The year is New York is ruled by the Bright Young Things: flappers and socialites seeking thrills and chasing dreams in the anything-goes era of the. Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen, author of the bestselling Luxe series, introduced the girls of , girls with big dreams and big secrets in the big city. [edit]. Bright Young Things (October 12, ); Beautiful Days (September 20, ); The Lucky Ones (November 27, ).

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I adored Astrid until she I was sure the girl was going to crumple in on herself at the drop of a hat. Her books are set in Manhattan and are about young, beautiful socialites living and loving it up in the Big Apple.

It’s been enjoyable to learn about New York’s seedy nightlife, and the patrons who frequent the speakeasies of the time period.

Bright Young Things Oct 01, Overnight, she enters a world more thrilling and glamorous than she ever could have imagined—and more dangerous. I love the back drop of this novel and the author has amazing talent with description of time and place.

I didn’t really like this nearly as much as I thought I would. I thought this would be an entertaining read. Bright Young Things was a must read for me.


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So the two friends make the decision to run away from it all, to take a train to New York City, where flappers and bootleggers rule the night.

Boy, is that series crazy. Our ladies from Ohio are obviously still figuring it out, while resident Astrid is completely savvy, if a bit on the arrogant and flippant side. Everything always went right, fell seamlessly into place until page when all the thinvs finallu stalled on a busy road, and traffic caught up with them.

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Cordelia Grey is flying high with celebrity pilot Max Darby. I might even keep on reading just to see who dies don’t worry, it’s not a spoiler, you’ll find this out in the first few pages.

But this book has none of that. Personal tools Log in. Cordelia, o This was going to be a four star for me, but the last 50 pages just killed it. Astrid, Cordelia, and Letty.

The author also really glamorizes both smoking and drinking which isn’t the message I want sent to any young adults that I know. The Girl of Fire and Thorns.

But, to borrow from F. By the time I climbed to the climax of the story, I was wound so tight that I was yiung my breath, because I knew, I just knewthat heartbreak lay around the turn of the next page. I felt like Mr. Customers who bought this item also bought. Two Truths and a Lie.


What else is there for her? I just finished binge-watching Peaky Blinders, and I just re-read, and was once again disappointed by, The Great Gatsby.

Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen – book review

Astrid on the other hand is a born and bred socialite and New York City is her playground. But at least Fitzgerald was honest about feeling threatened by all the dizzying change, the vital energy of the new groups that were challenging the world he’d always known.

The Lucky Ones and obviously the title is very tongue-in-cheek is a realistic finale but I found myself wanting more. I want to be a flapper. For most of the book, I was bound and determined to give it 3 stars. Reading Bright Young Things was a seriously enjoyable experience.