- Gebundene Ausgabe: 336 Seiten
- Verlag: Dial Books (14. August 2014)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0803740476
- ISBN-13: 978-0803740471
- Vom Hersteller empfohlenes Alter: Ab 12 Jahren
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 14,6 x 2,8 x 21,6 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 403.644 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
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"The faded opulence of the setting is an ideal backdrop for this lushly atmospheric gothic thriller . . . Darkly romantic and evocative."—Kirkus
"The lush and polished prose, eerie locales, and pervading sense of dark unease are just as engrossing as they were in the first installment. . . .The twists, secrets, and Redding-brand mayhem make this a worthy successor."—School Library Journal
"Horror and romance blend seamlessly in Tucholke's distinctive prose. . . .[T]hose already captured by Tucholke's previous installment will not want to put this one down."—VOYA
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April Genevieve Tucholke digs classic movies, redheaded villains, big kitchens, and discussing murder at the dinner table. She and her husband--a librarian, former rare-book dealer, and journalist--live in Oregon. Between the Spark and the Burn is her second novel.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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Das Buch startet mit wenigen Erklärungen zu den Ereignissen aus Band eins. Diese werden zwar öfters angedeutet, aber nie wirklich erklärt. Violet ist zu Beginn ganz anders als ich sie bisher kannte. Sie scheint das Warten nicht mehr auszuhalten und hat leicht depressive Stimmungsschwankungen. Dabei kam sie mir wie ein Teenager mit Liebeskummer vor, was ich etwas schade fand, da ich sie viel willensstärker in Erinnerung hatte. Doch dann machen sie sich auf ihre Suche und es kommt Spannung auf. Die Geschichte konnte mich von da an wieder fesseln, wenn ich auch von dem Schreibstil nicht so ganz überzeugt war. Es wurden immer wieder Wiederholungen genutzt um etwas zu verdeutlichen (z.B. ...and we were gone, gone, gone.). Ich fand diese überflüssig und habe lange gebraucht mich daran zu gewöhnen. Zudem wurden Beschreibungen zu Wörtern umfunktioniert. Auch der Erzählstil war nicht ganz einfach, da Violets Gedanken und Träume übergangslos mit der Realität vermischt werden und vieles nur über Andeutungen gesagt wird. Dadurch hatte das Buch eine melancholischere Stimmung, die Romanze trat in den Hintergrund, manches war schon Richtung Horrorgeschichte und eine gewisse Hoffnungslosigkeit zieht sich durch die Erzählung. Trotz des zähen Schreibstils konnte mich die Geschichte wieder in ihren Band ziehen und ich habe das Buch in einem durch gelesen. Das Ende ließ einiges offen und lässt auf einen weiteren Band vermuten.
First of all, what I liked: I liked the trip all in all, it was a nice change for the books to have different places and I really liked Inn's End and the Island. I liked Finch (even if he was ruined by Broodie-.-) and I liked of cource the shoking peak where you find out that Broodie had been Flinch all those days. I liked as well the creepy parts that were in the first book as well, so the books have the same atmosphere and I really liked that. I liked Freddis diary, even if I wish there would have been more.
Well. why 3 stars then?
Well, River wasn't really himself, so I missed this charming and mysterious side of him and his sea-king-behavior really annoyed me after some time. So the whole River-charm was completley gone and I started to pity River, but I stopped actually liking him, so thats the first star.
The second star goes to the whole Neely-Vi thing going on. Its again such a clishée for me, this nesessity to put a love triangle in such a book, it would have been better off without it, really, to actually show its uniqueness a little more. It kind of ruined the whole thing for me, everytime I read hints about Neely and Vi I was really annoyed by it and it kind of seemed forced and uncomfortable for me. this(, and that the author ruined flinch for me because of the broodie-thing) is the reason for the second star gone.
All in all, like the first one, but with slight chances, that are mostly pleasant. If you liked the creepy atmosthere and the sudden peak then you will enjoy the second one just as much as the fist one.
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The scene where we are introduced to Pine. I SWEAR, I have read/watched that scene before. Was it, an old episode of X-files, or some crime drama or paranormal show or movie from Chiller? I can't place it but its so familiar and its one the tip of my tongue and I can't place it.
This book was just all over the place, like she couldn't decide what direction she wanted it to go. Her "twist" toward the end. Ya, saw that coming a mile away. Did not like this one at all. While I still loved the first one and recommend it to people to read, this one is terrible.
Luke and Sunshine still annoyed me and now there was a new character to add to my hate list. This series confuses me so much but I couldn't stop myself from reading more. Violet annoyed me in this book because I hated how she did Neely. Look if you want to be with him then be with him but don't kiss him and then turn around and spoon his brother. That's just wrong.
There are some unanswered questions and I don't like when books leave stones unturned like that. I wish there was another book just so maybe those questions can be answered but they probably wouldn't. It would just leave a new list of questions and more characters to hate.
I’m no fan of horror or anything scary, far from it, but I was really fascinated by the first book in this two-book series. It managed to lure me in with gorgeous prose, a simple yet compelling plot and creepiness galore. There was no question on if I would take on the second one or not.
From the picturesque and the abandoned grandness of Citizen Kane, the characters are off on a road trip through one uncanny and mysterious town to another in search of River and the diabolical Brodie. With clues where to look for next coming from a supernatural sightings radio show, the gang stumbles on several dangerous situations and far off their rockers people. The atmosphere through the book remains haunting, eerie and foreboding, it felt as if the characters and the story was cut out completely from the modern world and thus no common rules applied. It helped in creating an unpredictable and frightening journey with spooky and I-kind-of-saw-something-similar-coming-but-not-like-THIS twists.
It’s somewhat surprising given the genre and my attitude towards horror that I’m very fond of this series. It’s exquisitely written and, even though on a basic level, the plot isn’t anything extraordinary, the story is special in its whole essence, the feeling it creates and in its tone of dreaminess, it simply feels different from other YA, in a class of its own which I can’t fully characterize.
Nevertheless, no matter how much I genuinely savored this story, I couldn’t stand the ending, AT ALL. It was simply unacceptable to me, the whole 180 degree turn it took regarding the romance was like waiting for a birthday present, knowing what you get, really really craving the thing you’re going to get and then to get a pair of socks instead. A quality, soft and cute pair of socks, but socks nevertheless. I didn’t like it and if it wasn’t for the whole atmosphere of the book distracting me with the stunning vocabulary and images I would have been raging when finishing the last page. In a sense it’s an open ending, in a sense it’s bittersweet, in a sense it’s just, logical and realistic (as much as you can be in this book), but I DIDIN’T want it to end that way. There is nothing more aggravating in YA than love triangles!
Another slight con: The story did get slightly odd at times, I don’t even know how to explain, and most of the time I felt the book took place in another era or world, because come on, no mobiles, no laptops, no modern technology of any kind? But, I have to admit the author is masterful in making me forget that such things even exist in the setting for this book.
Violet – She slightly annoyed me in this one, her eccentricities were more explicit to me for some reason and due to that I couldn’t really understand her. Yes, I accept that you’re an old soul, a little too tightly attached to and obsessed with anything related to your dead grandma, but she felt distant and unrelatable and I don’t think it’s only due to her being eccentric. Despite this, I think she was an intriguing and not your run-off-the-mill heroine. She definitely won’t fade from my mind so easily like all the other Mary-Sues.
River – What a delightfully creepy and cuddly boy, you really never know what was going on in his deceitful, secretive and messed up head! He had his weird moments, but I loved him as a character and feel that in a sense he got the shorter end of the stick in the story, which was unfair.
Neely – Yes, he was dependable, nice, optimistic, courageous, etc, but he was just too good to be true and didn’t really fit with the other misfits of story. Definitely more of value than River, but also, less captivating.
As I already mentioned, apart from the ending this is a wonderful YA horror book. Don’t let my complaints about the end deter you from giving it a try, because it really is a memorable story in its genre with masterful text and, honestly, having the biggest scaredy-cat get through both of them and still praise it, has got to be the best kind of recommendation.