♥ On The Other Side – Book Review ♥

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“You were my single greatest adventure.”

Title: On The Other Side
Author: Carrie Hope Fletcher
Published: July 14th 2016 by Little Brown and Company
Genre: Romance, Fiction, Fantasy
Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3 Stars)

Synopsis (from goodreads):
A love story like no other, this is the debut novel from Carrie Hope Fletcher, author of the Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller All I Know Now.

Evie Snow is eighty-two when she quietly passes away in her sleep, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. It’s the way most people wish to leave the world but when Evie reaches the door of her own private heaven, she finds that she’s become her twenty-seven-year-old self and the door won’t open.

Evie’s soul must be light enough to pass through so she needs to get rid of whatever is making her soul heavy. For Evie, this means unburdening herself of the three secrets that have weighed her down for over fifty years, so she must find a way to reveal them before it’s too late. As Evie begins the journey of a lifetime, she learns more about life and love than she ever thought possible, and somehow , some way, she may also find her way back to her long lost love . . .

On the Other Side will transport you to a world that is impossible to forget. Powerful, magical and utterly romantic, this is a love story like no other from everyone’s favourite ‘big sister’, Carrie Hope Fletcher.


I’m going to start off by saying that I really wanted to love this book. I heard so many good things about it and all of my friends loved it and as I was able to read it for class I was really excited, but in the end I was a bit disappointed by the book.

First of all, the main characters were described to look and act like Carrie and her boyfriend, which threw me off a bit, since I always needed to think about both of them and not ‘Evie’ (the main character) and ‘Vincent’ (the mysterious violinist).
Also both of them were near to being perfect, which annoyed me, since there was no depth to the characters. I want them to have flaws. I want them to be HUMAN.

What I really was excited for in this book was the part that Carrie included LGBTQ+ characters in the book, but as I read the book it felt like she only added them for diversity, since their sexuality didn’t really add up for the plot.

Something I also didn’t like was the magical realism, it was just too confusing for me, especially at the end since I didn’t understand what was going on. I understand that Carrie wanted to add it due to metaphores, but in my oppinion it just made it really confusing.

What I really liked about the book was the fluffy romance between the two main characters. They both were just so cute together and I shipped them so much.

The idea for the book and the plot were really interesting to read as well, since it was something I have never read before in my life.

Something I absolutely loved was the writing style of Carrie! It was really easy and fast to read, except at the end where it got confusing, even for someone that doesn’t have English as their mother tongue.

All in all the book wasn’t bad, but it also wasn’t great. I would recommend it to people who understand and like magicla realism and are searching for a fluffy quick read.

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♥ Gem Nation – Herz Aus Diamant – Book Review ♥

This book is in German so this will be a German review.

 

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“Selbst die kleinste Flamme spendet Wärme.
Bis zum Schluss.
Und bevor sie erlischt,
kann sie ein neues Feuer entfachen.”

 

Titel: Gem Nation – Herz Aus Diamant
Author: Emma K. Sterlings
Erscheinungsdatum: Anfang/Mitte Juni 2018
Genre: Jugendbuch, Fantasy, Dystopie
Bewertung: ★★★★★ (5 Sterne)

Inhaltsangabe:

Gwyn lebt in einer geteilten Welt. Ein Großteil der Menschen hat die Erde verlassen, die nun überwiegend von der Gem Nation, der “Edelstein Nation”, bewohnt wird. Doch auch die Zirkoner – grausame und seelenlose Geschöpfe – treiben ihr Unwesen in der neuen Welt und jagen die Gem Men, um an ihre Herzen zu gelangen.
Als der kleine Bruder ihrer besten Freundin verschwindet, macht sich Gwyn auf die Suche nach ihm und gerät in ein Abenteuer, das alles verändert.


 

Ich habe dieses Buch zum Testlesen im April bekommen und habe mich nach den ersten paar Seiten total in das Buch und die Story verliebt. ♥
Gem Nation – Herz Aus Diamant, ist das erste Buch einer Autorin, die selber in der Bookstagramm-Community ist und ich sie dadurch auch kennen lernen durfte!

Ich liebe den Schreibstil von Emma K. Sterlings, da ihre Beschreibungen so wunderschön waren und ich beim lesen sogar vergas, dass ich gerade ein Buch lese und mir alles wie ein Film vorkam und ehe ich es wusste, hatte ich schon 100 Seiten gelesen.

Die Geschichte und die Charaktere in diesem Buch waren mit so viel Liebe zum Detail beschrieben und ich konnte es gar nicht fassen, dass dies ihr erstes Buch gewesen sein sollte!
Es war sehr interessant über die Gem Nation zu lesen und ich wollte immer mehr und immer mehr über sie herausfinden, da sie etwas waren, über das ich noch nie in meinem Leben gehört habe und ich die Idee sehr faszinierend fand.

Die Charaktere in der Geschichte wurden sehr gut beschrieben und man konnte sich sehr leicht in die Haut von der Protagonistin, Gwyn, hineinversetzen und auch mit ihr mitfühlen.
Ich finde Gwyn sehr sympatisch und ich liebe es auch, wie sie ihre Meinung vertritt und vor nichts zurückschreckt.

Die Geschichte in dem Buch ist von den ersten an Seiten fesselnd und sehr spannend und man will immer mehr und mehr erfahren. Zu keinem Zeitpunkt fand ich die Geschichte hervorsehrbar oder langweilig.

Im Großen und Ganzen habe ich dieses Buch einfach nur geliebt! Es war eines der besten Bücher, welches ich dieses Jahr überhaupt gelesen habe, und ich bin sehr glücklich, dass ich es zum Testlesen bekommen habe!
Wenn dieses Buch veröffentlicht wird MUSS ich es mir kaufen und ich hoffe, dass der nächste Teil bald folgen wird, da ich es nicht mehr abwarten kann!

Ich würde jedem dieses Buch ans Herz legen, der Fantasy liebt und auf der Suche nach einer sehr guten Geschichte ist! ♥

♥ Whisper – Book Review ♥

This book is in German so this will be a German review.

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Ich hasse, hasse, hasse ihn! Er nimmt
mich mit in dieses Haus wie etwas, das
ins Gepäck gehört, nicht, weil es schön
ist, sondern, weil es mitmuss, ein not-
wendiges Ubel wie ein sperriger Regen-
schirm. Notwendig bin ich nicht, aber ein
Übel werde ich sein, darauf kann er Gift
nehmen.

                                                                           Eliza, 3. Juli 1975

 

Titel: Whisper
Author: Isabel Abedi
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2005 bei Arena Verlag
Genre: Jugendbuch, Mystery, Thriller
Bewertung: ★★★★☆ (4,5 Sterne)

Inhaltsangabe:

Eine unwirkliche stille liegt über Whisper, dem alten Haus, in dem Noa ihre Ferien verbringen soll. Das alte Gebäude birgt ein Geheimnis, über das niemand im Dorf spricht. Furcht und neugierige Erwartung führen Noa immer tiefer auf die Spur eines rätselhaften Verbrechens. Gemeinsam mit David nähert sich Noa der Wahrheit eines nie geklärten Mordes …


Ich habe dieses Buch in meiner kleinen Bücherei gefunden und da ich das Cover sehr interessant fand, habe ich es gleich mitgenommen. Ich habe noch nie von diesem Buch gehört, hatte deswegen auch keine großen Erwartungen daran, aber nachdem ich das Buch gelesen habe, war ich geflasht. Ich habe mich so sehr in dieses Buch verliebt, da ich die Geschichte und Charaktere sehr gemocht habe.
Die Liebesgeschichte zwischen Noa und David war manchmal ein bisschen klischeehaft, zum Beispiel, dass sie sich gleich in ihn verliebt hatte als sie ihn sah. Trotzdem fand ich die Beziehung zwischen den beiden sehr süß und man konnte mitverfolgen wie sie sich durch das ganze Buch aufgebaut hat.
Ich fand es sehr gut, dass immer am Anfang jedes Kapitels ein kleiner Auszug aus Elizas Tagebuch zu finden war und ungefähr voraus sagte, was in diesem Kapitel passieren würde oder auf welche Charaktere die Protagonistin treffen würde.
Was ich mir in diesem Buch gewünscht hätte wäre, dass es sicht mehr um Elizas Geschichte drehte, als um die Liebesgeschichte von Noa und David.
Das einzige, dass mich bei dem Buch extremst aufregte war, dass sie immer bei ‘dem Spiel’ die Finger weggezogen haben, was normalerweise schlimme Auswirkungen haben könnte.

Im Großen und Ganzen war dieses Buch sehr spannend und interessant. Ich würde es jedem der ein Interesse an Mystery und Thriller hat, sehr ans Herz legen.

♥ October TBR ♥

I know that this is a little bit late, but I was really stressed the last week since I started working ;;

This month I probably won’t read as much as I would want to, so that’s why I only picked up 3 books for my TBR. Maybe I’ll add some later on!

Whisper by Isabel Abedi

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Synopsis: (only found it in German)

Eine unwirkliche Stille liegt über Whisper, dem alten Haus, drückend und gefährlich. Als Noa es das erste Mal betritt, ist sie gleichermaßen ergriffen von Furcht und neugieriger Erwartung. Doch niemand außer ihr scheint zu spüren, dass das alte Gebäude ein lang gehütetes Geheimnis birgt …
Nicht nur von einem geheimnisvollen Haus, auch von einem nie geklärten Mord, von menschlichen Leidenschaften und einer großen Liebe erzählt Isabel Abedi in “Whisper”. Meisterhaft versteht es die Erfolgsautorin ihre Leser in eine mysteriöse, kaum auszuhaltende Spannung zu versetzen. Nicht ohne Grund ist “Whisper” für den Deutschen Jugendliteraturpreis nominiert und von der Presse hoch gelobt worden. Ein ungewöhnliches und großartiges Buch.
(@Goodreads)

 

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

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Synopsis:

Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege, stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life.

Against her stern father’s wishes and society’s expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle’s laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine. When her work on a string of savagely killed corpses drags Audrey into the investigation of a serial murderer, her search for answers brings her close to her own sheltered world.
(@Goodreads)

 

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

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Synopsis:

Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy’s bidding but only for a terrible price.

Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, #1 New York Times–bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love.

Perfect for new readers and dedicated fans, these tales will transport you to lands both familiar and strange—to a fully realized world of dangerous magic that millions have visited through the novels of the Grishaverse.

This collection of six stories includes three brand-new tales, all of them lavishly illustrated with art that changes with each turn of the page, culminating in six stunning full-spread illustrations as rich in detail as the stories themselves.
(@Goodreads)

 

I really hope that I get to finish all of those books in this month! ♥
If you want you can tell/link me your October TBR! I would love to know what you’ll be reading this month! ♥

♥ The Darkness Part: 1 ♥

It was finally the last day of school for Charlie Collins, a 16-year-old girl with long brown curly hair and bright blue eyes. Her skin was as pale as a sheet of paper and because of that, her freckles were much more noticeable in summer. The girl hated her freckles since she thought of them as an imperfection on her face even though her friends were jealous of her having them, which she couldn’t understand. But besides freckles, she loved everything about her life. Charlie had really nice friends that liked her how she is and a really nice family that loved her. She also had good grades without even learning for an exam, which made her school life pretty easy. Charlie’s life was just perfect but sometimes it also appeared as too perfect.

As the 16-year-old arrived at her school, she never expected that this would be the last day. The year went by so fast that she thought that only a few months have passed. Charlie’s school was really modern on the outside, but on the inside, it was just plain white. Sometimes it reminded Charlie of a prison because it was too plain if there wouldn’t be colourful posters made by students hanging around the walls.
The whole school was filled with happy giggles and laughter since it was the last time they would see these corridors and classrooms for a very long time. There also was only one hour parting them from two months of awesome holidays.
But it was also the last day some people saw their friends for a long time because they would move away or fly on a holiday to another country. Because of that also some tears were shed.

As Charlie went inside the classroom Britney and Evelyn were already waiting for her. All of them hugged each other once they saw the 16-year-old come in.
As they let go of her Evelyn asked what they would do throughout their holidays.
‘I’m going to fly to London.’, said Britney happily. It was the favourite city of her best friend, so Charlie felt really happy for her to finally being able to visit the city of her dreams.
‘I’m just going to stay at home. My family and I didn’t really think of something specific to do in my summer break.’, said Charlie. She was really happy about staying at home, it was cheaper and she could be as lazy as she wanted to, even though her mother didn’t really approve of it.
Evelyn told them that she would go to Tokyo, which was very exciting for her since she was learning Japanese for a few years and now she would have the chance to finally being able to use it.

The girls talked and giggled until the teacher came smiling inside the class. It didn’t take a long time until everyone in the class was silent since they knew that the faster they would stop talking, the faster they could go home and enjoy their free time. ‘So, it’s the last day of this school year! I hope you had a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to seeing you next year again!’

After Charlie’s last day of school finally was over, the girl happily ran outside of the building and jumped around while she was waiting for her friends to come out, which were slower at leaving school compared to her. Maybe they would want to do something later on, which she hoped since she still wanted to spend some time with them before they flew away to London and Tokyo.
It was a long time ago that Charlie was feeling free. Free of her school, free of her stress, free of … everything! Now she could be lazy for two months and nobody would care. Maybe she would finally have some time to read some books that were still untouched from the day she bought them or finally play the video games she got on her birthday.

It took her friends a really long time to come out of the school which started to worry the girl. Charlie still waited for some minutes, but as they still didn’t come out, which was really confusing and scary for her, she went inside again and started looking out for them, hoping that nothing bad would have happened to them. But maybe she was just making up Horror scenarios in her head and both of them just went home and Charlie didn’t realise it.
Minutes passed but there was still no sign of her friends. ‘Where could they be?’, she asked herself while she walked through the white and cold corridors which looked more creepy now that nobody was there. The brown haired girl checked every single corner for them and even after she went through the whole school and checked every classroom, her friends were nowhere to be found.
Charlie got really scared and worried about them and hoped that nothing bad happened to them. Maybe they just went home before her and she hoped that she was right, because they left the classroom right before her because she needed some time for herself.

As Charlie wanted to continue walking the corridor, to go home, she couldn’t. It felt like a wall was right in front of her, even though the corridor went on. It was like in some sort of game where you couldn’t proceed because an invisible wall was stopping you, even though there was a whole new level behind it. The invisible wall felt cold just like it would be done out of metal.
Charlie knew that it was impossible to get through, but she still tried to break it. The loud banging noises were heard through the whole school, but Charlie didn’t care. She needed to get out of here. But it didn’t work, which frustrated her.

‘What is this? What is going on here?’, Charlie screamed through the whole corridor. ‘This can’t be real!’
Right after these words left her mouth, the whole corridor she was standing in started to disappear only to reveal a dark wall right in front of her, which she was kicking against. As the girl turned around she realised that she was standing in a lonely dark room with only a small lightbulb on the ceiling, which only lit up a small part of the room. There wasn’t any furniture to be found, only a dark door at the end of the room.

Panicked Charlie ran to the door and tried to open it but even if she used all her strength, the door didn’t budge. ‘What is wrong with this door?’
Charlie was really frustrated at the moment and didn’t really understand what was going on.

‘Is this all a dream?’

‘What is going on here?’, she said really silently and not even a second after that, a voice echoed in the room, which made Charlie jump up because it surprised her.
It was a deep and manly voice, with no emotions. It nearly sounded like a robot.

‘Congratulations for solving the first Level. Please continue on to the second Level.’

While the voice was talking, the girl tried to figure out where it came from, which was really hard to find. At an upper corner of the room, there was a small speaker where she suspected the voice to be coming from.

As the voice faded, the door opened on its own. Behind the door was a lit up corridor, which made Charlie feel really uncomfortable. As she looked outside longer she could see that even more doors were in that hallway. ‘Maybe I’m not the only one here.’
Because she still wasn’t ready to go outside of the room, Charlie stayed inside and sat down in a corner. The girl just needed some time for herself and to collect her thoughts.

‘What is going on here? Where am I? Was my whole life just a … simulation?’

 

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Thank you for reading the first Chapter! ♥

 

I hope that you liked the first Chapter of my book! ♥
Please leave a comment of how you liked it ♥

♥ The Darkness Part: 0 ♥

The Darkness is a game. A game that only chosen ones can survive.

The Darkness is watching and following you until it comes and gets you.
There’s no way out other than following the rules. If you choose to go against the rules, death awaits you.

You’ll probably never get out alive. Because the only thing that The Darkness wants is to kill.

You will never know if maybe next time, you’re going to be the next one.

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Hello! ♥
So I wanted to start uploading my Book here besides on Wattpad and Tumblr! ♥
This book is just for fun and I’m sorry if the grammar or punctuation will be wrong! English is not my mother-tongue, but I really enjoy to write in English!
Feel free to comment anything that I could do better or any ideas you would want to have built in! ♥

I will try to upload a chapter each week on Fridays, but it might be sometimes that I won’t make it since I sometimes get stuck with writing a chapter! ♥

I hope that you still will have fun to read my book! ♥

♥ The Blogger Recognition Award ♥

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I’ve got nominated for The Blogger Recognition Award by @bookbloggingforfun please follow her! She’s a really nice person and a really good friend! ♥

The rules:


* Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
* Write a post to show your award.
* Give a brief story of how your blog started.
* Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers.
* Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
* Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them & provide the link to the post you created.

How my blog started:

I created my Blog some weeks after I made my account on Instagram to share my hobby with other people and also to find friends with the same interests as me. ♥
This Blog got actually created because I really love to read or watch reviews, so I thought to myself ‘Hey, why don’t I just try it myself?’ and now I’m here and I really love my small blog! ♥

Advice to New Bloggers:

I’m still new to blogging so I don’t really have any big advice except

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♥ Be yourself and don’t let anyone get you down just because you have a different opinion about a book.

And Now for My Nominations:

I don’t really know whom to nominate since I barely know anyone on this website. So if you would like to do this, feel free to feel yourself nominated! ♥