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Eistochter

(The Sensitives #1)

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3.69  ·  Rating details ·  388 ratings  ·  91 reviews
Nach dem Langen Winter, dem ein Großteil der Weltbevölkerung zum Opfer fiel, liegt der Staat im Kampf gegen die »Empfindsamen«, Menschen mit besonderen Fähigkeiten. Die 17-jährige Lark weiß, was von ihr als Nachfahrin der großen Staatsgründer verlangt wird: eine gehorsame Bürgerin werden. Aber dann wird ihre große Liebe Beck beschuldigt, zu den Empfindsamen zu gehören, und ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published February 17th 2014 by Blanvalet (first published December 5th 2011)
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Rebecca McNutt
Larkstorm is a more or less conventional dystopian novel, set in a society of rigid control where those who are different are ostracized. Divergent, anyone? But it's still a captivating story with an intriguing premise, and the characters are likable for the most part. I guess I personally just found the story a bit predictable. Having been forced to read every trendy dystopian novel in high school for English class, I learned that these books follow a pattern, and Larkstorm is no exception.

Wha
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Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
I so hate doing reviews about why I couldn't finish a book.

I got about 75% in and I just couldn't go further - Lark just annoyed me and Beck was a wussy.

The story was great up until Lark got to the Light Witches and then I just couldn't take the ribbing, the whining, the adults acting like children.

Now, these things that annoyed me, may not bother you so please don't go by the reason I stopped reading. Like I said, the beginning and the story line are unique and great!
Angela S
Sep 20, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Larkstorm is a cross-over between dystopian and traditional fantasy. Witches and super trains. Dark magic and repressed societies. Perhaps I'm just not well-read enough (even though I try), but I thought this was a unique cross-over combination that allowed for a lot of unusual plot development. What if witches brought about a global catastrophe? What would that look like and how would society rebuild itself with magic at the helm? Miller brings that world to life with intricate detail and descr ...more
Karekon
Jun 02, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, sci-fi
This book started out interesting then got progressively more icky.

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Debra Driza
I read an earlier version of this book and it was awesome! If you love stories about ill-fated romances, then this book is definitely for you!
steph
On first glance of the summary, I expected Larkstorm to be like the normal dystopian fare that is so popular nowadays. I was looking forward to seeing how Dawn Rae Miller would make her storyline fresh and unique, but I was still pleasantly surprised by the different approach she took with her book. Many dystopian elements are present in the story, but magic, the factions that broke apart because of it, and an unbreakable friendship are very much the central focus here.

After the Long Winter, the
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Sara
I'm kind of surprised at all the 5 star reviews for this book. While it wasn't bad, I didn't see the WOW factor that it seems everyone else did. I thought the beginning of the book had promise. It seemed as things progressed that I had a good grasp of the dystopian society and I was enjoying the setting of the story. As the story continued it lost me.

Once Beck left and Lark set out to find him I was excited to see where the story would go. The whole encounter with Lark's brother at the train st
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Andrea Snedaker
Dec 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011, dystopia, love, school, ya
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Seriously! I cannot say enough raving, fantastical, amazing things about this book!

I cannot wait to get my hands on a realy copy (I had to use Smashwords to get it). I want to reread it over and over.

Lark is one of those characters that you get sucked into, you see the world through her eyes, you are her when you read her. I pink puffy heary Miller for being that kind of author.

The entire concept of light and dark witches/sensitives, is one not touched much
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Carly
Feb 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Inhalt:
Lark lebt in einem Staat, in dem es von allen Bürgern erwartet wird sich an bestimmte Regeln zu halten. Jeder der die Regeln bricht, verliert nicht nur die Chance auf eine erfolgreiche Karriere...
Wenn Jugendliche ihr achtzehntes Lebensjahr erreichen, werden ihnen Partner zugewiesen, mit denen sie ihr Leben teilen müssen. Doch Lark und Beck sind anders, sie sind seit ihrer Geburt füreinander bestimmt und in einigen Monaten wird ihr Partnerbund endlich geschlossen. Obwohl sich Beck immer
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Kimberlee
Mar 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
" 4.7 on the Bell Curve."


The pacing of this moves quickly. I sat down and read it start to finish with only two breaks because I had to know what happened next.

Larkstorm has a multifaceted plot that slowly unravels over the course of the book. The prose is thankfully more literary than sarcastic. Each line feels carefully thought-out and it balances showing and telling very well.

My first impression was that the story was reminiscent of MATCHED, and was glad to see the elements which I found to
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Book Whales
Jan 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Originally posted @ Book Whales

She must kill the boy she loves, unless he kills her first


I love post- apocalyptic books and Larkstorm is one of my favorite. It’s not the typical zombie, asteroid, nuclear or alien invasion. I admit! I was surprised about it!! I don’t post spoilers so you have to read this book to find out what cost the destruction. You will be stunned! I like how the author created Lark’s world. It is very authentic; I can imagine myself living in there.

Lark Greene, lives a lif
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Singbarefoot
Nov 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just finished this book last night and I wish it hadn't ended. I love books where I feel a connection to the characters, and my heart is invested in their journey-Larkstorm is just that kind of book. The story pulled me in right away and I found myself immediately connecting to/becoming more curious about the characters-not just Lark and Beck, but their friends, their families, and as the story went on, even their enemies. The character development in this book is great-you want to know these ...more
Colleen
LarkStorm by Dawn Rae Miller 3/5
Lark – by chapter 6 the main female character Lark is confused and slightly whiney. Doesn’t seem to be a strong person, but relies on others. By chapter 9 there was a lot of character building and the story was starting to bore me. After chapter 9 things started to pick up and Lark seems to understand her situation. Lark loves Beck but is caught up with so much emotion that she doesn’t know what to do? Lark tries her best to learn her new abilities, but with the h
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Michelle Smith
Sadly, could only give 2 stars. I thought 4 at the beginning for its strong strong start, but it just degraded after that. I had high hopes for it, too, the story elements are all there - some might even say derivative (Uglies anyone? Matched anyone?), but it just turns into a jumble at the end.

I think it suffers from too much reveal. There are too many surprises, too many shocks. And they're all felt through Lark, who is just this messed up happy/sad split personality by the end. There's a lot
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Lisa
Dec 31, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm torn between giving this book three or a four stars. In the end, I'd have to say 3 1/2. When I first heard about Larkstorm I was super, super excited about it and obsessively searched everywhere for it. I expected this book to be a different kind of Dystopian(I don't know why, I just did.) and it was. I wouldn't count it as supernatural, but I'd say it falls more into that category than dystopian, I guess in the big picture it's dystopian, but anyway...I liked this book, but honestly, I thou ...more
Samantha
Apr 01, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-s-challenge, ya, arc
This was just not my cuppa. I pushed on through this entire book just to be even more disappointed by the end. The story has potential but the characters, the back story, the different elements just didn't gel together.
Angela
14 April 2015: $0.99 on Kindle

3 January 2015: $2.99 on Kindle
Chloe (Girl In The Woods Reviews)
When I finished LARKSTORM, there was something that seemed to capture the radiance that some books seem to lack in but this simply not-to-be put-down novel had that something I was looking for...
Kim
Nov 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, 2011, 2012, 2015, ebooks
I absolutely loved this book! It held my attention and I didnt find it too predictable. I fell in love with Beck and cant wait until the next book comes out. The ending definitely left me wanting more.
Ina Vainohullu f
Mar 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Lark und Beck. Beck und Lark.
Seit Kindesbeinen an sind die beiden unzertrennlich und fest davon überzeugt, das sie an ihrem 18. Geburtstag für den Rest ihres Lebens als Partner aneinander gebunden werden.
Doch kurz vor dem großen Tag beschuldigt man Beck zu den "Empfindsamen" zu gehören. Als Lark aus der Schule kommt ist Beck spurlos verschwunden und für sie bricht eine Welt zusammen. Doch dann hat sie einen Verdacht wo man ihn hat hinbringen lassen und so macht sie sich auf die Suche, die für si
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Sarina
Dec 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: jugendbuch, 2014, fantasy
„Zum ersten Mal in meinem Leben gibt es nichts, was mich beschützt. Ich habe immer hinter der Barrikade gelebt und sie nur in Begleitung verlassen. Hier draußen, allein, bin ich völlig schutzlos. Und völlig fehl am Platz.“ (S.104)

Zum Buchinhalt

Nach dem Langen Winter, dem ein Großteil der Weltbevölkerung zum Opfer fiel, liegt der Staat im Kampf gegen die »Empfindsamen«, Menschen mit besonderen Fähigkeiten. Die 17-jährige Lark weiß, was von ihr als Nachfahrin der großen Staatsgründer verlangt wird
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Jasi
Feb 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Das Cover von 'Eistochter' ist so wunderschön und nachdem man das Buch gelesen hat versteht man es auch, in der Kugel, die vielleicht die Kuppel oder die Ummantelung darstellen sollt, befindet sich Lark. Ein wenig errinert mich das Cover an 'Die Flucht' aus der Cassia & Ky Reihe nur das es hier einfach stimmiger und schöner aussieht.
Die Geschichte beginnt in der Schule, die Lark und Beck besuchen. Aber sie beide wissen sie noch nicht was an diesem Tag alles passieren wird: Empfindsame werden
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Ricarda Scola
Inhalt:

Als Tochter der mächtigsten Frau im Land steht Lark nicht nur eine glorreiche Zukunft bevor, sondern ihr Partner steht auch schon fest. Von Geburt an verbringt sie jeden Tag mit Beck und freut sich schon auf den Tag, an dem sie endlich offiziell aneinander gebunden werden. Doch dann verschwindet Beck plötzlich und wird beschuldigt ein Empfindlicher zu sein. Jemand, der über Magie verfügt und den Staat bedroht. Lark weigert sich, das zu glauben und macht sich selbst auf die Suche nach der
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Franzi303
Jun 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Das Cover:
Das Cover zu ‘Eistochter’ ist wirklich sehr hübsch und passt zur Geschichte. Es zeigt eine junge, dunkelhaarige Frau in einer Blase, die wie eine Schneekugel aussieht. Sie ist gefangen und hat ihre Hände an der Kugelwand. Dort, wo ihre Hände das Glas berühren, erscheinen Eiskristalle. Außerdem trägt sie ein hübsches weißes Kleid. Insgesamt ist das Cover, passend zum Titel, in kühlen Farben gehalten: Weiß und mehrere Blautöne.

Die Geschichte:
Lark Greene ist siebzehn und geht zusammen mit
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Margaret Alexander
I’d wanted to read this book for a while. It was definitely entertaining and had some great pacing.

The story starts off with Lark sharing a room for her entire life so far with Beck, her designated “mate.” She lives in a society where human population is closely monitored, hence the assigned mating. While this may sound like a dystopian story, don’t let that fool you. This is actually a futuristic fantasy…I guess? This is the issue I had with the story. The opening was off to a shaky and somewh
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Nicole Ramge
Feb 22, 2014 rated it liked it
Klappentext

Er ist ihre große Liebe – und zugleich ihr größter Feind …
Nach dem Langen Winter, dem ein Großteil der Weltbevölkerung zum Opfer fiel, liegt der Staat im Kampf gegen die »Empfindsamen«, Menschen mit besonderen Fähigkeiten. Die 17-jährige Lark weiß, was von ihr als Nachfahrin der großen Staatsgründer verlangt wird: eine gehorsame Bürgerin werden. Aber dann wird ihre große Liebe Beck beschuldigt, zu den Empfindsamen zu gehören, und verschwindet spurlos. Als sich Lark aufmacht, um seine
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Mellee Sharon Kal Sharons Books
Wegen des tollen Covers entschied ich mich dafür das Buch zu lesen und bereue es keinesfalls. Ich danke nochmal blanvalet für das Rezensionsexemplar!

Worum gehts?
Lark und Beck sind füreinander versprochen. An Larks 18. Geburtstag soll es nun losgehen doch alles kommt anders denn sie werden von sogenannten Empfindsamen angegriffen. Dies sind Wesen mit magischen Fähigkeiten und kurz darauf ist Beck verschwunden und die Suche nach diesem beginnt...wird Lark ihn wiedersehen oder gehört auch er zu den
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Rachel Naddeo
Mar 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've been wanting to read Larkstorm for a long time and most of the time when you expect too much from a novel, it can only disappoint you. But that was not the case with this one. With such an unique and exciting premise, Miller's novel is what everybody should be reading right now (if you haven't read it already)! Not to mention that Larkstorm has one of most beautiful cover I have ever seen (it will look SO good on my bookshelf)!

I won't tell you more about the story, since Goodreads' book des
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Jaylee
I only made it halfway through this one. This book is not particularly badly written, but the story just didn't hold water.

First off, it's a sort of dystopian society where you are not allowed to have sex until you are matched with your lifetime "mate." And yet, Lark and a boy have shared a room their entire lives. And their dorm matron asks, fearful, "have you two had sex yet??" because if they have, they're in big trouble with the government. Um. Then WHY ARE THEY SHARING A ROOM? If this is s
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Jacqueline
Mar 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gelesen
Er ist ihre große Liebe - und zugleich ihr größter Feind ... Nach dem Langen Winter, dem ein Großteil der Weltbevölkerung zum Opfer fiel, liegt der Staat im Kampf gegen die »Empfindsamen«, Menschen mit besonderen Fähigkeiten. Die 17-jährige Lark weiß, was von ihr als Nachfahrin der großen Staatsgründer verlangt wird: eine gehorsame Bürgerin werden. Aber dann wird ihre große Liebe Beck beschuldigt, zu den Empfindsamen zu gehören, und verschwindet spurlos. Als sich Lark aufmacht, um seine Unschuld ...more
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