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Le trio infernal ( (Gossip Girl: The Carlyles #1)

3.48  ·  Rating Details ·  3,491 Ratings  ·  157 Reviews
Vous avez l'air surpris de me retrouver ! Ne le soyez pas mes chéris, car il se passe des choses que je dois absolument vous raconter. Un joli petit trio vient d'arriver en ville et Avery, Owen et Baby sont bien trop craquants pour qu'on ne parle pas d'eux. Alors sortez vos stylos Montblanc, vos cartables Chloé et vos cardigans en cachemire pour une nouvelle saison de Goss ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 284 pages
Published February 10th 2011 by Fleuve noir (first published January 1st 2008)
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A fun and quick read, very addicting!
Jul 25, 2008 Sabinaj rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
after all the better books in the gossip girl this was a huge letdown.
The earlier books were so much better than this bundle of crap.
It was like she wanted to continue her books because, goshity, people still like her
stuff and this was like: I couldn't think of more complex characters.
Some of them were the same:
-The head honcho beeotch-addicted to shopping
-New girl-perfectionist, oblivious to New York's popularityness
-New girl-boho rebel (of course), hates school, hates mainstream
-New boy- in l
Brooke ♥booklife4life♥
At A Glance

Young Adult; Chick Lit
Love Triangle/Insta Love?: Slight triangle.
Cliff Hanger: nah
Rating: 3.5 Stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover: 7
Plot: 7
Characters: 5
World Building: 6
Flow: 7
Series Congruity: n/a
Writing: 7
Ending: 7

Total: 6

In Dept

Best Part:
um. More bitchy girls
Worst Part: Felt the same.
Thoughts Had: So you're Blair basically; what a ho; yah blackmail!


Continuing the Series:
Recommending: eh

Short Review: The whole time i was reading this i felt like i was read
Jul 26, 2008 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Amanda by: My friend Ash
Sometimes I get in reading ruts.

You know, the ruts where it's just annoying to read anything that takes actual thought and reading seems like a chore.

A book like this solves all of that. I could not put this down, and found myself sneaking a page or two during work. I love the Gossip Girl series on the CW, (Doesn't everybody have their guilty pleasures?) and this book was just as good, if not better, than watching an episode of the show.

Sure, it's always the same thing: Descriptions of outfits
First off; the things that bother me. It's really hard to keep these new characters straight. Also, sometimes the writing style gets to the point where the author tries too hard to mimic Cecily von Ziegezar's style. There's just no perfectly imitating someone's writing style, and the over-the-top attempts get annoying after a while. I guess I'm just not a fan of the ghost writer concept in general. And the names bother me so much. It's like every new name introduced is more outrageous than the p ...more
Inge (Inge1990)
Heerlijk makkelijk weg te lezen boek, niet nadenken, jezelf gewoon verwonderen over de bitchy tieners van de upper east side en hun 'problemen'.

In dit boek van de next generation komt family Carlyle uit Nantucket in the upper east side wonen. De kinderen Baby, Owen en Avery (een drieling) komen op de meest uitstekende scholen terecht en komen daar natuurlijk in de ontzettend achterbakse en bitchy cultuur terecht.
Avery wil natuurlijk bij haar nieuwe klasgenootjes in de smaak vallen en besluit ee
Feb 03, 2009 Janelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've never read the Gossip Girl series, so I figured I would give the second series a try. I really liked this book, and the whole overall plot of it. I really enjoyed the Gossip Girl updates and thought they were really fun. This book was basically just an introduction to the characters, and I can't wait to read the next one to find out how everything unfolds for everyone in New York!
Deborah Davies
I read the second book of the gossip girl in the series. This book was pretty good. This book was a continue on from the first book so it had the same plot. It's about four high school friends who live in the upper city of New York. There poor so they can't afford to live there. This story has a lot of plot twists. This book was very good to read. The first book of the series had more detail than the second one. The book series is completely different from the tv show. I personally don't like th ...more
My favourite line was definitely 'Gwendolyn was saccharinely sweet'. I enjoy the reference to an increase in questioning heteronomativity and the male gaze in a review for a later book in the series, as this one had included exchange:

Dear GG, / So, my girlfriend says she's an academic lesbian, and she makes me wear shirts that say things like 'my goal in life is to kick the patriarchy's ass'. It makes me uncomfortable. What should I do? / - Emo Boy
Dear EB, / If you're into her, I say, wear 'em w
Sarah pavlou
I like that book when I read it is so cool so everone get this book
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I'll be honest here, guys. I am complete and utter Gossip Girl trash and always will be, but it took me years to actually pick up this spinoff and give it a go. The Carlyles came out not too long after the television adaption of the original series was running and at the time, I just wasn't feeling the idea of it. Gossip Girl already had a killer spinoff in Jenny's adventures at boarding school c
Good-bye Nate, Serena, and Blair. A new group of juniors have moved into New York City's Upper East Side as the others are off to college. And Gossip Girl is there to document their every move.

Avery, Baby, and Owen Carlyle have just moved to New York City from Nantucket because their Grandmother Avery just passed away. Coming with them, they bring a heck of a lot of drama, however. Avery wants to become Student Liason to the Board of Overseers - against Jack Laurent, of all people, who basically
Oct 26, 2008 Kristi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Meet the Carlyles, a new trio to hit the Gossip Girl Scene! Owen, Avery and Baby! Get ready for the triple threat!

Owen, the testosterone of the three, is very hot and a swimmer (I like him already)! Envied in Nantucket by his player persona, he only has eyes for one girl. The girl of his dreams.

Avery. Poor Avery all this girl wants is to fit in! Is that too much to ask?! Her scheme of perfect attempts leaves her no better off than before, it isn’t until she really lets loose and things get a lit
I haven't read the original Gossip Girl books, but I've watched the TV show. So from what I know about the TV series, Gossip Girl the Carlyles and the original Gossip Girl are pretty similar. You get all the drama, love and backstabbing. And of course Gossip Girl is there to tell us all about it. The stories are even set in the same places. The only things new are the characters.

Owen, Avery and Baby are triplets. They've just moved from Nantucked to the most luxurious part of Manhattan. Avery is
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Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen were the reigning princesses of the Upper East Side. Until now.

Following the great success that was "Gossip Girl" book series, the inimitable Gossip Girl introduces the most fabulous sixteen year-old triplets to ever inhabit the Upper East Side. When the Waldorfs move from their apartment at the end of "Don't You Forget About Me" the Carlyle triplets of Nantucket, Massachusetts--Owen, Baby, and Avery-- move in.

In the new titles of the Gossip Girl series
May 23, 2013 Jana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Filled with characters rich as all hell, some with domineering personalities and some with ambitious streaks that could rival Lucifer, this novel should have been filled with drama page-by-page and made me want to read this until the very last page, whereupon it should make me want to try out the next book.

Suffice to say, it didn't really fulfil the expectations I laid out for it when I first picked it up. Then again, maybe I set the bar too high. There was drama, after all, but not enough that
May 10, 2013 Holly rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I came upon this book by accident. Originally I set out to read the first series in the Gossip Girl series. I was a long time watcher of the show (before the flustercluck that was season 6) so I thought I would pick up the books and see what they were all about.

When I started reading the first few pages I was thinking who the heck are these people and why do I care? But I have a love for the name Avery from other sources and so I stuck with it.

The writing is, lets face it, not all that great. T
Sep 16, 2013 Dana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book Gossip Girl: The Carlyles was writen by Cecily Von Ziegesar. This book is basiclly about romance and a lot of drama. So if you like those topics you might like this book. I also liked this book because it is very realistic, so i can imagine the whole story very easily. It tales place in the Upper East Side in New York. There is a new family in time, they come from Nantucket. This family is composed by Edie, the mom and her triplets: Aver, Owen and Baby Carlyle. Then, there's Jack, short ...more
Aug 19, 2011 Giselle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great book! A good start to a new series. It was such a page turner and all i can say after reading it was "OH MY GOD!" I totally fell in with the Carlyles. I'm an avid fan of the Gossip Girl series, though i wasn't able to read the last three books of the famous Cecily von Ziegesar. It wasn't a surprise that the book was written differently compared to original Gossip Girl. I find it quite interesting to know new characters and bound to develop an addiction to the characters afterwards. The ...more
Its a new season on the Upper East Side..

Enter the Carlyle triplets. Avery, whom much of the story focuses on, the gorgeous, blonde good girl. But is she all sugar? Owen, the handsome, quiet swimmer. Baby, the beautiful, brunette twin, the free spirit (With a loser boyfriend.)

The course of this book takes place in about 9 days. They enter a few days before school starts for the girls at Constance Billiard. Owen goes to St. Judes Boys School. But much of the story focuses on Avery and her race fo
Tiny Pants
It took me longer to read this than probably any other book in the series -- I really was not feeling the new characters until toward the end, when it picked up. I will say, I'd heard they were going to make them public schoolers, which seemed like a mistake (the whole private school milieu is one of the more well-drawn aspects of this series) and they didn't -- Constance Billard is back in session.

So why such a hard read? For one, there are so many it's hard to keep them straight, since their
Aug 26, 2013 ♥Meaty♥ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was at the library and really hoping to find a book that I have been wanting to read. It was a completely different book from a completley different series, anyways I searched and searched and the book I wanted had been checked out. So I opted for a different book a shorter one I could read in a few days so that I would have something to read for when my book was in and I could go get it. I had found this book and saw the cover and read the back and thought it looked pretty interesting. I had ...more
Feb 02, 2014 Lucie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Even though I started the book thinking it's the first Gossip Girl series, the one about Serena & Blair & the others, I wasn't disappointed when I found out it's about the Carlyle triplets. I love them, though I'll wait some time before reading the next ones. 3 stars - liked it, even though it's a book for the teens, and it definitely has everything a young teenager looks for in a book. I wouldn't mind something better, though.
This spin-off was not as good as the It-Girl, I expected it to be just as fun and nice as Gisspi Girl and It-Girl ~maybe even nicer~ but it wasn't. The story of 1 of the carlyle sisters was quite boring (I don't know the names anymore, I read them a long time ago, but I mean the hippie-Carlyle sister ;) ) jup this book series was quite a let-down :(
Now that Blair and Serena have graduated, new queen bees will reign. Jack thinks the job will fall to her. After all, she has the wealth, the hot boyfriend, and the side kick friends. But she's about to get a rude awakening. First her father sells the house, stops her credit cards, and demands that she gain a sense of responsibility. Meanwhile triplets move into town and they have the town buzzing. She's going to have some competition with Avery over queen bee status. Her boyfriend might be inte ...more
Ebony Lacy
May 25, 2012 Ebony Lacy is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Ive been reading this book for a month or so. I like it, but I dont like it as much as i like the previous Gossip Girl books. In this Book theres 3 twins , Baby Carlyle , Avery Carlyle and Owen Carlyle. They're the hot new things in New York moving from Nantucket. Avery is busy trying to fit it in. She feels this is really her scene. But everyone seems to hate her already. Baby just wants to move back home where she can be with her boyfriend Tom. And all the girls are going crazy for the hot swi ...more
The Carlyles is the first installment in the new series of Gossip Girl books. The old crew has moved out and in come the younger generation. I picked this up out of sheer curiosity; I enjoyed the original series lightly and have become a fan of the show so I decided to just check the new series out.

This series follows the Carlyle triplets who are new to the Upper East Side. This book has the same combination of snobby characters, angst-ridden additions, and crazy behavior (drinking, smoking, dr
Oct 09, 2008 Rory rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think my biggest problem with this novel was it was meant to be a reboot of the series with all new characters... Which I loved because I was glad the author retired Serena, Nate, Blair and all the others but...

The fact that half of these new characters seem way too much like the "first class" was a bit bothersome. You could make a nice flow chart to show exactly who is like who--Avery = Blair, Rhy = Nate--which I found highly uncreative. That and the use of intials in the fake Gossip Girl blo
I read this book in one day because I am a sucker for the books "created by" Von Ziegesar. I put created by in quotes because I noticed it when I was reading some of the other Gossip Girl books and thought "Hmmm". Then I read a book about a Ghost Writer and yesterday (while curled up reading my cheesy adolescent fiction and thoroughly enjoying it)I thought-GHOST WRITER! So, though I can't give this writer props for the book itself I can say these puts are guilty pleasures. Yes, the characters ar ...more
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Cecily grew up in Manhattan and went to an all-girl's school on the Upper East Side.
She resides in Brooklyn with her husband Richard, the Deputy Director of the Public Art Fund, their children, Agnes and Oscar, and their two Cornish Rex cats. Von Ziegesar also owns an Appaloosa horse, Golden Rain. She is dreams of having a 'ranch full of cattle' when retired.

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