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As Estrelas Mais Brilhantes

(Karina and Kael #1)

3.42  ·  Rating details ·  1,422 ratings  ·  279 reviews
Anna Todd, a autora da série After, bestseller internacional, regressa com um romance surpreendente sobre o amor e os obstáculos que a vida nos coloca a cada momento.

Após uma juventude dominada pela instabilidade familiar, devido à profissão do pai, militar de carreira, e ao comportamento rebelde do irmão, Karina Fischer, agora com vinte anos, é massagista em Atlanta onde
Paperback, 264 pages
Published October 3rd 2018 by Editorial Presença (first published September 18th 2018)
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Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
"I would always remember that, the way he made parts of me ache that I had never felt before. I would always be thankful for that."


Having reasonably enjoyed Anna Todd's After Series, this was something of a letdown for me. It had its perks that made you want to read on... but they were a few and a well-spaced few.


To Begin,
I have always taken notes on the books I read. I used to highlight, jot down and (vandalize) every book that meant something to me. However, when I start
Cristina | CristiinaReads
➳A military romance that has so much potential of loving the characters, and letting my emotions run down craving for more...

➳I have never read an Anna Todd novel before, so I was taken a back at how much I truly enjoyed this novel. I was surprised when I got it as well because it arrived all of a sudden from my favorite publicist, and I am so honored and glad that she sent it over since I will forever cherish this novel and how incredible it utterly was. The characters, Kael and Karina have d
Wer hat nicht auf Anna Todd's neuen Roman hingefiebert? - Seitdem sie die Veröffentlichung ihrer neuen Trilogie angekündigt hat, war ich auf jeden Fall Feuer und Flamme und habe mich sehr darauf gefreut etwas neues von ihr zu lesen, nachdem ich After so geliebt habe. Natürlich sollte man in sich abgeschlossene Geschichten nicht miteinander vergleichen, aber ich möchte trotzdem im Weiteren etwas näher erläutern, was bei der After Reihe geklappt hat, jedoch bei "The Brightest Stars: Attracted" nur ...more
Matteo Fumagalli

Anna Todd tenta la carta della maturità e, come in un romanzo di Liala, tenta di raccontare la malinconia delle giovani spose dei militari in guerra.
Sembra una storia del 1932, ma è ambientata nell'epoca degli smartphone.
C'è anche una scena che, se fosse un film, sarebbe un pianosequenza di diciotto ore alla Béla Tarr su una festa dove NON SUCCEDE NIENTE. Diciotto capitoli, DICIOTTO, in cui NON SUCCEDE NIENTE.
L'inutilità totale.
"After" almeno faceva i
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰




After a chapter in 2019, we go back to 2017. Karina is 20 years old. She's just left home - her dad and new step-mom's place - a little while ago, and now she's more or less happily living her life and working at a massage place.

Enter Kael. He's just back from Afghanistan today and he needs a massage real bad. Not that he said any of that to Karina. He's not what you might call a talker.☺

But he's a buddy of Karina's roomie's husband - so he's staying at their place for the night ...

The new guy i
‘Jennifer | Wortgetreu
Da ich die After Reihe damals total geliebt habe, hatte ich großer Erwartungen an dieses Buch.
Zu aller erst möchte ich sagen, dass mir das Lesen echt Spaß gemacht hat. Ich liebe kurze Kapitel, da habe ich immer das Gefühl schnell voran zu kommen.
Ich fand das Buch nicht schlecht, aber die Geschichte war sehr nichtssagend. Ich habe vieles nicht verstanden, manches ging mir einfach zu schnell. Außerdem fehlten mir total die Emotionen. Bei After fuhr ich die ganze Zeit auf einer Achterbahn rauf un
Patricia Bejarano
A ver, por donde empiezo...
Esperaba mucho más. Sabéis que yo soy de las personas que disfrutó AFTER, así que obviamente esperaba que este libro me hiciera sentir eso. Y aunque me ha enganchado, la historia en general me ha aburrido bastante y no me interesaba mucho.
Se nota lo que ha intentado hacer la autora. Dar un giro total a sus historias para que no la critiquen por lo mismo que la criticaron en AFTER y en eso, puedo decir que lo ha conseguido... pero haciéndolo ha creado la relación MÁS S
Katharina | katharia
„Nur“ 3 Sterne für meine liebste Anna Todd ABER das Ende war unglaublich gut! Nur leider waren so 75% des Buches in viel zu kurzen Kapiteln, die mich einfach unfassbar gestört haben und meinen Leseflow nicht gerade gefördert haben.
Die Thematik ist an sich interessant, aber ich bin mit der Geschichte und Kael einfach nicht warm geworden. Im Nachhinein weiß ich nicht, was eigentlich großartig passiert ist.. irgendwie nicht viel.
Freu mich trotzdem auf Band 2, wenn der so weitergeht wie das Ende d
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ich fand es so gut... I can’t
Und wo ist bitte Band 2 😩
Leider war die Handlung ziemlich langweilig und ich habe keine große Bindung zu den Charakteren aufgebaut.
Trotzdem werde ich weiterlesen, weil ich Anna Todds Schreibstil liebe und dieser Cliffhanger echt fies ist
Lina Lovegood
Ich bin leider sehr enttäuscht von dem Buch. Es passiert kaum was, die Charaktere waren sehr flach und die Chemie zwischen Karina und Kael kann ich auch nicht spüren ☹ ...more
Kayla Brunson
“There was a time when he’d say my name, and just like that, I’d give him anything he wanted.”

I should state that I didn’t know that this wasn’t a standalone. I honestly just saw that Anna Todd was coming out with a new book and wanted to read it! If ya’ll could have seen my face when I reached the end of the book and realized that the ending was a cliffhanger, you would have laughed at me!

Our two main characters are Kael and Karina. Kael was a soldier who has just gotten home. He doesn’t rea
Sabrina The Trash Queen
2.5/5 ★

I have a love-hate relationship with this author.
Some books of her’s I love some I hate.

(this was me reading this book, confuse at why I’m still reading it, considering that I wasn’t enjoying it - I blame the fact that I won this as a birthday present.)

This one is in between, I didn’t love it but didn’t hated it either. There were things that really bother me about it, like the end (what was that?), the romance and the characters in general. I wasn’t hooked at all reading this book. Whi
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog

‘Stars seemed so fierce and bright, but by the time they got to us, they were dying, almost gone. And the biggest stars? They burned the fastest as if their intense radiance was too much for them to hold onto.’

Anna Todd writes a melancholy slow burn story about abandonment, deceptions, survival, and love in The Brightest Stars. We carry the marks of our childhoods –be they good or bad- with us into our adult lives. What doesn’t break us makes us stronger as they say, however sometimes, whilst
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰



Das erste Kapitel findet im Jahr 2019 statt. Danach geht's zurück nach 2017. Karina ist 20 Jahre alt. Sie ist gerade von zu Hause ausgezogen. Zu Hause war das Haus ihres Vaters und der Stiefmutter. Jetzt lebt sie mehr oder weniger glücklich ihr eigenes Leben und arbeitet in einem Massage-Salon.


Er ist gerade aus Afghanistan zurück und braucht ganz dringend eine Massage für seine ledierten Muskeln. Nicht dass er irgend etwas davon Karina erzählt hätte .... Kael ist nicht unbedingt der grösste
Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
3.5 stars

Karina has grown up in a military family. Her father is in the army and her whole life has been spent living on posts all over America. Pretty much everyone she knows is military too. She and her twin brother Austin made a pact to never follow in the career footsteps of their father.

In an effort to cement her independence, Karina has managed to purchase her own home and is doing well in her work as a massage therapist. She has a fractured relationship with her dad and her Tuesday night
Xènia ⚓️🌒
Los personajes me han gustado bastante. Karina es una joven con una autoestima regular, pero que lucha por su independencia. Y Kael es un soldado que acaba de volver del frente y que se muestra reservado con todo el mundo. La historia nos cuenta cómo se conocen y cómo empiezan a sentir atracción el uno por el otro. No es amor al instante, aunque sí se desarrolla en un periodo muy corto de tiempo. Hasta que todo estalla y el libro se acaba, dejándonos con mil preguntas y ni una sola respuesta
Srta Books
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: leídos-2018
Decían que ésta historia era algo más madura que After. Y qué razón. Ha sido una sorpresa.Una historia que me he leído en nada, ya que los capítulos son cortos.
Me muero de ganas de saber cómo continúa. Menudo final 😭

Lo único que no me ha gustado es que a veces me perdía un poco y que ha tenido algún altibajo. Pero por lo demás me ha gustado.
Bibiana In Bookland
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Tiene capítulos cortos que hacen que te enganches pronto y se lea rápido. La historia me ha gustado, una chica con su pasado y un chico misterioso. Pero me ha parecido Tan misterioso que... no, no me ha convencido. Han habido momentos que me ha emocionado, pero luego han habido otros que me he perdido. Es la primera vez que leo algo de la autora y no me ha acabado de convencer del todo. Estoy algo confusa con mi opinión sobre este libro, porque había momentos que me gustaba y disfrutaba, y o
beloved books by Tine
Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2018
3,5 ⭐ ...more
Selly - Leggere Romanticamente
2 stelle e mezzo

Recensione qui:

Ho finito questo libro da una settimana, ma ci ho rimuginato parecchio prima di scrivere la mia recensione.
Tanto per cominciare vi avviso che Stars è il primo libro di Anna Todd che leggo, la serie After non mi aveva mai ispirato, quindi non conoscevo minimamente lo stile di scrittura di questa autrice, molto popolare tra le ragazzine più giovani e le fan dei One Direction.
La trama di questo primo volume della serie new ad
Nov 15, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Persönliche Meinung
Als Leseexemplar von der Kollegin bekommen, war ich doch recht neugierig auf dieses Buch. Immerhin ist es Anna Todd! Bisher hatte ich noch kein Buch von der Autorin gelesen, deshalb war ich entsprechend neugierig.

Was ne Enttäuschung!

Nach etwas über 100 Seiten in denen ich mich beinah zu Tode gelangweilt habe und gleichzeitig nicht verstanden habe, wie jemand ein so bekannter Autor sein kann und dabei so schlecht schreibt, habe ich beschlossen das Buch quer zu lesen um zum Ende
*Werbung*Verlag: Heyne VerlagErschienen: 10.09.2018Seitenzahl:352Preis: 9,99€Genre: New AdultTeil: 1/3
Klappentext:Die 20-jährige Karina konzentriert sich ganz auf ihren Job in einem Massagestudio und will ansonsten einfach nur ihre Ruhe haben. Liebe endete für sie immer im Chaos, und deshalb verfolgt sie eine strikte No-Dating-Policy. Eines Tages taucht ein neuer Kunde auf: Kael ist immer freundlich und hat eine unendlich sanfte Ausstrahlung. Er zieht Karina auf geheimnisvolle Art und Weise an,
Dayle (the literary llama)
Started off okay but started to devolve irrevocably halfway through. It felt like a first draft of a novel that hadn’t been filled out or fully written yet. At times it jumped straight into the middle of something without any context. There were plot holes and rushed sections one moment but then incredibly unnecessary details and repetitive statements a page later. And then the random mood swings and extremely escalated emotions toward the end that just felt disingenuous. I didn’t feel connected ...more
Joanne Freitas
Dec 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
De todos os livros que já li desta autora, este foi o que menos gostei. Para começar, fala de um tema que não me suscita muito interesse, depois tem uma história que não cativou a minha atenção e um fim que não gostei nada.
Morelia (Strandedinbooks)
I almost DNF'd this one, but because I love Anna so much and am the biggest fan of her After series, I kept on!

This one was just all over the place for me. My dislike for Karina was strong and a lot of her inner monologue (that stretches far and beyond, dear lord) really stole from the romance in this one. I kept waiting for it, braced myself for the slow-burn, but...just didn't get it. At all. It was just awkward.

I hate that this didn't do it for me, but I'm also a sucker for the second book in
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018


‘Stars seemed so fierce and bright, but by the time they got to us, they were dying, almost gone. And the biggest stars? They burned the fastest as if their intense radiance was too much for them to hold onto.’

Anna Todd writes a melancholy slow burn story about abandonment, deceptions, survival, and love in The Brightest Stars. We carry the marks of our childhoods –be they good or bad- with us into our adult lives. What doesn’t break us makes us stronger as they say, however sometimes, whilst
Amelia Foster
I’m a first time reader of Ms. Todd’s and I was super excited to have the opportunity to read “The Brightest Stars.”

First of all, I am an absolute cover snob and I’ve seen a run of really bad ones lately (so sad), but this was an exception. Beautiful, classy, and attention grabbing. The designers and Ms. Todd should be commended because I have deep cover envy here.

“The Brightest Stars” began with a lot of potential. I adore stories that are told in a past/present narrative and this one begins wi
Sep 12, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-tangible
I felt like I was handed a first draft manuscript that had been dropped on the ground and had chapters switched or lost. I checked and rechecked the copy of my book looking for the words "proof" or "unedited copy" but found none.

This book was not only full of spelling mistakes (including my biggest pet peeve of using the wrong "there") but the characters didn't make sense, the plot was jumpy, and the sequence of events did not match. One second you're reading about how she's faring the day after
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  • Playing Dirty (Windy City Kink, #3)
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Anna Todd is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of the After series, The Spring Girls and The Brightest Stars.

Hailed by Cosmopolitan as “the biggest literary phenomenon of her generation,” Todd began her career on the social writing and reading platform Wattpad where she wrote stories on her phone, publishing a chapter almost daily for over a year. Her hobby soon became h

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Karina and Kael (3 books)
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  • The Brightest Stars - beloved (Karina und Kale, #3)
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