Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Review : Gossip Girl Psycho Killer

Title: Gossip Girl, Psycho Killer
Author: Cecily von Ziegesar
Published: October 3rd 2011 by Poppy
Source: Received from the publisher for an honest review

Summary: "Welcome to New York City's Upper East Side, where my friends and I live, go to school, play, and sleep-sometimes with each other. It's a luxe life, but someone's got to live it . . . until they die.
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."


First line: "'I'm watching Dexter reruns all morning in my room so I wouldn't have to eat breakfast with them', Blair Waldorf told her two best friends and Constance Billard School classmates, Kati Farkas and Isabel Coates."

Thoughts: The best way to describe Gossip Girl, Psycho Killer is when Dexter meets the Upper East Side. After all, the book was influenced by the hit show. While there's no real complexities to the overall story, it's still a fun read for anyone who's a fan of the series or even the CW show.

For those who have read the previous Gossip Girl books, the story follows the same story line as the first book. The only difference is instead of playing mean girl games that could break even strongest person, they just go ahead and kill them off. Slept with my boyfriend? That's okay. I'll just shove this super shiny knife through your heart, and we'll call it even.

Even though this book didn't have a lot of depth, I still found it to be a fun read. It won't break your heart or make you think, but the overall absurdity will make you laugh. I don't really know whether or not the author will continue with this parody, but if she did, I'd check them out. It's a fun companion to the series I'm sure fans will enjoy.

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7 comments:

  1. I think it's extremely amusing how she decided to marry two very different kinds of stories into one - and it does sound like the result is entertaining :p

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  2. This sounds entertaining, and I love the cover. My daughter asked me why the girls are so dirty lol! (she's 3 so I told her they made a mess with ketchup haha) I never really got into gossip girl, but I think I would like to read this a a fun and mindless book.

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  3. I know this is just a made for pure entertainment parody but since the characters are going around killing each other is there a threat of actually going to prison or well any other kind of legal consequence to what they are doing? Or even a threat of consequence these are aware of?

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  4. i didn't quite like the book to be honest.. it was.. absurd. but then i realized it was a parody, it was supposed to be like that.. haha. but i don't think i'll be rereading this book in the future..

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  5. If you're looking for a quirky, disturbing Halloween read, and enjoy slasher films then this might be the one for you. But be warned- it's messy. Very messy.
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