Pros:* Turn-of-the-century New York* Society balls* ScandalsCons:* Twist is easily recognizable* Characters act in too modern of ways I really think I read this book at the right time. Gossip Girl had a shortened season and this felt like a substitute. Really, like the GG cast were transported back to 1899 and though they began attending balls and living with oil lamps, they still acted like themselves. Also, the style takes a bit to get used too. You often leave the character you find interesting and follow another.