Hello readers! Welcome to yet another fabulous unveiling of this month’s Book of the Month! For March, we’re are very privileged to have Anna Godbersen, the marvelous author of the historical fiction novel that’s taken YA by storm: The Luxe!
Here’s the review:
The Luxe, written by Anna Godbersen, is in a class of its own. Unlike all of the rich girl novels floating around out there, The Luxe takes place in 1899. But don't think that these girls are as mild mannered as their time period would suggest. Penelope Hayes would do anything in order to marry Henry Schoonmaker. Her best friend Elizabeth Holland would rather not marry anyone in her class at all. But when circumstances beyond these girls' control puts them at odds with each other, situations tense. Throw in a bitter maid and a nosy younger sister, and things go from tense to deadly, and someone might not live to see the next season.
Nothing like any of the novels today that feature the upper class, The Luxe is one delicious read that nearly any girl will love. Full of a vivid cast of characters that you just have to love of hate, The Luxe is a captivating and luxurious delight. It is evident that Godbersen’s writing is well researched through the carefully detailed aspects of everyday life that rather than come off as tedious, shines through interesting and gives the novel depth. Kept lively by alternating points of view, The Luxe is a perfect combination of Ann Rinaldi and Gossip Girl. You'll think you have it figured out by page fifty, but the plot’s mysterious and secretive twists will leave readers eagerly anticipating a sequel.
What’s even better is this: I’ll be giving away 10 copies of The Luxe to 10 lucky readers! Just email your name, address, email, AND what you think about historical fiction (love it? Hate it? So so?) to firstname.lastname@example.org with THE LUXE in the headline by midnight on Wednesday, March 26 in order to enter. Winners will be announced on the 27th, the last Thursday of this month!
Be sure to check back every Thursday this month for more on this wonderfully lavish book! We’ve got loads in store!