[edit]. Bright Young Things (October 12, ); Beautiful Days (September 20, ); The Lucky Ones (November 27, ). Bright Young Things. by Anna Godbersen. In the Roaring Twenties, three girls chase their dreams across the vast lawns of Long Island, in the illicit speakeasies . 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.

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And every time the bootlegger’s girl whipped out her six shooter goung started babbling about family honor I was just praying, begging, pleading for her to shoot herself by mistake!

I adored this book. In the lush ‘s, the roles of women were changing and Bright Young Things is a magnificent telling of the difficult journey three friends take to make something of themselves in the real world. After all, nothing should shock me now after the complete emotional rollercoaster that Luxe took me on.

Grey was basically Gatsby if he had kids.

Open Preview See a Anma It had soapy drama, it had a sexy Jazz Age setting, it had glittery lights of New York, and, oddly enough, it had a bit of realism to it. The genre bothers me and I feel annoyed when I see young mines burrowed into a book with nothing to teach them.

The Sweet Far Thing. Just a godberssen while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I just wasn’t as enthralled with it as her previous books. Bright Young Things needed a Penelope, a snarky trouble maker. I actually liked the girls in this book, I didn’t love them and they have their flaws, but none of them are Penelope!


On younng other hand, I did not goodbersen Cordelia. How to write a great review. Jan 15, Janssen rated it it was ok Shelves: The Lying Game 4: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jazz is hot, but. On the nigh Originally posted at Read Me Bookmark Me Love Me With an air of sophistication and grandeur, a mysterious narrator firstly prepares readers for a tale about three young girls.

Bright Young Things

You get the idea. Qualities that led them down very differing paths! I think Cordelia was my favorite character, even though she made some foolish decisions. Hate me if you wish, it’s quite alright. When We Caught Fire.

Oddly I had a harder time getting to brigjt the characters. Very early on in the novel Cordelia goes in search of her famous, criminal father. I actually like my characters flawed.

Bright Young Things (Bright Young Things, #1) by Anna Godbersen

The first thing that hit me about this book is the quality of the writing, which is even more seductive than the stunning cover. Other books in the series. First pages 2.

Scott Fitzgerald is my favorite writer. Godbersen switches swiftly from one girl to the other, allowing us to view the historical period through various points of view. Ogdbersen knew this was a series but it could have so easily been wrapped brigh very nicely. The Moon and More. I really liked The Luxe series, so was hoping this would have the same appeal. I LOVE abna about the past and times before me!!!

Only then did I feel excited and addicted. Published October 12th by Harper first published October 1st Reading this book was like a long, slow death! Jul 01, Kristy rated it liked it Shelves: There are a few shootouts or discussions of shootouts nothing too violent. Now, I don’t know how a more intense study would hold up, but since I wasn’t looking for a hard-core historical, I was fine. I had really, really, liked this book from the very get-go. Bright Young Things gets more brigt, but I really do feel Vixen is the better novel out of the two.


Jan 25, Brihht rated it really liked it. So I totally get the idea of setting a fast-paced, sexy story in New York City in the Twenties, and focusing on the schemes and dreams of three “flappers” who are each chasing a different desire. Feb 28, Kristen “Kirby” rated it liked it. I thought she was going to be the spoiled thins rich girl, but I gather that she’s so much more than that. They have strengths, and they have weaknesses. But Astrid’s perfect veneer hides a score of family secrets. I also wasn’t won over by the romance in the book.

The Kiss of Deception. Cordelia longs to meet the father she never knew and Letty wants to see her name in lights.

Inspiring because her choice to put her comfort zone aside to pursue what she really wanted out of life took a whole crapload of kahones.