Saturday, March 22, 2008

The Luxe by Anna Godbersen

In 1899 New York City, Elizabeth and Diana Holland rule the social scene. They have mountains of money, doting servants, and handsome men to fawn over them. That all changes when their father dies and leaves their family penniless. Per her mother's orders, Elizabeth becomes engaged to one of New York's wealthiest bachelor in order to save the family name. Will Elizabeth and Diana be able to bring honor to their family or will they decide to follow their hearts even if huge consequences are inevitable? No matter the choice, drama and scandal are sure to follow.

Yum. This book was positively delicious. I had heard many good things about it and it did not disappoint in the least. In fact, it exceeded all of my expectations. I mean, any book that has such a gorgeous dress on the cover has to be good right? Man, I want that dress so bad! :P It's fluffy, silk, intriguing, and meant to impress; just like the book. Woah! So yeah, this book is truly amazing. It is full of lavish details and sumptuous plot twists. I could not put it down. I think I actually lost about three hours of sleep over this book. One of the things I really liked about it was that it showed that yes, historical fiction can be good. I've never been a reader of historical books, but reading The Luxe changed my viewpoint entirely. If anything, historical fiction is more thrilling than urban and modern books because of all the rules and etiquette people had to follow and then all the drama and scandal that ensued because of that. Over on the Compulsive Reader's blog, she has people give her reasons why they liked historical fiction. They were all so true; you can check them out here. The Luxe was really an example of a great historical fiction boo. It was fast-moving, clever, and immediately drew me in. I would highly recommend it to anyone. It'll be sure to please you.


  1. I have this book on hold at the library. Your review has made me really excited to read it.

  2. I have been dying to read this, and your review only made me want to more. >.> Silly people who have the books I want...

    Great review!

  3. I agree... positively delicious =D


  4. I loved this book. :D I can't wait until Rumors comes out. (And I love the covers! They're so pretty!)


  5. This is definitely one of my favorite books. Also the cover is to die for amazing! So glad you liked it.

    Also would you like to switch links?

  6. I just got this book, I'm so excited to read it. Especially after reading your review.

  7. I haven't read this book yet, but I've heard it's really good, and will read it soon!


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