Thursday, January 14, 2016

YA Review - Vixen

Hey Y'all, 

Today I'm reviewing Vixen by Jillian Larkin. 

Summary from GoodReads: If you love The Great Gatsby, you'll want to read the Flappers series.

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

Review after the jump! 

Review: I love YA and I love the 1920s time period, so this should’ve been a lock. However, it was pretty much Blair Waldorf meets Jay Gatsby. If fans of YA Historical fiction are looking for something, I would recommend the read The Diviners by Libba Bray which is a fantasy series set in 1920s New York, or The Girl is Murder by Kathryn Miller Haines. Verdict: Fans of Anna Godbersen and Cicely von Ziegesar may enjoy this tale. 

Stars: 3/5. 

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