Thursday, April 26, 2012

Friday Feature and Follow (2)

Feature and Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.

This week's question is:  Have you had a character that disappointed you? One that you fell in love with and then “broke up” with later on in either the series or a stand-alone book? Tell us about him or her.

A:  Lina Broud from The Luxe series.  Yes, another answer from the same series.  It's just so good I can't get it out of my head!  I really liked Lina at first and saw the potential for her to be more than just a shallow, social climber.  I suppose in the end she grew a little but it took so long that by the time she got around to growing up I was totally disgusted with her.  She had so many people throughout the book that really wanted to help her, that wanted her to succeed or that just loved her and she never seemed to get it.  She only cared about herself.  The worst part is that even when she finally had all the money and security she could ever want, she didn't immediately insist that her sister quit her job as a maid and move into the mansion.  I was literally huffing as I was reading the last book during Lina's chapters.  Even though she ends up changing, it was just too late for me. 


  1. I hate selfish characters. I have not read this series though.

    I am a new follower. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Hmm, I have never heard of this series before, though it sounds like her selfish actions would have me feeling the same way.

    Thanks for stopping by :)

    Following you back via Linky.

  3. Oh boy, this series is coming up in my TBR pretty soon. Guess I'll find out how I feel about it! New follower. My Follow

  4. I read the first in the series and loved it, but as I started the second, I couldn't really get through it. lol.

    Thanks for stopping by and following. Am now your latest follower.
    ~Livin' Life Through Books

  5. I read the Luxe series a few years ago and did not like the book at all! Not in the least bit so I can’t particularly relate to Lina because I didn’t get far enough to know her character, nor do I remember much from the book since it’s been a while. I totally understand what you mean about not liking her character though, from what you say about her being shallow and a social climber, I probably wouldn’t have liked her either!

    Darlene @ Leather Bound and Lovely

  6. It's a shame that her arc took too long to play out. Sounds like she had potential.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF.  :) I'm a new Networked Blogs follower.

  7. Hopping through. New follower! I just skimmed your book since I've only read the first book in the Luxe series. I'd like to read the rest.
    My Hop

  8. New Follower! :)
    Keegan Shayne

  9. I never read this book so I can't see what I think of it.
    But I am sorry that you are so disapointed with this character.

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    Happy friday!

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  10. Haven't read this series but cannot stand selfish characters that show no growth.
    Thanks for stopping by, following back (linky)

  11. I totally agree with you. I remember thinking that Lina could have made a great life for her sister and was so sad when she didn't do it right away. Thanks for stoppingby Dead Trees and Silver Screens.

  12. Haven't read the series yet, I'll have to check it out! :)

    Have a great weekend!
    Pam | jelly loves books

  13. Not familiar with that series. Not sure if I need to check it out or not! This is a day of learning new series, but makes it tough to decide to read it or not!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  14. I never read The Luxe series, but I've read a lot of mixed reviews for it. Thanks for the follow, I followed back:)

  15. Hopping through~~!

    I haven't read this series but selfish characters are THE WORST. I mean, everyone thinks about themselves, but the book protagonist... should care a little about others, right?

    New follower!
    Here's my FF. ♥
    Agnieszka @ A Nook Full of Books

  16. I really need to read this series. I keep meaning to just has fallen low on the TBR pile.

  17. UGHH, she sounds really selfish! Thanks for stopping by my #FF post :D New follower via GFC!

  18. She reminds me of Eden from A Touch Mortal. I couldn't stand her, always pushing help away and so mean. Ugh. I don't know how I finished the book!

    Anyway, following :]

  19. Heard of the series, sounds good.

  20. i haven't read the luxe yet, but I want to!!

    I'm a new follower!
    In the Hammock Blog

  21. Thanks for becoming a follower of mine, I'm now following you back via GFC. I've never heard of this series but can agree those actions would be annoying.

    The Scarf Princess

  22. New follower!

    Haven't read that yet, but I can see what you mean.

  23. Yeah, there's only so much time you can spend with a really obnoxious character. Thanks for stopping by my FF! New follower.

  24. I've been wanting to read The Luxe series for a long time. The dresses on the cover are so fabulous!
    New GFC and linky follower
    My FF

  25. I can't stand immature, selfish, characters either. I started reading The Luxe series but I just couldn't get into it. New follower.

    ♥JJ iReads♥ | My TGIF

  26. I've not read the Luxe Series. I want to check it out though.

  27. Thanks for stopping by my blog & following! I'm returning the favor! :)

    I haven't read the Luxe series so I'm not familiar with Lina. Still, it's always sad when we break up -- even with fictional characters!

    Jenny @ Into The Morning Reads

  28. Hey!
    Great answer to a fun question this week!
    And thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a new follower! :D

    J.B. :)

  29. I really need to read that series! They have such beautiful covers! Thanks for the follow! I followed back! Our Hop

  30. Hi! I am new to the hop. Although I haven't read the Luxe series, I will be checking back in to see what you have to say!