Ariana Osgood has everything an Easton Academy girl could want straight A s, the perfect boyfriend, and a coveted spot in exclusive Billings House But on the first night of Christmas vacation, a blizzard traps her on campus with irresistible bad boy Thomas Pearson Alone Instead of snuggling with her boyfriend next to a cozy fire in Vermont, she s huddling for warmth wiAriana Osgood has everything an Easton Academy girl could want straight A s, the perfect boyfriend, and a coveted spot in exclusive Billings House But on the first night of Christmas vacation, a blizzard traps her on campus with irresistible bad boy Thomas Pearson Alone Instead of snuggling with her boyfriend next to a cozy fire in Vermont, she s huddling for warmth with Thomas in Ketlar House As the snow transforms Easton into a winter wonderland, Ariana finds herself falling for Thomas But someone is watching their clandestine romance unfold, someone intent on turning their holiday weekend into a nightmare Last Christmas reveals the secret of what really happened before Private began and the shocking truth will change everything for fans of Kate Brian s bestselling series.
Last Christmas Ariana Osgood has everything an Easton Academy girl could want straight A s the perfect boyfriend and a coveted spot in exclusive Billings House But on the first night of Christmas vacation a blizz
I didn t think I would like Ariana s story at all, but I ended up getting addicted to the book till the last page I didn t think she was a strong character, but I loved Brian s portrayal of a girl who s been pushed to her limits and in her way, believing that she was strong through murder It was actually a pretty perceptive story into the mind of a murderer Nothing justifies killing, but I could see why she did it What s amazing is that I almost liked her but then she had to go and do those thin [...]
I bought this book wanting a Christmas theme and some young adult love intrigue A nice, love triangle with a bit of suspense, and how two young people find each other Wellah That s not what I got The is one the darkest and most psychotic young adults books I ve ever read It is the prequel to a bestselling series that I have not read, so I thought what better way to start a series than with the prequel Yeah, don t do that I m guessing, based on other reviews of this book which were mostly glowing [...]
Reviewed by Jaglvr for TeensReadToo SPOILER ALERT For readers who haven t read beyond CONFESSIONS in the PRIVATE series, this book is best left unread Details in LAST CHRISTMAS will ruin much of the suspense in the first four books of the series LAST CHRISTMAS is a great addition to the series by Kate Brian The story gives much needed background insight into Ariana Osgood, the Billings girl arrested for the murder of Thomas Pearson The story begins near Christmas break of Ariana s junior year Wh [...]
Before Reed Brennan arrived at Easton Academy, Ariana Osgood was an ordinary student just like everybody else.Or was she Ariana Osgood seems to have everything an Easton Academy girl could want straight A s, the perfect boyfriend, and a coveted spot in exclusive Billings House But, then, again, nothing is perfect When she meets Thomas Pearson, she realizes what she has been missing, and eventually falls for him after everyone is out for the holidays.Problem is, someone is watching, and that some [...]
Ariana Osgood is the perfect cookie cutter Billings girl perfect on the outside but not so much behind that exterior Sure, she s got the perfect boyfriend who loves her, great grades, not to mention a spot in the most elite House at Easton Academy But she s also got some secrets, details about her life she s too embarrassed to tell her friends for fear it would ruin her reputation But all of Ariana s good girl rules and morals just about go out the window when Ariana finds herself trapped on cam [...]
5 Words Lies, manipulation, lust, betrayal, rich kids.
2.5 stars The series has definitely lost a little bit of the magic it had when I was first reading them as a teenager, and I almost wish I had have read Last Christmas back when I was originally reading the series, because I know back then I would have loved it a lot Kate Brian s writing is a little basic, and the book relies on character development from the series, rather than being a standalone novel which is fair, I wouldn t expect many people who haven t read the series to read the prequel [...]
I really liked the story but I will admit that there were a few times where I was lost because I was trying to recall the stories and the people I have read about thus far I really love this series, as it is a huge guilty pleasure of mine I have been having issues getting my hands on the next one in the series so this was a nice reminder of the characters I miss Good read
Ever wonder what the Billings girls were like before Reed Brennan arrived on Easton s campus Before Easton Academy was rocked by murders and scandal Last Christmas by Kate Brian tells the story of Ariana Osgood and her secret love affair with Thomas Pearson during her junior year.Ariana is a junior She and her best friend Noelle have recently been initiated into Billings House and Ariana is dating Daniel, a popular senior Even though Ariana appears to have everything and , there is still somethi [...]
Before Reed Brennan started dating Thomas Pearson, Ariana had a relationship with him Last Christmas is the story about their relationship and the aftermath that followed.Easton Academy is preparing for winter break Ariana is spending the holidays with her boyfriend s family in Vermont She s fortunate to do so, however it just doesn t feel quite right As she struggles with these feelings, her attraction towards bad boy, Thomas, grows When she s forced to stay later on campus to finish an English [...]
Oh snap How did I manage not to review this one, or mark that I d read it Anyway I burned through the Private prequel in two sittings While it wasn t quite as awesome as I d hoped it would be it peters out a bit toward the end, though it starts off CRAZY , it still momentarily slaked my thirst for of this series The only thing that bugged me is there isn t quite enough exposition for my taste I know they want to make is so if you were just reading this book, the rest of the series won t be spoi [...]
Private prequel is about a girl named Ariana who is living the good life But as she gets closer to Thomas, the she realizes that what she has isn t really all that great As Ariana and Thomas are trapped at school together for Christmas break they fall hard for each other and start sneaking around together But they get sinking suspicious that someone is on to them If Adriana s boyfriend finds out what she has been doing, it could be the end of her social life at Easton Academy But Ariana will no [...]
The book I read is called Last Christmas The Private Prequel by Kate Brian I chose this book because it was recommended by a friend and I thought the summary was fine The plot of this book is will Ariana Osgood choose her perfect life or her new life Well, Ariana Osgood didn t choose any of them because she didn t tell her boyfriend that she cheated on him with this guy she met, but she saw her new boyfriend cheating on her Now, Ariana doesn t know what to choose My favorite quote is, Everything [...]
I was really irritated because at the beginning Arianna seemed to have the exact same personality as Reed I mean there was great insight into why Arianna became crazy but it could have been done better.
DNF at 50%I am not finding this book to be enjoyable So far, there is no mention of Christmas and the plot is rather creepy.
very good it almost made me like arianna
So Effing AMAZING
REMARQUE Je suis un peu d ue que la version fran aise de cette saga n est pas encore sur le site.Apr s avoir finie la lecture des 12 tomes disponibles en fran ais de la s rie Campus, j ai laiss celui ci car souvent, je n aime pas lire sur les autres personnages Toutefois, lorsque j ai vu qu il concerne Ariana Osgood, j tais tr s curieuse de savoir un peu plus sur elle, car du point de vue de Reed Brennan, il n y avait pas assez d informations sur cette myst rieuse passionn e de lecture Et en eff [...]
I never thought I would enjoy reading a book with a point of view of a killer But here we are The sad thing is that psycho serial killer is a much better written character than Reed Yes, Ariana is deranged, but she is not whiny and annoying as Reed Yes, she wants to stay in Billings, but she has a better reason than Reed Overall, this is the only Private book that will probably get a 5 star review.
So I picked this book up randomly at the library not realizing it was part of a series but choice to read it anyway since the events in this book happens before the other books Which I m glad I did, I feel in love with the characters so much, I did not see some things coming and was shocked to find out what type of person Ariana really is, excited to read the rest of the series however sad to know that Thomas will eventually die later.
I only read this cause it was likened to Gossip Girl on the blurb Maybe if I d read the rest of the series this prequel would mean As it was, it just seemed so utterly unlikely and brief I want to know if Arianna now becomes a regular murderer for her man or not.
Unlike the book before this, 0.5, it is related to rest of the series I feel this book is very important to the rest of the series.
I loved it This book made me love books even I m so intrigued by it
The Private series was my jam back in middle school early high school What teen girl wouldn t love the characters and the bizarre happenings at Easton Academy
Last Christmas A Private ChristmasBy Kate Brian263 pgs Alloy Entertainment 151 West 26th Street New York, NY 10001Alloy Entertainment 16.99ISBN 13 978 1 4169 1369 6ISBN 10 1 4169 1369 6Christmas vacation is when everyone wants to spend time with the ones they love most In Last Christmas A Private Christmas by Kate Brian, Ariana Osgood is supposed to be in Vermont with her perfect boyfriend and his family Instead, she is stuck in campus with handsome bad boy, Thomas Pearson because of a blizzard [...]
I had no idea what to expect from Ariana s story, and I was surprised by how much I liked it I never expected to relate to her so much, especially after killing two people Kate Brian painted a really interesting picture here, taking Ariana from a normal girl to serial killer without stopping over in totally fucking crazy town It gave fresh perspective to her showdown with Reed on Billings rooftop, and I understand her hatred for Reed a little Ariana was no doubt insane, but Last Christmas provi [...]
Last Christmas is the prequel to the Private series It revolves around one of the key Billings characters, Ariana who falls for the mysterious bad boy, Thomas Consequently, she chooses to spend Christmas with Thomas at Easton Academy instead of following her possessive boyfriend Daniel home to meet his family However, their bliss is interrupted by Ariana s realization that someone is watching them.I was pleasantly surprised to find that I really enjoyed having Ariana as the main character In the [...]
Flaw A Book Review ofLast Christmas Popular girls get everything their way They are beautiful and rich They can get anything they want and go out with the hottest guys but not everything will go their way There will always be this one hindrance that can screw up theirwholelife Ariana Osgood was a good, straight A s type of girl, dating one of the most popular guys in the school named, Daniel Ryan She s beautiful, and her father has a great business, she can get anything she want From the high qu [...]
This prequel reveals the secret of what really happened before Private book series began The story gives much needed background insight into Ariana Osgood, the Billings girl arrested for the murder of Thomas Pearson.The story begins near Christmas break of Ariana s junior year When we meet Ariana in the first book of the series, Private , she is one of the privileged senior girls at Easton Academy But in Last Christmas The Private Prequel , she is the na ve, innocent roommate to Noelle Lange Ari [...]
So I probably made a mistake by reading the prequal before the rest of the books but it was still very good It was a little slow to start with but I got into it half way through and couldn t put it down Ariana goes to Easton Academy where she is living her mother s dream by dating the perfect boy and getting the perfect grades living this seemingly perfect life Ariana knows that she isn t really happy with Daniel but she knows she should be and she knows he is what makes or breaks her as part of [...]