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Lust (Seven Deadly Sins #1)

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Alpha girl Harper is used to getting what she wants,
and that means Adam,
Beth's all-American boytoy.
Blond, boring Beth, who Kane,
the charming playah, secretly wants too.
Miranda thinks Kane is out of her league,
but she wants him all the same.
And then there's the new girl.
Kaia. Who only wants trouble --
and he's definitely on his way.
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ebook, 256 pages
Published June 25th 2008 by Simon Pulse (first published September 27th 2005)
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Jenny
Nov 20, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Kristy
Oct 11, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
blah. this is like Gossip Girl crossed with the hills, only with poorer, less exciting people. I just don't like to read about shallow, catty girls. Backstabbing, Bad-mouting, boy stealing- 3 very bad B words. All of the characters are the oober B-word, with the exception of Beth.
The premise of a series about the seven deadly sins seemed so promising.... This wasn't total dreaditude, but it was close. Thank God it was short. The ending makes me ill. To know what happens, I'll have to read the n
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Winnie
Apr 18, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this book to be rather stupid because the plot was simply ridiculous. People in this book want things that they cant have and it's all materialistic ways of living. IN this book there is nothing but LUST, and no love. I find these problems to be really unrealistic and even if it may happen to be the problems of one's life, they shouldn't revolve their life around it. The problems that these people go through are so stupid and it makes me mad because they don't have real problems involvin ...more
Maritza
May 29, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Top alpha girl Harper always gets what she wants. She want Adam, her best friend that is dating Beth.


Kane,the player, secretly wants Beth. Miranda wants Kane, even though he's Way out of her league.

And then theres kaia. The new girl. Who only wants trouble. And knows how to find it.

This book is filled with betrayal, determination, and jealousy. I loved it. You never know whats going to happen! This book is certainly a must read. People dont know what they're missing. by the way, whoever reads
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Amy
Jun 30, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teen-books
If I could, I would give this 2.50 stars. For me, reading this book could be compared to watching a train wreck in a sense...the idea of it being so lusty ("Lust" is an appropriate title) I sometimes did not want to look away (stop reading it); it kept my attention. The story involves teenagers worrying about matters and being involved in what I would consider adult relationships. The writing flows and the author keeps the reader hooked, but this is the kind of story that if I had a teenage daug ...more
Samantha
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Erynne Dehler
Dec 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jaden
Jan 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Danielle Behn
Dec 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Courtney
May 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Personal Response: I enjoyed reading the first book in this series. I thought that it was a good way to start off the series. Some of the ways that the people acted in this book reminded me of how my school is sometimes. This reminded me of my school, because people cause drama that doesn’t need to be brought up just for attention.

Plot: The beginning of “Lust” started out in the middle of senior year. Harper, Miranda, Kane, Adam, Beth, and Kaia were all seniors. That was the year that they all
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Lexi Smith
Sep 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
From heart breaks to school tests, the book “Lust” is an interesting fiction book to read. The book is written by Robin Wasserman. It will always leave you wanting more! Here the ‘queen bee’ Miss Harper Grace is all about her popularity and fan club, but yet she seems to not be happy, because what she really wants is taken. Even though this book is fiction, it seems so realistic, because everyone wants what they can’t have. No one is pleased with what they already have.

There are six main charac
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Kate Volz
Feb 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read the book "Lust" by Robin Wasserman. Overall, the book was extremely good; there was never a dull moment. Each chapter had something new and exciting happen, which kept me on my toes. Lust is a modern day book and it is about high school kids getting what they want. Harper is the most popular girl and getting what she wants, which is Adam, is not an easy task for her. This may not seem so bad, but Adam is dating this “angel”, Beth. Harper and Adam grew up together, which means they are re ...more
Heather
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I saw the miniseries based on this book series on Lifetime. I liked it, but still never got around to reading the books. Eventually, I found the first book in the book store's remainder section and picked it up.

The plot of this book isn't much more than the back of the book describes. Harper is in love with Adam, but he is in love with Beth. While she constantly thinks of what she can do to get him to notice her or break up him and Beth, she doesn't actually do anything. K
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Darleen
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Title: Lust (Seven Deadly Sins #01)
Author: Robin Wasserman
Rating: 3/5

My rating might seem low, but this book was actually really good. I won't compare it to any other similar series, since I'm quite of sick reading all these comments that compare this series to Gossip Girl. Seriously, teenage drama is teenage drama. All are the same, not just one that copies the other.

I was surprised that this book was "big". I mean there are seven books of i
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Lesleigh
Whew! Break out the handkerchief for this series – not to wipe away any tears, but to dab away the sweat that will break out. This is one HOT series dealing with seven teens and the seven deadly sins.

Grace, California is a dry, dusty place with little to recommend it. (The setting reminds me of my hometown.) What the town doesn't provide, the teens themselves do as they embroil themselves in complicated plots that would put a soap opera to shame.

In the first book in the series, handsome Adam i
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Caitlin Trepp
May 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Gossip Girl fans, teen soap fans, feminists
Recommended to Caitlin by: Valencia library teen section
Once I got past the annoying lamp-shading (no writer needs to write "such a cliche" that much - I wasn't thinking it, but I am now), I became really absorbed in this book. Sure, in the beginning, the teenagers' attitudes are obnoxious, unhelpful, pitiful, and unflattering. This book feels like an after-school special, and while I was reading it, I thought, if this book takes a different direction (than an after school special typically ends) then it could be pretty awesome. I was happy to discov ...more
Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten*
I bought a bunch of these for my sister a few years back, to help her get back into reading. I had a mind to zip through them myself once she was done (and I'm sure she now is, as this was years ago) but now I think I'll pass. Any author who condones stalking by fellow authors gets a blacklist from me.
Geli
May 02, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teen
Somehow not what i expected it to be yet at the same time exactly what I expected, if that at all makes since. Reading it became very tiresome. Seemed to be just like the other teen novels out today about popularity, sex, and drugs. If you liked all the other books with that subject line then this is the book for you but other than that dont waste your time.
Megan
Aug 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am obsessed with this series!!!! It is all the juicy backstabbing gossip that I live for (when its not my own!) I haven't read the last book because it's not on kindle but I think I'm just gonna have to go out and by the paperback so I can find out what happens.
Christina
Nov 19, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So let's get this straight:
Harper loves Adam, but Adam's with Beth. Kane wants Beth too, and Miranda wants Kane. Beth likes the new teacher, Adam likes Kaia, and Kaia will hook up with just about anyone for her own perverse pleasure.

IT'S HICKTOWN GOSSIP GIRL. I LOVE IT.

Brooke Benton
There are seven of these books Lust,Envy,Pride,Wrath,Gluttony,Sloth and Greed they are great and I watched the lifetime made mvoie based ont he books great also
Cara Volz
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Personal response:
I really enjoyed Lust by Robin Wasserman a lot. It very accurately represented a small town school and what goes down. The drama and how boring things were in Grace, CA were very similar to here. I got into not only this book, but I commit to all of the Seven Deadly Sins.

Plot:
Lust starts out in the beginning of the school year. It is senior year for Harper, Miranda, Kane, Adam, Beth, and Kaia. This is the big year that they have been waiting for. Harper is at the top of the soc
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Brianne Vercellotti
Personal response:
I really enjoyed Lust by Robin Wasserman a lot. It very accurately represented a small town school and what goes down. The drama and how boring things were in Grace, CA were very similar to here. I got into not only this book, but I commit to all of the Seven Deadly Sins.

Plot:
Lust starts out in the beginning of the school year. It is senior year for Harper, Miranda, Kane, Adam, Beth, and Kaia. This is the big year that they have been waiting for. Harper is at the top of the soc
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Katie Alice
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Tayo
Sep 12, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Milka Bago
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Honestly speaking, this is the most boring book in the series. And at some point, I thought I won't be able to finish the series, considering that this is the first book. However toward the end of this book, I found myself wondering what might happen next which made me read the whole series (except for the last book coz I can't seem to find a copy)

Judging from the title of the book, I guess you'll have an insight on what the book is
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Jessica
Jan 09, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
if you like soap operas here's the book for you. No really this book is high school musical meets the young and the restless. As a sort of project i decided to see how a few series i enjoyed as a teen ended. This book wasnt as good as i remember it being but then again its definitely more of a teen series than melissa marr's. The characters are intriguing and the plot and writing are pretty good. I enjoy the drama of the plot but at the same time its a little high school for my tastes. Probably ...more
Jenni Hibdige
A book so filled with complete and utter bitchiness that it became unbearable. I finished it... thank god! But seriously this book was really causing me to be emotionally drained... I mean seriously all the shit going down in this book was so freakin' unrelatable. No one in this book was at all true friends to each other, they all kept stabbing each other in the back even if they had known each other since childhood.

This book just really annoys me, and lets be honest this just really a much wor
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Kit Kat
These books were all awesome! I don't know why they aren't popular. Just the right amount of drama, romance, distrust, and plot twists to keep me wanting more! I wished these books were longer with a longer series. All the characters in this series are complex, and they feel realistic. The relationships keep going to unexpected places, some where you would never expect to go. I thought this would be a girly, generic book for high school girls, but this book exceeded my expectations. The series ...more
Michael
Aug 15, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Yeesh, this book was pretty horrible and superficial. Coming from someone who loves "Gossip Girl" and other series similar to it. This book didn't work for me. I like some parts, but mostly I hated all the characters. Especially Harper, Kaia, Kane, Adam--actually, scratch that. I hated all of them. They were all vile, heartless and lusting for anyone who had a hot body and plus it made me feel bad about myself. I think I'm done reading these books from now on if it means hurting my self-esteem. ...more
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Robin Wasserman is the author of the novel GIRLS ON FIRE. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Tin House, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and several short story anthologies. A recent MacDowell Colony fellow, she is also the New York Times bestselling author of more than ten novels for young adults and teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Southern New Hampshire University.
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Other Books in the Series

Seven Deadly Sins (7 books)
  • Envy (Seven Deadly Sins, #2)
  • Pride (Seven Deadly Sins, #3)
  • Wrath (Seven Deadly Sins, #4)
  • Sloth (Seven Deadly Sins, #5)
  • Gluttony (Seven Deadly Sins, #6)
  • Greed (Seven Deadly Sins, #7)

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