(Spoiler Alert! Second book in a series.) Reed is finally a Billings Girl and is ready to live the glamorous life – or so she thinks. Thomas is still missing, her new roommate is blackmailing her and apparently, everyone seems to be talking about this party called ‘The Legacy’ which Reed has no idea what is. ‘Invitation Only’ takes place a couple of days after ‘Private’ and it left me speechless. It is so much darker than ‘Private’ and the plot is so well put together, that I forgot I was reading the book and actually thought, that I was in the book.

by Natacha

Title:

‘Invitation Only’ (Private #2)

Author:

Kate Brian

Pages:

257

Reading Level:

Advanced Beginner

Published:

November 7th, 2006

Publisher:

Simon & Schuster

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Excerpt from ‘Invitation Only’

I squirmed, trying to ignore all the voices around me. I tried even harder to ignore the implications of what they were saying- that it seemed that these random girls might actually know more about Thomas than I did.
“Please. I bet the kid just scored some tainted shit and is lying in a pool of his own vomit somewhere.”
Okay. That was it. Suddenly, all the morbid thoughts I had been trying to keep at bay for the past two days hit my already fragile skull with the force of a freight train. In that moment, the feeble hope that Thomas was fine was all but obliterated. My heart pounded shallowly and, panicked, I leaned forward to press my forehead into the cool back rail of the pew in front of mine. The sour taste in my mouth intensified.
Breathe. Just breathe.
I could sense everyone looking at me. Could feel their curious, intrigued stares.
“Reed. Are you okay? Do you want me to take you to the infirmary?” Constance asked, laying her hand on my back.
“Take her to a shower first,” Missy suggested helpfully.
Breathe. Breathe. Breathe.
Kidnapped. Tainted. Vomit.
Where the hell was Thomas? Where the hell had he gone?