Thursday, January 27, 2011

Review: Vixen

Jillian Larkin
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Released: December 14, 2010

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.
I love historical fiction, and the 1920's is my favorite time period. I thought Vixen was wonderful, but then again I'm a little biased because this is my favorite time.

I like the characters and their stories in this book. Well, twho of them anyway. I was a bit weary of Gloria at first, but she turned out to be my favorite. I also liked Clara, and loved uncovering her secret, though it wasn't totally a surprise. I was not a fan of Lorraine. She was really clingy and needy. Though, she did add an interesting element.

The story had more parts to it than you would think. It has love, mystery, suspense, and even a little adventure. There were things I weren't expecting, and things I was.

Vixen isn't my favorite book ever, but it is one of the better ones I've read lately. I loved the story and the language. If you're a historical fiction fan, I would check this one out.


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1 comment:

  1. I love the 20's and historical fiction in general. I can't wait to get this one. Great review!