This is the second book in the Bright Young Things series by Anna Godbersen which is set in the jazz age of the s. A little naive, especially when it comes to her new love interest which I don’t like! Read on for more about Brenda and her book, an excerpt, plus an giveaway! Letty ends up going to an audition and getting a chorus role. It’s all so luxurious and romantic. They spend their days lazily sunning themselves and their nights out on the town. Sometimes when other historical fiction writers write these period novels, you only have a favour for the time and you read along with an understanding of what life at this time was like. Review originally posted on my blog http:
Was this review helpful to you? I understand this piques curiosity, but I’m not sure this issue will ever be resolved. If Cordelia had told any of the men along the bar watching Letty, rapt, that she was just seventeen and had only arrived from Ohio in May, she knew they would have fallen off their stools in surprise. It’s interesting, after what seemed to be a never ending set of trials and tribulations, these girls managed to grow up right before my eyes, which I loved. If you want something more accurate or nuanced, look elsewhere. I had no problem remembering what had happened previously. As far as sequels go, this book didn’t fall as short from the first as others. I still hope Letty dies.
I really couldn’t stand some stupid decisions that were made. We finally got some intrigue near the very end, but I think the same “twist” was handled better with a relationship vays the book Vixen.
I didn’t really feel much tension or excitement or suspense in Beautiful Days. She wants to honour her father – while achieving revenge. The sheer varieties of characters help draw out the scene and the period until we’re lost in their world.
Beautiful Days is an amazing follow-up to Bright Young Things and I am on my toes waiting for the next book in this series. Stuck in a premed major Preview — Beautiful Days by Anna Gocbersen.
Beautiful Days (Bright Young Things, #2) by Anna Godbersen
That the paint on the plof had begun to chip and fall away and expose the stone and plaster beneath only added to the mystery and beauty of the vast room. I love how she can weave so many different storylines into one incredible plot that will have your heart racing at the end of each chapter. Godbersen always takes into account everything that happens in the story and weaves that into the conclusion. Oh, at times I felt like crying and at others, squealing, but what did you expect?
Unfortunately, I found myself turned off by Cordelia and her inexplicable attraction to the pompous, self-righteous hypocrite Mac Darby so much that not even the story of Letty and her attempts to start her singing career could carry me through.
This one an Vixen really captured my attention. I must admit that I was also disappointed that a book set inin NYC So go ahead, write something! That being said, I felt like the first half of the book was “filler” and the action didn’t begin until well into the second half.
I loved how Anna Godbersen told the story from three people’s point of view, and that they each had their story line, like a story within a story. The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly. Christie The Fiction Enthusiast 21 December at dzys I would xnna Caitlin 5 stars. I give it a 5 out of 5 Author’s Website: Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release!
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The main three never betray themselves and, sure, poot that get’s annoying–like how Cordelia is so single-minded she forgets her friend, or Letty is godberseen and weepy and just making a mess of her romantic life, or how Astrid knows better but won’t really fight what she feels is inevitable.
Or the new love interest. I will do my absolute best to keep the spoilers out of this review. Astrid Donal is a Well, this series certainly isn’t winning any literary genius awards, I’ll just preface my review with that.
I just love the flapper style, and Godbersen describes it well. When things don’t go her way plor blames them instead of taking her future in her own hands. There was a bit of a scare for one of our characters, but I never really felt like she was in any real danger — and I don’t thing Godbersen intended the reader to feel that way.
Anyway, Letty really matures during the course of this book, and it shows. Basing this series on my previous experience with this author, I’m guessing maybe 1 or 2 of the girls will get a happy ending.
I really enjoyed this book, though was somewhat hesitant to enjoy it at first. As per usual for Godbersen novels, there’s lots of pretty boys with lots of pretty money and plenty of relationship issues. It’s still a good book; it just wasn’t my favorite. Nothing happened until the last fifty pages, and the plo two hundred pages were wasted on descriptions of clothing, the girls whining and repeated failures to communicate.
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