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Review: Ultraviolet (en.)

(© goodreads)

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‘Ultraviolet’
by
R. J. Anderson

Ultraviolet # 1..

.“Once upon a time there was a girl who was special.
This is not her story.
Unless you count the part where I killed her.”

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Synopsis:
Sixteen-year-old Alison has been sectioned in a mental institute for teens, having murdered the most perfect and popular girl at school. But the case is a mystery: no body has been found, and Alison’s condition is proving difficult to diagnose. Alison herself can’t explain what happened: one minute she was fighting with Tori — the next she disintegrated. Into nothing. But that’s impossible. Right? (Source: goodreads.com)

First Sentence:
“The darkness behind my eyelids was thick and stank of chemicals, as though someone had poured black oil inside my head.”

Last Sentence:
“Because I know what happened, and I know what’s real. No matter what you or anyone else says.”

My thougts about the book:
This book has released contradictory feelings in me due to the fact that at first I had absolutely no idea what it is about because I often don’t read the synopsis and secondly because the book had so many twists in it that I had to dispose the book every time into another genre.
Ultraviolet is divided into 3 segments and one can say, or for me it was that way that these segments represent virtually also 3 own genres or they even were three stories in one book. This means that at the beginning I’ve held another book in my hands, than in the middle section or then in the last third. What I found very amusing, even if it was difficult to form an opinion because at the beginning were many unanswered questions, some of them were answered in the second part but were one more rolled up in the third part and there we got a completely new explanation. *unbelievable*
Moreover, I found the book especially in the beginning very desperate, because I felt with the character Alison who was in a psychiatric institution and because I also didn’t know what was wrong with her. One had to decipher these questions slowly together with the central figure and additional, this was partially also a little bit long-winded and laborious. But as soon as the first answers came and also the man of the story appeared, Faraday (by the way ^^), the book also got more action, tension and the feeling while reading changed positively. The basic tenor of Alison’s attitude, as well as the feelings which were given in the book became more hopeful and I could imagine a positive end.
After the middle section came once more a new turn, which has totally surprised me and has also increased my enthusiasm because the book was incredibly versatile, as well as the characters and it became better and better.

Now to the characters: At the beginning Alison was a little bit frightened off and unstable and it was hard to form an opinion about her. But soon she has taken me for herself, by her strength and friendliness, and she has never really wept or was whiny, although she had to go through though times. And also Faraday was a character who won my heart and there was just little to criticize about him.

Now we got to the spoiler. Please don’t read further if you’ve not read the book yet: SPOILER!!

Up to the end I would have given 4 points, because of the character development, to the writing style and the change ability of the action. Unfortunately, the end was however too discouraging to me and to was kept open, too open for my taste. That wouldn’t have disturbed so much if I could hold the second book in my hands soon. But it is not sure yet whether there is a second part to this book and, hence, the end is not so great.

PS: I’m sure of the fact that everything has really happened in this universe in such a way as Alison has described it and I don’t think that she still lies in the psychic institution and has imagined everything with Faraday etc. However, I’m also a positively thinker and I hope I’m right on this occasion, really! :)
Otherwise it would be sad.

Cover:
I like the book Cover thought it the beginning I thought otherwise; particularly, because it also reflects a little the basic mood which is given in the book.

All in all:
A new story which I haven’t read like this so far and I’m amazed, how creatively and imaginatively the author has inserted twists to the plot.

Rating:
3,5 of 5 points

Quotes:

Alison: “I realized then that even though I was a tiny speck in an infinite cosmos, a blip on the timeline of eternity, I was not without purpose.”

Faraday: ” “Every time you show your feelings, you apologize. Have you ever had an emotion in your life that you weren’t ashamed of?”

Alison: “Dark chocolate, poured over velvet: that was how his voice tasted. I wanted him to follow me around and narrate the rest of my life.”
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Succession:

# 1: R. J. Anderson – Ultraviolet »
# 2: R. J. Anderson – Quicksilver


About the author – R.J. Anderson:
R. J. Anderson was born in Uganda, raised in Ontario, went to school in New Jersey, and has spent much of her life dreaming of other worlds entirely.As a child she immersed herself in fairy tales, mythology, and the works of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and E. Nesbit; later she found inspiration in books by Ursula LeGuin, Patricia A. McKillip and Robin McKinley, and learned to take as much pleasure from their language as the stories they told.
Now married and a mother of three, Rebecca reads to her sons the classic works of fantasy and science fiction that enlivened her own childhood, and tries to bring a similar excitement and timeless wonder to the novels she writes for children and teens. She currently lives in the beautiful theatre town of Stratford, Ontario. (Source: http://www.rj-anderson.com/ )

Visit her Website: »»



Review: Ultraviolet (dt.)

(© goodreads)

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‘Ultraviolet’
by
R. J. Anderson

Ultraviolet # 1..

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“Once upon a time there was a girl who was special.
This is not her story.
Unless you count the part where I killed her.”

.

Synopsis:
Sixteen-year-old Alison has been sectioned in a mental institute for teens, having murdered the most perfect and popular girl at school. But the case is a mystery: no body has been found, and Alison’s condition is proving difficult to diagnose. Alison herself can’t explain what happened: one minute she was fighting with Tori — the next she disintegrated. Into nothing. But that’s impossible. Right? (Source: goodreads.com)

First Sentence:
“The darkness behind my eyelids was thick and stank of chemicals, as though someone had poured black oil inside my
head.”

Last Sentence:
“Because I know what happened, and I know what’s real. No matter what you or anyone else says.”

Meine Gedanken zum Buch:
Dieses Buch hat in mir widersprüchliche Gefühle ausgelöst, das daran liegt, dass ich erstens absolut keine Ahnung hatte um was es geht, da ich oft die Beschreibung nicht lese, und zweitens weil das Buch soviele Wendungen hatte, dass ich jedesmal das Buch in ein anderes Genre einteilen musste.

Ultraviolet ist in 3 Abschnitte eingeteilt und man kann sagen, oder für mich war es so, dass diese Abschnitte quasi auch 3 eigene Genres für mich verkörpern, wie wenn es drei eigene Geschichte in einer Geschichte wäre. Das heißt, ich habe am Anfang ein anderes Buch in den Händen gehalten, als im Mittelteil oder dann im letzten Drittel. Was ich sehr faszinierend fand, auch wenn es schwierig war sich eine Meinung zu bilden, weil am Anfang doch viele unbeantwortete Fragen gab, dann im zweiten Teil wurden einige davon beantwortet, welche aber im dritten Teil wieder neu aufgerollt und eine komplett neue Handlung, Lösung dazu präsentiert wurde. *fabelhaft*

Außerdem fand ich das Buch besonders anfangs sehr deprimierend, da man erstens sehr mit dem Charakter Alison mitgefühlt hat, die sich in einer psychiatrischen Anstalt befindet und weil man auch nicht wusste, was eigentlich los ist. Diese Fragen musste man erst langsam gemeinsam mit der Hauptperson entschlüsseln und zugegeben, das war auch teilweise etwas langatmig und mühsam.

Aber sobald die ersten Antworten kamen und auch der Mann der Geschichte, Faraday (by the way^^) auftauchte, hat auch die Handlung mehr Spannung bekommen und das Gefühl beim Lesen wurde verändert. Der Grundtenor von Alisons Einstellung, als auch die Gefühle, welche im Buch vermittelt wurden, wurden wieder hoffnungsvoller und man konnte sich einen positiven Ausgang vorstellen.
Das nach dem Mittelteil noch mal eine neue Wendung kam, hat mich total überrascht und auch begeistert, weil das Buch unglaublich wandlungsfähig war, wie auch die Charaktere und es immer besser wurde.

Um nun auf die Charaktere zu kommen: Zu Beginn war Alison etwas verschreckt und labil und es war schwer sich eine Meinung über sie zu bilden. Aber schon bald hat sie mich für sich eingenommen, durch ihre Stärke und Freundlichkeit, und sie hat nie wirklich gejammert, obwohl sie einiges mit machen musste. Auch Faraday war ein Charakter, den man bald ins Herz geschlossen hatte und es gab wenig zu bekriteln.

Bis zum Ende hätte ich 4 Punkte gegeben, wegen der Charakterbildung, dem Schreibstil und der Wandlungsfähigkeit der Handlung, aber leider war mir das Ende dann doch zu deprimierend und zu offen gehalten. Was mich nicht weiter gestört hätte, wenn ich das zweite Buch bald in Händen halten könnte. Aber es ist noch nicht einmal sicher, ob es einen zweiten Teil zu diesem Buch geben wird und daher fällt mir das Ende durch.

Nun zum Spoilerteil, daher nicht weiter lesen, wenn ihr das Buch noch nicht gelesen habt: SPOILER!!

Ich bin davon überzeugt, dass alles im Weltall so passiert ist, wie es Alison geschildert hat und ich glaube nicht, dass sie noch immer in der psychischen Anstalt liegt und sich alles mit Faraday usw. eingebildet hat. Bin aber auch ein positiv Denker und ich hoffe ich habe hierbei wirklich recht. ^^

English Cover:
Ein interessantes Cover, das mir zuerst nicht besonders gefallen hat, mir aber nun doch gefällt. Besonders weil es auch ein wenig die Grundstimmung des Buches widerspiegelt.

All in all:
Eine neue Geschichte, die ich bisher noch nicht so in dieser Art gelesen habe und verblüffend, wie kreativ und fantasievoll die Autorin Wendungen eingebaut hat.

Rating:
3,5 von 5 Punkten

Quotes:

Alison: “I realized then that even though I was a tiny speck in an infinite cosmos, a blip on the timeline of eternity, I was not without purpose.”

Faraday: ” “Every time you show your feelings, you apologize. Have you ever had an emotion in your life that you weren’t ashamed of?”

Alison: “Dark chocolate, poured over velvet: that was how his voice tasted. I wanted him to follow me around and narrate the rest of my life.”
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Succession:

# 1: R. J. Anderson – Ultraviolet
# 2: R. J. Anderson – Quicksilver


About the author – R.J. Anderson:

R. J. Anderson was born in Uganda, raised in Ontario, went to school in New Jersey, and has spent much of her life dreaming of other worlds entirely.As a child she immersed herself in fairy tales, mythology, and the works of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and E. Nesbit; later she found inspiration in books by Ursula LeGuin, Patricia A. McKillip and Robin McKinley, and learned to take as much pleasure from their language as the stories they told.

Now married and a mother of three, Rebecca reads to her sons the classic works of fantasy and science fiction that enlivened her own childhood, and tries to bring a similar excitement and timeless wonder to the novels she writes for children and teens. She currently lives in the beautiful theatre town of Stratford, Ontario. (Source: http://www.rj-anderson.com/ )

Visit her Website: »»



B*Trailer: Ultraviolet #1

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‘Ultraviolet’
by R. J. Anderson

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