Product Details

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (September 29, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061345741
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061345746

Product Description from Amazon

Jealous whispers. Old rivalries. New betrayals.

Two months after Elizabeth Holland's dramatic homecoming, Manhattan eagerly awaits her return to the pinnacle of society. However, when she refuses to rejoin her sister Diana's side, those watching New York's favorite family begin to whisper that all is not as it seems behind the stately doors of No. 17 Gramercy Park.

In this thrilling installment of Anna Godbersen's bestselling Luxe series, Manhattan's most envied residents appear to have everything they desire: Wealth. Beauty. Happiness. But sometimes the most practiced smiles hide the most scandalous secrets. . . .

As you can see from my last post, I finished this entire novel in a days time. It's amazing.
The one thought on my mind right now, as I've just closed the book, is: DIANA HOLLAND ROCKS! I loved her from the first book but now, AH! She's incredible. The characters in this book are fantastic. I believe they've each had their chance to shine in this one. You can't help but love even the least favorable characters. So many things come together and fall apart in ENVY and the ending leaves you hungry for the final chapter, SPLENDOR.

I don't want to give spoilers, but I want to talk about what I thought of certain parts of the book...All I can say without ruining anything is that I seriously cried for Elizabeth. Waterworks. Wow. Bravo, Anna Godbersen. Not many books can touch me like that.

Second, Henry is more of a man than I gave him credit for. Not that I don't love him, but he's made some very serious mistakes as far as Diana is concerned, and I think this last act is finally going to atone for them. I feel bad for Grayson, but I'm sure something will happen for him. As for Penelope..ugh..Lina, in the end though she proved to be pretty ruthless herself, got what I felt she deserved. Or at least, what she tried so hard to achieve. I'm actually happy for her. And I do hope to see more of Teddy Cutting in SPLENDOR, the fourth and I believe final, book in the series. I'm hoping to make the trip to the book store this afternoon to purchase it.


Jessica Kennedy said...

I'll have to get back into this series. :)

I've only read the first one.

A. J. Spindle said...

I guess I should read this series, huh? :P

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