Brooklyn Girls: Angie - Gemma Burgess
Source: Courtesy of Quercus
Broke. Broken-hearted. Bored. (Not necessarily in that order.)
WELCOME TO NEW YORK CITY.
Angie James is lost.
A regular poster girl for Generation Screwed, being 22 isn't what she expected.
What happens when having fun isn't, you know, fun?
In the Brooklyn townhouse she shares with her best friends, Angie wants to figure out what to do with her life. But wild parties, bad dates, dead-end jobs, demanding fashionistas and even true love just keep getting in the way...
Who knew adulthood would be so damn grown-up?
After completely falling in love with Pia from the first book in the Brooklyn Girls series, I have been on tenterhooks waiting for second book and I was thrilled to know it was going to be about Angie.
Dark, Mysterious, Troublesome Angie who has a passion for fashion and a mouth like a sewer. Love her!Following her as she tries to grow up and get a proper job before her 23rd birthday, we see her fall from a great height when she wakes up naked and alone in a hotel room with no idea how she got there and an envelope containing £3000. Sad and desperate after falling out with her best friends/housemates for her wild ways she turns to friend, rich boy and slimeball Seth for a pick me up and party.
It was so lovely being back in Brooklyn with the girls and Vic. It really felt as if I'd never been away. I can honestly say Gemma never does disappoint. Her ability to create as much drama as imaginable and still be able to somehow keep spinning off twists, turns, laughter, sadness, friendship, loyalty, families, and you guessed it more drama is truly amazing. It is honestly a jam packed read full of absolutely everything. You might be thinking whats everything? well, grab a copy and you'll see exactly what everything is.
The book ties in fantastic with the first and to me that is key to a good series. It was a great that even though this book is about Angie, that we still get to see Pia, Madeleine, Julia, and Coco's life's carry on forward too.
I did have one issue with heroine Angie mind, even though her character is well written and documented I could not connect with her that good. At first I thought it because she's quite frosty and bitchy, who cares for no one but herself, but I knew deep down that wasn't the issue. You could see how damaged she was even in book one and I had faith that she would be a beautiful person underneath. The problem was that I could not picture her in my head. I tried so many times, but failed. I even attempted constantly taking glimpses of the front cover to use that image as her, but it just wasn't right. So as much as I was engrossed in the plot or plots I should say and loving it I was always slightly detached and that put a huge dampener on the book for me unfortunately. I'm trying not to let that get me down though because I know that Coco is up next with book three and I seriously cannot wait!