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review 2017-09-23 11:01
Die Endlichkeit des Augenblicks
Die Endlichkeit des Augenblicks - Jessica Koch
  • Verlag:  rororo
  • Erscheinungstermin:  18.08.2017
  • Lieferbar
  • 320 Seiten
  • ISBN:  978-3-499-27423-7

 

Zum Buch: https://www.rowohlt.de/taschenbuch/die-endlichkeit-des-augenblicks.html

 

 

 

Der neue Roman von Jessica Koch - Autorin des Bestsellers "Dem Horizont so nah"

 

 

«Wenn du zwei Menschen zur gleichen Zeit liebst, dann entscheide dich immer für den zweiten, denn er hätte niemals dein Herz erobert, wenn der erste der Richtige gewesen wäre.» (Johnny Depp)

 

 

Was aber, wenn du beide zur gleichen Zeit kennenlernst? Was, wenn es zwei Menschen sind, die eine große Last mit sich tragen? Eine Last, die sie wie ein unsichtbares Band miteinander verbindet?

 

Wenn dein Herz dich zu beiden zieht, wen würdest du wählen? Denjenigen mit den körperlichen oder denjenigen mit den seelischen Wunden? Würdest du dich überhaupt entscheiden, wenn du wüsstest, welche endgültigen Konsequenzen deine Wahl mit sich bringt? 

 

Eine Geschichte über vergebene Chancen. Eine Geschichte über das Trugbild des ersten Moments. Eine Geschichte über die Endlichkeit des Augenblicks.

 

 

Meine Meinung: 

 

Ich war ja im letzten Jahr total begeistern von der Danny-Trilogie und habe mich daher sehr auf dieses Buch von Jessica Koch gefreut. Freundlicherweise wurde mir das Buch vom Verlag zu Rezensionszwecken zur Verfügung gestellt. 

 

Der Einstieg in das Buch ist mir auch diesmal wieder sehr leicht gefallen, da die Autorin einen wahnsinnig tollen flüssigen Schreibstil hat. Auch in die Geschichte selbst habe ich sehr schnell herein gefunden. 

 

Ich habe es bisher selten in einem Buch erlebt, dass mir alle Charaktere total sympathisch waren. Dies war hier auf jeden Fall so. Daher hätte ich mich genauso wenig für Sebastian oder Joshua entscheiden können wie die Hauptprotagonistin Samantha. 

 

Die Autorin hat es in diesem Buch geschafft, realistisch die Gefühle der Protagonisten darzustellen, auch wenn diese Geschichte etwas von einer normalen Liebesgeschichte abweicht. Es ist hier schon recht viel Dramatik drin, aber ohne zu sehr ins Kitschige abzugleiten. 

 

In diesem Buch kommen sowohl körperliche als auch seelische Beeinträchtigungen vor. Es wird auch deutlich, dass es teilweise leichter ist, mit körperlichen Beeinträchtigungen ein glückliches Leben zu führen als mit seelischen. Mich interessiert das Thema psychische Probleme sehr und da konnte die Autorin mich wirklich begeistern. 

 

Das Ende war für mich ab einem gewissen Stadium in etwa absehbar, was mich hier aber keinesfalls gestört hat. Es hat sich zum Schluss alles stimmig gefügt, wenn auch vielleicht nicht ganz realistisch, aber für mich hat es so gepasst. 

 

Alles in allem kann ich hier nur eine ganz klare Kauf- und Leseempfehlung aussprechen. Man bekommt hier einen sehr emotionalen Liebesroman mit Tiefgang und einem ganz tollen Schreibstil. Ich hoffe, die Autorin wird noch mehr Bücher herausbringen. Zur Bewertung kann ich nur sagen, dass ich hier nichts anderes als 5 Sterne vergeben kann. 

 

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review 2017-09-20 15:29
Great Story and Characters
Arm Candy (Real Love) - Jessica Lemmon

Grace found a two dollar tip left for her on the bar and there was a phone number and the  name Greg on one of the bills. Grace wondered if a guy really thought that worked on a bar mistress as Grace l8iked to be called and she worked at McGreevy’s Pub. Also Grace didn’t believe there was a real Mr. Right for a woman. Every relationship had an expiration date as far as Grace was concerned. Grace’s parents had been divorce lawyers and they were divorced then Grace’s dad took off and she tried but had no relationship with her dad that ended when he didn’t show up for her college graduation. Grace had worked at the pub since the beginning of summer. Davis comres in the pub most every day he asked they turned  the tv to CNN instead of sports for him. He had a seat at the bar that he claimed as his own. Davis ordered a bottle of Sam Adams and kept his eyes to the tv in between trading barbs with Grace. Lately he has paid more attention to Grace then she likes. Grace is attracted to davis so she copes with that with antagonism. Davis wears his standard attire of a pressed expensive suit. Davis noticed when Grace had changed her hairstyle. Even if Grace and davis had more than a passing curiosity about each other Davis likes his women in pearls not rhinestones. Blondes not redheads, loose pastels not skin tight skinny jeans, and no ornamental piercings and tattoos and Grace had both. Little did Grace know she excited Davis but he didn’t like it. Davis had a brush with that type of danger and he didn’t want to get burnt again. Davis dates a lot and the women aren’t exciting and blonde. Grace is a redhead and exciting. There’s nothing controlled or routine about Grace. Grace is hot in such a way that a man could go blind in both eyes and still notice Grace. Nothing’s as attractive as the way Grace’s voice dips into a husky alto when she is serious and when she lilts into laughter when she is not. Davis can’t pound out the tension brewing brewing between them in a marathon of sweaty no-holds- barred sex so they pick on each other. Grace’s brand of fiery excitement and unpredictability could disturb the smooth surface of his carefully maintained Zen. That davis can’t allow, he plays by his own set of rules and has for some time. Grace strikes davis as a girl who couldn’t be boring if she tried. Davis had been engaged to Hanna who was a redhead and they were to marry but she left him while he was standing at the altar and she was forever gone. Grace bets Davis he won’t ask a redhead out and he turns around and asks Grace out who he calls Gracie. Davis had slept with Grace but didn’t spend the night as tomorrow was the day Davis makes a sandwich and remembered how Hanna liked Brie cheese and the memories hit him and that hadn’t happened in four years he thought that would have been the last time but apparently not. Gracie had let davis know she would be there if he needed someone to talk to if he wanted to. Then Davis’s friend Vice asked Grace the last time she had seen Davis. Later she gets a call from Vince that Davis is home and alright but wants to be alone. Grace is still worried and goes to Davis’s house and he was on his way out and not even drunk . then davis tells Grace he was on his way to find her Davis had decided to get over what had happened to him that day but six years ago . They had slept together two times when Davis started to talk after they had sexz and told Grace he was suppose to have been married six years ago and told her about Hanna and what had happened.

I loved this story. I loved the the pace and plot. I loved how Gracie and Davis’s feelings grew throughout the book. I loved how Grace and Davis were with each other before their first date.  I loved how davis got the courage to back to the pub  after Grace broke up with him and hurt him  and went in even though Grace was on bar. Davis is a great character and my new book boyfriend. I loved how Vince and Davis were close and how they were with each other. I felt bad grace didn’t have a relationship with her dad until he was dying. This was an all around good read and actually seemed very realistic to me. I couldn’t find anything to complain about in this book and that is great. I loved the characters and the ins and outs  of this book and I highly recommend.

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review 2017-09-15 02:07
Authentic
Carry Me Home - Jessica Therrien

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and Acorn Publishing. All opinions are my own.

Carry Me Home is a beautifully written novel that follows a family of three women, each trying to escape their own reality in different ways. I found myself able to identify with all three women at different times throughout the novel.These three characters became so real to me throughout reading that I felt as if I could touch them. Jessica Therrien breathes life into these women with her artfully crafted prose.

Although there were times where this novel was filled with action and edge-of-your-seat scenes, I would not refer to the pacing as fast. The point of view switches made it easy to set down in this case. Which is actually okay because this is a novel that invoked so much thought that I don't think it should be devoured in one sitting. But with such beautiful writing and thought provoking prose I did not find that it invoked much emotion within me. With the subject matter it certainly could have, so I kind of felt like that was a missing piece of this puzzle. I just felt a bit of an emotional disconnect, especially with Ruth. Probably because she was the character I related to the least.

This book has so much packed into it that I feel like it might have been better split into several books. Gangs, violence, drugs, alcoholic home, love, grief and family dynamics. It is a realistic story though. It shows you how a person could find themselves addicted to drugs and makes you understand why someone would wind up there. This story is full of ugly truths, and it feels 100% real.

I found myself wondering if this novel is based on personal experience or not. At times I feel as if it could be my story about my years of teenage rebellion. (I wasn't quite as wild as Lucy, but I did sneak out my bedroom window.) It just feels extremely authentic and I wouldn't be surprised if the author had lived through some of this herself.

I would suggest this book to lovers of dark, realistic fiction. At times it might not be entirely appropriate for all young adult readers, probably best for 15 and up.

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review 2017-09-13 23:55
Great sequel!
Jessica Rules the Dark Side - Beth Fantaskey

I loved the first book and the second one lives up to it (thankfully!) what I really liked about this one while reading was Jessica’s development as a character grows up. Dramatically. Considering she now has to rule and take Lucius place due to the circumstances she had to learn how to take control and she does it gracefully.

 

The plot itself wasn’t so bad although there could have been more substance to it. The reader already has a hunch as to who is behind the entire plot - a little mystery would have been appreciated and would have kept the plot a little more exciting. So the predictability of it sort of dampens the enjoyment of the book.

 

Nevertheless it’s the characters that keep the book going. Jessica and Lucius still have that great chemistry together. It’s the light banter Lucius has with Raniero that was also fun to read throughout the story.

 

Fun to read and it’s light, worth the time - from what I know there’s no more after this one. So to give the duology a nice closing, it’s a good one. (A story about Mindy would be great though.)

 

Bonus points to the cover. Love it!

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text 2017-09-12 17:10
If you want to know all about ISIS and how to stop them read this book
ISIS: The State of Terror - Jessica Stern,J. M. Berger

This is probably the 3rd, 4th, or maybe even 5th book I have read about ISIS.  It is by far the most comprehensive and details how they arose along with their competition with al Qaeda.

 

This book details how and why they became successful at recruiting and using social media to do so and how some of these successes have also backfired on them.

 

This is the first book that has detailed ISIS from what they believe, to their leadership, to how they operate and fund themselves, and the propaganda techniques they use to subject the people in their reign of terror.

 

This is also the first book that has detailed ways to stop them and stopping them is not just by military means, e.g. air strikes or boots on the ground and it is not going to happen in a few months, a few years, or even a decade and will likely take a generation or two to root out their evil ideology.  

 

This is a great book that I highly recommend to fully understand the thread ISIS poses and how to stop them and it's a lot more than what you get from watching a 30-120 second spot on any American Main Stream Media channel. 

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