Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Luxe by Anna Godbersen

Elizabeth Holland is the reigning queen of Manahattan's social scene in 1899. Her life appears to be perfect, but her family is hiding a secret. After her father's strange death, they are shocked to learn they are broke. In an attempt to save the family's reputation, Elizabeth is betrothed to Henry Schoonmaker- one of New Yorks's richest and wildest bachelors. The betrothal puts Elizabeth in the middle of a love triangle that could cost them all more than the family money. The Luxe is the first in a series of four books.

Lately I seem to be finding myself emerged in some fabulous young adult literature. I'm not ashamed of it, but what does it say about today's literary choices if adults keep turning to young adult chic lit for entertainment? I'm tired of heavy books that make me sad. I need a break, and I found it in The Luxe. Anna Godbersen does an excellent job of creating a world of frills, lace, and a few good ol' dirty catfights. This book is Mean Girls in corsettes. I'm considering heading out tonight to buy the next book in the series, Rumors. I recommend this book for a quick, no-brainer read. It's like getting a good dish of gossip without having to feeling guilty about it.