Thursday, February 17, 2011

Review: Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen

Goodreads: The year is 1929. New york is ruled by the Bright Young Things: flappers and socialites seeking thrills and chasing dreams in the anything-goes era of the Roaring Twenties.

Letty Larkspure and Cordelia Grey escaped their small Midwestern town for New York's glittering metropolis. All Letty wants is to see her name in lights, but she quickly discovers Manhattan is filled with pretty girls who will do anythiing to be a star . . .

Cordelia is searching for the father she's never known, a man as infamous for his wild parties as he is for his shadowy schemes. Overnight, she enters a world more thrilling and glamorous than she ever could have imagined - and more dangerous. It's a life anyone woudl kill for . . . and someone will.

The only person cordelia can trust is Astrid Donal, a flapper who seems to have it all: money, looks, and hte love of Cordelia's brother, Charlie. But Astrid's perfect veneer, hides a score of family secrets.

Kritters Thoughts: With the beginning of the book predicting that of the three females - "one will be famous, one will be married, and one will be dead," how could one not be hooked to the bitter end? The unfortunate thing is this is the first in a series, so I am still unsure which of the leading ladies will end up in each category. Although through this book, I was trying to take a guess at which one would see her life end, hasn't happened yet.

I loved going back in time to an era where alcohol was forbidden and an underground operation. Times were hard but exciting. Making it big happened rarely because it took great talent to become a true star. Now don't get me wrong I am a reality tv viewer, but it seemed so earned and precious when few found themselves with their name in lights.

I am absolutely hooked and am quietly anticipating book 2 in this series. I would pass this book along to those who don't mind take a walk back in time and to those who love to read of women who are trying to find a place to call home.

Rating:absolutely loved it and want a sequel (excited for book 2)

Pages: 389

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  1. I'm not sure which girl will fulfill which prophecy either. The book got a bit silly and unrealistic at times, but I still plowed through it and can't wait for the next one.

  2. Thanks for the review - sounds like this needs to go on my list.


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