Thursday, April 19, 2012

Review: Vixen

By: Jillian Larkin
Publisher:  Random House Children's Books
Pages: 432
Release Date: December 14, 2010
Source: Bought for review

Goodreads Synopsis:

Jazz . . . Booze . . . Boys . . . It’s a dangerous combination.

Every girl wants what she can’t have. Seventeen-year-old Gloria Carmody wants the flapper lifestyle—and the bobbed hair, cigarettes, and music-filled nights that go with it. Now that she’s engaged to Sebastian Grey, scion of one of Chicago’s most powerful families, Gloria’s party days are over before they’ve even begun . . . or are they?

Clara Knowles, Gloria’s goody-two-shoes cousin, has arrived to make sure the high-society wedding comes off without a hitch—but Clara isn’t as lily-white as she appears. Seems she has some dirty little secrets of her own that she’ll do anything to keep hidden. . . . 

Lorraine Dyer, Gloria’s social-climbing best friend, is tired of living in Gloria’s shadow. When Lorraine’s envy spills over into desperate spite, no one is safe. And someone’s going to be very sorry. . . .  -Goodreads-

My Thoughts:

When I look at this cover, all I can do is think that this book is so pretty.  I love the picture on the cover.  It really draws you in.  I know you are not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but I did when it came to this book.  I knew from the first time I saw this book that I had to read it.  And I am so glad that I did!!

The book is about a 3 girls in Chicago in the 1920's.  They are living the life that you think a girl in this time and age should be living.  They are debutantes, they are planning their weddings, they are growing up in a time where women are just a pretty face to be seen with. But they do not want to be that, they want to be someone else.  They want to be a person. When I was reading this book it really made me want to go back into this time and live my life.  I think that this would so great! I mean I know that women were sometimes treated like they weren't even in the room, but I think that that is why a lot of women were so strong during this time because they had to raise against their odds.

  I heard so many great things about this book that I knew I had to read it! I had no idea that I was going to love this book as much as I did.  It was beyond words good.  I mean I have been working on this review for two days because I could not find the words to express how I felt about this book.  But I finally figured out what I wanted to say....  If you want a book that has some action...not a lot...just enough, a really great love story, and girl drama(common on...we all love a little girl drama) this book is defiantly for you!  I think that this book had a perfect amount of everything that it was bringing to the table.

My Rating:

I am giving this book 4 out 5 stars!!!  

1 comment:

  1. i'm going to add this to my TBR pile now!

    also - nice feature on GReads!