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Alternative urban fantasy that will captivate you,

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 11.02.2016

before going into the what is what of this title please let me state the reason for my headline. Many protagonists in modern fiction male or female are depicted as strong even extraordinarily so, Urban Fantasy is rich with these archetypes and it is depressingly hard to read those titles when authors try to somehow reason a certain behavior or action within those character confines. Characters act stubborn and self sacrificial in one moment just to be meek and even whiny the next and of course no story ends without them turning into some kick ass type to ensure a happy ending.

Anne Bishop manages to create well rounded characters that do not have to suffer from Dissociative Identity Disorder just to act in a certain way, she simply has enough of those individual characters to get things done.

Written in the Red is a great read and a very good beginning for this series, not only do we meet Meg for the very first time, it appears that the same is true for Meg herself. She recently fled from some mysterious facility and we get to meet her only after she arrives at the Lakeside Courtyard that is why all introductions into this new and fascinating world Anne Bishop created feel so natural. The only one you might have problems with would be one Asia Crane whose delusions of one day becoming an actress seem to be quite strong considering her talent in causing mischief and doing actual spy-work.

Which leads me to the overall story of this first book. The runaway Meg is quite certain of her impending death, she is even sure of who might be involved but she plans to make her time left count for something, there are so many things she has never done before, like having friends and cleaning. And while this odd behavior is strange even to the Others. They can't but become her friends, it strikes a nerve with Asia Crane who had plans of her own and considers Meg nothing else but the latest obstacle on her way to fame and a big payday. Thus we are led trough a tale of greedy and careless people making life difficult for our protagonists, that can only end, as we all know, in someones hand being finally forced. It is a big hand and even early on we learn exactly how big it might be should these bullies be allowed to to continue.

Alexandra Harris did great work on this title and her arsenal of voices and moods is quite impressive, you can hear the confidence or lack thereof of any character quite well, again a feat that is not accomplished by all audiobooks you come across.

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This is the final installment of the series so far

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
4 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 11.10.2015

And probably forever, and while it gives some closure to a few open questions, the end is tailormade for additional books, that might never come. Reading this and or listening to it will only be advisable if you have the imagination of a fanfiction writer to finish and bind the loose ends you will be left with.

If you do then this is a great "read" and fitting but tear-full end to a great fantasy saga.

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a great start to a huge sciience fiction saga

Gesamt
5 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
5 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 13.03.2015

this story will take you for a ride. the world is about to kill us all and our reaktions are as expected. some fight it some fight each other instead and others just give up and give in. this book is a great what if scenario.... i enjoyed it very much and recomend the whole series... if you too like this go on and get "ark" rhe next part and continuation of the story

Lesens/Hörenswert

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 24.05.2012

Pass auf was du dir wünschst, dieses Motto durchzieht die gesammte Reihe und es ist vielleicht die wesentliche Lektion in der Geschichte, wie in Pandoras Box, kommt die Wahrheit in kleinen tragischen Abschnitten gefärbt von denen die sie Überbringen und nur wenn man bis zum Ende durchhält ist dort noch Hoffnung, ein Licht am Ende des Tunnels. Jede gute Trilogie versteht es diese Bruchstücke geschickt und sogar logisch zu staffeln ohne banal zu werden, diese gehört dazu.

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exemplary characters

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 03.05.2012

Like so many pieces of writing the reader is supplied with a great many of characters he or she will not agree with and while Richelle Mead tries to suggest motives her stile of writing leaves us with a mysterie not only in how the storie will progress but as well regarding to the motivations of several of her charackters. I say several because she is able to provide sufivient motivation for the actions of some of her main characters indicating secrets where she refuses to explain, so that we can be hopefull and exited to learn a truth if not the truth behind it all. It is rare in literature to find plausible characters whos backstorie would undoubtably make them the way they are even more scarsly we find those to be in the place of percieved villains and i would applaud Richelle here for trying to give us exactly that, a book full of people convinced to do the right thing for whatever their reasons, without turning to clichee of bad people all to often.

It is that challende to provide a mindset that would enable most readers to akt like each of her characters that make this book worth reading/listening to.