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Envy (Luxe Series #3)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Omigosh ok this is for people who already read the book

ok i love this book! it is the best and most well written book i have ever read. Im so excited about Elizabeth's baby. But she had to marry Snowden. I wonder how old he is. Eww. And she has to pretend to have his baby. Ugh. Im so sad that Teddy went to war. Teddy ...
ok i love this book! it is the best and most well written book i have ever read. Im so excited about Elizabeth's baby. But she had to marry Snowden. I wonder how old he is. Eww. And she has to pretend to have his baby. Ugh. Im so sad that Teddy went to war. Teddy is amazing. Im also sad that Henry went to war. By the way its the Spanish American War going on. i love the letter he wrote to Diana. Awww. OK so lina or carolina is so annoying. She doesnt deserve Longhorn's money. Shes just selfish. Dont fall for it Leland. (What kind of name is Leland or Snowden?!) Penelope just go ruin everyone's life will you!? Oh BOO HOO henry's leaving you. Well you deserve it! Youre evil... Her main purpose in life is to ruin other people's lives, right? I am very very excited that Diana is going to pretend to be a male and go to war. How's it going to look when a Holland disappears AGAIN? Well this book is amazing. Respond to this statement because Im DYING to talk to someone about it. My friend's taking to long to read it. :D ha. Well Splendor is coming out in October according to my sources. I hope they are wrong and it comes out earlier. PLEASE READ THIS!!!

posted by 1015477 on February 20, 2009

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Angieville: ENVY

Third Luxe book and my favorite cover to date. Could just be that it's Diana on the cover and she's my favorite character...but I really like the dress. Actually, this is my favorite book of the three as well. And I really wasn't sure it would be. What with Henry and Pe...
Third Luxe book and my favorite cover to date. Could just be that it's Diana on the cover and she's my favorite character...but I really like the dress. Actually, this is my favorite book of the three as well. And I really wasn't sure it would be. What with Henry and Penelope being...shudder. But this one seemed the most real. People grew up and, in a couple of notable cases, grew spines. Whether or not it will all be too little too late remains to be seen. The fourth (and final) Luxe book, SPLENDOR, is due out in October and will hopefully settle a few things satisfactorily.

ENVY begins just a couple of months after the disastrous conclusion to RUMORS. Elizabeth is inexplicably back on the scene, but not really there. Diana is floating through a fog of numb and trying to rise above the crushing blows that keep coming her way. Ditto for Henry. Lina is capitalizing on all her success and makes a surprisingly apt romantic choice. And Penelope is Penelope. You just want someone to stash her in a broom closet for Two Seconds so everyone else can take a deep breath and perhaps hatch a plan to put her in her place once and for all. And amid all this, everyone manages to sweep off on a trip to Palm Beach where much of the book takes place.

I liked the change of scenery in this one. Putting everyone together in a Florida beach hotel for several days on end forced them all to interact despite the myriad tensions criss crossing between them. It also provided several quiet moments in which several characters reflected on how they ended up in the nasty mess they're in. It was nice to see some talk of doing the right thing at the cost of short-term (even long-term) happiness. Though I do hope happiness is in the cards for the most deserving (read: Teddy, Elizabeth, Diana, Henry). I liked this one best because it seemed the most natural. Every single character, at one point or another, was able to see beyond themselves for a moment to the people around them. I hope they remember what the view was like. This continues to be a diverting series and I look forward to its conclusion.

posted by Angieville on February 12, 2009

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  • Posted September 12, 2009

    A Disappointing Read

    Although the first book, Luxe, was a fun read, this book was not. It seemed to be about dumb people doing dumb things!

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