Sunday, June 2, 2013

Vixen by Jillian Larkin

by Jillian Larkin

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Published: 2010
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Genre: 1920s, YA
Hardback: 432 pages
Rating: 5

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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.

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My two-bits:
In-a-word(s): booze in books

Loved how this book captured most aspects of the Flapper lifestyle through the three young women's stories. This 1920s story is presented in an exciting way with Flapper speak and mentions of popular books and music of the time period.


* part of event: Flappers at Floyd's


  1. I haven't read any books in this time period although I started reading The Great Gatsby a while ago. After watching the movie, I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the lifestyle is very fascinating. Definitely adding this to my TBR. Thanks for sharing. :)


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