I'd have to say after reading the last of the series in a fairly consecutive order with little other material in between, things flowed nicely, but thI'd have to say after reading the last of the series in a fairly consecutive order with little other material in between, things flowed nicely, but the repetitiveness and the name dropping did get old REAL quick. I can happily say I'm done with the series, with the exception of the prequel. I'm going to hold off reading it and read other novels for the time being. I need a bit more substance!
With this novel it didn't feel like the author was grabbing at straws as much. This novel felt much closer to the first few books in the series, so I enjoyed it a bit more than the last few. Some of the plot lines were still a bit far fetched, and I did find it a bit easy that the "couple" of the past made a reappearance. I felt that was too easy in that the author could have switched things up a bit better. The Blair and Chuck coupling was a nice change of pace, for me unexpected and it worked. At first I wasn't sure, but it worked in the end for the time being. Overall I'd say this novel didn't seem as bad as the last book. The last one was just terrible in my personal opinion.
The format of the book was something I liked. The novel was broken down into four sections, and I liked the idea of strictly coming back to the characters at the same time four times for their college years rather than be bored with their day to day going to classes spread across the world and there would have required too much jumping around. ...more
really? come on. Serena has been secretly in love with Nate this WHOLE time? I know these books are not great literature and they are not exactly deepreally? come on. Serena has been secretly in love with Nate this WHOLE time? I know these books are not great literature and they are not exactly deep, but I think the author is just grabbing at plot lines as though they are straws. it seems a bit ridiculous that even the reader has never heard an internal monologue of Serena's "realization" until the 10th book. plus wasn't it two books ago that Serena and Nate were "together"? and she never had a chance to say "i love you"? another annoyance is that now rather than span a school year or even a month like the last couple books, you know so the author can milk this series, has now become a week to two weeks at most. ugh get it over with already!...more
I put this book down for a LONG time and then finally came back to it. It was typical of the rest of the series and it was fairly quick moving but theI put this book down for a LONG time and then finally came back to it. It was typical of the rest of the series and it was fairly quick moving but the series had really lost my interest. I just don't care much for the characters any more and partly with this one had to do with the fact that this book was set when the characters were young teens. Having read the rest of the series I could tolerate them the older they got and they attitudes changed. This little bitchy rant of Blair's through the whole novel was a major annoyance. Ugh I'm going to leave it at I'm glad I can finally say I'm done with the series. I wanted to say I finished it. There. Done. I remember being surprised with the end and seeing who ended up with who, so to see the beginning wasn't a huge shocker as it followed the rest of the series. I don't feel it set much up as it stated it would aside from the Serena and Nate bit. Honestly that could have been a flash back moment for Serena in one of the other novels we didn't really need another new novel. I was annoyed that the book went on and on for over 400 pages. Really? I mean the usual 200 would have sufficed. The Nate and Serena was all that needed setting up if that was it was claiming to do. And THAT wasn't even seen until the last 10 page. That annoyed me the most. I hate a tease!...more
ok, so I'm six books into this series now and have not really felt like writing a review until now. why now? oh who knows. I liked the first four bookok, so I'm six books into this series now and have not really felt like writing a review until now. why now? oh who knows. I liked the first four books, as much as I can like fluff, but found the last two just too far fetched and to have incredibly ridiculous plot lines that its getting harder and harder to care for any if the characters. time sure seems to have slowed to a turtle pace in the novels so that one more ridiculous event after another can be added. I'm curious as to what will happen to them in the end so I'll continue reading even though the redundancy and continuous name dropping got old four books ago....more