[edit]. Bright Young Things (October 12, ); Beautiful Days (September 20, ); The Lucky Ones (November 27, ). Bright Young Things. by Anna Godbersen. In the Roaring Twenties, three girls chase their dreams across the vast lawns of Long Island, in the illicit speakeasies . Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen, author of the bestselling Luxe series, introduced the girls of , girls with big dreams and big secrets in the big city.

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Letty dreams of being a star, to sing in godberse of large crowds and see her name up in lights. Actually, I found his kindness toward his long-lost daughter a bit odd and untrustworthy.

Three intriguing central characters, great descriptions of New York in the Roaring Twenties, and Anna Godberson’s beautiful writing style mean this is one to savour. And sleeping til the wee hours of the afternoon. Charlie was sweet and I understood that he meant well. It leaves those of us who grew up with the classics and the never-ending, Dickensian style run-on sentences bereft.

Overall, these well thought out plots and characters will make for an enjoyable read.

Bright Young Things (Bright Young Things, #1) by Anna Godbersen

This is probably why I can’t give this a 4, though, there’s less drama in this book than The Luxe. Since the story seems to be told from her point of htings the most, I struggled with it. NYC in is a buzzing metropolis of fashionable flappers, bootlegging businessmen and a clash of classes. And I was right. Believe me Doll, you need this book!


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Unfortunately I had a bunch of prior obligations to tend to while goung this one, so I didn’t get to devour it in a few hours for the optimum experience like I’d preferred. As far as plot goes, it was fast.

I’ve always been interested in the s. Books by Anna Godbersen. Melissa de la Cruz. But my god this girl ia a tedious, spoiled, annoying, shallow bitch! Aug 13, Jen rated it it was amazing Shelves: Feb 13, Kristi rated it really liked it Shelves: Bright Young Things was a must read for me.

I was all set to hand over a four star rating for this book She loved the idea of driving in a car with a boy like that. Quotes from Bright Young Things. Astrid, Cordelia, and Letty. The characters feel real, the setting is atmospheric, and the stories are a nice getaway. Though Cordelia and Letty come to the city with quite different goals, they have naivety in common.

She’s the golden girl, the princess in the tower. Bright Young Things needed a Penelope, a snarky trouble maker. She’s four feet tall and has a mental age of five.


Bright Young Things Series by Anna Godbersen

Cordelia and Letty live in a sleepy, restricting town in Ohio, where they’re either ignored completely or insulted and ridiculed for wanting something different. Last of all, there’s Astrid. Is he good or bad For most of the book, I was bound and determined to give it 3 stars. I mean, come on, a beautiful flapper girl in an ephemeral dress, wearing a Mona L I just finished binge-watching Peaky Blindersand I just re-read, and was once again disappointed by, The Great Gatsby.

Honestly, I feel it is one of the better written stories in third person omniscient that I’ve ever read. Trivia About Bright Young Thin Somehow, I was captivated.

There are a few shootouts or discussions of shootouts nothing too violent. Grey was basically Gatsby if he had kids.

I liked the easy, flowing writing style, the bitchy but interesting characters, and the era, of course. Apr 15, Lisa rated it really liked it Shelves: The book has serious pros and cons.

I really liked The Luxe series, so was hoping this would have the same appeal. But Astrid’s perfect veneer hides a hhings of family secrets.