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Beautiful Disaster (Privilege #2)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  3,067 Ratings  ·  104 Reviews
She's Back....

After wasting away in a mental institution for a year and a half, Ariana Osgood is finally back where she belongs. She has a new look, a new name, and a new life -- all thanks to her former friend Briana Leigh Covington.

Now enrolled as a junior at the exclusive Atherton-Pryce boarding school just outside of D.C., Ariana sleeps in Frette sheets, flirts with th

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Published (first published May 14th 2009)
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Janelle Dazzlepants
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Ariana Osgood has come a long way: from the hallowed halls of Easton Academy, being confined to a mental institution, to lying, stealing and murdering in order to be where she willed herself to be.

Now she is Briana Leigh Covington, a sixteen-year-old brunette entering for the first time at Atherton-Pryce Hall, more exclusive than the Easton Academy, her former boarding school. She has to make a fresh start and undergo new and disconcerting experiences firsthand: now she's the new girl, the outs
Aug 27, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2009
Ariana Osgood is settling in to Briana Leigh’s life. She’s now enrolled at a private school and is returning to the privileged life she’s accustomed to. She was one of the popular girls at Easton Academy and she’s determined to be the same at Atherton-Pryce Hall.

Things begin to quickly fall into place for Ariana, now known as “Ana”. She’s befriended the right clique and has tied up loose ends to her past. Or so she thinks. When her former crush and nemesis learns where she is, Ariana will stop a
Jun 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ARIANA OSGOOD IS BACK!! but this not time not as Ariana but as her former friend Briana Leigh Covington. Kate Brian is back with her exciting writing skills in the book Beautiful Disaster. For Ariana its not quite of a disaster as she is getting back to her life of privilege... well she almost is, and knowing Ariana, she will do anything to get her life to be PERFECT even if it means blood.

Reading through this book was captivating, i loved the story and the plot, i could never put down this boo
Big fan of this ridiculousness. Totally love it. This PRIVATE series spin-off is set in an even more 'exclusive' east coast prep school and has secret societies, murders, princesses, popstars, balls, and is a delightful guilty pleasure.
Jul 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

The pampered boarding school setting is back.

Way fun, if predictable and unrealistic.

I like how Arianna alwasy has to debate whether or not to kill the characters she's encountering.
Mrs. Schonour
An interesting sequel to Privilege. I continued reading to find out what happened to the main character. These books are all kind of the same after the first one. It's an interesting idea, but hard to root for a protagonist who is so twisted.
How much difference does a better protagonist (if you can call Ariana that) make?
A lot. I actually enjoyed this a lot. Would have gotten a four, if the storyline wasn't basically Billings 2.0, but I digress. Despite Ariana being a serial killer, I am enjoying this much more than I ever did Private. But Ariana has to be careful, lest Palmer ends up being Thomas Pearson 2.0
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not bad read very similar to the Private series, but only this series focus on Arrianna, but book # 3 just got very interesting.
Jun 01, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cross posted from my blog post right here.

My Review: Oh how my love grows for Kate Brian! Only she could make me love a serial killer, (well if were not counting Dexter.) The plot was so different from the previous, yet just as amazing, this book has confirmed that this series shall be deemed an official favorite of mine.
When Hooked. Immediately. Surprisingly, the previous novel didn't end with that "Kate Brian cliff-hanger" I'm accustomed too. Having said that, I was still just as eager to read
Mya Ingram
Feb 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Julie Lectures D'Une Nuit
Malgré ma déception sur la série originelle, Campus, trop longue et répétitive à mon goût, je suis toujours aussi enchantée de ce spin-off basé sur le personnage d’Ariana. Si nous retrouvons les éléments de l’intrigue autour de Reed (pensionnat, jeunesse dorée, élitisme, amours impossibles…), Kate Brian ajoute une touche un peu plus noire à son personnage qui n’est pas pour me déplaire.

Souvenez-vous d’Ariana. La psychopathe qui a assassiné son ex petit-ami et d’autres pour parvenir à ses fins.
Ale96_CalS Paola

OK. So Ariana is still an unreliable character to have her pov shown, she is still a murderer in her mind thinking the number one solution is killing the other. When I star pinning for her, she's like "let's kill my problems off", it's pretty surreal to be in her mind. There are some things you relate to and I love her evil self and overachiever aptitude but not exactly her psycho stuff.
Three stars.. closer to 2.5 but I really want to know what happens next.. so on to number 3
Jun 20, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-stars
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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
Ayra Pirante
Aug 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jessica Lawlor
Oct 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2009
I waited about a month on my library’s reserve list to get my hands on this little beauty. I adored the first book Privilege (see my review here) and I equally enjoyed Beautiful Disaster.

Beautiful Disaster by Kate Brian continues the story of Arianna Osgood and her escape from prison. After clearing the path and taking over the identity of Briana Leigh Covington, Ariana is ready to start her new life at Atherton-Pryce boarding school. She becomes friends with the most popular girls, flirts with
Oct 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 03, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the first book in the Privilege series and was hoping this book would be just as good. Beautiful Disaster met my expectations in some areas, however, some parts were slow and you just wished something exciting actually happened. Unlike the first book, BD was not as suspenseful. The book is set in Arianna’s new school in which she assumes a brand new identity and look. Without revealing too much, I shall put it this way. There are moments where I want to skip everything and jump straight ...more
Nov 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 7th-grade-books
I loved this book so much!!! It was amazing!! Kate Brian writes these genius cliffhangers not only at the end of each chapter, but also at the end of each book which makes you want to read the next book in the series. I really hate Kaitlyn Nottingham for all of the pressure and horrible things she has put Ariana and Briana Leigh Covington through. I know that what Ariana did was wrong, but it was all Kaitlyn's fault!! She fed her those lies for the two years in the Brenda T. Correctional Facilit ...more
Ella Perkins
This book is about a girl named Ariana Osgood. But from what happened with her she had to be disguised as Briana Leigh Covington. Briana is a transfer, and is now at Atherton-Pryce boarding school. People call her Ana for short. When she meets Palmer she automatically falls in love. But when she sees that Lexa is in the why she try’s every possible way to get his attention.

I can make a text to world connection. There is a connection because people all over the world falls for a guy that has a
Mar 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMGG!!!! This was such a great book! The first was better but it makes you love Ariana, hate her pity her and feel pain for her all in the first few chapters. It throws out twists out of nowhere that you would never expect and it keeps you at the edge of your seat. It's so captivating that you never want to put it down. It expresses one cold hearted girl will go to any extremes to live the life she wants not the life she deserves.This book is just like the first one, same emotions and even bigge ...more
Tiny Pants
I know, I know -- this is a big ratings drop from the first book in this series, which I downright devoured. But after all the breakouts, breakdowns, etc. of the first one, could it really go anywhere but down? Though it did pick up a bit about halfway through, most of this book is given over to describing in detail the other students at Ariana's new school, as well as all the completely unrealistic intricacies of the school itself. Luckily, things do get a bit more interesting, so the third boo ...more
Oct 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

So Arianna is back.... And so is Kaitlynn.

This second installment is as exciting as the first one. Kate Brian did not fail us with her twists and turns. At some points though I feel like the idea that "one can always get away with wrong doings" is being blatantly implied. I have not seen a good side of Ariana yet (or am I just simply missing it?). I find that when she finally does something that leads to "good" results, chances are she'd done it by compromising another person's feelings. Is he
Jul 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an another amazing entry in the sick, twisted and glamorous world of Ariana Osgood. I could not put it down! Beautiful Disaster picks up where Privelege left off, and just got better the further I read. Ariana is such a great character. She can murder and eliminate any threats that threaten her, yet walk around and mingle in society easily. Ariana is so insane, but her story is just so interesting to read about.

Kate Brian does such a great job writing the Privelege books. The writing i
Dec 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: friends
So, it's been a while since I've read a Private or Privilege book. I don't know what has been taking me so long! Once I started reading this book, I couldn't put it down. Once again, I got into the world of Ariana Osgood - or should I say Briana Leigh Covington - on her twisted, awesome journey after she escapes from jail.

While the storyline of this series seems totally far-fetched, Kate Brian does a wonderful job of making it seem so realistic. There's a bunch of action, adventure, and suspense
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Feb 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-series
I love the Private series, but couldn't stand Ariana, so I was hesitant to read the Privilege series. However, I love Kate Brian, so I dove in. I am so glad I did! These books show you a different side to Ariana and I found myself liking her, rooting for her, and hoping she can figure it all out so she can come out better. I read this then the next two in the series within days. They were fast-paced and full of suspense and a little bit of romance. :) I can't wait to read the last couple books o ...more
Jul 24, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010
Having safely assumed a new identity, Ariana is ready to start her new life at Atherton-Pryce Hall, the most prestigious boarding school on the east coast. She is faced with challenge after challenge as she attempts to fit in with the elite crowd, least of all being the reappearance of Kaitlynn Nottingham, her arch-nemesis and the only person who knows that Ariana is not who she claims to be. Creepy like the first book, though not as disturbing, this second in the series will appeal to those who ...more
Cecily Kyle
May 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Love this series!!

As soon as I finished Privilege I knew I was going to have to rush out and find this book. I absolutely love Ariana's character in such a twisted way. I know that I shouldn't like her because she is crazy and manipulative and psychotic but the stories are just so good, and I really can't wait to continue the series.
When I first saw the cover art and what not I thought it was going to be snobby and pretentious but it's not. This is definitely not what I thought these books wer
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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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