Bookish thoughts!!!

My name is Nicole. I'm 31 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 2%.

Spindle (English Edition) - Shonna Slayton

Oooops, I started another book.

 
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Reading progress update: I've read 50 out of 352 pages.

Stitching Snow - R.C. Lewis

I love Essie, I love the whole setting and the whole idea of the book. But I seriously can't seem to really get into it and it's really bumming me out.

 
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Die rote Königin // Red Queen!!!

Die Farben des Blutes, Band 1: Die rote Königin - Victoria Aveyard, Birgit Schmitz

german and english review (spoilerfree)

First things first: I received this book through NetGalley

 

Ich hab es doch tatsächlich geschafft das Buch fertig zu lesen. Dabei lag es nicht mal so sehr an dem Buch, sondern an mir. Erst hab ich es öfter nicht zur Hand genommen, weil ich Serien aufholen musste zu gucken, dann hat mich das Sims Fieber wieder gepackt und Lesen war wieder zur Seite gerückt und dann...dann ist der Nintendo Switch bei mir eingezogen und ich wusste garnicht mehr was ich zu erst machen sollte. Aber genug mit den Ausreden, weiter zum Buch. Denn das war wirklich gut.

 

Inhalt: Rot oder Silber – Mares Welt wird von der Farbe des Blutes bestimmt. Sie selbst gehört zu den niederen Roten, deren Aufgabe es ist, der Silber-Elite zu dienen. Denn die – und nur die – besitzt übernatürliche Kräfte. Doch als Mare bei ihrer Arbeit in der Sommerresidenz des Königs in Gefahr gerät, geschieht das Unfassbare: Sie, eine Rote, rettet sich mit Hilfe besonderer Fähigkeiten! Um Aufruhr zu vermeiden, wird sie als verschollen geglaubte Silber-Adlige ausgegeben und mit dem jüngsten Prinzen verlobt. Dabei ist es dessen Bruder, der Thronfolger, der Mares Gefühle durcheinander bringt. Doch von jetzt an gelten die Regeln des Hofes, Mare darf sich keine Fehler erlauben. Trotzdem nutzt sie ihre Position, um die aufkeimende Rote Rebellion zu unterstützen. Sie riskiert dabei ihr Leben – und ihr Herz

 

Meine Bewertung: Das war gut. Das war wirklich so gut.

 

Ich mochte gleich von Anfang an wie die Welt geschrieben und vor allem auch beschrieben wurde. Ich mochte wie all die Fähigkeiten der Silbernen beschrieben wurden sind und wie viele verschiedene Fähigkeiten es da eben auch gab. Das fand ich unheimlich spannend. Die Welt ist extrem unfair den Roten gegenüber, doch deswegen gibt es eben auch eine aufkeimende Revolution und wenn ich etwas in Büchern liebe dann ist es eine anständige Revolution.

 

Und die Charaktere.

 

Ich liebe Mare. ich mag sie bevor alles anfängt, als Diebin, die irgendwie versucht ihrer Familie unter die Arme zu greifen. Ich liebe sie als sie ihre Fähigkeit entdeckt und auf einmal ihrem alten Leben komplett entrissen wird, ihren Namen abgenommen bekommt und mit neuem Namen in eine komplett anderes Leben geworfen wird, das genauso viele neue Gefahren für sie bereit hält.

 

Das Buch erinnert einen immer wieder daran, dass man niemanden trauen soll. Hab ich die Warnung ernst genommen? Natürlich nicht. Ich habe Charaktere ins Herz geschlossen. Ungläubig über andere den Kopf geschüttelt. Andere sofort gehasst. Jetzt schüttel ich über viele immer noch den Kopf und hasse mehr Leute als am Anfang des Buches.

 

Die Beziehungen in dem Buch. Ich fand die Familienbeziehungen unheimlich kompliziert aber auch total interessant und spannend. Ich fand Mare's Freundschaft mit Kilorn wirklch großartig. Rein freundschaftlich, absolut nicht mehr. Ich mochte auch total gerne alle Momente mit Mare und Julian.

 

Ich konnte mich während dem Buch nicht für Mare/Cal oder Mare/Maven entscheiden. Am Ende des Buches sind die ganzen Liebesverwirrungen absolut nicht mehr interessant, für mich. Team Mare!!!

 

Zum Schreibstil will ich unbedingt noch anmerken, dass ich die Kampfszenen unheimlich gut beschrieben fand. Sie waren absolut nicht verwirrend, sie waren perfekt und voller Action.

 

Ich hoffe, ich hoffe wirklich, dass ich bald das nächste Buch lesen werde, weil am Ende des Buches so viel passiert ist, von dem ich unbedingt mehr Lesen will und auf das ich wirklich gespannt bin.

 

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Believe it or not, but I actually managed to finish this dang book. It wasn't even the books fault, it was all mine. First I didn't reach for the book enough because I had tv shows to catch up on, then I caught the Sims fever once again and reading just really got put aside and then...then the Nintendo Switch joined my household, and let's be real, I got so overwhelmed with all these things I wanted to do, that I didn't know what to start first. But enough of the excuses, on to the book. It was a really good one.

 

Summary: This is a world divided by blood - red or silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change. That is until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power. Fearful of Mare's potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime. But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance - Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart.

 

My review: It was good. It was really good.

 

Right from the beginning, I loved how the world was written and explained. I loved how the powers of the Silver were described and how many different powers there were. I just thoughts this was really exciting and interesting. It was also really freaking unfair towards the Reds but there is a resistance group and if I love one thing in a book, it's a damn good resistance.

 

And the characters.

 

I love Mare. I love her right at the beginning of a book, as a thief who just wants to help her family to get by. I love her as she discovers her own powers and all of the sudden she gets ripped from her old life, gets her own name taken away, to start with a new name, in a new life that has many dangers waiting for her.

 

The book keeps warning you not to trust anyone. Did I listen to that? Hell no. I let people in my heart. I shook my head confused over some people. I hated some people with a burning passion. Now, I still shake my head over some peope and hate even more people.

 

The relationships in the book. I loved the different family dynamics, all of them were so complicated and frustrating but also really interesting. I loved Mare's friendship with Kilorn. Just friendship, nothing more. And I truly loved every moment Mare had with Julian.

 

During the book, I couldn't decide between Mare/Cal and Mare/Maven. But at the end of the book, I couldn't care less about the whole lovetriangle thing, it doesn't interest me at all. Team Mare!!!

 

Going back to the writing, I truly loved how the fighting scenes were being done. They were described so very well. They didn't get confusing and were just perfect and full of action.

 

I hope, I really hope, that I will get to read the next book soon, cause at the end of the book so many things happened, that I really wanna know more about and that I'm just so excited about.

 
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My December 2018

In Rache entflammt: Roman (Eve Dallas, Band 33) - J.D. Robb, Uta Hege Ohne Spur - Haylen Beck, Shenja Lacher, Der Hörverlag Phantastische Tierwesen: Grindelwalds Verbrechen (Das Originaldrehbuch) (Phantastische Tierwesen und wo sie zu finden sind: Die Originaldrehbücher) - J.K. Rowling, Anja Hansen-Schmidt Matilda - Roald Dahl
In Rache entflammt - 5 stars
Ohne Spur - 4.5 stars
Phantastische Tierwesen: Grindelwalds Verbrechen - 4.5 stars
Matilda - 5 stars

 

Favorite book(s) of the month: every single book I read this month

 

Books started this month but haven't finished yet: Wahrheit gegen Wahrheit, Die Rote Königin, Manga Classics: Macbeth

 

I'm so happy with my last wrap up of the year. I seriously loved all the books that I have finished and I really enjoy the books I'm still in the middle of. I hate that I go into the new year with unfinished books. I like to have a clean slate at the end of the year. But oh well.

 
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My Year 2018

THIS YEAR. Good god. This was my busiest year so far. I mean, I'm still at home and don't have a job. (If you follow me for a while, there is a chance that you know, that social anxiety and anxiety in general are keeping me from doing the 'normal' thing and going to work every day. But I'm working on it.)

 

This year I was running from one appointment to the next, had to make way too many phone calls and overall just felt really overwhelmed and frustrated. Every year I'm pretty hard on myself for not getting the progression that I imagined for myself in the beginning of the year. Let's turn it around this time. Cause I actually got shit done. I still get nervous making phone calls BUT I'm not anxious about it anymore. (Yes, there is a difference.) I had an appointment with a wonderful therapist in the beginning of the year, who sadly didn't work on cases like me but who really guided me in what my options are. I actually called other therapists, who also didn't work. But one, who had a waitinglist and I made it, I have an appointment this january. Fingers crossed he will take me on as a patient. I NEED A WIN. All the other appointments weren't for me, but for my mom, but we are each others emotional support animals (lol), so I'm always going with her, and she goes with me.

 

I turned 31 this year and I feel like I'm over 10 years behind on getting my life together but I'm learning more and more not to put pressure on myself and go with my own timetable. As long as I am working on myself, I'm good.

 

BUT LET'S TALK ABOUT BOOKS.
My goal was to read 50 books this year. I put it way down, cause I just had a feeling. And thank god, I listened to it. I barely managed to reach that goal. But I made it.

 

Here is my Top 14
(also honorabe mentions to all the books I read by  J.D. Robb, Jo Nesbø, Sebastian Fitzek, and everything I read Harry Potter related.)

 

Phantastische Tierwesen und wo sie zu finden sind by J.K. Rowling

Spies, Lies, and Allies by Lisa Brown Roberts

Der erste Blick, der letzte Kuss und alles dazwischen by Jennifer E. Smith

Die Frauen vom Löwenhof - Agnetas Erbe by Corina Bomann

Ms. Marvel Vol. 4 // Ms. Marvel Vol. 5

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka

Wilde About The Girl by Louise Pentland

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

Clean by Juno Dawson

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Mathilda by Roald Dahl

 
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

I really hope 2019 will be amazing for each and everyone of you and all your loved ones.

Matilda!!!

Matilda - Roald Dahl

german and english review

 

Das Buch steht schon seit Jahren auf meiner Liste von Büchern, die ich unbedingt lesen will. Jetzt liegt es auch schon mindestens ein Jahr bei mir zu Hause und hat darauf gewartet, dass ich es endlich mal aufschlage. Diesen Monat war es so weit.

 

Das Buch ist genauso wunderschön und magisch wie ich es mir erhofft hatte. Ich finde die Geschichte unheimlich schön geschrieben. Ich mag die Idee, dass wenn man zu Hause nicht die Liebe bekommt, die man verdient hat, dass man sie woanders finden kann, in einer Familie, die man sich selbst sucht und ein besseres Leben starten kann.

 

Ich mochte den Schreibstil unheimlich gerne und auch die Illustrationen, die in dem Buch waren, waren einfach verdammt gut gemacht und haben mir super gefallen und der Geschichte noch etwas besonderes gegeben.

 

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This book is forever on my tbr list. And for nearly a year it's actually on my shelve, waiting for me to finally start it. This month it finally happened.

 

The book is just as beautiful and magical as I hoped it would be. I love the story and how beautifully it was written. I love the idea that if you don't get the love that you deserve at home, you can find it somewhere else, a family that you found for yourselve and that you can start in a better life.

 

I loved the writing so so much and the illustrations that were in the book, were just so damn beautiful and gave the whole story something really special.

 
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Grindelwalds Verbrechen // The Crimes of Grindelwald!!!

Phantastische Tierwesen: Grindelwalds Verbrechen (Das Originaldrehbuch) (Phantastische Tierwesen und wo sie zu finden sind: Die Originaldrehbücher) - J.K. Rowling, Anja Hansen-Schmidt

german and english review (spoilerfree)

 

Ich werde meine Bewertung ziemlich kurz halten. Ich habe von dem Buch nur schlechtes erwartet, weil ich eigentlich nur negative Kommentare dazu gelesen habe. Beim selber Lesen, wurde ich wirklich positiv überrascht.

 

Ich hab es nicht so geliebt, wie den ersten Band. Aber ich fand es trotzdem wieder schön in die Welt einzutauchen und all die Charaktere wieder zu sehen, die ich im ersten Band geliebt habe. Vor allem Queenie, ich liebe Queenie so unheimlich dolle. Deswegen habe ich dem Buch auch Punkte abgezogen, weil ich nicht mit ihrer Storyline zufrieden bin. So absolut garnicht zufrieden. Ugh.

 

Ich weiß, dass das Ende bei vielen für Wut gesorgt hat, aber ganz ehrlich. Der Typ kann viel erzählen, ich glaub es erst, wenn es wirklich irgendwie bewiesen ist. LOL

 

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I'm gonna keep my review short and sweet. To be completely honest, I was really scared starting the book, cause I only read negative reviews and I expected the absolute worst. But when I actually started reading it, I was pleasantly surprised.

 

I didn't love it as much as the first book. But I still enjoyed going back to the story and the world, and going back to the characters that I fell in love with in the first book. Especially Queenie, I just love Queenie so damn much. And that's why I had to reduce the rating, cause I seriously hate her storyline. Just no. Ugh.

 

I know that a lot of people are mad about the end, but seriously. This dude can say a lot of things, I will believe it when there is actually some real evidence. LOL

 
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Challenge complete!!!

I have done it. 50/50 books this year.


Normally I make my goal higher with every year, this year I actually lowered it right from the start and I'm so glad I did. I wish I would've read more books, but realistically, it wasn't in the cards.

Ohne Spur // Here and Gone

Ohne Spur - Haylen Beck, Shenja Lacher, Der Hörverlag

german and english review (spoilerfree)

audiobook on audible

 

Inhalt: Ihre Flucht endet – ihr Albtraum beginnt!

Audra Kinney flieht mit ihren zwei kleinen Kindern vor ihrem gewalttätigen Ehemann. Mit dem Auto will sie zu einer Freundin nach San Diego, ans andere Ende der USA. Doch mitten in der Wüste von Arizona wird sie von der Polizei angehalten. Im Kofferraum ihres Wagens findet der Sheriff ein Päckchen Marihuana, das Audra noch nie gesehen hat. Alle Unschuldsbeteuerungen sind zwecklos – sie wird verhaftet. Und was dann kommt, hätte sie sich in ihren schlimmsten Albträumen nicht vorstellen können. Denn plötzlich sind ihre Kinder verschwunden. Der Sheriff behauptet, Audra sei allein im Wagen gewesen. Die Welt hält Audra für eine Mörderin. Und ihr Wort steht gegen das des Sheriffs. Kein Mensch glaubt ihr. Bis auf einen.

 

DAS BUCH. Grund Gütiger. Man hat Audra, die von einem Albtraum entkommt und in den Nächsten startet. Ich habe so mit ihr gelitten, ganz ehrlich. Alles was mit ihr passiert ist, war so frustrierend und einfach schrecklich. Und dann Danny, er war auch so ein großartiger Charakter. Ich habe mit ihm auch so mitgelitten. Ich muss aber ehrlich sagen, dass ich mir bei ihm und für ihn ein bisschen mehr gewünscht habe.

 

Die Geschichte an sich fand ich einfach unheimlich spannend und interessant. Vor allem auch etwas Neues, weil ich sowas in die Richtung noch nicht gelesen habe. In den meisten Kriminalromanen/Thrillern, gehören bei mir die Cops zu den Guten und nicht zu den Verbrechern.

 

Der Schreibstil hat mir sehr gut gefallen. Obwohl ich wohl eher auf den Sprecher und seinen Erzählstil eingehen muss, da ich das Buch ja als Hörbuch gehört hatte. Der Sprecher hat mir wirklich gut gefallen und hat mich auch durch weg unterhalten und hat meine Aufmerksamkeit nicht beim Erzählen verloren.

 

Ich bin eindeutig auf mehr Bücher von dem Autoren gespannt.

 

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Summary: It begins with a woman fleeing through Arizona with her kids in tow, trying to escape an abusive marriage. When she's pulled over by an unsettling local sheriff, things soon go awry and she is taken into custody. Only when she gets to the station, her kids are gone. And then the cops start saying they never saw any kids with her, that if they're gone than she must have done something with them...

Meanwhile, halfway across the country a man hears the frenzied news reports about the missing kids, which are eerily similar to events in his own past. As the clock ticks down on the search for the lost children, he too is drawn into the desperate fight for their return.

 

THIS BOOK. Goodness gracious. You have Audra, who is fleeing one nightmare, just to get into another one. I just felt so bad for her, I actually felt like I suffered with her Everything that happened to her, was just so damn frustrating and also so very awful. And then Danny, another amazing character that I truly loved and also suffered with a lot. I actually wanted more of him and for him.

 

The story itself was super interesting and thrilling. It was also something very new for me, cause in most of the crime/thriller books that I read, the cops are actually the good guys and don't belong in the criminal category.

 

The writing was also very good. I have to talk about the guy reading the book, though, since I listened to it as an audiobook. He did a really great job and he held my attention throughout the whole book.

 

I'm super interested in other books by that author.

 

 
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In Rache entflammt // New York to Dallas!!!

In Rache entflammt: Roman (Eve Dallas, Band 33) - J.D. Robb, Uta Hege

german and english review

 

Ich könnte ja jetzt hier wie beim letzten Band schreiben, wie großartig die Serie ist und wie unterhaltsam ich sie immer noch finde obwohl ich inziwschen bei Band 33 angekommen bin. Es ist immer noch spannend, es fühlt sich immer noch neu und frisch hat. Es ist einfach immer noch großartig. Aaaaaber, ich komme diesmal lieber gleich zu dem eigentlichen Buch das ich gelesen habe.

 

In Rache entflammt.

 

Eve Dallas reise in die Vergangenheit. Nicht nur dadurch, dass sie sich mit einem Fall beschäftigen muss, der einer ihrer ersten großen Fische war, als sie noch als Officer unterwegs war. Nein, genau dieser Fall führt sie ausgerechnet nach Dallas. Zurück in ihre schreckliche Vergangenheit. Natürlich lauern da viele Erinnerungen, viele Dämonen mit denen sie kämpfen muss.

 

Was für eine Achterbahnfahrt das wieder war. Ich bin wirklich so froh, dass die Bücher es immer wieder schaffen, wunderbaren Humor mit heftigen Momenten zu mischen, denn nach dem ein oder anderen Albtraum, tut es unglaublich gut, wenn man mal was zu lachen hat.

 

Mir hat ja ein bisschen Peabody gefällt und auch der Rest der New York Truppe, trotzdem fand ich die Atmosphäre und die Dallas Truppe, einfach auch total interessant, vor allem einfach auch mal was Neues. Bree ist mir besonders ans Herz gewachsen.

 

Es gab den ein oder anderen Twist. Den größten habe ich ehrlich gesagt kommen sehen, trotzdem war er wirklich gut gemacht und hat auch super in die Story an sich gepasst. Also, alles gut.

 

Eindeutig wieder ein absoluter Lieblingsband von mir.

 

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Like with the last book, I could write a really long ass rant about how much I still enjoy this series and how entertaining it is, even though I now reached book 33. But seriously, it's still really exciting, it still feels new and fresh. It's still amazing. Buuut, let's talk about the book itself.

 

New York to Dallas.

 

Eve Dallas travels back into her past. Not just because she has to deal with a case that involves her first big fish she ever caught, back when she was still an officer. No, the case also has her traveling to Dallas. Back to her awful past. Of course there are lots of memories, lots of demons she has do battle.

 

What a rollercoaster ride that was once again. I'm just so happy that these books always manage to mix in some great humour with all these nightmares. It's just the greatest feeling to laugh after a very intense moment.

 

I really missed Peabody quite a bit and the rest of the New York gang, too but I still really enjoyed the whole atmosphere and the Dallas group, just because it was really interesting and also just really something new. Loved Bree the most, tho, of course.

 

There were some twists. To be completely honest, I saw the biggest one coming a mile away BUT still, it was really well done and just fit the story perfectly. Loved it.

 

Overall this book is totally one of my favorites.

 
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Reading progress update: I've read 248 out of 544 pages.

In Rache entflammt: Roman (Eve Dallas, Band 33) - J.D. Robb, Uta Hege

K N E W
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but daaaaaamn....

My November 2018

Harry Potter und die Heiligtümer des Todes - J.K. Rowling, Klaus Fritz Power Women - Geniale Ideen mutiger Frauen: Was würden sie dir raten? - Andreas Jäger Paheli: Spiel um alles oder nichts - Karuna Riazi, Maximilian Meinzold, Cornelia Panzacchi The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender - Leslye Walton The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas milk and honey - rupi kaur
Harry Potter und die Heiligtümer des Todes - 5 stars
Power Women - Geniale Ideen mutiger Frauen: Was würden sie dir raten? - 5 stars
Paheli: Spiel um alles oder nichts - 3.5 stars
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender - 5 stars
The Hate U Give - 5 stars
milk and honey - 5 stars

 

Favorite book(s) of the month: Harry Potter (duh!), The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, The Hate U Give

 

Books started this month but haven't finished yet: Ohne Spur, Die Rote Königin, Wahrheit gegen Wahrheit, In Rache entflammt

 

This month has been my favorite reading month. I'm super happy with the amount of books I have read and I'm even happier with the quality of the books. I loved every single one I have read, not all of them are going to stick with me forever but there were some really beautiful reads in there.

 
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Milk and Honey!!!

milk and honey - rupi kaur

Poetry at it's finest. Seriously.

 

I read this today while sitting in the waiting room at the dentist and let me tell you, it's super difficult having all the feels about words and things, when you have to keep a straight face.

 

Not all of the poems touched me. Not all of them did something for me. But most of them really did. The writing was just so beautiful and ugh. I loved this so so so much.

 

I kinda hate myself for waiting this long to finally read it.

 
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Spoileralarm

The Hate U Give!!!

The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas

HOT DAMN THIS BOOK.

T H I S   B O O K.

 

Summary: "What's the point of having a voice if you're gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn't be?"

Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed.

 

This is one of those hyped books that IS SO WORTH THE HYPE. Not going to lie, I was a bit intimitated by the hype, cause this could have gone into a terrible direction. But it didn't. I truly loved this book.

 

The writing is amazing. I seriously love how this story is written, the setting, everything. It deals with a very hot topic and it dealt with it the right way. I loved how exhausting this book was, I loved that I went all the emotions. One minute I was crying my eyes out, the next I couldn't stop laughing.

 

The characters were amazing, the felt so real. They were flawed and just amazing. I loved Starr's growth throughout the whole book. I just love this girl so damn much. And the whole family dynamic?! Yes please. Seriously, I loved everyone in that family, I loved how they fought, how they got on each others nerves, and how they always had each others backs. I JUST LOVE THEM ALL SO DAMN MUCH.

 

I just now finished this a bit ago and I already want to reread it. The story itself is frustrating, cause once, JUST ONCE, I want and need justice. But the way the story is told, the characters (of course there are a few people that I hate with a burning passion, but still), the family dynamic, the friendships, the community. It's perfect.

 
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The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender - Leslye Walton

This book is my favorite book I have read this year. It truly was a beautiful and magical adventure.

 

Summary: To my great misfortune, I was once mistaken for an angel

Pain in love is the Roux family birthright. For Ava Lavender, a girl born with the wings of a bird, it is key to her fate.

Ava traces the lives and loves of the Roux women as she tries to understand what has made her who she is and what she will become. On the night of the summer solstice, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air and Ava’s fate is revealed.

 

This book started as a waiting room book for me. Whenever I had an appointment this month, this book was in my bag and came out whenever I had to wait for an hour. I loved it especially in the dentist office, while I was waiting for my mom's appointments to be over, cause they always play classical music and that fit the book just so much. It soon became a, I don't want to wait for the next appointment, I need to read it at home, too.

 

It's such a fast read. The writing is beautiful and truly magical. I went through every emotion a human being can go through with this story. I just love these Roux/Lavender women so much. This wasn't just a story about Ava Lavender, this was a story about all the strong women in her family that came before her. I loved every single one of them.

 

Talk about strong female characters. Bad ass ladies who get shit done no matter their situations. A lot of terrible things happened but they truly stood tall in every thing that happened. Have I mentioned how much I love them?

 

This will be one of those books that I really REALLY want to re-read at least once every year, cause I want to go back to these characters again and read about them. Reconnect with them.

 
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Ich lese gerade

Wie Blut so rot by Marissa Meyer
Bereits gelesen: 56%
Das Lied der Krähen: Roman (Glory or Grave, Band 1) by Michelle Reid, Leigh Bardugo
Bereits gelesen: 560/592pages
Still: Die Bedeutung von Introvertierten in einer lauten Welt by Susan Cain
Bereits gelesen: 6%
Spindle (English Edition) by Shonna Slayton
Bereits gelesen: 9%
Wahrheit gegen Wahrheit: Thriller by Karen Cleveland, Stefanie Retterbush
Bereits gelesen: 14%