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Post by Serena on Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:46 pm


I can recommend it, altough I needed a little time to orient myself because of the two stories which seem to have nothing to do with each other. I'm a huge fan of dystopian stories like "Hard Boiled Wonderland und das Ende der Welt". Maybe you should borrow it from a library, then you won't be disappointed if you don't like it that much.
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Post by Patricia on Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:49 pm

Schainize wrote:What the heck...thats kind of...I don't know...sad?
But I can't say that I see the OOC on every level, you characterised Mephisto very well. Did I mention that he's my favorite character in the whole story? Very Happy

What is sad? Ah, Mephisto. He was my favorite character, too. I'm still wondering why but after a while I'm getting all lazy and stop thinking about it. If I don't know it right away I won't REALLY know it later anyway. Very Happy But, huh, yes, he's not OOC, but Gretchen torturing Faust? Would be Kick-Ass, but she's SO. NOT. Kick-Ass.

You know, some of my (mostly female) classmates said something like: Urr, Faust's a pedophile, he'd really deserve it to go to hell! He's such an asshole, getting her preggers! Blablabla. And when we talked about Hugh Heffner in philosophy? They all made faces. BUT most of them were reading Twilight, ALL of them saw the movie and again most of them LOVED Edward. WHERE THE FUCK IS HE ANY LESS CREEPY THEN FAUST OR HUGH? x___x

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Post by Serena on Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:55 pm


He isn't. Edward is just looking better and YOUNGER so they tend to forget that he is in fact over a hundred years older than Bella. Hugh Heffner is just...gross.
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Post by Patricia on Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:59 pm

And what about this stupid scene where he basically rubbed his nose against her like he had the flu? That was so awkward!

Okay, so .. um.. I'm going to calm down now.. xD

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Post by Serena on Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:05 pm

I'm no fan of Twilight, so I find it awkward. The whole series.
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Post by TracyTheOncer on Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:26 pm

Serena wrote:I'll think about it. I don't know if I want to start reading a series when I know that I probably won't like the later books. Grrr. Sometimes I really should stay clear of spoilers. Anyway, I've ordered two books and the pile next to my bed is growing to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. I need two extra hours added to my day!

I would still recommend it as a whole. The third book, Lover Awakened, is one of my absolute favorite books, as its very emotional & the hero is like a major headcase, lol. But the ending is soooo happy. =) Ummm, the first two weren't all that great, but they are readable. I liked Lover Avenged a lot too, which is a later book. They are all decent enough, except for this last one which was subpar. I would try the third one, then decide if you want to read the rest. You can still follow it, even though it's out of order, by reading a few synopsis of the first two.
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Post by Patricia on Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:30 pm

The second one was cute, too!

I loved this one scene where Butch said something like.. "Even Hollywoods feet were beautiful." And I loved how he loved Mary. How much he would sacrify for her.. soo awwwr *_*

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Post by TracyTheOncer on Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:33 pm

That is true....So yeah, maybe read the second one, then the third. ;-)
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Post by Patricia on Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:42 pm

How comes I almost always love the third book the best? Zsadist; Judd; before Eclipse's released: Eclipse, because I really thought the Twilight-mania would stop then..

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Post by TracyTheOncer on Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:47 pm

There's truth in that! Zsadist and Judd are both my favorites too. LOL, about the Twilight thing! I liked it when I read it (back in '05, before it was popular), but then it became popular & I started to not like it (as I didn't think it was good enough to be SO popular). Is that wrong of me? It's hard to explain...
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Post by Patricia on Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:06 pm

I know what you mean. I read it back then too and kinda liked it.. Much.. Okay, So I was about 14, I think I can forgive myself. But the more popular it became, the more I disliked it.. BUT I think I would've disliked it anyway, because afterall the story is.. stupid. The more books I read the more I noticed how.. weird the story truly was.

Which vampire would go to school? He doesn't NEED to go, why would he want to, after, what? Like 100 years going to schook everyday? More than that, why would Rosalie, who really doesn't seem to be the person who'd like to be around humans? And if they go to school to feel and look normal, why do they keep their distance? They would look more normal if they wouldn't go there at all.

Which vampire would fall for a girl like Bella? First thing: Her name. I liked Zsadists Bella. Because she had this strong character. But Edwards Bella? When I heard her name I thought about a British Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle. Mostly about their ears. I dunno..
Second: Her personality. Or the lack of it? I don't know. So yes, she loves everyone. Nice, I give her that. She's too stupid to walk and talk at a time. Soo attractive. She looks completely normal, does her homework, hates Maths and STILL gets B+/A-, etc pp. She reads books that are (almost) older than Edward. But what is there about her that would make someone fall for her? She's a victim, goddamnit! Ah, I see, he can't read her thoughts. Nice. All Sookie Stackhouse, that guy. (Withouth all the 'aints' and 'y'all's..)

Which vampire who claimed to love someone would leave this someone completely unprotected? I mean, seriously, I know it worked out for the plot, but Edward WOULD HAVE made sure she was safe. Some stupid cameras or whatever. But no. He left. Yay.

And then there's still this fucking scene where he rubbs his nose all over her like she's blowrag. MHE! Creepy!

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Post by TracyTheOncer on Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:19 pm

That's the thing with the series: It sparked my interest in PNR & other books in general. For that, I owe Stephanie Meyer. Before reading Twilight, I only read what I had to read in school (I actually didn't start Harry Potter until after Twilight for some reason....Otherwise, I'd be thanking her....HP is so much better, so I'd rather be thanking Rowling but whatever.). The books at my high school had no appeal for me. I think my favorite was A Tale of Two Cities and that was it. We only read the "classics" and never got to pick what we wanted to read for school.

Then, I was a sophomore in college and in Economics class (blah). I see my friend, a complete bookworm, reading Twilight. I'm all, "What's that about?" She's all, "It's about a girl who falls in love with a vampire. It's so romantic & good!" I'm thinking, "Sounds interesting." Side note: I loved watching Buffy growing up and had major unresolved issues regarding the whole Buffy & Angel thing....I'm thinking, "Hmmm, this book could fill my Buffy and Angel happy ending need, lol." And thus, I read it & history is what it is....However, once I started reading a lot more, I realized how flawed the writing is in comparison with other books. Nevertheless, it did fill some of my Buffy & Angel unrequited love void, lol.
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Post by Patricia on Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:37 pm

I could .. well, that's how it happened. The Buffy-thing. The no books before that. The Harry Potter thing.. The books afterwards.. Except one thing: I was still in high school. xD

Even now I 'like' The Host. But Twilight? No. Can't stand it anymore.

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Post by TracyTheOncer on Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:50 pm

You make me feel old Patricia. ;-)
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Post by Patricia on Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:30 am

I'm sorry grams, but you know what they say: As long as you keep the youth in your mind, you don't really age. Right? ;p

Truth is, it's easier to read books like KoS etc. when you're 18, 19 etc. than hm, 15. My teachers and classmates wouldn't get it and REALLY liked to say that it's not age-appropriate. The thing is: Why? There are thousands of things out there I cannot NOT see, why wouldn't I be able to read a book? It's so stupid.

Anyway, when you start talking to yourself (about the good old times, food or random things).. only THEN are you getting old (or shizophren[ic?, goddamnit]). Till then, don't worry. Very Happy

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Post by Serena on Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:52 am


I'm also a big fan of HP, but I never truly forgave J.K. for killing Sirius Black, because I couldn't see why his death was necessary for the story. In my opinion it wasn't and the way he died was just...lame. I mean, if he has to die, then it should be in style and not by falling through a stupid archway. Even if it's the archway of death.
I know, I'm ranting.

Argh, I'm often talking to myself....I think I should start to worry. Very Happy
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Post by Patricia on Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:18 am

I loved him but I think it was, considering his personality and history, a good way to go. First of all, Harry grew up. He saw so many people die, his parents are dead.. BUT he never knew those parents. It's not really a loss. Sirius was the one who could've been his father or at least godfather. And his death was like a sacrifice that made Harry see how cruel the world can get. I think the whole series is about loss, grief, pain etc. And how you have to handle with it. Also, if Harry had've kept his focus he would've been able to get this mirror-thing. This way he could've contacted Sirius. But what did he do yet again? Jump into the water, just like Sirius always did and what did it get him? A dead Sirius. Way to go, Harry.

The way he died. Well, again. He was a fighter, he jumped right into the water without checking out what's in there. And for him to fall through that thing? SUCH. IS. LIFE.
He was my fav character (well, I have some daddy-issues, you see..) but I think it was.. right.
Also, what would've happened if he lived longer? Might be the story wouldn't have worked out if he WAS alive.

Dunno if you read The Hollows by Kim Harrison but I always thought that if.. ah, no names.. um, so if this one character, lets call him Jim, if Jim would've survived, the story couldn't have been told, because a. it's about Rachel's lovelife plus b. they were perfect for eachother. There was no way for him to go out of her life that wasn't OOC. The only way was dying. Here you go Gerard Butler, Ugly Truth it is.

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Post by Serena on Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:42 am

Perhaps, but I'm still not quite convinced. I can deal with people dying when it's necessary for the story. Actually I hate it when authors let people survive who better died but in my opinion this wasn't the case with Sirius. I would've found it better if he died in the end. Ah, well it's no use ranting about it.
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Post by Patricia on Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:52 am

I'm not convinced either, even if I stated those things above. xD I can tolarate the fact that he died when he did, but I would've liked it much better if he didn't die. But then I'd also like to have a million €..

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Post by Serena on Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:01 pm

Yeah... a million ...dunno how to make that euro sign...would be nice. But I'd rather like to have functioning muscles and not those sore things I have now...Why the hell did I sign up for running a half-marathon???? I don't even have the excuse of being drunk when I did it, I seem to be insane.
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Post by Patricia on Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:26 pm

[ALT GR] + [E] if you're keyboard is on [DE]. =)

WHAT THE FUCK? Okay, lets move to the off topic topic, I really think you're insane right now xD

Books: Won two books by Sandra Brown via Goodreads. Smile They arrived yesterday.

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Post by MissRia on Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:59 am

Hey all, I'm new to the forum had to join for the KOS thread if I'm honest but am loving that this thread is here as well. Just finished reading lover Unleashed which left me so disappointed I was really looking forward to having a really strong well written female lead and I think we got
Let down. All the extra stuff with V and XCOR just detracted from the main story of which there was very little.

Also just finished darkest secret by gena show alter which was a little better but still felt very similar to other books in the series.

Started invincible yesterday but if I'm honest not really feeling it. The best book I have read recently has got to be shadow fever by kmm so for me KOS can not come soon enough, even Acheron didn't make me this crazy. Lol!!! Very Happy

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Post by Patricia on Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:06 am

Hey! Smile

Ah, hm, actually I think without them the book would've been worse. Very Happy I loved V's story and I think Xcor is an interesting addition, although I am dissappointed about the way he was introduced and hope Ward manages a way to make him more complex. Overall, the book really was an okay-read. Might have been a really good one if Payne would've been "more". She was too simple and actually bored me, where Manny, although his name is stupid and I decided to hate him when I started to book, is imho interesting and fresh.

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I liked how he didn't want to become a vampire (unlike Butch) and how he really thought that it wasn't something good to live forever or be healed by Payne again and again, because he has family, because he - after all - is human.

I read City of Fallen Angels yesterday and genuinly enjoyed the read. I think Clare did a good job and I was suprised to find myself liking Simon, whom I really didn't like before. But sometimes it felt like she .. what's the word, to overdo sth? to exaggerate? Dunno, but here's what I mean: Simon was always having thoughts while talking to others. Example: Clary and Simon're walking around a tree. (Yeah, so it's a stupid image, whatever) Clary: "Ey, yo Simon-bro! Wazzup?" Simon: "Nothing. Smile" but he thinks: "Oh, don't you go all gaaangsta on me?! And what do you think is up. It's just that I'm a vampire and have this frigging mark on my forehead - NOT SEXY - and I don't want to tell my mother about it and then there are those two sexy girls and I like both of them and and and.." I didn't like it for two reasons. 1st: He really should say those things. But then, might be the plot wouldn't have worked out the way it did. 2nd: It was annyoing after a while. I mean, I do think lots of things and don't say them, too.. Well, no, that was a lie, but still. I just think it was TOO much. Also too much was the way Clare portrayed Jace. He interacted a lot with Simon and since there were big parts written in Simons POV we get Jace's bitter and sarcastic attitude. Too much. In the prequels Jace was sarcastic, yes. And frankly I'm happy to see how different he is around Clary, BUT it was - again - too much. There was almost no question or sentence or answer that was NOT cynical.

What I really "enjoyed" was the major heart-ache I felt while reading the book. Call my a masochist but I really know that a book is good if it is so sad that I have to repeat the sentence "it's just a book" constantly. Frankly, I knew it wouldn't end toooooo bad because there still are two books to be published and we all do know that Clare loves to kill us slowly, which means the real bad news might come in the next book. Or maybe there won't be worse news? *begs*

I didn't like the Maja-character in CoG, but in CoFA she was.. cool. I liked her and I loved how her past came back to confront her with the truth. Also, Kyle was adorable, because while he had some Jace-characteristics, he was a nice guy. Loved him and can't wait to read more!
Iz was.. wow. I actually liked her already, but in this book there were some new sides I didn't know of and jeez, she's one tough girl! I won't even mention Magnus and Alec. The whole immortal-thing is giving me a headache and make me sad. Sad Want to know how that works out. If that works out.. Sad *cries*

The end was.. damn. Out of words, I really didn't saw THAT coming and everyone here, read the book, read the series. No, there is no graphic sex, but sensuality still and I swear, everyone who has a heart will fall for Jace. =)


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Post by Serena on Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:09 am


I've ordered City of Fallen Angels yesterday. After reading your recommendation I really hope I get it soon.
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Post by Patricia on Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:17 am

I wanted to write you a PM, but it doesn't work Sad Can you write me an email? urbanreading ät hotmail dôt de

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