After bidding good-bye to New York's brightest star, Elizabeth Holland, rumors continue to fly about her untimely demise.
All eyes are on those closest to the dearly departed: her mischievous sister, Diana, now the family's only hope for redemption; New York's most notorious cad, Henry Schoon-maker, the flame Elizabeth never extinguished; the seductive Penelope Hayes, poised to claim all that her best friend left behind—including Henry; even Elizabeth's scheming former maid, Lina Broud, who discovers that while money matters and breeding counts, gossip is the new currency.
As old friends become rivals, Manhattan's most dazzling socialites find their futures threatened by whispers from the past. In this delicious sequel to The Luxe, nothing is more dangerous than a scandal . . . or more precious than a secret.
I am very excited to present this review to you in advance of the books release. No I was not lucky enough to get an ARC for this( I don't even know if they where printed) I was just lucky enough to be at a Waldensbooks that had it out already.
I need to make something clear-I WILL NOT post plot points or spoilers to this. Trust me, Iknow you want to know what happens as much as the next person but it would be wrong of me to post spoilers to this. Yeah I know if it was a book I wanted to know what happened I would be like "Your being selfish" but I'm not- I won't compromise what I feel is right because you are " dying to know is Henry and Diana end up together" You WILL survive till June 3rd- it's only a few more days.
Now onto the review:
I loved(!) The Luxe but I kinda got mad at the book. Things don't play out like you want them to. Rumors gives that same painstaking feeling when you finish it. I cried-I'll admit it. I can't say much because I will not post spoilers but I will say this
You will probably read Rumors and being angry. You will have wished things have played out a differently. But don't go send Anna Godbersen hate mail, don't say you will never read another Luxe book in your life. Keep in mind that it's MEANT to happen this way and that's how it is. Really, don't miss out on the rest of the series because you didn't like how this book played out.
Would Titanic of been the same if Jack hadn't died? Would Star Wars have been Star Wars if Darth Vader wasn't evil? Would Harry Potter be the same without Sirius dying? It's a story and this is how it played out.
Anna Godbersen once again astonished me. She is a wonderful writer-one of my favorite new Young Adult authors I have found. I can't wait to read the next Luxe book- Guess what? It's title is printed in the back of Rumors.
In Conclusion: A wonderful installment that is shaping up to be one of the best series in the past few years. I loved the book and hope you do too. Now of course, don't expect an advanced review for the next book(No I will not tell you the name of it) I just happened to get lucky this time everyone and I don't expect my Luxe luck to continue. BUT I will review it as soon as it's released(I don't think there is a date yet though so it's probably a while)