Monday, May 14, 2012

You Can't Please Everyone

With the help of Google Translate I gleaned these comments from the reviews of Sommerfalle which is the German translation of my book EDGE OF ESCAPE. Yes, I’m bragging, but I included the negative stuff, too. The book is a Young Adult thriller and the reviews are mostly by teen girls (and an adult or two, even a man).

The negatives:
A thoroughly engaging, exciting youth thriller, but not recommended for young readers.
Disappointing and boring.
Very nice for a while but not a must read.
Ein tolles Buch, leider mit einem etwas - meiner Meinung nach - ungünstige
A great book, unfortunately, a bit - in my opinion - unfavorable end. Fast 5 Punkte, aber leider nicht ganz ... Nearly 5 points, but unfortunately not quite ...

The positives:

Interesting and well-portrayed characters, fast, high voltage.


Constructed so cleverly that I read it in one sitting.


5 stars, but if I could, I’d give it 10 stars.

The writing is very fluid and exciting.

I recommend this book because it is exciting, is not transparent, and you have to think a lot with it.

No clichés, no formulaic story, well thought out, simple and very effective.

I was intoxicated with the insanely great characters.
Das Buch hat mich von Beginn an gefesselt und ich hab es nahezu in einem Rutsch
The book captivated me from the beginning and I've read it almost in one go. Das Ende hätte ich mir zwar etwas ausgebauter gewünscht und noch den ein oder anderen Einblick in die Tagebücher gehabt, trotzdem bin ich absolut begeistert und werde dieses Buch gern weiterempfehlen. The end I would have liked a little more developed and still have the occasional insight into the diaries, but I'm absolutely thrilled and would like to recommend this book.

It goes very fast, it never gets boring, you break through the allusions always the head of what is probably happening, you're absolutely captivated - wow.