April 26, 2012

Speed Date: Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen

The Deal: It's 1929, the roaring twenties are reaching their end but everything still goes, and New York City is still being flooded by young women chasing their dreams. Two of such girls are Letty and Cordelia, who have escaped the midwestern town that was stifling them.

Letty has a beautiful voice and dreams of fame, but she soon realizes making it in the city requires more than talent. Cordelia always suffered her aunt's disapproval, and is now looking for the father she never knew.

Then they meet Astrid, a young socialite that seems to have it all, at least on the surface.

My Thoughts: Bright Your Things is a fun book, and Anna Godbersen has a knack for writing female characters and I generally enjoy her narrative because she's so good at describing the glittery, lush world where she sets her stories: the mansions and parties and clothes. 

However, I had a hard time sticking to the book for long periods of time, because sometimes I do get tired of all the drama. This is a pleasant read, though, and I really liked the unusual time period.

If you liked the Luxe series, you'll probably like Bright Young Things as well. It is a bit of a set up book, so I hope I like the next book a bit more. 

More on Speed Date, in Mary @ Book Swarm's words: Thursday is Speed Date Night around here. What's a Book Speed Date, you ask? It's a quickie review--about 150 words or so--of any genre book (variety is the spice of life, after all).

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