Sunday, April 24, 2011

Vixen by Jillian Larkin

Vixen (Flappers, #1)
Vixen (Flappers #1)
Author: Jillian Larkin
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages: 421
Rating: 4 Stars!
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.~Goodreads 

I was really surprised at how good this book was! I first read about it in the paperback copy of Fallen, there was a little preview in the back of the book! Then i received an ARC and was basically glued to the pages! The whole 1920's stuff was totally cool & I want to be a flapper so bad now!

I didn't think i would like it because it's written in 3rd person and follows 3 different girls stories. But i honestly think it's what made the book! All the girls were completely and totally different & each chapter rotated between them, so i never got bored!

I loved Gloria the best. She was just this cutesy girl, and then you see her grow up and mature. She definitely breaks out of her shell! Clara was my next favorite, when she wasn't being a bitch/liar! I just liked her chapters because they had Marcus in them! oh Marcus... that’s all i'll say about that (plus i'll add a *swoons!*) 
Then we have Lorraine... and i don't want to ruin the story but she is a horrible friend...

The ending was FANTASTIC. The action picks up and a ton of other story lines develop! Really great segue-way into the next book!
Pick up this book if you like  equal parts suspense, romance, and jazz!

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