Book 18: The Luxe by Anna Godbersen
So I swear I saw somewhere that this book was a 19th Century version of Gossip Girl. And yanno, that’s basically what it is. Pretty, rich people stabbing each other in the back and having sex with each other, all while wearing ungodly expensive clothing and drinking lots of booze.
I didn’t precisely like it, but I didn’t hate it either.
About ten pages into the book, I could tell you pretty much *exactly* what was going to happen. And then it all did happen. So I was really bored for a while. But I slogged through and finished it, because there were a few pages where I thought the author might surprise me. I might read the second one, eventually. But I’m not rushing out to get it.
Godbersen’s attention to detail is commendable; I think she did the ridiculousness of that time period for these people justice. I just wish that her characterization had been a little stronger (though she’s got a whole series to flesh out characters) and that her story had been a little bit less blaringly obvious.
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