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."
My Review: [I haven't finished the Private series, but that's okay, because this is a Private prequel that is SPEFICALLY about Ariana Osgood, and she's only in the series for a few books, and I've read that far.] I liked this book. It was definitely eerie, the way Ariana killed people. Ever since I read the first seven or so books of the Private series, I always wondered how exactly Ariana killed people, and how she justified it, and Last Christmas told me just that. I loved seeing how exactly she got to know Thomas Pearson (something I had ALWAYS wondered about!) and parts of the story even made me feel a bit sympathetic towards her...which is saying a lot, as she's a bit of a serial killer (in her own schoolgirl way). It answered all my questions about Ariana and Thomas, and the ending made me shiver, especially since I knew what she was going to do later on in the Private series. This is a must-read for anyone who is a fan of the Private book series!
Cover: The cover isn't much; just a girl with some flashy lights behind her. That's not how I pictured Ariana at all, so points off for that, but the background is cute enough, I suppose. It's certainly glam looking.
Overall Grade: B+