Friday, January 27, 2017

The Luxe by Anna Godbersen | Book Review

The Luxe (Luxe, #1)

Flashback Friday Review!

I originally read Luxe by Anna Godbersen back in March 2013 and I didn't write a review!  Disappointed in my former self.  It'd be so much easier to keep up with series if I had reviews of my own to look back on!

I gave it only one of five stars.  It kind of reads like a historical fiction soap opera, but I found quite a few anachronisms in it.  Definitely a fluffy read and not one that would require a lot of brain power to breeze through... kind of like a mimosa for the mind.

Here's the official synopsis, so that we can be caught up on the plot before I review the rest of the books!

Pretty girls in pretty dresses, partying until dawn.  Irresistible boys with mischievous smiles and dangerous intentions.  White lies, dark secrets, and scandalous hookups.  This is Manhattan, 1899.  Beautiful sisters Elizabeth and Diana Holland rule Manhattan's social scene.  Or so it appears.  When the girls discover their status among New York City's elite is far from secure, suddenly eveyrone--from the backstabbing socialite Penelope Hayes, to the debonair bachelor Henry Schoonmaker, to the spiteful maid Lina Broud--threatens Elizabeth's and Diana's golden future.  Withthe fate of the Hollands resting on her shoulders, Elizabeth must choose between family duty and true love.  But when her carriage overturns near the East River, the girl whose glittering life lit up the city's gossip pages is swallowed by the rough current.  As all of New York grieves, some begin to wonder whether life at the top proved too much for this ethereal beauty, or if, perhaps, someone wanted to see Manhattan's most celebrated daughter disappear... In a world of luxury and deception, where appearance matters above everything and breaking the social code means running the risk of being ostracized forever, five teenagers lead dangerously scandalous lives.  This thrilling trip to the age of innocence is anything but innocent.

*I checked out my copy of Luxe from my local library.

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