Envy: A Luxe Novel is a young adult novel by author Anna Godbersen. It is the third book in The Luxe Series. Plot[edit]. Henry Schoonmaker, the handsome son . The Luxe is the first book in the New York Times bestselling Luxe series by Anna Godbersen. In a world of luxury and deception, where appearance matters. Gossip Girl meets the Gilded Age in this delicious and compelling series. All four books are included in this tan, In a world of luxur.

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And the most unflattering character is Diana. And came to a stuttering halt very quickly. But, if you love drama that isn’t too in your face, you enjoy clandestine meetings of the tamer kind and enjoy extravagent dresses and all the implications of being a lady in a notorious society, then I think this is the book for you. I godbeesen myself bored with Elizabeth, and almost put off by her.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Of the four luex And I normally like historical romances. The prologue, while serving to add a sense of suspense to lure the reader into the story, also makes it painfully obvious where things are headed once the reader is given all the puzzle pieces.

A really good friend of mine recommended me this book and told me I’d absolutely love it but when I bought the book, I let snna gather dust in the corner of my bookshelf. This is literally just like Gossip Girl but set lue a different time period, girls with ball gowns and arranged marriages are all the rage.

And because I enjoyed seeing Penelope swallow her own tongue when she finds out a certain couple are engaged.

They back-stab the people they like, treat everyone else like crap because they aren’t as spoiled as they are, and the main male protagonist always cheats on his girlfriend with her best friend. I loved how much of a little rebel Diana was, and that she was able to retain much of her real-ness, which in turn caught the eye of her older sis’ fiancee.


The main characters are so spoiled that I want to smack them around. He was arrogant, annoying, and frankly, a man slut. Nov 10, Kathryn CA marked it as to-read Recommends godbesren for: And thats why this book failed to hit the spot for me. Hardcover1st Editionpages. Then there was a change in Henry, something gradual, yet sudden, small, yet monumental, and so so beautiful. Jahrhunderts ergibt ein sehr angenehmes Leseerlebnis. Even the secret romances weren’t very interesting.

This worthy suitor is the simply rakish Henry Schoonmaker, who is also being pushed into an godberzen marriage by his father, who is planning to run for major and is ashamaed of his son’s remarkably scandalous behaviour.

However she didn’t win, and was constantly judged and looked down on by the other equally selfish and doubly fake characters. Diana is of course the opposite. I don’t know if I’ll be going back forthe other three books. That review to follow shortly. A date where you would sit in the park with a picnic and talk about the weather.

She expected to marry Henry herself and is planning to break up the wedding by any means necessary.

Luxe Series

I couldn’t even bring myself to finish it. There are four books in the series: She has always held out the hope that she would marry for love and in fact, has been in love for quite some time. The plot seemed to move very slowly for me.

Each chapter alternates, its third person point of view, between a handful of characters which may be bothersome for some. I rarely feel this ‘meh’ about a book. When Lina finds out about Will and Elizabeth’s love she attempts to crush it by informing Will about Elizabeth’s upcoming marriage. Diana is also crushed by having to distant herself from Henry, and all the while Henry’s best friend, Teddy, comes clean about his long time love for his friend’s fiance, Elizabeth.

I’ve seen the same sort of plot laid out in countless historical romances- the good girl who has more beneath the surface; the wild, independant young lady; the rake who is ready to be reformed by the right woman; the jealous, villainous spurned mistress. However, I really warmed up to flow of the story as it moved along past my initial first reaction.


When I read books in third person, I hardly ever give them five stars, no matter how well written because as I’ve said before, I want to make a connection to the characters. Retrieved from ” https: Overall, I’d say this book isn’t one that’s going to cross the generation gap well, but it’s a fun, appropriate read for teens looking for something that has all the best things about GG and none of the worst.

The setting is vividly brought to life, though I would imagine some people wouldn’t care for the little asides about dress fabrics and ormulu gilt-bronze inlaid chairs, but to me it added some necessary and authentic detail, as well as showing without actually telling the disparity between classes and “breeding”: First, I can’t believe that this is considered Youth Fiction!

I’m not a prude I like my smut good and smuttybut I do think there is a difference between writing for year old girls, and for adults. Penelope, her supposed best friend, is godgersen by the news of the wedding. The plot was boring, the characters were annoying and they just whined all the time. Beautiful Elizabeth Holland, lovely, prim, proper and of course a lady.

Holland’s former business partner, is told of this and he proposes to her. It’s godbrsen lot of fun. To make matters worse, her best friend, Penelope Hayes, is in love with Henry Shoonmaker. Henry of course finds himself falling in love, finally, but not with his betrothed. How can this not be a fun romantic read? However, when Elizabeth begins to feel a certain attraction to her friend, she is overwhelmed with guilt, due to her past love.

The Luxe (Luxe, #1) by Anna Godbersen

The Luxe as a read felt like historical fiction meets Gossip Girls. I mean I liked it, okay I didn’t really like it. However, I had a hard time figuring out who to root for, as it were. A friend of the late Mr.

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