Vixen

Vixen

eBook - 2010
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In 1923 Chicago, seventeen-year-old Gloria Carmody rebels against her upcoming society wedding by visiting a speakeasy, while her Pennsylvania cousin, Clara, hides similar tastes and her best friend, Lorraine, makes plans of her own.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375899089
0375899081
Characteristics: 1 online resource (421 p.)

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aharden01
Jul 24, 2017

One of my favorite all time books! This got my obsesssed with the 20s

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annabisetia
Jan 09, 2015

Really quickly became one of my favorite series. Well done.

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mbssmith
Nov 23, 2014

This was a really good book. I loved Clara and Marcus. Lorraine...not so much.

JessicaIda Oct 28, 2014

Want a historical point of view in the 20s? This is the perfect series! It's worth reading them!

-There are 3 books in this mini series.

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muffin0321
Nov 17, 2013

a fun book to read and very descriptive of the roaring twenties. I enjoyed and now look forward to reading the next book in line "ingénue.'

Berrytilly Apr 26, 2012

Flappers, Gangsters, Jazz, 1920's Chicago, Speakeasies, this book has lots of fun! I truly enjoyed this book. Even though its in the Ya section it is truly racy! This book is so Jake!! =) I found myself waiting and wondering what was going to happen next to each girl. It left me hanging on till the Very tippy tipppy End of the book. This book really set me up and has me excited about the next one.

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stargirl04
Mar 18, 2012

absolutely loved this book, seeing from three different characters points of view in the 1920's where everything is sexy and secret due to the prohibition. Looking forward to reading the sequal "Ingenue"

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vrede
Feb 21, 2012

There isn't any book alike to this one. If you want something different and fun to read, than read this unique book.

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Books_Luv
Feb 11, 2011

Vixen takes you back on an eccentric ride back to the 1920’s. It’s all about style, wealth, beauty and obviously scandal. Three young girls are about to go on a journey to find who they really are. One girl wants to a flapper; another to keep her secret hidden; and the last girl to make it to the top.
Gloria Carmody is a rich white society girl and living the life every single girl wants. A rich family. Servants. Friends. The Press. And even a fiancé. She is forced into a marriage with one of Chicago’s most wanted bachelors, Sebastian Grey. A handsome young man every mother wants for her daughter. But she doesn’t really want it because she wants to be a flapper. A girl who is free to do anything she wants, even if that means getting a bobbed haircut, smoking cigarettes and dancing to the rhythm of music. Inside of being under the watchful eyes of her mother, Gloria gets her chance, and alongside her friends, Marcus and Lorraine, sneak into one of the most notorious flapper pub, Green Mill. Gloria has never felt so alive; drinking dirty martinis or dancing to the heart beating music is the flapper lifestyle. Unfortunately, her late night getaways may fall to a dirty end…
Gloria’s cousin, Clara Knowles, has arrived to Chicago to help her cousin prepare for her wedding. As a country girl, some people think that Clara doesn’t have what it takes to live up to the standards of a society girl. Even her cousin and her friends are plotting against her. Not only is she staying with her cousin to help, but also to hid a terrible secret and wishes to leave her past life behind her. But someone’s catching up to her, and all her memories are flowing back. Will Clara ever escape?

Last but not least is Gloria’s loyal and childhood friend, Lorraine Dyer. She’s always there to help her friend Gloria. To comfort her and to take away all her tears. And they do sneak off to the Green Mill together. But Lorraine wants so thing more; something that she most likely can’t have. Lorraine discovers something that she may use to get back on top and out of Gloria’s shadow. But it may also be her downfall…
These three girls are not to be messed with. Their young and beautiful lifestyle is just a cover of what is really hidden inside. Gloria, Clara and Lorraine want something so badly, that they will do anything to get it or keep it a secret.
Vixen is a historical teen fiction novel that basically tells any girl’s story. From being beautiful to fashion to love, this book tells it all. Each girl is flung into a course of events that may change their lives forever. Each girl is willing to take risks so that their lives can be better.
This novel reminds me about the Luxe series by Anna Godbersen. Even though the series takes place in Manhattan in 1899, both stories share the same concept. The Holland sisters, Elizabeth and Diana remind me of Gloria and Clara. They may not be sisters, but they are cousins. As the oldest, Elizabeth is engaged to be married, just like Gloria. And Elizabeth falls in love with one of her servants which is most unlikely to happen. In Vixen, Gloria falls in love with someone different and not her fiancé, Bastian. Then there is Diana who shares a similar background with Clara. Clara is hiding a secret. Diana is having an affair with someone that she shouldn’t be in. They both want to hide it. At first, their personalities share the same qualities.They are both naïve and young, but gradually change and become “woman.” Lastly there is Lorraine who is somewhat similar to Penelope Hayes. Penelope had fallen in love with someone that she and Diana have to share. She wants to marry that man, and will do anything to make sure that happens. They are both naïve and young, but gradually change and become “woman.” Lastly there is Lorraine who is somewhat similar to Penelope Hayes. Penelope had fallen in love with someone that she and Diana have to share. She wants to marry that man, and will do anything to make sure that happens.

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annabisetia
Jan 09, 2015

annabisetia thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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juliabrillinger
Jun 24, 2011

The girls are on the verge of adulthood, all pretending to be things they're not. There's Gloria, a beautiful girl who seems to have it all: looks, money, and the most eligible bachelor in town. But she wants more; she wants to the flapper lifestyle, with its speakeasies, its Jazz, and its booze before settling down to the boring life of a housewife. The only problem is, will she be able to let go of her secret life when the time comes to move on? ---See my full review here: http://throughthebookvine.blogspot.com/2011/04/vixen.html

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