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Ich will dich nicht töten (John Cleaver #3)

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Meine wichtigsten Regeln lauten: Sieh Mädchen nicht an. Sprich nicht länger mit ihnen als nötig. Und, um Gottes willen, verlieb dich nicht in sie! Doch nun ist da Marci, und sie ist unwiderstehlich. Ich möchte mit ihr zusammen sein. Ich möchte sie berühren. Ich möchte einfach ein normaler sechzehnjähriger Junge sein. Doch ich bin alles andere als das – ich bin ein Serienki ...more
Paperback, 440 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Piper (first published March 30th 2010)
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I’m a little sad to think the John Cleaver series is now over. I was really enjoying the socially awkward teenage sociopath and his struggle through high school. While the supernatural twist was a good one, I really wanted to know more about John and his struggle with others and teenage urges. I wonder if there are more books like this.
Carolyn  Storer
3.5 Stars

I have been waiting for 'I Don't Want To Kill You' for what feels like forever. I absolutely loved the first two 'John Cleaver' novels and just couldn't wait to get my hands on a copy of the third and final book in this chilling trilogy. I cracked this baby open with great anticipation.

We meet John only a short time on from where 'Mr Monster' finished and there is another demon in town. This time it's after him. John has killed two of the demons friends and it wants revenge. John spends
Apr 25, 2011 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: youngadult, fantasy
I got so into this book that I burned off a chunk of my hair trying to read and use the blowdryer at the same time. I might take the chunk and mail it to Dan . . .

Because Dan is amazing. His brain just doesn't work like mine does. It's not that the whole serial killer thing worries me . . . if you ask around, you will probably find quite a few of your friends know random facts about serial killers, or Jack the Ripper, or true crimes. Who cares about that? What amazes me about Dan Wells is the i
Yolanda Sfetsos
After absolutely loving the first and second books in the John Cleaver series, I couldn't wait to get stuck into this one... and it didn't disappoint.

John's not like other teenage boys. He doesn't have real friends, he tries to keep his distance from girls, he enjoys helping his mother in the family mortuary, he's an expert on serial killers, he has a set of rules he constantly recites to himself, and he's a sociopath. Oh, plus he's killed two demons. Evil demons that decided to terrorise his to
Heidi Tighe
Apr 03, 2011 Heidi Tighe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book didn't scare me, which confuses me because it seems like it did many others, but it thrilled me, moved me, inspired me.

First, his characters: in addition to John Wayne Cleaver, who's a pretty unique fellow in and of himself, Wells creates amazing characters. He doesn't take shortcuts or rely on tropes and stereotypes. The voluptuous most popular girl at school? Guess what--she's not an empty-headed bimbo. She's smart, reflective, even wise. Wayne's mother is neither the denial-ridden,
Apr 30, 2011 Marvin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
I just finished the John Wayne Cleaver trilogy by Dan Wells and here is my ratings for each novel:

I An Not a Serial Killer: Four stars
Mr. Monster: Four and a half stars.
I Don't Want to Kill You: Five stars.

I listed my rating because this is what I think a trilogy should do. It should build on each book making the next one even better. You should never get the feeling that the author is just trying to finish it up or complete for the pay check. Dan Wells appears totally invested in each work. In
Ranting Dragon
Dec 13, 2011 Ranting Dragon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: guests

This review contains minor spoilers for Mr. Monster

I Don’t Want To Kill You is the final entry in the John Cleaver trilogy by Dan Wells, following I Am Not A Serial Killer and Mr. Monster, and it brings the series to a thrilling conclusion.

Having finally come to terms with the darkness inside him that he calls ‘Mr. Monster,’ teenage sociopath John Cleaver makes it his personal mission to hunt down and destroy demons as I Don’t Want To Kill You continues hi
Pansy Lane
Mar 26, 2012 Pansy Lane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-books
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May 06, 2012 Matthew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Ryan Lawler
May 08, 2012 Ryan Lawler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I Don’t Want To Kill You is the third and final book in the John Cleaver series. After the awesome debut of I Am Not A Serial Killer and the sheer epicness that was Mr. Monster, this book had some mighty big boots to fill. In the end this book may have fallen just short of the level set by Mr. Monster, but it is still a brilliant book and a fitting a fitting end to the series.

I Don’t Want To Kill You starts a few months after the end of Mr. Monster. John is still feeling the affects from his bat
Alex Ristea
Dan Wells doesn't pull any punches in his conclusion of this fun and fast trilogy.

I thought the climax worked perfectly because it culminated so many emotional threads that had been set up in the previous books. I was completely unprepared for how hard it would hit me. The end isn't happy (in fact it's quite dark and introspective), but it's exactly what this story needed.

As an epic fantasy guy, I'd almost given up hope on short novels (<500 pages long) pleasing me. There just isn't enough ti
[Name Redacted]
Sep 12, 2015 [Name Redacted] rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, psychology
First Read: ? - Sept. 3, 2015
Second Read: Sept. 10th, 2015 - Sept. 12th, 2015

I don't even know how to process my reaction to this book. Wells kicks things up a notch for the (apparent) finale* of his "John Cleaver" series, but much of this book is actually dedicated to John's relationships to and with other people -- more than ever, John is forced to confront who and what he is and how others see him. It's incredible, it's gripping, and it's horrifying. And the final revelation of who and what "
Lori Anaple
Jan 23, 2013 Lori Anaple rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense, paranormal, 2013
I finally get it. It took me three books to do it, but somewhere in this one I had an "AHA" moment. I have to look at this book from a religious perspective. Not religious in terms of preachy, become a christian, but religious as in choice and a loving God.

There are three pivotal scenes which led me here. The first was in Mr. Monster when John didn't kill the asshat who beat on his sister; where he learned that he would be no better than said asshat if he killed or even hurt him. The second is a
*Actually 3.5 stars*

The plot this time around was disappointingly full of obvious red herrings. I knew within the first chapter where Nobody was hiding, and it was kind of ridiculous that talented, intelligent John was missing it. Similarly, I found the serial killer who John identified as who he could end up being if he made the wrong choices to be a bit heavy-handed. John was already well aware of the risks of his sociopathy from the very first book. It felt a bit unnecessary to make this such
Sofia Teixeira
Mar 28, 2013 Sofia Teixeira rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A curiosidade nasceu com Não Sou Um Serial Killer, a paixão e o vício com Senhor Monstro e é já com saudades que me despeço de John Cleaver em Não Te Quero Matar. Dan Wells conseguiu construir uma história fantástica com uma personagem principal sólida e fascinante e com um enredo de prender o leitor do início ao fim, mantendo sempre o suspense até às últimas páginas.

No fim do Senhor Monstro, John fez uma promessa solene - iria destruir Ninguém. Como? Ainda não sabia. Porém, não demorou muito a
Reinaldo Lourenço
Apr 07, 2016 Reinaldo Lourenço rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lidos-2016
Estava indeciso entre 4 e 5* mas como foi o livro que mais gostei vou dar as 5*
É o fim (será) de uma triologia que começou morna e acabou mto quente (literalmente) :)
Para mim é o melhor livro da triologia, mais complexo que os anteriores mas sempre com uma escrita muito cativante e cheia de humor.
É engraçada esta mistura entre o policial e o sobrenatural.
Pelos vistos o autor está a escrever uma 2a triologia mas nao sei se será editada por cá... o Blog/FB da Contraponto está parado desde Julho de
Mar 05, 2015 Brad rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm really surprised and a little miffed at myself for not revisiting this series. I had it waiting for years, but another book always pushed it out of the way. Well I finally rectified that.

I always wanted to compare this to Dexter, but I was continually disappointed by John's lack of real charm. Fortunately, the mysteries are all quite good and who doesn't like a little demon hunting? The plots aren't that predictable, and these read very well. I have to say that I may have underestimated the
Terry Weyna
Apr 29, 2013 Terry Weyna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I Don’t Want to Kill You is the final book in Dan Wells’s JOHN CLEAVER trilogy. It’s a powerful conclusion, sad, brutal, humorous and loving all at the same time. Wells has done a fine job of writing three books that can stand each stand on their own, but which together make a powerful coming-of-age story.

John Cleaver is 16 or 17, and in some ways a typical teenager; he eats huge bowls of cereal, goes to high school, argues with his mother. But John is a sociopath, and he wants very much to be a
colleen the fabulous fabulaphile

For most of this book, it was easily a 4-star. It was engaging and entertaining, and I really liked the addition of Marci to the cast. She brought a spark, and it was interesting to see John start to make an actual connection with someone.

I was a bit frustrated with John now and again, in his hunt for the demons, because I'd cottoned on to a couple of things long before he did. I can write it off as his obsession making him a bit myopic, but I still wanted to reach through and shake him a few
Sam Whitehouse
Rating: 5/5
I Am Not a Serial Killer, the first book in the John Cleaver series (which has recently been extended to 6 books) was one of the best books I read last year. The sequel, Mr Monster, wasn’t as good as its predecessor, but it was still crazily paced, with plenty of tension and Cleaver’s witty, crazy first person narration. The second book suffered from being similar to the first, and not really developing in terms of plot or character.
The third book manages to be just as good as the fi
Aug 07, 2014 Nima rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
ezt a démonos szálat még mindig nem tudom mire vélni. az eseményeket tekintve mintha komolyan gondolná, de ott a lehetőség, hogy ez csak az emberben rejlő gonosz megjelenítése.
a végén picit meglepődtem. azt gondolom, kár John Cleaverért és a pszichopata létéért, de lehet, hogy a legtöbb olvasót megnyugtatta a fordulat.
Once again a great John Cleaver novel. I'm eager for the next trilogy!
Mike (the Paladin)
This is the third installment in the story of our intrepid sociopathic monster hunter/killer.

John has a trying life, as do those who care for him...or find themselves in their vicinity. For the first two books I fond these books very interesting. Here we got very involved in John trying to function in a world that he just doesn't get without seeming too weird, dangerous...frightening. After a while here I burned out on John's frustration. The story simply bogged down a bit in the middle. We've t
Miguel Benitez
Mar 24, 2016 Miguel Benitez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is my fave till now , it was amazing and made me feel a lot of emotions, this saga gets better with each book. ...more
May 04, 2016 Gina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third and final book in Wells' John Cleaver trilogy. Well...but now he has written two more books which I'll read. Still, I found the conclusion to this as a trilogy satisfying. Cleaver is a budding sociopath who has designed strict rules for himself in order to keep from becoming a serial killer, but then he discovers demons exist. Game on. These books are dark and disturbing, but this one had me choking up a time or two. When three people John cares about - and wow he was surprised ...more
Sep 04, 2016 Munke rated it really liked it
ist es wirklich vorbei? jetzt geht die Dämonenjagd doch erst richtig los?!
eine ganz gute Reihe, wenn man sich an das übernatürliche gewöhnt hat ^^
Emm ☿ Synklaire
4.5 Stars
Quite awesome. This one I felt, was a little more slow-paced than the two before it, and in the first half especially is more speculation than action. Is that a bad thing? No, actually. There's a lot of character development there.

In summation, John has invited this creature called Nobody down to his hometown, completely unaware of what this monster can do... though that fact doesn't really hit him until bodies start to drop.
He suspects this Nobody is at the heart of two mysteries - a c
Matt Hayes
Oct 19, 2016 Matt Hayes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are just a few things barring this from a full-fledged 5-star rating.

First of all, let me start by saying that I Don't Want to Kill You is a VAST improvement from its predecessor, Mr. Monster, which I wasn't too big a fan of. The third installment in the John Cleaver trilogy builds on the ideas of the first two books and provides a satisfying conclusion to the story that started with I Am Not a Serial Killer. The plot was intelligent and cohesive; the writing, as always, was fluid and eas
Oct 10, 2016 Anali rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

"Era como si toda la población estuviera infectada de corrupción, como si se estuviera destrozando a sí misma antes de que los demonios tuvieran tiempo de hacerlo ellos mismos. ¿Merece la gente así ser salvada? Más concretamente: ¿quieren esas personas que las salven?"

Ummm...Me ha gustado más que los anteriores así que se ha ganado las 4 estrellas. O más bien, John Cleaver se ha ganado las estrellas.

Como en los libros anteriores, ha sido mi personaje favorito. Sigue estando loco, sigue ten
Dalia Carolina
Oct 18, 2016 Dalia Carolina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Esto está cada vez mejor. ¡Qué final!
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Dan Wells is a thriller and science fiction writer. Born in Utah, he spent his early years reading and writing. He is he author of the Partials series (Partials, Isolation, Fragments, and Ruins), the John Cleaver series (I Am Not a Serial Killer, Mr. Monster, and I Don't Want To Kill You), and a few others (The Hollow City, A Night of Blacker Darkness, etc). He was a Campbell nomine for best new w ...more
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