Wednesday, 26 August 2009

The It Girl: Adored by Cecily von Ziegesar

From Amazon: The eighth book in the addictive IT GIRL. Jenny Humphrey's time at Waverly Academy has had its ups and downs - from making enemies of the most popular girl at school to stealing her room mate's boyfriend. But now everything has changed - Jenny, Tinsley, Callie and Brett have put their differences behind them to jointly rule over Waverly Academy - but how long can peace last?

This series just gets better and better. Each book brings with it new scandal, gossip and hook-ups, with a surprising amount of character development, too. In Adored, it's Secret Santa time at Waverly, which is hilariously changed to Secret Satan. I cracked up reading this, mostly because of the outrageous gifts the students buy for each other; everything from candles to male strippers.

New boy Sebastian finds himself surrounded by the school's female population, and it's all thanks to a predictable bet with flame-haired Brett. He's a great new addition to the cast of rich socialites, and I hope he sticks around for the next book. With Easy Walsh nowhere to be seen, Sebastian would serve as a good replacement for the Nate of the It Girl world.

Adored ended on quite a cliffhanger, with the promise of a character shake-up for the ninth book in the series, Devious. As always, I'm counting down the days until I can get my hands on the next one, and I'm glad I only have to wait a few months. 'Addictive' is the only word I can use to describe this series, and I now definitely prefer it to Gossip Girl!

8 comments:

Luisa said...

Ooh, I *love* the sound of this. One day I'll retreat to an island somewhere with the entire series. :) Great review - thanks!

Lauren said...

Having read this, I can't believe I have never read a Cecily Von Ziegesar book. I really should, and Jenny is my favourite character from the Gossip Girl TV series, so I think I'll check this series out.

The Book Owl said...

Nice review. I read about 5 of these, and then I forgot about them for a while. I might have to pick them up again. I'm not really a fan of never ending series though.

Bookworm said...

I haven't read these books (none of the GG books, actually), but the UK covers are so cool--love 'em!

Thao said...

This series is long hey? I'm kinda curious about it. The books have such beautiful covers, esp the UK ones.

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

You really love this series, don't you?! I think the covers are fantastic.

prophecygirl said...

Yep Sophie I really do love this series, it's one of my favourites! :)

NovelTeas said...

Cecily von Ziegesar will be visiting NovelTeas of Shrewsbury, NJ on November 21st to discuss Gossip Girls! Follow us on twitter (novelteas) or Facebook http://ow.ly/xiPZ to find out more detailed information in the coming weeks!