What an act of someone left you speechless

Writers in New York

My Opinion: "Writers in New York" is one of my highlights of the year in 2019 and I didn't expect that. Before that I had nothing from G.S. Read Lima and didn't expect to lose my heart to the story of India and Alec. But it was like that. The poetic writing style and the plot, which is not like any other, could completely enchant me. I stared into her eyes and lost myself in her gaze, but suddenly losing felt so good that I wondered why we humans always wanted to win. ~ Alec As the title of the novel suggests, "WINY" is about two protagonists who live in New York and devote themselves to writing. Nevertheless, the two characters are very different: India comes from a good family, but leaves it to begin her studies and to get closer to her dream of becoming a writer. She is friendly, empathetic and strong-willed. Despite many concerns, India turns against her parents and follows her dream. Her humility and warmth didn't make it difficult for me to like her. Alec, on the other hand, grew up with little money and had to stand on his own two feet from an early age. Describing him is incredibly difficult: On the one hand, he is loving and caring for his little sister. On the other hand, he seems lost in the world and only focused on finding the perfect story in order to finally become a successful writer. This mix made it even more interesting for me. He broke my heart several times reading and hit me badly with his self-destructive actions. Still, I could never hate Alec, only love Alec. I thought about now and never and decided that I didn't want Alec to be my nie. So I would make it my now. ~ India The "writing" theme was beautifully and believably incorporated into the plot. I believed the characters everything they told me. But above all the way G.S. Lima describes the situation and captures wonderful moments, left me speechless. She has managed to hold on to all of the thoughts that I have already given myself in relation to writing, and many more, and to express them emotionally. I would never have expected so much truth and depth in a debut novel. I'm speechless! I wanted India. I wanted them all. And I believed I wanted her forever. ~ Alec The writing style of G.S. Lima clearly stands out from other authors. She writes differently and in a good way. When reading, you sometimes come across long and complex sentences, but they didn't bother me in the least. They fit perfectly into the story and the thoughts of the protagonists. Throughout the book, I had the impression that every single word was chosen deliberately and that I was addressed directly. Every poetic word has burned itself into my heart and will stay there. "The world breaks everyone. But some of us get strong from the broken spots." ~ Alec "Writers in New York" shines with authenticity, realism and a lot of feeling. The characters are just like in real life: complicated, chaotic and emotional. India and Alec are different and still go well together. They have brought me to the brink of despair several times, touched me deeply and stole some tears from me. But it was worth it. I loved every single page, every wonderful word. Thank you G.S. Lima for this story that absolutely had to be told. I felt your love for this book with every chapter and that makes me incredibly happy! My book is full of post-its because I just had to hold onto the beautiful quotes. Everything about the story touched me and made me think again and again. If you haven't read "Writers in New York", you should definitely do so. It surprises with a wonderful writing style, a plot twist that you don't expect and a story that is different from others. A lot of love to this book and the author! I fell in love with this illusion of living a thousand other lives without leaving my own, getting lost in a story and finding it at the same time. ~ India My Opinion: "Writers in New York" is one of my highlights of the year in 2019 and I hadn't expected that. Before that I had nothing from G.S. Read Lima and didn't expect to lose my heart to the story of India and Alec. But it was like that. The poetic writing style and the plot, which is not like any other, could completely enchant me. I stared into her eyes and lost myself in her gaze, but suddenly losing felt so good that I wondered why we humans always wanted to win. ~ Alec As the title of the novel suggests, "WINY" is about two protagonists who live in New York and devote themselves to writing. Nevertheless, the two characters are very different: India comes from a good family, but leaves it to begin her studies and to get closer to her dream of becoming a writer. She is friendly, empathetic and strong-willed. Despite many concerns, India turns against her parents and follows her dream. Her humility and warmth didn't make it difficult for me to like her. Alec, on the other hand, grew up with little money and had to stand on his own two feet from an early age. Describing him is incredibly difficult: On the one hand, he is loving and caring for his little sister. On the other hand, he seems lost in the world and only focused on finding the perfect story in order to finally become a successful writer. This mix made it even more interesting for me. He broke my heart several times reading and hit me badly with his self-destructive actions. Still, I could never hate Alec, only love Alec. I thought about now and never and decided that I didn't want Alec to be my nie. So I would make it my now. ~ India The "writing" theme was beautifully and believably incorporated into the plot. I believed the characters everything they told me. But above all the way in which G.S. Lima describes the situation and captures wonderful moments, left me speechless. She has managed to hold on to all of the thoughts that I have already made for myself in relation to writing, and many more, and to express them emotionally. I would never have expected so much truth and depth in a debut novel. I'm speechless! I wanted India. I wanted them all. And I believed I wanted her forever. ~ Alec The writing style of G.S. Lima clearly stands out from other authors. She writes differently and in a good way. When reading, you sometimes come across long and complex sentences, but they didn't bother me in the least. They fit perfectly into the story and the thoughts of the protagonists. Throughout the book, I had the impression that every single word was chosen deliberately and that I was addressed directly. Every poetic word has burned itself into my heart and will stay there. "The world breaks everyone. But some of us get strong from the broken spots." ~ Alec "Writers in New York" shines with authenticity, realism and a lot of feeling. The characters are just like in real life: complicated, chaotic and emotional. India and Alec are different and still go well together. They have brought me to the brink of despair several times, touched me deeply and stole some tears from me. But it was worth it. I loved every single page, every wonderful word. Thank you G.S. Lima for this story that absolutely had to be told. I felt your love for this book with every chapter and that makes me incredibly happy! My book is full of post-its because I just had to hold onto the beautiful quotes. Everything about the story touched me and made me think again and again. If you haven't read "Writers in New York", you should definitely do so. It surprises with a wonderful writing style, a plot twist that you don't expect and a story that is different from others. A lot of love to this book and the author! I fell in love with this illusion of living a thousand other lives without leaving my own, getting lost in a story and finding it at the same time. ~ India