Imatge de l'autor

Kate Brian

Autor/a de Private

117+ obres 11,353 Membres 347 Ressenyes 19 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Kieran Scott was born on March 11, 1974. She graduated from Rutgers University with a double major in English and journalism. She worked as an editor for four years before becoming a writer. She writes young-adult books under the pen name Kate Brian. Among her most well-known books are The Princess mostra'n més and the Pauper, Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys, The Virginity Club, Sweet 16, Fake Boyfriend, and the Private series. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

Inclou aquests noms: Kate Brian, Emma Harrison, Emma Harrison

Inclou també: Kieran Scott (1)

Nota de desambiguació:

(eng) A pseudonym for Kieran Scott.

Crèdit de la imatge: Alloy Entertainment


Obres de Kate Brian

Private (2006) 804 exemplars
Invitation Only (2006) 520 exemplars
Untouchable (2006) 498 exemplars
Confessions (Private, Book 4) (2007) 473 exemplars
Inner Circle (2007) 426 exemplars
Legacy (2008) 412 exemplars
Ambition (2008) 345 exemplars
Revelation (2008) 310 exemplars
The Princess & the Pauper (2003) 286 exemplars
Shadowlands (1990) 283 exemplars
Privilege (2008) 276 exemplars
Paradise Lost (2009) 268 exemplars
Last Christmas (2008) 249 exemplars
She's So Dead to Us (2010) 230 exemplars
I Was a Non-Blonde Cheerleader (1600) 226 exemplars
Suspicion (2009) 223 exemplars
Lucky T (2005) 221 exemplars
Scandal (2010) 206 exemplars
The V Club (2004) 203 exemplars
Geek Magnet (2008) 172 exemplars
The Book of Spells (2010) 170 exemplars
Vanished (2010) 167 exemplars
Sweet 16 (2006) 165 exemplars
Fake Boyfriend (2007) 162 exemplars
Beautiful Disaster (2009) 148 exemplars
What Waits in the Woods (2015) 136 exemplars
Hereafter (2013) 132 exemplars
Perfect Mistake (2009) 130 exemplars
He's So Not Worth It (2011) 130 exemplars
Something Wiccan This Way Comes (2003) 129 exemplars
Ex-Mas (2009) 125 exemplars
Brunettes Strike Back (2006) 124 exemplars
Garden of Evil (2002) 121 exemplars
Ominous (2011) 121 exemplars
A Tale Of Two Pipers (2004) 110 exemplars
Tourist Trap (2006) 109 exemplars
Vengeance (2011) 101 exemplars
What Waits in the Water (2017) 98 exemplars
Sweet Deceit (2010) 97 exemplars
The Best Girl (2007) 88 exemplars
Pure Sin (2010) 86 exemplars
The Queen's Curse (2005) 85 exemplars
Never Been Kissed (2002) 83 exemplars
This Is So Not Happening (2012) 82 exemplars
Only Everything (2014) 74 exemplars
The Perfect Summer (2002) 67 exemplars
Cruel Love (2011) 66 exemplars
Phoebe Who? (2006) 64 exemplars
Endless (2014) 56 exemplars
Close Quarters (2003) 52 exemplars
Busted (2004) 39 exemplars
Snow Queen (2009) 36 exemplars
Complete Nothing (2014) 35 exemplars
Replaced (2005) 29 exemplars
Spring Breakup (2004) 28 exemplars
Jingle Boy (2003) 27 exemplars
Pretty Fierce (2017) 26 exemplars
Something True (2015) 24 exemplars
All Good Things Come to an End (2011) 19 exemplars
Suddenly Sisters (2005) — Autor — 18 exemplars
Truth or Dare (2004) — Autor — 15 exemplars
We Can't Wait (2004) 14 exemplars
Kiss and Tell (1998) 13 exemplars
Finding What's Real (2017) 11 exemplars
Escaping Perfect (2016) 11 exemplars
S.C.A.M. (2006) 10 exemplars
Ultimate Cheerleading (1998) 10 exemplars
While You Were Gone (1999) 10 exemplars
Moving On (2004) 8 exemplars
Love Under Wraps (2004) 6 exemplars
Trust Me (1998) 6 exemplars
Salma Hayek (2001) 4 exemplars
How Do I Tell? (1999) 3 exemplars
Slipping Away (2005) 3 exemplars
Kate Brian Novel #5: Untitled (2013) 3 exemplars
I Was a Mouseketeer! (2001) 3 exemplars
Scene 3 Matt Damon (1998) 2 exemplars
Prinsessan & tiggarflickan (2004) 1 exemplars
Shadowland, Tome 2 : (2016) 1 exemplars
Campus, Tome 9 : Paradis perdu (2012) 1 exemplars
Ups and Downs of Life (2022) 1 exemplars
Den store quizbog (2008) 1 exemplars
Graduation Summer (2007) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories (2011) — Col·laborador — 317 exemplars
Who Done It? (2013) — Col·laborador — 133 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Scott, Kieran
Altres noms
Harrison, Emma
Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Montvale, New Jersey, USA
Llocs de residència
Montvale, New Jersey, USA
Bergen County, New Jersey, USA
Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA
Rutgers University
Pascack Hills High School
Nota de desambiguació
A pseudonym for Kieran Scott.



As Charmed books go, this is a very good one. It begins with some non-magic conflict between the sisters. Phoebe is feeling under-appreciated by her sisters, who don’t realize she also has important things to do. Soon, everyone will see how important she is because during a battle with demons, Phoebe gets separated from her sisters. A knock on the head, and a spell from bad witches later, she’s convinced by the evil witches seeking amulets which will give them ultimate magical power, that she’s their good friend, Ruth, and together they battle evil.

Meanwhile back at Halliwell Manor, Leo can’t locate the missing Phoebe, and scrying doesn’t work either. As of yet, no one realizes what’s going on, or that a spell is preventing them from finding Phoebe, and keeping Phoebe’s memories of Piper and Paige buried. While Ruth/Phoebe helps her “sister” witches retrieve the amulets, despite a feeling of unease, Piper and Paige have to deal with Flector demons, and could really use the power of three. They could also use Phoebe on the home-front. Piper and Paige have a house full of magical creatures demanding the counseling and advice session promised them by Phoebe.

While the magical creature part of the story can get a bit frivolous at times, and the bad witches’ interactions with Ruth a tad tiring, things get much better once Paige encounters Phoebe and her fellow “good” witches in action, and realizes Phoebe has completely forgotten her real sisters. It’s all well written, and for the most part pretty enjoyable. The conclusion helped a great deal, as it was both exciting and fun, and had a couple of wonderful moments between sisters toward the end. It very much retained the feel of the show, so gets high marks on that front.

Probably a 4.2 for me, just because a few frivolous moments bored me, and the series works best when all three sisters have more scenes together. Overall, however, this is a very enjoyable entry which captured nicely the feel of the series. Highly recommended for fans of the show as a light and entertaining read which now has the added bonus of being nostalgic; this show debuted two decades ago! My, how time flies…
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Matt_Ransom | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Oct 6, 2023 |
This was cute and fast. I really enjoyed it, the story and the characters.
CaitlinDaugherty | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Aug 28, 2023 |
Private by Kate Brian is a dramatic, teenage angst drama perfect for the Young Adult audience.

This novel is a great turn in the Young Adult genre. Why? Because it's not supernatural. I love that this book is not part of the supernatural trend, and it is all about teenagers and their petty drama.

We follow 15 year old Reid Brennan in Easton Academy where she is a scholarship student among many rich kids. It is full of the typical teenage drama - popular cliches, boys, silly drama, high school angst and gossip.

It is entirely what you expect it to be - dramatic and fun! An outside girl is trying to fit in with the popular girls, and of course she will do whatever she wants to be apart of them! And of course you throw a hot, bad boy into the mix and the drama and gossip gets juicier.

I absolutely loved this book. It moves at a fast pace - something is always happening! Sometimes it's romance, sometimes it's drama, sometimes it's both! But it doesn't leave you feeling bored!!

I find it hard to pick up a Young Adult novel that doesn't go on and on about plot lines we don't actually need. Private gets to the point, pulling every piece of drama out of Kate Brian's magical dramatic bag.

It does have it's low points - our main character does not have a back bone like many teens to do today. She is pushed around easily and her emotions get the best of her. School work isn't mentioned that much, but in a soap opera type book who cares about the grades and studying parts of Reid's "real life"?

It's a great read for someone who wants a teenage soap opera. It is for sure, very entertaining!

I would suggest it to anyone who likes novels such as Pretty Little Liars, but with less murder. If you are not interested in petty drama, silly high school drama and soap opera like plot lines, it is not the book for you. It is a book that requires little thought to read, and I find it great only for the amusement - I don't have to follow any crazy plot lines or insane theories. It's just a soap opera! So do not expect Gone Girl with plot twists and awesome endings. It is definitely your cookie cutter drama. Our main character is going to complain about being a teenage girl and she's not going to try to change. Our cast of characters are all very cookie cutter as well, we don't have any awesome background stories - this book isn't going to be made into an Oscar-worthy movie, that's for sure.

This book would sit well with young readers - it's the type of book they need at aged 13ish. It's relatable to that age group, but if you are an older teen or an adult it will seem pretty lame. It's not realistic to the adult mind, but to a pre-teen reader who deals with this type of drama at school, it'll hit a home run right to home base.

It's quick. It's scandalous. And it's mindless for the adult reader.

Four out of five stars! I would love to pick up the next book soon!
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Briars_Reviews | Hi ha 22 ressenyes més | Aug 4, 2023 |
I’m rating this on scale for what it is— a Gossip Girl-esque book that could be pure fun for the right audience (8th graders most likely).

I’m reading this because it is one of the first books I put on my to-read list when I joined Goodreads over a decade ago. So, I can successfully cross that one off, and even though I love Kate Brian/Kieran Scott books, I now realize I wasn’t missing out all these years by not picking this up. She has obviously grown as a writer since this because it was not her best.… (més)
Michelle_PPDB | Hi ha 31 ressenyes més | Mar 18, 2023 |



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