Friday, November 19, 2010

Vixen - A Review

Vixen - Jillian Larkin (B&N First Look Book Club)

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: December 2010
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Format: Hardcover , 432pp
  • Sales Rank: 106,663
  • Age Range: Young Adult


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.

My Thoughts:

This book was a little difficult getting into at first. I don't often read much historical type fiction. Once it got going however, I found myself getting involved with all of the characters and their stories.

I enjoyed most of the characters and there were a few I absolutely despised. I liked Clara the best. At first I wasn't sure if I would but as the story played out, I decided her character was solid. Gloria came next. I loved her passion and her need to break free of what society deemed was appropriate for her. I can totally relate to what she was feeling throughout the book.

I can say i enjoyed the book enough that I will be checking out the next book in the series to see what happens next.


Melissa (My words and pages) said...

I didn't think this book was something for me but reading your thoughts on it make me think twice. I do enjoy seeing movies on tv about the flapper time frame. :) Thanks for the review.

Anonymous said...

I almost picked this one and now I am sorry I didn't. If it's on the review list, I'll grab it next time.

Letting everyone who subs to the 365 that I'll be shutting it down soon. I'll connect with you on Twitter. Is your blog feed connected with your twitter account?

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

This looks really good. As a historical fiction fan, it's definitely one for my list, especially with good characters to relate to! Thanks for the review!