy. Taryn, has just transferred in from California, with her father set to be the first Hispanic President and sh
Jessica Etting
Nov 08, 2012 added it  ·  (Review from the author)

Hi guys!

We are super excited about the launch of books 1-4 of Georgetown Academy as a Season One bundle!

If 1000 people add Georgetown Academy Season One to their "To-Read" shelves by June 30, 2013, we'll release a never-seen-before, deleted scene from the series on the Season One Goodreads page!

If 2000 people add it, we'll release a never-seen-before Book One scene from one of the GA guys' perspectives -- finally a chance to get inside their heads!

Add Season One to your shelf now! http://www.go
Tasha Turner
I enjoyed getting to know the four main characters. The book has a feature I've not seen before where you can choose to follow an individual character for part of the story. I wasn't sure how much this was going to distract me/throw me out of the story. I was pleasantly surprised that it didn't at all. I loved that at the end of the section I had the option to go back and follow another character so for a critical scene I got to follow it from each of the 4 characters POV. Because I knew who I w ...more
Nov 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who likes a juicy pageturner
Recommended to Gen by: eva longoria!
Just downloaded this book after I saw it being talked about by Eva Longoria and others all over twitter. What a wonderful surprise-- I first thought it might be too young for me since it takes place in a high school (the promos says its Gossip girl meets West wing)but I was intrigued since it sounded like it might be somewhat interesting because it was taking place in DC.I have to say I was hooked after the first few pages... I read the book straight through!! Loved the characters, especially Br ...more
The Three Bookateers
May 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lina
Taken from our book blog: The Three Bookateers

What could possibly be more dramatic than the teen problems of high school? A high school filled with the of drama of politics that is.

Georgetown Academy is an elite private high school located in the city of Politics – Washington DC. The story is told in the perspective of four rich, young girls; Ellie, Evan, Brinley and Taryn.

Ellie Walker the girl who went from a nobody to the girl everyone envies. Her hot new boyfriend, Hunter McKnight (who is de
Sue (Hollywood News Source)
May 22, 2013 rated it really liked it

Are you looking for your next Young Adult Contemporary read? Why don’t you grab your Kindle and read Georgetown Academy by Alyssa Embree Schwartz & Jessica Koosed Etting. Georgetown Academy has been hailed by Gossip Girl producer, Josh Schwartz, as “Smart, sexy and insanely addictive.”

Georgetown Academy, Season One follows the story of Ellie Walker, the DC Sweetheart, Brinley Madison, the DC Princess, Evan Hartnett, the goody two shoes & Taryn Reyes, the new girl in town. They all atten

Apr 01, 2013 rated it liked it
* I received a free copy of this book via in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!!*

Choose Your Own Adventure books work, in print. I don't think the technology is quite there for Kindle books though, and that was a huge detriment to this book. When we got to the "Choose which character to follow" I chose Ellie, and then I had the option afterwards to continue on with the story (which I chose) or go back and read everyone else's stories (which I didn't do), so by the time I fin
Melissa Scott
Apr 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: teens-read, 2013
*Received copy from Netgalley for honest review*

It has been hailed as "Gossip Girl" meets "West Wing". I can honestly say that is a fair description. Was it the best book I have read, no. An highly entertaining read, yes.

The book is written in the "chose your own adventure" style allowing the reader to decide who's story to follow. To really understand what is going on you must take the journey through all the participant's eyes.

At times you struggle with each girls personality, but like every
Nov 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
These authors have great insight into the thoughts and feelings of each and every character. Set in a posh DC prep school, all of the scandals and intrigues among senators, congressmen, politicians and diplomats play out in the lives of their children, in engaging and frequently surprising ways. You will fall in love with the kind, innocent Ellie, and you will root against the scheming Brinley. A unique feature in the book allowed the reader to attend a party through the eyes of four main charac ...more
a gossip girl-esque book about dc? sign me up!

ooh this book is evil. It pissed me off the entire time but now I just have to read the next one because of that stupid cliffhanger. I think I've learned an important lesson: Don't read books that are set in a city that is important to you because you will end up very angry over what Mexican restaurant the characters go to.

But seriously...Cactus Cantina?? Guapos all day baby.

also i should probably mention that it is kind of a "choose your own adven
Esther Nelson
Nov 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
OMG I loved it!!! I could not put it down!!! Its been a long time since I have been that impressed with a book. Having spent some time in the Sacramento Capitol, this book was extremely realistic and the characters all came to life and I felt like I knew each and every one of them!!!! This surpassed my Twilight obsession and now I want more of this!!!! I am addicted!!!!!
Sthep Liar
Dec 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
Maybe it was because it wasn't what I expected? Maybe.
Because if it doesn't come from Scandal I do not feel interested in politics? Probably.
If this book wasn' t for me but I think someone else might enjoy it? Surely.
Jun 04, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2013
NOTE: This review is for Season One, a collection of the first four titles in the Georgetown Academy series. This review is for all four titles, but does not contain spoilers and each title has been given appropriate star rating on it's own merits.

Digital ARC provided by publisher for honest and thoughtful review.

From the start, I loved the idea of these books and jumped at the chance to review them - with their backdrop of Washington DC politics (I'm a political junkie and I love vacationing
Andrea Ika
Jul 04, 2013 rated it really liked it

It’s the beginning of a new political administration. That might not mean much at most high schools, but at Georgetown Academy, Washington D.C.’s most elite prep school, January 20th means new alliances, new flings, and new places to party. While freshmen—nicknamed “interns” for their willingness to jump into bed with anyone higher on the D.C. totem pole—navigate the not-so-friendly halls of GA searching for Algebra and Bio classes, the school’s lifers have other things on their minds. For
Jun 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was honestly surprised when I first began the book because I didn't know whether it would capture my attention quite like it did. By the time I finished the book, I was dying to read the next and then the next and so on and so forth. It is truly an addicting read, one that leaves the readers dying for more. Although the short number of pages left for little background or character development, it certainly added to the truly addictive quality of it.

Ellie was by far my favorite character simpl
Pretty in Fiction
Jan 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews-by-jesse
Georgetown Academy by Jessica Koosed Etting and Alyssa Embree Schwartz is an addicting look into the lives of the upperclass students at a high school in Washington D.C. Full of political intrigue, petty gossip and star crossed romances, readers are sure to fall in love with the drama that is Georgetown Academy. It's a short, serial-type of book and not a full fledged novel, but even the cliffhanger ending only served to have me desperately craving book two of this series.

Going into Georgetown A
Jennifer Jensen (Literally Jen)
In June, I read a new type of interactive novel from the publisher Coliloquy. Coliloquy titles are similar to Choose Your Own Adventure novels, allowing readers to make important decisions in the story for the main characters. I recently had the opportunity to check out one of their newer releases, Georgetown Academy Book One by Jessica Koosed Etting and Alyssa Embree Schwartz. After reading a steady stream of books with heavy themes and depressing story lines, I was most definitely in the mood ...more
Mar 29, 2013 rated it liked it
Georgetown Academy follows the life of four girls who go to G.A – Evan, Taryn, Brinley, & Ellie . These girls are at this academy because their father or mother is a politician and serves in the Senate or House of Representatives. Each girl has encountered each other in some sort of way. G.A. tests these four girls throughout the course of this book and show what they are willing to do and what they are not. Not only does each girl have something to hide, that no one else knows, they all hav ...more
Jun 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
I was sent a copy of this book in return for an honest review by Coliloquy.

This review was first posted on my blog,

As such, this is not the type of book that I would have picked out for myself , though it does have some very interesting features. Coliloquy is a publishing company that, from what I've read, focuses on interaction and active engagement of the reader. To put this in context - in this book, there was a party, which was kind of the focal point of th
Jan 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
When I was first offered the chance to read Georgetown Academy: Book 1, I instantly said yes. I'm always on the lookout for new Gossip Girl/Pretty Little Liars like reads, and this seemed like the perfect fit. Thankfully, even with a somewhat shaky start, Georgetown Academy managed to provide just what I was looking for: scandal, romance, and a twisty enough ending to have me clamoring for the next one.

Georgetown Academy is told through the POVs of Brinley, Ellie, Taryn, and Evan, four Georgetow
Oct 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, own-ebook
This is the second series that I have started reading from Coliloquy and I really enjoyed it! :D I loved that you get to choose which character you follow, too....especially since in the case of the four main characters there were a few I really didn't want to follow as much. :P

I loved that each main character has their own introduction of sorts, and then the story broke off into a narrative where you could choose who you wanted to follow. Personally, I preferred Ellie and Taryn's parts. I just
Amy H
May 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-netgalley
ok i got this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

all i can say is that i am glad that the publisher gave me all 3 books because this book has a huge cliffhanger!!!!

this book is a choose your own adventure. which is amazing!! it made me smile and actually like the book a lot more.

this book follows 3 girls who go to Georgetown academy. this high school is for kids whose parents are in the government in D.C the first girl they talk about is a girl named Taryn Reyes. her father
Mar 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-review
Georgetown Academy follows four of Americas political influences daughters in their time at Georgetown Academy and everything that goes on. Evan, Brinley, Ellie and Taryn are four completely different girls, from different families.

Ellie is Brinley's best friend and boyfriend to Hunter McKnight son of a pretty powerful influence. Ellie has a lot to deal with, her mother is being attacked by her ex-boyfriend's father, who also just happens to be back at Georgetown Academy & her best friend ha
Georgetown Academy: Book One is the combined efforts of two authors that take tag teaming to a higher level with their flawlessly combined talents! After the world of the offspring of the Washington political powerhouses is created, the reader is given the opportunity to follow one main character’s storyline or to read all of them, often seeing the same scenes from different perspectives, with different dramas being played out. And I DO mean dramas, as these teens often seem to be mini-clones of ...more
Jalyn Ely
May 16, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed
I think the summary is as long as the book itself! Because Georgetown Academy Book One (a distinctly uncreative title, if you ask me) is super short. And not exactly in a good way.

First off, it follows too many characters. And I wasn’t a huge fan of any of them. Brinley was a total brat, Evan was a worrywart. I didn’t mind Taryn too much, except for the drinking, and I didn’t mind Ellie except for the sex. If I had a choice, I probably would have picked Taryn as my favorite for her uniqueness, b
Alex Bennett
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Prior to reading Georgetown Academy, I was very excited to get my hands on it. I'm a nerd, so I love government and politics, plus there were comparisons to Gossip Girl being made which can basically make me want to read any book. What really pushed me over the edge, however, was the media coverage this book from a small publisher, written by two relatively unknown authors, was getting. I saw t
Jun 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-books, my-library
I received a copy of Georgetown Academy from Coliloquy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much.

When I was approached to read and review Georgetown Academy I was a little hesitant. I don’t know much about politics and I thought that this story could go two ways. The first; I thought that I wouldn’t understand anything happening in the story which would make it difficult to connect with. The second being that it would go something like this, “Oh my gee Sarah, can you believe daddy w
Apr 06, 2013 rated it liked it
This series is written by two authors who have written multiple scripts for television and film, and it shows. It reads like a TV show. I could honestly see this book being made into a successful television show, all beautiful people and fancy clothes and cool backdrops. The premise is actually pretty unique- Washington from the perspective of the teenagers caught in the political crossfire of their parents' chosen profession of politics. All of the regular teen drama amped up several notches wi ...more
 Lianne Mei
Aug 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really like how there is so many points of view in this book and how the authors let us readers decide which of the main characters to follow. This book is an awesome plot but I wouldn't recommend it to people who don't like reading about Politics. Half the time I had no idea what was being talked about because I am not really into Politics. I do like how all of the main characters choices are reflected by their parents position in the government ( environmentalists,Senators, Circular Judge e ...more
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