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Onder whether life at the top proved too much for this ethereal beauty or if perhaps someone wanted to see Manhattan's most celebrated daughter disappear In a world of luxury and deception where appearance matters above everything and breaking the social code means running the risk of being ostracized forever five teenagers lead dangerously scandalous lives This thrilling trip to the age of innocence is anything but innocen I hate hate HATE books that are suppose to be set in one time period but they have the behavor of someone in a different time period If I didn t know better I would have thought that this books was set in the present time I won t ruin it for anyone who wants to read it but I was disappointed I thought How could such a pretty book not be good I always thought that not judging a book by its cover was about ugly books being good but now I know better However if you like mindless stories and don t care about historical accuracy this will be a great book for you Disclaimer I was almost a history major in college so I tend to take history very seriously I understand not everyone is this way Something in the Wine The Moonstone Series judging a book by its cover was about ugly books being good but now I know better However if you like mindless stories and don t care about historical accuracy this will be a great book for you Disclaimer I was almost a history major in college so I tend to take history very seriously I understand not everyone is this way

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Es to the debonair bachelor Henry Schoonmaker to the spiteful maid Lina Broud threatens Elizabeth's and Diana's golden future With the fate of the Hollands resting on her shoulders Elizabeth must choose between family duty and true love But when her carriage overturns near the East River the girl whose glittering life lit up the city's gossip pages is swallowed by the rough current As all of New York grieves some begin to w With glitz glamour and secrets galore The Luxe is like Gossip Girl set in 1899 New York When reputations are at stake and secrets become a currency friends turn on friends and no one is safe We begin the story with an end of one The funeral of miss Elizabeth Holland a tragic and unexpected death of one of society s most loved The next chapter we see Elizabeth before her death I loved this element as we knew she died but not how why or by who This intrigue was what initially gripped me Who killed her But I soon found out the story was less focused on the mystery and on the drama and who will kiss who The book alternates perspectives through a few key players in Elizabeth s life Henry Schoonmaker the fianc Diana Holland the sister Lina Broud the maid and Penelope Hayes the best friend This was very character driven but none of the characters were likeable Elizabeth was so perfect prim and proper that it was irritating She felt fake and selfish to me and behind the perfect manners she didn t care about anyone other than herself Diana from her very first page radiated some serious not like other girls energy all the other girls Diana s age were conformists at heart and seemed to have dressed up as themselves only with powder and artificially narrowed waists Lina was the household maid but dreamed of bigger things She felt very selfish and juvenile to me and never thought of the conseuences of her actions Henry was alright but was the archetype of a rich aloof playboy Penelope was who I initially hated the most but that was because she was written was such a purposeful intent for us the hate her She knew what she wanted and was prepared to do whatever she must to get it She was resourceful cunning and ambitious A true slitherin ueen Upon reflection she may the character I hated the least When I say this felt exactly like gossip girl I mean exactly like gossip girl Take this with a grain of salt because I have never read the books and only watched about half of the first season of the show but to me these characters were scarily similarElizabeth Serena Penelope Blair Will Dan Buck Chuck Henry Nate I was actually pleasantly surprised with the writing and worldbuilding While I am under no illusions that it is perfectly researched and historically accurate in terms of dialogue or general conduct it served its purpose of transporting me to the time with its descriptions of fine gowns lavish balls and court like intrigue My main gripe with this book is the ending After the intrigue and buildup from the very first page it felt cheesy and anti climatic Overall this was nothing spectacular but enjoyable in the way CW shows twilight or things of that vein are enjoyable I would recommend it if you are looking for a mindless few hours of reading with pretty girls wearing pretty dresses and backstabbing each other but otherwise maybe give this one a miss Reiki A Comprehensive Guide juvenile to me and never thought of the conseuences of her actions Henry was alright but was the archetype of a rich aloof playboy Penelope was who I initially hated the most but that was because she was written was such a purposeful intent for us the hate her She knew what she wanted and was prepared to do whatever she must to get it She was resourceful cunning and ambitious A true slitherin ueen Upon reflection she may the character I hated the least When I say this felt exactly like gossip girl I mean exactly like gossip girl Take this with a grain of salt because I have never read the books and only watched about half of the first season of the show but to me these characters were scarily similarElizabeth Serena Penelope Blair Will Dan Buck Chuck Henry Nate I was actually pleasantly surprised with the writing and worldbuilding While I am under no illusions that it is perfectly researched and historically accurate in terms of dialogue or general conduct it served its purpose of transporting me to the time with its descriptions of fine gowns lavish balls and court like intrigue My main gripe with this book is the ending After the intrigue and buildup from the very first page it felt cheesy and anti climatic Overall this was nothing spectacular but enjoyable in the way CW shows twilight or things of that vein are enjoyable I would recommend it if you are looking for a mindless few hours of reading with pretty girls wearing pretty dresses and backstabbing each other but otherwise maybe give this one a miss

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Pretty girls in pretty dresses partying until dawn Irresistible boys with mischievous smiles and dangerous intentions White lies dark secrets and scandalous hookups This is Manhattan 1899 Beautiful sisters Elizabeth and Diana Holland rule Manhattan's social scene Or so it appears When the girls discover their status among New York City's elite is far from secure suddenly everyone from the backstabbing socialite Penelope Hay Maybe at this moment you re checking my rating and thinking What the fuckI m going to tell you something I enjoy reading shallow trashy books Somehow they pull me into a world of bitchy spoiled backstabbing characters name dropping and the need to choke them all for being so damn stupid And I fucking love it You know why Because they keep me interested in their stupidity The books I read the less I stop searching for trashy books A girl like me can only handle enough in their chest Take for example the series Gossip Girl The main characters are so spoiled that I want to smack them around They back stab the people they like treat everyone else like crap because they aren t as spoiled as they are and the main male protagonist always cheats on his girlfriend with her best friend So why do I read that crap Because they keep me intrigued All these things they do make me want to know what stupidities are they going to do next Nothing is as delicious like some juicy drama Also revenge but that s another storySo The LuxeI don t know exactly what made me interested in these books but one thing is for sure That dress is beautiful Just look at it It s so pink and fluffy That being said I read the back cover Pretty girls in pretty dresses partying until dawnIrresistible boys with mischievous smiles and dangerous intentionsWhite lies dark secrets and scandalous hookupsThis is Manhattan 1899re reads Hot damn I am so inAt that time I haven t read enough historical fiction to know what was the good uality ones and the bad uality ones I was only interested on what this book was going to containThe main protagonists Elizabeth and Diana Holland are the major socialites of Manhattan Everyone envies them But what the public doesn t know is that they re broke The only solution for this problem is that Elizabeth should marry the handsome bachelor Henry Schoonmaker HA What a stupid last name Problem is Penelope Hayes Elizabeth s on and off best friend wants Henry and she and him were supposed to be a couple Also Elizabeth is in love with Will Keller her coachman Unfortunately Lina Broud one of the house s servants is in love with him as well and she s determined to win him See what I mean This is exactly the type of drama I love Now don t get me wrong I didn t think this book was a literary sensation My ratings aren t just about how good a book is it is also about entertainment value And you better believe that this book was a heck of an entertainment Sure this book isn t historically accurate but that didn t stop me from enjoying them I thought the writing was alright and obviously so much better than the other authors who write trashy books I only recommend this series if you enjoy reading catty charactersPS Did you really expect these books to be exuisite historical fiction Did you notice who reviewed the books on the back That s right Cecily Von Ziegesar the creator of the Gossip Girl series did Coincidence I think not জামশেদ মুস্তফির হাড় juicy drama Also revenge but that s another storySo The LuxeI don t know exactly what made me interested in these books but one thing is for sure That dress is beautiful Just look at it It s so pink and fluffy That being said I read the back cover Pretty girls in pretty dresses partying until dawnIrresistible boys with mischievous smiles and dangerous intentionsWhite lies dark secrets and scandalous hookupsThis is Manhattan 1899re reads Hot damn I am so inAt that time I haven t read enough historical fiction to know what was the good uality ones and the bad uality ones I was only interested on what this book was going to containThe main protagonists Elizabeth and Diana Holland are the major socialites of Manhattan Everyone envies them But what the public doesn t know is that they re broke The only solution for this problem is that Elizabeth should marry the handsome bachelor Henry Schoonmaker HA What a stupid last name Problem is Penelope Hayes Elizabeth s on and off best friend wants Henry and she and him were supposed to be a couple Also Elizabeth is in love with Will Keller her coachman Unfortunately Lina Broud one of the house s servants is in love with him as well and she s determined to win him See what I mean This is exactly the type of drama I love Now don t get me wrong I didn t think this book was a literary sensation My ratings aren t Memoirs of Madame de La Tour du Pin just about how good a book is it is also about entertainment value And you better believe that this book was a heck of an entertainment Sure this book isn t historically accurate but that didn t stop me from enjoying them I thought the writing was alright and obviously so much better than the other authors who write trashy books I only recommend this series if you enjoy reading catty charactersPS Did you really expect these books to be exuisite historical fiction Did you notice who reviewed the books on the back That s right Cecily Von Ziegesar the creator of the Gossip Girl series did Coincidence I think not

  • Hardcover
  • 433
  • The Luxe
  • Anna Godbersen
  • English
  • 12 February 2017
  • 9780061345661

About the Author: Anna Godbersen

Anna Godbersen was born in Berkeley California and educated at Barnard College She currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband



10 thoughts on “The Luxe

  1. says:

    Maybe at this moment you're checking my rating and thinking What the fuckI'm going to tell you something I enjoy reading shallow trashy books Somehow they pull me into a world of bitchy spoiled backstabbing characters; name dropping and the

  2. says:

    The Luxe is about turn of the century New York socialites falling in love and misbehaving New York's darling debutant Elizabeth Holland is poised to marry one of the most eligible and debaucherous bachelors in the city but her perfect life is not what it seems The Luxe reads like Gossip Girl meets Edith Wharton Sadly it

  3. says:

    That dress That dress How can this not be a fun romantic read And so I dived into 1899 New York City high society with its whirl of dances and social calls and hidden agendas And came to a stuttering halt very uicklyI can do shallow and superficial for a hundred pages or so Exhibit A The Bookshop on the Corner but over 400 pages of banal gossip and backstabbing and jostling for social position Ugh Even the secret roman

  4. says:

    The Holland sisters Elizabeth and Diana are at the top of the social ladder When their father dies the girls move away to get educated about be

  5. says:

    So I'd be lying if I said I was oozing with excitement to read this book In fact I put off reading it for just about a year A really good friend of mine recommended me this book and told me I'd absolutely love it but when I bought the book I l

  6. says:

    With glitz glamour and secrets galore The Luxe is like Gossip Girl set in 1899 New York When reputations are at stake and secrets become a currency friends turn on friends and no one is safe We begin the story with an end of one The funeral of miss Elizabeth Holland a tragic and unexpected death of one of societ

  7. says:

    Sorry but I can't go on reading this drivel Maybe I am too spoiled by Edith Wharton and know too much about Gilded Age s to enjoy this book I know that young men and women of that time simply do not behave talk or live the way Godbersen portrays in her books If you take the historical setting out of the story what's left is a who will hook

  8. says:

    It's September 1899 and the Manhattan season is starting off with a bang Elizabeth Holland the darling of the high society set has returned from her year in Paris in time for the first ball of the season held at her best friend Penelope Hayes' newly finished and incredibly vulgar mansion Penelope is all about showing herself to the best advantage and has her sights set on young rake Henry Schoonmaker but his father has other ide

  9. says:

    I hate hate HATE books that are suppose to be set in one time period but they have the behavor of someone in a different time period If I didn't know better I would have thought that this books was set in the present time I won't ruin it for an

  10. says:

    Hmmm This is an interesting book It is as the name implies very luxe The gown descriptions are sumptuous and all the characters are gorgeous with thick curling hair and full pouty lips However I had a hard time figuring ou

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