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Subject: Night Huntress series binding problems?
Date Posted: 6/30/2009 2:45 PM ET
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I've gotten the first two books in the Night Huntress series via PBS. Reading the first one, about 20 pages into the book the spine and back cover completely pulled away from the pages. I had already taped the front cover to the "interior" cover because of a small rip in the cover at the left binding edge. That is really the only thing holding the cover to the book at all now. Same problem with the second one.

Has anyone else had this problem? They were okay when I got them (aside from the small cover rips) but are certainly completely unpostable now. I don't think I'm abnormally rough with my books. These are the first two cover problems in the 30-some years that I've been reading. I'm considering writing to the publisher to complain.

Date Posted: 6/30/2009 4:44 PM ET
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If you are talking about the Night Huntress novels by Jeaniene Frost, then I have had a similar problem with my copies of the first two books. I will most likely be adding them to my paranormal keeper shelf if I continue to like the second and third books, but the copy of the first one seemed to have some issues with glue. Like it was hastily bound together with the glue (not to mention sloppy! There's glue on the picture when you open the cover flap!) and is now coming undone.

Date Posted: 6/30/2009 7:42 PM ET
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I just read the first one last week and the cover came right off mine too!

Date Posted: 6/30/2009 7:50 PM ET
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I had the same problem with the book cover coming off on the second book.  From what I have heard this is a common problem. I adore the series and plan to keep it on my bookshelf so I just super glued the cover back on. So far it is has last (**fingers crossed**).  I forgot where I read it from but one person mentioned that she bought the book brand new and the cover came off when she was reading it. I think she exchanged it at the store she got it from for a new one.  Also I think it is a good ideal to write the publisher or maybe even JF so the problem can be corrected for future books.

Date Posted: 6/30/2009 7:53 PM ET
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JF is really quick with responding to her emails. I didn't email her about that, but I got two responses from her.

Date Posted: 7/1/2009 2:23 PM ET
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I had to re-glue the second book in the series. I can't wait for the next one to come out..if there is another one.

Date Posted: 7/1/2009 2:40 PM ET
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I had the same problems with these books :(

Date Posted: 7/1/2009 9:00 PM ET
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My first one I bought second hand and still looked brand new when I sent it out, not even a spine crease. The second one is still in my TBR, but its also second hand and looks perfect yet. I will have to be sure to be gentle with it. 

Date Posted: 7/2/2009 10:25 PM ET
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I have those books in my TRB.  I hope that doesn't happen because I have had other books do the same thing.  And, I received a book (an unpostable) from a PBSer who had the same thing happen to a Kim Harrison book.  I think the MMPB are ones that are having the problems.

Date Posted: 7/2/2009 10:34 PM ET
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The first book was fine and the cover was secure - the second one, the cover came completely off before I got halfway through.  The third book stayed together completely.  I bought these new and couldn't believe the cover came off :(

Date Posted: 7/3/2009 7:18 AM ET
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All of my covers came off and I'm really careful with my books.  And the next one comes out on my BDAY, July 28th baby.  Woohoo. 

Date Posted: 7/3/2009 8:58 AM ET
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I have both and both came from PBSers and neither has cover issues, guess I'm just lucky because I hate when that happens!

Date Posted: 9/9/2009 7:34 AM ET
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same problem with me, too. What  is going on???

Date Posted: 9/9/2009 3:42 PM ET
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I have read all the way through the 4th book and I haven't had any issues with the covers coming off my copies.  I bought them all new for my keeper shelf, so I'm glad that I didn't have the bad luck some other folks have had. 

I have to say, though, I'm saddened by how cheaply made books have become.  The prices certainly aren't going down to compensate!!