Not many books leave me speechless, because I'm someone who has always something to say, about everything. Not many...moreScroll down for the German review:
Not many books leave me speechless, because I'm someone who has always something to say, about everything. Not many books make really shiver. Not many books make me read them in just one night without looking at the clock once. Not many books make me turn on the light because I'm actually scared in the dark.
Bad Blood did all that and it didn't even need to try hard. The story is not just interesting or strange it is fascinating. The book is dark mysterious and exciting up to a point where your own heart races, though you are still sitting curled up in a blanket at your favorite reading-place. It has great characters and a great storyline, the writing is just breathtaking. This book is not something for everyone, but nevertheless everyone should try it. It is just spellbinding, again I'm speechless. Definitely one of the best books I have ever read
Deutsch: Nicht viele Bücher machen mich sprachlos, denn ich bin ein Mensch, der eigentlich immer zu allem etwas zu sagen hat. Nicht viele Bücher bereiten mir Gänsehaut. Nicht viele Bücher sorgen dafür, dass ich sie in einer Nacht lese ohne auch nur einmal auf die Uhr zu sehen. Nicht viele Bücher sorgen dafür, dass ich das Licht anmache, weil mir die Dunkelheit tatsächlich Angst bereitet.
Böses Blut hat all das getan und es musste sich noch nicht einmal anstrengen.
Die Geschichte ist nicht nur interessant oder seltsam, sie ist faszinierend. Das Buch ist dunkel, mysteriös und spannend bis zu dem Punkt, an dem dein eigenes Herz wie wild schlägt, obwohl du immernoch gemütlich an deinem Lieblingsleseplatz sitzt.
Es hat nicht nur eine großartige Geschichte sondern auch großartige Charaktere. Der Stild er Autorin ist einfach nur atemberaubend. Ich weiß nicht genau wie sie es macht, aber es gelingt ihr eine wunderbare Atmosphere zu erschaffen.
Dieses Buch ist definitiv nicht für jeden geeignet, aber dennoch sollte es jeder probieren. Es ist einfach nur bezaubernd, wieder bin ich sprachlos.
Eines der besten Bücher unserer Zeit. Und das sage ich ohne zu übertreiben.
When I first saw this book on a shelf in my bookstore-of-trust I thought something like "yeah, this sounds cool" and look...moreScroll down for German review
When I first saw this book on a shelf in my bookstore-of-trust I thought something like "yeah, this sounds cool" and looking back from now this was a very stupid thing to think. Because this book is definitely not just "cool", it's awesome. Though I sometimes had to fight my way through some passages I enjoyed reading it. The beginning leaves you so desperate for the end that you can't do anything else than continue. The plot itself is new and refreshing:
The story takes place in England at the end of the nineteenth century. Gemma and her friends live in a boarding school. To escape the strict rules they meet secretly in a cave. Gemma finds an old diary and they discover the story of a magic land. A land they can enter, a land where they can do anything they want... Unfortunately this land isn't as safe as it seems. But what has Gemmas dead mother to do with it? A dangerous enemy appears and the girls have to find out what story really underlies the diary. A dangerous, mysterious and breathtaking adventure begins. Filled with hope, fear, danger, love and most of all friendship.
The Author Libba Bray has a nice writing style and creates wonderful characters you empathize and sympathize with the moment they speak their first line. All in all the book is a piece of great fantasy for all who are sick of the vampires and wizards hanging around in bookstores these days.
Als ich dieses Buch zum ersten Mal auf einem Regal in dem Buchhandel meines Vertrauens sah dachte ich etwas wie "Wow, das klingt cool". Wenn ich jetzt auf diesen Moment zurückblicke war dies wirklich ein dummer Gedanken. Denn dieses Buch ist nicht nur "cool" es ist wunderbar. Obwohl ich mich durch einige Stellen regelrecht durchkämpfen musste habe ich es gern gelesen. Der Anfang sorgt dafür, dass man so verzweifelt erfahren will das es endet, es bleibt einem gar nicht anderes übrig als weiter zu lesen. Der Plot an sich ist neu (Und das will etwas heißen, da ich schon viele Bücher dieser Art gelesen habe) und erfrischend:
Die Geschichte spielt in England am Ende des 19 Jahrhunderts. Gemma und ihre Freunde leben in einem Internat. Um den strängen Regeln zu entgehen treffen sie sich heimlich in einer Höhle. Gemma findet ein altes Tagebuch und so entdecken sie die Geschichte eines magischen Landes. Ein Land, das sie betreten können, ein Land in dem sie alles tun können, dass sie wollen... Unglücklicherweise ist dieses Land nicht so sicher, wie es den Anschein hat. Aber was hat Gemmas tote Mutter mit all dem zu tun? Ein gefährlicher Feind erscheint und die Mädchen müssen herausfinden, welche Geschichte dem Tagebuch wirklich zugrunde liegt. Ein gefährliches, mysteriöses und atemberaubendes Abenteuer beginnt. Gefüllt mit Hoffnung, Angst, Gefahr, Liebe und vor allem Freundschaft.
Die Autorin Libba Bray hat einen guten Schreibstil und erschafft Charaktere mit denen man fühlt und die einem von dem Moment an sympatisch sind, an dem sie ihren ersten Satz sagen. Zusammengefasst ist dieses Buch wirklich gute Fantasy, für alle die all die Vampire und Zauberer Leid sind, die sich heutzutage in den Buchläden tummeln. (less)
When i started this book I wanted to set sales and leave home, for a journey into distant countries full with magic, fantasy, and a lot of words. Now I...moreWhen i started this book I wanted to set sales and leave home, for a journey into distant countries full with magic, fantasy, and a lot of words. Now I'm back and I can't say I'm disappointed. But I'm not totally thrilled either. I can't tell you the exact reason why, but this book didn't get me as hooked as other fantasy books before. Maybe my expectations for fantasy is always a little high, since I grew up with the Lord of the Rings.
Dawn Cook, who you might know as Kim Harrison is able to write a book in this genre without making the reader think "Oh, we already had that", half a dozen times. This plot seems to be new and thrilling. New lands, a new kind of magic and even more important new creatures await you within these books. The setting is a place where magic still exists, but most people think it's all just a legend. People called the Keepers learn to use magic in a secret place in the mountains called, the Hold. I really like the two main characters Alissa and Strell and how they're fighting all the time :) They are threedimensional and really funny. And i even liked the villain a lot.
Though it did not get me hooked as much as others, I'm definitely reading the rest of the series. The cliffhanger is interesting but not to "cliffy".
I can’t tell you more, simply because I do not know what else to say. Something in this book didn’t work with me. And I can’t remember what. I recommend it to anyone who likes a good but light fantasy read. (less)
This book captures the charm and witt of the TV series. It is as funny as the series and the characters are as belivable and loveable. You can really...moreThis book captures the charm and witt of the TV series. It is as funny as the series and the characters are as belivable and loveable. You can really imagine your favorite Demonhunters act like they do in this book. For all fans of the series it will be great to finally find out so much about Mary Winchester, her parents and how she met John. I personally liked the fact, that all three generations of Winchesters fought the same ghost. I liked to compare their acting, family similarities and differences. I loved reading something about Dean and Sam as children since it explains, especially on Deans side, why he acts the way he does. For everyone who doesn't know this series I do not recommend this book as a start. Don't get me wrong, everyone should start this series. But Heart of the Dragon will just confuse you if you do not know the background of the last four seasons of Supernatural. All those names, people and events reffered to will surely destroy the fun for anyone who does not know what happened before. I read and reviewed another Supernatural book called "Witch's Canyon" and as I said there I have to admitt there are some things I did not like. The book has many details, acting, setting, and everything else. In a normal scene that helps to imagine how it would be in a TV series. But in really thrilling scenes, dark scenes, fight scenes, and most important ghost scenes that just takes the thrill away.
But anyway I still recommend this book to fans of the series who just cannot get enough of the Winchesters. Everyone else should start at the beginning, the first season, not with this book. (less)
Das Buch trägt den Namen Blutsschwestern und im Mittelpunkt steht die junge Rose. Sie ist eine Dhampirin, halb Mensch halb Vampir, und wir auf der Sch...moreDas Buch trägt den Namen Blutsschwestern und im Mittelpunkt steht die junge Rose. Sie ist eine Dhampirin, halb Mensch halb Vampir, und wir auf der Schule St. Vladimir ausgebildet, um eines Tages eine Wächterin zu werden. In der Welt des Buches gibt es neben Dhampiren und Menschen nämlich noch zwei Arten von Vampiren: Die guten Moroi, die eine Affinität zu den Elementen haben und die untoten Strigoi.
Da Strigoi liebend gerne Moroi-Blut trinken müssen diese vor ihnen beschützt werden. Deswegen gibt es die Wächter. Rose trainiert hart, damit sie eines Tages als Wächterin ihrer besten Freundin Lissa zugeteilt wird. Lissa ist das letzte lebende Mitglied einer einst angesehenen Moroi Königsfamilie.
Rose zur Seite steht ihr Ausbilder Dimitri, der auf Rose eine ganz besondere Anziehung ausübt. Doch die Mauern von St. Vladimir sind nicht so sicher, wie alle denken und auch in den eigenen Reihen gibt es manche, die nur ihre eigenen Interessen verfolgen...
3 Gründe für Vampire Academy:
1. Es sticht in der heutigen Flut von Vampirbüchern positiv heraus.
2. Man kann mit den Charakteren sehr gut mitfühlen und es wird nie langweilig.
3. Die Autorin Richelle Mead hat einen erfrischenden Schreibstil der den Leser schon von der ersten Seite an gefangen hält und nicht mehr .loslässt.
Manche sagen, VA würde wie viele andere Bücher auf der Welle des Vampirhypes mitschwimmen und es ist wirklich schwer, bei dem großen Angebot die wirklich guten herauszupicken, doch Vampire Academy steht ganz oben auf der Liste.(less)
As I started reading this book I thought of it as nothing new. But interesting creatures like the "Dream Stealer" and a wonderful heroine named Dru, w...moreAs I started reading this book I thought of it as nothing new. But interesting creatures like the "Dream Stealer" and a wonderful heroine named Dru, who you believe her story, proved that it was better than I first thought. She comes to life through her thoughts and the really good writing. Though the love-triangle between the characters is nothing new, too it is refreshing that you can not foresee who she will pick or if she will pick one. Lili St. Crow takes old things and twists them into something new. With an end that leaves you desperate for the rest "Strange Angels" has everything a good book needs. And that's what it is. A good book. Nothing less but nothing more, either. I`m definitely reading the rest of the series for it has great potential. And I just love dhampire :) For fans of Richelle Mead and her "Vampire Academy" Series(less)
I'm honestly not sure what I should say about this book. It is amazing, but if you`re reading this review that maybe means you read the other books an...moreI'm honestly not sure what I should say about this book. It is amazing, but if you`re reading this review that maybe means you read the other books and you already know that this series is amazing.
Last Sacrifice is a spellbinding, roller-coaster like ending to a wonderful series. Though I didn't wanted it to end like it did, Richelle Mead has a wonderful stile of writing and I was totally satisfied with the way she put the end into words. Honestly she could have killed EVERYONE at the end of this novel in a Shakespear-like tragedy and I still would be satisfied because she would have written it in such a wonderful way. I'm just happy she doesn't try to sell washing machines, because I would probably buy a dozen without needing one. But enough about this fabulous author, let's get back to the book: The outcome of this book wasn't really forseeable, though there were moments that foreshadowed the ending, but you can recognize them just from looking back already knowing how it will end. Watching the characters develop through such a lot of action and feelings, which where all perfectly described by the author and came to life within the pages, did never get boring, even not in the sixth book. Richelle Mead started this series with a BANG and she ended it with a even bigger BADAM!! And once again: This book is amazing!
Now Bloodlines can come. I'm really determined to find out what happens next to this breathtaking characters. (less)
The Blood Coven- Series is one I enjoyed right from the beginning. The idea of Goth-girl Rayne and how she wants to become a vampire was really intere...moreThe Blood Coven- Series is one I enjoyed right from the beginning. The idea of Goth-girl Rayne and how she wants to become a vampire was really interesting but nothing that really stood out of the crowd of vampire-books. And that crowd is big these days. The Protagonists of this books, Rayne and Sunny McDonald are of course lovely. I mean, the names? Just cute. When Rayne finally has the chance to become a vampire, things start to go down. The Bloodmate she shall have, the hot Vampireleader Magnus, mistakes Sunny for her and bites the twin instead. But Sunny doesn’t want to be a vampire. So she and Magnus set out to find the only cure to that curse: The holy grail. Then, in book two Raynes Teacher tells her, that he is part of a secret agency and it is his job to kill evil vampires. Enough reason for trouble? Well, it actually gets better: In every generation there is one girl, which is destined to be the Slayer. (Kinda reminds me of Buffy :) ) And ironically this time it’s Raynes turn. So she sets out to defeat evil Vampires, Magnus General, the (of course) hot Jareth on her side. So things down in the blood coven world got really amazing and it was really hard for me to imagine how Mari Mancusi would make it even more amazing in book three. I mean, how is she going to bring something new into the vamp-crowd? Too many sequels often kill a series, because it starts to get boring, the air is out or the reader just thinks: “Well, we had that before” But Mari Mancusi proofed that there is another way.
“Girls that Growl” is the third instalment and it is definitely worth reading. It didn’t kill the series, it made it better. This time Slayer Inc. sets Rayne on a new job: The Cheerleading Squad. Someone overheard the Pom-Pom swinging girls growling. So as tryouts approach Rayne is faced with something harder than defeating evil Vampires: turning from Goth into Girlie. But trouble continues and evidence the Squad is more likely a pack, a werewolf-pack, aren’t making things better.
In their third adventure the McDonald twins are faced with new foes as well as new friends. But is everything really as it seems?
I wouldn’t say “Girls that Growl” is the best book of the series, but it is definitely as good as the others. The whole Blood Coven Series is something no Vampire-friend should miss, but if you are already pissed of all the vampires running around here it is not going to make you into a vamp-lover. So all in all “Girls that Growl” is worth the money and definitely proved that the Blood Coven Series should continue. So now I’m waiting for the next one, and again it is “how is she going to top this?” :) (less)
A mesmerizing adventure that brings pirate tales onto a whole new level. The Story of Saffron Adams who lives knowing everything about her former live...moreA mesmerizing adventure that brings pirate tales onto a whole new level. The Story of Saffron Adams who lives knowing everything about her former lives, as 100 Dogs and as famous Pirate Emer Morisey is emotional and realistic though it is based on a myth. It is really good researched and takes the reader into a new world full of great dangers, where you can't tell right from wrong. You empathize with poor Emer while she struggles to find a way in life and her beloved Seanie. It is a tale about love that is strong enough to survive everything and about fear overtaking your brain. It shows how hope and self esteem can get you through everything. I personally liked Emers part of the Story more than Saffrons, though Heather Brewer, author of "The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod", was right when she sad "...I'd follow Saffron into the briny deep" I would follow Saffron everywhere, too, just to find out wich adventure comes next. And to help her find the treasures she deserves. The book gets you thinking. Questioning your life and if your happy in it or just bored. I really enjoyed the Dog Facts, because they show you a uncomplicated way of seeing life. Maybe that is the better way :) A wonderful story for everyone, not just for pirate lovers. A book that makes you want to sail the seven oceans. And I definitely adore the cover. (less)
When I read a book I'm normally really exited when there are only a few pages left before I get to the end. I love finding out how a story ends and th...moreWhen I read a book I'm normally really exited when there are only a few pages left before I get to the end. I love finding out how a story ends and the good feeling that I finally finished something that was worth my time. But when I read Sunshine by Robin McKinley I got sad, when there were only a few pages left to read. And I prayed, that there would be a sequel. Because the story is so exciting, dark and mysterious that I wanted more of it.
Sunshine is a young baker living in a world that is different from ours. There are spots you don't visit because of the dark magic that is there. You don`t go out at night, you may run into a vampire or something worse. One of those dark spots is near the lake Sunshine and her grandmother visited, when she was little. Because of that Spot she hasn't been there in ages, but now she wants to visit it again. Just to calm herself down and just for a few moments. The sun is still shining, so what could possible happen? Well you never know. A few yards back Constantin, a powerful vampire is held hostage by his enemies, weak because he didn't drink in a long time. So to keep him alive his enemies set out to find some food. And, of course, they run into Sunshine. So she is thrown into a room as breakfast for a monster, but the monster doesn't want to give his enemies the glory of seeing his weakness. Sunshine has to escape, but her only hope is the vampire chained to the wall opposite of her and the little tricks her grandmother used to show her years ago. How you can transform thing. Just tricks, not magic,right? Are Sunshine and Constantin able to escape? And is she able to safe him from the deadly sun shining outside, that she needs so much?
What I loved most about this books are the dark parts that send chills up and down your spine. I wouldn't consider it a YA book, it's way to creepy for that. And the best part? The heroine knows, how creepy all this is and she is freaked out as well. You can understand her feelings and reasons fully, something you can't do with every protagonist. And it is a Vampire story. But not one of the new ones. Those Vampires do not twinkle in the sun, they don't detest human blood and they really like hurting other beings. They are creepy, dangerous and inhuman. They are Vampires. Just like Dracula was back in the old days.
This book pulls you into its gloomy story and you can't get out until you finished it. And then you just want more. Definitely a must have for all lovers of obscure and good stories. For those who like being scared.(less)
This collection is really a must have. It's perfect for a summer vacation, no matter if you are really going abroad or just staying in balconia. The f...moreThis collection is really a must have. It's perfect for a summer vacation, no matter if you are really going abroad or just staying in balconia. The five authors are all really talented and I honestly can't say which of them has the best writing skills. There is a story for everyone, so I'm sure If you don't like most of the stories one is definetly shining out for you. I personally liked them all but loved "Nowhere Is Safe" by Libba Bray. The whole book deserves a re-read this summer and is going to be one of my "all-time-favorites" or at least one I'm always taking with me on Vacation. You don't know what might happen, right? And a little advice on how to handle a ship with vampires, teen witches or evil neighbours is nothing I wouldn't need. I just hope the next vacation is going to be as amazing as the stories in this book. Well, if it rains, I totaly know what I'm going to read... (less)