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review 2018-09-21 04:30
Rezension | Das Mädchen, das in der Metro las von Christine Féret-Fleury
Das Mädchen, das in der Metro las: Roman - Sylvia Spatz,Christine Féret-Fleury

Meine Meinung

 

Der Klappentext des Romans “Das Mädchen, das in der Metro las” der französischen Schriftstellerin Christine Féret-Fleury klingt aller Wahrscheinlichkeit nach im Ohr eines jeden Buchliebhabers sehr wohltönend und verführerisch. Denn gibt es etwas besseres als ein Buch über die Lese-Leidenschaft (eines anderen Menschen) und die Macht der Bücher und wie sie dadurch Leben verändern können?

 

Doch meine Freude auf die Geschichte über die junge Frau Juliette wurde von Seite zu Seite immer mehr getrübt. Ich nahm an, dass Juliette die meiste Zeit lesend verbringt, doch weit gefehlt! Juliette hat zwar auf der täglichen Metrofahrt zu ihrer Arbeit als Immobilienmaklerin ein Buch dabei, doch sie beobachtet viel lieber andere Menschen beim Lesen ihrer Lektüren als ihre Nase selbst in ein Buch zu stecken. Da gibt es die Dame mit dem immer gleichen italienischen Kochbuch, der Herr mit Hut und seiner Insekten-Lektüre oder die junge Frau die immer auf Seite 247 in Tränen ausbricht. Zudem irritierte mich die regelrechte Hortung von Büchern in Juliettes kleiner Wohnung – denn sie gibt einfach jedem Buch, ob sie es einmal lesen wird oder nicht, ein Zuhause. Da spielt es auch überhaupt keine Rolle, ob sie der Inhalt des Buchs eigentlich gar nicht interessiert. Es macht eher den Anschein, als wolle Juliette allen verlorenen Büchern ein Heim bieten um ihrem Leben wenigstens etwas Farbe zu verleihen.

 

Der für sie immer enger werdenden Lebensraum entzieht Juliette jedoch die Luft zum atmen. Auch der Leser wird etwas durch die Trostlosigkeit von Juliettes tristen Leben angesteckt.

 

Ende am Licht des Tunnels zieht erst auf als Juliette eines Tages beschließt zwei Stationen früher aus der Metro auszusteigen und den restlichen Weg zur Arbeit zu Fuß zu gehen. Das Schicksal führt sie an diesem Tag direkt zu dem kuriosen Buchvermittler Soliman und seiner Tochter Zaïde.

 

Die lang ersehnte Kehrtwende ist somit eingetreten und das wirklich Interessante an dem dünnen Büchlein beginnt sich sacht zu entfalten. Auch ein Hauch französischer Charme schwingt nun zwischen den Zeilen mit. Es wird romantisch verträumt – allerdings nicht in dem Sinne der Verliebtheit in einen anderen Menschen, sondern im Sinne eines aufblühenden Lebenslaufs. Juliette beginnt endlich zu lesen und findet zu sich selbst. Leider ist auch hier nicht alles ganz rund für mich, aber der Ansatz hat mir richtig gut gefallen und es hat mir Freude bereitet mitzuerleben wie Juliette endlich aufblüht und sich in das Abenteuer ihres Lebens stürzt.

 

Ich bin wirklich ein bisschen traurig darüber, dass diese Geschichte und ich nicht ganz zueinander gefunden haben. Der Ansatz über die Buchkuriere, wie sie Menschen beobachten um ihnen ein Buch auf den Weg mitzugeben das ihr Leben verändern kann hat jede Menge Potential. Vielleicht hätte die Story auch nur etwas mehr Raum benötigt um sich mit mehr Details und Tiefe einen Weg in mein Leserherz zu bahnen. Aus den Charakteren hätte schließlich so viel werden können, doch vor allem die interessanten Nebendarsteller verkommen zu blassen Statisten. Schlussendlich bleibt bei mir nur der hübsche blaue Schal von Juliette und ein gelb gestrichener Bus in Erinnerung.

 

Fazit

 

Trotz romantisch-verträumten französischen Charme und einem gelungenen Ansatz lies diese Geschichte mein Herz nicht schneller schlagen.

Source: www.bellaswonderworld.de/rezensionen/rezension-das-maedchen-das-in-der-metro-las-von-christine-feret-fleury
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review 2018-09-13 17:07
A High-Octane YA Paranormal Thriller!
Dickensen Academy - Christine Grabowski Dickensen Academy - Christine Grabowski

Dickensen Academy is a young adult paranormal story that holds the power to reach out and grab not only protagonist Autumn Mattison, but her readers, as it opens with her first impression of one of the big dreams of her life, and a looming puzzle. Autumn's first day at the exclusive Dickensen Academy introduces a bizarre secret that none of the new students sees just yet.

 

Besides her impression of the physical academy's setting, Autumn experiences a secondary certainty: somehow, she's been on this campus before. But, that's impossible. Or, is it?

 

As she tries out for cross-country and seeks to expand her horizons, 15-year-old Autumn seems on the brink of achieving much, but she keeps feeling something is wrong; especially when one of her courses turns from a predictable study to incorporating Dream Management into its curriculum, leading students on a discussion that introduces Autumn to some uncomfortable realizations.

As the 'why' behind the 'how' becomes more and more apparent, Autumn and her classmates face some of the biggest decisions of their lives. From her struggles with her parents over her grades and objectives at Dickensen to persistent nightmares and dreams that spill into daily reality, the events, people, and secrets at Dickensen are about to take over.

Amidst all this, Autumn is finding herself and discovering the true strengths of attending Dickensen.

 

Young adults who enjoy boarding school stories, paranormal encounters, and stories of growth of a teen who receives lessons on romance, mistakes, and special abilities will find much to like about Dickensen Academy, an institution which specializes in making dreams come true in more than one way.

 

Autumn's first-person character is nicely done and inviting, and the world of Dickensen with all of its conundrums and confusion comes to life through her eyes, making for a story that is hard to put down.

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review 2018-09-07 23:30
In My Heart: A Book of Feelings
In My Heart: A Book of Feelings - Jo Witek,Christine Roussey

In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek is a picture book full of different emotions and feelings that people experience all of the time.  Each page introduces a certain way the author is feeling and the author expresses the emotion using a multitude of figurative language, especially similes, metaphors, and personification.  The last line on each page list the feeling the author is having, like happy or sad.  This book would be a great introduction to a figurative language lesson.  After reading In My Heart: A Book of Feelings, students could pick a feeling and describe it using different types of figurative language. According to the Flesch-Kincaid readability leveling system, In My Heart: A Book of Feelings is a level of 2.7 (2nd grade to 3rd grade). 

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review 2018-09-07 11:00
Release Week Revew! Dark Sentinel (Dark #32) Christine Feehan!
Dark Sentinel - Christine Feehan

 

 

In an explosive novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan, a human woman ignites the desire of her Carpathian lifemate--and of an ancient vampire with a score to settle.

 

After the devastating loss of her entire family, Lorraine Peters heads to the woods searching for peace of mind and anything to quell the anger in her soul. Instead, she stumbles upon a scene of horrific violence, as one man lies helpless in the face of three attackers.

 

Andor Katona's existence has been a harsh one, living for centuries as a monk in the Carpathian Mountains. Unable to find his lifemate, he almost welcomes his release from a colorless and unfeeling world at the hands of the vampire hunters who have mistaken him for their prey. That is, until a whirling ball of fury bursts onto the scene, determined to save him.

 

In one glimpse, in one breath, Andor recognizes Lorraine as his lifemate, but it will take more than their telepathic connection to convince her of their immortal bond. Lorraine is a lethal combination of cunning and courage. So much so that she captures the attention of a master vampire, one who has already lost what was once irreplaceable to him. One who will strike with deadly precision at Andor and his ancient Carpathian comrades in a war to end all wars. . .

 

 

The newest book in the world of the Carpathian is a spectacular read full of electrifying suspense, volatile action and carnal passion. Andor and Lorraine are two solid, enthralling characters that easily draw you into their story but it’s their exciting relationship that keeps readers glued to the pages from the very beginning. The relationship is a bit rocky because of the situation and their differences which causes some emotional turmoil, but like all lifemate romances, the magnetic attraction sizzles from their core and refuses to be denied.

 

The story starts off with some intense, thrilling excitement and continues to keeps on the edge with lots of fast paced, explosive action and anticipation building thrills. This novel flows smoothly from page to the next while the hunters go up against vampires that have a diabolical plan and seem to have formed an army. Surprising twists and turns keeps the characters on their toes and defeating this enemy may just take more hunters than they have.

 

I was unable to put Andor and Lorraine’s story down until I had read every last word of this spectacular Carpathian story, the world just keeps getting more fascinating and the author continues to wow readers with her creative imagination and wonderful world building. I especially love the flying carousel that she brought to vivid life and how lifelike the characters and thrilling danger is while I suspended in her world.

 

 

Author's Book Page - https://www.christinefeehan.com/darkbooks/dark_sentinel.php

 

 

Add Dark Sentinel to your shelves at:

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37457488-dark-sentinel

 

BookBub - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37457488-dark-sentinel

 

 

Dark Sentinel is the 32nd book in the Dark series

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/41089-dark

 

Author - https://www.christinefeehan.com/darkbooks/index.php

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/bookseries/B00CJ8T1WE/ref=dp_st_0451490088

 

 

which includes -

 

1 Dark Prince
2 Dark Desire
3 Dark Gold
4 Dark Magic
5 Dark Challenge
6 Dark Fire
7 Dark Dream (in Dark Nights)
8 Dark Legend
9 Dark Guardian
10 Dark Symphony
11 Dark Descent (in Dark Nights)
12 Dark Melody
13 Dark Destiny
14 Hot Blooded (in Darkest at Dawn)
15 Dark Secret
16 Dark Demon
17 Dark Celebration
18 Dark Demon
19 Dark Curse
20 Dark Slayer
21 Dark Peril
22 Dark Predator
23 Dark Storm
24 Dark Lycan
25 Dark Wolf
26 Dark Blood
27 Dark Crime (Edge of Darkness)
28 Dark Ghost
29 Dark Promises
30 Dark Carousel
31 Dark Legacy
32 Dark Sentinel

 

 

in hardcover or ebook at:

 

Berkley - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/562835/dark-sentinel-by-christine-feehan/9780451490087

 

B&N - https://bit.ly/2w0c0aZ


BaM - https://bit.ly/2MlnRuf


Amazon - https://amzn.to/2MF6Ms2


Amazon UK - https://amzn.to/2Ovbauu


Audible - https://adbl.co/2AZcvb2


Walmart - https://www.walmart.com/ip/Dark%20Sentinel/363108124


Kindle - https://amzn.to/2NLPmuT


Nook - http://bit.ly/2uuP2YH


iBook - https://apple.co/2uuWvqJ


Kobo - http://bit.ly/2Jf6d5T


GPlay - http://bit.ly/2NaSD5J

 

 

 

You can read chapter one at:

https://www.christinefeehan.com/darkbooks/dark_sentinel.php#excerpt

 

 

 

 

 

 

I live on the beautiful Northern California coast and draw much inspiration from the beauty around me. I've always been a writer, for as long as I remember. My sisters were forced to read all of my books from the time I could write a story on paper.

 

I love family. I love my brothers and sisters, my children, my grandchildren and my great grandchildren. My home was always full of kids and children give me so much joy.

 

I also love my "sisters of the heart", those friends who have supported me through my life, laughed with me, cried with me and loved me regardless of how crazy my life got. I am a strong supporter of women helping each other which is why I became a third degree black belt and taught self-defense to women who'd been abused.

 

I love people and dogs, good books and great coffee and I'm lucky to know just how blessed I am.

 

 

Website - http://www.christinefeehan.com/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6268.Christine_Feehan

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/christine-feehan

 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/christinefeehanauthor

 

Twitter - https://twitter.com/AuthorCFeehan

 

InstaGram - https://www.instagram.com/authorcfeehan/

 

Pintrest - http://www.pinterest.com/authorcfeehan/

 

 

 

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text 2018-08-29 03:27
good book and characters
Eight Goodbyes - Christine Brae

Simon was a scientist who was brooding, deep, and Intellectual yet he had a sadness about him. While Tessa is a well known  romance author but her life hasn’t been very easy on her as she had lost people she had cared about to the point she know had thick walls around her heart and doesn’t want to take the chance of caring and getting hurt yet again.Tessa’s work is time consuming and now her priority.  But Tessa does run to the world’s beauty not settling down. Simon met Tessa on the plane is on his way to a convention as Simon is career driven. They sat pretty much next to each other. Simon and Tessa are complete opposites Tessa is free spirited and Simon is organized and focused. Tessa has a problem telling her feelings to those she cares about.Simon had never did anything online until he met Tess then he got the apps he needed to keep in touch with Tessa.  Then Tessa and Simon keep in touch for a few months then he flies out to while she is on a book signing tour and this starts a long distance relationship between the two. Simon goes to different places around the world to meet up with Tessa and spend time with her. Each time it is so very hard for Simon to say goodbye to Tessa and getting harder. Tessa is afraid to take the next step in a relationship. Simon’s pursuit of Tessa was not his usual way but the chemistry he felt for Tessa was so hot. But each goodbye hurts Simon and Tessa does seem willing to give him more.

I really enjoyed reading this book. At first I didn’t like Tessa too much for how she treated Simon nut as the book went on I understood more why she acted as she did. I did feel like I was there with Tessa and Simon and loved it. The author did a great job on describing the places Tessa visits and I could picture them in my minds eye and I loved that. I loved how devoted Simon was right away even though Tessa didn’t make it easy for him. I loved how Tessa and Simon  inspired each other and how they met at different places around the world. But I will say at times tessa being so indecisive irritated me. I would have liked the author to keep the same pace through the whole book as I felt the second half of the book was rushed. This was a sweet, very emotional-heart wrenching at times- read. I did choke up while reading this. I felt this was very well written. I loved the characters and the ups and downs of this book and I recommend. I wish I could rate this 4.5

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