Wednesday, 5 January 2011
Book Review - Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
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. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Luxe comes an epic new series set in the dizzying last summer of the Jazz Age
Becoming a part of Cordelia and Letty's adventure in Bright Young Things has truly been a highlight on the beginning to my year one that I wont forget easily. Anna writes with a flowing passion that grips your insides and drags you along for the ride even when it slows down with pace it doesn't take long to speed back up again and en lite you with the scandals and the happenings that will shock all..as believe me I didn't expect what happened at all.
The reader can truly relate to the female characters, three girls who were normal regular girls that lived in a historical time. Anne's descriptions of locations, people and moments made me feel like I was right there they where so thought out and perfect for Bright Young Things. I would say there was never a dull moment but then it would be somewhat unnatural like life there are always dull moments but its what came after those moments that mad you want more......
I definitely recommend BYT to all, it is truly a great addition to any book shelf and if the contents was not enough the cover is lush too......