This week I'm waiting on Cecily on Ziegesar's supposedly first adult novel called Cum Laude (explanation here).
Cecily von Ziegesar is famous for being the author of the Gossip Girl series, which I haven't read, but I watched the first two seasons of the TV show and quite enjoyed it actually (in a 'guily pleasure' kind of way, hehe).
Anyway, this new series sounds seems fun too, as you can see below. I can't make up my mind about the cover, I suppose I like it. Can't wait to see the final version though!
by Cecily von Ziegesar
[1 June 2010]
Dexter College is a small liberal arts college in the quiet town of Home, Maine. But it won’t stay quiet for long with this new group of freshmen. There’s Shipley—blond, and beautiful, the object of envy and more than a little lust. Her edgy roommate, Eliza, has an attitude and a mouth to match. There’s Tom, the artist/jock, and Nick, his pot-smoking roommate. Adam, the introvert, lives at home with his parents and not-so-little sister. And finally there’s the requisite older guy who never quite left school...
Cum Laude is a witty, intimate, and unconventional take on the coming-of-age story. College is about more than just cramming and keg parties. It’s about doing things you’d never imagine yourself doing because you’re madly in love, stuck in the middle of nowhere, and may have just taken a mind-altering substance.
With Gossip Girl, Cecily von Ziegesar created a publishing and television sensation intended for young people, but embraced with equal fervor by adults. Her novels, praised for their humor, insight, and warmth—have sold more than six million copies. Now von Ziegesar embraces her sizable eligible-to-vote audience with an adult novel that grabs the reader from word one.
ps: Don't forget to enter my DAUGHTERS OF FORTUNE contest if you haven't already!
Speaking of contests, you can win a copy SHADE by Jeri Smith-Ready over @ The YA Book Queen - but hurry up, this international contest ends tomorrow, March 25th! Good luck! :)