After her parents died in a car accident when she was just a child, Evelyn Lakewood was left alone in the world. Now grown up, she enrolls at Oxford University, where she begins to create a new, stable life.
But when she encounters Jared Calmburry, who she later discovers is an orphan with his own tragic history, the equilibrium she was striving for is thrown off. Instantly...more
I had to give this 2 stars because the first 50% wasn't awful. In fact, I was so intrigued by the mystery that I couldn't put it down. Right at that halfway mark, though -- oh my god.
These are British students at a British university speaking American English. Uhhhhh...
The sentence structure was awkward. The dialogue was stilted and embarrassing. Obviously I don't know how much of this was bad editing from the original or bad translation.
There was instalove. There was insta bad guy. Femal ...more
I'm going to tell you a little secret; no matter what genre a book is written in, my true motivation for reading is the hope for good writing. Yes, this book was originally published in German and yes, there were a few awkwar ...more
I finished this book about 3 days ago. In these 3 days i haven't been able to stop thinking about it.
I really, really, really need the next book. NOW!!!
This book kept me awake at night, because I couldn't stop thinking about it.
I loved all the mystery. When evelyn was trying to figure it all out so was I.
It was a little slow at times, but it's nothing compared to how f*cking awesome it was.
I also loved Morgana. I know ...more
At first I was willing to give the author some slack due to issues of translation. The dialogue is clunky and varies from, "Shall we meet at the library?" to "What the hell does he want?" and other style inconsistencies that are incredibly awkward. There is repetition of the same phrase or idea, and a lot of needless prose. A lot of this I don't know how much is due to writing or the translating, but there are _two_ translators; it seems like they ...more
This was an enjoyable supernatural romance story, and it definitely left me wanting to read the next book!
I liked Evelyn, and I felt sorry for her in the way she had lost her family the way she did. She deserved to have something good happen to her after all that she had been through, and the problems she had with one girl at college were unfortunate and unfair.
The storyline in this w ...more
First off, I want to thank the author for providing me an eBook copy in an exchange for an honest review.
Two words: Unbelievably Amazing!
This book for me was addicting. It has been a while since I read a book that took my sleep away. I'm not kidding, I woke up at dawn thinking about what was going to happen next. Those are the kinds of book that I love, books where I can't think of nothing else except it.
When I first saw the cover I thought it was pretty, then I read the blurb ...more
First of all, can we establish the fact this book was written in German and it is translated in to English??? :O LIKE OHMYGOSH!!! This book is soooo good, it reminds me of why I like reading mythical folklore legendy type books! What a beautiful cover, this day just keeps getting better and better! :D
I really like the way Sarah twisted this book in another direction with the British Literature and combined it ...more
This book exceeded my expectations.
It was slow at times and I'd preferred more action, but the storyline was really good and very very interesting and satisfying!
The last 3 chapters and the end felt kinda rushed, but I liked it and it made me very excited for the next book!
I liked both Evelyn and Jared, but just loved Colin (so adorable and goofy).
The translation was good, you can tell it's been translated but maybe I wouldn't notice if I didn't ...more
I really did like the way that Kleck took inspiration from Arthurian legends yet made the myths her own and this gave me high hopes for this novel, but unfortunately the result was largely disappointing.
While I can't vouch for the quality of the German version of this book, its English translation is very poor. The sentences are all very long and full of adjectives and adverbs which really bog down even the most exciting of scenes and make it d ...more
OMG, this book was amazing, from the beginning i fell in love with the book (and Jared). All the details are splendid and just the way that is written in is magical making you part of the character's universe.I spent two weeks reading The Concealed and honestly, i didn't want it to end, i want more and i cant wait to read the second book.
My Favorite character was Jared because he is just perfect ...more
The concealed was an amazing story. I personally feel like it was translated very well. This story had It's ups and downs but it was a great read. it was also very different. I can't wait for the next book. honesty one of my new favorite books.
Eins kann ich jetzt bereits sagen, ich hätte nach dem Klapptext von “Die Verborgene” nicht die Geschichte erwartet, die mir begegnet ist. Eine moderne Version der Arthurs und Merlin Sage.
Ich kam schnell in die Geschichte rein und wurde gefesselt. Die Story beginnt eher traurig, denn Evelyn muss ihre Schwester beerdigen. Danach beginnt für sie ein neuer Lebensabschnitt. Sie geht nach Oxford um dort zu studieren.
Dort geht es zentral um eine Liebesgeschichte zwischen Evelyn und Jared. ...more
Honestly, I got bored half way through because the character development was so bad and the writing was really immature. It was exactly like how I used to write my essays in my junior year of High School. Maybe that's because the book was translated, making it the translator's fault. There was not a climax in it ...more
Ich habe das Buch über BloggdeinBuch entdeckt und wollte es direkt lesen. Leider kamen ein Umzug dazwischen und auch die Feiertage, so dass ich LEIDER erst gestern dazu kam, es zu lesen.
Ich war direkt gefesselt - und traurig! Evelyn, die Hauptprotagonistin des Buches, durchlebt schlimmes. Man trauert von Beginn an mit ihr und man versteht ihre Ängste. Doch auch hat man als Leser Angst, dass diese Trauer sich durch das komplette Buch zieht - was definitiv nicht der Fall ist!
One of the things I liked so much was how the author wrote her characters. Perhaps it was the way I related to them, but they definitely had their own voice. I could really 'see' them. Even some of the mo ...more
Evelyn Lakewood, an orphan, is crushed after the death of her beloved sister Zara. But the nineteen-year old enrolls in Psychology at Oxford in honor of Zara.
There, Evelyn first becomes friends with vivacious Sally and seemingly charming Felix. But the encounter with Jared Calmburry, whose incredibly beautiful blue eyes immediately captivate her, fundamentally changes her life. She is immediately drawn to this mysterious stranger around whom unusual things happen and w ...more
I saw this off an 'also viewed' list and downloaded the sample on a whim. It kept me going. I checked the author's profile which says she studied psychology. One of my pet peeve's is that novels in these genres are often light on character portrayal/development. And the setting is Oxford among the "drea ...more
"The Concealed" is a mystery/ magical adventure with a medieval twist that is told from the point of view of Evelyn Lakewood, an orphan who is just starting college at Oxford. The characters are realistic including the heartthrob, Jared, the best friend, Sally, and the scone-serving Ruth. There was a certain event that took place where I felt Evelyn should have gone directly to the police, and in some places the story seemed a ...more
Evelyn and up together regardless of all the people opposing their relationship because of history. I didn't ...more
- Kelly St. Clare
!The ending though,it left me with all the feels!This book made me cry,laugh,and through my kindle right to Felix;) (get it?!) can't wait for the next book!
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Sarah caught the imagination of 120,000 readers worldwide with her first novel "The Concealed" and its sequel "The Revealed". After this successful fantasy series for young adults, she ...more