DIVA by Jillian Larkin Book Review
Series: Flappers, #3
Publication Date: July 10th 2012 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Rating: – Acceptable |
Book Summary: If you love The Great Gatsby, you’ll want to read the Flappers series.
Joy and tragedy collide in DIVA, the riveting conclusion to the Flappers series, set in the dazzling Roaring Twenties. Parties, bad boys, speakeasies—life in Manhattan has become a woozy blur for Clara Knowles. If Marcus Eastman truly loved her, how could he have fallen for another girl so quickly? Their romance mustn’t have been as magical as Clara thought. And if she has to be unhappy, she’s going to drag everyone else down to the depths of despair right along with her.
Being a Barnard girl is the stuff of Lorraine Dyer’s dreams. Finding out that Marcus is marrying a gold digger who may or may not be named Anastasia? A nightmare. The old Lorraine would have sat by and let the chips fall where they may, but she’s grown up a lot these past few months. She can’t bear to see Marcus lose a chance for true love. But will anyone listen to her?
Now that the charges against her have been dropped, Gloria Carmody is spending the last dizzying days of summer on Long Island, yachting on the sound and palling around with socialites at Forrest Hamilton’s swanky villa. Beneath her smile, though, Gloria’s keeping a secret. One that could have deadly consequences . . .
Book Review Overview:
- Watch out for an homage to The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald in one of the storylines!
- Characters have definitely grown since the first book and I just wanted them all to have a happy ending
- Not the best conclusion to a series, but I was still satisfied
Diva is not the best conclusion to a series that I’ve ever read, but it was good enough. I got my fix of romance and history.
A weekly meme on the books on the top of my list to read and books recently acquired, borrowed, or bought. Inspired by the Story Siren’s In My Mailbox.
Top of the Shelf / Currently Reading
What’s next on my to-read list for the upcoming week. I have to start learning how to juggle school reading, internship reading, and fun reading. Let’s see how this works.
I’m attempting to read the first one after my friend Arthur recommended it to me. It’s non-fiction. Not my usual kind of read so let’s see how it goes….
Bought & Received
The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens – I won this from Random Buzzers a while ago and finally got it in the mail!
Vixen by Jillian Larkin – Emi from Oktopus Ink kindly sent me her ARC to read! Thanks again, Emi.
XVI by Julia Karr – Bought from one of my favorite bookstores ever, the Strand.
Timeless by Alexandra Monir – Also bought from the Strand. I am never usually one to buy books, but this was my celebratory yay-I-got-the-internship present.
Swag from Author
The awesome Y.S. Lee was kind enough to send me a signed bookplate for my copy of A SPY IN THE HOUSE as well as a cool sticker!