Genre: YA Historical Drama
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Release Date: October 2009
From: Amazon (Ebook)
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?
I adore this series, and I am really sad to see the end, but oh what an end it was! Splendor will keep you hooked.
Anna's wonderful writing ability does not disappoint. She brings the scenes to life and adds those little details that make the novel so great. All the old gang is back and up to no good. I was really happy with Liz this go around. She finally makes the choice that (in my opinion) she should have made in the first place. Her ending made me smile, and I knew that everything had worked out for her. Diana pissed me off. I can't tell you why because that would give everything away, but I want to write to Anna and ask her why (WHY?!) did Di have to do that! She had it all falling into place for the first time, and she just throws it all away. Henry was sweet ol' predictable Henry. His actions did not surprise me. Penelope was the same as Henry. Once a bitch always one.
It kills me that this series is over. I was attached to the characters and deeply cared about their future. Their happiness made me happy, and now their stories have ended. *Crys uncontrollably* Hopefully Anna will come out with something else soon.
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