The Compulsive Reader: March Book of the Month: The Luxe by Anna Godbersen

Thursday, March 6, 2008

March Book of the Month: The Luxe by Anna Godbersen

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 thecompulsivereader@gmail.com 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!


Anonymous said...

I've been dying to read this. -enters-

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to all the great stuff you'll have. :D

Anonymous said...

I just entered because I've been really wanting to read this.

Great review, TCR!! :)

Anonymous said...

Historical fiction? Easy, Love it!

Nurin said...

I'm expecting you can't ship to canada :(

Oh well..

I hope I can get my hands on this one soon!

I've heard only good things about it

Anonymous said...

OH my goodness! I've been wanting to read this book for forever! Sign me UP! please?

Grace L

The Compulsive Reader said...

Just send an email my way with your name, address, and email, along with a few thoughts on historical fiction novels (reccomendations, preferences whatever), and I'll throw your name in!

Reader Rabbit: I could probably afford shipping to Canada!

Anna said...
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Natascha De Marco said...

This book seems interesting...