Monday, July 13, 2009

The Luxe Series

If you know anything about me, you know that I love to read. I'll read just about anything, but one of my favorite genres is young adult/teen fiction. I know, I know. It's like a guilty pleasure. Anyway, my most recent journey into this genre has been The Luxe Series. The series is set in New York City in 1899. It follows several teen girls of various social status and explores how complicated and intertwined their lives are. From lavish balls and Florida vacations to secret midnight meetings and backstabbing best friends, things are never quite as they appear to be in this series. Each chapter begins with a newspaper clipping, a note from one character to another, or an exerpt from a book on ettiquette of the time. I have read all three books and cannot wait for the fourth and final book to be published in October (the 27th - my birthday!). If anyone knows of another good young adult series that can satisfy my addiction while I anxiously await for October, please let me know!!

PS - I would definitely not recommend this series for any of my fourth graders. Not for several years even. The books are very tateful, but they do get a little racy as the series progresses.

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