Bright Young Things

Bright Young Things 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 Roaring Twenties Letty Larkspur and Cordelia Gr

  • Title: Bright Young Things
  • Author: Anna Godbersen
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  • Page: 266
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  • The year is 1929 New York is ruled by the Bright Young Things flappers and socialites seeking thrills and chasing dreams in the anything goes era of the Roaring Twenties Letty Larkspur and Cordelia Grey escaped their small Midwestern town for New York s glittering metropolis All Letty wants is to see her name in lights, but she quickly discovers Manhattan is filled wiThe year is 1929 New York is ruled by the Bright Young Things flappers and socialites seeking thrills and chasing dreams in the anything goes era of the Roaring Twenties.Letty Larkspur and Cordelia Grey escaped their small Midwestern town for New York s glittering metropolis All Letty wants is to see her name in lights, but she quickly discovers Manhattan is filled with pretty girls who will do anything to be a star 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 Overnight, she enters a world thrilling and glamorous than she ever could have imagined and dangerous It s a life anyone would kill for and someone will.The only person Cordelia can trust is Astrid Donal, a flapper who seems to have it all money, looks, and the love of Cordelia s brother, Charlie But Astrid s perfect veneer hides a score of family secrets.Across the vast lawns of Long Island, in the illicit speakeasies of Manhattan, and on the blindingly lit stages of Broadway, the three girls fortunes will rise and fall together and apart From the New York Times bestselling author of The Luxe comes an epic new series set in the dizzying last summer of the Jazz Age.

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    1. I just finished binge-watching Peaky Blinders, and I just re-read, and was once again disappointed by, The Great Gatsby. I picked this book up because I wanted to read something, anything, set in the 1920s. It didn’t even have to be well-researched or well-written; it just needed to prolong my foray into the world of bootleggers and speakeasies. I have to admit that I was a bit dubious when I first spied the cover. I mean, come on, a beautiful flapper girl in an ephemeral dress, wearing a Mona [...]

    2. It Sucks! It Sucks! My God how this book sucks!!!!The Twenties are my favorite time period, and F. Scott Fitzgerald is my favorite writer. 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. But . . . but . . . you need to have warm, likable characters. And a believable plot. And sexy boys. And you need a setting that's realistic and fascinating and deta [...]

    3. On the up and up‘Bright Young Things’ is the first book in Anna Godbersen’s new four-book series, set in 1929 Manhattan. The series will revolve around three young womenCordelia Grey leaves behind the small town of Union, Ohio and her new husband for the bright lights of New York City and an inkling that her estranged father can be found in the big apple.Letitia Haubstadt is Cordelia’s best friend, and another Union-native leaving her indifferent family and small-minded town for the brig [...]

    4. I've been anticipating this novel, since I first heard the rumors of it's existence. Bright Young Things did not disappoint! I'm a huge fan of Godbersen's Luxe series, but Bright Young Things now tops it.The story revolves around three young girls. Letty, Cordelia and Astrid. You will love them! One of the things that I loved most about this novel was how very well written each character was. They all had very distinct qualities. Qualities that led them down very differing paths! I would even go [...]

    5. I kind of hate liking Anna Godbersen's books as much as I do.I mean, they're just not good. No depth, no substance, no character development. Nothing, really. And yet, somehow I'm drawn into all of them, and can't put them downBright Young Things was written in the same style as the Luxe. Starts out with a forboding prologue, then alternating between several characters who are each screwing up their sparkling, carefree lives in different ways. One of them could be considered 'poor' but she still [...]

    6. After tackling a graphic horror novel, I was in the mood for something easily digestible. Combine that with a recent binge at Borders' liquidation sale, & presto -- the perfect chance to start Ms Godbersen's new series.The plot is fairly straight-forward; in fact, the tidiest summary comes courtesy the cover blurb, so read that if you're still in the dark. :P But for those who are familiar with THE LUXE series, BYT's style & overall flavor are similar. I was hoping for a cameo from some [...]

    7. That is what I want to tell you about: the girls with their short skirts and bright eyes and big-city dreams. The girls of 1929Cordelia Grey and long-time best friend, Letty "Larkspur", flee their boring, sleepy Ohio town and head to New York City. Their reasons for leaving differ: Cordelia longs to meet the father she never knew and Letty wants to see her name in lights. Meanwhile, Astrid Donal is a sparkling socialite, but not everything in her life is perfect, particularly when it comes to he [...]

    8. For most of the book, I was bound and determined to give it 3 stars. I was alright with the story but not overly impressed. The characters were fine, but I'm still partial to Diana and Henry from this author's other series The Luxe.Then, the last 75 pages hooked me from out of nowhere. I should have known that Godberson was going to pull the rabbit out of the hat. After all, nothing should shock me now after the complete emotional rollercoaster that Luxe took me on.Who is Thom? Is he good or bad [...]

    9. Well, I agonized over giving this 1 or 3 stars, and eventually settled on 2. The book has serious pros and cons. While I wasn't expecting much to begin with, I WAS expecting something compulsively readable, soap opera-ish, glam. Bright Young Things was that, but I was also expecting better heroines. Expectation: spunky, tough-yet-beautiful, street-smart, forward-thinking flappersReality: whiny deluded DUMB AS FUCK teenagers who continually get themselves (and anyone and everyone who is so unfort [...]

    10. Wow. WoW. WOW. I want to be a flapper. Right now. With the fringe and the headbands and the pearls and the feathers. I want to smoke (candy) cigarettes out of impossibly long holders and attend late night parties with jazz bands and not wake up 'til 2pm. That would be an awesome life. But it's not mine, so I'll opt to live vicariously through three fictitious beauties--Cordelia, Astrid, and Letty. I adored this book. I've not read Godbersen's Luxe series, but you're darn straight that I'm gonna [...]

    11. OK, so I've gotta be totally honest here. I didn't really like this nearly as much as I thought I would. Not that it was bad, but I've been loving on the Luxe series, so I had high hopes for this one, set at the peak of the roaring '20s. All the detail is there: the speakeasies, the drinking, the dancing, the music, the naivete, the ennui, the glamour, the grime, anddid I mention the drinking? Yeah, there's a lot of drinking. And sleeping til the wee hours of the afternoon. So that's all fine an [...]

    12. Expectations: I thought this would be an entertaining read. A consuming piece of escapism. I like historical fiction and I was really looking forward to Godbersen’s take on the 1920s.Vs. Reality: Honestly, I struggled with the writing in this book. The idea was fine, I just don’t feel like it was executed as well as it could have been. I frequently found myself stumbling over awkward turns of phrase and clunky descriptions, to the point where I would stop reading to think, “Wait, what?” [...]

    13. This and other reviews can be found on The Psychotic NerdACTUAL RATING: 3.5MY THOUGHTSAfter reading Rumors, the second book in The Luxe series by the same author, I was worried about this book. What I learned from Rumors was that Anna Godbersen isn't afraid to tear apart your heart. I went ahead and picked it up, knowing what may come, and I actually ended up enjoying this book a little bit more than The Luxe series.This book is from three perspectives: Cordelia, Letty and Astrid. Cordelia and L [...]

    14. From the moment I started this, I could 100% tell it was written by the same author as the luxe series. I'm not saying that is a bad thing, anna godberson knows her niche. I would have liked to see her write a book from just one point of view. This book along with the luxe novels have too many similialarities. i.e. 2-3 young society girls telling the story, a ton of the story revolves around a boy, her writing style, the lack of emotional depth, etc. I know it sounds like I hated the book, I rea [...]

    15. FREE for Kindle right now as a pre-order, with bonus materials that include (hah!) flapper fashion tips. Looks like the deal is over. Visit my blog for the link to the free download. :)

    16. I love reading books set in the Jazz Age. I've often thought if I found a time machine, the first thing I'd do is set it to the 1920s so I could be a flapper. So when I came across this book on Good Reads, I immediately requested it from the library, not realizing until I was a few chapters in that it's YA. Not that I mind reading young adult books--I've read more than my fair share, probably--but in this case, the setting seemed a bit sanitized. The characters were all in their late teens, hang [...]

    17. I'm sincerely perplexed by all the stellar reviews this book is getting perhaps some people need to read Fitzgerald for comparison. Once again I'm glad that I get new books from the library and don't just snap up every novel that gets a little buzz. I'd have been angry if I'd spent any money on this book. The idea isn't bad. It's The Great Gatsby for 21st century YA readers. Unfortunately, it's been watered down for modern palates, rendering the luscious Jazz Age tinny and cheap. Cordelia and Le [...]

    18. Nowhere NEAR as good as The Luxe. This book made me want to strangle someone. Preferably all the willfully stupid female characters ("What's that Dad? Don't date the son of your most dangerous business enemy? But he's nice. Also, there can't be any harm in showing him our very secret tunnel out of the mansion.")

    19. SOOOOOO excited to find out that Anna is releasing a new series. I LOVE reading about the past and times before me!!! Im sure this series will be just as great as The Luxe series hopefully with a better ending this time.

    20. 4.5 rating. This book was so good! I love the 20s and enjoyed visiting the magical era through this book!! It is about three very different girls living in New York during last summer of the Jazz Age. I think Cordelia was my favorite character, even though she made some foolish decisions. Actually, all of the girls were foolish and sometimes childishbut I think that was fitting and just because they weren’t mature yet or had the leisure of being lazy and silly. I felt like Mr. Grey was basical [...]

    21. "The parties were bigger. The pace was faster, the shows were broader, the buildings were higher, the morals were looser and the liquor was cheaper."- F. Scott FitzgeraldSetting:Union, Ohio and New York City, New York; 1929Coverly Love?:Yes! The whole "girl wearing a pretty dress" cover has been a bit overdone, but I absolutely love this dress. And I also like the fact that I know who the character is (it's Astrid!).Plot:Desperate to get out of their sleepy, dull hometown of Union, Ohio, Cordeli [...]

    22. Originally featured on yareadsRated 4.5If there was ever a book to make you feel glamorous just by reading it, then Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen is it.Set in New York in 1929 during the last summer of the Roaring 20s, the story follows the trials and tribulations of Letty Larkspur, Astrid Donal and Cordelia Grey. Godbersen wastes no time in hooking our attention by stating in the first three pages that by the end of the summer one girl will be married, one will be a star and one will be [...]

    23. This was going to be a four star for me, but the last 50 pages just killed it. It's 1929. Cordelia and Letty live in a sleepy, restricting town in Ohio, where they're either ignored completely or insulted and ridiculed for wanting something different. So the two friends make the decision to run away from it all, to take a train to New York City, where flappers and bootleggers rule the night. Letty dreams of being a star, to sing in front of large crowds and see her name up in lights. Cordelia, o [...]

    24. I've never been a very avid young adult reader. The genre bothers me and I feel annoyed when I see young mines burrowed into a book with nothing to teach them. (Hate me if you wish, it's quite alright.) But Anna Godbersen's novels have always made me want to read them, and for many reasons. needless to say when I heard of her release of a new series I was eager to pick it up and eager to read it. Now that I've finished it, I'm reminded once again of her powerful writing style.First of, Anna Godb [...]

    25. Originally posted at Read Me Bookmark Me Love MeWith an air of sophistication and grandeur, a mysterious narrator firstly prepares readers for a tale about three young girls. Each have a different dream: one wishes to become famous, one wishes to be married and one wishes to find her family. In the lush 1920'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.On the nigh [...]

    26. I was super excited for this one. I really liked The Luxe series, so was hoping this would have the same appeal. While, there are some similarities with the stories, I felt this one didn't have quite the same draw to it.Oddly I had a harder time getting to know the characters. I liked Cordelia in the beginning, although I think that she should have left before and not after the wedding. But once they reached the NYC, it seemed her whole personality changed. I was shocked that she could drop Lett [...]

    27. This book was ridiculous. I remember starting the Luxe stories, but stopped because they too were silly. Firstly, we start off the book where one of the characters is getting married and then immediately decides to leave for NY. I mean, why get married at all? Could she be more selfish? Then we have the two girls, alone in NYC for the first time, and they not only find housing, a job/a father, but nothing really goes wrong. (and one of the girls didn't even bring any money with her?) From storie [...]

    28. This was a delightful story to read. Anna Godbersen's writing is poetic and rich, letting the story flow from different perspectives in a carefully descriptive, dreamy way. Set in 1929, during Prohibition, this story will illustrate vividly a historical period marked by parties and glamour. The writing was incredibly atmospheric, I felt myself transported back in time, becoming a part of Cordelia and Letty's adventure.I did feel sometimes that the story was heavy in details, letting the pace slo [...]

    29. I've always been interested in the 1920s. The speakeasies, the flappers, the liquor-smuggling gangsters all sounds so mysterious, so intriguing. So no surprise: Bright Young Things was a must read for mecially because I adored Anna Godbersen's Luxe series. However, I didn't love this as much as I had hopedBright Young Things was less about the Flapper lifestyle than I had expected. It was more about girls trying to make it in NYC, and they attended a few speakeasies along the way. Everyone made [...]

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