Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday: Vixen by Jillian Larkin

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week, my pick is Vixen by Jillian Larkin.

Goodreads Summary:
Jazz . . . Booze . . . Boys . . . It’s a dangerous combination.

Every girl wants what she can’t have. Seventeen-year-old Gloria Carmody wants the flapper lifestyle—and the bobbed hair, cigarettes, and music-filled nights that go with it. Now that she’s engaged to Sebastian Grey, scion of one of Chicago’s most powerful families, Gloria’s party days are over before they’ve even begun . . . or are they?

Clara Knowles, Gloria’s goody-two-shoes cousin, has arrived to make sure the high-society wedding comes off without a hitch—but Clara isn’t as lily-white as she appears. Seems she has some dirty little secrets of her own that she’ll do anything to keep hidden. . . .

Lorraine Dyer, Gloria’s social-climbing best friend, is tired of living in Gloria’s shadow. When Lorraine’s envy spills over into desperate spite, no one is safe. And someone’s going to be very sorry. . . .

From debut author Jillian Larkin, VIXEN is the first novel in the sexy, dangerous, and ridiculously romantic new series set in the Roaring Twenties . . . when anything goes.

Why I'm Excited:
I discovered this book this week, and it looked so great I had to share it with everyone! Vixen is set in the Roaring Twenties, similar to Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen, which is also a new release. I have yet to read Bright Young Things but I'm excited for that one too. I expect these books will be different in their own respect, so I can't wait to read another author's take on the 20's! I love historical fiction, and this one just sounds great.

8 comments:

  1. I am waiting for this one too. I am a huge jazz fan and love the setting, which is one that is not used much in YA lit. Great pick!

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  2. I just started Bright Young Things and really like it so far. I should be receiving an ARC of Vixen through B&N and I cannot wait to read it!! I am a big fan of historical fiction and both of these books are perfect examples!

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  3. Great WOW! 20's is a cool time

    Here is my WOW

    Yara @ Once Upon a Twilight!

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  4. Haven't heard of this one yet. It sounds pretty good!


    Check out my WoW :D

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  5. I have this one on my to-read list as well. I think it sounds fantastic!

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  6. I've always been fascinated by the 20s but I haven't read a lot of fiction set in them for some reason! This sounds really intriguing! Thanks for sharing!

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