Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Vixen: Book Review

(The Flappers Series #1)
by: Jillian Larkin
Pub. Date: December 2010
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
421 pages

Jazz . . . Booze . . . Boys . . . It’s a dangerous combination.

Every girl wants what she can’t have. Seventeen-year-old Gloria Carmody wants the flapper lifestyle—and the bobbed hair, cigarettes, and music-filled nights that go with it. Now that she’s engaged to Sebastian Grey, scion of one of Chicago’s most powerful families, Gloria’s party days are over before they’ve even begun . . . or are they?

Clara Knowles, Gloria’s goody-two-shoes cousin, has arrived to make sure the high-society wedding comes off without a hitch—but Clara isn’t as lily-white as she appears. Seems she has some dirty little secrets of her own that she’ll do anything to keep hidden. . . .

Lorraine Dyer, Gloria’s social-climbing best friend, is tired of living in Gloria’s shadow. When Lorraine’s envy spills over into desperate spite, no one is safe. And someone’s going to be very sorry. . . .

From debut author Jillian Larkin, VIXEN is the first novel in the sexy, dangerous, and ridiculously romantic new series set in the Roaring Twenties . . . when anything goes.

Favorite Quote: "All life is just a progression toward,
and then a recession from, one phrase--- I love you."

First Line(s): She didn't feel like wearing a garter tonight

My Review: This was a fun book, I am not sure I have ever read a book about Flappers. All the characters were wonderfully written. They came to life on the pages. The trio of woman were belivable in the fact that if you look in a group of girls, you have the outspoken loud one ( Lorraine), a shy girl who gets overshadow and is dying to break free ( Gloria) and one who is not at all what they seem ( Clara).

While reading this I could picture the dresses, the music and the dancing in vivid color.

This is a series I will see to the end, can't wait for the second book to be released.

My Rating: 4 stars
I got to read this book because I took part in a DAC tour.

Vixen falls into these 2011 reading challenge...
2011 100+ Challenge
2011 1st in a Series
2011 50 states ( Illinois)
2011 Young Adult

Until next time...

Happy Reading!

1 comment:

Sharon said...

I'm glad you enjoyed this book. I read it as part ob B&N's First Look program. I had mixed feelings about it. I loved the atmosphere, the sense of time and place.