Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme held by Jill at Breaking The Spine, which encourages book bloggers to post about books that they are eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week is: Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen

The year is 1929. New York is ruled by the Bright Young Things: flappers and socialites seeking thrills and chasing dreams in the anything-goes era of the Roaring Twenties.
Letty Larkspur and Cordelia Grey escaped their small Midwestern town for New York's glittering metropolis. All Letty wants is to see her name in lights, but she quickly discovers Manhattan is filled with pretty girls who will do anything to be a star...
Cordelia is searching for the father she's never known, a man as infamous for his wild parties as he is for his shadowy schemes. Overnight, she enters a world more thrilling and glamorous than she ever could have imagined—and more dangerous. It's a life anyone would kill for...and someone will.
The only person Cordelia can trust is Astrid Donal, a flapper who seems to have it all: money, looks, and the love of Cordelia's brother, Charlie. But Astrid's perfect veneer hides a score of family secrets.
Across the vast lawns of Long Island, in the illicit speakeasies of Manhattan, and on the blindingly lit stages of Broadway, the three girls' fortunes will rise and fall—together and apart. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Luxe comes an epic new series set in the dizzying last summer of the Jazz Age. 
(From Goodreads)

I really enjoyed reading Godbersen's Luxe series so I'm looking forward to seeing what Bright Young Things is like. I haven't read anything set in America in the 1920s so this will be a new experience for me, hopefully a good one!


This cover definitely has a 'Roaring Twenties' feel to it with the font and the 'glamour feel' from the era. It's one that would stand out on a bookcase but I don't like it as much as the beautifully gorgeous Luxe series covers.

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  1. I adore the cover of this one. I have a preview of this one but haven't had a chance to read it yet! I love story set in the 20s! Great pick!

  2. Looks like such a great read and I love the cover. Hope you enjoy it when you get and I'll be back then for your review

    Come see what my WOW is this week

  3. Sounds pretty interesting. Hope you enjoy it!

    Check out my pick :D

  4. I can't wait for this one too, I am so excited about the setting. Definitely places this apart from many of the books I have been reading of late.

  5. That was my pick last week :)! I am so freaking excited for this book - why is it not October yet?? Thanks for sharing - I love reading about this book?

    Here's my Waiting on Wednesday pick :)

  6. I love the 20's look of the cover. I want that dress! ;)

  7. This is a popular one! Nice pick. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

  8. I've seen this one around the blogosphere a lot! Haven't heard of many YA books set in that time period, so glad to see a change :)

  9. Anna Godberson always seems to get very lucky in the cover stakes! I bought The Luxe based purely on the cover (still haven't read it though), and this is another that I would be happy to have on my bookshelves.

  10. Thanks for commenting everyone! Yes, I think that a lot of people are looking forward to this one and I agree, Anna is one of the luckiest authors with covers.

    Marg- I hope you enjoy the Luxe

    I have looked at all your WOW posts and commented too :D


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