Book Reviews of The Givenchy Code (Play.Survive.Win, Bk 1)

The Givenchy Code (Play.Survive.Win, Bk 1)
The Givenchy Code - Play.Survive.Win, Bk 1
Author: Julie Kenner
ISBN-13: 9780743496131
ISBN-10: 0743496132
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 120 ratings
Publisher: Downtown Press
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Givenchy Code (Play.Survive.Win, Bk 1) on + 164 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
What a fast, fun little book! The Da Vinci Code meets chick lit and hits the streets of New York! The computer game concept worked really well. Remind me not to play anything like that!

This is an easy, fun read. Nothing that's going to get you confused or afraid to turn out the lights. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a fun read that will keep them excitedly turning pages!
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Helpful Score: 2
It was a quick light read, but the ending wasn't ideal for me. Just a little on the "loose end" side for my liking.
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Helpful Score: 2
Having read all of her Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series, I was really looking forward to reading this book. While I did enjoy this book, I was a little disappointed. It was not on the same level as the demon books. Instead of letting us get to know the characters, and care about them, the author plunges almost immediately into the action. It was a little disjointed. However, the premise was a very interesting one, and I enjoyed seeing how the clues were interpreted. Overall an ok read.
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Helpful Score: 1
The clues were too difficult for me but this is a book I couldn't put down. Lots of fast paced action.
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Helpful Score: 1
Julie Kenner hits a home run with The Givenchy Code. I was already a fan of her Demon series and was just waiting for that next installment when I found this series, only three books so far. Heroine and math geek Mel Prescott is unwittingly thrown into a deadly game of Play/Survive/Win from a long forgotten play on the Internet, and it's a real page turner. Can't wait for more!
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Helpful Score: 1
Loved this book! The plot was fresh, the characters were interesting, and the romance was believable. This is the first in a trilogy.
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Helpful Score: 1
I had high hopes for this book. Unfortunately, despite its promise it let me down with its sketchy style and disappointingly transparent plot. There was too little time spent in describing the actual clue-solving process (we're to believe these clues are somewhat magically solved in the span of a few minutes? C'mon!). A fun read, but not a satisfying read.
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What a cute book! I truly enjoyed it and hope that this is truly book 1.
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This was a fun book that kept me wanting to read from the first time I picked it up. In some ways it's a bit expected, but even though you pretty well know what the outcome will be; like a good movie it keeps you reading.
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GREAT read! This book has a little of everything-mystery,action adventure,romance! Moves at a quick pace and keeps your attention throughout! I recommend this book highly!!!
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Loved the series.
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The Givenchy Code is a quick, entertaining read for those rainy days or a lengthy plane ride. While the writing is not top-notch, the story is jam-packed with romance, action, and fashion. A girly book for sure, but a fairly good one at that.
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Great book. Fun characters and story line. I don't really care for how the books pretty much follow the same plot all the way through, but still enough there to keep your attention. I would recommend it to a friend.
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Fast paced, thriller-lite. Not gory or slutty. A fun read and I was glad to discover that this is the start of a series.
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Okay, I admit I got this AFTER reading "The Da Vinci Code." I enjoyed the pace and the fashion angle but ... hmmm ... did the ending have to be so ... I don't know ... out of character with the rest of the novel? Overall, it was a good read.
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I quite liked this one. I thought it was fast paced and the clues were fun. Much better than The Spy Who Loved ME.
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Reminiscent of the DaVinci Code but features a young woman trying to figure out who's after her after her boyfriend is killed. Suspenseful storytelling as the plot thickens with cryptic clues.
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A math wiz I am not!! I decoder I am not!! I a lover of six foot tall dark and handsome stange men claiming they are there to protect me? Oh yeah!! LOL The Givenchy Code was great! Melanie races to solve the Code while Matthew protects her and they fall in love!! Well of course they do..She's smart!!! Hello!!! LOL

Please read!! The code is wierd, unless you know it but the book is great! ;o)
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An excellent fast-paced read. A chick lit mystery that's heavy and clever on the mystery and a good romance too!
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This book started out interesting enough but soon got bogged downed with all the clues. Other than solving for clue after clue, there's not that much else going on and I soon grew bored.
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Didn't really like it. Was like a watered down adventure. Also the jumping of character voices (without indicating who was telling the chapter) was annoying.
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A great beach read!
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Fun read - not as involved as some, but definitely interesting!
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Tongue and cheek fun, mystery and fashion for the female protagonist.