The Luxe

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  • Title: The Luxe
  • Author: Anna Godbersen
  • ISBN: 9780061345661
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Hardcover

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The Luxe

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  1. Maybe at this moment you re checking my rating and thinking, What the fuck I 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 f [...]

  2. The Luxe is about turn of the century New York socialites falling in love and misbehaving New York s darling debutant, Elizabeth Holland is poised to marry one of the most eligible and debaucherous bachelors in the city, but her perfect life is not what it seems.The Luxe reads like Gossip Girl meets Edith Wharton Sadly, it has all of the shallowness and poor writing of the former, with little of the intelligence and power of the latter For realsies Read the rest of my thoughts on The Luxe HERE.

  3. The Holland sisters, Elizabeth and Diana, are at the top of the social ladder When their father dies, the girls move away to get educated about being a proper lady and when they come back, they find out that things don t look too good for the Holland family They re broke But if Mrs Holland has anything to say about it, they won t be, not for long If Elizabeth can marry Henry Schoonmaker a man who s so handsome he has the hearts of all eligible females their family name won t be smeared But Eliza [...]

  4. That dress That dress How can this not be a fun romantic read And so I dived into 1899 New York City high society, with its whirl of dances and social calls and hidden agendas And came to a stuttering halt very quickly.I can do shallow and superficial for a hundred pages or so Exhibit A The Bookshop on the Corner , but over 400 pages of banal gossip and backstabbing and jostling for social position Ugh Even the secret romances weren t very interesting I was ready to slit my wrists after a few ch [...]

  5. Sorry, but I can t go on reading this drivel Maybe I am too spoiled by Edith Wharton and know too much about Gilded Age s to enjoy this book I know that young men and women of that time simply do not behave, talk, or live the way Godbersen portrays in her books If you take the historical setting out of the story, what s left is a who will hook up with who kind of trash If I ever want to read that, I ll pick up Gossip Girls Beautiful cover though

  6. So I d be lying if I said I was oozing with excitement to read this book In fact, I put off reading it for just about a year A really good friend of mine recommended me this book and told me I d absolutely love it but when I bought the book, I let it gather dust in the corner of my bookshelf There are two reasons why I put off reading this for so long One, because its a Historical Romance I cannot even begin to tell people how much I HATE okay, hate is a strong word, but seriously, I don t like [...]

  7. 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 on [...]

  8. I hate, hate, HATE books that are suppose to be set in one time period but they have the behavor of someone in a different time period If I didn t know better, I would have thought that this books was set in the present time I won t ruin it for anyone who wants to read it but I was disappointed I thought How could such a pretty book not be good I always thought that not judging a book by its cover was about ugly books being good, but now I know better However, if you like mindless stories, and d [...]

  9. Hmmm This is an interesting book It is, as the name implies, very luxe The gown descriptions are sumptuous, and all the characters are gorgeous, with thick curling hair and full pouty lips However, I had a hard time figuring out who to root for, as it were You don t really get deep insights into Elizabeth, ostensibly the heroine, and her handsome lover s thoughts are never known at all The villainess bitchy girl, the little sister, the rich cad, all get detailed character development, but I had [...]

  10. Leichter, aber sehr unterhaltsamer Lesestoff Wer gerne ber Intrigen und Skandale in der High Society liest, wird hier auf seine Kosten kommen Das ganze gepaart mit dem Glamour vom New York Ende des 19 Jahrhunderts ergibt ein sehr angenehmes Leseerlebnis Selten habe ich ein Buch so schnell und fl ssig lesen k nnen Ich habe mich richtig gewundert, wo die 400 Seiten auf einmal abgeblieben sind, als ich das Buch zugeschlagen habe Es hat sich auf jeden Fall nicht wie 400 Seiten angef hlt Der Schreibs [...]

  11. One big love triangle between Henry Schoonmaker, Diana Holland, Will Kellar, Elizabeth Holland, Penelope Hayes, Lina Broad, and Teddy Elizabeth is having an affair with her coachmen, Will Naturally their forbiden love is kept a secret The Holland family begins losing money, forcing Elizabeth into an engagment with the charming casanova, Henry Schonnmocker There s a few problems with that however Penelope has a delusional infatuation with Henry but Henry is having a love struck affair with Elzabe [...]

  12. This book is like Gossip Girl set in the late 19th century Normally that would be fun for me since books like those are my guilty pleasure, but this was not as fun I loved the time period this was set in as well as Godberson s description of their wardrobe and settings, but I never really got attached to the characters nor was I really invested in the story I saw that ending a mile away along with many other things in this book It was predictable to say the least.

  13. Beautiful Elizabeth Holland, lovely, prim, proper and of course a lady Too bad she is dead The story opens to a dreary day in late 19th century New York at the funeral of Miss Elizabeth Holland, the exact day in which she was to be wed.Then time flashes back and we are taken through the events that ultimately lead to the death of Elizabeth.Sisters Elizabeth and Diana couldn t be different Elizabeth, the oldest, has always had the most pressure put on her to be a proper lady, to watch everything [...]

  14. Want to see bookish things from me Check out my Youtube channel youtube channel UCferIt s 1899 and Elizabeth and Diana Holland are head of the social scene in New York Unfortunately for the Holland family, their money is dwindling and their mother is beginning to have to sell their belongings That s when William Shoonmaker comes to their mother with a proposition Elizabeth is to marry his son Henry, the biggest bachelor known to Manhattan Elizabeth agrees, even though she is in love with anothe [...]

  15. 3 1 2 starsSet during the closing months of the 19th century, telling the stories of the young social elite and their servants This doesn t pretend to be than it is, a light, fun historical romp, and just what I needed at the time Filled with backstabbing, manipulation, betrayal and drama, but surprisingly there is depth than I originally anticipated, there is humor, heart, romance and duty to one s family, station and heart The girls of her class were slaves to rules, going about life if you [...]

  16. If you didn t think the nineteenth century was full of drama then think again Life in New York in 1899 was very eventful At least it was for the very wealthy Elizabeth Holland has been a perfect daughter her entire nineteen years of life She has been groomed for years to be perfect to talk when she was supposed to, to receive visitors on Sundays, and always appear happy no matter when she was feeling on the inside People in New York expect her to marry well and continue the traditions of high so [...]

  17. Another Christmas gift, and one I wanted to read very much when it first came out, but shied away from somewhat after reading several reviews comparing it to the Gossip Girl series and stating that the writing left rather a lot to be desired Oh, I thought sadly That s too bad It looked better than that So I just admired the cover from afar, and that of the sequel Rumors I probably would have just gone on ignoring the series if my mom hadn t given me a copy of The Luxe I m glad she did.The prolog [...]

  18. Scandal and intrigue on the upper east side in Manhattan, New York This is literally just like Gossip Girl but set in a different time period, girls with ball gowns and arranged marriages are all the rage Not to mention backstabbers, liars and cheaters I pretty much disliked everyone except the two Holland sisters and in guess that s what Anna was trying to do A main character who you want to be happy for I kind of wished the romance between said main character and her certain lover was develope [...]

  19. Gossip Girl meets The Age of Innocence Except that there s not really any Age of Innocence here Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in policy and enforcement You can read why I came to this decision here.In the meantime, you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook

  20. First, I can t believe that this is considered Youth Fiction It definitely read like it was written for a teenage audience, but there was way too much sex, even if it was only ever implied It was incredibly predictable and the characters were extremely unlikable Beware, moms of teenage girls, this book was recommended to me as the next big thing.

  21. Right How the f % do I review this book I couldn t even bring myself to finish it I mean I liked it, okay I didn t really like it Maybe I would haveif I had started the book at the begining and not 60 pages into itoh well I didn t and that is why this is less a review and a rant about why I couldn t bring myslef to even finish the book Reasons 1 Annyoing characters Although I did like the quiz at the end My friend Leesa and I were bored in ceramics and I had the book in my bad, so we took the q [...]

  22. I can t believe that I m about to rate a book based on the characters over the story itself.The Luxe as a read felt like historical fiction meets Gossip Girls The historical part was great the Gossip Girls part not as much.However, I really warmed up to flow of the story as it moved along past my initial first reaction Sure, this book is about high society in the late 19th century It s absolutely girly and gossipy and filled with mock scandal Unashamedly, I found myself starting to love the book [...]

  23. I saw a lot of mixed reviews for this book, and I understand why, but I personally really enjoyed reading it It s not a very deep story, but it doesn t pretend to be either It s a little shallow but very entertaining, which is why I didn t even realize how quickly I was going through the story If you enjoy reading about gossip, drama, backstabbing, period settings and pretty dresses without too much substance every once in a while, I d recommend this book It s a lot of fun.

  24. DNF at 20% just couldn t do it The plot was boring, the characters were annoying and they just whined all the time I m sorry but I just couldn t finish it.

  25. UGH I was looking forward to this series, and it was a major let down for me.Before I get started I will say, that I could see how some people really liked this series, it just wasn t my cup of tea The writing and world building were good, I will say that However, I just LOATHEDDDD all the characters, which I guess is part of the intrigue I just didn t like the main character Elizabeth, she sucked the worst in my opinion She was literally the most selfish bitch, but acted like she wasn t I got t [...]

  26. I will admit to be a super Gossip Girl fan It s like crack, emphasis on the word like I just can t get enough And I like me some pretty covers So when I decided to buy The Luxe, it was purely based on the fact that this sounded like such a scandalous tale of debauchery and ruined repuatations and that it would look nice on my bookshelf The story goes a little something like this Elizabeth is this amazing beauty, she s prim and proper and considered a true lady I wonder sometimes what i d be clas [...]

  27. I ve seen this book compared to Gossip Girl, and I don t think that s an entirely fair analogy I can see where it came from the main characters are well to do New Yorkers, and there is an emphasis on beauty and backstabbing However, it was much better written than GG.I admit I ve only read one GG, inspired to do so because I like the show I ve marveled, in fact, at how the writers of the show managed to get such a well done show out of the source material, because the one that I read was BAD The [...]

  28. I spent a day and a half with Anna Godbersen and The Luxe I don t know if I ll be going back forthe other three books The book only closes one plot and leaves all the others w i d e open I rarely feel this meh about a book I don t think it was bad I also don t think it was historically accurate, which killed some of my enjoyment I don t like period novels, but if you re going to do something you ought to do it right damn it We have girls running around for secret midnight affairs, when in realit [...]

  29. After reading the first two books in the Bright Young Things series and loving them, I was so excited to find out Anna Godbersen had another series I actually loved The Luxe a little bit than BYT This was such an intriguing read and a great mystery The way the story starts out at Elizabeth Holland s funeral, just sets you up to trying to solve the mystery the entire story Every time I thought I had figured out who was responsible, something else would happen and completely change my mind I didn [...]

  30. Rebeldes foi um livro que trouxe da biblioteca com a expetativa de uma leitura descontra da, leve e com uma narrativa interessante E ser que foi isto que aconteceu N o O livro n o me ofereceu nada daquilo que eu esperava dele L est , n o muito bom criar expetativas medida que ia lendo o livro confrontei me com uma escrita bastante aborrecida e pouco cativante da minha aten o Tinha a sensa o que a est ria n o avan ada, que a escrita era fria e pouco pr xima de mim enquanto leitora.Conjugando com [...]

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