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Blogger Book Review: Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on April 24, 2011

Good morning, inkpoppers! On this last April Sunday we have a treat that will take you back in time…a review of Anna Godbersen’s (who stopped by for an inkpop Live Chat back in January 2011) Bright Young Things from Taschima of BloodyBookaholic.

Taschima says, “Reading a book is like falling in love, you start by getting to know the person, you laugh, you cry, and you get bloody mad at times. It’s all part of the journey. In the best case scenario you will find the one for you and live happily ever after, or you could be left behind with good memories. In the worst case scenario you had just wasted your time and learned nothing from it.” Visit BloodyBookaholic to read more of Taschima’s reviews; at this moment, get swept up into the world of Bright Young Things.

“This book is about three girls who live in 1929, In New York City. Letty is the small girl with the big city dreams (with the pipes to back them up- she sings), Cordelia is an orphan who is looking for the place where she belongs, and Astrid is the “rich” girl with issues. They all go on this kind of adventure called life that changes them and their circumstances forever. In some ways it’s like ‘The Luxe’ series, the girls have very different personalities, every single one has their unique problems, and it’s written in a past time. And like ‘The Luxe’ series you shouldn’t let this puppy go away without reading it darling. It’s to die for!

“One of the attributes of this novel is the writing. Anna Godbersen has the rare ability to transfer you to whatever time she wishes! Her writing is exquisite, and though she likes to describe a little too much I think it’s necessary in order to get you in the mood of the soaring 20s. She specifically likes to describe fashion tidbits, and I’m glad because now I know what I’m going to be wearing for Halloween this year… *wink*

“Another part of this book is that you never know what is going to happen in the future. Anna Godbersen isn’t afraid to give you a twist. You might expect something to happen, but then she pulls the rug from under you. It’s very realistic really, even a minuscule detail in life can change your future forever. Her books are like faerie tales gone wrong, but in a good way. At first everything is perfect, but by the middle/end of it you will be like ‘Why did this happen?!’ I love it.

“I absolutely loved every part of this book, even though it was just a tiny bit hard to get into at first, but just a tiny bit. I loved the feel of the time; the parties and the language… It’s like every page of the book has it’s own tune, and you can’t help but sing along.”

Thank you to Taschima of BloodyBookaholic for sharing her thoughts of Bright Young Things with us.

Over to you…have you read Bright Young Things? If so, what did you think of it? If not, will you be picking this book up during your next trip to the bookstore and/or library?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

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