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Scandals, Rumors, Lies (Canterwood Crest) [Kindle Edition]

Jessica Burkhart
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Book Description

In the next two installments of the four-book arc that began with City Secrets, the tide has turned at the elite Canterwood Crest Academy….Will Sasha Silver dethrone Heather Fox and become the school’s Queen Bee? Packed with BFF scandal, lying roommates, secrets between teammates, and more, these are two of the most dramatic Canterwood books ever!

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Jessica Burkhart (aka Jessica Ashley) is the author of the Unicorn Magic and Canterwood Crest series, which you can learn more about at She is a former equestrian who writes from her apartment in Brooklyn, New York. (It’s not the size of Crystal Castle, but Jess tries to decorate like a princess!) Jess’s aura would be hot pink and she loves glittery things. If she had a unicorn, it would be named Sparkle. Visit Jess at

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I kneeled in front of a cardboard box that I’d shoved in the corner of Brit’s—well, our—room. It was the only box left to open after I’d moved into Orchard Hall two weeks ago. I stared at the scissors in my hand, clenching them and waiting for the chest crush to come when I thought about how I’d moved out of my old room. The space I’d shared with my ex(?)–best friend and roommate, Paige Parker.

But, instead, the sadness was only a twinge. Fourteen days wasn’t enough for us to even begin to reevaluate our friendship, but it was enough to allow me to realize that I liked living with Brit.

And I was ready to unpack the last box and make this room completely mine, too.

I slid the scissors along the tape at the top of the box and pulled out summer clothes that I hadn’t needed to unpack right away since it was mid-October. The tank tops, shorts, and T-shirts fit into the top drawer that Brit had cleared out for me in our dark wooden dresser. I slid the drawer closed and stood back, hands on my hips, surveying the room as mine for the first time since I’d moved in.

The room was bigger than my old one and had glossy hardwood floors, a whiteboard with notes written in neon-colored markers, and soft cream-colored eyelet curtains that swayed gently in the breeze through the slightly open windows. Above the window panes, Brit had twinkly star-shaped lights that made the coziest shadows at night. My feet sank into the pink plush carpet and I sat down on my desk chair.

A key turned in the doorknob and Brit, carrying a FedEx box, stepped inside. She looked every inch runway-ready in her tall black boots with skinny jeans tucked into them and a ribbed, plum-colored V-neck sweater. She may have looked it, but Brit wasn’t from New York City like many of the students at Canterwood Crest—she was a small-town girl like me. A fact that had definitely fast-tracked our bond.

“Hey, Sash,” she said. Her smile brightened her almond-shaped eyes when she looked at me. Her glossy, long black hair was in a side braid.

“Hey, looks like you got the box you were waiting for,” I said.

“Yep!” Brit put the box on the floor, nodding. “My parents got us Halloween decorations for our room. Stephanie had them in her office and I almost ripped the box out of her hands.”

I laughed, pulling my light brown hair into a loose ponytail. “Halloween is our favorite holiday.”

“And hello—it’s in two weeks!” Brit brushed her bangs out of her eyes. “Since it is a Sunday and all of our homework is done, want to decorate?”

“Hmmm …” I pretended to think about it. “Yes!”

Brit and I kneeled on the floor beside the box and she sliced it open. She pulled out a layer of black and orange tissue paper. Plastic spider confetti sprinkled onto the carpet and we giggled. A note was under the layer of paper.

Brit—Happy Halloween! Dad and I hope you and your new roommate like the decorations. We miss you! Xoxo, Mom and Dad

“Let’s see what we’ve got,” Brit said. She reached into the box and started handing me items. There was a giant cardboard cutout skeleton to hang on our door, a set of plastic tombstones with funny names like “Barry A. Live,” “Reed N. Weep,” and “Otta B. Alive.” There were two pairs of fake wax fangs and a giant bagful of mixed gum and candy bars. I wanted to dive into the orange M&M’s immediately.

Brit handed me a giant rubber spider with an orange sticker that said SQUEEZE ME! on its stomach. I did, making it squeak. Brit and I laughed. I looked at the spider, unable to either stop the flashbacks to last Halloween or stop thinking about how different things were now. Last year, Callie, my ex-BFF, and I had been dressing miniature horses up in costumes for a charity auction. Paige, my other BFF, and I had spent days leading up to Halloween watching funny-slash-scaryish (read: no blood!) Halloween movies and eating a ton of candy corn. This year, well, Callie hadn’t been a part of my life for a while and that had been painful enough. But now, with the possibility of losing Paige completely, there were moments when I didn’t know what to do. But having Brit definitely made things easier.

“Sash, isn’t this cool?” Brit handed me a sheet of vinyl window decals. They had jack-o’-lanterns with different faces—some creepy, some silly—plus bats, ghosts, black cats, and a few stars.

“These are so fun. They’re going to look great.”

Brit got up and plugged in a pumpkin that looked real. She pushed a button on the cord and a warm glow came out of its eyes, mouth, and nose. It looked perfect on our small end table.

“Love it,” I said. “I’m going to start the window clings.”

I took a sheet from Brit and pulled up the blinds, letting sunshine filter through the glass. Standing back, I stared at the window, deciding where to place each cling. This was obviously very serious. A laughing ghost fit at the corner of the window, angled and looking just right.

Brit and I spent another hour arranging the decorations exactly as we wanted them. We laughed and chatted the entire time as if we’d been BFFs our whole lives. Some days, I’d questioned the decision to move out of my room with Paige and there had been nights that I’d been awake for hours wondering if I’d made the right decision. But now, looking over at Brit and feeling comfortable and stress-free in my own space, I knew I’d made the right decision.

“And I think we’re done,” Brit said. She stepped back and surveyed the room, hands on her hips.

“I think you’re right!”

The room was spectacularly spooky with orange, black, and silver in every corner.

I stood, a slight chill making me shiver, and thought about how different this Halloween was going to be from last year.

© 2010 Jessica Burkhart

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  • Print Length: 197 pages
  • Publisher: Aladdin (November 16, 2010)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BBE Award...and some book findin help January 28, 2011
By A Customer
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Omg!!!!! this book deff deserves a BBE like totally luvin this book....but can anyone tell me is there an 11 book
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing January 29, 2013
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wow jacob riding. i guess guys can have some use in the world. so glad callie and sasha and paige sort of made up
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Omg December 31, 2010
By A Customer
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I cant belive that ending so hot and dramatized cant wait for the next book im dying wating
Ps I think its juila doing the secret blogger thing just to get her revenge from not making YENT
if you agree with me put it in ur response.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best books ever!!!!!!! February 27, 2013
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By far this is the best series I have ever read! I have been hooked on it ever since. Book 13 and up are not about Sasha, Heather, etc........ so I did not read any
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5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING! February 10, 2013
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I LOVE Jessica Burkheart! These books are so well-written and I love all the endings! They all have the perfect amount of drama and clog handedness!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Scandals, Rumors, Lies ( Canterwood Crest) Review! January 23, 2013
By Cecelia
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This book was interesting and kept me on my feet it was like the best centerfold book I've read so far!!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five stars January 9, 2013
By Brianna
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Amazing awesome I loved how much Jacob was in the book can't wait for the next book there is so many
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!! December 28, 2012
By Marie
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I suggest you read the rest of the series or read conclusions or that won`t 's make any sense to you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars She liked them very
This series of books I purchased for my Grandaughter. She liked them very much
Published 1 month ago by Betty Yeager
5.0 out of 5 stars JACOB!!!!!
I totally love that Jacob and "sash" are together!!!
I am SO getting the next book tomorrow #stayeduplate
#sofinishinganothrermonthycanterwoodcrestbook! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kristine Bakke
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great story
Published 2 months ago by Cathy McCain
4.0 out of 5 stars Canterwood crest
This book was great but to be honest it wasn't the best book In the series. It was still really good though
Published 5 months ago by cRent
5.0 out of 5 stars Best in the Series
this is nah only a 5 star boom but also a 5 star series! this particular books ending tho has meh a lol bit anxious to c tha nxt book! Halloween here we come! Read more
Published 5 months ago by Joshua Torres
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
If you like drama and horses this is PERFECT for you. :)
But really it's great my favorite character is probably Jacob
Published 7 months ago by Stephen R Allen
3.0 out of 5 stars Really good, but too many mistakes!
I absolutely love the Canterwood Crest series, including this one - except for the mistakes in it. First of all, there were SO many grammar and spelling mistakes! Read more
Published 7 months ago by Caitlin
5.0 out of 5 stars good
Published 7 months ago by AlexanderGurman
5.0 out of 5 stars Good series
My daughter has "graduated" from Pony Pals and Pony Days, Magic Ponies and Magic Pony, etc, but not yet ready for some of the older series. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Shannyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
This is one of the best books I have ever read! Love the whole series they're awesome!!! Totally read them!
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More About the Author

Hi! I'm Jessica Burkhart (Jess) and I just moved to Kentucky from Brooklyn, NY. I was born in 1987 in Nashville, TN and graduated from Florida State University in 2009. I have two adorable kitty roommates: one-eyed Bella and almost-three-legged Bliss.

I wrote my first middle-grade novel, TAKE THE REINS, in college and sold it just before graduation at nineteen as part of a four-book deal to Simon & Schuster.

I heart: anything sparkly, unicorns, pink, my friends, pens, horses, photography and lip gloss.

I used to be an equestrian before I became a writer. I had to stop due to scoliosis. I had a spinal fusion at Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis in 2000.

In addition to CANTERWOOD, I'm self-publishing a new horse-themed e-book series called WEST COAST PREP. Check it out at

I also wrote a 4-installment chapter book series called UNICORN MAGIC ( The first book is BELLA'S BIRTHDAY UNICORN and the third publishes in December 2014.

My debut young adult novel, WILD HEARTS, published in May 2015 from Bloomsbury.

I also pen (no projects pubbed yet) YA under my real name, Jess Ashley. Currently, I'm working on KEPT, a YA verse novel.

I blog a lot, so you'll find the most up to date info there: I also Tweet @jessicaburkhart and my Instagram is @ jessashley87.

For all things Canterwood related, check out

Oh, yeah! I can autograph Kindle versions of Canterwood books via the Internet here: It's free and really easy! :)

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