The Academy is the sports school everyone is talking about. But for Maya, it seems getting in was the easy part. It's staying there that's tough. To succeed it takes more than just talent. You need fame … After a star performance in the semi-finals at a tennis competition, Maya is labelled The Next Big Thing and books a high-profile modelling job. The only problem is her co-star in the campaign is her super-hot ex-boyfriend, Jake Reed ÂÂ and this is a job that her rival, Nicole, wants! Maya's only just put the betrayal by Jake and Nicole behind her and now Maya is being drawn back into a circle of jealousy and desire. Luckily, she knows Nicole's latest secret and gossip is a powerful weapon at The Academy! If you adore Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars andAlly Carter's Gallagher Girls, you'll be mad about the sassy new series The Academy.