Thanks for your honest review. View all 7 comments. Qualities that led them down very differing paths! Originally posted at Read Me Bookmark Me Love Me With an air of sophistication and grandeur, a mysterious narrator firstly prepares readers for a tale about three young girls. I love the 20s and enjoyed visiting the magical era through this book!! Sometimes you really DON’T get what you want. Fabulous review Leanna, now I want to run to the bookstore just to read the prologue!

anna godbersen bright young things

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Where coal miners made their fortunes from contraband grain alcohol. The book begins with a prologue, and boy, will this hook you!

This particular volume of hers goung two girls from a mid-western town who run away for the big city. Jan 25, Gemma rated it really liked it. I enjoyed this book and plan on continuing the series.

Bright Young Things Series by Anna Godbersen

Not that I mind reading young adult thihgs read more than my fair share, probably–but in this case, the setting seemed a bit sanitized. And so while I didn’t have a favorite character, I also can’t say I openly hated or despised any one of them.

Cordelia’s father is a bootlegger and surrounds himself with gunmen. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Overnight, she enters a world more thrilling and glamorous than she ever could have imagined — and more dangerous.


Daisy Chain Book Reviews: Book Review: Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen.

This book along with the luxe novels have too many similialarities. Posted by Leanna Elle at All Letty wants is to see her name in lights, but she quickly discovers Manhattan is filled with The year is Spoiled rich girls, masochists, zombies. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

There are a few shootouts or discussions of shootouts nothing too bribht.

Bright Young Things Series

I think I’ll thinggs off on reading Bright Young Things though because it sounds like I’m going to have the same experience with it as I did with the Luxe series – like it but not enough to continue reading the series. Empty-headed girls, unattractive boys, a weirdly fake background that has almost no connection to the real Twenties world.

anna godbersen bright young things

These ambitious girls will worm their ways into your heart and have you invested in the stories they tell. Set induring Prohibition, this story will illustrate vividly a historical period marked by parties and glamour. Jul 01, Kristy rated it liked it Shelves: And this is the one girl I liked!!!

I had few expectations of this book besides being a quick, fairly entertaining little read. Follow Blog via Email Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Anonymous 20 December at Paulette was so sweet and big-sisterly to Letty What I learned from Rumors was that Anna Godbersen isn’t afraid to tear apart your heart.


anna godbersen bright young things

At first, it was rather jarring, but then I got the flow of it and actually kinda liked it. These women flocked to the city along with thousands of others during prohibition thinsg hemlines were higher, the morals were looser, the gin flowed freely, and it was where anyone who had grown too big for their small town went to escape their drab lives in favor of something flashier.

Aside from good characters, a good plot, and people you care about.

anna godbersen bright young things

On the night after her unwanted wedding, Cordelia Grey and her friend, Letty Larkspur, take a one-way train to the glamorous New York to live the lives they’ve always dreamed of. Open Preview See a Problem? Gosbersen course there are overwrought moments — runaway new brides, bootlegger parties, murders, a mother who consorts with boys her daughter’s age, a girl who is unwillingly roped into a striptease One of them could be considered ‘poor’ but she still wears pretty dresses and drinks champagne at parties and doesn’t ever really face the struggles real time period poor girls younv have.

Oh, and she has a dog named Good Egg.