Cryers Cross (German Edition)
Not too scary but with a big twist at the end. So gripping and haunting. Not the kind of book you'll soon forget.
Book you can savor. I love Lisa McMann's writing. She knows exactly how to capture the reader and keep them drawn in wanting more. And this book is exactly that. I couldn't put it down. If I had to do something, the book went with me so I could keep reading. Ended up finishing it in a day, wishing it wouldn't end! The characters are all wonderful and I love how you get to bond with each of them and how tight-knit they all are. I honestly started out hating Jacian, and I was so mad at Kendall for falling for him.
But at the end, I couldn't help but to smile Except for the very last page. I was just like I liked that it takes place in a very small town, I really enjoy those type of settings since I always lived in a big city I often wondered what a small town life would feel like. Those little snippets between the chapters made the novel much more creepier and me wanting to know more about them. Sadly, this book was pretty boring for most of it. I didn't have incredibly high expectations or anything, but I was at least expecting a little something as suggested in the synopsis.
The story didn't even reach the most intriguing part of the synopsis until halfway through. I was really losing hope at that point too. And though it was a bit slow-moving when it comes to catching my interest, the actual story seemed to move much too quickly. Things went from nothing to sinister in about two sentences.
The story ended up being rather original and quite creepy. That's about as good as it gets though. I was incredibly unimpressed by the writing. The language didn't really seem to suit the characters.
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It was much too "stereotypical farmer" while the characters didn't seem to fit that sentiment at all. The characters themselves were hard to get into and relate with. I found myself not caring about trying to put details with the character and instead just imagining them as generic images to help move the story along without any effort. The story was pretty good though it took quite a bit to get into.
Nothing is spectacularly great about this book but because of its size it's a pretty quick read. I don't know why I decided to read Cryer's Cross, it's not the sort of book I normally read and I was uncertain about whether or not I would even like it. I thought Kendall was an interesting character to follow, and the story was intriguing. When I first began it was a little bit slow and boring, but as I got to know the characters and the story developed I found myself more and more pulled in by it.
The one thing that disappointed me, was I expected to be scared more than I was, there were definitely some scarily thrilling parts, but until the very end they were very tiny and barely fear-inducing. The biggest creepy part of the book, though, I loved! It was written in a way that had my heart pounding and I enjoyed every minute of it!
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First of all, I need to point out that this is NOT a dystopia. The reason I picked the book up was because I had seen it described thus somewhere, but it isn't. I wish it had been a dystopia. Her writing drove me crazy. It's so incredibly fragmented. Everyone told me that the writing was matched to Janie's thoughts and not a sign of McMann's inability to compose a complex sentence. Well, that excuse really does not fly here. The story is told in third person and yet, oddly enough, the syntax remains choppy and composed largely of sentence fragments.
This will, hopefully, be my last foray into McMann. All that so grumpily said, Cryer's Cross was not a terrible read. I think I liked it more than I disliked it. The ending was a bit too mystical for my taste, but there was a major redeeming factor. The one thing McMann does really well: And some pretty hot scenes with them, even if they remain PG, as is the case here.
I recommend this for reluctant readers, although I doubt boys would be too interested. For a book with a lot of menace lingering about, there is very little action. The first thing i thought when i read the blurb i thought: But the minute i opened the book, i realized how much Mrs. McMann knows about the mental disorder OCD.
Kendall is by far one of my favorite main girl characters in a book because Mrs. I read WAKE by Lisa McMann but did not continue because it had mature themes beyond my years, but i did notice how the secondary characters seemed to be well-fleshed out. Jacian, who i thought upon his introduction would be an Edward-Cullen-esque guy character, ended up being a lot different! And Marlena was a great friend, she listened and also had her annoying factors that everyone has!
Reader reviewed by Lia Cryer's Cross starts out with a girl who has just gone missing from a small town, throwing the whole town into chaos. After months of searching for the girl or any leads to what happened to her, the town starts going about their business again. Then another student disappears, Kendall's best friend Nico. After no traces of Nico are found, the town eventually also give up on finding him, But Kendall's OCD won't let her accept that her friend is simply just gone. She searches deeper and deeper to uncover what happened to Nico at the cost of losing herself.
Cryers's Cross is not only a mystery but it also has some supernatural elements that I wasn't expecting. This book was majorly creepy, especially the whispering desk with the "old new" creepy messages written on it. One aspect of the book that bothered me was that it was written in the third person point of view and in the present tense, it made the writing seem choppy somethimes.
The plot though was good, as were the characters. Reader reviewed by Meghan Having just finished the book, its story fresh in my mind so I could review it, I find myself staring at the blank canvas of the text field.
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What to say about this novel? Kendall Fletcher is a teenager growing up in the small town of Cryer's Cross. She has a best friend named Nico. She can't bring herself to call him her boyfriend, she doesn't like the commitment of the word. The reason is because Kendall has OCD. Counting her steps, racing thoughts, checking and rechecking locks, rearranging desk, making sure the markers in the one room high school are arranged the Roy G Biv way.
This year would be a different one for Kendall, as a fellow student had disappeared May of that year. The town Sheriff lead a search party to no avail. Enter stage left as two transfer students move to the small town just before Tiffany disappeared. Rumors start spreading that Jacian might have had something to do with her disappearance.
He is afterall, not friendly to anyone. Marlena passes that off as teenage angst in responce to moving. So which is it?
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Now, when suddenly Nico disappears after acting really strange, people start wondering if it was Nico that had to do with Tiffany's disappearance. But when Kendall starts getting messages on Nico's desk - which was coincidentally Tiffany's desk the previous year - she realizes something much more sinister might be going on.
I want to start off saying that this was overall a very good book. Most of the characters had personalities - even some of the smaller ones - which usually doesn't happen in a book. Lisa McMann does well in making her characters have voices. And when she writes romance, boy does she write it. Seriously, Jacian was hot! However, the reason this book doesn't merit a 5 out of 5 are some small nitpicky things that add up for me. First, some of the dialog was just kind of awkward, almost rushed.
It felt like filler conversations to push the page count of the book, not to further the story. There were times I'd get done reading a chapter and then Kendall would go back to school and do her "school routine" involving rearranging the desk, turning the waste basket just so, and arranging the markers, and I'd remember that she had OCD. There'd be a lot of Kendall thinking about how much her OCD consumes her, yet that wasn't made as apparent as I would have liked. Don't let the previous paragraph or the semi-slow middle of the book throw you off from reading this book though, once you hit the final count down of the book, Lisa McMann pulls you in and doesn't let you up for air until she's done with you.
She then leaves you in a speechless sort of haze, not quite knowing what to think yet while you still digest the end of the book you read in a hurried slurr, because you couldn't get enough. Once I took a step back from this book after reading it, I found it was a very enjoyable read with some minor bumps in the road. Another satisfying read from Lisa McMann. I give this book a solid 4 out of 5 stars.
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