Bright Young Things by Anna Godberson
Sunday, 6 May 2012

Bright Young Things by Anna Godberson

Publisher : Puffin
Pages : 389
Genre : Young Adult
Type : Paperback
Cover : UK Cover
Got : Bought

Rating : ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


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.

With despcriptions of the 1920's social scene, this book really pulls you in with the glamour and lust. Three girls come together with a twist of fate and although at first things seem to be everything they thought it would be, exciting and new, danger quickly shows them that even in the big city, it isn't all about money and pretty faces.
Letty,  a girl who has always wanted to be a singer, goes to the big city, like she has always wanted to. She finds her way to a bar, a place to work and a place to meet people. Various wealthy patrons and rich youngsters go to that bar, it's the place to be and it's where Letty is thrust into the singer she wants to be. But perhaps the attention of a rich patron goes to her head, because she finds herself in a awkward situation.
 Cordelia, a girl about to be married, who decides the big city is more for her than her fiance. She is searching for someone, but surely a handsome stranger can't get in the way of that? He does and brings danger with him. A girl can be drawn to danger though, especially when it's in the form of a dapper gentleman.
  Astrid is a girl who has everything. Can get anything she wants with a pout of her lips. But when her lover wants more than she wants to give, only the nervous blush of a young boy can have her smile but even that isn't enough.
 This book is perfectly vintage, bringing the reader into the 1920's. Full of dresses and dapper young boys. These girls are all different and yet their stories string together an exciting tale of what it's like to be a girl of whatever status and what troubles temptations can create.

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Blogger Sydney said on 19 June 2012 at 07:53  

Wow, this book sounds fantastic! I love reading stories and watching shows and movies about this time period. I really wish I could have been a part of it. I can't wait to read this!

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