Saturday, March 1, 2008

The Luxe by Anna Godbersen

iconiconI saw Anna Godbersen's The Luxe during one of me and my husband's visits to the bookstore. Michael and I enjoy hanging out at Barnes and Noble or Tattered Cover, where we can get coffee to drink while we read, browse through the newest releases, or (in my case) work.

I have been on a YA kick lately, so The Luxe seemed likely a likely choice to follow The White Darkness and Hurt Go Happy. I have to admit, though, it was a very different kind of book. Even though The White Darkness was very suspenseful, The Luxe was a different kind of suspense. Even though both books dealt with issues such as betrayal and sex, The Luxe struck me as being much more adult.

While I did not find The Luxe as moving as the others (and didn't expect to), I enjoyed it immensely. The mystery was very cleverly woven, and Godbersen's world of wealth, duplicity, and indulgence felt historically accurate and very believable.

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