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 felt like Mr. Astrid, Cordelia, and Letty. The plot is your bog-standard Cinderella wish-fulfillment tale, and it’s mind-numblingly cliche.

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Feb 13, Kristi rated it really liked it Shelves: She seems more like a secondary character that has some time in the annx. I forgot that I live in a cold world of computers, where people prefer to communicate through devices instead of speaking aloud.

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Bright Young Things

Even that yooung description of eye-colour is influenced by the upcoming age of mass-market capitalism and consumerism. For most of the book, I was bound and determined to give it 3 stars. And hopefully the characters will become more well rounded.


Plus, the lyrics are literary and whip-smart and impossible for a California girl to forget. I was feverish, infected by the craic of annq bygone era. You submitted the following rating and review.

This book along with the luxe novels have too many similialarities. I picked this book up because I wanted to read something, anything, set in the s.

Bright Young Things Series by Anna Godbersen

Along the way, they hook up with socialite Astrid, a wannabe Daisy with twice houng shallowness and none of the wit or charm, forget instantly all about their humble roots and get caught up in wish-fulfillment Cinderella fantasies that inevitably come tumbling down around their ears. I will probably read nright next book just to see where she takes things from the explosion of cliff-hangers cum psychopathic plot twists that the ending was comprised of.

Letty is determined to be a star and isn’t going to get a troubled friendship get in her way. Jun 07, Wendy Darling marked it as to-read Shelves: For a guaranteed good time, get on the freeway, roll the window down, step on the gas, and turn the volume up on this number. If you enjoy ridiculously well-written novels with a creative and fresh story to tell, go get Bright Young Things right now.

Cordelia, Letty and Astrid. Other books in the series. You will love them! I will probably give 2 a go, but I am in no birght whatsoever. This was a great series about young women finding their way thiings living their life by their own rules instead of by the rules that society wishes them to live thkngs Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.


From stories of actresses who move each day to NYC, we see that it is never this easy. I liked how independent Cordelia was, but she almost felt too competent especially given where she started. 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.

Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen – book review

The Beauty of Darkness. When her heart steers her to make bad and irreversible decisions, Cordelia has no choice but to rethink things.

anja You can sense the tense feeling of the climax coming, but what happened shocked me nonetheless. I just finished binge-watching Peaky Blinders, and I just re-read, and was once again disappointed by, The Great Gatsby.