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review 2020-08-09 15:12
Schönheit regiert // The Belles
Schönheit regiert - Dhonielle Clayton

german and english review

audible audiobook


this review is written in the middle of a heatwave, if it doesn't make sense to you, it doesn't make sense to me either


Inhalt: Glitzernd, glanzvoll, grausam - willkommen in der Welt der Belles! Die Welt von Orléans wird von Hässlichkeit bestimmt, und nur die Belles können den Menschen Schönheit verleihen. Camelia ist eine Belle - schön, begehrt, mit magischen Fähigkeiten. Am Königshof will sie allen zeigen, dass sie die Beste ist. Doch hinter den schillernden Palastmauern lauern dunkle Geheimnisse. Camelia erkennt, dass ihre Fähigkeiten viel stärker und gefährlicher sind, als sie es je für möglich gehalten hätte. Sie sind eine Waffe, die sich andere zunutze machen wollen. Daher muss sie sich entscheiden: Soll sie die Tradition der Belles bewahren oder ihr eigenes Leben riskieren, um ihre Welt für immer zu verändern? Das Schicksal der Belles und von Orléans liegt mit einem Mal in ihren Händen...


Meine Bewertung: Ich kann das zweite Buch echt kaum abwarten...


Wow wow wow wow, das war nicht das was ich erwartet habe. Vielleicht hätte ich es erwartet wenn ich den Inhalttext vorher genauer gelesen hätte aber wer hält sich schon mit solchen Kleinigkeiten auf.


DAS BUCH WAR GUT. Es war so so so so so so so so GUT!!!!


Ich fand die Welt, die hier in dem Buch dargestellt wurde unheimlich interessant. Es ist keine Welt in der ich leben wöllte ABER es war so interessant und so großartig beschrieben. Es hatte genug Details um sich problemlos alles vorzustellen, hat aber genug Raum für die eigene Fantasie gelassen. ES WAR TOLL.


Die Charaktere sind großartig. Wir haben die Charaktere, die ich absolut liebe und wir haben die Charaktere, die ich abgrundtief hasse. Ich mein was will man mehr in einem Buch?


Das Buch fängt ziemlich langsam an, ich finde es von der ersten Seite an interessant aber es ist langsam am Anfang aber es nimmt mächtig an Fahrt auf und hat so viele Wendungen.


Da ich es als Hörbuch gehört habe, möchte ich außerdem noch erwähnen, dass mir die Sprecherin wirklich gut gefallen hatte.


Ich kann das zweite Buch echt kaum abwarten, denn nach dem Ende muss ich einfach wissen wie es weiter geht und vor allem brauch ich ein paar Antworten..




Summary: Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orléans, the people are born gray, they are born damned, and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful.

But it’s not enough for Camellia to be just a Belle. She wants to be the favorite—the Belle chosen by the Queen of Orléans to live in the royal palace, to tend to the royal family and their court, to be recognized as the most talented Belle in the land. But once Camellia and her Belle sisters arrive at court, it becomes clear that being the favorite is not everything she always dreamed it would be. Behind the gilded palace walls live dark secrets, and Camellia soon learns that the very essence of her existence is a lie—that her powers are far greater, and could be more dangerous, than she ever imagined. And when the queen asks Camellia to risk her own life and help the ailing princess by using Belle powers in unintended ways, Camellia now faces an impossible decision.

With the future of Orléans and its people at stake, Camellia must decide—save herself and her sisters and the way of the Belles—or resuscitate the princess, risk her own life, and change the ways of her world forever.


My review: I can't wait for the second book...


Wow wow wow wow, this wasn't what I expected at all. Maybe I should've read the summary a bit more but who actually wastes time with that.


THE BOOK WAS GOOD. It was so so so so so so so so good!!!!


The setting/the whole world in this book was just freaking interesting. I wouldn't want to live in this world at all BUT it was just so interesting and so very well written. There were enough details that I could imagine everything without problems but room enough to get m own imagination going. IT WAS GREAT.


The characters are amazing. Characters that I love with all my heart and characters that I despise with everything in me. What more do you actually want?


This book starts really slow, I still was really interested in everything from the first page but it was still a bit slow but damn, does it pick up speed and twists and turns the story around.


Because I listend to the audiobook (the german one) I have to say, that I truly loved the narrator and thought she did a really good job.


I can't wait to get my hands on the second book, cause after that ending, I need to know where things are going from here and I NEED ANSWERS!!!

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review 2020-05-28 14:00
The Elf
The Elf: A Christmas Horror Short Story - I. Clayton Reynolds

by I. Clayton Reynolds


This was a short Christmas Horror story with an interesting twist. I should mention trigger warnings but how to do so without spoiling the twist?


It starts out much like an old Twilight Zone episode. There is an elf decoration with evil doll aspects and a little girl who is blind seems to hear it speak and describes things she cannot see because the elf saw them. Standard creepy stuff, but it doesn't go where I expected.


I thought it was very well done and the surprise ending caught me off guard, unpleasant though it was. A good one for those who like Christmas Horror and don't mind when things get icky.

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text 2020-04-16 12:35
TOUR, EXCERPT & #GIVEAWAY - Ten Seconds to Dead by L.A. Clayton
Ten Seconds to Dead - L.A. Clayton

@XpressoTours, @Archaeolibrary, #Adult, #Thriller


Ten seconds may be all she has left …


Kate Edison witnesses her father’s death and, in order to keep his memory alive, decides to follow in his footsteps by joining the CIA. She molds herself into becoming exactly what the CIA is looking for—and captures their interest, both personally and professionally. But before she can finish the CIA process, Kate is offered a position as an espionage agent in another highly secretive government agency, which she accepts.


While completing her agency training, Kate is catapulted into a shadowy world where wealth and power are the ultimate goal, and those in charge will stop at nothing to get it. While on the job, Kate uncovers secrets that, if revealed, would cost her life, but if kept, could bring down a nation. Isolated and unsure of who to trust, she brings in a fellow agent, but pulling him into the web of conspiracy and lies puts a target on both their backs – and it will take every skill they’ve ever learned as agents to stay alive long enough to stop the enemy no one else can see.

Source: archaeolibrarian.wixsite.com/website/post/ten-seconds-to-dead-by-l-a-clayton
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photo 2020-04-15 19:47
Top Personal Injury Lawyer Jonesboro, Clayton County Named 2020 Super Lawyer

Ben F. Windham P.C., Jonesboro, Clayton County Personal Injury Lawyer, was chosen by Super Lawyers® as one of their top attorneys of 2020

LOCUST GROVE, GA / ACCESSWIRE / March 18, 2020 / Windham Law is proud to announce that Founding Partner, Mr. Ben Windham, has been selected to the 2020 Georgia Super Lawyers® list. This year marks the second consecutive year that Mr. top personal injury lawyer Clayton County 

Source: finance.yahoo.com/news/top-personal-injury-lawyer-jonesboro-034500360.html
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review 2020-03-22 02:34
The Everlasting Rose (The Belles #2)
The Everlasting Rose (The Belles #2) - Dhonielle Clayton

I’m seriously brain-fogged right now and stringing thoughts together is hard, so here’s a slightly rambly and likely unhelpful and possibly slightly spoilery review (wow, sorry, I seem to be addicted to adverbs):


This was the most boring, beautifully described revolution I’ve ever read. I guess I’m mostly satisfied with the ending, so I don’t feel like I’ve wasted my time, but I’m weirdly wishing I had the kindle version so I could see just how many times Camille describes herself breaking out into a sweat. It seemed like A LOT. Also, WTF is this romance with Rémy? Is he her rebound guy? Or does she literally fall for every guy who shows a romantic interest in her (all two of them so far)? After Auguste ripped her heart out, maybe a week goes by before she starts fantasizing about kissing Rémy. I’ll give her a pass because she is SPECTACULARLY sheltered and probably far younger than her alleged 16 years (considering how fast baby Belles grow), which makes my eyebrows go up for entirely different reasons, but what does Rémy see in her? Did he get off on her treating him like dirt for the entire first book? Is that it?


Anyway, it was okay. The ending left the possibility for another sequel, but if it ever eventuates I’ll probably skip it so I can keep my headcanon that Tyra Banks’s Modelland is set in this book universe’s future when the whole concept of the Belles has been warped and perverted into the Intoxibellas. It’s the little things that give me joy.

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