Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bright Young Things (e-book) by Anna Godbersen

It's the era of bathtub gin and speakeasies and for Cordelia and Letty it's the beginning of the rest of their lives.  After escaping from their small town in Ohio and moving to New York City each purses a dream of her own.  Cordelia seeks out the dad she never know and Letty wants to be a star.  But both find that sometimes life doesn't always go according to plan.
It was possible, but doubtful, that Cordelia fully absorbed the lesson of this moment - that when girls use the brightness of their eyes or the softness of their skin, they have an uncommon advantage in getting what they want.  (p. 57 e-book)
I am a big fan of The Luxe series, just like I am a fan of the Gossip Girl books.  Sometimes there is nothing better than a fun, light read.  So I was delighted to learn that Anna Godbersen was going to do a series in the 1920's, one of my favorite eras.  It was a great setting and I enjoyed this book.  It wasn't a retread of The Luxe, something I was afraid would happen and the characters were distinct and different.  I liked Cordelia the best since she was much stronger and more able.  I thought Letty was a bit too helpless though rightfully so.  It ended on a good cliffhanger so now I am wondering what is going to happen next. 

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  1. I cant wait to read this book. I only have read the first book in The Luxe series, but I'm planning to read them all in the summer. ;)

  2. I really enjoyed reading this book as well. I can't wait for the next one.

  3. @Nina - Have fun reading!

    @Tasha - Me too!

  4. I am also a fan of The Luxe series. I'm glad you liked it and I plan on reading it soon.
    I gave you the Stylish Blogger Award http://bookloversunshine.blogspot.com/2011/02/stylish-blogger-award.html


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