Gossip Girl, Psycho Killer

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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.

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
“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.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316185097
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 10/3/2011
  • Series: Gossip Girl Series
  • Pages: 307
  • Sales rank: 305,511
  • Age range: 15 - 18 Years
  • Lexile: 850L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.98 (w) x 5.34 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Cecily von Ziegesar

Cecily von Ziegesar is the creator of the #1 bestselling Gossip Girl and #1 bestselling It Girl novels. She has always lived in New York City.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted September 24, 2011

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    Fun, but a bit contrived

    I have to admit, I've never read a Gossip Girl novel, but I am a fan of the television series. When I saw this book on NetGalley, I had to give it a shot. It sounded like a fun and interesting twist.

    In Gossip Girl, Psycho Killer Blair and Serena give brand new meaning to the word "frenemies". The book follows the first few episodes of Gossip Girl (and I am assuming the first book in the series) very closely. When the book begins, Serena mysteriously shows up after being away for a year. Her return to Manhattan elicits all sorts of speculation amongst her peers. The only difference is that instead of having a drinking problem, Serena has a killing problem. She can't seem to control her murderess desires. When she returns, Blair is less than thrilled. Serena coming back to town means Blair could lose her queen bee crown and she is having none of that. Blair knows that Serena is behind the murders that have taken place, and she isn't about to let Serena steal her thunder. For every murder Serena commits, Blair plans to one up her, which spells bad news for their unsuspecting private school classmates.

    All of the bratty, snarky dialogue that we expect from Gossip Girl is here, and the story is entertaining, though slightly contrived. At times I felt as if it went a little too far without having a real good payoff. From what I've read in other reviews, the text is only slightly updated from the original to add in the body count. All in all, the story is fun, and doesn't take itself too seriously, though I did feel it got a little unwieldy the further into the book I got.

    It's a fun read, especially if you are a fan of Gossip Girl.

    (This review is based on an Advanced Readers Copy courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley)

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

    Not Recommended

    If you have read the other Gossip Girl books or watched the television show this book will be a disappointment. It was way over the top and ridiculous. I would NOT recommend this book.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012

    ?!

    The f*** did i just read?????

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2011

    Not sure if it fits well...

    I mean, its an interesting twist, but im just not so sure catty and gossipy glam queens really translates into psycho killers...whatever.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 5, 2011

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    awesome

    i luv it when they mentioned criminal minds! Best book ever

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2011

    Great!

    I'm a huge fan of Gossip Girl and have been since '05. I've read all Ziegsar's books, plus I love horror. It was perfect.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 26, 2011

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    A Spiked-Heel of an Awesome Book!

    Juicy, hot, freakin' preppies on pomegranate martinis and god-only-knows-what-else! This is an insider's guide to life in the fast lane of the forgotten and pushed-aside children of high-flying NYC parents. Teen aged children who, I might add, are deadly angry to the point of murder and madness. Oh, how I loved this parody of the NYC life of those anxiety-ridden kids whose only consistency is private schools which over-cultivate and ignore them, charging them to the inth-degree in preparation for ivy league colleges and life in the fast lanes for which they've been born and (semi) bred. Here also is the petri dish for insanity and murder without reservation, reaction or consequence. Oh, it's the world of the pedigreed, pinched and pruned 'til it hurts bunch. Laughable, fun and nauseating, this is a romp that has to be read with a grain of salt and at least a very Dirty Martini in hand. I loved it, choked on my olives and laughed all the way through! You have to get the book just for the frozen concoctions it mentions if nothing else. Some of the really entertaining parts are reading about the trendy fashions, the menus, the over-the-top drinks, and the museum "artistes." I loved the raucous descriptions of baby blingers, day school uniforms, hair dressers, college placement counsellors; and, maids who covered and cleaned up without blinking an eye...well; naturally, because to admit awareness would mean they'd be looking for alternative employment. Blair and Serena, the psychopathic protagonists primarily featured are not only murderous, they are social and fashion icons. Too funny, and too true to life. Everyone is drawn by the beautiful madwoman, aren't they? So much to chew on as a reader. And, who is the Gossip Girl, anyway? That's the question, and the answer lures us on (at least me) like a vintage Chanel bag. Or, perhaps I just wanted to know who else was getting their desserts...and how.... Having not seen the TV version of Gossip Girl, nor having read any of the previous books, may have put me at a disadvantage here. But, I can tell you that I hadn't read anything like this book before, and I enjoyed it tremendously as a change from the ordinary fare. Rather like trying steak tartare with a long-handled, monogrammed, silver teaspon from an antique Staffordshire bowl. Highly recommended, I think. Or, maybe you just have to be a little odd and crazy to love the book. Or have been there in some fashion or another. It did get a little excessive...so that took it off the 5 star mark for me. But I appreciated the fact that it was tongue-in-cheek, at least in some part. And, it was fun having a twist of the knife. You can see how the whole thing has made me blood thirsty and giddy just reading and reviewing it! 4.5 blood-curdling stars w/ a spiked heel

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 21, 2011

    I can't wait!

    I loved the original GG books, and I in turn loved the show.

    This sounds like an interesting twist on the story and when it's released I'll have to pick it up for my Nook!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2014

    Cat

    Please stop swearing on your reveiws!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2012

    This book is awesome!!!

    The drama started right in the beginning which i love!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

    this is so dumb

    This books sucks! Dont buy it bro! ITS SO BADDDDD!

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    Wicked awesome!

    I loved this! I really hope ziegler will redo the other books like this! Speaking of, when does the next book after the last "normal" book come out? The one after the book where they are all in college, i mean.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2014

    I Also Recommend:

    Best series ever. Just take the time to check it out. you wont r

    Best series ever. Just take the time to check it out. you wont regret it. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

    Bad job!!!!

    Who would want to buy let alone read this book? I mean it is just ridiculous!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2013

    !!!!????

    Love,
    GOSSIP GIRL
    PS WHT THE F**K

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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