Saturday, February 9, 2013

Bright Young Things

Bright Young Things (Bright Young Things, #1)Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I love books set in the time frame between the World Wars. Such an interesting period in history. Clearly a lot of research went into the history setting of this novel. The writing was very good - great dialogue and descriptive construction. The plot was too coincidental for my liking and the time frame too short to make this believable. I did really enjoy this read though and will be picking up the next two books in the series in the near future.

Synopsis: 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 Larkspur 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 anything 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 would 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 the love of Cordelia's brother, Charlie. But Astrid's perfect veneer hides a score of family secrets.

Across the vast lawns of Long Island, in the ­illicit speakeasies of Manhattan, and on the blindingly lit stages of Broadway, the three girls' fortunes will rise and fall — together and apart.

Recommended Reading:
Beautiful Days by Anna Godbersen
The Lucky Ones by Anna Godbersen
Vixen by Jillian Larkin
Ingenue by Jillian Larkin
Sugar and Spice by Lauren Conrad
Belle of the Brawl by Lisi Harrison


jmisgro said...

gotta see if they have this one at my library - thanks!

Sherry said...

Hi Joanne! Thanks for stopping by :) I think this might be a lendable book on Nook - if you use that eReader, add me as a friend: sherbears at yahoo dot com