Note: The image links to a bargain book on B&N's website, where you can get the hardback for $5.38. This isn't likely to be available for long, so get it while you can!
Again, I'm not positive in what order I read some of these, but I know at some point here I read Rumors by Anna Godbersen.
This book is the second in a trilogy that started with The Luxe, which I read back in March. The third book, Envy, is due out in early 2009, according to Anna's MySpace blog.
I am a big fan of YA fiction, even being all grown up. And I have to say, I think Godbersen's books are an excellent cross between YA and adult fiction. A lot of teenage girls who wouldn't normally be caught dead reading YA would absolutely love The Luxe and Rumors.
My biggest complaint is the cliffhanger ending Rumors leaves us with. I read the entire book in a day because I wanted to find out what happens — only to discover that now I have to wait six months to find out! Sheesh!
No, but seriously, Godbersen's books are highly addictive — particularly Rumors. I only recommend them if you can afford to get so wrapped up in them that you, say, forget to do your homework or stay up all night reading!