We are-two crazy teenagers-Raven and Beez and on this blog we hope to enlighten you with our hilarious comments on the countless books we have read ;)
Monday, August 26, 2013
Beez:Gossip girl#0.5- It had to be you
Cecily von Ziegesar
Welcome to New York City's Upper East Side, where my friends and I live in luxe Fifth Avenue apartments and attend Manhattan's most exclusive private schools. We're smart, we've inherited classic good looks, we wear fantastic clothes, and we know how to party. We can't help it-we were born this way.
Our story begins with three inseparable, completely gorgeous fifteen-year-olds, Serena van der Woodsen, Blair Waldorf, and Nate Archibald. Blair's loved Nate and his glittering green eyes since she was in Bonpoint onesies. Too bad Nate wishes Blair's beautiful
best friend, Serena, was the one with the crush. And Serena has a secret she's keeping from them both. Hmmm, something tells me these best friends may not be as close as we thought. . . .
How do I know all this? Because I know everything-and lucky for you, I can't keep a secret. So sit back while I untangle this messy little tale and tell you how it all began.
Admit it, you're already falling for me.
You know you love me.
My judgement of the book is very biased.
Maybe it's because I am currently watching the 5th season.
And I love it(ask raven about it- its my mission to make her fall for it too).
Okay so truth be told, as much as I love watching gossip girl I did not like this book that much.
Its when Blair, Serena and Nate are naive. And knowing what would happen just made me furious cause I couldn't sop it.
The characters in this book enraged me.
Lets take Nate for instance. He has 2 beautiful best friends and he's utterly in love with one of them. Yet he does absolutely nothing to be with her. And whats more he likes the other best friend too. And on top of that he's always stoned.
In the series Nate is so much better. The only thing I don't like about him is that he doesn't take decisions But he's a really good guy and would never do anything morally wrong to his family and friends. If I continue I'll probably end up talking about the show so I better stop now and focus on the book.
I felt Nate was stupid and thick in this book. He doesn't decide who he wants to be with though its obvious and he goes around smoking pot with his new friends. I felt like shaking him thoroughly and telling him to open his eyes, what was he doing??!
Blair Cornelia Waldorf.
Blair is my favorite character in the show. I love Blair(I pronounce it like Louis did, because even though I hate him I am a sucker for french accents) because of her everything. I love the way she talks, orders people around, acts bossy, is Queen B, how nothing else matters when she wants something and all of her personality. I love how shes a bitch and has such amazing schemes on her sleeve. Recently I have made up my mind to be like Blair in most ways. Though obviously not full on Blair cause that would be way off base. But it always puts a nice ring to it when I think, "What would Blair do?".
But Blair in this book...
was not my Blair.
Blair's almost pathetic in this book. Shes naive, vain and made me want to so badly tell her to stop being like that. I mean who would have thought that this Blair would in the future be in love with Chuck who she very much dislikes at the moment, marry a real prince and also fall in love with the guy who is so stupidly in blind love with Serena(Dan). Blair is also stupidly in love with Nate. Its the kind of love that is mostly one sided(but she refuses to acknowledge it) and pathetic.
If it weren't for my history with Blair I would have hated her but since there is a part that is so in love with her character on the show I couldn't help but be biased.
I didn't really like any character in this book, period. But there were some parts that were nice. So here they are:
Vanessa in the start.
Vanessa in the start of the book was cool. She's an amazing photographer(I hope to be one too) and an artist. The way she shaves her head of is soo cool. And that too in front of Blair. Her personality which is a loner and I-don't-care-so-go-fuck-yourself makes her different. Till she falls heads over heels with Dan who's miserably in love with Serena.
There are several things I like about Serena. I like how she's so picture perfect and how people view her as all round perfect. I love that she is a true friend to Blair despite Blair being Blair. I like how even though she loves Nate she doesn't fight with Blair over him. I like how despite being popular she's not rude and is caring. And to some extent her small little bubble world. I feel what she did for Blair was quite selfless. Though its what best friends do for each other giving up Nate just after she has the smallest yet most magical part of him would be. She cares deeply about Blair and can not bear the though of taking Nate away from her cause shes going through a tough time. She's not selfish.
You could ask what not to like then?
Even though what she did was just be a good friend I think she took being selfless to another level. She suffered and mopped because she let who she loves and who loves her back to someone else.How much ever she loves Blair that was a stupid act on her part. And all those pent up feelings let to other things and what she and Nate did in the end is just way worse. I mean first you're lying to yourself and your best friend and then your cheating on the guy she loves!
That's about it. I hardly liked anything more in this book. Which is why under is a list of my most hated parts which I make gladly.
Overly pathetic Dan Humphrey.
Dan is madly and blindly in love with perfect Serena when he hardly even knows her. Pathetic, pathetic, pathetic. He sticks drawing of Serena the angel on his wall!!! He starts chain smoking like an idiot. He faints when Vanessa kisses him for the first time!! He has a loser best and only friend. I have no words for him.
Stoned Nate who always thought about having sex.
He has literally thought about sex every 6 seconds!
With shopping with Serena, if S had an amazing something B would be super competitive and hunt down the shop for something better.
Make up your mind Serena and don't let it bend because Blair's going through a rough patch, cause if she were in your place she wouldn't think twice.
Did you have to fall for Dan?
I don't really hate Jenny, I just felt like screaming no at her because what she was doing was utterly stupid and she'd regret it so badly. I felt sorry for her.
After reading this you're thinking that I absolutely hate these series but it couldn't be farther from the truth, I'm totally in love with gossip girl, the series not the book.
And if you're wondering I'm not going to be visiting these book series again or any time soon. And I feel you should do the same and stick to the tv show, its mind blowing-ly fun(ask Raven about it).
One of my classmates was found dead, with telltale fang marks.
I didn't do it! (really!)
Nobody believes me, so ...
I'm going to have to find the real killer. I've already got three suspects. (three very cute suspects.)
One more problem: I am seriously falling for one of them ... but what if he's the killer?
I love this book and its no secret why.
Tamara Summers has portrayed this vampire book in a hilarious manner with some very unvampirish commentary by a 16 year old set to investigate 3 very cute guys. i wanted to read this book from a long times because the title is catchy and after reading the summary i knew i had to read this book. As soon as i started reading it i was hooked.
This book is not vampiry at all. In fact if you omit the blood drinking, the can't be see in mirrors and some other vampire life necessity then Kira is a perfectly normal 16 year old.
What makes this book mmore so intresting that midst the cute guys and surprise kisses theres a mystery. And you're trying so hard to hang on to every word to guess the killer for yoursellf. And alosng that there are muddled up feeling of who you don't want to be the kiler. Because of course with 3 cute guys as suspects the job goes to a slightly different but higher level.
The whole book is like a fun joy ride. You know in the starting itself that you're going to have a good time with loud laughs and people looking at you like you've gone crazy. Kiras life and charecter are comical. Its a refreshing take on a vampire life style. And she suddenly comments on how good one of the three guys abs look you have to admit this book has wormed its way in your heart. Thsi book is light, funny and absolutly fun in the most different ways. Hats off to tamamara Summers.
Now let me shed some light on the story. Theres a girl. Who happens to be a vampire. A very disgruntled one. And theres a murder. You'll come to know why everybody thiks she did it. So to convince everybody she has to find out who did it. That much you already know.
Now her suspects are all very cute. And Kira thinks the way into a guys mind is through his heart. But shes trying to be careful. Cause one of them might just be the killer.
Now as you all know i am a sucker for cute guys. And i know you are too.
And so its obvious you'll have your favorites.
My favorite was Milo and despite the turn of events i wanted Kira to end up with him and also i desperately wanted him not to be the killer. With his swimmer and surfer body and great abs and cute smile who could resist? And i fully agree with Kira that such a cute guy with that smile can not in any way be a killer.
Oh how ways turn out!
This book makes me want to blurt out everything about it. But for your sake i'm going to try not to.
From the three suspects, Rowan would be the text book murderer. But we all know that it never is who is most likely to be. Most likely too Rowan will not be many's favorite. Its more of a sad and lets help this poor but cute guy out and discover whats his deal. I was completely sure he was not going to be the killer.
Oh! how wrong i was and what he turned to be!
That leaves 1: Daniel.
In my view all fingers were pointed to Daniel. Not that i didn't like him. I got suspicious pretty quick and his excuses were seriously lame. But then towards the end i kinda saw him in a new light. And he leaves a possibility of different things I want to know about.
I am so fervently wishing for a sequel because i want to know so badly what happens and especially to Milo know that he's what he is(it is hard not to just blurt it out)
The killer is as usual some one completely out of the blue. I certainly didn't expect him because he's portrayed in a very non killerish way by Kira. There were-i thought-no subtle hints and there is absolutely no inclination as him as the killer. That might be the only part where the author was not up to mark because when your figuring out a mystery you figure the killer out gradually or at least you have an inkling. But i certainly didn't have a clue. Or maybe its just me.
Whatever be told this book was total fun and even ridiculously so.
So if you're a fan of humor with a dash of supernatural and cute guys, you have to read this book.
Anybody would enjoy this book.
Lots of love and smores by a campfire with your imaginary toy boy