Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Luxe

The Luxe
By:  Anna Godbersen
Publisher:  HarperCollins
Pages: 433
Source: Bought the book for review

Goodreads Synopsis:  

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 Hayes, 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 wonder 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 innocent.

My Thoughts: 

 Where should I start with this book....well lets start how I tell you how amazing it is!!!  This book just sucks you in and you cant put it down!  You really feel for the characters and you want everything to work out for them.

You meet sisters Elizabeth and Diana.  They get a lot of pressure put on them and they really don't know how to deal with it.  They have a lot of people that are counting on them to make the right decisions.  But will the decision benefit them or make their families happy.  Do you think about yourself or the people you love????

I really love the little articles/notes that are at the very beginning of every chapter.  It makes the book more real.  It helps you think that you are in this time and you are witnessing this take place.

My Rating: 

I gave this book a 4 out of 5 stars.  It is really good book and I really can't wait to pick up the second book of the series.

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