Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Beautiful Days by Anna Godbersen
Release Date: September 20th 2011
Age Range: Young Adult
Series: Bright Young Things
Challenge: YA Historical Fiction
For the bright young things of 1929, the beautiful days seem endless, filled with romance and heartbreak, adventure and intrigue, friendship and rivalry. After a month in New York, Cordelia Grey and Letty Larkspur are small-town girls no longer. They spend their afternoons with Astrid Donal at the Greys’ lush Long Island estate and their nights in Manhattan’s bustling metropolis. But Letty’s not content to be a mere socialite. She is ready at last to chase her Broadway dreams,no matter the cost.
Cordelia is still reeling from the death of her father at the hands of Thom Hale, the man she thought she loved. Now she is set to honor Darius Grey’s legacy . . . and take her revenge.
Promised to Cordelia’s half brother, Astrid is caught up in a world of dazzling jewels and glittering nights—and the sparkle is blinding. Charlie Grey is a gangster playing a dangerous game; and for Astrid, Cordelia, and Letty, the stakes could be deadly.
As I am a big fan of the books by Anna Godbersen, I was excited for Beautiful Things to come out. Bright Young Things was the kick-off of a spectacular new series after the Luxe Books. But somehow Beautiful Things dissapointed me a bit as it lacked the excitement of the previous book, and beside that, a more interesting plot. The book brings alive the Roaring Twenties in upstate New York and New York City which is the best part of the whole book all together. None of the girls are very deep, and I still don't feel like I know them any better than before, but I still read this in a day. But I hope the next book in this series will pick up some more action!