Anna Godbersen is the bestselling author of The Luxe novels. She was born in California, the daughter of a cab driver and a painter. She writes for various New . I’m a sucker for great relationships between female characters. beautiful days anna godberson Beautiful Days picks up where its predecessor. I read Bright Young Things, the first in the series with the same name, early last year and pretty much loved it. Anna Godbersen has been a.

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For a fluffy, soap opera read, it excels. I wonder what will happen when the champagne stops flowing, the gangsters lose their bluster and these three girls find themselves in the aftermath of gluttony?

I actually sort of like how he doesn’t pull any crap or flattery or fancy words on Cordelia like so many other people do. I really hope it fills the many gaps that Bright Young Things has left behind. Is the writing ground-breaking?

Her vays was smooth and she livened the story.

Beautiful Days

This series is entertaining as light reading, but it just felt like fluff. I had a lot of fun reading it, and I can’t wait to finish the series godbwrsen with The Lucky Ones I do so love when otherwise het novels remember that not everyone is straight, even if Our Heroines mostly are. The girls are even more glamorous in this book.

Will they get everything they wanted? Anna always, Godbersen transports us into the wonderful 20th century and shows us the real world of that time. I loved the storyline with Astrid as you see her adjust from party girl to housewife.

There was mystery, drama, romance, crime, vengence and fun. Then when Cordelia says they need a more famous name for opening weekend, Letty completely falls apart and has the biggest, most melodramatic self-pitying shiiiieetfest that you can ever imagine. There are so many times when it reminded me of The Great Gatsby, with the lavish parties and free-flowing alcohol and flapper dialogue.

The relationships are also conveyed in the same shallow way. Rays interesting, after what seemed to be a never ending set of trials and tribulations, these girls managed to grow up right before my eyes, which I loved.


Godbersen always takes into account everything that happens in the story and weaves that into the conclusion. Meanwhile, socialite-born Astrid Donal has always been discontent with her life of luxury. They spend their days lazily sunning themselves and their nights out on the town. Charlie’s business is considerably more ruthless and “gangster-ish” than Darius’ was in the last book, when the business seemed pretty sophisticated.

Where it fell short for me I really enjoyed this book, though was somewhat hesitant to enjoy it at first. I think a large part of me jsut expected it to be very somewhat old fa Think, Bugsy Malone, and you’ll have the perfect setting for this kind of book, where the main people on stage are the fancy women who sing and look glamorous.

I did get it – but like a lot of books I didn’t read it beautiufl now. It’s not horribly scandalous – it’s for a young adult audience after all oh, how I wanted more scandal in this!!

Rebecca-Books: Beautiful Days – Anna Godbersen (#2)

Set in the s, Bright Young Things captured the wild underground world of jazz, speakeasys, bootlegging gofbersen flappers in the glitz and glamor of New York City. To the book’s credit, there was an intense bit of something going on at the end but I thought it took too long for us to get some good action.

Well, this series certainly isn’t winning any literary genius awards, I’ll just preface my review with that. But now I think Rays understand.

Cordelia is opening her own speakeasy.

Beautiful Days (Bright Young Things, #2) by Anna Godbersen

Published September 20th by HarperCollins first published September godnersen But man, are they pretty. I was lost in this book for a giddy few hours. Cordelia on cover this time is dealing with her father’s recent murder, and with the confusing circumstances surrounding that elusive and cold pilotman Max Darby.

Essentially every single struggle stems from the girls’ expectancy to have their mind read and their wishes preemptively fulfilled. And little miss Letty is going to go after her dreams of making it big – no matter what. She has an interest in Max Derby, the p This series is entertaining as light reading, but it just felt like fluff. I liked that Charlie had a bigger role in the story as now he has to take over his Fathers Empire.


If someone tells you that you should godbersn home and not go out because you are in danger — there are people that want to harm you — would you turn around and get ready for a night on the town? I felt that the way the author mixed in the gang scene with the girly lifestyle of those times was done very well.

Nov 15, Avital Gertner-Samet rated it it was ok. And then, the kidnapping. Then, go to a run-down, sleazy bar in a bad part of town instead of going to a place where people know who you are?

The year is and small-time Ohio girls, Letty and Cordelia, have dys into society darlings and found their place in the Big Apple. And it seemed that we were supposed to be ok with that. That said, annq Letty gets some serious character development in this book and while I don’t like her as a character, I like where Godbersen is taking her. This book just seemed to contain everything that a book should have and yet it was not dull nor boring. I also thought the ending of Beautiful Days was really abrupt!

There were a couple of sentences oh, how I wish I could remember where they were! My favourite is definitely the first – I just soaked up the events that follow their relationship. Preview — Beautiful Days by Anna Godbersen.

Beautiful Days kept my interest, but I wouldn’t say it was riveting. There are a small cast of new characters as well as recurring minor ones – all of which were delightful additions to read about alongside the three main girls. She was so interesting in the first novel and became nothing more than a stereotypically silly girl obsessed with her wedding.

I had enjoyed Bright Young Things quite a bit and had been fond of all three main characters.