After – Anna Todd

You know when a book is hyped so much that you just roll your eyes and leave it be? Yeah? That’s probably one of those reasons, why I was late to the After – party. Next to that, One Direction isn’t exactly my kind of band but then again, 1 billion reads on Wattpad cannot like, or can they?

Like mentioned before, I was ignoring that book for a long time, but now I gave in and finally jumped onto the train. My thought on the book will follow in this review, so please read on! You can find my German review here.

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Title: After (After #1)
Author: Anna Todd
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Pages: 582
Publisher: Gallery Books
Published: 21st of October, 2014
Rating: 3 Stars

 

 

 

 

Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way.But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos, and lip ring, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to.

But he’s also rude—to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessa should hate Hardin. And she does—until she finds herself alone with him in his room. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she’s never known before.

He’ll call her beautiful, then insist he isn’t the one for her and disappear again and again. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies. He pushes her away again and again, yet every time she pushes back, he only pulls her in deeper.

Tessa already has the perfect boyfriend. So why is she trying so hard to overcome her own hurt pride and Hardin’s prejudice about nice girls like her?

Unless…could this be love?

Now newly revised and expanded, Anna Todd’s After fanfiction racked up 1 billion reads online and captivated readers across the globe. Experience the Internet’s most talked-about book for yourself!

There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything AFTER … Life will never be the same.

First of all, I have to say that I don’t get the hype! The book isn’t bad, but then again, it’s nothing too special either. It’s the regular new adult college book.

!!!This review may include spoilers!!!

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After Passion – Anna Todd

Zuerst einmal möchte ich ganz herzlich Heyne (Randomhouse) für die Bereitstellung des Rezenionsexpemplar danken.

Kennst ihr das, wenn ein Buch so sehr gehypt wird, dass man es ganz bewusst meidet? Ich glaube das war einer der Gründe, wieso ich After Passion erst jetzt gelesen habe. Zudem hatte ich gehört, dass es irgendwie um One Direction geht und das ist ja nun wirklich keine Band, welche ich höre, aber 1 Milliarde Aufrufe könne am Ende ja eigentlich doch nicht lügen, oder etwa doch?

Wie bereits erwähnt habe ich das Buch lange Zeit ignoriert, aber mich am Ende doch entschieden, es zu lesen. Nachfolgend findet ihr nun meine Meinung zum dem Buch. Ich habe sowohl die Englische als auch Deutsche Ausgabe gelesen, weil ich es immer interessant finde, wie Bücher übersetzt werden und wieviel vom dem Gefühl aus der Originalsprache mitgenommen werden. Zum englischen Review geht’s hier entlang…

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Titel: After Passion (After #1)
Autor: Anna Todd
Genre: New Adut, Romanze
Verlag: Heyne Taschenbuch
Seitenanzahl: 704
Veröffentlicht: 9. Februar 2016
Preis: 12,99€
Bewertung: 3 Sterne

 

 

 

 

Life will never be the same …

Tessa Young ist attraktiv und klug. Und sie ist ein Good Girl. An ihrem ersten Tag an der Washington Central University trifft sie Hardin Scott. Er ist unverschämt und unberechenbar. Er ist ein Bad Guy. Er ist genau das Gegenteil von dem, was Tessa sich für ihr Leben wünscht. Und er ist sexy, gutaussehend und zieht Tessa magisch an. Sie kann nicht anders. Sie muss ihn einfach lieben. Und sie wird nie wieder die sein, die sie einmal war.

!!!Dieser Review kann Spoiler enthalten!!!

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September Wrap-Up, Currently reading & October tbr

My god, how can it be October already? To where did this month vanish? It’s horrible that time passes so quickly.

Well, over September was a pretty OK reading month. I read 5 books all together and that’s a good amount of books I’d say.

Reviews:

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5 Stars

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Queen of ShadowsSarah J. Maas 
Review on my blog.

All The Light We Cannot SeeAnthony Doerr 
Review on my blog.

Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) – J.K. Rowling 

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4 STARS

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The Young ElitesMarie Lu 

All Of The AboveJames Dawson 

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Pulled Under – Sarah Darlington

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000035_00028]Title: Pulled Under (Kill Devil Hills #3)
Author: Sarah Darlington 
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Pages: 131
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: September 1st, 2015
Rating: 4 STARS
Buy: Amazon

Synopsis*:

man-child. noun.
: a grown man who is very immature, therefor considered a man-child

manwhore. noun.
: a promiscuous man who has no regard for his sexual partners or the emotional value of his relationships

Rhett Morgan couldn’t have been more wrong for me. The guy drank beer in the shower, for crying out loud. He had no prospects for the future, had slept with half the women in our beach town of Kill Devil Hills, and had no desire to change his manwhore ways.

And when Ben Turner, the guy I had loved from afar for the past four years, died and I couldn’t get over his death, I desperately needed a distraction. A distraction like Rhett. So I used him for a one-night stand. Because, after all, that’s the only thing a guy like Rhett is good for…right?

The arc was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

!!!THIS REVIEW INCLUDES SPOILERS!!!

(It’s recommended to only read on if you have read the 2 other books prior to that!)

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July Book Haul & August TBR

Yeah…I admit it, I have gone totally crazy in July… But to my defense, my local bookstore dealer had discount so I just couldn’t resist. Some books were as cheap as 1€ and some even free. Yay!

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