Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Book Wars (32)

Nicola and the Viscount made Meg stand proud last week. This week, we're traveling back in time. FIGHT!


It's late summer 1793, and the streets of Philadelphia are abuzz with mosquitoes and rumors of fever. Down near the docks, many have taken ill, and the fatalities are mounting. Now they include Polly, the serving girl at the Cook Coffeehouse. But fourteen-year-old Mattie Cook doesn't get a moment to mourn the passing of her childhood playmate. New customers have overrun her family's coffee shop, located far from the mosquito-infested river, and Mattie's concerns of fever are all but overshadowed by dreams of growing her family's small business into a thriving enterprise. But when the fever begins to strike closer to home, Mattie's struggle to build a new life must give way to a new fight-the fight to stay alive. (from librarything.com)

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Beautiful sisters Elizabeth and Diana Holland rule Manhattan's social scene. Or so it appears. When the girls discover their status among New York City's elite is far from secure, suddenly everyone—from the backstabbing socialite Penelope Hayes, to the debonair bachelor Henry Schoonmaker, to the spiteful maid Lina Broud—threatens Elizabeth's and Diana's golden future.

With the fate of the Hollands resting on her shoulders, Elizabeth must choose between family duty and true love. But when her carriage overturns near the East River, the girl whose glittering life lit up the city's gossip pages is swallowed by the rough current. As all of New York grieves, some begin to wonder whether life at the top proved too much for this ethereal beauty, or if, perhaps, someone wanted to see Manhattan's most celebrated daughter disappear...

In a world of luxury and deception, where appearance matters above everything and breaking the social code means running the risk of being ostracized forever, five teenagers lead dangerously scandalous lives. This thrilling trip to the age of innocence is anything but innocent. (from librarything.com)

14 comments:

Lydia Kang said...

I want to read Luxe!
I've read Fever and I liked it, though I think it's more MG than YA, and I was expecting YA.
I needed this reminder to go get Luxe soon!

Lea (YA Book Queen) said...

Oh, so evil. I haven't read Fever 1793, but LHA's books are always so well written...but I'm going to have to go with the one I read and enjoyed: THE LUXE

Adriana said...

I haven't read Fever. I love The Luxe series so my vote goes for Luxe.

Autumn said...

I really enjoyed The Luxe series so I'm going to have to go with that one.

Leilani @Leilani Loves Books said...

LUXE!!!

cynthial11 said...

I love the cover of Luxe!!!

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

Fever!

The Lovely Reader said...

FEVER! FEVER! FEVER!

fredamans said...

Fever!

Amber said...

Fever! It has been one of my favorite books for a long time.

runa said...

I haven't read Luxe, it doesn't sound all that great, tbh, but I read Fever for a children's lit class this year and really enjoyed it.

Rebecca Herman said...

I read both but I liked Fever 1793 better so I vote for that.

Krista/Tower of Books said...

I have read both, and I will have to with Fever! :D

owlgoggles said...

The Luxe. I've read and enjoyed both, but Luxe was slightly more "my type" when it comes to books.
(If you get my drift.)

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