Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Rumors Luxe #2

Readers of my blog might remember that I had mixed feelings about Luxe book 1 of the Luxe series. Now that I have finished book two I know two things for certain. First, I love Diana Holland and want to continue to reading anything about her. Second, I hate Penelope Hayes and would like to see her downfall. I am indeed blessed because there are more books in the Luxe series. I'm quite excited about the prospects Envy might hold.

This story continues to follow all the leading charactors from book 1 as they move about in New York Society. Therefore more Diana and more Penelope. I wonder if Anna intended on the readers disliking Penelope so much, or if it is just me who feels the immense distaste for her plots and schemes.

Anna like Prologues that allude to the conclusion. That was my largest gripe in book one. However in book two she beautifully creates allusion to the conclusion, while creating a mystery around the actualities. It was utterly fantastically crafted.

4 out of 5 stars.

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  1. I would like to read the Luxe series. I bought them a while back and they are still sitting on my pile of unread books... I love the bookcovers, really luxe.. Since you're giving it 4/5 stars, I guess it's worth my money afterall:)

  2. i just adore the dresses on the covers. if anything i should finally get them to enjoy the insides as well. glad to hear its a good series so far.

  3. Glad to hear that you liked the second book better than the first. I purchased Luxe a few months ago (mostly due to cover-love), but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet. I look forward to seeing if I share your opinions about Diana & Penelope.