“A great ending to the Gossip Girl books! It had drama (like always), had laughs, and alot of tears. Im sad to not read them anymore. I have fallen in love with these characters.”see full review » see other reviews »
“This was a nice ending to the series. ”Candy wrote this review Friday, September 27, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A great ending to the Gossip Girl books! It had drama (like always), had laughs, and alot of tears. Im sad to not read them anymore. I have fallen in love with these characters.”steacy wrote this review Saturday, March 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It didn't really feel like the end of the series, like its been left open incase the author wanted to continue. There are entertaining situations and relationships to read about as usual but thats what we love about Gossip Girl.”Ashley wrote this review Thursday, March 15, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The series should have ended with It Had To Be You. But then they decided to prolong and milk the series with I Will Always Love You. This book felt forced. It was dragging. The characters were extra annoying.
Oh well. The good thing out of this is that with I Will Always Love You, I was able to finish a book series this year. Chalk it up to my book reading stats (can you say geekay? How about completist? :P ). I think I've had enough of GG. Will probably not start reading the spin-offs for quite some time.”
“If the cover says "created by", that means that person didn't actually write it. eg Sweet Valley High was "created by" Francine Pascal, but was actually written by "Kate William", aka Eileen Goudge.
The Gossip Girl series ended perfectly with Don't You Forget About Me. Cecily von Ziegesar wrote it, and had done a smashing job with the series. The books are trashy, but also funny, smart and satirical. They're awesome! But Ms. von Ziegesar wisely chose not to flog a dead horse, but the folks at Alloy Entertainment thought otherwise. I Will Always Love You feels contrived, repetitive, and none of the characters have any spark - not even our beloved douchebag, Chuck Bass. He's a highlight of the series, a secondary character at most but he steals every scene he's in. But here, the people at Alloy Entertainment have completely changed his personality. Where's the fun in that?
There's no sense of humour here. Nate Archibald switches between Serena van der Woodsen, Blair Waldorf, and Jenny Humphrey. Serena may or may not have something going on with Dan Humphrey. Vanessa Abrams is sometimes with Dan, and sometimes with a filmmaker. Blair almost becomes engaged, but blows him off because she's still in love with Nate, even when she moves on to Chuck. Jenny switches between Blair's little brother and Nate.
In other words, there's a lot of relationship drama but no wit. I read a library copy of I Will Always Love You, because I sure wouldn't have paid for this. Forget this, forget the spin-off series (The It Girl and Gossip Girl: The Carlyles), and just stick with the original and the best Gossip Girl novels. Make sure they're not just "created by" Cecily von Ziegesar, but that she actually wrote them - you're guaranteed a good time.”
“Awesome”Bobby wrote this review Tuesday, September 27, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great book”Ana Marrero wrote this review Thursday, September 1, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The ending was almost disappointing, except that I don't think I would be satisfied with any ending whether Nate ended up with Blair or Serena so I guess this was as good an option as any.”Nicole L wrote this review Wednesday, July 6, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I wish it didn't end. There are so many unknown answers at the end. I wish they would have told you who Gossip Girl was that would have been nice, afterall it was the end of the series, so why couldn't they have mentioned it. I know they want you to keep imagining who it is, but most readers would like to find out these sort of things. ”Allyson M wrote this review Friday, June 24, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I had always wondered what the Upper East Siders had been doing since graduation, and I'm glad Von Ziegesar filled us in. Some things never change, and some things change a lot. But everyone is all grown up.”Natalie E wrote this review Sunday, June 19, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No