Freitag, 28. Juli 2017

The Raven King (Quotes)

The Raven King

“But trusting someone and confiding in them are not the same thing.” – Adam
“’I suppose … she makes me quiet.’” – Gansey
“’How do I know I love her? Because I can sleep after I talk to her.’” – Gansey
“Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit.” („… and perhaps it will please (us) one day to remember these things)
“Wanting to live, but accepting death to save others: that was courage.”
“His feelings for Adam were an oil spill; he’d let them overflow and now there wasn’t a damn place in the ocean that wouldn’t catch fire if he dropped a match.”
“He was a book, and eh was holding his final pages, and he wanted to get to the end to find out how it went, and he didn’t want it to be over.”
“Adam smiled cheerily. Ronan would start wars and burn cities for that true smile, elastic and amiable.”
“The head is too wise. The heart is all fire.”
“’No homework. I got suspended,’ Blue replied.
‘Get the fuck out,” Ronan said, but with admiration. ‘Sargent, you asshole.’
Blue reluctantly allowed him to bump fists with her as Gansey eyed her meaningfully in the rear-view mirror.
Adam swivelled the other way in his seat – to the right, instead of to the left, so that he was peering around the far side of the headrest. It made him look as if he were hiding, but Blue knew it was just because it turned his hearing ear instead of his deaf ear towards them. ‘For what?’
‘Emptying another student’s backpack over his car. I don’t really want to talk about it.’
‘I do,’ Ronan said.
‘Well, I don’t. I’m not proud of it.’
Ronan patted her leg. ‘I’ll be proud for you.’
“’To think you could have been dreaming the cure for cancer,’ Blue said.
‘Look, Sargent,’ Ronan retorted, ‘I was gonna dream you some eye cream last night since clearly modern medicine’s doing jack shit for you, but I nearly had my ass handed to me by a death snake from the fourth circle of dream hell, so you’re welcome.’
Blue was appropriately touched. ‘Ah, thanks, man.’
‘No problem, bro.’”
“Making Ronan Lynch smile felt as charged as making a bargain with Cabeswater. These were not forces to play with.” – Adam
“’I don’t care to be pretty,’ Blue shot back hotly, ‘I care to look on the outside like I look on the inside.’”
“’Where the hell is Ronan?’ Gansey asked, echoing the words that thousands of humans had uttered since mankind developed speech.”
“I’m not asking him to stay, Ronan thought. Only to come back.”
“And here was Ronan, like a heart attack that never stopped.” – Adam
“’Trees in your eyes. Stars in your heart.’”
“Adam lived in an apartment located above the office of St. Agnes Catholic Church, a fortuitous combination that focused most of the objects of Ronan’s worship into one downtown block.”
“The ocean burned.” (just … omg)
“’Wake up, you bastard," he said. ‘You fucker. I can't believe that you would ...’
And he began to cry.”
“The choice was death or hurting Adam, which wasn’t much of a choice at all.”
“‘I thought I was hallucinating,’ Adam said, next to the lockers, an announcement droning on over the hall speakers. ‘Ronan Lynch in the halls of Aglionby.’
Ronan slammed his locker. He had not put anything in it and had no reason to open or close it, but he liked the satisfying bang of the metal down the hall, the way it drowned out the announcements. He did it again for good measure. ‘Is this a real conversation, Parrish?’
Adam didn’t bother to reply. He merely exchanged three textbooks for his gym hoodie.
Ronan wrenched his tie loose. ‘You working after school?’
‘With a dreamer.’
He held Ronan’s gaze over his locker door.
School had improved.
Adam gently closed his locker. ‘I’m done at four thirty. If you’re up for brainstorming some repair of your dream forest. Unless you have homework.’
‘Asshole,’ Ronan said.
Adam smiled cheerily. Ronan would start wars and burn cities for that true smile, elastic and amiable.” (yep, I wrote the last part already, but MAN this scene is everything)
“The better he got to know her, the more it felt like he did when he was swimming. There stopped being dissonant versions of him. There was only Gansey, now, now, now.”
“If you can't be unafraid, be afraid and happy.” – Henry
“There are fates worse than death.”
“You can’t compare one person’s coping capacity to another, hon.”
“They were young and loud and triumphant, and the Kings of Henrietta.”


So that’s it for the TRC MONTH! And guys, I literally teared up while writing those again. Some of them are copied from Goodreads, but others are typed up. These quotes make me want to read this series a THIRD time … I’m a mess … bye – lots of love

Mittwoch, 26. Juli 2017

The Unpopular Opinions Book Tag



Created by TheBookArcher
and I'm tagging you all!

A Popular Book or series that you didn't like.
- Still Illuminae and I really hope that is going to change & The Peculiar Children Trilogy … I read the first on, liked it but can’t bring myself to read the rest.
A Popular Book or series that everyone else seems to hate but you love.
- The Starcrossed Trilogy, I don’t know if people actually hate it or simply don’t know about it.
A Love Triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with (warn ppl for spoilers) OR an OTP that you don't like.
- I rarely read any love triangle so let’s talk about OTP I don’t like. I mean they aren’t really an OTP but people ship them and I don’t so – MOR & AZRIEL (ACOMAF/ACOWAR) … I really don’t just like I don’t ship LUCIEN&ELAIN, not yet at least.
A popular book Genre that you hardly reach for.
- Science Fiction. Can’t seem to get into it.
A popular or beloved character that you do not like.
- Adam Parrish … everyone seems to LOVE him, but I can’t, even if he is one of the main characters in my all-time favourite series. But I start disliking him less throughout the third and the fourth book.
A popular author that you can't seem to get into.
- Cassandra Clare … I read City of Bones and nope … no interest AT ALL but I would like to read TDA …
A popular book trope that you're tired of seeing. (examples "lost princess", corrupt ruler, love triangles, etc.)
- Especially in New Adult – women who are simply stupid and are acting senseless.
A popular series that you have no interest in reading.
- The Mortal Instruments.
The saying goes "The book is always better than the movie", but what movie or T.V. show adaptation do you prefer more than the book?
- Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern but not because the book wasn’t good, no. But because certain things were one differently and exactly the way I wanted it to happen in the book.

Sonntag, 23. Juli 2017

Rock my Dreams



Autor: Jamie Shaw
Titel: Rock my Dreams
Seitenanzahl: 473
Sprache: Deutsch
Genre: Romance/New Adult
Verlag: blanvalet
Originaltitel: Havoc
ISBN: 978-3-7341-0555-5
Bewertung: ★★★★

Inhalt

Wie es so schön heißt: Man kann sich seine Familie ja nicht aussuchen. So geht es auch Hailey Harper. Sie muss nämlich nicht nur das zickige und verwöhnte Verhalten ihrer Cousine ertragen, sondern auch noch tun was Danica sagt.
            Als diese sie dazu bringt auf das Konzert der berühmten Band The Last Ones to Know zu gehen, damit Danica ihre Highschool-Liebe Mike zurückgewinnen kann, nachdem sie ihn vor Jahren abserviert hatte, ist Hailey alles andere als begeistert. Doch Mike und Hailey lernen sich kennen. Er ist jemand, der sein Leben lang auf das eine Mädchen gewartet hat und nachdem er Hailey kennenlernt, wird ihm ziemlich schnell klar, dass dieses Mädchen nicht Danica sein kann, auch wenn er es lange Zeit dachte.
            Doch Hailey ist in einer Zwickmühle. Sie steht zwischen zwei Stühlen. Der Verwirklichung ihres lang ersehnten Traumes und Mike, dem einzigen Jungen der sie Funken spüren lässt.

Charaktere

Ich beginne einmal mit Mike … Mike ist mein Liebling. Ich habe Rock my Heart (also den ersten Teil) noch nicht gelesen, werde dies aber bald tun – allerdings habe ich den zweiten und den dritten Band verschlungen. Ich mochte Joel … fand auch Shawn süß ABER Mike ist derjenige in den ich mich verliebt hätte! Er ist kein „BadBoy“ und er tut auch nicht so als ob, was wiederum seinen Charme ausmacht. Ein wirklich gelungener Romanheld. Ehrlich, Loyal und jemand, der alles für seine Träume tut.
            Hailey ist neben Kit, derweil, meine Lieblingsheldin in dieser Reihe. Danica hingegen hätte ich am liebsten aus diesem Buch gekickt. Jedes Mal, wenn ich ihren Namen las, verengten sich meine Augen oder ich verdrehte sie. Fürchterliche Person, aber sie war nun mal essentiell für diese Geschichte.
            Es war toll zu sehen, wie auch die Charaktere der anderen Bände einbezogen wurden. Ich habe zwar auch einiges über Rowan und Adam gelesen, indem ich die anderen Teile gelesen habe, ABER dies war nur der Grund, weshalb ich den ersten Teil nun erst Recht lesen muss.

Autorin

Die Autorin Jamie Shaw hat bereits die ersten drei Teile dieser Reihe im Blanvalet Verlag veröffentlicht. Sie ist in South Cenral Pennsylvania aufgewachsen und hat einen Master-Abschluss in professionellem Schreiben.


Meinung & Empfehlung

Wie ich bereits erwähnt habe, habe ich den zweiten und dritten Teil bereits gelesen und war sehr zufrieden. Der Zweite war ziemlich gut, doch Dees Charakter hat mich in gewissen Situationen genervt. Der Dritte war zum dahinschmelzen, da ich Kit sehr mochte und fand das Shawn und sie perfekt zueinander passen. Und dann kam MIKE! Eindeutig mein Liebling.
Aber ich werde dennoch auch eine Rezension zum ersten Teil machen, sobald ich ihn gelesen habe und euch dann mitteilen, wer meine Lieblingsheldin und wer mein Lieblingsheld in dieser Reihe ist.
Lest den vierten Teil unbedingt! Ich gebe selten fünf Sterne für ein New Adult Buch. Eigentlich glaube ich, dass ich dies nur ein oder zweimal gemacht habe, aber DIESES ist es auf jeden Fall wert! Lest es und teilt mir eure Meinung mit!

Freitag, 21. Juli 2017

Blue Lily, Lily Blue (Quotes)

Blue Lily, Lily Blue

“Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only.” – Samuel Butter
“Lonesome means a state of being apart. Of being other. Alone-Some.”
“’How can you expect something to heal if you keep poking?’” – Persephone
“Nihil timeo. I fear nothing.”
“’You know what else is temporary? Life?’”
“Just because it tantrums doesn’t mean it’s more right than you.”
‘Don’t tell the others,’ Gansey said.
‘I’m dead,’ Noah replied, ‘not stupid.’”
“’I know when I’m awake and when I’m asleep.’
‘Do you?’
‘Maybe I dreamt you.’
‘Thanks for the straight teeth, then.’”
“Friendship of the unshakeable kind. Friendship you could swear on. That could be busted nearly to breaking and come back stronger than before.”
“I was here. I exist. I’m alive, because I bleed.”
“’You guys have a death list?’ Ronan broke in. ‘That is fucking dark. Am I on it?’ ‘Some days, I wish,’ Blue said.”
“’Do you her me, Cabeswater? You promised to keep me safe. Who are we to you? Nothing? If you let him die, that is not keeping me safe. Do you understand? If they die, I die, too.’” – Ronan

Mittwoch, 19. Juli 2017

The Ruler of the Books Tag


And again, no I haven't been tagged to do this, but I am still going to do it and so are you, 'cause hereby I'm tagging YOU! Love - tell me when your post is up, so I can read it and won't miss it.

Created by Ariel Bissett

If you were the Ruler of Books…
What book would you make everyone read?
- The Raven Boys (Maggie Stiefvater) or The Alchimist (Paulo Coelho), and for people with mental illnesses – Veronica decides to die by Paulo Coelho.
What would you abolish in book construction?
- hmm that’s a hard one … there are two books I totally despise – the third book of the After Series by Anna Todd and Crossed by Ally Condie.
What author would you commission to write you any book?
- Leigh Bardugo or Maggie Stiefvater, definitely
What book would you demote to the library basement to make room for new books?
- The whole horror and thriller genre. Bye bye.
What cover artist would you commission to make a mural?
- Chloe Foglia, Mark Brabant and Sarah Jane Coleman, who all designed the cover of Aristotle and Dante discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, which I absolutely adore.
What characters face would you put on a coin?
- Gansey’s face!
What book would you award the “Ruler of Books” 2017 Prize to?
- Either the Raven King or Crooked Kingdom.