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 The higher you climb, the farther you have to fall.... Reed Brennan knew being elected president of exclusive Billings Hall would change her life. What she didn't count on was being dumped by her boyfriend, Josh Hollis, or being held responsible for a fire that destroyed Easton Academy's oldest building. And now the administration wants to shut Billings down. Forever The higher you climb, the farther you have to fall.... Reed Brennan knew being elected president of exclusive Billings Hall would change her life. What she didn't count on was being dumped by her boyfriend, Josh Hollis, or being held responsible for a fire that destroyed Easton Academy's oldest building. And now the administration wants to shut Billings down. Forever. As president, it's up to Reed to save Billings Hall. What better way to win over the head­master than to host a glam fund-raising event in New York City? Everyone needs a date, and the newly single Reed is the most eligible girl on campus. All of Easton's hottest boys are angling to take her out, and for once, Reed's biggest problem is which one to choose. Reed has never felt so popular or powerful -- until the police start asking questions about Cheyenne Martin's death. Excited party buzz quickly turns to whispered rumors and dark moods, and one thing becomes clear: There is someone who wants to see Billings, and Reed, go down. And they will do anything to make it happen....

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Ambition Reviews

  • Sarah
    2018-10-06 15:48

    This was a YA contemporary story about students at an elite boarding school.Reed fell to pieces a bit in this book and she really let things get to her. I did feel sorry for her over the whole Josh situation, but it was her own fault really. The storyline in this was about Reed trying to raise $5 million for Easton as a way to stop the headmaster from closing Billings house after the fire that burned down one of the other buildings. We also had someone stalking Reed and leaving her things that belonged to Cheyenne, and the girls of Billings house trying to set her up on dates as a way to get over Josh. This was a good story, but it did drag a bit in the middle.The ending to this was eventful!7 out of 10

  • Dani
    2018-10-08 12:57

    My Random Thoughts on "Ambition":*I miss Josh*I really do not like Ivy, and I honestly don't see why she hates Billings THAT much,i mean i can even see hating them, but if you ask me, she took it toan extreme*I don't know why but I love Noelle,i mean in the book at one point,i actually despised her, which kindaappalled me, but then Reed stook up forherself and Noelle got all sweet, and thenI totally adored her*I'm now scared for Reed with the hurtNoelle is going to cause her, but i gottasay Reed kind of dug her own hole on this one.*How could Constance be all bitchy?, I mean hello, aren't you supposed to bethe nice one???*I hope Marc isn't a highlight in thenext book. it would annoy mee deeply ifhe was.*What was on the email Dash sent Reed?*I still say there is something weird about Sabine, she like tries too hardor something.*"Revelation" is going to be interesting. =)

  • Cecily Kyle
    2018-09-24 17:56

    Oh man!! These girls in this series, are absolutely insane. Like holy Bitches!! This is a great example (as I have said in previous reviews from this series) of why I do not have many girl friends. Girls play dirty, and they don't care if they obliterate your whole life!! At least when you see two guys go at it, they throw a few punches and move on. These girls just never quit. Reed is mentally tortured so much, I would have definitely gone insane by now, and of course this installment just left me with more questions and I just want to hurry to read the next one. Guilty pleasure for sure!

  • Maddison
    2018-10-10 12:49

    Meh have to say this one didn't grip me as much as the others. Maybe because I tried this one as audio, maybe because it was just shitty and there was no point to it. This book was full of (view spoiler)[Reed feeling jealous of Ivy and Josh, when the whole thing was her damn fault. (hide spoiler)] With a little bit of (view spoiler)[Noelle bitch thrown in. Her thinking she still owns Billings. (hide spoiler)] At least we find out (view spoiler)[Ivy's deal. (hide spoiler)] I'm also pleased that Reed got what she deserved with the whole (view spoiler)[Dash Legacy thing. I'm so pleased Constance sees her for what she is: a complete hypoctire. (hide spoiler)] Wonder what'll happen next.

  • Ashleigh
    2018-10-02 15:07

    I think the ending of this book saved it.Ambition is the 7th book in the Private series, which follows Reed Brennan, a young girl who is enrolled in an elite boarding school on a scholarship. Prior to the events in this book, Reed has risen from the bottom to the top of the social ladder to become the president of Billings, an apartment building where all the rich, pretty 'bitches' live. Unfortunately, her presidency seems to be on the brink of crumbling as a fire started in the last book forces the principal to consider closing down Billings, and making the girls spilt up into other buildings. To stop this, Reed comes up with the idea of holding a fundraiser to raise money to save the building. It's been so long since I read the 6th book that I actually forgot a lot that had happened, and forgot who a lot of characters are. It was an okay story but I found Reed to be really whiny. She's one of those people who seems to create a lot of her own problems and then spends 95% of her time whinging about stuff that's happening to her. Not sure if I'll read the next one.

  • PurplyCookie
    2018-10-03 13:50

    The series keeps getting more compelling. I don't know how Brian keeps finding new ways of upping the ante on these books and making them more suspenseful without it feeling contrived, but she has been very successful so far.Reed Brennan knew being elected president of exclusive Billings Hall would change her life. What she didn't count on was being dumped by her boyfriend, Josh Hollis, or being held responsible for a fire that destroyed Easton Academy's oldest building. While her devastation of losing Josh is written all over her face, she manages to stay strong in the face of every challenge that she meets.And now the administration wants to shut Billings down. Forever.As president, it's up to Reed to save Billings Hall. What better way to win over the head­master than to host a glam fund-raising event in New York City? Everyone needs a date, and the newly single Reed is the most eligible girl on campus. All of Easton's hottest boys are angling to take her out, and for once, Reed's biggest problem is which one to choose. The addition of Reed going out on various dates added a little lighthearted humor to the otherwise oftentimes dreary, haunting storyline; while the illustrious gala that takes place works to make the reader want to don her finest and head out for a night on the town.I thought that the conflict between Noelle and Reed was a long time coming; but can't help but feel that Sabine may have some tricks up her sleeve, as she seems to be spurring conflict between the two. Reed has never felt so popular or powerful -- until the police start asking questions about Cheyenne Martin's death. Excited party buzz quickly turns to whispered rumors and dark moods, and one thing becomes clear: There is someone who wants to see Billings, and Reed, go down. And they will do anything to make it happen. Book Details: Title Ambition (Private, Book 7)Author Kate BrianReviewed By Purplycookie

  • afshh
    2018-09-20 18:01

    So, the only reason I gave this book 3 stars is because Reed finally got what she deserved towards the end. But even then, I didn't think what she got could have been compared to the smackdown I wanted to give this girl.Reed's blind faith in Noelle is not only disturbing but annoying. And as much as it has been tested, in the past books and in this book, she still stands strongly by Noelle. However, in this book, it's a little different as she finally starts fighting back instead of defending Noelle and going, "Oh, but she's my friend! I trust her!" (or something along those lines)And just when you think she makes a breakthrough, Reed finds a way to take five steps back and winds up at square one yet again.The books are all just chock full of drama--to the point that it can get sickening and boring (don't we all have enough drama in our lives already?)--and as they continue on and on, I'm starting to care less and less about Reed. I find I'm rooting against her because, seriously? Reed has never been someone I could relate to (much less like) from the beginning. She's whiny and obsessive and annoying. I don't even know if I want to continue after this. It's just I like the covers so much and the fonts used are pretty cool too. I don't know. I'm torn, really.

  • Samantha
    2018-09-26 17:55

    Mijn goede voornemen voor dit nieuwe jaar is om zoveel mogelijk boeken uit mijn to-read list te lezen en zo weinig mogelijk boeken op die lijst te plaatsen (op overige delen etc. na), zodat ik die lijst eindelijk eens kan laten krimpen. Ambitie hoorde ook bij dit goede voornemen, aangezien dit deel 7 is van de privé serie en ik echt eens deze serie terug op moest pakken, aangezien dit al veelste lang op mijn lijst staat. Wat een heerlijke serie is dit toch. Het doet me zo terugdenken aan The It Girl. Dit boek heeft zo'n zelfde setting, namelijk de kostschool. Hoewel het verhaal an sich er helemaal niet op lijkt, krijg ik altijd het gevoel van de it girl terug, een van mijn favoriete series. Ik vind Reed zo'n leek personage. Ze valt van het ene probleem in de andere en het blijft zeer realistisch. Ik moet toegeven dat ik ook liever niet zo'n vriendin als Reed zou hebben en ik het echt niet altijd eens ben met haar keuzes, maar dat maakt het eigenlijk juist leuk. Dit is zo'n boek waarbij je je verstand op nul zet en gewoon gaat lezen.Op naar deel 8! Gelukkig lag die al thuis.

  • Nancy
    2018-09-26 12:38

    I like it—the characters, the storyline—but I feel like there’s too much drama. It’s hurting my head, and I’ve had enough jaw-dropping confrontations/moments to last me for a few more weeks. It seems hard to pin these stories as realistic—yeah, border-line-realistic is more like it. And though it’s a fun read, it’s about as dramatic as an episode of One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl but minus the talented actresses/actors and background music. The end is another shocker. But I seriously doubt all the clues lead to Ivy. I think she’s the scapegoat, and the person who killed Cheyenne was probably Noelle. That would be an unexpected twist, which Kate Brian seems to have a lot of up her sleeves. But still, I want the series to end. The more books that get published, the more drama there is, and I’ve been waiting too long for the conclusion. I don’t want this to turn into another Fearless series (by Francine Pascal) that doesn’t stop till the 36th book. I mean, as much as I like something, too much really IS enough. So. I've also heard that she's starting a new series, but about Ariana now. Goody? Hm. I don't know how I feel. I'll probably read the first one, but I have a sinking feeling the stories wil be really similiar.

  • Kari Anderson
    2018-10-04 16:04

    One of Easton’s oldest buildings has burnt down and it’s all on the shoulders of the Billings’ girls. Now, to make sure they get to keep their house, they have to host a benefit and raised $5 Million for the school, in just a couple of weeks.All the while, Noelle is stepping on Reed’s toes as president, strange things keep happening to Reed after Cheyenne’s death and Reed’s nemeis, Ivy, is now dating Reed’s ex, Josh. Oh, and Reed is still keeping a little secret at to why she and Josh broke up, but it may not be secret for much longer.After this book, I am taking a little break from the Private series. I do this to myself every time I read a series. I read them all really close together and I get a little burnt out. I should’ve taken a breather after the last one since I didn’t like it as much as the others, but now I’m sure.With all of the drama of the other books, this one was very tame. Yeah there’s a little cattyness but not much happened. At least nothing that wasn’t expected. We all kind of new that Ivy was going to bring drama, now we just know why. We also knew that what happened at the Legacy wouldn’t stay at the Legacy and Noelle was bound to find out.I am giving Ambition 2 stars.

  • Giselle
    2018-09-25 21:04

    The 7th book of the series was a bit sadder than the others because of her break-up with Josh. It was, as always, still full of drama and mystery. We got to know Noelle more and see Reed go through some big changes and heartaches. I have a feeling Sabine has something to hide. There is just something about her that makes me wonder what she's hiding. Except for the character development and seeing Reed crash and burn, there was not a lot of actual story development, it felt more like a prequel to the next book where (hopefully) Cheyenne's murder will come to a close.

  • Bianca Farmer Hurst
    2018-10-03 19:59

    This series drags on. At first it was intriguing and I could even ignore Reed's pitiful whining. But I'm so tired of her crap taste in men and her pity parties. She can't stand up for herself. She can't form a coherent thought. She can't think ahead. She's constantly calling herself ugly and a nobody which is really annoying at this point. Who wants to read about a protagonist who's always waiting for some fabulous super model to swoop in and make her "good enough." I mean after three years at the school you think she'd have some confidence. I'm tired of the Noelle is or is not a jerk debate. And Reed couldn't find a decent man to date if it killed her. Thomas was more likable dead than alive. I'm tired of the "he's a bad drunk" excuse they give guys for being dicks in this series. Josh is a controlling, emotionally abusive tool, but lord knows we have to read about how amazing he is and how every fight becomes her fault. He told her Thomas didn't treat her well then turns around and puts down every one of her accomplishments, threatens to leave her all the time, throws temper tantrums, wants to cut her off from her friends, ignores her opinion, and then dates all the women that are exactly like the "girls he hates at Billings". But oh my God lets act like he's perfect and the best guy she could ever find. Give me a break. This series is a crap example of what a healthy relationship looks like. Maybe Ariana should've killed Reed.

  • Ablondebibliophile
    2018-09-24 14:03

    Better! The series is picking up again and besides the tedious "whodunnit" plot regarding Cheyenne that seems to be entirely stalemating, I was much more intrigued with this installment! Reed is slightly more compelling and I'm starting to root for her again. Noelle is a mystery, as always, and HALLELUJAH we have less of Josh. The parties are fabulous, the drama shocking, and the two-dimensional characters surprisingly compelling. 3.5/5

  • ktheland
    2018-10-10 20:51

    Ugh, Reed is a such an idiot. My, my , my Josh. You can't posses someone. And you broke up because you made out with a douchebag who is dating a total bitch. Ivy is not your stalker. It's obvious that it's (view spoiler)[Sabine (hide spoiler)]. Use your brain. All of these girls are spoiled rich idiots who read like one dimensional. Grow up. And can somebody fix the summaries.

  • Janelle Dazzlepants
    2018-10-04 18:46

    Following Cheyenne's death, the stalking really kicks into high gear in Ambition, and it's fucking awesome. Reed is haunted by mementos from Cheyenne's life at every turn, from the black balls used in the Billings initiation vote, to items of Cheyenne's clothing, to Cheyenne's signature and sickening perfume. This is juxtaposed against an incredibly superficial background, with the Billings girls fundraising for Easton to save their house and compensate for burning down Gwendolyn Hall. If you couldn't tell, I absolutely fucking loved the stalking. It was similar to Sara Shepard's Pretty Little Liars series in that at first it seemed like Cheyenne was really haunting Reed from beyond the grave, but then it becomes much more sinister and grounded in reality. You realise that someone is really out for blood, and that person knows everything. I thought the black balls and items of clothing were creepy enough, but switching out Reed's perfume with Cheyenne's was genius - the sense of smell is the sense most closely linked with memory, so I was squirming along with Reed when Cheyenne's signature scent was suddenly everywhere. I also really felt for Reed during the fundraiser when the video of her and Dash leaked, essentially making her an instant social pariah. I felt her complete and total humiliation, and wanted nothing more than to give her a big hug. She can be annoying as fuck at times, but that scene was just so powerful and well written. There was an overwhelming sense of loneliness, with nowhere to go, nobody to turn to, and nobody to blame it on. Noelle was always there for Reed, so losing Noelle was huge. There was a sense of finality, all I could think was "Okay, this is huge. Final. There is no coming back from this". As if Reed becoming public enemy #1 wasn't dramatic enough, it's followed up with an epic shot of why-Ivy-really-hates-Billings. We find out the reasons for her falling out with Cheyenne, that she secretly has ties to Ariana and Noelle, and that she's going to take out Noelle when she has the chance. I can't say I believed that she was Cheyenne's killer and Reed's stalker, but it was OMGSOEXCITING nonetheless. Speaking of Ivy, I pretty much wanted to slam my head against the wall when the author revealed that she was dating Josh 5 minutes after he'd dumped Reed. Ivy is evil and annoying as fuck, and Josh was such a little bitch in Legacy. They sound like they're destined for one another, but mostly they're just really fucking annoying. And I don't understand what Josh sees in Ivy - I'm sure she has a nice side and they both hate Billings, but surely he can see how malicious she is?! It's so hypocritical of him to yell at Reed about how she's become such a Billings girl, and then turn around and date Satan incarnate. Overall: If I could describe Ambition in 3 words it would be "really fucking exciting". The stalking is turned up to 11 and Reed's relationships are in tatters, all effectively juxtaposed against a superficial private school backdrop. I'd already moved on and read Revelation before writing this review, but I know I was so excited to find out who the second killer was when I finished this book.

  • Elusive
    2018-09-25 12:59

    ‘Ambition’ is the seventh book in the ‘Private’ series. As Gwendolyn Hall – the oldest building in Easton Academy was burnt down due to the carelessness of a few Billings girls, the headmaster decides to shut down Billings House. Therefore, Reed agrees to host a fundraising event with the aim of raising 5 million dollars for Easton Academy to prevent this from happening.I was interested in how the girls would successfully achieve the targeted amount as it’s an incredibly massive sum. Plus, they didn’t have much time to prepare for it. However, it all seemed just a tad too easy such as securing an appropriate venue and getting enough people to attend the event. Anyhow, it was refreshing to read about the girls actually doing something productive instead of merely wasting time on shopping trips and make-up (though those were featured at some point). Once again, Noelle outshined Reed and she was truly more like the president than the latter.Besides that, Reed kept experiencing strange incidents such as finding Cheyenne’s clothes in her closet, the dead girl’s perfume in her bag as well as the never-ending e-mails from Cheyenne. Reed’s reaction was cowardly. Instead of reporting these incidents to the authorities or asking the other girls if they’ve noticed anything amiss, she decided to keep quiet and she was even afraid of checking her inbox and opening her closet. She refused to lodge a police report because she didn’t want suspicion to be cast upon her but logically, failing to report anything would make it look like she’s hiding something.Meanwhile, she’s also upset as Josh seems to be very close to her enemy, Ivy. Thus, she went out with several guys thinking that by doing so, she could make Josh jealous and perhaps find a replacement. This was immature and worst of all, the other girls supported her. As for Noelle, she was typically manipulative yet she knew how to convince Reed that she was only doing things for her own good. As much as I don’t quite like Noelle, she’s a lot better than Reed and definitely president material.I felt that the melancholic ending was a strange way to conclude the book but overall, ‘Ambition’ was satisfactory for a quick mindless read.

  • Jennifer Wardrip
    2018-10-01 12:50

    Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.comSurprises and secrets continue to bloom at Easton Academy, but the Girls in Billings Hall should be used to the unexpected. After the death of Cheyenne Martin, the Billings' Girls are continuing to recuperate and move on with their lives. Their first mission was to elect their newest president and it's no surprise that Reed is the chosen one. From the death of Thomas to discovering what some of the girls at Billings are really like, Reed is just the choice, since she does know how to handle what gets thrown at her. Of course, whenever you are at the top, there is someone to bring you down. You don't have to wait too long for trouble to surround Billings Hall. The death of Cheyenne has not been solved and the police want to get all the answers they can. The interrogation happens when the girls are planning a special event that will help them get on the headmaster's good side. Even though she is Josh-less, Reed isn't finding it too hard to find a date. Choosing one can be a little difficult, since she needs someone who can grab Josh's attention and his emotions. Her feelings for Josh have not yet evaporated, especially since he is one of the reasons why she came back to Easton. And her little incident with Dash is still under wraps, but as we all know, nothing stays a secret forever. It's up to Reed to figure everything out and make things better. But if all of her secrets are revealed, and the ones she can turn to are betrayed, once she finds the answer to all of the problems, it may well be that no one will be there to help her get through it. Let's just hope Reed can fight these next obstacles before she gets knocked off her high horse. As always, Kate Brian does a fantastic job continuing the series with even more suspense and fresh story lines. Reed continues to be a strong character and the Billings' Girls continue to be scandalous. With an ending that will make your jaw drop, fans of the previous novels will be satisfied with this next installment, and still yearn for more.

  • Andrea
    2018-10-06 20:44

    Honestly im only still reading this books to end up seeing what happens but they are good enough they just seem so typical where Reed is happy then unhappy happy unhappy... anywayReed has just become Billing's President, but she finds there is a lot of pressure and responsibility that comes with that. After being caught sneaking off of campus and actually accidently burning down the oldest building on campus, everyone looks to Reed to make things right. Billings will be disbanded if she cannot raise 5 million dollars in a month so now a fundraiser must be held to save billings. If that wasn't enough Reed is also learning to be single Reed after she messes things up with Josh by fooling around with Dash. Now Josh is with Reed's enemy Ivy Slade and Reed is trying hard to move on, and she tries to with Mark but manages to find her life crashing down around her the night after the fundraiser.After Noelle saves the night by finding another venue to have the fundraiser when Reed's plans fall through utter chaos breaks loose when Ivy gets a hold of the microphone and Noelle has to step in and once again save the night. But as she comes down and Reed thanks her, Noelle makes it clear they are not friends when she shows Reed the pictures of her and Dash from the night of the party. As Reed runs out of the room understanding she lost her boyfriend and now her best friend as well, Ivy tells her some important information about the Billings Girl.s They left Ivy when she was a freshman in her own grandmothers home after breaking in giveing her grandmother a heartattack and leaving the blame soly on Ivy. That is why Ivy is so mad. So much happens and Reed can barely keep it together to get home.

  • Ale96_CalS Paola
    2018-09-21 17:07

    SO I STILL THINK NOELLE KILLED CHEYENNE.I still miss old Reed, you know? The one who wanted to make Bilings a good lawful place? Not this moronic idiot! I mean, the girl stilk believes Noelle is her friend and has literally no common sense by thinking she has political experience or no responsibility in the Legacy only cause she was drunk. She's way too immature, and I know she's still a teen but c'mon! By the way, no matter how much I dislike her and she deserved all shit that's happening to her I can't help but to feel bad for her, I mean she had it coming but I still don't like the way it was addressed and how even Josh had something to do with her downfall. I guess nobody is an innocent, no bitch is fairly good.Going back to the plot, I knew it had to be Ivy the one to do the crazy shit to Reed fucking her mind up, well played crazy clean girl. This girl has reasons but none realistic to hurt Reed like that, maybe by exception of Reed blaming her for the death of Cheyenne but she was a bitch since before that so it doesn't make much sense for me. Then there was the investigation on Cheyenne's possible murder, which I think it obviously is for me that after that broken necklace was found by Reed that is was a murder. The question is who? My money is in Sabine or Noelle, the first cause bitch Cheyenne was mean as fuck to her and the second cause I just don't look like her and her influences.And well, that last pages with the video going viral was just evil, unjustified and cruel. I don't give a damn about Dash, or Noelle's feelings, but I do inexplicably care for Reed's mental and emotional condition after this.Anyways, I want to know who did it so tomorrow I'll read the next one. No need to say I'm obsessed with this series.

  • Kelli
    2018-10-01 13:51

    Wow. This book was great. It took me a while to decide if I should rate it 4 stars, or 5, because it probably is somewhere in between. But I decided on 5, because it overwhelmed me, and was, at the same time, very addicting. I finished the book in a day and a half! Great series..it just gets better and better as the books go on.So this one ends with everyone against Reed, with also a little mystery. We don't know for SURE that Ivy was doing everything. We don't know everything for sure, all we know are Reed's thoughts. Nothing really irked me in this book. Other than the things that irk Reed, of course, but that's the STORY, not the actual book. I guess how some thing were so obvious! For example, when Ivy is running away from Billings, Reed should have followed her, found out what was going on, because that is obviously suspicious. And the fact that Ivy had just warned her she was going to take Billings down, and Reed still blamed Noelle when the place they had originally planned to have the fundraiser was suddenly "booked for weeks". But it's Kate Brian's story, and this just adds to the suspense I guess. Plus we still aren't positive if it was Ivy who had booked the original place. Those are just my thoughts on the story, though the book in general was good. Nothing, such as grammar issues or whatnot, annoyed me or anything like that. So yeah. I am hoping that the next book is Reed and Dash...together, I suppose the word is? Not sure if I mean that they're dating, but just, an alliance, as it is them against the word. This truly was a great book, and I'm already trying to find a time to go to the bookstore and get the next one.

  • Shonda
    2018-10-10 20:53

    Ambition is the seventh book in the Private series. Reed finds herself up against the head-master and the Easton alumnae after a fire destroys one of the buildings on campus. A fire that occurred while Reed and other students were sneaking off campus to attend the Legacy, an annual, exclusive event.Reed comes up with the idea of a fund raiser in NYC and asks several of her Billings sisters to assist her with the planning. One of which is Noelle. As Reed coordinates meetings and appointments, it appears as though Noelle is trying to sabotage her.Meanwhile, everyone on campus is shocked to learn that Cheyenne’s suicide may have been a homicide instead. Another murder investigation on campus.Just as things are starting to look up for Reed, the secret she’s been hiding since the Legacy, is revealed. One night, one mistake can change Reed’s life at Easton forever.Like the previous novels in this series, Ambition is a quick read. While reading, I couldn’t help but feel this novel is more of a “filler” to prepare the reader for Revelation, where Cheyenne’s murderer is revealed. There are a lot of clues in this book and hints about what’s to come. I’m looking forward to reading the next book soon.

  • Jessica Lawlor
    2018-10-06 13:53

    Sigh…the series I once loved seems to be going downhill at this point in Reed’s time at Easton Academy.The seventh book Ambition opens after the infamous Legacy ball. The ladies of Billings come home from the ball to find the building they used to sneak off campus earlier that night on fire. Because Reed is Billings president, it’s up to her to save the dorm since the new headmaster of the school wants to close Billings down.Reed comes up with the idea to hold a gala to raise money for the school in order to get back into the good graces of the headmaster. All of the Billings ladies are behind her.As Reed plans to the event, she is disturbed by several surprising events regarding the dead Cheyenne. Reed is spooked and wants to know who is out to get her.I don’t know….I just couldn’t get into this book as much as I was able to get into the others. I miss the days of Ariana, Noelle, Kiran and Taylor. The new “generation” of Billings girls just doesn’t cut it for me.Don’t get me wrong…I can’t wait to continue the series and find out more, but I do miss the first half of the series.

  • Christina Santo
    2018-10-11 17:03

    I feel like this book went too fast. Maybe it was just me. I did read it really fast. Josh is annoying me because I'm also not Ivy's biggest fan. She's a witch. I just want Josh and Reed back together.... I keep switching my views on Noelle, as Reed changes hers. I can't believe that they are still talking to Kiran. I wonder about Taylor, though. On the happy side, I'm proud of Reed for pulling off the fundraiser and trying to stand up to Noelle. I would live for all the Billings girls to get along, without all the backstabbing. *cough Noelle and Sabine need to get along cough* I'm not happy with the ending of the book. How can you just leave it like that??? I knew Noelle would either hate Reed or not care. Dash just doesn't seem like Reed's type, so I think Noelle should forgive her. Ivy needs to go away, please and maybe take Hunter with her. They'd be perfect for each other. :) I just went to the library today. Now I want to go back and get the rest of the series. I also need to find a spot to get the Privilege series from. I realized that I really like Sabine, no matter what Noelle says. I also kind of like the Twin Cities; they're so funny!

  • Marian
    2018-10-12 19:06

    Can Reed save Billings? Can she get over having lost Josh due to her own unending stupidity? Well, duh to both. Yes, Billings will be saved, and Reed will play her part, and no, getting over Josh won't be easy, especially once he hooks up with Ivy. A lot of Ambition details disasters that other people might call dates. Usually these are amusing diversions from the usual formula-someone is screwing with Reed and, gasp! she doesn't know who it is. Or why. She will, although she doesn't learn a whole lot that you couldn't guess right from the start.Nope, the big thing for Ambition is that Reed finally stands up to Noelle and Noelle actually backs down. For two seconds, until she learns what Reed and Dash did while her back was turned.Reed ends the book with the knowledge that Ivy is evil but she can't tell anyone because she's been turned into an outcast again. Which she might have avoided if she'd, I dunno, told anyone what was going on with her. But once again Reed sees two choices and picks the one most likely to blow up in her face.

  • Christine
    2018-10-12 13:41

    This book contiunes after "The Legacy" which was the 6th book and now going to the 7th.Now for Reed Brennan, being elected president of the exclusive Billings Hall has changed her life. But she didn't count on being dumped by her boyfriend, Josh, or being held responsible for a fire that destroyed Easton Academy's oldest building. Now the administration wants to shut Billings down. Forever.Reed needs to come up with a plan . . . and fast! But with the police asking questions about Cheyenne Martin's death, Reed is rapidly becoming public enemy number one. Someone wants to see Billings, and Reed, go down. And they'll do anything to make it happen.I made a text to world connection because I can connect how people can get blamed on for murders, when they really didnt do it.There are movies that can connect to this book with murders,blackmail,and lies.I rate this book 5 stars because like I said on my other private series book reports, this book keeps on going and going, and I can never let the book down.I recommend this book to teens who read the Cliques series.

  • Noemi claudine
    2018-10-14 13:39

    Reed Brennan knew being elected president of exclusive Billings Hall would change her life. What she didn't count on was being dumped by her boyfriend, Josh Hollis, or being held responsible for a fire that destroyed Easton Academy's oldest building. now she has to try to save Billings grom being shut down and has to tr to clear her name for Cheynnes death. I cna connect to this book because one time at camp we had to save our cabingn from being removed/. we were very noisy na dwe never cleaned and i we didnt do anythig to it we would have to move in with other cabins. we didnt want to move wo we did everythign we ould to save it. we re-did it whenver we could and so did Reed in this book I would rate this book 5 stars becasue it ws very suspensful ad very entertainig It was a really good book in the sereis. I owuld recommend this book to any girl yuong reader who likes the rest of the private sereis.

  • Yasmina
    2018-10-04 15:07

    After the dramatic events of the previous book, Reed, president of Billings, is now tasked with preventing her dorm from being shut down. As part of a deal with Headmaster Cromwell, Reed soon learns that she must raise 5 million dollars in only one month. During that time, the Billings Girls attempt to find ideas for a grand fund raiser. Also, Reed begins to find things such as black marbles and Cheyenne's clothes in her dorm room, leading her to suspect Ivy Slade—Josh's new love interest—of planting these artifacts.I could make a text-to-text connection to this book because in the Princess Diaries book # 3 Mia kept finding roses and she didn't know who they were from. This is like what happened Reed with the marbles and clothes but instead in Reed's case, it was bad.I gave this book 5 stars because it was so interesting and kept me going though the whole book! I can't wait till the next one!!!

  • Lisa
    2018-10-07 16:00

    After the dramatic events of the previous book, Reed, president of Billings, is now tasked with preventing her dorm from being shut down. As part of a deal with Headmaster Cromwell, Reed soon learns that she must raise 5 million dollars in only one month. During that time, the Billings Girls attempt to find ideas for a grand fund raiser. Also, Reed begins to find things such as black marbles and Cheyenne's clothes in her dorm room, leading her to suspect Ivy Slade—Josh's new love interest—of planting these artifacts. What will she do?I could make a text-to-text connection to this book because in the Princess Diaries book # 3 Mia kept finding roses and she didn't know who they were from. This is like what happened Reed with the marbles and clothes but instead in Reed's case, it was bad.I gave this book 5 stars. Private (like i said in my other reports on private books) I LOVE THE SERIES!

  • Tan B
    2018-10-11 19:41

    Originally reviewed - 8/10/08Oi vay!! Something just hit the fan and it doesn't smell or look at all pleasant. So, like I predicted, Reed's misdeeds blew up in her face and it wasn't at all pretty. I felt like throwing the book out of my window and running into a corner to bite my nails in fear. It is so scary will the Billings girls are POed; especially when you're the one who fueled that emotion. Reed. Reed. Reed. What am I gonna do now that you're potentially dead. I'm in no hurry to read the next book-- which will be released September 16th of this year, not because I hated this book but because I'm too afraid of what's to come in the next book. So don't expect to see me review Private: Revelation anytime soon. Do, however, check out the Private series by Kate Brian. It just keeps getting better and better.

  • Brooke
    2018-10-17 19:58

    Sometimes when people see this series they think it's like Gossip Girl and decide not to read it. Big mistake. These books are much better and can only compare with most of the characters being elite. I started reading this series to feed my obsession with boarding schools and have been reading ever since. In this installment, Reed is fighting to save Billings House and also dealing with things from her past (mostly, Cheyenne). This book kept me in suspense throughout and I had to keep reading. I almost felt that I was watching a horror/suspense movie because at parts it seemed super creepy. As usual, in this installment it was left in a cliffhanger and you are left wondering what's going to happen with Noelle, Josh, Dash, Reed and Ivy. As well as the future of Billing and how Reed will fit in.