Bookish thoughts!!!

My name is Nicole. I'm 29 years old and live in germany. This is going to be my little space where I share all my thoughts on books that I have read. English books will get a english review. German books get an english and german review if the book is available in english.

 

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Reading progress update: I've read 30%.

I Wrote This For You - Iain S. Thomas, Jon Ellis

So far I seriously love everything about this!!!

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Blutschwestern // Vampire Academy!!!

Vampire Academy - Blutsschwestern: Jubiläumsausgabe mit 4 brandneuen Bonus-Storys (Vampire-Academy-Reihe) - Richelle Mead, Michaela Link

German and english review

First things first: I received this book through NetGalley.

 

Das ist jetzt das zweite Mal, dass ich das Buch gelesen habe. Vor Jahren, als ich zum ersten Mal angefangen habe, mich mehr mit Booktube zu beschäftigen, ist das Buch auf meinem Radar aufgetaucht. Es ist aber schon eine Ewigkeit her und ich habe die Serie noch nicht fertig gelesen. Als ich jetzt das Buch auf Netgalley gesehen habe, habe ich es mal als Zeichen gesehen, endlich die Serie noch einmal zu lesen und vor allem auch zu Ende zu bringen. Außerdem habe ich nur Sterne verteilt und nie eine Review für die Bücher hinterlassen. Also hab ich einiges nachzuholen.

 

Inhalt: Die Vampire Academy ist eine Schule für junge Vampire und ihre Beschützer. Auch die siebzehnjährige Rose - halb Mensch, halb Vampir - wird hier zur Wächterin ausgebildet. Sie hofft, eines Tages ihrer besten Freundin Lissa zur Seite stehen zu können, der letzten Überlebenden der Vampirfamilie Dragomir. Seit Lissas Eltern bei einem Autounfall den Tod fanden, besteht zwischen Rose und Lissa eine besondere Verbindung. Irgendjemand scheint es auch auf Lissas Leben abgesehen zu haben. Der Einzige, dem sich Rose anvertrauen kann, ist der gut aussehende Wächter Dimitri, der ihr Nachhilfestunden geben soll ...

 

Der LYX-Verlag feiert sein 10-jähriges Bestehen mit dieser eBook-Sonderausgabe des 1. Bands der Vampire-Academy-Reihe - inklusive vier brandneuer Kurzgeschichten!

 

Da durch, dass es nun das zweite Mal war, dass ich in die Welt der Academy eingetaucht bin, ging alles relativ schnell. Ich wusste noch alle Begriffe und was sie zu bedeuten hatten. Wer war was und was ist der Unterschied. (Für alle, die das Buch zum ersten Mal lesen, fand ich es gut, dass man die Erklärungen Schritt für Schritt bekommen hat und nicht gleich am Anfang damit total überfordert wurde, weil einem alles auf einmal erklärt wurde).

 

Ich bin froh, dass ich jetzt endlich mal schreiben kann, wie sehr ich die Charaktere in den Büchern liebe.
Ich mag Rose einfach so sehr, sie ist mein absoluter Fave. Sie ist frustrierend, sie handelt oft ohne nachzudenken. Aber ich finde sie einfach großartig.
Ich mag Lissa total. Und die Freundschaft zwischen den Beiden. Das Band zwischen den Beiden. Einfach alles.
Ich liebe Dimitri. DIMITRI!!!! Und ja, ich weiß, Altersunterschied und all das, aber ich liebe Dimitri und Rose zusammen. Mein Herz!!!
Außerdem mag ich Christian so so sehr und wünschte, er würde eine noch größere Rolle spielen. Ich brauch einfach mehr von ihm. Seine Beziehung zu Lissa. Ich will mich ja nicht wiederholen aber MEIN HERZ!!!!!
Und dann natürlich Mason. Mason hat auch einen ganz besonderen Platz in meinem Herzen.

Ich mag die Story an sich einfach total. Ich sollte es wahrscheinlich nicht zu geben aber ich bin leicht zu überzeugen mit Highschool Drama, besonders wenn dann auch noch übernatürliche Elemente dazu kommen.

 

Und dann die Bonus Geschichten!!!

Ich mochte sie alle. Weil sie alle wirklich interessant waren.
In der ersten Geschichte ging es um Christian, seine Tante und seine Eltern. Erzählt aus der Sicht von seiner Tante. Was genau das richtige für mich war, weil ich wie schon oben gesagt, einfach nicht genug von Christian bekommen kann und deswegen gerade der wichtige Moment in seinem Leben, richtig interessant war.

In der zweiten hatten wir Tagebucheinträge von Lissa, vor und während der Flucht aus der Academy. Was ich auch richtig gut fand, den ein oder anderen Moment aus Lissa's Sicht zu lesen.

Die dritte Geschichte war dann aus Dimitri's Sicht, die erste Begegnung mit Rose. Es war wirklich gut aber hatte mich jetzt nicht so überzeugt wie die anderen Geschichten davor.

Die letzte und vierte Geschichte ging es um die jährliche Schnitzeljagd an der Academy. Von der jeder weiß, die aber für mächtig ärger sorgen kann, wenn sie erwischt werden. Am Anfang hat mich die Geschichte ein bisschen gelangweilt, ich fand es zwar interessant, war aber nicht so wirklich daran interessiert. Macht das überhaupt Sinn??? Egal. Doch dann sind einige Dinge passiert, Rose bekam Hilfe von unerwarteter Seite und auf einmal war mein Interesse geweckt und die Story wurde zu meinem absoluten Favoriten. Ich musste so oft laut lachen. Es war wunderbar.

 

Ich glaube ich habe dem Buch beim ersten Mal 4 Sterne gegeben. Diesmal hat es von mir 5 Sterne bekommen, weil ich einfach nichts zu meckern hatte.

 

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This is now the second time that I have read the book. Many years ago, when I first found out about the booktube community, this book showed up on my radar. That was ages ago and I never actually finished the series. So when I saw the book on Netgalley, I took it as a sign to start and finally finish the series. Also the first time around, I just gave the book stars and never actually reviews it. I have to catch up on that.

 

Summary: Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with a rare gift for harnessing the earth's magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest vampires--the ones who never die. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa's best friend, makes her a Dhampir. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making Lissa one of them.

After two years of freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir’s Academy, where vampire royalty and their guardians-to-be prepare for a life fraught with danger. Rose and Lissa must navigate their treacherous world and never once let their guard down, lest the evil undead make Lissa one of them forever. But soon Rose finds herself gripped by temptation of forbidden love, leaving Lissa exposed to Strigoi attack. Now she must choose between the best friend she lives for, and the man she can't live without….

 

Richelle Mead celebrates 10 years of Vampire Academy with an exclusive, never-before-seen collection of stories that sheds new light on the world and its players.

 

Because this was the second time reading it, I had no trouble at all, getting back into the world of the academy. I still knew all the terms and what they ment. I knew who was what and what the difference was. (For everyone that is reading the book for the first time, I love, that you get things explained step for step, instead of getting all the information dumped on you in the beginning of the story and feel totally overwhelmed.)

 

 

I'm so glad, I'm doing reviews now and can actually write down how much I love the characters in the book.

I love Rose so much, she is my absolute favorite. She is frustrating, she does things before actually thinking about it. But she is amazing.
I love Lissa a lot. The friendship between the two of them. The bond between them. Just everything.
I love Dimitri. DIMITRI!!!!! And yes, I know, there is the age difference and all that, but I just love Dimitri and Rose together. MY HEART!!!
I also love Christian a lot and kinda wish he would play a much bigger role in the first book. I just need more of him. His relationship with Lissa. I just, I don't wanna repeat myself but, MY HEART!!!!!
And then of course Mason. Mason has a really special place in my heart.

 

I just love the whole story overall. I shouldn't admit it, but I'm a sucker for highschool drama, especially when it's paired with supernatural elements.

 

And then the bonus stories!!!

 

I enjoyed them all, they were all really interesting.
The first one was about Christian, his aunt and his parents. Told from the point of view from his aunt, who I really loved. The story was exactly my things, like I mentioned before, I can't get enough of Christian, and especially that most important moment in his life. Super interesting.
In the second story we had Lissa's diary entries from before and during their escape from the academy. I loved that we got to read some of these moments through Lissa's eyes.
The third story was Dimitri's point of view when he first met Rose. It was okay but didn't interest me as much as the other stories, to be completely honest.
And the last and fourth story was the annual scavanger hunt at the academy. Everybody knows about it but if you get caught, you get into a lot of trouble. In the beginning, the story didn't do anything for me, I thought it was interesting but I wasn't interested at all. Does that make sense??? Anyways. Then things happened, Rose got some help from a very unlike source and all of the suddden I was totally into it and the story turned into my favorite. I had to laugh out loud so many times. It was wonderful.

 

I think I gave the book 4 stars the first time around. This time it got a 5 star raiting, cause I have no complains at all.

Reading progress update: I've read 74%.

Vampire Academy - Blutsschwestern: Jubiläumsausgabe mit 4 brandneuen Bonus-Storys (Vampire-Academy-Reihe) - Richelle Mead, Michaela Link

Done with the main story, now reading the bonus stories. I expected them to be much shorter, no complaints, tho.

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Ich, Eleanor Oliphant // Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Ich, Eleanor Oliphant: Roman - Gail Honeyman, Alexandra Kranefeld

German and english review

First things first: I received this book through NetGalley.

 

Heute habe ich das Buch endlich zu Ende gelesen. Was für eine Lese Abenteuer. Was für eine Achterbahn der Gefühle. Ich entschuldige mich jetzt schon dafür, dass ich nicht annähernd mit Worten beschreiben kann, wie großartig dieses Buch ist. Lest es am Besten selbst. LEST ES!!!!

 

Inhalt: Wie Eleanor Oliphant die Liebe suchte und sich selbst dabei fand

Eleanor Oliphant ist anders als andere Menschen. Eine Pizza bestellen, mit Freunden einen schönen Tag verbringen, einfach so in den Pub gehen? Für Eleanor undenkbar! Und das macht ihr Leben auf Dauer unerträglich einsam. Erst als sie sich verliebt, wagt sie sich zaghaft aus ihrem Schneckenhaus - und lernt dabei nicht nur die Welt, sondern auch sich selbst noch einmal neu kennen.

Mit ihrem Debüt "Ich, Eleanor Oliphant" ist Gail Honeyman ein anrührender Roman mit einer unvergesslichen Hauptfigur gelungen. Ihre erfrischend schräge Sicht auf die Dinge zeigt uns, was im Leben wirklich zählt. Liebe. Hoffung. Ehrlichkeit. Und vor allen Dingen die Freundschaft.

 

Ich habe so schnell in das Buch und die Geschichte reingefunden, weil der Schreibstil einfach richtig was besonderes ist. So wunderschön. Eleanor ist ein richtig interessanter und liebenswerter Hauptcharakter, mit dem ich mich gleich identifizieren konnte, und das nicht nur weil wir im gleichen Alter sind. Sie ist mir unheimlich schnell ans Herz gewachsen und am Ende des Buches ist sie zu einer wichtigen Person in meinem Leben geworden, der ich nur das Beste in der Welt wünsche und die ich ganz schnell wieder sehen möchte. Sie ist ein Charakter dieser besonderen Art.

 

Ich liebe die verschiedenen Beziehungen, die wir in dem Buch hatten.
Eleanor und ihre Mutter. Das Monster. Die Dinge, die wir im Laufe des Buches rausfinden, da lief es mir eiskalt den Rücken runter. Die Momente in denen sich Eleanor mit ihrer Mutter unterhalten MUSSTE, waren wirklich so unangenehm zu lesen, weil es sie so unheimlich kaputt gemacht hat.
Und dann die Beziehung zwischen Eleanor und Raymond. DIE BEIDEN. Die Freundschaft der Beiden ist mein absolutes ein und alles. Er nimmt sie von Anfang an wie sie ist, er kümmert sich um sie wenn sie es am Meisten braucht. Er ist da. er schenkt ihr eine verdammte Katze. ER IST DA!!! (Und die Momente mit Eleanor und Raymond's Mutter. MEIN HERZ!!!)
Ich mochte auch das Trio um Eleanor/Raymond/Sammy total gerne. Und seine Familie. Zum Ende hin des Buches. Der rote Pullover. MEIN HERZ!!!!

 

Ich kann das Buch wirklich jedem empfehlen. Es ist wunderschön. Es bricht einem das Herz und heilt es wieder.

 

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I finally finished the book today. What a reading adventure. What an emotional roller coaster ride. I already apologize, that I probably won't find the right words to explain to you how amazing this book is. Read it yourself. READ IT!!!!

 

Summary: Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive – but not how to live

Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend.

Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything.

One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted – while searching for the courage to face the dark corners she’s avoided all her life.

Change can be good. Change can be bad. But surely any change is better than… fine?

 

I got into the book and the story really fast, cause the writing is just so special. So beautiful. Eleanor is a really interesting and lovable main character, that I could really identify with right from the start, and not just because we are the same age. She grew on my really fast and at the end of the book, she turned into a really important person in my life, someone that I wish all the best luck in the world and someone that I wanna see again, soon. She's one of those characters.

 

I love all the different relationships in the book.
Eleanor and her mother. The monster. The things we learn throughout the book about her, ugh, chills down my back. The moments were Eleanor HAD to talk to her, made me feel so uncomfortable and hurt my soul, because it was destroying Eleanor.
And then the relationship between Eleanor and Raymond. THESE TWO. Their friendship is my everything. Right from the start, he just accepts her how she is, he takes care of her when she needs it the most. He is there. He gets her a freaking cat. HE IS THERE!!! (And the moments between Eleanor and Raymond's mother. MY HEART!!!)
I also loved the trio of Eleanor/Raymond/Sammy. And his family. Towards the end of the book. The red shirt. MY HEART!!!!

I can't recommend this book enough. It's beautiful. It breaks your heart and mends it again.

 

 

My July 2017

Artificial Sweethearts (North Pole, Minnesota) - Julie Hammerle The Perfectly Imperfect Match (Suttonville Sentinels) - Kendra C. Highley Lumberjanes Vol. 1 -  Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Brooke Allen Die Stadt der besonderen Kinder: Roman (Die besonderen Kinder) - Ransom Riggs, Silvia Kinkel Thor, Vol. 1 - Coipel Olivier, J. Michael Straczynski Wilde Like Me - Louise Pentland
Artificial Sweethearts - 5 stars
The Perfectly Imperfect Match - 5 stars
Lumberjanes Vol. 1 - 5 stars
Die Stadt der besonderen Kinder - 4 stars
Thor, Vol. 1 - 5 stars
Wilde Like Me - 5 stars

 

Favorite book(s) of the month: every single one of them

 

Books started this month but haven't finished yet:  Ich, Eleanor Oliphant

 

THIS HAS BEEN SUCH A GOOD READING MONTH.

I didn't expect it. I felt a bit of a reading slump coming but I powered through it. YOU GO, GIRL!!!! And I loved every single book I read this month.

Wilde Like Me!!!

Wilde Like Me - Louise Pentland

A book from a Youtuber. OH NO!!!! (I love them, well the ones I read so far.)

I'm watching Louise for a few years now and really love her videos. This didn't influence my opinion about the book, tho.

 

Summary: Meet Robin Wilde! You'll make a friend for life and she'll take you on a journey you'll never forget ...

Single mum Robin Wilde adores her six-year-old daughter and loves her job as a make up artist's assistant. She has a wonderful best friend and an auntie who is bonkers, yes, but loves her to the moon and back.

But Robin has a secret. Behind the mask she carefully applies every day, things just feel ... grey. And lonely. She struggles to fit in with the school mum crew. Online dating is totally despair-inducing, and she worries every day about raising her little girl with self-confidence, courage and joy.

What Robin longs for is someone (over the age of six) to share with - someone who's always on her team.

After 4 years (2 months, and 15 days!) of single-mum-dom, it's time for Robin Wilde to Change. Her. Life.

Exciting new opportunities are about to come Robin's way ... Perhaps a man, perhaps the chance of a lifetime ...

What will Robin do with the possibilities she creates for herself? And what potential will she unlock if she takes the leap?

 

Right from the first page, I knew that this book would be exactly what I thought it would be and it was amazing. The writing was so wonderful, so funny, so heartfelt, so Louise. Seriously, sometimes while reading I could hear her voice in my head, telling me the story.

 

I loved the story itself. It really showed all the ups and downs in life. It didn't sugar coat anything. Sometimes life sucks and you let it get you down for a bit, but then you have to get back up and move on. I loved Robin's journey through this whole book, how in the beginning she was on the look out for someone else to come in and fix things and how through out the book she found herself and found out that she was and will always be able to fix shit for herself.

 

I loved the characters. I loved Robin and her little girl Lyla. I loved how female driven this book was. We have so many wonderful and different woman in this book. I love the different relationships Robin has with all of them. Women supporting each other through all the ups and downs in ones life. I LOVED IT.

 

The book had a really good ending and would have been fine as a stand alone. But knowing, that there will be a second book, I can't wait to get back to these characters again. Cause even though, Robin and Lyla are a amazing team on their own, I kinda wanna see how things turn out with Edward (and hopefully he won't turn out to be a second Theo, can I just say how much I hated this guy and how much he deserved a good punch in the face).

Reading progress update: I've read 247 out of 400 pages.

Wilde Like Me - Louise Pentland

Can we just get rid off Theo!??!?! I really, strongly dislike this dude.

 

Otherwise, can I just say HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS BOOK and how female driven it is. SO MANY AMAZING LADIES. YESS PLEASE.

Reading progress update: I've read 48 out of 400 pages.

Wilde Like Me - Louise Pentland

So far this is everything I thought it would be AND I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!

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Die Stadt der besonderen Kinder // Hollow City !!!

Die Stadt der besonderen Kinder: Roman (Die besonderen Kinder) - Ransom Riggs, Silvia Kinkel

German and english review

 

Am Anfang war ich von dem zweiten Buch wirklich absolut nicht begeistert, ich habe zwar ziemlich schnell wieder in den Schreibstil und zurück in die Welt gefunden aber irgendwie hat sich am Anfang alles unheimlich gezogen und es wollte garnicht laufen. Zur Mitte und dann zum Ende hin, hat es sich dann aber Gott sei Dank gegeben.

 

Inhalt: Mit Müh und Not konnten Jakob und die besonderen Kinder aus der Zeitschleife, der Insel Cairnholm, vor ihren Feinden fliehen. Nun sind sie im England der 1940er Jahre gestrandet, immer noch verfolgt und ohne Beistand von Miss Peregrine, die sich nicht mehr in ihre Menschengestalt verwandeln kann. Um Miss Peregrine zu retten, brauchen die Kinder eine andere Magierin. Gerüchteweise lebt eine in London, und so machen sie sich auf den gefährlichen Weg in die zerbombte Stadt. Dort angekommen, finden sie schließlich Miss Wren und glauben schon, gerettet zu sein. Doch ausgerechnet hier, in ihrer vermeintlichen Zuflucht, erwartet sie der größte Verrat.

 

Ich fand die Reise der Kinder wirklich spannend und voller Action, sie sind ja wirklich ständig in eine neue Katastrophe gestolpert und haben es trotzdem immer wieder irgendwie raus geschafft. Besonders schön fand ich es auch, dass wir andere, neue besondere Kinder kennenlernen konnten, selbst wenn wir von dem ein oder anderen nicht wirklich viel hatten. Leider.

 

Gerade zum Ende gab es wunderbare Wendungen, die ich zwar habe kommen sehen, die aber trotzdem wirklich gut gemacht waren und die die Geschichte eindeutig nochmal richtig spannend gemacht haben. Bin auf jeden fall sehr auf das dritte Buch gespannt, dass ich aber leider noch nicht zu Hause habe. Bald. BALD!!!

 

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In the beginning, I wasn't really into this book. I got back into the writing and the whole world super fast, but I still had so many problems in the beginning, where every thing just seemed to drag on. Towards the middle and the end, things picked up, thankfully.

 

Summary: September 3, 1940. Ten peculiar children flee an army of deadly monsters. And only one person can help them—but she’s trapped in the body of a bird.

The extraordinary journey that began in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children continues as Jacob Portman and his newfound friends journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. There, they hope to find a cure for their beloved headmistress, Miss Peregrine. But in this war-torn city, hideous surprises lurk around every corner. And before Jacob can deliver the peculiar children to safety, he must make an important decision about his love for Emma Bloom. Like its predecessor, this second novel in the Peculiar Children series blends thrilling fantasy with vintage photography to create a one-of-a-kind reading experience.

 

I loved the journey they kids had to take, it was exciting and full of action, these little idiots stumbled from one disaster into the next and still always got out of things. I especially loved all the different and new peculiar children we met on their way, sadly we didn't have much time with any of them.

 

Towards the end, there were some great twists and turns, that I actually saw coming a mile away BUT that made the story really interesting and thrilling. Now, I'm really excited to read the third book in the series, that I don't have at home yet but SOON.

Thor, Vol. 1 !!!

Thor, Vol. 1 - Coipel Olivier, J. Michael Straczynski

In the movies, Thor is one of my favorite people. So when I saw this volume on Prime Reading. I HAD TO HAVE IT.

 

I loved this way more than I expected. Seriously, it was so good. I loved the stories, every one of them, I just love the characters. I wanted some Sif. I LOVE SIF. But even though she wasn't around, she got mentioned lots and that gave me all the feels. Ooops.

Lumberjanes Vol.1!!!

Lumberjanes Vol. 1 -  Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Brooke Allen

I think I mentioned this before but I love Prime Reading, cause now I get a chance to check out all these amazing comics for free!!!

 

I love this one A LOT.
I love the girls. They are so AMAZING. Everyone is so different but truly great. Their friendship is the greatest thing. FRIENDSHIP TO THE MAX!!!
I loved all the stories we got in this volumen. So much fun to read and see.
I loved the art work.

 

This whole thing is just too cute and fun for me to handle!!!

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The Perfectly Imperfect Match!!!

The Perfectly Imperfect Match (Suttonville Sentinels) - Kendra C. Highley

First things first: I received this book through NetGalley.

This book comes out july 10th.

 

This book is the 3rd book in the Suttonville Sentinels series but can be totally read as a stand alone. I haven't read the first two books but I'm planning to read them, cause it's my mission to read all of Kendra C. Highley YA contemporary books.

 

This marks my 4th book, I read by the author and let me just say, I LOVE her writing, her stories and all the different characters.

 

Summary: Pitcher Dylan Dennings has his future all mapped out: make the minors straight out of high school, work his way up the farm system, and get called up to the majors by the time he’s twenty-three. The Plan has been his sole focus for years, and if making his dreams come true means instituting a strict “no girls” policy, so be it.

Lucy Foster, needlepoint ninja, big sister to an aspiring pitcher, and chicken advocate, likes a little mayhem. So what if she gets lost taking her brother to baseball camp…at her own high school? The pitching coach, some hotshot high school player, obviously thinks she’s a hot mess. Too bad he’s cute, because he’s so not her type.

Problem is, they keep running into each other, and every interaction sparks hotter than the last. But with Dylan’s future on the line, he has to decide whether some rules are made to be broken…

Disclaimer: This book contains a crazy night of moonlit skinny-dipping, a combustible crush, and kisses swoony enough to unwind even the most Type A athlete.

 

I got into this story super fast, the reading was amazing (as always), I feel in love with the two main characters really fast, and the side characters were amazing as well.

 

Lucy and Dylan are amazing main characters. They have their own story, they have their own personalities and have their own problems and flaws. And because they are so different from each other, whenever they meet, the air around them just explodes because of all the tension. WHAT MORE COULD I ASK FOR???

 

No, but seriously, I loved them. I'm not really into baseball (or lets just say that I have no clue when it comes to the sport) but I really loved Dylan's POV and I really loved the parts with the sports camp for the little kids. CUTE!!! I also loved Lucy and her sewing. I just love creative things like that (I'm a knitter myself, well, I haven't knit anything this year, cause books. BOOKS!!!).

 

I loved the side characters like Dylan's friends Tristan and Alyssa, they are the main characters in the book before this one. I really wanna read their story. I also loved Lucy's friend Serena and her family, the chickens. That was such an wonderful side storyline. SAVE THE CHICKENS!!!
And of course Otis, Lucy's little brother and overall Lucy's family. So many friendship and family feels. Also Otis was just the cutest when he was overprotective of his big sister. Awwww.

(Can I also just say that I loved that their wasn't one character that tried to ruin things for anyone else!!!)

 

The relationship between Lucy and Dylan was wonderful to read about. Things moved pretty fast but I worked and I was so happy that at one point they just stopped, took a step back and got to really know each other. Of course there were some hurdles along the way but they got through it.

 

And I loved the end of the story. Again, so many family feels!!!

 

So, yeah. Long story short, I highly recommend this story for everyone who is looking for a fun and fast read.

 

Reading progress update: I've read 54%.

The Perfectly Imperfect Match (Suttonville Sentinels) - Kendra C. Highley

These two are giving me all the feels, seriously!!!

My June 2017

The Sleeping Prince - Tödlicher Fluch - A. M. Grünewald, Melinda Salisbury Der Näher: Thriller (Martin Abel 3) - Rainer Löffler Girl on the Train: Der Roman zum Kinofilm - Paula Hawkins, Christoph Göhler This Impossible Light - Lily Myers Exodus of Magic (The Mysterium Chronicles Book 1) (English Edition) - Simone Pond Jessica Jones: Alias Vol. 1 (Alias (2001-2003)) - Michael Gaydos, David Mack, Brian Michael Bendis, Bill Sienkiewicz Der Augenjäger - Sebastian Fitzek Captain Marvel Vol. 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More - Kelly Sue DeConnick, David López
The Sleeping Prince - Tödlicher Fluch - 5 stars
Der Näher - 4 stars
Girl on the Train - 5 stars
This Impossible Light - 5 stars
Exodus of Magic - 5 stars
Jessica Jones: Alias Vol. 1 - 4 stars
Der Augenjäger - 5 stars
Captain Marvel Vol. 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More - 4 stars

 

Favorite book(s) of the month: every single one of them

 

Books started this month but haven't finished yet: Artificial Sweethearts, The Book of Whispers

 

This has been the greatest reading month I had so far. 8 books finished, and I love all of them. This rarely happens, so I'm gonna hold on to that amazing feeling for the rest of the year.

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Artificial Sweethearts!!!

Artificial Sweethearts (North Pole, Minnesota) - Julie Hammerle

First things first: I received this book through NetGalley.

This book comes out july 10th.

 

This book is the second book in the North Pole, Minnesota series. But it's one of those series, were the books centers around different characters in the same setting/town and you don't have to read all the books or don't have to read them in order. I haven't read the first book, but I'm sure I will check it out sometime.

 

Summary: It’s not chemistry between Tinka Foster and Sam Anderson that made them agree to fake date. With her parents trying to set her up with an annoying pro-track golf student, and intentionally single Sam’s family pressuring him to bring a date to his brother’s wedding, they could both use a drama-free summer.

So it’s not his muscular arms and quick wit that makes Tinka suggest they tell everyone they’re both taken. Definitely not. And it’s not butterflies that makes a kiss for appearances during the lake party go on way too long—so long that Sam wishes it were real.

But Tinka keeps people at arm’s length—she’s always been second best, even to her parents. And her relationship-for-show could crush everything when she realizes she’s done with fake, pretend, and second-best.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains bikinis at the lake, a lot of making out in dark theaters, and a meet-cute you’ll read twice.

 

I have read a lot of fantasy and thriller in the last couple weeks, contemporary wasn't one my radar that much. So, when I got my usual Entangled Teen email, showing me ARC's I could request, I was all for it. And this book was just what I needed at the moment.

 

This was super easy to get into. The writing was fun and just amazing. You want a fun and easy summer read, HERE IT IS.

 

The characters are great. We have Tinka and Sam, the two main characters. They both have their issues. They both have their problems. No, just being together, doesn't solve their problems. They do that themselves. I also loved the side characters in the story. Sam's family. I loved Jane, Tinka's friend from school and Karen, Tinka's friend from way back when. 

 

I loved all the relationships. The rocky one between Tinka and her parents. The broken friendship between Tinka and her childhood best friend Karen. The fun and easy friendship between Tinka and Jane. I loved Sam with his family. I loved his brother Matt with his fiance and later husband Hakeem. I loved that element. Also I wanna read a whole book about them. JUST SAYING!!!

 

Of course I loved Tinka and Sam. I'm a sucker for fake-dating stories. GIVE ME ALL OF THEM. Seriously. It won't be much of a spoiler, telling you, that the whole fake dating thing will lead to real feelings and trouble ahead. I expected that. BUT I LOVED IT.

 

The characters went through such a journey in this story. So wonderful to read. Tinka and her parents worked things out, she finally got to tell them what she really wanted in her life. I loved the baking element, made me hungry and crave sweets but it was super cute. Sam got to lean on his siblings for once. And just everything. I know this review is a lot of me feeling things but this was just SO DAMN CUTE!!!!

 

Der Augenjäger!!!

Der Augenjäger - Sebastian Fitzek

(just a german review but holy moly, THAT BOOK WAS INSANELY GOOD)

 

Das Buch ist die Fortsetzung von Der Augensammler, trotzdem ist es nicht wirklich notwendig das erste Buch zu lesen, obwohl es eindeutig an manchen Stellen hilft, wenn man den Augensammler vorher gelesen hat. Ich empfehle es beide Bücher zu lesen, weil sie einfach beide so verdammt gut sind.

 

Inhalt: Dr. Suker ist einer der besten Augenchirurgen der Welt. Und Psychopath. Tagsüber führt er die kompliziertesten Operationen am menschlichen Auge durch. Nachts widmet er sich besonderen Patientinnen: Frauen, denen er im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes die Augen öffnet. Denn bevor er sie vergewaltigt, entfernt er ihnen sorgfältig die Augenlider. Bisher haben alle Opfer kurz danach Selbstmord begangen. Aus Mangel an Zeugen und Beweisen bittet die Polizei Alina Gregoriev um Mithilfe. Die blinde Physiotherapeutin, die seit dem Fall des Augensammlers als Medium gilt, soll Hinweise auf Sukers nächste „Patientin“ geben. Zögernd lässt sich Alina darauf ein - und wird von dieser Sekunde an in einen Strudel aus Wahn und Gewalt gerissen ...

 

Gleich von Anfang an, habe ich super in die Geschichte reingefunden, aus dem einfachen Grund, dass mir Zorbach und alina schon im ersten Teil total ans Herz gewachsen sind und ich wissen wollte wie es nach dem Augensammler für sie weiter geht. Und Grund Gütiger, das Buch startet gleich mit einem unglaublichen Knall. (Wortspiel, HA!!!!). Aline ist einfach mein absoluter Lieblingscharakter in den Büchern und sie wurde wirklich wieder extrem in die Mangel genommen.

 

Ich versuche die Bewertung so Spoilerfrei wie möglich zu halten, denn es ist viel besser wenn man absolut keine Ahnung hat was einen erwartet und einen jede Wendung wie ein Schlag ins Gesicht trifft.

 

Es sind so viele Dinge passiert, die ich nicht habe kommen sehen. Da denkt man, man kommt zum Schluss und alles ist aufgelöst und man kann durchatmen und der Autor erzählt uns wie alle jetzt damit umgehen aber nichts da. Bis zum Schluss gibt es noch Dinge, die einem nur so um die Ohren geworfen werden, dass einem ganz schwindlig wird.

 

Und dann das letzte Kapitel. Das letzte Kapitel. Ich will hier noch nicht mal allgemein sprechen aber das war echt gemein. SO GEMEIN.

Ich lese gerade

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