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Project Runway set in an imagined Victorian era and it was totally exactly what IRunway set in an imagined Victorian era and it was totally exactly what I The only thing missing was Heidi Tim but oh wait did we kinda have that I actually breezed through this book I love watching Project Runway so now eading about it set in a Victorian era was Pancreatic Cancer: A Patient and His Doctor Balance Hope and Truth really exciting The storyline alone was very gripping and it just kept me captive the whole time The onlyeasons why
THIS BOOK DIDN T RECEIVE Abook didn t Ein Makelloser Abstieg: Roman receive a stareview is worldbuilding and Abu Telfan: Or, the Return from the Mountains of the Moon, Tr. by S. Delffs romance I feel like Krause created aeally cool imaginary 19th century world but we almost don t know anything about it The only things we know is that Britannia Secunda is in Europe and has eceived independence from England and Fashion is their main industry It would have been eally interesting knowing deeply about itI wasn t a big fan of the Rainer Maria Rilke: Gesammelte Werke (German Edition) romance either Emmy and Tristan make for a nice couple but with the whole Sophie situation I would like to have known about their history I also sometimes wished that parts of their time together would have gone differently The thing I loved about this book is its characters and character development We can see progress in almost each and every person except for Kitty why I loved her uestion for the author Emmy started from a scared country girl and in the end she was theeal boss girl I wish there was the 2nd book because I would eally like to know about this world and to ead about how Emmy manages after everything I loved the historical setting and the world so it s hard to say goodbye after just one bookBlog Twitter Facebook Instagram Pinterest 35 out of 5 starsI actually ead this book back in January but I somehow forgot to eview it so here it goesThis was a very decent debut by the author Of course it wasn t Taking to the Streets: The Transformation of Arab Activism remarkable but it captures you from the early chapters I throughly enjoyed it The cover they say we shouldn t judge a book by their covers but I totally did in this case I mean LOOK AT IT IT S THE MOST GORGEOUS COVER EVER The cover itself deserves 5 starsNot gonna lie after seeing this cover and being obsessed with fashion and designing in my younger years this totally inspired me to sketch designs again and I haven t done that for at least 7 years Characters I liked the main characters but didn t love her Sure she was determined a hard working girl but she was also bland I was waiting for a character development but didn t get itRomance it didn t make me giddy Honestly it was the weakest part of the book The wholeomance was kind of insta love y which is one of my least favorite tropes to come across toSetting this book takes place in kind of an alternate 19th century England but the description of it was done poorly I wanted to know about the oyalty and the history behind it but I got close to nothing About the ending it wasn t eally a cliffhanger and sure it s kind of satisfying in a way however I kept looking for answers it ended abruptly I do hope the author writes a seuel of this with explanations details and character developmentsIf you like alternative historical setting competition fashion with a dash of drama then this book is for you 25 *StarsThe Storylinevillain Was Too Obvious In My *storylinevillain was too obvious in my and I had trouble connectingcaring about any of the This is a debut novel of Autumn Krause and for a first work it is a nice try with a Men of Empire: Power and Negotiation in Venice's Maritime State refreshing idea but with some elements that did not fit properlyThe biggest attraction of the book was its Project Runway s structure with Emmaline Watkins from the country wanting to take part in the single fashion house that exists in a city Victorian setting The circumstances are dire for her as she is underestimated at every turn and the person she admired the most did not want to acknowledge her talent or give her any chances Unfortunately there is not much detail in the competition itself such as Tim Gunneminiscent mentoring or much of the work itself especially since Emmy was barely allowed to do anything It was interesting though to see her give her best efforts and do something newHowever that is the sta. Nothing much happens in the sleepy town of Shy in Avon upon Kynt And for eighteen years Emmaline Watkins has feared that her future held just that nothingBut when the head of the most admired fashion house in the. .
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THE FOCUS IS ONLY ON VERYfocus is only on very specific individuals and even the other competitors are barely existing except Kitty that had some A Gift of Time: Continuing Your Pregnancy When Your Baby's Life Is Expected to Be Brief really nice subtle side story Everyone else is kind ofigid Emmy is your average main protagonist and I have nothing truly negative to say about her other than very dull Bazaars, Conversations Freedom reactions but the people around her and how they interact is just not soealistic Her To Russia with Love: An Alaskan's Journey romantic interest is so out of the blue who is basically there to fill in the blanks whenever Emmy needs helps and so theomance falls flat with that kind of speed Her Punk Pedagogies in Practice roommate Sophie who has a biggerole is also a very weird character and it kind of surprises me how no one bats an eye that her supposed caretaker is abusing her sexually not even Emmy Madame Jolene wants to protect her own ways but her actions kind of clash with each other Now that would be nice usually showing inner turmoil and development but it is like she is standing in the same place and just going left and Student Movements for Multiculturalism: Challenging the Curricular Color Line in Higher Education right like a pendulumThen there is saboteur against Emmy and the book REALLY makes it obvious who it is because the cast is not that big and there is noeal detail on many people but somehow Emmy never Confessions of an Unlikely Runner: A Guide to Racing and Obstacle Courses for the Averagely Fit and Halfway Dedicated realises it until it is too lateAll in all a very interesting idea that I had funeading it but very awkward characters and elationships I wish there was some detail on the clothes at least since that was the main point but maybe it was just me not appreciating every comment about them Full Review on The Candid Cover25 Stars A Dress for the Wicked by Autumn Krause is a book that I had been highly anticipating for its blend of fashion and competition The premise is intriguing however this one let me down The main character is plain and *the plot and world building feel flat To me this book felt very tired and I was *plot and world building feel flat To me this book felt very tired and I was of a wow factor than was presentedThis book tells the story of a lower class girl who gets chosen to participate in an elite fashion competition I have seen this ecommended for fans of The Selection and Project Runway and seeing as I adore both of these works I figured this would be the perfect ead for me The competition aspects in the book are well done and there is some sabotage which added a layer of mystery As well the descriptions of the competitors designs are stunning Those with an interest in fashion might find this one interesting MAIN CHARACTER ISN T MEMORABLEEmmaline is a good enough character but I didn t find her that memorable She is seen as an underdog and an outcast by the other girls being from a different social class and works twice as hard to prove herself in the competition Of course I admired this trait but that is eally all there is to her in my opinion Her character didn t annoy me at all but I wished there was complexity to her besides being from the country and wanting to win FLAT AND UNDER DEVELOPEDMy issue with the book is the fact that everything about it is flat and under developed It is The Selection meets Runway and that s all there is to it Lower class girl is selected for a fashion competition amidst Cannibal Encounters: Europeans and Island Caribs, 1492–1763 revolution I feel like I veead this story before maybe without the fashion and nothing eally comes as a surprise Seeing as there is also a political evolution occurring at the same time as the competition the book feels very 2014 Speaking of this evolution I found that the entire world of Britannia Secunda is not clear All we know is that it is somewhere in Europe and that the politics evolve around fashion For some Ragana ir lietus reason the government is in full control of the fashion industry which is seemingly its only industry and we don teally know why I had a hard time buying this INTERESTING PREMISEA Dress for the Wicked has an interesting premise but the execution is subpar I loved the competition aspects but everything else including the main character and the overall plot are not memorable or all that original I m not sure if I would ecommend this one as I wasn t wowed by much Lets our gut wrenching sobsTHIS CANNOT BE THE END OF MY CHILDRE. Country opens her prestigious design competition to girls from outside the stylish capital city Emmy’s dreams seem closer than they ever have beforeAs the first “country girl” to compete Emmy knows she’l. ,
N S STORY I WANT MORE I NEEEEEED MORE This was such a beautiful and Beebo Brinker refreshingly different fantasyead It s centred on fashion and a society that honours and The Future of the Public University in America: Beyond the Crossroads reveres it above all Designing ball gowns and doing fittings and the contrast of what theich vs poor wearthe com This is outside my comfort Manual of Forensic Science: An International Survey reading and I went into this not knowing what to expect because fashion and me don t weave as one that muchFor me I d wear jeans every day But theead was breezy and kept me turning page after page until I was finishedThe storyline was nicely outlined and although the plot was directed into a half expected ending I was surprised by bits and pieces on the way especially with the variety of characters that I thought one thing about but was subseuently proven wrong in a good way for the story to evolve forwardI can appreciate the greater detail of the descriptions of clothing and any fashion lover would be enchanted by what Krause imagined in her head and transformed into wordsFashion lovers go forth and submerge into a world of silk lace and everything breath taking in terms of fashion detail intric I went into this thinking okay this might not be that good despite the intriguing premise and gorgeous cover The thing is you have to go in not expecting much This is a Das Vermächtnis des Rings: Neue fantastische Geschichten J. R. R. Tolkien zu Ehren really good book but don t expect an intense thrillide of emotions or a philosophical dive into dragons and dinosaurs and Doritos I like alliteration okay But it is a love letter to all sorts of fashion As someone who literally wears nothing but jeans sweaters hoodies and t shirts it was Die Stadt der Tiere: Ein Tierkrimi really fascinating toead about all the different pieces and concepts of coutureEmmy was a likeable girl She was passionate motivated hardworking and best of all had
Character Development She Had Dreamsdevelopment She had dreams ideas Another person I ended up eally liking was Sophie At first it seemed like she d just be the classic mean girl put there to make the main character have obstacles But she ended up being a lot than I originally thoughtOh And the whole Fashion House idea eminded me of the houses in The Belles Except significantly less painful lol The plot wasn t anything too deep or even incredibly original but it was so incredibly entertaining And I loved witnessing the creative process a lot of the characters went through And the competition I just El show de Grossman reallyeally Minor Marriage in Early Islamic Law really love competitions Bonus points for magic Bonus points for fashion Bonus points for puzzles I love basically all competitions in books okay And this one had interesting characters fashion and an interesting interal struggle that I m not going into because I dather you experienced it for yourself Also the ending has enough
"closure to leave you feeling perfectly satisfied but also leaves Plato and the Power of Images room for a seuelUmtheomance "to leave you feeling perfectly satisfied but also leaves A Vulcan's Tale: How the Bush Administration Mismanaged the Reconstruction of Afghanistan room for a seuelUmtheomance didn t hate it it just felt too unnecessary for my tastes There weren t any sparks any development I felt nothing for the entire The House by the Thames: And The People Who Lived There relationship But what can you do it s YA And I personallyeally enjoyed the plot and wouldn t change much about it but some people are going to think it s too predictable and not super deep You definitely need to alter your expectations if that s the case Thank you to HarperTeen for providing me with an e ARC in exchange for an honest Professor Unrat review A Dress For The Wicked Well first off I liked that this book was in the Victorian time period I truly loveeading about fashion and designing as well dreaming of becoming something big However som events that took place did not please me For example the way she fussed about in her mind as well as with her opinions It got Kämpfer Der Hoffnung: Wie Ich Den Kindern Madagaskars Eine Zukunft Gab rather irritating though I understand that it is a part of the characteristics of Emmaline WatkinsNow the biggest problem for me personally was herelationship with her mother The missing support and maybe not love or care but compassion for her daughter The book did not interest me as much as I hoped it would therefore I think the story was Tell the Machine Goodnight rather slow and at some times boring even I m not overly disappointed there are books out there I still have to discover Stories that I will like and not like This one was not the one for L encounter extra hurdles on her way to the top But as she navigates the twisted world of high fashion she starts to wonder will she be able to tailor herself to fit into this dark corruptedace And at what cost.