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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Series: The Flappers
  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Listening Library (Audio); Unabridged edition (August 9, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 030774695X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307746955
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 5.1 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,157,901 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

This second book in the Flappers series finds the girls in even more trouble, if possible. Gloria is in New York with Jerome, her musician (and African American) boyfriend. That’s not working out too well. Jerome’s sister, Vera, is going east to find them, but she’s just witnessed a murder. And Lorraine’s there to get back at Gloria, who had dumped their friendship. Yes, the flappers are in NYC, and booze, bullets, and bad boys are on the menu. Perhaps even more over the top than the first book (Vixen, 2010), this is a minxes-and-mayhem cross between Friends and Boardwalk Empire. Grades 9-12. --Ilene Cooper --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Elle Girl (online)
"Ingenue hits shelves August 9, and we are way ready for the latest glamorous chapter. Short skirts, dark and dank speakeasies, and a slew of boys are more than enough to grab our intrigue. It’s high time we strolled into our imaginary time machines back to the 1920s"

Booklist
"This is a minxes-and-mayhem cross between Friends and Boardwalk Empire."

School Library Journal
"The booze, deception, scandals, and romance will keep readers looking forward to the next book in the series."

TeenReads.com
"Larkin brings the colorful 1920s alive with her vivid descriptions of the amazing fashions and jazzy music. And she doesn't back away from the dangers and dirt of the time period either, incorporating the illegal speakeasy nightclubs with their smoky atmospheres and flowing liquor bars, and the law-breaking mobsters who rule the streets. She also tackles the racism and bigotry of the time, doing so with honesty and sensitivity. Fans will be excited to know that this talented writer is offering more thrills, romance and history with book three, DIVA, coming in 2012."

Bibliophile Support Group (blog):
"The cliffhanger end was pitch-perfect, and I am very much looking forward to the third book – Diva – when it comes out. I can’t help hoping that this is not the final book in what is turning out to be a lively, wild, romantic, opulent series! Want to sit back, relax, and be flat-out entertained? Grab Ingénue! That is, after reading Vixen!"

Feathered Quill
"This series should definitely be on your list to buy, as these books tell what 1920’s New York was really all about - good gossip and a whole lot of fun."

Book Loving Mommy
"I love the descriptions of New York in the 1920s!  They are so real that you feel like you are watching it on TV.  The speakeasies were well-described and it is obvious that the author has done her research into this world and time...I highly recommend that you pick up this series and give it a try!"

One Page at a Time
"Fun brain candy with lots of historical insight."



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Great characters, story, and writing.
Paige Turner
"Ingenue" is the second book in Jillian Larkin's Flapper series, and although it can be read as a stand alone, I would suggest that "Vixen" be read first.
T. Dunlap
A follow up to Larkin's first book in the flapper series, VIXEN, INGENUE follows Clara, Gloria and Lorraine.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tamela Mccann TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 7, 2011
Format: Hardcover Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
Ingenue, the second book in Jillian Larkin's Flapper series, picks up a few months after Vixen left off, but it thrusts us full force back into the lives of the four main characters. It's now summer and Clara has followed Marcus to New York City, looking for a new start in the place where she was formerly known as the wild child flapper. Also in New York is Lorraine, who finds herself running a speakeasy due to Ernesto Macharelli's influence, rubbing elbows with the Mob and still out for revenge against former best friend Gloria. That leaves Gloria and Jerome, who are still having to sneak around for their forbidden love affair, living in poorer circumstances than either has ever known, and desperate not to be found. When Jerome's younger sister Vera discovers that Jerome's life is still in danger from the vengeful Carlito Macharelli, she (and friend Evan) hightail it to NYC to find Jerome and Gloria and let them know about the danger.

Lots and lots of action fills Ingenue: secret Mob dealings, romance, deception, betrayal, and flappers galore abound. I loved how Clara starts to come into her own, but suffered right along with her when she struggles with her relationship with Marcus. Gloria and Jerome's story is well done but I still feel that, for the times, it is unrealistic and cannot possibly end well, but we'll see if love triumphs. Lorraine? Well, I've never warmed up to her, and her ridiculous vendetta and uber-foolishness really sent me over the edge this time. But if there's someone I really felt was extraneous, it was Vera, at least for the first 3/4 of the book; it wasn't until Evan's life is threatened that she finally comes to life. She spends way too much time wandering around and when she finally sees Gloria, she disrupts an entire ballroom? Uh...no.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By onepagereviews on August 21, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Vixen has been one of my favorite reads this year, so I was really looking forward to Ingenue. And while it was certainly very good and didn't disappoint per se, there was definitely a bit of a sophomore slump here. First, Ingenue wasn't quite as long, so I felt like the entire story was a bit short; it's the second in a series, a sort of segue, and it definitely feels like that - like it's tying up loose ends from book 1 and introducing new elements for the finale.

That being said, there's just as much drama and dangerous gangsters as before. The romance wasn't quite as good, but there were certainly a lot of boys to swoon for. And that's something that I like about these books - there aren't many heartstopping, earth-shattering, all-encompassing loves that will last "forever." The relationships that the girls have are sometimes fleeting and sometimes petty, but they always seem realistic. Let's face it: not many of us found our "other half" in high school. So while Gloria and Jerome are certainly a couple to watch, neither Lorraine nor Clara have found their happily ever after yet.

Speaking of characters, Lorraine is still my favorite. I find her absolutely hysterical. She's so catty but in an awesome way. She's also self-obsessed; but somehow, she's also endearing. She was always good for a laugh. And I really sympathized with her situation of being in Gloria's shadow and feeling like she was betrayed by her best friend. I could see how she would want to get back at Gloria, even involving gangsters. I totally bought the entire storyline with her.

The gangsters were even better in this book than the first. They're a bigger threat, constantly hovering over everyone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Miss Print VINE VOICE on July 15, 2011
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Gloria Carmody had to leave Chicago in a hurry after killing a mobster. She hoped to find a new start in New York City with Jerome Johnson. But a white woman loving a black man is just as hard in New York as it was in Chicago. Love aside, living in New York is much harder without the Carmody money supporting her.

Vera Johnson knows Gloria and her brother Jerome left Chicago for good reason. But when trouble threatens to follow them to New York will Vera be able to warn them both before it's too late?

Lorraine Dyer is reader for a fresh start of her own in New York. One short summer is all that stands between her and a clean slate at Barnard. But before she can forget about her less than glamorous departure from Chicago society, Lorraine needs to mete out some justice. Gloria was supposed to be her best friend. Instead she abandoned Lorraine and let her be humiliated. In public. It's only fair that Lorraine help give Gloria what she has coming to her.

Following her boyfriend Marcus Eastman to New York seemed like the perfect idea. Clara Knowles was sure it would help cement her new life leaving her flapper days far behind. But when a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity draws her back to glittering world of booze and flappers, Clara isn't sure she can walk away again.

A new city. A new life. Everyone is trying to get away from their past. But sometimes life won't let you forget a thing in Ingenue (2011) by Jillian Larkin.

Ingenue is the second book in The Flappers series which started last year with Vixen. (The series will conclude in 2012 with Diva.)

Much like the blase parties Clara observes upon her return to New York City, the latest installment in this series has lost some of its luster.
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