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review 2021-01-22 23:17
CLAP WHEN YOU LAND by Elizabeth Acevedo
Clap When You Land - Elizabeth Acevedo

Told in verse form, it tells the story of two girls--one American, one Dominican Republican--who lose their fathers on the same day. Secrets are revealed. Some know the secrets; some only are finding out the secrets. The girls must decide what to do with the secrets.

 

I wasn't sure what I felt about the story until the end. I liked how it went back and forth between the girls then switched to both of their sides. It was interesting how they ended up helping each other. Until the last quarter of the book, I was not happy with the book. I don't like all these secrets being kept. When the secrets finally are acknowledged by all then I enjoyed the story. I liked the ending. It was what I hoped it would be.

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review 2020-11-03 01:27
Schöner Frauenschmöker!
Und wenn sie tanzt - Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Susan Elizabeth Phillips ist wahrlich eine Meisterin ihres Genres und zählt seit Jahren zu meinen absolut favorisierten Autorinnen in Sachen „Frauenschmöker“. Mit ihrem neuesten Roman „Und wenn sie tanzt“ liefert sie meiner Meinung nach auch wieder eine solide Geschichte, die alles bietet, was man sich von solch einem Buch wünschen könnte. Tess und Ian sind die Hauptprotagonisten – beide Mittdreißiger mit jeweils einigen persönlichen Baustellen und Nöten im Leben. Und wie man sich vorstellen kann, sind sich beide zunächst nicht besonders gut gesonnen. So begibt man sich als Leserin also auf den Weg der beiden zueinander, mit allen Höhen und Tiefen – oder auch verbalen Unwägbarkeiten. Insgesamt liest sich der Roman wie erwartet sehr flüssig und die Grundthematik ist interessant und authentisch. Die Protagonisten sind zu Beginn noch recht undurchdringlich und wenig durchschaubar, was sich im Verlauf der Story natürlich aufklärt. Lediglich die manchmal ein wenig politisch anmutenden Randthemen gefielen mir nicht immer so gut. Da hat es Susan E. Phillips evtl etwas zu gut gemeint. Meines Erachtens erwartet man in diesem Genre dann doch vorwiegend Wortwitz, Romantik, ausgeklügelte sympathische Figuren und einen kurzweiligen Erzählstrang, der Up & Downs, sowie ein paar raffinierte Wendungen zu bieten hat und weniger gesellschaftskritische Inhalte. Da „Und wenn sie tanzt“ all diese „Frauenschmöker-Kriterien“ allerdings trotzdem sehr wohl erfüllt und der Plot im Gesamten eine richtig gute Unterhaltung darstellt, kann ich das Buch nur absolut empfehlen. Es wird zwar nicht mein persönliches Lieblingsbuch der Autorin werden, aber dennoch fand ich den Schmöker sehr lesenswert, deshalb volle 5 Sterne.

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review 2020-08-08 13:33
Review: The Poet X
The Poet X - Elizabeth Acevedo

Talk about a wild ride! 10-out-of-10, will listen again! This was amazing. The story was sad and heart-wrenching, yet hopeful. This made me cry.

 

Xiomara is a teenage girl trying to navigate life with so many things pulling her in different directions. It spoke to so many teenagers living similar lives. There are parents who try to live their lives through their children, parents, who think they're doing what is best for their children, but are actually putting them in cages to live the lives they want for them rather than letting their child just live, forcing instead of guiding. It was so sad and it upset me so much as a parent. The ending was hopeful, because the family as a whole sought outside help to deal with their issues, which so many families need to do, but do not. It gave me hope that while things would never be perfect, they could get better.

 

I am so very glad that I bought the audibook version of this book, because hearing the author's words, in her own voice made it more powerful and profound for me. This was excellent and I look forward to reading/hearing more from the author.

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text 2020-07-17 00:46
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review 2020-06-21 09:04
Dating Disaster with a Billionaire (Blue Ridge Mountain Billionaires) by: Elizabeth Lynx
Dating Disaster with a Billionaire (Blue Ridge Mountain Billionaires) - Elizabeth Lynx

 

 

 

Dating Disaster with a Billionaire by Elizabeth Lynx

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Lynx makes sure that there's a reason to smile waiting inside of every story that she writes. From humorous to emotional, Dating Disaster with a Billionaire pulls out all the stops when it comes to taking control of your heart. Love proves itself to be a charmer and then some. Temptation is only a bookshelf away.



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