This series just gets better and better. Each book brings with it new scandal, gossip and hook-ups, with a surprising amount of character development, too. In Adored, it's Secret Santa time at Waverly, which is hilariously changed to Secret Satan. I cracked up reading this, mostly because of the outrageous gifts the students buy for each other; everything from candles to male strippers.
New boy Sebastian finds himself surrounded by the school's female population, and it's all thanks to a predictable bet with flame-haired Brett. He's a great new addition to the cast of rich socialites, and I hope he sticks around for the next book. With Easy Walsh nowhere to be seen, Sebastian would serve as a good replacement for the Nate of the It Girl world.
Adored ended on quite a cliffhanger, with the promise of a character shake-up for the ninth book in the series, Devious. As always, I'm counting down the days until I can get my hands on the next one, and I'm glad I only have to wait a few months. 'Addictive' is the only word I can use to describe this series, and I now definitely prefer it to Gossip Girl!