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YA: The Luxe by Anna Godbersen

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Thu February 12th, 2009, 9:11 am

Anna Godberson gets lucky in the cover department again!


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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Thu February 12th, 2009, 9:59 am

Yes, but how would you walk in it? :eek:
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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Telynor
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Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Thu February 12th, 2009, 11:25 pm

The covers are quite nice, but I do have to wonder at the writer's abilities. I haven't picked these up yet, and I am really wavering on them, as there are so many more interesting books out there.

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Thu February 12th, 2009, 11:31 pm

I got the second one in the series via Amazon Vine and was not too impressed - there is way too much bed-hopping without any consequences. I'm getting this one out from the library just for fun.

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Tanzanite
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Postby Tanzanite » Thu February 12th, 2009, 11:58 pm

"EC2" wrote:Yes, but how would you walk in it? :eek:


You don't - you would just stand there and be admired. And forget about going to the ladies room!

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Divia
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Postby Divia » Fri February 13th, 2009, 4:01 am

"Telynor" wrote:The covers are quite nice, but I do have to wonder at the writer's abilities. I haven't picked these up yet, and I am really wavering on them, as there are so many more interesting books out there.


You arent missing much. As historical fiction its bad, bad bad! Like Misfit said there are no consequences. We have a rich girl sleeping with her stable boy, her rich bratty sister who would rather be poor to show her independence :confused: and a rich slutty best friend who is a backstabber. Oh and a maid who is envious of all!
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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Fri February 13th, 2009, 4:43 am

"Divia" wrote:You arent missing much. As historical fiction its bad, bad bad! Like Misfit said there are no consequences. We have a rich girl sleeping with her stable boy, her rich bratty sister who would rather be poor to show her independence :confused: and a rich slutty best friend who is a backstabber. Oh and a maid who is envious of all!


That just about sums it up. Except for the bear rug in the young misses bedroom :D :confused: :)

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xiaotien
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Postby xiaotien » Fri February 13th, 2009, 6:08 am

every YA author envies these covers.

but i know of the review by an online friend and
she said they were not a good representation
of historical period--more like a gossip girl episode.

i do love gossip girl, but...

i can't wait to read THE SEASON by sarah
maclean and review here. =)
SILVER PHOENIX : Beyond the Kingdom of Xia
greenwillow / harpercollins summer '09

cindypon.com

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Divia
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Postby Divia » Fri February 13th, 2009, 12:15 pm

The covers are nice, but historically speaking so off the mark. Although most teens don't know that anyway.
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