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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-07-30 12:01
Amnesia Ich muss mich erinnern
AMNESIA - Ich muss mich erinnern: Thrill... AMNESIA - Ich muss mich erinnern: Thriller - Jutta Maria Herrmann

Taschenbuch, Knaur TB 

 

01.06.2017, 304 S.

 

9,99 €

 

 

Du hast nichts zu verlieren.

 

Du hast eine mörderische Wut.

Und du kannst dich an nichts erinnern …

 

Als die Berlinerin Helen die Diagnose Krebs im Endstadium erhält, ist es ihr einziger Wunsch, sich vor ihrem Tod endlich mit ihrer Mutter auszusöhnen, zu der sie ein schwieriges und distanziertes Verhältnis hat. Bei ihrer Familie in der südwestdeutschen Heimat angekommen, muss sie dann schockiert erfahren, dass ihre schwangere Schwester Kristin von ihrem Ehemann Leon misshandelt wird. Am liebsten würde Helen Leon dafür umbringen, zu verlieren hat sie ja nichts mehr. Aber einen Menschen töten? Helen glaubt nicht, dass sie dazu wirklich fähig ist.

 

Am nächsten Morgen allerdings ist Leon tot – und Helen, die Medikamente mit schwersten Nebenwirkungen nimmt, hat keinerlei Erinnerung an die vergangene Nacht. Amnesie …

 

Meine Meinung:

 

Ich habe im letzten Jahr Schuld bist Du gelesen, welches mir sehr gut gefallen hatte. Als ich nun gesehen hatte, dass die Autorin ein neues Buch herausbringt, war mir klar, dass ich auch dieses lesen möchte. Mir wurde vom Verlag freundlicherweise ein Rezensionsexemplar zur Verfügung gestellt. 

 

Der Einstieg in die Geschichte ist mir wieder sehr gut gelungen, der Schreibstil war auch hier wieder sehr flüssig. Ich muss aber sagen, dass mir die Spannung hier einfach ein wenig gefehlt hat. 

 

Zu den Charakteren kann ich nur sagen, dass ich Helens Mutter unmöglich fand, ihr Verhalten gegenüber Helen fand ich indiskutabel. Da wundert es mich nicht, dass Helen nicht oft nach Hause gekommen ist. Am Ende gibt es allerdings einige überraschende Wendungen. 

 

Das Ende selbst war mir persönlich etwas zu offen, aber doch mit einigen Wendungen gespickt, die mich überraschen konnten. 

 

Alles in allem war dies ein solider Thriller, der mich gut unterhalten konnte, auch wenn ich die beiden vorherigen Thriller von ihr spannender fand. Von mir bekommt das Buch 4 Sterne. 

 
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review 2017-05-11 18:00
Review: "Whiteout" (Seasons of Love, #1) by Elyse Springer
Whiteout - Elyse Springer

 

~ 4 stars ~

 

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-04-04 01:26
Once A Gunslinger
Once A Gunslinger - Diana Bold

3 stars. There'll be no full review... so here's what I thought in a nutshell:

I liked another one of this author's books so I decided to give Once a Gunslinger a go. I do love western historical romances, and an outlaw hero can be very appealing for sure. However, this one disappointed me. I didn't like the hero, and didn't care much for the heroine either.

The H and the h had a past of some sort when they were young, and there were consequences of their relationship. The H went to war (Civil war I believe) and fought for the enemy side, leaving the h behind and his own family in peril. He has been sort of an outlaw ever since. There were other things too, but I won't mention them.

H and h met again years later, and that is where the actual story begins. Unfortunately, he was an a$$ who decided he liked being a jerk to the heroine for what she did to save her reputation so long ago. He wanted to make her suffer because 'he was suffering as well'. His grudge, she married his now deceased brother and didn't wait for him. -_- However, if you read you will see that the fault wasn't hers at all. She had to do what she had to do, and she wasn't even a good wife to the brother who obviously cared for her because she still loved the H. The H even realizes that at one point but keeps on being a jerk until the last couple of pages of the book. The h, I wanted her to ditch this a$$ and look for a better man. But she was still so enamored of him that she continued being a doormat and took what he dished out almost without any argument at all. I could NOT understand exactly why? WHY?! :/

Their romance was not convincing to say the least. Believe me, I tried but I failed to see any HEA with such a hotheaded, impetuous a$$ for a hero. In the end, the argument that he was being a jerk cause he was afraid to acknowledge his feelings didn't float my boat either. Not my cup of tea, sorry. 3 stars because otherwise, the writing was very good and I thought this could've been better. Also, I really liked some of the secondary characters such as the heroine's brothers. I'd be more interested in their stories!

Note that this is a reissue of the author's earlier work, Savannah's Hero.

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review 2016-12-14 20:14
Battlestar Galactica: Six
Battlestar Galactica: Six - J. T. Krul

[I received a copy of this comics through NetGalley.]

In general, I found the artwork here problematic. The covers—both internal and external—are striking and often dramatic, and one of the reasons I requested this book; they easily evoked the internal turmoil and the ambiguity that I expect from Six. On the other hand, the inside panels, more specifically their characters, aren't consistent enough, and not really recognisable. Which is a problem, indeed, considering they should look like their counterparts in the TV series, but don't. Or not much. I probably wouldn't care as much about this if the comics was a series on its own, however when it's about translating real faces/actors to paper, it's all the more easy to notice when it fails. Moreover, it didn't convey the kind of feeling that would've paved the way to TV!Six, with her blend of seduction, ruthlessness and questioning.

I didn't enjoy the storytelling either. I was expecting something more enthralling, that would play on Six's psyche, what happened, what shaped her and set the foundations for how she would develop in the TV episodes. Well, it did try to explore those aspects, but the narrative(s) were too disjointed to make sense early, creating a sense of confusion—one that confuses the reader, rather than actually echoing the character's. Also, I wouldn't recommend it to someone who's never watched the series: some tie-ins are understandable even when you don't know the original universe, some others aren't, and this one is part of the latter category.

Conclusion: 1.5 stars.

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review 2016-10-22 16:02
Never Never (Part 3) by Colleen Hoover, Tarryn Fisher
Never Never: Part Three of Three - Colleen Hoover,Tarryn Fisher

Took me a while to read this book in its entirety since it was broken up into segments and I'd read other things in between them. But I loved this book. Loved the relationship between Silas and Charlie. Loved that they kept relearning each other over and over. Loved how it showed us we are capable of change and to focus on the things that really matter. I listened to the audio version, and both narrators gave an excellent performance. Five stars.

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