I Will Always Love You created by Cecily von Ziegesar

Summary from Amazon:

Blair, Serena, Nate, Dan, and Vanessa went off to live their lives.

Now they're coming home for the holidays.

A lot can change in a few months . . . but some things never do.

It finally happened: we went to college. We started over. No one knows who we've coveted, what we scored on the SATs,where our parents live, or when we became debaucherous. We've learned new things, made new friends, and maybe even met the loves of our lives. We've changed.

Or at least, some of us have. But old habits are hard to break-especially when faced with your former besties and former flames. With everyone back in the city for the holidays, this break is guaranteed to be filled with makeups, breakups, and shakeups.

Lucky for you, I'm here to report all the scandal as it happens. Let the games begin!

You know you love me,

xoxo Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl is one of my ultimate guilty pleasures because of the fact that it's scandalous and fast paced fun. I Will Always Love You was no different, of course.

I loved the fact that you got to see all of the original Gossip Girl characters because to me, they'll always be the true ones behind this series no matter what spin-offs come to be. Also I liked how you got see how Blair, Serena, Vanessa, Nate, Dan, and Jenny have changed and grown to be characters that are more responsible and grown-up in the decisions they make. My absolute favorite character to this series is Blair though, with no doubt about, simply because I see a bit of myself in her. Sure I'm not obscenely rich or a bi**h 99% of the time, but I'm an a overachiever type who would never let anything get in my way of success, and someone who eventually wants to find that movie type love with a guy. My least favorite character in this one and the one who grew the least over the four years this took place was Nate. He seriously needs to get his head out of his butt, be able to make decisions, and GROWUP already. Some of the stuff he did during this was nothing but idiotic.

The plot, as mentioned above, was fun, fast paced, and scandalous with a capital S. I loved seeing all the different break-ups, hook-ups, and cat fights that occurred throughout the book. Sure this stuff is strictly fluff, but I love the escape it gives me when reading it.

My only complaint about this would be the fact that Little Brown didn't bring back Cecily von Ziegesar to write this herself because I would've loved to see where she would have left the characters in the end. Though, as the Rolling Stones song says, you can't always get what you want. ;)

Overall, I Will Always Love You is a must read for any GG loving girl or boy out there.

Grade: B

I Will Always Love You is now out!


  1. I havent read any books in this serie, but I do watch the show! I am totally hooked on it! The book sounds like a whole lot of fun.

  2. The show is my guilty pleasure. I haven't read the books yet. I'm always tempted to start when I see them in the library. :)

  3. I love this book series...far more than the show...but I have to agree - Blair and I might just be one and the same (of course sans the money and bitch-ass attitude) :)

  4. I can't wait to get around to this one. GG is one of my favourite series!

    It's a shame CVZ didn't write it, but maybe next time eh?

  5. I haven't read any Gossip Girl. I'm not sure I can afford yet another guilty pleasure LOL

  6. I haven't read any GG books, but I did read a few It Girls and can't say I liked them too much. Anyways, this sounds fun, but not for me. Great review :)


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