Gossip Girl, Psycho Killer
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...more
5 out of 10 ...more
Gossip Girl, Psycho Killer is heavier on the killer part than the Gossip Girl part. All the original characters are in it: Blair, Serena, Chuck, Nate, Jenny and Dan. The book loosely follows the original story ...more
Well, not so excellent.
I really cannot tell if this book is meant to be humorous or horrifying, because it accomplishes neither. Just because you repeat the word "blood" 50 times in a chapter does not do anything for the prose or a creepy atmosphere.
And the book is so dreadfully written that it is eyer ...more
So.. this book, what an absolute rollercoaster this book was.
I kind of want to start with explaining my rating because I was extremely conflicted.
First off: this book, is incredibly, incredibly stupid. Like I don’t think I’ve ever quite read a book like this before. But wow was it fucking hilarious! No seriously, this book knows it’s dumb. And if it doesn’t, it’s doing a really good fucking job at hiding it!
If not ...more
I guess my big ...more
I tried, I really did. I was a huge fan of the Gossip Girl books when they first came out, (the later ones were terrible) and I knew that this retelling of the first book was going to be awful. But I expected it to be so bad it was good, and this was just bad. Sliding in all of these murderous thoughts and feelings was just ridiculous and made no sense. It was supposed to be funny and creative, and instead it just showcased how dumb the first ...more
It was just plain weird, and it didn't hold my interest well at all because of it. Don't know what the author was thinking when writing this to be honest!
Overall, Worst one for me. ...more
It’s a little too cheesy to actually be worth calling this a slasher. I honestly didn’t consider this to be all that go ...more
Reasons to Read:
1. Longtime fans:
Honestly, this book probably won't mean much to you if you aren't already a fan of Gossip Girl (either the books or the TV show). It isn't necessary to have read the books before reading ...more
When I heard about this book, I was super excited. I love horror, and what could be better than combining psychopaths with rich, spoiled sociopaths? But for some reason this book was har ...more
Unlike books like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter or Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, where the author made it completely their own and placed you in a new world, this was a clone of the first book with gory adjectives and descriptions thrown it. It was terribly done, pointless, and really shouldn't have seen the light of day. I've enjoyed the rest of the series, but with this one, I'm just left asking "WHY?!"
This book is basically a complete remake on the gossip girl series but with a killer twist. It starts in Blair's POV and already she's having gory murderous thoughts about killing people just for wearing a non designer skirt or saying something to piss her off. Serena, her old best friend is back from boarding school, and rumors are beginning to swirl tha ...more
Now, I’m not saying that it’s a perfect book, but the characters and the universe were on point with the original series. Gossip Girl: Psycho Killer is an adaptation of the first book of the series. It starts off much like the original book, and goes o ...more
About the Author
Cecily von Ziegesar grew up in Manhattan and attended a small, private girls' school on the Upper East Side. She began writing poems and short stories and fantasizing about murdering people as soon as she could hold a pen. Gossip Girl was her first novel. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, daughter and son, and two nearly hairless cats named Pony Boy and Woody. She hasn't actually kill ...more
I think what annoyed me the most was that Serena and then Blair are running around killing everyone in public and NO ONE, not even the victim's parents, cared. Even when a guy's eyeballs exploded in front of his parents, at a dinner party, NO ONE, not even the parents, cared.
Plus Blair stuck Elise down the garbage disposal... At a ...more
This parody of the first book brings back the humor and adds a good dose of disgusting beheadings, disembowelments, and knife fights. A good entertaining read that ha ...more
I hate the completionist in me for forcing myself through this. Thank God it's over. ...more
The Plot: This book features an endorsement quote from the dude that wrote Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Once you see that, this book makes a lot of sense. Like that particular retelling, Cecily von Ziegesar took the first installment in her bestselling series and slapped it with a new coat of blood red paint - liter ...more
A few years ago, a popular literary trend was to take a popular title and give it a creepy, supernatural twist. Cecily von Ziegesar decided to take that trend and twist her own work and gave us this bloody rendition of the first Gossip Girl book.
The basic premise is the same...the upper East Side elite teens all wearing the fanciest clothes and trying to be the most popular. Serena comes back from Boarding School under mysterious circumstances. Blair is jealous of her gorgeous friend ...more
Surprise, you thought I was done with the Gossip Girl reviews, well here is one more. This really will be the last one though I promise haha.
As soon as I found out this was a thing I wanted to read it. Like Gossip Girl but everyone is a serial killer? Sign me up.
This book is basically the first Gossip Girl rewritten as everyone is fighting to stay alive, as it seems everyone on the Upper East Side is dropping like a fly at the hands of our two favourite It Girls.
I r ...more
The book took me much longer to finish than expected since I had to return it to the library and wait for it to come in again which took FOREVER!
I don't real ...more