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FREE READ à The Luxe 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 The Toy Box smiles and dangerous intentions White lies dark Cliffs of Opal secrets and Den grænseløse scandalous hookups This is Manhattan 1899 Beautiful Winter Holiday Godine Storyteller sisters Elizabeth and Diana Holland rule Manhattan's Fools social Wicked Whispers scene Or Boundless Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage so it appears When the girls discover their River Bodies Northampton County #1 status among New York City's elite is far from Criminal suddenly everyone from the backstabbing The Alpha Female socialite Penelope Hay. 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FREE READ à The Luxe 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. 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 ideas Intending to run for mayor the following year he wants his only son to shape up and marry a good girl from a good family Elizabeth The day after the ball he proposes to Elizabeth and is accepted even though her heart belongs to the young coachman Will whom her maid Lina also loves because Henry s family has money and the Holland family now has none which no one know about except them You have to keep up appearances after all This is the day he also meets Elizabeth s younger sister Diana and there s something about her that captivates him like no other girl ever has It s a tangled mess and it s about to get a whole lot messier as Penelope schemes to break up the engagementOkay I ll admit that despite being rather anti girly I ve always had a thing for dresses and period costumes and the big poofy thing on the cover certainly fascinated me But it also repelled me it s just so HUGE and PINK and PUFFY The descriptions of this novelseries that I came across said it was like Gossip Girls and that it was about New York High Society girls at the turn of the century well it all put me off Until a friend recommended it and I m glad she did for as ridiculous as the dress is the book is really very goodI don t watch Gossip Girls so I can t speak to any similarities there what I was reminded of though was Edith Wharton s The Buccaneers Admittedly I have read very few books set in 19th century Manhattan so Wharton s book was the only one I could think of mostly because it s about four girls from new money making their way in the world amongst the British upper class I highly recommend it or the TV mini series based on itAnyway I completely expected to be utterly bored by this book but instead I was vastly entertained and gripped by the unfolding mystery and tension and even though the prologue tells you the ending it doesn t tell you anything and you re never sure what s going to happen next or how it all worked out I did suspect from the very beginning the truth about Elizabeth thoughThere was plenty to love and enjoy here despite the somewhat clich d characters The setting is vividly brought to life though I would imagine some people wouldn t care for the little asides about dress fabrics and ormulu gilt bronze inlaid chairs but to me it added some necessary and authentic detail as well as showing without actually telling the disparity between classes and breeding the gaudy over the top grandeur of the Hayes new mansion the stately but stuffy Schoonmaker home and the refined old world elegance of the Hollands all highlighting the still pervasive class clash between old money and new inherited from the British The period is also supported by little clippings from newspapers journals and those books on the proper deportment of a lady at the beginnings of the chapters which help remind you of the world outside and surrounding these preoccupied young women and how everyone is watching them There is some thought given to class consciousness the social expectations pretensions and manoeuvring of the rich but I was pleased to see it didn t suffer from too much presentism It was also good to have one of the protagonists be a lady s maid who ends up on the street you get to see the less glamorous hard working trade side of the cityOf the four protagonists Elizabeth Diana Penelope and Lina I liked Diana the most Probably because she was the most honest direct and least girly she had spunk and flair and was the least superficial Elizabeth was handled well a goody goody demure and seemingly innocent girl in public sharp and uncomfortable with her maid Lina in private and relaxed and true to herself with Will a realistic portrait of how most of us present different sides to different people sometimes what is expected of us or what creates armour for us or what enables us to get along with people the best Elizabeth wasn t all that likeable because she didn t stand up for herself as much as you d want but she was definitely sympatheticThe bitch of the book is Penelope of course and she s marvellous at it She s the character you love to hate She s the most straight forward of all the characters and spiteful and duplicitous and you have to admire her tenacityGodbersen s prose helps lift the novel above the usual fare it s nothing fancy but it is solid capable unpretentious and confident I thought it started a little slowly but once I became interested in the characters the pacing really picked up and held me The author doesn t have any annoying ticks or over used favourite words so it flows well and 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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 Sooner or Later You Wont Resist Me (Sooner Or Later, #1) spiteful maid Lina Broud threatens Elizabeth's and Diana's golden future With the fate of the Hollands resting on her Haduh aku di follow 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 Fragile Lives swallowed by the rough current As all of New York grieves Africana Womanist Literary Theory some begin to w. 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  • The Luxe
  • Anna Godbersen
  • English
  • 22 July 2017
  • 9780061345661