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review 2020-08-21 22:30
Yearn
Common Goal - Rachel Reid

This is book #4, in The Game Changers series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  For reader enjoyment and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading this series in order.

 

Eric is a goalie who is on his last season. He has never had to deal with this before, and he is all out of sorts.  Now he can be who he needs to be, love who he wants to love.  

 

Kyle tells himself he will find someone his own age and be happy.  Then he meets again the man that makes his heart pound, and all his plans fade away.  Can he stick to his guns on this one?  Or will a certain hockey player blow his plans out of the way?

 

This was a definite sexy book with a slow burn twist.  I loved how the characters seemed obvious to be together.  I also loved the humor, the sparks, and the sexy thrum of heat throughout the entire story.  Such amazing characters, with definite qualities that show they are both individuals and meant to be a couple.  I give this a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review, by Netgalley and its publishers.

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review 2020-06-08 14:54
Daisy Jones & The Six!!!
Daisy Jones and The Six - Taylor Jenkins Reid

german and english review

Netgalley ebook

 

Inhalt: Daisy Jones, jung, schön, von ihren Eltern vernachlässigt, hat eine klare Stimme und einen starken Willen: Sie möchte mit ihren eigenen Songs auf der Bühne stehen. Als sie zum ersten Mal gemeinsam mit THE SIX auftritt, ist das Publikum elektrisiert von ihr und Billy, dem Leadsänger der Band. Die beiden zusammen sind nicht nur auf der Bühne explosiv und führen die Band zu ihrem größten Erfolg, auch Backstage sprühen die Funken …

Ein fesselnder Roman über den rasanten Erfolg einer 1970er Rockband, das Geheimnis ihrer Trennung und zugleich eine bittersüße Liebesgeschichte.

 

Meine Bewertung: Hat sich schon jetzt einen Platz in meiner Top 10 für dieses Jahr gesichert!!!

 

Ich glaub über das Buch gibt es kaum noch etwas Neues zu sagen, dass nicht schon irgendwer erwähnt hat. Deswegen müsst ihr euch das jetzt nochmal alles durchlesen.

 

Das Buch war großartig. Ich fand es super, dass das Buch nicht einfach so die Geschichte erzählt hat, sondern die Interview Form benutzt hat, das hat das Buch einfach zu etwas ganz besonderen gemacht. Und vor allem hat es deutlich gemacht, wie unterschiedlich mehrere Personen eine einzige Situation deuten können.

 

Die Charaktere. Uff. Hab ich sie stellenweise gehasst und für die selbstsüchtigsten Menschen auf der Welt gehalten und sie verflucht? Oh ja. Aber ICH HAB SIE TROTZ ALLEM GELIEBT. Sie waren echt alle total kaputt aber das hat sie total echt wirken lassen. Der Drang die Namen googlen zu wollen um noch viel mehr über sie rauszufinden war echt manchmal extrem groß. (Da das nicht geht, brauch ich ein detailierteres Buch über Karen und ihr Leben).

 

Die vielen verschiedenen Beziehungen in dem Buch und alle waren so unheimlich kompliziert und haben mir das Herz schwer gemacht. WOW.

Kurz gesagt; ich hatte einfach viel zu viele Gefühle für alles und jeden! Ich bin echt auf die Serie gespannt und ob sie auf Gefühlsebene da mithalten kann.

 

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Summary: Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six: The band's album Aurora came to define the rock 'n' roll era of the late seventies, and an entire generation of girls wanted to grow up to be Daisy. But no one knows the reason behind the group's split on the night of their final concert at Chicago Stadium on July 12, 1979 . . . until now.

Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock 'n' roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.

Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.

Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.

The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.

 

My review: It managed to save a spot in my top 10 list for this year, already!!!

 

I think there isn't anything I could say about this book that hasn't already been said. So you have to read everything all over again.

 

This book was incredible. I just loved how it didn't just tell us the story in the usual way, but that it was told in interview form, it just made this book that much more special. Especially since it made clear that lots of people can have a totally different few of one and the same situation.

 

The Characters. Uff. Did I hate them in some parts and thought they were the most selfish people in the world and cursed them? Oh yes. But I STILL LOVED THEM A LOT. They all were such a mess but it just made them feel real. The urge to google the names and find out even more about them was really strong. (Since that isn't an option I just really need a very detailed book about Karen and her life).

 

The many different relationships in this book were so damn complicated and left me with a heavy heart. WOW.

 

To makes things short, this book just gave me the feels about everything and everyone! I'm so intrigued about the show and if it can keep up with all the emotions.

 
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text 2020-06-02 11:33
Reading progress update: I've listened 141 out of 543 minutes. Depressingly accurate
Daisy Jones & The Six - Taylor Jenkins Reid

It's painful watching these people fail themselves. The quotes from their older selves are depressingly accurate:

 

 

 

'Drinking, drugging, sleeping around, it's all the same thing. You have these lines you won't cross but then you cross them and suddenly you possess the vary dangerous information that you can break the rule and the world won't instantly come to an end. You've taken a big black bold line and you've made it a little bit grey. Now, every time you cross it again it just gets greyer and greyer until one day you look around and you think, "there was a line here once, I think."'

 

 

 

 

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text 2020-05-31 18:22
Reading progress update: I've listened 78 out of 543 minutes. OK, I get it now.
Daisy Jones & The Six - Taylor Jenkins Reid

This is brilliantly written and the voices are perfectly cast and it's not fun at all.

 


It's a car crash in slow motion. It's how people who want to create something special get screwed over by the people who want to make money and then by the things they have to do to keep those people happy and keep themselves famous.


It's why potential is more fun than success.


This is gonna hurt to read but I can't stop now.

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text 2020-05-31 16:41
Reading progress update: I've listened 13 out of 543 minutes. - I didn't expect that
Daisy Jones & The Six - Taylor Jenkins Reid

I've barely started this and I'm already surprised at what I'm hearing.

 

I hadn't expected to open with parental neglect, statutory rape, and a fifteen-year-old doing cocaine and having sex with men twice her age.

 

As a record of what was happening at the time, none of this surprises me.

 

It's just that I've been hearing what a fun book this is.

 

I assume I haven't got to the fun part yet?

 

If this is the kind of fun we're going to be given for the rest of the book then I'd reclassify this as honest and heartbreaking rather than slick and fun.

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