What a stupid book! It doesn't deserve a real review. I can't belive I payed money for that! Bad story, bad characters, and an even worse performer (IWhat a stupid book! It doesn't deserve a real review. I can't belive I payed money for that! Bad story, bad characters, and an even worse performer (I listened to the audiobook). ...more
Dieses Buch ist eines der schlechtesten, die ich je gelesen bzw. gehört habe. Die Charaktere sind grauenvoll und ich wollte nur noch, dass es vorbei iDieses Buch ist eines der schlechtesten, die ich je gelesen bzw. gehört habe. Die Charaktere sind grauenvoll und ich wollte nur noch, dass es vorbei ist. Nie konnte ich mich weniger mit Charakteren identifizieren. Ganz, ganz schlecht! Die Story ist auch nicht viel besser....more
Oh, this was a really bad read. I don't even want to write a real review because it would only upset me. The book is a mess. The whole story does notOh, this was a really bad read. I don't even want to write a real review because it would only upset me. The book is a mess. The whole story does not make sense at all. The author jumps from scene to scene wihout a plan. ...more
"This goes against everything that I am, Sarai," he says and then kisses me. "No, it doesn't," I whisper and kiss him back. "It's you becoming more o"This goes against everything that I am, Sarai," he says and then kisses me. "No, it doesn't," I whisper and kiss him back. "It's you becoming more of who you really are."
The Book in General This was an unexpectedly amazing read! I loved the book from the very first sentence. I've always wanted to read something with a myterious hitman who is falling for his target. This is a captivating story with gorgeous characters. I can't freaking wait for the sequel!!!
The Story After 9 years of bondage, sex slave Sarai sees her only chance of escaping the Mexican drug lord, Javier, who held her captive in the handsome killer Victor. Victor is there to close a deal. Back in his car, Sarai suprises him and persuates him to helping her. Overpowering Sarai, Victor then uses her as leverage since she's always been Javier's favorite. Knowing too much, Sarai soon finds herself being a target of her own. Slowly gaining trust towards each other, Victor can't help himself and feels more and more protective of Sarai. Being his employer's number one because of his reliability, detachment, and emotionlessness, Sarai might be the one thing to undo him, which is dangerous and might cost both their lifes....
The Characters OMG! I loved them so much! Sarai and Victor have become two of my favorite characters ever! Redmerski created two very authentic protagonists. I could totally relate to them and their choices. I adored Victor's struggle with his own developing feelings for Sarai. The same holds true for her. The way and the time it took for them to build trust to each other was absolutely credible. I loved that they both were so fucked up. I absolutely fell in love with Victor! He is so awesome, hot, mysterious, masculine, dangerous - drop-dead-gorgeous...
The Style As I said, the story is very believable with stunningly strong characters. It is written from both POVs in the first person - my absolute favorite! Redmerski chose some kind of cliffhanger for the ending which makes me all antsy for the installment to come out!
Conclusion I loved this novel so much! I could read it over and over again. ...more
The Book in General Fallen Too Far was a really nice read, predictable up to a certain point, but nice. There was some kind of a cliffhanger. ThereforeThe Book in General Fallen Too Far was a really nice read, predictable up to a certain point, but nice. There was some kind of a cliffhanger. Therefore, I started reading the sequel Never Too Far right afterwards.
The Story After her mother's death, 19-year-old Blaire has nothing and no one left in her life. She asks her father for help. He tells her she could come to Florida to life with him and his new wife. But when she arrives at the address he gave her, she is told that he has left for Paris with his wife. The only one home is her gorgeous and insanely rich stepbrother, Rush, she didn't even know about. Not knowing her either Rush sends Blaire away, but makes up his mind in time to stop her from leaving. He lets her stay in his house for month so she can find a job and a place for herself. Due to her stunning beauty, Blaire is able to immediately get a job at the local country club. Being attracted to each other, Rush - being the son of a rock star and a man-whore - tells her to stay away from him for her own good though, which, of course, she doesn't/can't... But he keeps things from her that he shouldn't...
The Characters I always have problems with female protagonists. They're mostly dumb and stupid. Blaire is pretty likable (view spoiler)[, although she also is a virgin who gets devirginized by a promiscuous man - booooring!!! (hide spoiler)] and naive at same time. That always gets on my nerves. Rush is very hot, of course. Also very jealous... I liked him, though. Beth is a cool friend, and I adored Woods.
The Style The simple writing style isn't the best, really. Typos and lots of repetitions. The book is written only from Blaire's PO_V, which will change in the sequel.
Conclusion Books 1 and 2 should be read together. End of book 1 was a little suprising, which was nice. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
Ich habe das Buch geschenkt bekommen, da ich bald selbst nach London gehe, um dort zu studieren. Es ist eine sehr schöne, aber auch informative GeschiIch habe das Buch geschenkt bekommen, da ich bald selbst nach London gehe, um dort zu studieren. Es ist eine sehr schöne, aber auch informative Geschichte, genau für so Leute wie mich.
Bei einigen Storys musste ich allerdings schmunzeln und dachte, dass diese vielleicht nicht so ganz der Wahrheit entsprechen und etwas ausgeschmückt waren. Aber das hat der Spannung beim Lesen natürlich keinen Abbruch getan.
Ilse Frapans Wir Frauen haben kein Vaterland habe ich gelesen, als ich Praktikantin in einem Hamburger Verlag war. Das "Manuskript" (das Original vonIlse Frapans Wir Frauen haben kein Vaterland habe ich gelesen, als ich Praktikantin in einem Hamburger Verlag war. Das "Manuskript" (das Original von 1899 in abkopierter Form) wurde der Programmleitung empfohlen, da es wohlmöglich gut in die Verlagsreihe "Literatinnen um 1900" passe. Ich habe dementsprechend ein Kurzexposé dazu angefertigt.
Davon abgesehen, dass diese Art der Literatur nicht meinem persönlichen Geschmack entspricht, hat mir die Lektüre dennoch Spaß gemacht.
Geschrieben mit nicht nur einem Hauch Feminismus und Emanzipation, spiegelt der Roman das Leben Frapans wider. Wenn man sich im Vorfeld mit ihrer eigenen Biographie beschäftigt, bemerkt man die Parallelen zur Protagonistin....more
The Book In General OMG, this was like torture - and I don't mean in a good way... It's a really bad book! Obviously, it was a lot like Beautiful DisasteThe Book In General OMG, this was like torture - and I don't mean in a good way... It's a really bad book! Obviously, it was a lot like Beautiful Disaster. Apparently, Cameron liked that one very much because her story and characters were so, so similar to Jamie McGuire's. It's another one of those "virgin-meets-bad-boy".
The Story So, Taylor lives in a dorm with three roommates. One of those cancelled on them last minute and the housing department sends someone new - a guy called Hunter. He's got tattoos all over his body and he goes for what he wants, which is now Taylor. No need to say that she is freaking out (although I didn't get why because it's a co-ed dorm - so she should have at least thought it possible for housing to move a guy into their appartment) because they also have to share a room. Hunter immediately notices her discomfort towards him and suggests a (really stupid) bet (that doesn't even make a little sense). If she can proof to him until the end of semester that she either hates or loves him, he is going to move out.
The Characters I hated Taylor from the bottom of my heart. No need to elaborate... Hunter was okay, I guess. But again, he was way too similar to McGuire's Travis.
Conclusion So many things that didn't add up. They simply didn't make any sense. This book was a waste of time. But I guess one has to read a really bad book once in a while to be able to appreciate the good ones even more......more
The Book in General It's time I write this review. Well, I really, really liked the book. I didn't expect it to be so funny and endearing. It was tragicThe Book in General It's time I write this review. Well, I really, really liked the book. I didn't expect it to be so funny and endearing. It was tragic and sad as well, but when you read a book about people having cancer, you kinda count on those adjectives.
The Story The life of 16-year-old cancer suviver Hazel sucks. Not being able to go to school, dragging an oxygen tank after her 24/7, being exausted after only a little exertion - that's not the life a teenger wishes for, even though that her being still alive is a miracle. And on top of that Hazel's mom thinks she is depressed and wants her to go a support group for young cancer patients. But there she meets the gorgeous, optimistic, quick-witted Augustus. They like eath other right away. Hazel tells him about her favorite book by Dutch-American author Peter van Houten. Since the book ends in the middle of a sentence, Hazel really needs to get some answers from van Houten, but he never replied to any of her letters. Augustus, however, does get a response...
The Characters I like them all very much. Loved Hazel, loved Gus, loved Hazel's mom, Hazel's dad... Everyone! Awesome characters with a really hard life and not knowing what tomorrow brings for themselves or their loved ones...
Conclusion Everyone should read this book. It's so well written with lovely characters....more
The Book in General I liked Easy by Tammara Webber, but, in my opinion, it is still overrated. The rating is way too high. It was better than most of tThe Book in General I liked Easy by Tammara Webber, but, in my opinion, it is still overrated. The rating is way too high. It was better than most of the very similar stuff I read last year (Beautiful Disaster, My Favorite Mistake), but the whole topic of girl meeting a really hot guy who is so head over heels for her that she can hardly believe her luck felt kind of old and stale. Even so, the book featured some new things, for which I was very grateful...
The Story The story is about college student Jacqueline who was recently dumped by her ex-boyfriend. Still miserable about the break-up, one night after a party she goes to her car all by herself, only to be suprised by one of her ex's friends. He almost succeeds in raping her, but she gets unexpectedly saved by a guy. After that night, she literally meets him everywhere: in class, in Starbucks, in a club... Jacqueline almost immediately feels attrackted to him, and her friends pressure her to use Lucas as a rebound to get over her ex-boyfriend. At the same time, she gets help from a tutor named Landon with catching up with one of her classes. Due to being a tutor herself, unfortunately she can't attend his tutoring sessions, and they only correspond via email. That way, they hit it off right away as well... Finding herself in some kind of love four-angle (Lucas, Landon, and ex Kennedy), Jacqueline still has to battle with her fear of rapist Buck.
The Characters I liked Jacqueline better than most of the female characters of other books, but I still didn't love her. Thank God, she wasn't a total prude and virgin either (I couldn't have taken one more of those novels!). I also think that her sudden realization that Kennedy is a jerk was not convincing and even a little illogical. Lucas is an okay character. He's hot and smart, of course. Every woman wants him - boring! His many secrets were suprising for a change, though.
(view spoiler)[They not once say "I love you" - wow!!! I thought it was really mean in a way when Jacqueline compared Kennedy and Lucas so much - the make-outs, the sex ect. and that Kennedy was apparently so bad at it... Why didn't Lucas/Landon text or email after that first make-out session? (hide spoiler)]
Conclusion It was an okay read. But it is definitely not worth the 4.33 rating!["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more