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Georgetown Academy: Season One

(Georgetown Academy #1-4)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  119 ratings  ·  34 reviews
Available for the first time in a single volume, the first four books of the Georgetown Academy series have been hailed by Gossip Girl producer, Josh Schwartz, as “Smart, sexy and insanely addictive.” Now it’s your turn to get hooked.

Meet Ellie, Brinley, Evan, and Taryn — Four sophomores at Georgetown Academy, D.C.’s most exclusive private school, where among the exclusive
Published June 11th 2013 by Coliloquy, LLC (first published June 9th 2013)
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Jessica Etting
Jun 04, 2013 is currently reading 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!
Kate (VerbVixen)
Jun 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing

1. The clothes. I DIE to wear some of these outfits. No seriously, I’m writing this from the grave because I’ve died of clothes envy.
2. Four completely unique and authentic young women’s voices who are dealing with public pressure and scrutiny with the most amount of grace and no small amount of ambition.
3. The writing. It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s accurate and it flows so well that it actually energizes your reading experience.
4. Well the
Sue (Hollywood News Source)
Jun 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary

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 attend the mo

Tasha Turner
Jun 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Young adults
I kept seeing the covers for GA on Netgalley as well as various friends on Goodreads marking it as TBR. It piqued my interest. Shortly after I requested to review a couple of the books on Netgalley I was invited to join the Coliloquy group and received a review copy of Season One in exchange for an honest review.

Things I loved about the book:
1. Strong women characters
2. Many people eventually taking responsibility for their actions
3. Good relations between parents and kids with real respect by
Jun 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Dayum. When I picked this book up, I was expecting a fair bit of drama- relationships, falling outs etc. etc. and that's definitely what I got. I just wasn't expecting it to be so damn good! Georgetown Academy is, in one word: addicting. It's incredibly addicting. Just the drama after drama after drama keeps you absolutely riveted. See, in some other books, the constant drama would be terrible, but in GA this certainly wasn't the case. It was deliciously scandalo
** Received a copy of the book via the publisher Coliloquy in return for a review **

Recommended for:
1. people who have an interest in the ins and outs of the political world
2. people that enjoy the following book series;Gossip Girl,The It Girl, The Au PairsandPretty Little Liars.

Firstly, I have to thank the publisher for piquing my interest in the Georgetown Academy series by adding a sneak peek of the series in Game. Set. Match. by Jennifer Iacopelli. Similar to the above mentioned novel the Ge
I received this book from the authors in exchange for an honest review.

Georgetown Academy is a high school story about teenagers whose parents are into politics i.e. the senate, congress, or even political ties. It is the story of all the drama and politics that go on in their own lives. The book follows the lives of Ellie, Brinley, Evan, Taryn, Hunter, Gabe, and Brooks.

This Academy had enough love triangle going on to make my head spin. Everyone wanted to be with someone that was taken, or was
Jun 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-2013
Georgetown Academy is a sensational new series which, in my opinion, is chick lit suitable for young adults. I’ve given an individual five-star rating to each of the four books in this magnificent series, although I think ten-stars would be a more deserving rating. This series isn’t your typical YA read. There’s nothing average about it. With spectacular characters - each with her own story and unique style, traits, and attitude - Georgetown Academy is a compelling series that promises hours of ...more
Mary (I ♥ Books)
Jun 08, 2013 marked it as to-read-ya-new-adult
I'm curious about this book especially since I grew up in the DC Metro area. I went to public schools but my classmates and friends were: son of a former VP, sons of current Senate majority leader and daughter of a prominent Senator. ...more
Jun 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Couldn't put this one down. Feeding baby with one hand, reading GA with the other :) ...more
Jun 10, 2013 rated it it was ok
Copy kindly provided by publisher in exchange for my honest review.

Review Posted on Reading Lark 7/21/13:

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 in DC), the Gossip-Girl-esque drama (I watched the show for several seasons and reveled in the frivolity of it all), and an updated "Choose Your own Adventure" feature (I
I won this book for free from the Goodreads giveaway program. As I write my review here, I will try not to alert to any spoilers. I also hope you will pick up a copy of your own to form your own opinions as well.

The copy I received is a LTD Print Edition with all 4 stories in one which made this print copy huge and kind of heavy! But because it is an advance copy from GoodReads giveaway, there is a possibility the publisher expanded the height of the book or went full digital on this concept.

Autumn Review
Jun 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review
The Georgetown Academy Series was a nice change of pace for me. It was fun, exciting, and certainly dramatic! As the synopsis says, it covers the lives of four girls who go to a private Academy that's based in the D.C. area. Most of the kids who attend school there have parents who are political figures. Some more famous than others. So, as you can imagine, there is lots of drama, competition, and, well...politics.

By the end, I did end up liking each girl in the series, but some took longer to w
Jun 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
*Originally reviewed on Pages Of Forbidden Love

Georgetown Academy was a totally addicting dramafest. Following Ellie, Brinley, Taryn, and Evan was anything but boring as they tried to navigate the complicated system of living in a political environment. A little drama is unavoidable in life but for these four one wrong move can blow up into a huge media frenzy with the potential to greatly affect those close to them. It's hard enough maintaining your reputation when someone is keeping an eye on
Jun 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-arc
When I read the blurb for the Georgetown Academy Series, I was immediately intrigued. I have never been one to want to read novels centered are politics, but this sounded right up my alley and like something I would really enjoy, and enjoy it I did. The books feel like you are reading and television series, and if you are a fan of Gossip Girl and those type of shows, then the Georgetown Academy Series is a book along those lines. It centers around the lives of four different girls, Ellie, Brinl ...more
Pretty in Fiction
Jun 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews-by-jesse
The Georgetown Academy series by Jessica Koosed Etting and Alyssa Embree Schwartz is a drama filled journey through the lives of four girls who live in Washington D.C. The politics of high school are nothing compared to the politics of Georgetown Academy, mostly because these kids are dealing with real politicians! I mean, getting through high school is hard enough without the added pressure of media scrutiny, trying to avoid scandals, and knowing one wrong move could end your parent's political ...more
Jun 04, 2013 rated it liked it
This was a tough book to rate! One the one hand, the writing is great, the characters are completely believable, and there is no shortage of drama. On the other hand, I felt like I was missing out on a lot of the inside jokes (which may or may not have been clever) and minute details which probably made this book magical for some readers. So how am I different from other readers? Well, for one, I'm Canadian! This means that I haven't had American politics taught to me in school, and I haven't ha ...more
Ashley - Book Labyrinth
I heard about the first 'Georgetown Academy' book when it was released, but based on the description it just didn’t seem like the type of story I would enjoy. But then I kept reading positive reviews, so when a chance to review Season 1 came about, I decided to take a chance. I’m glad I did, because while these books are full of drama, backstabbing, pettiness, and gossip, I found myself having a great time reading them. I think what I appreciated is that the books aren’t actually shallow. Some s ...more
Jennie Shaw
Jun 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was fortunate enough to get a copy of GEORGETOWN ACADEMY, Season One, through a R4R on Goodreads and considering that I had never read any books in the series before I started, and then read them all in two days, I’d say that the authors, Jessica Koosed Etting and Alyssa Embree Schwartz are two extremely talented writers.

Being a teen during the age of social media would be hard enough, but knowing that your every move and mistake could affect your parents’ careers would make me consider home-
Jun 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Are you a Georgetown fan? Love novels about the drama of high school with the intrigue of the political arena? Getting ALL FOUR books in the Georgetown Series in ONE PLACE will be like asking for a new bike for Christmas and getting a car! Okay, maybe not quite that good, but almost!

Being able to go from the world of book one right on through WITHOUT having to wait to buy the next one is HUGE! No re-reading the last chapter of the previous book to refresh your mind! Watching and living the lives
Jun 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
For anyone who has not already caught on to Georgetown Academy series this is the perfect way to get all four books in one. As I already had read & LOVED the three previous books and I was excited yet worried about the fourth installment... how could Book Four live up to the previous three installments? But the GTA authors did not disappoint me! In fact I would have to say that Book Four was my favorite! More scandalous drama, more twists & turns, more intrigue and more fun--- this excitingly ad ...more
Jun 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-fiction, e-books
I am beyond thrilled that Coliloquy has decided to put together Season One. The four individual books are each well done, that having them all together in one convenient eBook makes the series that much more addictive!

Love politics? Well this book is for you as it delves into politics from those who live it both from the public perception and from behind the scenes. BUT politics is not the only thing that is in this book! Readers who appreciate drama, friendships, relationships, mystery, intrig
Literary  Chanteuse
Jun 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-contemporary
I would like to point out that politically infused fiction I would generally stay away from but this series had me quite intrigued. Seeing the world through the eyes of the offspring of political leaders was very entertaining. Celebrity type drama with an array of delectable characters. The pressures of living in the public eye and the fine line between choosing what's right and what's popular is ever present. These characters go through many trials and learn from their mistakes. They carry a bu ...more
Well, since this series will be released about every 6 months, it doesn't seem too long to wait, but I really am glad I had a chance to read them all in one sitting. They are that good. The biggest problem that I had was now is that I won't see another installment until next January. SIGH. The character development in this series is just spectacular. Each character becomes deeper and with the chance to read their point of view with the interactive portion of each ebook. I admit that I had to obs ...more
Jun 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I am a HUGE Georgetown Academy fan so when I saw that Coliloquy was coming out with a bundle set, I couldn't wait to get SEASON ONE and read it all over again!

Georgetown Academy takes us into the lives of four High School girls: Ellie, Brinley, Evan, and Taryn who all attend the most elite private school in D.C. Then of course there are the guys, but you will have to read it yourself to find out why everyone swooning over BROOKS!!

5 STARS, 2 Thumbs Up... however you want to put it, this series is
Jun 05, 2013 rated it liked it
Season One of Georgetown Academy is four books in one. If I broke the books into four sections as far as rating I would be giving them different ratings because some stories I enjoyed more than others. My favorite book was three and my least favorite book was four. I liked that all the books were based on a group of kids at a private school in Washington DC. My favorite girl to follow was Ellie. My least favorite was Brinley or Taryn. I really don't like how much Taryn changed for the course of ...more
Though sometimes I was ready to strangle some characters (like Ellie and Gabe) because of their repetitive stupidity, in general I loved the book. Excellent choice for all the fans of elite school genre.
Stacey (secsec1)
Jun 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
love this series! this new 4 novel bundle is a great way to get into the series. if you're a fan of gossip girl, the west wing and/or scandal this is the perfect series for you. ...more

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*Won through the Goodreads First Reads program*
Sep 12, 2013 rated it it was ok
I received this book in a First Reads giveaway.
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Alyssa Embree Schwartz is one half of a writing team with Jessica Koosed Etting. The two met the first day of freshman year at the University of Southern California and instantly bonded over their obsessions with Brenda Walsh, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and The Babysitters Club books they read growing up. After spending a full year mourning the end of college, they began writing television and ...more

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