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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,779 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anna Godbersen Narrator: Emily Baue Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Bright Young Things Series Release Date:
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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.

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  • “Godbersen proves that some things—namely the allure of cities, fame, and a good time—never change, melding drama and a lush historical setting…Godbersen excels at dialogue—especially Cordelia, Letty, and Astrid’s coyly flirtatious responses to suitors—and in capturing the mixture of exhilaration, innocence, and guts that propels them into their new lives.”

    Publishers Weekly

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Telia | 2/14/2014

    " Ok everyone I just finsehed this nice book about in the 1920s which is historical fiction. It was so good but at first it was kind of hard during the first chapters but after all it was so good. Letty & Cordelia are best friends & they escaped thier small Midwestern town in NYC. In this B.Y.T novel/series is about money, glammor, fame, & murder. Now if you have read the first one like me (for the first time), then you shounld read the sec book in the B.Y.T series. Now I think the best part of this book is when Cordelia was leaving to go take a train to Chicago (I mean to Ohio) with Astrid. But Ms. Anna Godbersen did amazing job on her first Bight Young Things novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Maria Martin | 2/10/2014

    " Anna Godbersen has created another wonderful historical fiction series. However I found all of the characters in this first addition to the series more relatable and likeable than books she's authored before. Her descriptions are so intense and vivid that I felt like I was actually in 1929 and what it must have been like for women after recently earning the right to vote. Godbersen paints a world of star-cross romances, speakeasies, and adventure. I can't wait to find out what the next installment holds for these characters! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Francesca | 2/4/2014

    " In Anna Godbersen's books, men are evil! Poor girls :s "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Daisy Chain Books | 2/2/2014

    " Maybe a 3.5. The storyline picked up towards the end. "

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About the Author
Author Anna Godbersen

Anna Godbersen was born in Berkeley, California, and educated at Barnard College. After graduating she worked in the literary department of Esquire magazine, where she also wrote book reviews. Her debut novel was the first installment of the bestselling Luxe series for young adults, which she followed with the Bright Young Things series. The Blonde, published by in May 2014, was her first book for adults. She lives in Brooklyn.