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[Review] Losing Hope

Losing Hope

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‚Losing Hope‘

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Colleen Hoover

Hopeless # 2

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Synopsis:
In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared, and no memory forgotten, but Holder’s past remained a mystery.
Still haunted by the little girl he let walk away, Holder has spent his entire life searching for her in an attempt to finally rid himself of the crushing guilt he has felt for years. But he could not have anticipated that the moment they reconnect, even greater remorse would overwhelm him…
Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward, we must first dig deep into our past and make amends. In Losing Hope, bestselling author Colleen Hoover reveals what was going on inside Holder’s head during all those hopeless moments—and whether he can gain the peace he desperately needs
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My thoughts about the book:
I admit that I didn’t wanted to read this book at first and only the spoiler scene of the ‘best non-kiss’ from Holder’s POV (here on Hoover’s website) has convinced me to try it nevertheless. Also at the beginning I was still sceptical because I thought it would become boring, because I already knew the plot and the secrets – but I lost this feeling more and more with every page I read. It was great how Hoover has begun this book and could present it really independent, even if much was already clear for the reader of ‘Hopeless’. Nevertheless it was entertaining, very rousing again so that I simply couldn’t put it aside anymore.

First I wasn’t convinced because the plot begins some time before the meeting with Sky, but later I recognised, how important this ‚prehistory’ is to understand a lot in the later action and to fully understand Holder’s behavior and his torn feelings. He has broken my heart during reading this book (just as Sky did in the first book) – even several times and I’ve suffered every page with him, like I hoped, cried and smiled alongside Holder. Together, I think, we’ve endured almost all emotions, which a book can offer and I was grateful for every single one of them. A very touching and emotional book!

I’ve fallen for Holder/Dean in the second book even more than in the first and also had to cry again at the end several times, but also for other reasons. It was great, beautiful and sad at the same time. Moreover I’ve liked that there were scenes, which weren’t written in Skys book, like the meetings with Brekin or the letters to Les. I don’t really know for whom I felt sorrier for or with whom I’ve suffered more – Sky or Holder … but yes, I suffered more with/ for Holder. *sigh*

Also the end was also really great and it was very nice that I could read on a little longer and get to know what happened afterward – like the thing with his mother and Sky, or the college … just a little forecast on their future lives together. I like such a thing very much and here I got it! *sigh*double sigh* 😀

With this book Colleen Hoover has written herself even further in my heart by her soulful, emotional kind of telling stories and now I will read every book of her that I get in my hands. I highly recommend it to all fans of part one and to the others –> please, please – get your copy of ‘Hopeless’!

Cover:
The Cover is perfectly suitable to the story and the first book, although I see Holder a little bit different. Nevertheless it is really nice made.

All in all:
Although I already know the plot, it has gripped me nevertheless and I couldn’t get enough of it. Holders POV is nearly even better than Sky’s and I’ve fell for Holder here even more than in the first book. I’ve no idea how Hoover made and she is my new idol – but it was stunning, beautiful and incredible. I’ve no more words for it! But just please, please, READ it!

Rating:
5 of 5 points – (I LOVED it – BUY it!)

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Quotes (© Colleen Hoover):

Holder: I casually lean against the mailbox and pretend to ignore the fact that she totally just checked me out. I’ll ignore it to save her embarrassment, but I’m definitely not going to forget it. In fact, I’ll probably be thinking about the way her eyes scrolled down my body for the rest of the damn day.
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Holder: It’s only been a few days, but since the moment I met her, no matter where I am, I’m constantly wondering about her. My attention is constantly homed in on her like I’m a compass and she’s my North.
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Holder: I can’t even explain to you how perfect this girl is. And when I say perfect, I mean imperfect, because there’s just so much wrong with her. But everything wrong with her is everything that draws me in and makes her perfect.     She’s flat-out rude to me and I love it. She’s stubborn and I love it. She’s a smartass and she’s sarcastic and every witty thing that comes out of her mouth is like music to my ears because that’s exactly what I want. She’s what I need and I don’t want her to change at all. There’s not a single thing about her I would change.
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Holder: A huge internal part of me was lost when I lost Hope, and I was convinced Les took the very last contents of my chest with her when she died last year. After being with Sky these last two days, I’m not so sure about that, anymore. I don’t think my chest has been empty this whole time like I thought. Whatever is left inside me has just been asleep, and she’s somehow slowly waking it up.    With every word she speaks and every glance she sends my way, she’s unknowingly pulling me out of this thirteen-year-long nightmare I’ve been trapped in, and I want to continue to allow her to pull me.
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I lift away from her cheek and look down at her.
Holder: „Thank you.“
She smiles. „For what?“ For being alive, I think to myself.
„For being you,“ I say out loud. Her smile fades and I swear she looks right through my eyes and straight into my soul. „I’m good at being me,“ she says. „Especially when I’m with you.“

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Thanks to netgalley.com for the reviewer’s copy!

© netgalley.com

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Succession:

#1: Colleen Hoover – Hopeless »»
#2: Colleen Hoover – Losing Hope (Holder’s POV) »»
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(© goodreads)

About the author – Colleen Hoover:
She is addicted to diet pepsi and could tell you in a taste-test which restaurant it came from.
She gets stoked whenever she gets a message from goodreads saying I have a new friend request.
If you want to know when she have new books out or just want to be inundated by random, pointless blog posts, follow her at www.colleenhoover.com.
(Source: Goodreads.com)

Visit her Website »».

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[Review] Hopeless

Hopeless

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‚Hopeless‘

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Colleen Hoover

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Synopsis:
Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies… That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.
Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever….. (Source: Goodreads.com)

My thoughts about the book:
I’ve read the book in buddy read, although I actually had no time for it. Do I regret now that I’ve inter-pushed the book? Oh God – no – no way! The book was just so great and I‘ve no words for how thrilled I’m about it. *sigh*

However, I would like to start at first with the things, which have disturbed me and which are the reason, why it ‘only’ got 4.5 points, instead of the full five points. It is due to the fact that on the one hand some things in it were very foreseeable and most of my forebodings has turned out almost exactly like I’ve imagined it (the thing with Dean Holder, Karen, her father, … ). But nevertheless I’ve read it with great pleasure and have loved every chapter.
Moreover the book has dealt with a subject that I never really like to read and I also didn’t like it to read here about that, but now I won’t say too much about it, because I don’t want to spoil something. But it was tough stuff and not easy to swallow. But therefore I thing, Hoover made a good job and have treated the subject sensitively and in a way, that it was still okay for me.

In general Hoover has a great way to describe feelings and emotions and to express them, so you can really understand how you feel, when everything is just and on the other side, when everything falls apart and shatters you, as if you would life through it by yourself. All that was really awesome and I like her writing style and dialogues – now she is my new idol! 🙂
Particularly her dialogues were just perfect and well suited – maybe sometimes too perfect and beautiful, but I can ignore that fact. *lol*

And now to the characters, who I BOTH LOVE, which is very rarely the case, because I often fall for the boys, but then I’ve problems with the girl. But here I’ve also loved Sky and I found it so refreshing and exciting, that she simply always has babbled off about what she really thinks – without whining along and thinking everything till to the end… she was authentic and after some little difficulties at the beginning, she was through the whole book very likeable.

Now to Dean/ Holder – I just love HOLDER *sigh*
Again a guy, who goes straight on my Book-Boyfriend-List … slowly, it gets really crowded there, but I’ve to put him there as well. Holder hast just everything: From the appearance, sportiness, character, charm, humor, assertiveness, directness, strength, sensitivity … I could still babble on about what he has and how great he is, but I don’t want to take away everything from you, but I advise you to read the book and discover him for yourselves. I love Holder, although sometimes he is just too perfect and also always does the perfect things or says the perfect words, but that’s okay for me – sigh, if there were really guys like him. *sigh²* 😉

Moreover, I found great that the drama was not really between the two main characters, but because of other things and that they have always held together and got through it as a couple, as a unit. They have each other mutual strength and could hold on each other! I found this great and their chemistry together was simply unbeatable!
I also found even the sex scenes suitable, although I didn’t have thought about them in these exact moments in which they sometimes happened, but then, it was just right and I could understand it. *great*

Though the end was a little slower and unspectacular to the rest of the book, I still liked the last chapter because it was sweet and for me – this was the PERFECT last sentence. *beautiful*

Cover:
Wonderful cover and for me, this is the perfect Sky.

All in all:
An amazing book which I’ll definitely read again sometime and I can recommend it to everybody, who likes Contemporary Romances. It’s not a YA book, but New Adult and therefore also a little more steamy – which I liked very much. A Must-Read for all fans of this genre and this was certainty not the last book of Colleen Hoover – I want more books by her! 🙂

Rating:
4,5 of 5 points – (soo awesome!)
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Thanks to netgalley.com for the reviewer’s copy!

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Quotes (© Colleen Hoover):

Karen: „Dammit,” she says, “I could have sworn I heard boys in here.”
Sky: “And you seem disappointed because…”
Karen: “You turn eighteen in a month. I’m running out of time to ground you for the first time ever. You need to start screwing up a little more, kid.“
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Breckin: “I’m new here. And if you haven’t deducted from my impeccable fashion sense, I think it’s safe to say that I’m…  Mormon.”
Six: “And here I was thinking you were about to say gay.”
Breckin: “That too.  In all seriousness, Sky. I noticed you in class today and it’s obvious you’re new here, too. And after seeing the stripper money fall out of your locker before fourth period, then witnessing your non-reaction to it, I knew we were meant to be. Also, I figured if we teamed up, we might prevent at least two unnecessary teenage suicides this year. So, what do you say? Want to be my very bestest friend ever in the whole wide world?
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Holder: „Let me inform you of something. The moment my lips touch yours, it will be your first kiss. Because if you’ve never felt anything when someone’s kissed you, then no one’s ever really kissed you. Not the way I plan on kissing you.“
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Holder: “I told myself to just stay away from you and let you be mad at me, because I do have so many issues that I’m not ready to share with you yet. And I tried so hard to stay away, but I can’t. I’m not strong enough to keep denying whatever this is we could have. And yesterday in the lunchroom when you were hugging Breckin and laughing with him? It felt so good to see you happy, Sky. But I wanted so bad to be the one who was making you laugh like that. It was tearing me up inside that you were thinking that I didn’t care about us, or that spending that weekend with you wasn’t the best weekend I’ve ever had in my life. Because I do care and it was the best. It was the best fucking weekend in the history of all weekends.”
My heart is beating wildly, almost as fast as the words are pouring out of him. He releases his firm hold on my face and strokes his hands over my hair, dropping them to the nape of my neck.
He keeps them there and calms himself with a deep breath, then continues. “It’s killing me, baby,” he says, his voice much more calm and quiet. “It’s killing me because I don’t want you to go another day without knowing how I feel about you. And I’m not ready to tell you I’m in love with you, because I’m not. Not yet. But whatever this is I’m feeling—it’s so much more than just like. It’s so much more. And for the past few weeks I’ve been trying to figure it out. I’ve been trying to figure out why there isn’t some other word to describe it. I want to tell you exactly how I feel but there isn’t a single goddamned word in the entire dictionary that can describe this point between liking you and loving you, but I need that word. I need it because I need you to hear me say it.”
He pulls my face to his and he kisses me. They’re short kisses, mostly pecks, but he kisses me over and over, pulling back between each kiss, waiting for me to respond.

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Succession:

#1: Colleen Hoover – Hopeless »»
#2: Colleen Hoover – Losing Hope (Holder’s POV) »»
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(© goodreads)

About the author – Colleen Hoover:
She is addicted to diet pepsi and could tell you in a taste-test which restaurant it came from.
She gets stoked whenever she gets a message from goodreads saying I have a new friend request.
If you want to know when she have new books out or just want to be inundated by random, pointless blog posts, follow her at www.colleenhoover.com.
(Source: Goodreads.com)

Visit her Website »».

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[Rezension] Dare you To

Dare You To

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Dare You To

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‚Dare you To‘ by Katie McGarry

Pushing the Limits # 2

 

Inhaltsangabe:
If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk’s home life, they’d send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom’s freedom and her own happiness. That’s how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn’t want her and going to a school that doesn’t understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn’t get her, but does….
Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can’t tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn’t be less interested in him.
But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won’t let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all…. (Source: Goodreads.com)

Meine Gedanken zum Buch:
Ich war wirklich überrascht und sehr begeistert vom ersten Teil dieser Reihe und dementsprechend hoch waren auch meine Erwartungen an dieses Buch hier. Besonders da es nun um Beth ging, die mir zwar im ersten Teil noch etwas zu abweisend vorkam, aber dafür schon im ersten Teil kurz gezeigt hat, dass ihr Leben alles andere als perfekt ist und daher kann man ihr Verhaltung, ihre Abwehr gut nachvollziehen.

So wie auch hier im zweiten Teil, in dem man noch einen viel größeren und genaueren Blick auf Beth und ihr Leben bekommt. Besonders auf ihre Mutter und ihr Verhältnis zu ihr und auch auf ihre verkorkste Kindheit, die man nicht einmal seinem Feind wünschen würde. Daher kann man wie gesagt auch Beths Verschlossenheit nachvollziehen und ihre Handlungen, die bei jeder anderen zum Kopfschütteln geführt hätte. Sie läuft gerne weg und will vor Problemen die Augen verschließen, doch dann wird ihr Onkel Scott ihr Vormund, sie muss umziehen und lernt dort den Sportler und Good-Boy Ryan kennen.
Und ja, hier haben wir auch gleich unseren romantischen, männlichen Gegenpart des Buches gefunden.
Zuerst hatte ich meine Probleme mit Ryan, weil er anscheinend alles hat, was man sich wünschen kann und eher oberflächlich wirkte. Aber das hat sich zum Glück im Verlauf geändert und ein Teil lag wohl auch daran, dass er ein Baseball-Spieler ist und ich damit über nichts anfangen kann und ich Null Interesse an Baseball habe. Zum Glück wurde dieser Aspekt immer weniger. 😉

Ich finde ja das Ryan ganz okay war und ein netter Charakter, und auch Beth war dann etwas besser, aber sie sind nicht rann gekommen an Noah und Echo aus dem ersten Teil. Irgendwie hat mir hier leider generell dieser wow-Effekt gefehlt, wofür ich selber nicht ganz den Grund benennen kann.
Und andere mögen dass oft nicht, wenn man noch sieht, wie glücklich das Pärchen aus einem vorherigen Teil ist und sie herum turteln, aber ich fand es schön, dass auch Echo und Noah kurz – sehr kurz- vorkamen und sie noch immer glücklich sind. Finde sowas immer total schön und auch okay und nicht übertrieben, wenn es so wie hier im Rahmen bleibt und nur kurz was von ihnen gezeigt wird. 🙂

Was mich aber sehr gestört hat, war die Tatsache, dass es sich doch vieler Klischees bedient hat, vor allem was Beth, aus schlechtem Hause, und Ryan, aus einer vermeintlich intakten, reichen Familie, betrifft. Auch die Wette, weswegen er zuerst Beth angesprochen hat, war nicht nach meinem Geschmack. Es war nicht originell und war viel zu sehr von Perfect Chemistry#1 abgekupfert, auch wenn es hier etwas anders abgelaufen ist.

Es tut mir selber leid, aber bei mir blieb die große Begeisterung aus, weil nicht wirklich was Überraschendes oder Neues gekommen ist, irgendwie war es zu mau. Obwohl ich aber ihren Onkel Scott ganz toll fand, und schade, dass am Ende nicht noch mehr mit ihm, oder zusammen mit seiner Frau war. Oder auch nicht mehr Begebenheiten mit ihrer Freundin Lacy gekommen ist, welche ich auch sehr interessant fand.

Als nächsten kommt dann im Herbst/ Winter 2013 ‚Crash into You‘ welche Isaiahs Geschichte sein wird. Momentan freue ich mich nicht besonders darauf, weil mir Isaiah auch noch nicht so ans Herz gewachsen ist, aber ich werde es trotzdem lesen, weil ich die Reihe doch abschließen möchte.

Cover Hardcover:
Dieses Cover gefällt mir wie auch beim ersten Buch total gut und wie auch dort, passen die Personen gut zu den Beschreibungen im Buch (ist ja nicht immer der Fall ^^)

All in all:
Es war ein gutes Buch und alles in allem hatte ich auch meinen Spaß beim Lesen, aber trotzdem bin ich etwas enttäuscht, da dieser wow-Effekt ausblieb, den ich beim ersten Teil hatte.

Rating:
3,5 of 5 points – (I really liked it)
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Thanks to netgalley.com for the reviewer’s copy!

© netgalley.com

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Quotes:

Chris to Ryan: „You need a girlfriend.“
Lacy: „Exactly! I’ve been saying that for months. Not an evil girlfriend. We are not doing evil again. I was tired of wearing crucifixes. I considered carrying holy water, but then I would had to sneak into a church and then-“
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Ryan: „You’re a lot like that bird in the barn. You’re so scared that you’re going to be caged in forever you can’t see the way out. You smack yourself against the wall again and again and again. The door is open, Beth. Stop running in circles and walk out.“
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Beth: ‚That must be love: when everything else in the world could implode and you wouldn’t care as long as you had that one person standing beside you.‘

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Serienreihenfolge:

#1 Katie McGarry – Pushing the Limits »»
#2 Katie McGarry – Dared to You »»
#3 Katie McGarry – Crash into You

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(© goodreads)

About the author – Katie McGarry:
KATIE MCGARRY was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, and reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

Katie would love to hear from her readers. Contact her via her website, katielmcgarry.com, follow her on Twitter @KatieMcGarry, or become a fan on Facebook and Goodreads.
(Source: goodreads.com)

Visit her Website »».

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[Review] Dare you To

Dare You To

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‚Dare you To‘ by Katie McGarry

Pushing the Limits # 2

Synopsis:
If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk’s home life, they’d send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom’s freedom and her own happiness. That’s how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn’t want her and going to a school that doesn’t understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn’t get her, but does….
Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can’t tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn’t be less interested in him.
But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won’t let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all…. (Source: Goodreads.com)

My thoughts about the book:
I was really surprised and sooo hooked by the first book of this series and accordingly of this, my expectations for that book were also really high. Particularly because now it was about Beth, who though seemed to me in the first book a little bit unfriendly, but has already shown in the first part briefly, that her life isn’t anything but perfect and hence, I could understand her behavior and also her defense.

As well as also here in the second part, in which I still got a lot bigger and more exact look at Beth and her life – particularly on her mother and her relation to her, and also on her flubbed childhood, which I even wouldn’t wish my worst enemy. Therefore I can understand as already said, Beth’s reticence and her actions, which would have led to shaking my head with any other character. Beth often runs away and wants to close her eyes before problems, but then her uncle Scott gets custody for her, she has to live with him and his wife and there she gets to know the sportsman and god-boy Ryan. And, yes, here we also have found our romantic, male protagonist of the book.

First I had my problems with Ryan because he apparently has everything what one can wish for and looked rather superficial. But luckily this has changed during the book and a part for it, was probably also due to the fact that he’s a baseball player, a sports with which I have no interest in it at all. Luckily this aspect became less and less. 😉
I find Ryan was quite okay and a nice character, and then also Beth was a better, but they weren’t as awesome as the couple Noah and Echo from the first book. Unfortunately here I’ve missed this ‘wow-effect’, for which I can’t really find a reason.

Other readers often don’t like it, that in a further book you still see how happy the couple from a previous book is, when they whisper sweet nothings and kisses and so on, but I found that nice and I liked it, that Echo and Noah also showed-up it this book briefly – very briefly – and that they are still happy. I find something like that always absolutely sweet and also okay, if it’s not too much as it was here.

What has disturbed me very much was the fact that there were many clichés in the book, especially Beth, who comes from bad house, and Ryan, from a putatively intact, good and rich family. Also the bet, the reason because he has spoken at first to Beth, was not for my taste. It was not original and too similar to ‘Perfect Chemistry#1’ by Simone Elkeles, even if it has turn into a differently course.

I’m really sorry, but for me the big enthusiasm was missing, because there happened much surprising or special things in it, anyhow it was just too poor. Although I found her uncle Scott very great and it was a pity that at the end, there wasn’t more with him, or more together with him and his wife – or also that there weren’t any more occurrences with her friend Lacy, which I found also very interesting and I liked her at first sight.

At next the third book is coming out in autumn/ winter 2013‚ which will be called ‘Crash into You’, which will host the story of Isaiah. At the moment I’m not so glad about it, because right now I don’t really care much about Isaiah, but I will read it nevertheless, because I would like to conclude the whole series.

Cover Hardcover:
I like this cover as much as the first book and again, here are people on it, which fit well to the descriptions in the book (that’s not always the case ^^)

All in all:
It was a good book and all in all, I also had my fun while reading it, but nevertheless, I’m a little disappointed, because this great wow-effect was missing, which I had with the first part.

Rating:
3,5 of 5 points – (I really liked it)
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Thanks to netgalley.com for the reviewer’s copy!

© netgalley.com

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Quotes:

Chris to Ryan: „You need a girlfriend.“
Lacy: „Exactly! I’ve been saying that for months. Not an evil girlfriend. We are not doing evil again. I was tired of wearing crucifixes. I considered carrying holy water, but then I would had to sneak into a church and then-“
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Ryan: „You’re a lot like that bird in the barn. You’re so scared that you’re going to be caged in forever you can’t see the way out. You smack yourself against the wall again and again and again. The door is open, Beth. Stop running in circles and walk out.“
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Beth: ‚That must be love: when everything else in the world could implode and you wouldn’t care as long as you had that one person standing beside you.‘

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Succession:

#1 Katie McGarry – Pushing the Limits »»
#2 Katie McGarry – Dared to You »»
#3 Katie McGarry – Crash into You

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(© goodreads)

About the author – Katie McGarry:
KATIE MCGARRY was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, and reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

Katie would love to hear from her readers. Contact her via her website, katielmcgarry.com, follow her on Twitter @KatieMcGarry, or become a fan on Facebook and Goodreads.
(Source: goodreads.com)

Visit her Website »».

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Hey Mr. Postman…- March 2013 # 1

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AAAh, endlich ist ‚Lover at Last‘ bei mir angekommen – worauf ich bereits seit Monaten warte – und ich muss sagen, es schaut soo schön aus und richt auch so gut. 🙂 Hach, ich bin ganz hin und weg. Blöd nur, dass ich jetzt auf nächste Woche warten muss, bis auch die anderen das Buch haben, da ich es in einer Leserunde starten werde. 🙂
Außerdem freue ich mich sehr auf die Liebesbücher ‚Dare you to‚, ‚Amy on the Summer Road‘ und ‚Du oder die große Liebe‚ – und bei denen bin ich mir sicher, dass ich schöne Lesestunden vor mir haben werde.

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J. R. Ward – Lover at Last # 11

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Synopsis:  Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another….
Blay, after years of unrequited love, has moved on from his feelings for Qhuinn. And it’s about time: The male has found his perfect match in a Chosen female, and they are going to have a young- just as Qhuinn has always wanted for himself. It’s hard to see the new couple together, but building your life around a pipe dream is just a heartbreak waiting to happen. As he’s learned firsthand.
Fate seems to have taken these vampire soldiers in different directions… but as the battle over the race’s throne intensifies, and new players on the scene in Caldwell create mortal danger for the Brotherhood, Qhuinn finally learns the true definition of courage, and two hearts who are meant to be together… finally become one… 
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Simone Elkeles – Du oder die große Liebe # 3

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Inhaltsangabe:  Eigentlich wollte Luis Fuentes sich auf der Hochzeit von seinem Bruder Alex mit dessen Freundin Brittany nur mit den Mädchen amüsieren – aber dann trifft er Nikki und verliebt sich postwendend in sie. Doch das Letzte, was Nikki will, ist, sich nach dem Fiasko mit Marco auf einen weiteren Latino-Macho einzulassen – und so gibt sie Luis einen Korb. Blöd nur, dass der überaus attraktive Luis ihr seit ihrem ersten Treffen partout nicht mehr aus dem Kopf geht! Noch blöder allerdings, dass Luis gerade, als die Sache zwischen ihm und Nikki ernst wird, in die Fänge der gefährlichen Latino Blood Gang gerät…
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Meg Cabot – Jenseits # 1

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Als Pierce Oliviera mitten im Winter in einen eiskalten Pool stürzt, stirbt sie. Die Ärzte kämpfen um ihr Leben – und können sie schließlich retten. Ein Wunder der Medizin, denken alle. Doch Pierce weiß es besser. Denn ihre Seele war an einem anderen, sehr unheimlichen Ort: der Unterwelt. Und nur durch einen Trick ist sie dem Herrscher über jene Welt entkommen. Niemand glaubt ihr, doch Pierce hat einen Beweis, dass sie dort war: Eine Kette, die gegen das Böse schützen soll, ein Geschenk des mysteriösen John Hayden, den sie dort traf. Doch was, wenn John das Böse ist?

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Dan Wells – Partials: Aufbruch # 1

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Inhaltsangabe: Den Krieg gegen die Partials, künstlich erschaffene Menschen, haben nur wenige tausend echte Menschen überlebt. Die 16-jährige Kira begibt sich mit einer Gruppe Verbündeter nach Manhattan, ein Gebiet, das die übermächtigen Partials beherrschen. Und dabei entdeckt sie, dass nicht nur die Menschen, sondern auch die Partials vor dem Untergang stehen – und beide mehr gemeinsam haben, als sie ahnten.
Die letzten Menschen haben sich nach einer verheerenden Katastrophe nach Long Island, vor die Tore Manhattans, zurückgezogen. Die Partials, übermächtige Krieger, die einst von den Menschen erschaffen wurden und sich dann gegen sie wendeten, bedrohen die Überlebenden. Und eine unheilbare Seuche fordert ihre Opfer. Die sechzehnjährige Kira setzt alles daran, einen Weg zu finden, die Krankheit zu heilen. Doch dieser Weg führt sie nach Manhattan, mitten in das Gebiet der unheimlichen Partials. Und was sie dort entdeckt, wird nicht nur ihr eigenes, sondern das Schicksal aller Geschöpfe auf unserem Planeten verändern…  (Source: Goodreads.com)

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Katie McGarry – Dare You To # 2

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.Synopsis:  If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk’s home life, they’d send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom’s freedom and her own happiness. That’s how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn’t want her and going to a school that doesn’t understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn’t get her, but does….
Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can’t tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn’t be less interested in him. But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won’t let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all…
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Morgan Matson – Amy on the Summer Road
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Inhaltsangabe: Seit dem Tod ihres Vaters hat sich Amy völlig zurückgezogen. Als ob nicht alles schlimm genug wäre, beschließt ihre Mutter von Kalifornien an die Ostküste zu ziehen und Amy soll nachkommen – im Auto mit einem Typ, den sie gar nicht kennt! Amy ist wütend. Doch dann steht Roger vor ihr – total süß und irgendwie sympathisch. Die beiden verstehen sich auf Anhieb und sind sich einig: Amys Mom hat sich für den Trip die langweiligste aller Strecken ausgesucht! Und so begeben sie sich kurzerhand auf eine eigene, wilde Reise kreuz und quer durch die Staaten. Und während Amy sich langsam mit ihrer Vergangenheit aussöhnt, merkt sei, wie sehr sie diesen Jungen mag … doch auch Roger trägt eine Last auf dem Herzen!
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Aileen P. Roberts – Das Land jenseits der Zeit #1

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Die 18-jährige Lena hasst das öde Leben in der Provinz. Bis sie sich mit der alten Frau Winter anfreundet, die sie mit ihren fantastischen Geschichten über einen verborgenen Schatz und ein fremdes, magisches Land fasziniert. Lena glaubt ihr jedoch kein Wort. Erst als nach dem Tod der alten Dame seltsame Dinge passieren, kommen ihr Zweifel. Zusammen mit Ragnar, dem attraktiven Enkel der Verstorbenen, macht sich Lena auf die Suche nach dem geheimnisvollen Schatz – und stößt auf ein magisches Land jenseits der Zeit…
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[Rezension] The Sea of Tranquility

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‚The Sea of Tranquility‘
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Inhaltsangabe:
Former piano prodigy Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone learning about her past and to make the boy who took everything from her—her identity, her spirit, her will to live—pay.
Josh Bennett’s story is no secret: every person he loves has been taken from his life until, at seventeen years old, there is no one left. Now all he wants is be left alone and people allow it because when your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space.
Everyone except Nastya, the mysterious new girl at school who starts showing up and won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. But the more he gets to know her, the more of an enigma she becomes. As their relationship intensifies and the unanswered questions begin to pile up, he starts to wonder if he will ever learn the secrets she’s been hiding—or if he even wants to. (Source: Goodreads.com)

Meine Gedanken zum Buch:
Holly crap- that book brought me to heaven, then hell and back again.
Aber nun einmal ganz langsam und starten wir von vorne. Geschildert wird die Geschichte in der Gegenwart – was ich bei englischen Büchern sehr gerne mag – und wechselt in der Ich-Perspektive zwischen den zwei Hauptfiguren Nastya und Josh. Etwas, das ebenfalls sehr gut zur Geschichte gepasst hat und einem das Gefühl gab, dass man in den Köpfen der Figuren ist und sie wirklich kennen lernen kann. Weiters finde ich auch Millays Schreibweise sehr passend und schön, obwohl sie ihre Charaktere auch laut fluchen lässt, wenn es passt – und das tut es. Es sind nun einmal Jugendliche und es wirkt echt und alles zusammen war es einfach toll zu lesen und hat mir großartig gefallen. Hach, ich wiederhole mich, aber ja, es war gut 😉

Dieses Buch ist zu Beginn ähnlich wie ‚Sprich‘ von Anderson, nur viel, viel besser – meiner Meinung nach. Und das Faszinierendste war für mich, dass sie es geschafft hat, dass ich in den ersten Kapiteln überhaupt nicht gemerkt habe, dass Nastya nicht spricht; kein einziges Wort. Aber sie kommuniziert mit dem Leser in einer Weise, dass dies komplett übersehen wird. Erst als explizit darauf hingewiesen wurde, habe ich es bemerkt und musste zurückblättern und Teile noch einmal lesen, um mich zu überzeugen, dass sie wirklich kein Wort gesprochen hat. Wirklich große Klasse und es zeigt die Schreibkunst von Millay. *brillant*

Nur zur Geschichte: Beide Charaktere, Nastya und Josh, haben massive Probleme mit sich und der Welt im Allgemeinen, resultierend aus Schicksalsschlägen, die ich nicht einmal meinem größten Feind wünschen würde.  Aber beide geben nicht auf, kämpfen weiter durch ihr Leben und irgendwann und irgendwie treffen diese zwei ‚beschädigten‘ Figuren aufeinander. Und beide wissen, dass der andere genauso gebrochen ist, wie sie selbst. Lange Story, kurzer Sinn – sie werden Freunde, lernen sich besser kennen und es passiert noch mehr zwischen ihnen, was ich jetzt nicht alles erzählen möchte. Nur so viel – dass ich die ganze Zeit mit meinem Herzen bei ihnen war und jede Seite um sie gezittert habe. Sie haben mich beide in ihren Bann gezogen, besonders Josh und er ist mein auch ‚book-boyfriend‘ des Monats!

Ihr könnt also sehen, nicht nur die Geschichte konnte mich fesseln und ihr Weg und deren Kampf aus ihrer persönlichen Hölle, nein – auch die Figuren selber. Nastya war mir nicht sofort sympathisch, ich musste sie erst kennenlernen, um mir ein Bild von ihr zu machen. Doch auch damit hatte ich meine Probleme, weil sie viel erzählt und nachdenkt, aber doch nur Bruchstücke von sich preisgibt und gemeinsam mit Josh, versucht man ihr Puzzle zusammen zu setzen und ihr Geheimnis zu entdecken.
Und Josh – ach ♥ Josh ♥ – er ist einfach soo toll und ich kann es nicht in Worte fassen, wie sehr ich mit ihm gelitten habe. Nicht nur wegen seiner Vergangenheit, sondern auch dazwischen, wenn er mit Nastya Probleme hatte. Neben meinem Liebling Josh, war ich aber auch ein Fan von Clay und Drew. Drew ist der Sunny-boy der Geschichte, der alles etwas leichter macht, und denn man erst etwas kennen lernen muss, um hinter seine selbstverliebte Fassade zu blicken. Für mich ist er wie ein Golden Retriever – man muss ihn einfach lieben. 😉
Und die Eltern, besonders die Mutter von Drew, sind auch total klasse und hier hat es mich amüsiert, auch vermehrt von den Nebencharaktere zu lesen.

Nun zu den Punkten, dir mir weniger gefallen haben, bzw. der Grund sind, warum ich keine 5 Sterne vergeben kann. Zu einem war es mir klar, warum Nastya so lange nicht spricht und es war okay für mich, aber nach dreiviertel des Buches, war es für mich immer unlogischer, warum sie mit anderen spricht, aber immer noch nicht mit ihren Eltern oder auch Josh nicht alles erzählt. Ich weiß, jeder verarbeitet Traumata anders, länger oder kürzer. Aber Josh seine Schicksalsschläge fand ich persönlich schlimmer und emotional schwerer zu ertragen, doch er hat sich ihr geöffnet, ihr vertraut, aber Nastya ließ ihn einfach in der Luft hängen, und es gab Zeiten, da wollte ich sie einfach nur erwürgen. Dann wollte ich sie wieder Umarmen, um ihr den Schmerz zu nehmen und es gab sogar einen Abschnitte, da wollte ich beides gleichzeitig.

Neben meinen Problemen mit Nastyas Verhalten, muss ich auch zugeben, dass es sich manchmal ein wenig gezogen hatte. Es war alles sehr lange und genau beschrieben und ging schleppend voran. Was mich nicht gestört hätte – denn ich mag es, wenn sich Beziehungen langsam entwickeln – ABER, hier waren dann die romantischen Szenen total kurz und nur so nebenbei geschrieben, ohne länger darauf einzugehen, was ich mir aber nach all den Strapazen total gewünscht und ich mir als Leser auch verdient hätte.
Hinzu kommt, dass manchmal mitten ein einer Szene, in denen sie etwas Wichtiges beredet haben, einfach das Kapitelende kam und die Szene aus war, und im nächsten Kapitel sind dann Sprünge von mehreren Stunden oder Tagen. Ohne genauer darauf einzugehen, was dann noch passiert ist, nachdem die Szene gewechselt wurde. Ah, ich glaube, das war der Punkt, der mich am meisten frustriert und gestört hat! Und dieser ist wohl auch für die Bewertung verantwortlich.  So, und das war jetzt eine meiner längsten Rezis! 😉

Cover (Atria Books):
Total schönes Cover und ich muss nicht mehr sagen als, dass es hier ein ‚CoverKauf‘ war – ganz eindeutig. 😉

All in all:
Ich habe keine Worte für all die Gefühle, die dieses Buch in mir ausgelöst hat und ich weiß nicht, ob ich über die traurigen, depressiven Teile erfreut oder betrübt sein soll. Aber sie haben mich alle zusammen bewegt, wie auch alles andere in dieser Geschichte einem das Herz zerreißt und wieder zusammenfügt.
Nach dem Ende des Buches fühle ich mich wie nach einem langen Lauf, in denen es anstrengende und leichtere Teile gab und jetzt bin ich einfach nur erschöpft, aber auf gute Art. Es ist sogar so, dass ich jetzt ein- zwei Tage kein anderes Buch lesen werde… weil ich nicht anders kann. Ich brauche einfach eine Pause, um das alles sickern zu lassen. Weird – that’s a first.

Rating:
4,5 of 5 points – (so awesome)
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Quotes:

Nastya: ‚People like to say love is unconditional, but it’s not, and even if it was unconditional, it’s still never free. There’s always an expectation attached. They always want something in return. Like they want you to be happy or whatever and that makes you automatically responsible for their happiness because they won’t be happy unless you are … I just don’t want that responsibility.‘

Josh: ‚First you count it in minutes, then in hours. You count in days, then in weeks, then months. Then one day you realize that you aren’t counting anymore, and you don’t even know when you’ve stopped. That’s the moment they’re gone.‘

Josh: „I wished my mother was here tonight, which is stupid, because it’s an impossible wish.“ He shrugs and turns to me, drowning the smile that cracks me every time.
It’s not stupid to want to see her again.
It wasn’t so much that I wanted to see her again,” he says, looking at me with the depth of more than seventeen years in his eyes. “I wanted her to see you.

Nastya: ‚I know at that moment what he’s given me and it isn’t a chair. It’s an invitation, a welcome, the knowledge that I am accepted here. He hasn’t given me a place to sit. He’s given me a place to belong.‘

Nastya: ‚The world should be full of Josh Bennetts.‘
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About the author – Katja Millay:
She grew up in Florida where she spent her time hiding from the sun. Then she moved to NYC where she attended film school at NYU and spent her time hiding from the rats. She was a high school film production/screenwriting teacher in a former life and now she sits at her kitchen table writing stories and ignoring the frightening mountain of laundry threatening to overtake her home. The Sea of Tranquility is her first novel.  (Source: goodreads.com)

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[Review] Pushing the Limits

Pushing the Limits

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Pushing the Limits

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‚Pushing the Limits‘
by Katie McGarry

Pushing the Limits # 1

Synopsis:
So wrong for each other…AND YET SO RIGHT. No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with „freaky“ scars on her arms. Even Echo can’t remember the whole truth.
But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his surprising understanding, Echo’s world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common.
Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can PUSH THE LIMITS and what she’ll risk for the one guy who might teach her HOW TO LOVE AGAIN. (Source: Goodreads.com)

My thoughts about the book:
Though I’ve already heard from others that this book should be good, I still started this book with care, because I often have a different opinion – particularly with YA books. And see there, my concerns were absolutely unnecessary, because I loved it! *sigh* It was really a nice, heart-touching YA love story, which though got also a few critic points from me, but only at vanities, which don’t really count.

In ‘Pushing the Limits’ there are two troubled-teenagers, who meet each other, when they have to go to the same psychological school counsellor. The fate or Miss Collins, the school counsellor, wants, that Echo helps her school-colleague Noah in his studies and to tutor him. At first everything starts with lot of arguments between these two, later happens a revelation, up to the time, when they both agree to work together to get Collins files about themselves. Because both believe, that they need their file to get some information to set their life right again.
I don’t want to spoil here anything, but I’ve felt so sorry for both of them and I’ve to confess, that I’ve also spend a lot of tears – particularly at the end. But not because it was so sad, but because I was so happy and relieved that they could free themselves from their stroke of fate, and that has deeply moved me.

The story is written in the past in the first person and the POV switches between the main characters Echo and Noah. Therefore I‘ve took them both quickly to my heart and also although Noah is the official bad-boy of this High School, he was for me never a real asshole or somebody, who strongly had to change to be the guy, he’s later at the end of the book. For me he was always the frank, charming type, only that he didn’t wanted to let the others see this side of him and almost all his ‚bad‘ actions were only based on good intentions.

Echo is also a character who is seen differently by the other people in the book, than she really is. Only if you know the truth about her and about her past than you can also understand her behavior, her grief and anger.
And together the both are unbeatable and you already see, I can’t stop slobber anymore. So, yes, I’ve really liked their interaction and the both as a couple, were just amazing. 😉

Maybe some things in the plot were foreseeable, but anyway here the resolution of their past and above all also their feelings, which originate of it, were the more important things in the book. Also the writing style of the author was customized for the story and has worked out the emotions even more!

Unfortunately, for me regard the thing with the love scenes it was a little too ‘juvenile’. What would have no problem if it were a normal YA book, but the rest of it appeared for me more grown-up than usual, and therefore I found it too bad, that it didn’t happened ‚more‘ between Echo and Noah. You know what I mean? 😉
The second little critic point is that at the end it was over too fast and I’m in general no fan of so short epilogues, which only fast summarize up what happened during the last two months, since the last chapter has ended. And the book simply stops, when I still don’t have enough of the characters and the story still long and I simply like to join their lives a little longer.

Cover:
I find the picture very matching and also beautiful. I like particularly Echo’s red hair and the intimate approach of two characters. *sigh*

All in all:
I felt that this book is a great mixture of the books ‘Perfect Chemistry’ and ‘Beautiful Disaster’. So if you have liked one of these two books, than you will definitely also love this one. *promise*

Rating:
5 of 5 points – (I LOVED it – buy it!)
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Thanks to netgalley.com for the reviewer’s copy!

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Quotes:

‚Noah shrugged off his black leather jacked und tossed it around my shoulder. „How are you going to tutor me if you get fucking pneumonia?“
I cocked an eyebrow. What an odd combination of romantic gesture and horribly crude wording.‘

Echo: „You don’t know anything“
Noah: „I know crazy when I see it.“ The moment the words flew out of my mouth I regretted them. Sometimes when you see the line, you think it’s a good idea to cross it – until you do.‘

Echo: „I love you enough to never make you choose.“

Noah: „If you’re scared, tell me. If you need to cry and scream, then do it. And you sure as hell don’t walk away from us because you think it would be better for me. Here’s the reality, Echo: I want to be by your side. If you want to go to the mall stark naked so you can show the world your scars, then let me hold your hand. If you want to see your mom, then tell me that too. I may not always understand, but damn, baby, I’ll try.“

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Succession:

#1 Katie McGarry – Pushing the Limits »»
#2 Katie McGarry – Dare to You »»
#3 Katie McGarry – Crash into You

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(© goodreads)

About the author – Katie McGarry:
KATIE MCGARRY was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, and reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.
Katie would love to hear from her readers. Contact her via her website, katielmcgarry.com, follow her on Twitter @KatieMcGarry, or become a fan on Facebook and Goodreads.
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[Rezension] Noah und Echo

Noah und Echo

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Pushing the Limits

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Inhaltsangabe:
So wrong for each other…AND YET SO RIGHT. No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with „freaky“ scars on her arms. Even Echo can’t remember the whole truth.
But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his surprising understanding, Echo’s world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common.
Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can PUSH THE LIMITS and what she’ll risk for the one guy who might teach her HOW TO LOVE AGAIN. (Source: Goodreads.com)

Meine Gedanken zum Buch:
Ich habe zwar schon von anderen gehört, dass dieses Buch gut sein soll, doch da ich des Öfteren einen anderen Geschmack habe – besonders bei Jugendbüchern – bin ich auch hier mit Vorsicht an die Sache gegangen. Und siehe da, es war total unnötig, weil ich das Buch geliebt habe! *hach* Eine wirklich schöne, herzensberührende YA-Liebesgeschichte, die zwar auch ein paar Kritikpunkte von mir bekommt, aber nur bei Nichtigkeit, die nicht ins Gewicht fallen.

In ‚Pushing the Limits‘ treffen zwei Problem-Jugendliche aufeinander, als sie zur gleichen psychologischen Schulberaterin gehen müssen. Das Schicksal bzw. Miss Collins, die Schulpsychologin, möchte, dass Echo ihrem Mitschüler Noah beim Lernen hilft. Was daraus wird sind zunächst viele Streitereien, später eine Offenbarung bis hin zu dem Zeitpunkt, als sie beschließen zusammenzuarbeiten, um an Collins Akten über sie beide zu kommen. Denn alle zwei brauchen die eigene Akte, oder sie glauben es zumindest, um damit ihr Leben wieder auf die Reihe zu bringen. Ich will hier nichts verraten, aber beide haben mir unendlich leid getan und ich muss zugeben, ich habe auch heulen müssen. Besonders am Ende, aber nicht weil es so traurig war, sondern weil ich so erleichtert war und mich ihre Befreiung, aus dem ganzen traurigen Schicksalsschlagen, zutiefst bewegt hat.

Die Geschichte wird in der Vergangenheit der Ich-Perspektive geschildert und wechselt dabei zwischen den Hauptfiguren Echo und Noah. Beide habe ich rasch ins Herz geschlossen und auch obwohl Noah der Bad Boy der dortigen High School ist, war er für mich nie ein Arsch oder jemand, der sich stark verändern musste, um später derjenige zu sein, der er am Ende ist. Für mich war er immer der aufrichtige, liebenswerte Typ, nur wollte er das nicht nach außen tragen und fast alle seine ’schlechten‘ Taten, hatten im Grunde gute Absichten.

Echo ist genauso ein Charakter, der anders ist, als er von den anderen Leuten im Buch gesehen wird. Nur wenn man die Wahrheit über sie kennt, kann man auch ihr Verhalten und ihr Leid nachvollziehen.
Und gemeinsam sind die beiden für mich unschlagbar und ihr seht schon, ich kann nicht mehr aufhören zu schwärmen. Also ja, das Zusammenspiel und die beiden als Pärchen, haben mir grandios gut gefallen. 😉

Einiges war vielleicht in der Handlung vorhersehbar, aber hier ging es sowieso mehr um die Auflösung ihrer Vergangenheit und vor allem um die Gefühle, die dabei entstehen. Auch der Schreibstil der Autorin war maßgeschneidert zur Geschichte und hat die Emotionen noch weiter herausgearbeitet. Ganz großes Gefühls-Kino!

Leider war es mir bezüglich der Sache mit den Liebesszenen etwas zu ‚jugendlich’. Was mir sonst egal gewesen wäre, wenn auch der Rest eher wie eine seichtes Jugendbuch gewesen wäre, aber das Buch hat durchwegs erwachsener auf mich gewirkt und daher fand ich es schade, dass dann nicht ‚mehr‘ zwischen Echo und Noah passiert ist.
Ein zweiter kleiner Kritikpunkt ist, dass es mir am Ende zu schnell vorbei war und ich bin generell kein Fan von so kurzen Epilogs, die nur schnell zusammenfassen was in den letzten zwei Monaten, seit dem letzten Kapitel passiert ist und dann einfach aufhören, wenn man noch lange nicht genug von den Charakteren und der Geschichte hat und man einfach noch etwas länger an ihren Leben teilhaben möchte. 🙂

Cover Hardcover:
Finde ich sehr passend und auch schön. Mir gefallen besonders Echos Haare und die intime Annährung der zwei Figuren. *hach*

All in all:
Dieses Buch empfand ich als eine tolle Mischung aus den Büchern ‚Perfect Chemistry’ und ‚Beautiful Disaster’. Also wenn euch  eines dieser beiden Bücher gefallen hat, wird dieses hier ganz sicher auch was für euch sein. *versprochen*

Rating:
5 of 5 points – (I LOVED it – buy it!)
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Quotes:

‚Noah shrugged off his black leather jacked und tossed it around my shoulder. „How are you going to tutor me if you get fucking pneumonia?“
I cocked an eyebrow. What an odd combination of romantic gesture and horribly crude wording.‘

Echo: „You don’t know anything“
Noah: „I know crazy when I see it.“ The moment the words flew out of my mouth I regretted them. Sometimes when you see the line, you think it’s a good idea to cross it – until you do.‘

Echo: „I love you enough to never make you choose.“

Noah: „If you’re scared, tell me. If you need to cry and scream, then do it. And you sure as hell don’t walk away from us because you think it would be better for me. Here’s the reality, Echo: I want to be by your side. If you want to go to the mall stark naked so you can show the world your scars, then let me hold your hand. If you want to see your mom, then tell me that too. I may not always understand, but damn, baby, I’ll try.“

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Serienreihenfolge:

#1 Katie McGarry – Noah und Echo »»
#2 Katie McGarry – Dare to You »»
#3 Katie McGarry – Crash into You
#4 Katie McGarry – Take Me On

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(© goodreads)

About the author – Katie McGarry:
KATIE MCGARRY was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, and reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

Katie would love to hear from her readers. Contact her via her website, katielmcgarry.com, follow her on Twitter @KatieMcGarry, or become a fan on Facebook and Goodreads.
(Source: goodreads.com)

Visit her Website »».

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Ein Buchblog

Pimisbuecher

Eat - Read - Love

BOOKAHOLICS: till the End of Times

- the Days and Life of book-obsessed Girls

Die Literatouristin

Auf einer Reise durch die Seiten

Marmor und Ton - Autoren schreiben mit MUT

Vom Schreiben und Lesen - Eine Autorin und ihre wankelmütige Muse

WIRRE WELT BERLIN

Ihr werdet euch noch wundern

Nina C. Hasse

Schreiben ist Tanzen mit Worten.