Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Year of the Historical: Splendid End

WARNING! This is the 4th (and last) book in a series. While there are not spoilers for this book, there are spoilers for previous books in the series! 'Tis the nature of the beast.

Splendor Anna Godbersen

Can it be possible that the final book in the fantastically wicked Luxe series is the best yet? Yes, yes it can.

Diana's a bar girl in Havana, looking for Henry. Penelope is reentering society. Elizabeth is happy that being pregnant allows her to stay away from society. Henry has sunk into a well of self-loathing...

But we haven't even begun to see the scandals that are about to erupt as much loved and much reviled characters come to their conclusions. Some get happy endings and some get what they deserve, some both and some neither.

One thing's for certain though-- Godbersen saved the juiciest bits for last. This is a book that will make you late for work, because you will not be able to put it down.

This is also my first review for the Year of the Historical Challenge. Hi people finding my blog and this review that way! This review is light on the details because it is a series book and I can't give too much away without ruining it all. In general there, The Luxe is like Gossip Girl set in 1899. It's the rich and powerful and young and beautiful in New York at the turn of the century and all the mischief they get into wearing really pretty dresses. I love it.

Book Provided by... my local library

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4 comments:

Abby said...

Ahhh, I loved this series. :)

MotherReader said...

Wow, this it out now? I didn't realize. As I've gone through the series, I like the books less so I'm in a tough place. I want to get to the end of the series, but I don't know if I'll actually enjoy it.

I'm going to cave, aren't I?

a. fortis said...

Gossip Girl set in 1899 actually sounds more appealing somehow... :) I guess I'll have to at least try one out, even though I tend to avoid series fiction! It just sounds like too much of a fun guilty pleasure.

Katie said...

Love this series. I cannot wait to see what Godbersen writes next.