Vixen by Jillian Larkin *Alexa’s Review*

Posted November 18th, 2010 by in *Review / 2 comments

banner-review(1)Vixen by Jillian Larkin *Alexa’s Review*Vixen by Jillian Larkin
Series: Flappers #1
Published by Random House
Genres: Young Adult/Historical Fiction
Format: Hardcover
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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...

4.5 Stars

This book grabbed my interest before I even opened the book because I enjoy reading historical books. This story has a great mysterious beginning that will leave you wanting to read more to find out what happens. The story has alternate chapters between our three leading ladies. First up is Gloria who is engaged to be married at age 17 to a man of old money. Next up is Clara who is Gloria’s cousin, who has some very dark secrets. Lastly, we have Lorraine or Raine who is Gloria’s best friend who has only one person on her mind, herself!

All of these leading ladies have great characters and I enjoyed learning indepth stuff about their personalities. I would say the storyline gets a little boring in the middle because if feels as if the story has hit a small stand still. The story quickly picks back up with Gloria defying her mother by becoming a singer in a famous speakeasy of an all black band, Clara’s secrets are falling apart all over the place and Raine has turned into a broken drunk. Each girl is falling for the “wrong” guy and yet you are hoping they will get all of their dreams come true.

The ending will leave you breathless and you will want the sequel as soon as you close Vixen which is my ideal book. Overall I really did enjoy this story and I hope all of you will go pick up a copy when it officially hits stores on December 14th.

 

Alexa

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