am 26. September 2013
Es ist wunderschön zu verfolgen, wie alle Geschichten miteinander verwoben sind und doch jede für sich völlig allein steht.
Obwohl die Schnittpunkte alle Charaktere schon teilweise bekannt sind und man gerade hier im dritten Teil weiß wie es enden wird, vorausgesetzt, S.LS. und S.L.W. sind vom Leser schon vorher verschlungen worden, treten bei "Something Like Autumn" keine Wiederholungen auf.
Mit Jace betreten wir eine völlig neue Geschichte, neue Lebensläufe, Charaktere und deren Interaktionen, die so intensiv beschrieben sind, dass ich teilweise nach einigen sehr berührenden Kapiteln das Buch eine Zeit lang ignorieren musste, um wieder Fuß im realen Leben fassen zu können.
Eine Person, die in "S.L.S" nur andeutungsweise erscheint -Victor- , wird von Jay Bell in einer Plastizität dargestellt, die mich geradezu umgehauen und magisch gefesselt hat.
Damit wird dieser dritte Roman zu den intensivsten und umfangreichsten dieser Trilogie.
Vor die Wahl gestellt, hätte ich "Something Like Autumn" den anderen beiden Romanen vorangestellt und das nicht nur wegen Samson, der das Leben sämtlicher Protagonisten im Stillen begleitet und alle Personen, die einem so intensiv ans Herz wachsen, miteinander verbindet.
am 29. Dezember 2013
I loved this book up to 60%. And then I stopped to love it.
There are probably several things that went wrong for us, I mean me and the book.
◆ I have read recently Memorizing You by Dan Skinner and Superhero by Eli Easton that I LOVED A LOT. It won't be that easily to find a YA-book that can impress me as much as these both books.
◆ I don't know HOW important was for the plot to know the previous sequels. I've read that it could be read as a stand alone. I didn't have an impression I was missing something, not at all, but maybe it was important to feel more connected to the main characters.
◆ I've read a spoiler that was very important for the story BEFORE I was through the middle of the book. It was my fault but it ruined a surprise moment for me.
◆ The book was hard to put down, I wanted to know what would happen next, but it was more like the soap opera that you have watched long enough to keep your attention on it but that was not powerful enough to fall BADLY in love with it.
If you enjoy YA-Genre and first of all MM-YA-Genre I would recommend this book.
It could be your book of the year.
I can easily imagine it.
You should just give it a chance.
And I'd like to read more of Jay Bell.
That is for sure.
am 23. September 2014
The first two books in the series did a fine job, introducing and fleshing out two vibrant and vital characters. This book charts the history and development of the third essential part of the drama, Jace Holden. We learn what events formed him, and why he makes the decisions that he does. His years with Victor and Ben are two sides of the relationship coin which many of us have come to know, and which ultimately lead to us taking responsibility for our actions. The difference is that, later in life, Jace is better equipped to deal with the critical issues. Jay Bell captures the rabbit-in-the-headlights teenage years very well, and that makes Jace all the more personable in his adult years.
am 30. Dezember 2014
I really loved Jace the first time I "met" him in Something like Summer. Autumn is his story and I loved every word of it. Well, almost - I didn't want to reach the end because anyone having read Summer knew what was coming...but up to that last chapter, I laughed, giggled, smirked, frowned...you'll get the idea. Thank you once again, Jay Bell, for giving us this fantastic story. :-)