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DevTheReader

I eat books and get eaten by them. It's an uncomplicated relationship. 

I'm co-blogger at YA Fanatic as well.

The Storyteller - Antonia Michaelis “Just a tiny little pain,
Three days of heavy rain,
Three days of sunlight,
Everything will be alright,
Just a tiny little pain.”


There are some novels which are so close to your heart that when you’re reading it , you feel like a part of it . you feel like a side-kick to the main protagonist . the things the protagonist knows are things that you know . when the protag is confused , so are you . when the protag discovers something , you discover it too . when the protag is scared , deep in your heart you’re terrified as well . this ability of a book to connect readers and the characters of the book in such a way is sheer brilliance and an example of a beautifully well-written novel . And this one here is definitely one of those masterpieces .

Wow .
This was such a MASSIVE surprise .

Sure , I was prepared for it . I was ready because I knew that whatever this book would bring with it was going to be something highly intense .
The thing that’s baffled me the most is how surprisingly different it was to how I thought it would be .

A good girl .
A bad Boy .
A fairytale that’s true .
A truth that is no fairytale .


These four lines above are some attention grabbers aren’t they ?
I was going for the idea of ‘opposites-attract’ in a depressing angle way of a storyline ,
But damn . I guess I underestimated as well as ‘freaking’ misunderstood the book .

See the thing is , I really-really love this book . I love it so much that I want a movie to be made out of it . I mean it’s that beautiful .
From the writing style , to the suspense , to the fairytale , to the climax , to the romance and finally the heartbreaking end , I have to give it to the author ! this book was breathtaking .
Every chapter set my heart racing .
The experience I had with this book is highly similar to that of the time when I was reading Jellicoe Road . I remember feeling confused . I remember feeling curious because with every revelation and discovery , I felt more and more pulled into the story and wanted to know everything then and there . by the time I finished I was busy shedding tears like a pig and was taken away in a different world by it .
This is how it was , after finishing the last page of JR , I had simply closed the book , closed my eyes and took a deep breath and pondered over the events of the books and how it affected me . I was going over again and again and was rewinding back to those moments . I was remembering the way it felt and how I wondered about situations like , how it would be if I been in the place of the protagonist ? How words could break me and create pools of tears ? and how could anyone get a brain like that to write such intelligent things ? I pathetically envy all the writers on this planet .
The fact is , that a part of me remains with the book and my thoughts of JR still linger in my mind . .
My experience with The Storyteller by Antonia Michealis was a similar one yet quite not the same .
The thoughts of this book haunt me . I have never felt so scared , so mortified and so sad because of a book in my whole life until now .
This is Reality full frontal .
I have always been the one who loves stories close to originality and close to home . there would be times when I would be reading a book and suddenly there would be this part oozing with cheesiness and I would go critically against the book . I want my books to be something I can easily connect with as a reader , something with a realistic edge to it .

But after this book , I’m not really sure about what I really want .

To be a part of a fairytale is every girl’s dream so what does one do when the fairytale becomes your biggest nightmare?


This is the synopsis provided by Goodreads :

Anna and Abel couldn’t be more different. They are both seventeen and in their last year of school, but while Anna lives in a nice old town house and comes from a well-to-do family, Abel, the school drug dealer, lives in a big, prisonlike tower block at the edge of town. Anna is afraid of him until she realizes that he is caring for his six-year-old sister on his own. Fascinated, Anna follows the two and listens as Abel tells little Micha the story of a tiny queen assailed by dark forces. It’s a beautiful fairy tale that Anna comes to see has a basis in reality. Abel is in real danger of losing Micha to their abusive father and to his own inability to make ends meet. Anna gradually falls in love with Abel, but when his “enemies” begin to turn up dead, she fears she has fallen for a murderer. Has she?

Award-winning author Antonia Michaelis moves in a bold new direction with her latest novel: a dark, haunting, contemporary story that is part mystery, part romance, and part melodrama.


I plan to stick with it .
This is one book where spoilers are great enemies .

It’s so beautiful that it should be YOU as a reader to go along with it , embrace it and enjoy it .

To talk about the characters is a whole new thing .
I am not going to blabber anything because if I do I’m afraid I might just say a little bit too much . all I’m going to say is that this is Abel’s , Anna’s and Micha’s story . and these characters in some or the other way call out to you in the deepest way . A child’s laughter , a girl’s curiosity and infatuation which soon develops into love , a boy’s secret , the relationship between a brother and his younger sister who he treats like a princess and vows to protect against any harm that may come and well like I said before the dark waters of reality .
The storyteller is a very intelligently spun tale . for something to be translated from German this is too good to be just put in the bracket of ‘awesomeness’ and ‘beautiful’ because if this is how it is NOW , how much more amazing is the original piece ?

Sometimes I wish I’d never read this story .
Sometimes I’m happy I did .

Oh god I sound so dramatic .
God knows what those stupid film production companies are thinking when they sign up books like ‘YOU-KNOW-WHAT’ (hint: Sparkles and fangs) and leave books like these ?!

This book destroyed me .
I want it to destroy you too , so go read it .

THE END .

WAIT..whaaat ?
I did not mean it thaaat way , but he he you get it right ? ;)