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[Rezension] Walking Disaster

Beautiful Disaster

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Beautiful Disaster

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‚Walking Disaster‘
by Jamie McGuire

Beautiful # 2

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Inhaltsangabe:

How much is too much to love?
Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.
In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. Just when he thought he was invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.
Every story has two sides. In Jamie McGuire’s New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes. (Source: Goodreads.com)

Meine Gedanken zum Buch:
Gleich vorab möchte ich hier erwähnen, dass ich ‚Beautiful Disaster‘ geliebt habe und das Buch fast die gesamte Punkteanzahl bekommen hat. Der Grund warum es bei Teil 1 nur vier Punkte, anstatt der gesamten fünf wurden, war ganz klar -> Abby.

Und das ist auch der Hauptgrund, warum dieser Teil nur 3 Punkte bekommen hat. Abby kommt hier nämlich noch schlechter weg als im ersten Teil, jetzt wo wir Travis Sichtweise erfahren. Nicht nur, dass ich nicht verstehen kann, warum er sich so derart in sie verguckt, verhält sie sich aus seiner Sicht aus wirklich sehr gemein und zickig, besonders in den Phasen in den sie Probleme haben oder wieder auseinander brechen. Und die Zeiten, die eigentlich schön wären und die guten Aspekte aus Band eins waren, kamen hier nur kurz vor, beziehungsweise wurden diese eher ausgelassen, weil sie ja in Band eins schon zu lesen waren.

Daher war in diesem Buch viel weniger Zeit mit dem beiden Figuren gemeinsam, sondern viel mehr die Zeit beschrieben, als Travis alleine war, was er zwischen den Zeiten getan hat, als er nicht bei ihr war oder wie er gelitten hat, als sie ihn zweimal oder öfter stehen lassen hat.
Dadurch war es auch keine lineare, gleichmäßige Erzählung, sondern es wirkte bruchstückhaft und holprig, da die guten Szenen nicht mehr beschrieben wurden. Oft gab es dadurch Sprünge in der Zeit von einem Geschehnis zum nächsten und es war alles sehr abgehackt.

Auch fehlten mir die schönen Emotionen und die großen GUTEN Gefühle beim Lesen. Oft war ich nur traurig und habe mit Travis mitgelitten und hätte Abby strangulieren können, anstatt mich nach ihr zu verzerren.

Das einzig Gute an dem Buch war, dass es danach noch etwas länger weiterging und es nicht mit der Hochzeit geendet hat. Hier fand ich den Epilog gelungen, obwohl ich weiß, dass dieser für einige wohl zu kitschig werden könnte. Aber für die Strapazen und das ständige Leiden im Buch, war der Kitsch am Ende, genau das was ich gebraucht habe, um das Buch versöhnlich zu schließen.

Aber für einen richtigen Fan ist es natürlich trotzdem irgendwie ein Muss, auch wenn nicht viel Neues geboten wird … wer Travis liebt, der liest. 😉

Cover:
Ich finde das Cover mit dem Bizeps ganz gut, aber es würde mir noch besser gefallen, wenn die Proportionen passen würden. ^^Dafür ist das zweite Cover gut gemacht und passt von der Aufmachung her auch besser zu Teil eins.

All in all:
Obwohl ich große Probleme mit dem Buch, hier vor allem mit der Handlung hatte, die sehr zerrissen und holprig aufgebaut war, gebe ich trotzdem noch 3 Punkte, weil ich Travis verfallen bin und er mein Held ist, der sein Happy-End schwer verdient hat. Abby kann mir gestohlen bleiben, aber solange er glücklich ist, nehme ich auch sie in Kauf. 😉

Rating:
3 of 5 points – (I liked it)
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Quotes:

Travis and his mother: She was looking down at me, her lids two slits, just enough to let me know she knew I was there. That’s what I loved about her. When she looked at me, she really saw me. She didn’t look past me to the other dozen things she needed to do with her day, or tune out my stupid stories. She listened, and it made her really happy. Everyone else seemed to nod without listening, but not her. Never her.
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His mother to Travis: „One of these days you’re going to fall in love, son. Don’t settle for just anyone. Choose the gilr that doesn’t come easy; the one you have to fight for, and then never stop fighting.“
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Travis: „There’s a girl, Dad.“
He smiled. „A girl.“
„She kinda hates me, and I kinda…“
„Love her?“
„I don’t know. I don’t think so. I mean .. how do you know?“
His smile grew wider. „When you’re talking about her with your old dad because you don’t know what else to do.“
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Travis: „You know why I want you? I didn’t know I was lost until you found me. I didn’t know what alone was until the first night I spent without you in my bed. You’re the one thing I’ve got right. You’re what I’ve been waiting for, Pigeon.“
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Travis: Even though we’d put each other through hell, we’d found heaven.

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Serienreihenfolge:
#  1:    Jamie McGuire – Beautiful Disaster »»
#  2:    Jamie McGuire – Walking Disaster »»

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(© goodreads)

About the author – Jamie McGuire:
Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa. She was raised by her mother Brenda. Jamie attended the Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.
Jamie now lives in Enid, with her three children and husband Jeff, who is a real, live cowboy. They share their 30 acres with four horses, four dogs, and Rooster the cat.
Books published by Jamie include the Providence trilogy, and The New York Times best seller Beautiful Disaster, a contemporary romance.
(Source: goodreads.com)

Visit her Website »».

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

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[Review] Walking Disaster

Beautiful Disaster

Simon & Schuster UK Cover

Beautiful Disaster

Atria Cover

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‚Walking Disaster‘
by Jamie McGuire

Beautiful # 2

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Synopsis:

How much is too much to love?
Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.
In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. Just when he thought he was invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.
Every story has two sides. In Jamie McGuire’s New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes. (Source: Goodreads.com)

My thoughts about the book:
Immediately at the begin I would like to mention that I loved/ adored ‚Beautiful Disaster‘ and the book has got almost the whole rating numbers. The only reason why the first part got only four points, instead of the whole five, was quite easy to say -> Abby.

And this is also the main reason why this book has also gotten only 3 points. Abby was here even worse, now when we see everything out of Travis’ point of view. Not only, that I can’t understand why he falls so hard for Abby, from his POV she also behaves really very mean and bitchy, particularly in the phases in which they have problems or break apart again. And the times/ parts, which would have been actually nice and were the good aspects from book one were supposed to be, they were describe only briefly/ short, or were rather let out completely because they were already to be read in first book.

Hence in there were much less time with both figures together this book, but it was mostly the time described when Travis was alone, what he did between the times when he wasn’t with her or how he has suffered when she dumped him twice or left him alone.
Thereby it was also not a linear, steady story, but it looked fragmentary and bumpy, because the good scenes weren’t described. Thus there were often jumps in the time of an event to the next and it made everything very choppy.

Also I missed the great emotions and the big GOOD feelings while reading. Often I was only sad and have suffered with Travis and could have strangled Abby, instead of drool over Abby and miss her constantly.

The only good thing in the book was that it went on a little further and didn’t ended right after the wedding. Here I found the epilogue good, although I know that this could be too much and too kitschy for some readers. But after the exertion and the constant suffering in the book, the big kitsch at the end, was exactly what I’ve needed to close the book happy.

But nevertheless, for a real fan it’s of course a must to read it, even if it didn’t offered a lot new … – who loves Travis, will read it. 🙂

Cover:
I find the cover with the biceps quite good, but I would like it even better if the proportions would fit. ^^ Therefore the second cover is made well and fits also better to the cover of part one.

All in all:
Although I had big problems with this book, here above especially with the plot which was torn and was built up rugged, I nonetheless give another 3 points, because I completely fell for Travis and he’s my kinky hero, who has hard earned his happy end. But Abby – I couldn’t care less about her, but as long as Travis is happy, I’ll go along with her. 😉

Rating:
3 of 5 points – (I liked it)
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Quotes:

Travis and his mother: She was looking down at me, her lids two slits, just enough to let me know she knew I was there. That’s what I loved about her. When she looked at me, she really saw me. She didn’t look past me to the other dozen things she needed to do with her day, or tune out my stupid stories. She listened, and it made her really happy. Everyone else seemed to nod without listening, but not her. Never her.
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His mother to Travis: „One of these days you’re going to fall in love, son. Don’t settle for just anyone. Choose the gilr that doesn’t come easy; the one you have to fight for, and then never stop fighting.“
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Travis: „There’s a girl, Dad.“
He smiled. „A girl.“
„She kinda hates me, and I kinda…“
„Love her?“
„I don’t know. I don’t think so. I mean .. how do you know?“
His smile grew wider. „When you’re talking about her with your old dad because you don’t know what else to do.“
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Travis: „You know why I want you? I didn’t know I was lost until you found me. I didn’t know what alone was until the first night I spent without you in my bed. You’re the one thing I’ve got right. You’re what I’ve been waiting for, Pigeon.“
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Travis: Even though we’d put each other through hell, we’d found heaven.

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Succession:
#  1:    Jamie McGuire – Beautiful Disaster »»
#  2:   Jamie McGuire – Walking Disaster »»

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(© goodreads)

About the author – Jamie McGuire:
Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa. She was raised by her mother Brenda. Jamie attended the Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.
Jamie now lives in Enid, with her three children and husband Jeff, who is a real, live cowboy. They share their 30 acres with four horses, four dogs, and Rooster the cat.
Books published by Jamie include the Providence trilogy, and The New York Times best seller Beautiful Disaster, a contemporary romance.
(Source: goodreads.com)

Visit her Website »».

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

© netgalley

Hey Mr. Postman…- April 2013 # 1

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Neue Bücher sind eingetrudelt und ich freue mich tierisch darüber. Ich weiß gar nicht wo ich anfangen soll. Bei ‚Walking Disaster‘ habe ich Glück gehabt, da es bei netgalley nur eine begrenzte Stückzahl gab und bin natürlich happy, dass ich eine von den Glücklichen bin!
‚Clockwork Princess‘ habe ich schon gelesen, bin aber enttäuscht. Wen meine Meinung interessiert – hier kommt ihr zur Rezi.
Auf Frostherz und die beiden anderen Bücher bin aber auch schon gespannt, wobei beide zweite Teile sind, und mir die ersten Bände sehr gut gefallen haben. Also sollte mit diesen Büchern nichts schief gehen! 🙂

 

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Cassandra Clare – Clockwork Princess # 3

(Paperback in English)


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Synopsis:  Tessa Gray should be happy – aren’t all brides happy?
Yet as she prepares for her wedding, a net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute.
A new demon appears, one linked by blood and secrecy to Mortmain, the man who plans to use his army of pitiless automatons, the Infernal Devices, to destroy the Shadowhunters. Mortmain needs only one last item to complete his plan. He needs Tessa. And Jem and Will, the boys who lay equal claim to Tessa’s heart, will do anything to save her… 
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Jamie McGuire – Walking Disaster # 2

(eBook in English from netgalley – Thanks!)

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Synopsis: Finally, the highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster. Can you love someone too much?
Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.
In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.
Every story has two sides. In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes.

(Source: Goodreads.com)
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Jennifer Estep – Frostherz # 3

(Paperback in German from ivi Verlag – Danke!).
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Inhaltsangabe:.Als Streiterin der Götter hat Gwen Frost es alles andere als leicht: Nur mit Mühe konnte sie dem letzten Angriff der Schnitter des Chaos entgehen – und nun sieht sich nun ihrer größten mythologischen Herausforderung gegenüber … Gwen wurde von ihrer Göttin Nike mit einer äußerst schwierigen Mission betraut: Sie soll verhindern, dass die Schnitter das letzte Siegel am Gefängnis des grausamen Gottes Loki brechen und damit einen neuen Chaoskrieg entfachen. Doch dazu muss Gwen den Helheim-Dolch finden, jenes göttliche Artefakt, das vor Jahren auf dem Campus der Mythos Academy verschwunden ist. Ihre einzigen Hilfsmittel sind ein altes Tagebuch und ihre magische Gypsy-Gabe. Aber noch bevor die Suche beginnt, sieht sich Gwen mit zahlreichen Problemen konfrontiert: einem ausgewachsenen Fenriswolf, den sie in ihrem Zimmer verstecken muss, einer zornigen Walküre, die ihre neu erworbenen Heilkräfte hasst, und einem unbekannten Mädchen mit Loki-Maske, das nicht nur schuld am Tod von Gwens Mutter ist, sondern nun auch ihr selbst nach dem Leben trachtet. (Source: Goodreads.com)

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Lynda Aicher – Bonds of Need # 2

(eBook in English from netgalley – Thanks!)

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Synopsis: When Kendra Morgan attends a party at an exclusive sex club, she’s not driven by mere curiosity. Hoping to prove she’s put the past behind her, Kendra must instead face up to needs she’s denied for too long. Despite her lingering fears, she can’t resist the temptation to play…
Deklan Winters has had his eye on his attractive neighbor for months, but only senses Kendra is no stranger to the BDSM scene when she walks into his club. And he can tell that’s not her only secret. What surprises him is his own overwhelming desire to give her what she craves—and to show her a side to the Dom/sub relationship she’s never known.
With Deklan’s guidance, Kendra begins to accept her forbidden needs and to recognize the fine line between pleasure and pain. But when her former Master returns to reclaim her, it will take all her courage—and all of Deklan’s love—to defy her past.
(Source: Goodreads.com)

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Jennifer L. Armentrout – Onyx # 2

(eBook in English from netgalley – Thanks!)

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© goodreads

Synopsis: Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…
Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems.
Something worse than the Arum has come to town…
The Department of Defense are here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we’re linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there’s this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that’s possible. Against all common sense, I’m falling for Daemon. Hard.
But then everything changes…
I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?
No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies…
(Source: Goodreads.com)

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