Rating: 5 Stars
In the self-contained world of young Gilded Age Manhattan socialites, Elizabeth and Diana Holland reign supreme. Or so it seems. Scratch the surface, though, and you can detect festering jealousies that threaten to topple them. Elizabeth suffers a more literal fall when her carriage overturns and she is carried away by the swift East River current. That's only the beginning of the action and suspense in The Luxe, the launch volume in a teen series by Anna Godbersen.
DeLibrarie (Nichole) Review:
I fell in love with this book and could not put it down. The historical details made the story seem so much more real and the characters were all so unique and mesmerizing. This story brings you back to a time when beautiful dresses, handsome men, and elegant balls were the focus of a teenage girl's life. The situations the characters get into are heartwrenching and unforgettable. I love how you follow a different character in each chapter so that you know how everyone feels and so that you know everyone's secrets. The writing is simply perfect and it makes you wish you were back in 1899 to see everything happen in all of its beautiful glory. In this book you fall in love, cry your heart out, and yell at manipulating characters. You'll love all (or at least most) of the characters and you'll never forget their story. So if you love historical fiction, love triangles, and drama, you should really read The Luxe.