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Shark Club – Eine Liebe so ewig wie das Meer

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  3,350 ratings  ·  583 reviews
So ewig wie das Meer. So unvergesslich wie der erste Kuss. Manchmal ist Liebe für immer.

An einem Sommermorgen erlebt die zwölfjährige Maeve an einem Strand in Florida zwei Dinge, die ihr Leben für immer verändern: Sie küsst Daniel, ihre erste große Liebe. Und sie wird von einem Hai gebissen.

Achtzehn Jahre später reist Maeve als Meeresbiologin um die Welt und erforscht das
Kindle Edition, 417 pages
Published April 10th 2018 by Penguin Verlag (first published June 6th 2017)
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Kylie D
Maeve Donnelly is living her dream life, as a marine biologist, travelling around the world studying her beloved sharks. After being bitten by a shark as a child Maeve has now given her life to studying and rescuing them, trying to raise public awareness to the plight of these much maligned creatures, with eighty million a year being slaughtered. With a budding romance with colleague Nicholas, and an eminent trip to Mozambique to study whale sharks, Maeve's life is looking rosy.

A couple of month
The Shark Club has romance, heartbreak, family drama, grief/loss, Florida love, a mild mystery, and it brings attention to the barbaric practice of shark finning. This book will make you want to find your way to the ocean and dive in. It will make you want to have saltwater in your hair, the sun on your skin, and freckles on your nose. It'll make you want to advocate for animals that cannot advocate for themselves...yes, even leg-biting sharks. And it will make you want to find your mini-me and ...more
I'm really bummed that a book I initially found so charming turned out to be so insidiously problematic. (If you look through my reading progress updates for this book, there's a comically clear divide between my nonstop gushing and appalled frustration. Lol.)

I don't have the energy for a full review, but here's a list of things I liked/disliked about The Shark Club:

• Precocious kid who loves prehistoric mega-creatures of the sea
• Marine biology geekage
• Beautiful coastal metaphors and
Jun 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people looking for a fun summer read!
Shelves: romance, contemporary
3,5 stars. Awww, this was perfect! A summer contemporary that is both cute and informative, and with loads of cool sharks 🦈

The start of this novel is immediately a good one. When Maeve is 13, two incredible things happen to her: she’s kissed by her crush Daniel, and she’s bitten by a blacktip shark. 18 years later, Maeve is a marine biologist still obsessed with sharks, and neither is she over her love for Daniel.
I was more enamored by Maeve’s love for the first, because her enthusiasm is infec
(3.5) Dr. Maeve Donnelly loves sharks even though she was bitten by one as a child. Instead of giving in to fear and hatred, she sought to understand sharks and now is a leading researcher with a Florida conservancy and travels around the world to gather data. Her professional life goes from strength to strength, but her personal life is another matter. At age 30, she’s still smarting from a broken engagement to her childhood sweetheart, Daniel, and isn’t sure she’s ready to open her heart to N ...more
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Such a funny, light read. I enjoyed this very much a good read if you want something easy and enjoyable! 4 stars. 🌟
Jul 02, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
I feel like this book is a small fragment of what could be a much larger story. Give these characters and the ideas for their storyline to Ken Follett and you would have an epic tome and I am sorry that we don't. I love all the ideas in this this book, but it certainly left me wanting more. Brief summary: Floridians Maeve and her twin brother Robin are orphaned at age six and move in with their Grandmother, Perri, to the hotel which she owns. At age 12 Maeve is bitten by a shark and thus blossom ...more
Amanda A
May 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2017, arc
An enjoyable story that is a perfect summer read. It was a nice blend of romance, family drama and even a mystery thrown in. The characters were engaging and I just loved Hazel and her curiosity. The ending was ok for me, although it felt a little rushed. I was hoping for a different ending. Hazel's relationship with Maeve and the Shark Club was great. I found all of the information on sharks and marine life very interesting. This is the first book I have read by Ann Kidd Taylor, but it won't be ...more
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love when I finish the final page of a book with a big smile on my face and a huge sigh of goodness on my lips. This book did that for me.

From the first pages when I met Maeve and discovered what led to her fascination with sharks to the final moments when I discovered what life choices she would make and why, I was simply riveted to the page and cheering her on. I found myself greatly admiring her for her ability to make difficult life choices and discovering what truly mattered to her, rath
Jun 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A more complete review is available on my blog:

The characters were a little bit predictable in the book and, while the shark finning mystery was a bit of a surprise, it was also a little bit anticlimactic but I actually enjoyed reading this book. It is a wonderful beach book. Even though it addresses issues like animal cruelty and infidelity, it still had a laid back feel and I enjoyed the romance between the characters. I really love Taylor's easygoing wr
The sharks in this book were way more interesting than the humans. More Shark Club, less love triangle!
Melissa Rose
Aug 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So, with Summer’s end rapidly approaching, I figured that it was about time that I dug into my Audible library and listened to The Shark Club by Ann Kidd Taylor; which, being a book about the ocean and sharks, sounded like the perfect way to close off the season. I devoured the story.

First off, in terms of the characters, I loved Maeve; I loved that she was a strong, intelligent young woman with a devotion to sharks. As a reader, it was refreshing to not only see a strong female lead but to see
Katherine Waken
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
It was a fun read. I read it in a day and I love that it was lighter than what I normally read.

But yikes! No way can I buy the premise that even though her fiancé cheated on her, she was missing out on an incredible life with him because she couldn’t forgive. Just... no. On so many levels, no. I also couldn’t stomach the idea that the author tried to share the blame of daniel’s cheating with Maeve because she was traveling for a job she loved. He was a human trash guy, and I didn’t like their s
Nicole (TheBookWormDrinketh)
What a great summer read! Just the right amount of cute romance, mystery and drama. While being nice and light, it also had some darker undertones that got me thinking about the different ways people deal with loss. Do you bottle it all up inside? Do you face that loss head on? Do you talk about it, or just ignore it ever happened? There are so many ways, whether good or bad. Who’s to say what the right way is?

There is also a note of mystery to it as Maeve tries to find out who is finning sharks
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the southwest Florida, Maeve is a marine scientists, they called her the shark whisper. When people ask Maeve why she loves sharks she tells them the truth that she was bitten by one when she was twelve. The strangest thing is that author Ann Kidd Taylor used to look for shark teeth with her brother when they were kids. Author Sue Monk Kidd is Ann Kidd Taylor's mother.
Stacey A.  Prose and Palate
I picked up Ann Kidd Taylor’s The Shark Club because I absolutely loved the cover and heard it was a wonderful summer read. I didn’t read the synopsis and just thought the title was in reference to some cool summer beach club that the story would center around. So you can imagine my surprise to discover the book is indeed actually about sharks! Let it be known that I am DEATHLY afraid of sharks. SO. VERY. AFRAID. While I love going to the beach, I do not get in the water if it is not crystal cle ...more
Feb 05, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars.

I really enjoyed The Shark Club. It made for the perfect beach read, not least because it’s about a marine biologist who is passionate about sharks and marine life conservation, ever since she was bitten by one as a child. Throw in a love triangle, more likeable characters, drama and intrigue, and the fact that she lives in a literary-themed hotel (!!! - for e.g. the Anais Nin room is the honeymoon suite) that her grandmother owns, and I was sold. Had the best time cheering Maeve on,
Heather Fineisen
Oct 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A charming story with a love triangle and packed with information about sharks and finning. A fast read with fun literary references and well thought out characters.
Apr 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Maeve, bitten by a shark at age 12, has dedicated her life to them ever since. Home from a research trip she must reckon with past loves, family, and the impact of her shark obsession on others. This novel does what I want all fiction to do - it felt true-to-life, but also more interesting and funnier than real life.
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Vapid chick lit. Characters were superficially drawn, plot was tedious and predictable, emotional content utterly colorless. Uninspired. Unimaginative. I have generally enjoyed Sue Monk Kidd's writing and she, of course, gave her daughter rave reviews. So disappointing.
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
What a delightful read this was! I might be biased with a 5-star rating because I've always wanted to be a marine biologist (damn all the math involved!!) but this was such a well-written, easy read and realistic story about romantic love and self love all wrapped in one. It's perfect for a lazy summer day or for anyone who loves the ocean and marine life! Also, the descriptions in this book were AMAZING and I was so enamored with the author's writing and then I realized- she's the daughter of S ...more
Sep 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Our main character Maeve is a 30 year old woman who loves sharks. Her affinity for them started in an unexpected way; she was bitten by one when she was a child. It occurred on the beach right after her first kiss with her crush Daniel. Now Maeve is very into her profession and Daniel has moved onto her life. Maeve decides to revist her childhood home where her grandmother and twin brother Robin are still living. And as she soon finds out, where Daniel is now as well. The book has pretty good ch ...more
Diane Groves
i would call this a "quick read". I did not particularly identify with the heroine but enjoyed the fact she was a marine biologist , expert on sharks. She spent years of her life stunted from a failed romance - I guess that's why I didn't buy into her story. Oh - get over it!
Sep 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, 2017
Very cute! Loved it.
Jun 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 rounding up. Loved the cover, a favorite authors daughter, ocean life and Florida, sounds like a perfect beach read for me! I live in the world's foggiest place AND the windiest on the west coast, with those near freezing statistics I love the summer feel of a warm beach, lemon sharks and key lime pie. Not a fan of chic lit, but did love the marine tidbits.
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Donna Hines
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
"A woman who could have had everything she ever wanted if she'd been able to forgive."
This is one of those books that deals with saving sharks from finning and then some.
When we first meet Maeve we feel for her failed marriage and mediocre job until she becomes involved with Daniel and his daughter Hazel who ended up creating "The Shark Club."
However as time goes on we learn there is more to just finning and more to some of these relationships especially with her brother Robin.
When Maeve gets t
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Midway through reading it I was afraid I would not enjoy this book about a marine biologist whose passion is studying sharks, but I did. I love the characters, their intertwined histories, and how each follows the path to be true to who they truly are.
Nicole Hood
Aug 10, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Except for the marine biology info which was somewhat interesting, this was silly, predictable, and annoying.
I really enjoyed the first half, but I was more interested in the marine biology aspects than the love triangle.
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Ann Kidd Taylor is the author of the novel The Shark Club and coauthor of Traveling with Pomegranates, a memoir written with her mother, Sue Monk Kidd. Published by Viking in 2009, it appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times list, and has been published in several languages.

Ann lives in North Carolina with her husband, son, and two dogs.

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