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 Splendor by Ana Godberson

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Location : Hogwarts :].
Favorite book genre : Historical fiction and fantasy.
Currently Reading : The Hunger Games
Favorite Book(s) : HARRY POTTER!! hehe. The Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray, the Luxe series by Ana Godbersen, any books by Philippa Gregory, Phantom by Susan Kay, The Great Gastby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tamora Pierce books (I've read all the Tortall ones and I just started the Circle of Magic series). There's more, but I can't think of them :].
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Splendor by Ana Godbersen:

New beginnings.

Shocking revelations.

Unexpected endings.

A spring turns into summer, Elizabeth relishes her new role as a young wife, while her sister, Diana, searches for adventure abroad. But when a surprising clue about their father's death comes to light, the Holland girls wonder at what cost a life of splendor comes.

Carolina Broad, society's newest darling, fans a flame from her past, oblivious to how it might burn her future. Penelope Schoonmaker is finally Manhattan royalty—but when a real prince visits the city, she covets a title that comes with a crown. Her husband, Henry, bravely went to war, only to discover that his father's rule extends well beyond New York's shores and that fighting for love may prove a losing battle.

In the dramatic conclusion to the bestselling Luxe series, New York's most dazzling socialites chase dreams, cling to promises, and tempt fate. As society watches what will become of the city's oldest families and newest fortunes, one question remains: Will its stars fade away or will they shine ever brighter?


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Splendor is the fourth book of the Luxe series by Ana Godbersen, so just in case you haven't read all of them, I will put spoiler things around parts that contain spoilers :).

First of all, I was really excited for this to come out because I've been waiting for the whole series for Henry and Diana to get together.
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Diana's always been one of my favourite characters because I admire how she still tried to be her own person in a society that looked down on people who acted differently than what was considered normal. And, I know, that's kind of a classic historical fiction thing, but it just seemed different for her. She wasn't over the top with it or anything, which was nice.

Another part I liked was:
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And one last spoiler part :].
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Now for favourite characters (throughout the series for those of you who haven't read them all):

Elizabeth: She's my number one favourite character in the book. At first I didn't like her that much because she seemed kind of Mary-Sueish and, honestly, a little annoying. She was the perfect daughter, debutante, etc. It was annoying. But then, by the end of the second book, she had changed so much and become a much better charcter. Although a lot of the things in the later books that happened to her were really sad, they really helped her character grow and I think her character grew the most out of all of them.

Diana: I just like her so much :). She's a really interesting charcter and I like how her and Henry have so much in common and that's what makes them perfect for each other. She was my favourtie at the beginning, just because she was the most exciting.

Overall, they were my top two favourites of these books. I had other people I liked, but the list would go on too long, so I won't list them all.

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And the last thing is things I didn't like (not much, but I thought I'd mention it):

One thing that's gotten on my nerves with all these books is that a lot of it seems really drawn out to me. I like her writing style, it's really flow-y and pretty and it fits with the setting of the book, but it seems like she repeats a lot of stuff several times and I'm just like "okay I get it". Maybe that was just me :/. That's probably why they take me so long to read and that might just be my fault because I'm too picky XD.

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Thanks for reading this and I hope you enjoyed it. Also, if you haven't read all of the series or want to find out more about the first book or if you want to talk more about this one, feel free to pm or e-mail me :).

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Re: Splendor by Ana Godberson
Post on Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:40 pm by Evie J
I really want to read this series! I just put it on my Christmas list! haha! Very Happy
Great review! Hug
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Re: Splendor by Ana Godberson
Post on Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:17 pm by xxcrystallxx
Awww, thanks Smile.

And you should defnitely read them!! They're really good, especially the last one hehe XD.
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Re: Splendor by Ana Godberson
Post on Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:31 pm by [Amii.x]
Wow. That was a lot nicer than I thought it would be. xD
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Re: Splendor by Ana Godberson
Post on Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:33 pm by xxcrystallxx
Only cause I reeeally like these books. Did you read the spoiler parts?? >.>
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