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KatZhang

vor 4 Jahren

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Hello! I'm Kat Zhang, the author of "The Hybrid Chronicles 1 - What's Left of Me", or "Die Verbotene", as it's called in German. It's the first book in a trilogy, set in  an alternate universe where everyone is born with two souls in one body. Usually, one of these souls naturally dies off by the age of the 4 or 5, but this doesn't always happen. The people who grow up keeping both souls are called "hybrids," and due to past hybrid/non-hybrid tensions, the two groups don't get along.
The main characters of the book, Addie and Eva, share one body. They're 15 years old, and for the past 3 years, have been hiding Eva's existence, pretending she disappeared. In reality, Eva has been living as a ghost in her own body, unable to move or speak.
However, when Eva starts attempting to learn how to control her body again, the girls' secret is discovered, and they're shipped off to a remote and frightening institution...
My publisher has kindly agreed to donate copies for a reading group, and I hope you guys are interested! :)
Bests,Kat

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Wen würdest du aufgeben, wenn nur einer am Leben bleiben kann? Eva und Addie waren einmal wie alle anderen – zwei Seelen in einen Körper, über den sie abwechselnd die Kontrolle übernahmen. Doch als sie älter wurden, wuchsen mit ihnen die Befürchtungen – eben doch nicht normal zu sein. Denn im Kindesalter hätte eine Seele verblassen und schließlich ganz verschwinden müssen. Die Existenz von zwei Seelen in einem Körper wird als gefährlich angesehen und darf nicht sein. Als Addie schließlich doch die vollständige Kontrolle übernimmt, scheint alles gerettet. Niemand außer ihr aber weiß, dass Eva immer noch lebt – gefangen in dem Körper, den ihre Schwester kontrolliert. Als die beiden herausfinden, dass es für Eva doch noch eine Chance gäbe, wieder an die Oberfläche zu kommen, riskieren sie alles dafür …
>>> Leseprobe

Allgemeines zur Bewerbung und zur Leserunde:
Ihr habt hier die Möglichkeit bei einer Leserunde mit Kat Zhang mitzumachen. Kat spricht kein Deutsch, deshalb stellt die Fragen an die Autorin bitte auf Englisch - es ist gar nicht schlimm, dabei Fehler zu machen, sie wird euch verstehen. Wenn ihr auf Deutsch diskutiert und gelegentlich trotzdem knapp eure Eindrücke auf Englisch zusammenfasst, wird sich die Autorin sehr freuen :-)

Unter allen Bewerbern vergibt der cbt Verlag 15 Leseexemplare des Buches. Ihr könnt euch dafür bis einschließlich 27. Oktober 2013 bewerben - dafür gibt es eine kleine Frage zu beantworten:

Wenn ihr euch mit jemand anderem euren Körper teilen müsstest, was würdet ihr dann besonders problematisch an dieser Situation finden?

(Wenn möglich, wäre es toll, wenn ihr auf Englisch antwortet!)

Autor: Kat Zhang
Buch: Twin Souls - Die Verbotene

0VELVETVOICE0

vor 4 Jahren

Bewerbung/Ich möchte mitlesen

Wow I love this book, even though I didn't read it yet...It will b part of my wishlist, after I finished this text . If I would share my Soul with another Person, it would be difficult to love different persons and I would go crazy if there where a lot more emotions, then I allready fell now.

Ein LovelyBooks-Nutzer

vor 4 Jahren

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As I' ve discovered in my bookstore the book, I just had to buy it!
The content sounds so incredibly interesting, I am really looking forward to this story....

I would like to take part in the reading circle, with my own book. :)

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Deengla

vor 4 Jahren

Leserunde Teil 2: Kapitel 7 - Kapitel 12 (S. 93 - 172)
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A lot is happening in this part of the book. Hally gets caught, Devon too, and although Addie/Eva have been warned and told to run away, they don't. Yeah,sure, that guy seems to be trustworthy. A "special program", the Normand program, and Addie will only have to stay for up to two days? Somehow I wasn't buying this.

Addie'/Eva's parents seemed very weak to me, I'm afraid. Only the bit when their father told them that he also loves Eva, if she's still in there, showed some emotions to me.

The coin is a bit mysterious.

Deengla

vor 4 Jahren

Leserunde Teil 3: Kapitel 13 - Kapitel 17 (S. 173 - 243)
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The hospital is not a vey friendly place and some things seem to be a bit over the top to me. Yeah, sure, just a vaccination. I don't think so! And forcing the kids to take pills? Sounds more like Dr. Horrible to me than caring hospital workers.

Eli is an interesting character and I hope that we'll get to see more of him.

At this point of the book, I have to say that the characterization falls a bit flat. I can only imagine that it's extremely difficult to write something like this, one person sharing two souls, especially if one of these souls has to remain in the background all of the time because the rest of the world should only see them as one person. But I would have wished that it would be clear to me as a reader at all times who's talking. Because sometimes I just get Addie/Eva and Devon/Ryan mixed up.

Deengla

vor 4 Jahren

Leserunde Teil 4: Kapitel 18 - Kapitel 23 (S. 244 - 317)
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We finally learn a bit more about the background of the story and the hybrids. The government lies and explicitely kills one of the twin souls.

Still, I would love to learn more about the government and everything behind it. Why are they doing it?

Addie and Eva are trying to find out more and I admire that. But I also think that the way they go about it is a bit reckless and downright dangerous. Breaking a window to get to Lissa? Hm. I don't know how I feel about this.

Deengla

vor 4 Jahren

Leserunde Teil 5: Kapitel 24 - Kapitel 29 (S. 318 - 380)
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The story moves along, after it had some lengths in the previous chapters. Eva takes control and I really liked that bits. The conflict between Eva and Addie was depicted nicely and - we all have guessed it - there's definitely something going on between Ryan and Eva and they finally have a chance to share some time together.

The underground movement comes in handy and the delivery guy is one of them, trying to help Addie and Eva. At this point, everything seems to be running a bit too smoothly for my liking. Whenever Addie/Eva need to talk someone in private, they can do so; people willing to help them - no problem. Also the way the cardboard with the message blew against the fence for Addie/Eva to get and read - a bit too convenient for me.

Nevertheless, I'm curious to see if they manage to escape and what will happen to Addie/Eva. Plus I really want to learn more about the world itself.

Deengla

vor 4 Jahren

Leserunde Teil 6: Kapitel 30 - Kapitel Ende (S. 381 - 442)
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I'm also finished with the book and I liked the ending. Not everyone was rescued and in my opinion that's a big plus because it makes things more believable again somehow.

Eva and Ryan admit their feelings for each other and they kiss. I really liked how Eva and Addie dealt with this situation and how Addie admitted that she's somehow jealous because she always thought that she would be the one to get to experience their first kiss. And although I'm happy about Eva and Ryan and I was rooting for them, I still don't really see how they could fall for each other so quickly because they barely know each other. Again, the characterization falls a bit flat for my personal liking.

I was also disappointed that we didn't learn more about the world they live in. It's still a blur to me, and that's a pity.

All in all, it was a good read and I will definitely give the sequel a try with the hopes that the characters and the world will be described in more depth. The story has a lot of potential and room for development, but at least this first part didn't really leave a big impression on me.

Deengla

vor 4 Jahren

Rezensionen zum Buch / Reviews

Last, not least, my review:

http://www.lovelybooks.de/autor/Kat-Zhang/Twin-Souls-Die-Verbotene-1004973799-w/rezension/1077000588/

http://wasliestdu.de/rezension/interessante-grundidee-die-aber-noch-ausbaufaehig-ist

AlSuFe

vor 4 Jahren

Rezensionen zum Buch / Reviews

http://www.lovelybooks.de/autor/Kat-Zhang/Twin-Souls-Die-Verbotene-1004973799-w/rezension/1077008389/

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