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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I thought the writing was alright, and obviously so much better than the other authors who write trashy books. Later, Teddy informs Henry that he plans on joining the army and will be shipped to the Philippines. I give the first half of The Luxe a 2 star rating because it took me a few chapters to warm up to the author’s writing style. And if you’re wondering right now if the whole thing is as Peyton Place as it sounds thus far, the answer is yes.

I was almost a history major in college, so I tend to take history very seriously.

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When annw girls discover their status among New York City’s elite is far from secure, Pretty girls in pretty dresses, partying until dawn. Godbesen found the book to be quite boring and was originally going to only give it 2 stars. I tried reading Soulless and that was a dnf. So when I decided to buy The Luxe, it was purely based on the fact that this sounded like such a scandalous tale of debauchery and ruined repuatations and that it would look nice on gidbersen bookshelf.


She currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband. Anyway she is the maid and harbours a hate for the family she works for because they’re surely to be her ruin. Very fun read if you don’t try to take it TOO seriously!

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When Lina finds out about Will and Elizabeth’s love she attempts to crush it by informing Will about Elizabeth’s upcoming marriage. And that’s why her best friend Penelope Hayes hates her.

I thought it started fodbersen little slowly, but once I became interested in the characters the pacing really picked up and held me. If I ever want to read that, I’ll pick up Gossip Girls. He works in the stables and drives the carriages for them and carrying on a relationship with someone of lower status would be something that would ruin Elizabeth’s reputation and the Holland family name.

I winced when one character described her eyes as sage-colored, but I’ll live with it. I sometimes even skipped Lina’s? Has an interest in Elizabeth Holland.

To make matters worse, her best friend, Penelope Hayes, is in love with Henry Shoonmaker. Godbesren blooms further after Carolina discovers she has grown a bit too fond of Leland.

She has always held out the hope that she would marry for love and in fact, has been in love for quite some time. Nov 10, Kathryn CA marked it as to-read Recommends it for: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


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Meanwhile, Henry confronts Diana on the Holland porch, and explains his piteous situation with Penelope. Apr 25, Courtney rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Nonetheless, it’s a definite page-turner. I enjoy reading shallow, trashy books. Pretty girls in pretty dresses, partying until dawn. Too bad she is dead. She cuts off her hair in order to follow him.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It turns out, since the death of her father, her family is having financial problems and aren’t able to keep up the type of lifestyle they are used to living.

She comes from a super rich and respected family, a family who since her fathers death, has fallen to pieces that may well me able to be put together by Elizabeth accepting a worthy suitor with a hefty dowdry.

But the Holland sister aren’t ready to give up there true loves just yet Supports Carolina financially, in exchange for helping him relive his youth. Godberaen Broad, a maid turned socialite, is content befriending a wealthy elderly gentleman, Mr.