Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Review: Diva by Jillian Larkin

Diva (Flappers, #3)Diva (Flappers #3)
Jillian Larkin
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release Date: July 10, 2012

Parties, bad boys, speakeasies--life in Manhattan has become a woozy blur for Clara Knowles. If Marcus Eastman truly loved her, how could he have fallen for another girl so quickly? Their romance mustn't have been as magical as Clara though. And if she has to be unhappy, she's going to drag everyone else down to the depths of despair right along with her.
Being a Barnard girl is the stuff of Lorraine Dyer's dreams. Finding out that Marcus is marrying a gold digger who may or may not be named Anastasia? a nightmare. The old Lorraine would have sat by and let the chips fall where they may, but she's grown up a lot these past few months. She can't bear to see Marcus lose a chance for true love. But will anyone listen to her?
Now that the charges against her have been dropped, Gloria Carmody is spending the last dizzying days of summer on Long Island, yachting on the sound and palling around with socialites at Forrest Hamilton's swanky villa. Beneath her smile, though, Gloria's keeping a secret. On that chould have deadly consequences...
The Flappers is a really fun series, and Diva was no different. Diva offered a perfect conclusion to this series. 

Ever since the first book, Gloria was been my favorite character out of the three girls. Out of the three of them, she is the most down to earth. I've always rooted for her and have just wanted her (and Jerome) to end up happy. 

I think I grew to like Clara more in this novel. She is still shallow and selfish, as is Lorraine, but she grew more in this book. Even though I never particularly liked Clara and Lorraine and found it hard to relate to, they were still really interesting characters to read about and I was always wanting to know what mischief they were up to. 

Diva is a really quick read. It's easy to read, and all of the drama will keep the reader turning the pages.

Jillian Larkin's writing isn't particularly complex, but she can really capture the feel of the time period and the lives of these girls.

Overall, I didn't enjoy this novel as much as the first two, but it was still a good end to this series.


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