What a delightful guilty pleasure the Luxe books by Anna Godbersen are! Set in New York in 1900, they are a young adult soap opera, filled with the rich, the beautiful, and the star-crossed. I can picture a sort of Titanic atmosphere; the rich are the privileged, and those who aren't rich are constantly striving to become so (unless love intervenes, of course). Envy, the third book in the series, is no less intriguing than the first two, and I had to force myself to slow down to keep from inhaling these terrific characters. If you're looking for great historical fiction (as in lots of facts about the time period), this series isn't for you; but if you are looking for a series that encompasses not only the time period but the people inhabiting it, you can't go wrong with these books. In fact, as I was reading, I kept thinking that these books should appeal to all those who've read and loved the Twilight series. There are definitely more twists and turns, and true love doesn't always triumph. Good stuff.
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