cover image Gossip Girl: The Carlyles

Gossip Girl: The Carlyles

Cecily von Ziegesar, Annabelle Vestry, . . Little, Brown/Poppy, $10.99 (243pp) ISBN 978-0-316-02064-0

Series addicts who worried that Gossip Girl's graduation spelled the end of the line can relax: she's still around, in a brand-new spinoff series, and her continued presence promises another generation of OMFG moments. Moving from Nantucket to a swanky penthouse in a prime Manhattan location, the triplet Carlyles waste no time establishing themselves as the ultimate triple threat, causing the reigning St. Jude's boys and Constance B. girls to fight for their Givenchy satchels, boyfriends and girlfriends on the playground of Fifth Avenue. Throughout, devoted readers of Gossip Girl's blog call her out as an imposter, inspiring responses in the snarky vein that won so many real-life readers in the first place: “All I'll say on the topic is this: people always question whether Shakespeare really penned all the great works attributed to him. But we'll never know, will we?” Ages 15–up. (May)