So begins Gossip Girl, Psycho Killer , a re-imagined and expanded slasher edition of the first groundbreaking Gossip Girl novel, featuring all new grisly scenes and over-the-top gore by #1 New York Times bestselling author Cecily von Ziegesar. Read more...
So begins Gossip Girl, Psycho Killer, a re-imagined and expanded slasher edition of the first groundbreaking Gossip Girl novel, featuring all new grisly scenes and over-the-top gore by #1 New York Times bestselling author Cecily von Ziegesar.
Just as in the original story, Serena returns from boarding school hoping to make amends with her BFF Blair Waldorf--things just haven't been the same since Nate Archibald came between them. But here's where our dark tale takes a turn: Serena decides that the only way for her to make things right with Blair is to eliminate Nate. If that means killing him, well, c'est la vie. Her attempted murder doesn't go unnoticed by Blair, however, who isn't about to let Serena kill whoever she wants-not when there's Cyrus Rose and Chuck Bass and Titi Coates and everyone else who's ever irritated Blair to get rid of first . . . .
American Psycho's Patrick Bateman has met his match in Manhattan's newest, most fabulous trendsetting serial killers, Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen.
- ISBN-13: 9780316185097
- ISBN-10: 0316185094
- Publisher: Poppy
- Publish Date: October 2011
- Page Count: 307
- Reading Level: Ages 15-UP
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2011-09-19
- Reviewer: Staff
“It’s a luxe life, but someone’s got to live it... until they die.” Von Ziegesar climbs aboard the mashup train, turning her original Gossip Girl novel into a crime scene. Blair, Serena, and crew are back, as the author twists the events of the first book to include one gory, over-the-top death after another. Serena has returned to town from boarding school (where she dispatched several classmates), and her next target is Nate; she doctors his pot stash with squirrel poison. Meanwhile, Blair is busy hating her mother’s boyfriend (“Cyrus Rose was a completely annoying, fat loser who deserved to die—by strangulation perhaps, after getting his bulbous neck stuck in the cord of his horrible red silk bathrobe”), wondering whether to go all the way with Nate, and tiring of playing second fiddle to Serena. The body count is through the roof; it’s clear that von Ziegesar had fun with this one, and diehard fans will undoubtedly enjoy seeing their favorite self-absorbed characters take on murderous traits as well. These bestselling books have been a guilty pleasure since day one—this one’s just guilty of a lot more. Ages 15–up. (Oct.)