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★☆★這裡是Tiffany發書評和電影心得的地方!

★☆★關於分類: 依照小說類別分,有系列就用系列名,同作者就用作者名,都沒有就直接用書名!

電影:小說改編的話就還是放在[Books]裡面,不是的話就在[Life]底下的[Movies]中

★☆★粉絲專頁!不嫌棄的話就點個讚吧XD(他很怪,要選文章點進去才會在右邊出現)

★☆★排隊中的文章:It Ends With Us, Empire of Storms, Game of Thrones

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其實看完這本書很久啦,但是一直在準備期末考所以都沒有時間發文⋯⋯《渡鴉之城》這個系列很有趣也很特別,是我近期的新歡,超推薦大家去看的喔!!現在中文第一本翻譯出了,第二本也快要出版,可以趁暑假時啃一下這個系列~

The Raven Boys 《渡鴉之城》心得

The Dream Thieves《竊夢者》心得

Blue Lily, Lily Blue《迷境森林》心得

 


 

【小說評價(無雷)】

首先當然要再次強調的的就是這個系列的文筆啦!非常的幽默有趣,是那種你讀了會不禁微笑的文筆,充滿黑色幽默與一般人想不到的比喻!

...he was the second of two Chengs at Aglionby...he was a high-speed shaker with energy drinks pumping continual voltage to his extremities.

...his subconscious had accepted ownership of the secret before the parcel had officially been delivered.

"I see you stretching to stand on the high ground, but trust me, you're failing. You don't just need a morality ladder to get there, you need a booster chair to put the ladder on."

除此之外,角色也很豐富,他們每一個個性都很鮮明,有一點誇大但是讀起來都好喜歡!!!

"If someone is robbing us, come back after business hours!" Calla's voice came from upstairs.

The Raven King中真的是充滿各種情緒,整個系列到了一個完結,而作者將所有不同的角色與劇情串在一起而達到一個我很滿意的結局!除了各個角色之間的情感與友誼最讓我看得很開心之外,這個系列中奧妙難料的魔法開始有所釐清,到現在還有各種我們料想不到的秘密被爆出,真的是很精彩!!!當然,系列中我最ship的Gansey x Blue與Ronan x Adam各種場景與情感發展都讓我好喜歡啊!!!

講完好的,稍微評價一下不好的:第一,就是我覺得這本比較可惜的是很多小角色fadeout了。雖然我很喜歡有更多時間focus在我們的主角上,我實在是蠻想多看到Calla跟Maura跟the Gray man的!第二,我覺得這個故事中的小反派角色與他們的故事好像不是很清楚,然後最後有點虎頭蛇尾,似乎可以砍去也沒有大礙⋯⋯第三,就是我覺得結局有一點點太快了結,我想要看到更多對於一些角色的交代!

不過總結來說,這個系列雖然還是有一個劇情上的缺陷,仍然是深得我心啊!!!那些腳色到現在都還在我的腦中,很想要重讀這個故事,或者是希望作者可以在寫續集系列!!!總覺得The Raven Cycle只是這些角色的故事的開頭,只是整個大故事的prologue啊!

 


 

【小說心得(有雷)】

〔Cabeswater diseased〕

...His left eye was traveling slowly around, wandering back and forth, up and down.

在小說一開始就可以感受到上一本結尾,Piper與Neeve放出一個奇怪的東西的後果⋯⋯這段我真的覺得超級超級恐怖的,Adam的眼睛開始自己亂轉,手也開始亂動,還有黑色的汁液從廁所淹出來⋯⋯根本就是恐怖片的場景啊!!!!!!讀的時候覺得好害怕。而且我之前完全沒有想過Adam跟Ronan和Cabeswater是綁在一起的,在讀的時候想到他們會一起被魔鬼攻擊雞皮疙瘩都跑出來了⋯⋯不只如此,連Noah也被影響了(但我其實一直不太懂他為什麼會被影響),他去挖Blue的眼睛那段我也覺得超級恐怖的!!!但是我好喜歡之後那段Ronan跟Blue的對話!

“To think you could have been dreaming the cure for cancer," Blue said. "Look, Sargent," Ronan retorted, "I was gonna dream you some eye cream last night since clearly modern medicine's doing jack shit for you, but I nearly had my ass handed to me by a death snake from the fourth circle of dream hell, so you're welcome." Blue was appropriately touched. "Ah, thanks, man." "No problem, bro.”
 
不過這個事件的好處是他強迫大家要對彼此誠實,把所有的秘密供出來:除了Blue跟Gansey的事情之外(但其實大家都知道了),還有⋯⋯Ronan其實是創造Cabeswater的那個人!!!!!那段真的很驚呆,但同時我的感受又跟Gansey一樣:好像也不是那麼難想像,因為所有的線索都有給我們了啊。(然後從這段Gansey觀察Adam跟Ronan的互動似乎也開始了解到了些什麼~~)
 
"While we're being forthright, have you dreamt any other geographical locations that you should tell us about? Mountains? Water features?" "No," Ronan said. "But I did dream Matthew." "For God's sake," Gansey said.
 
這小說的對話真的是很有趣,完全可以想像Gansey這時說話的語氣啊哈哈哈哈。
 
哎哎哎哎我覺得這夥人裡面真的每一個都蠻辛苦的,Gansey死而復活,每天都要害怕被蜜蜂叮死,Blue跟Adam一樣,從小沒有辦法得到別人所擁有的,Ronan失去親人跟安全,Noah⋯⋯(Noah就很慘啦⋯⋯)但是我真的覺得Ronan太太太慘了!!!!看到自己媽媽被碎屍萬段⋯⋯而看到Ronan因為這件事情,連外表那層尖酸苛薄的防護罩都沒了,好心痛啊啊啊啊啊。

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Everything that had been dreamt into this place it undreamt...the dreamer it would unmake last.
 
 

〔Gansey and Blue〕

Blue radiated psychic energy for others, but touch was where she gained hers back. She was always hugging her mother or holding Noah's hand or linking her elbow in Adam's ot resting her boots on Ronan's legs as they sat on the sofa....But because Gansey was too cowardly to tell Adam about falling in love with her, she had to stand there with her sadness by herself.

嗚嗚嗚嗚這段我有小泛淚耶,因為我之前都沒有很認真的去想說他們把關係隱藏起來會有多痛苦⋯⋯這句話到是讓我蠻訝異的,因為我完全不會想像說Ronan是一個會允許別人把腳放在他腳上的人啊!想像那個畫面好溫馨喔,大家一群人窩在Monmouth,然後一起看電視或者是互嗆!(其時想想這個系列的角色還蠻可以抓去寫contemporary小說的?)

其實Adam一直都知道Blue跟Gansey有偷偷在一起⋯⋯那段他跟Blue吵架我其實還蠻不舒服的,因為我覺得他好像變回以前的那個Adam,然後莫名其妙的把吵架的重點轉移到自己身上⋯⋯當然我可以理解他很受傷,覺得他的兩個朋友把他想成是一個多差的人,竟然不敢跟他講。(但是是我的話也一定不敢講啊,這實在是有點尷尬吧。)

He couldn't stop looking at her, and here, it didn't matter, because no one cared that they were together...Here he was unbelievably greedy for that laugh.

歐歐歐歐歐我腦袋中一直想著他們去Henry的派對的那天!!!!那整段都時在是太可愛太可愛了!!!!然後我們終於有多一點Blue & Gansey的moment可以讀了!!!!想像那麼話面就覺得好開心呀~~~~而且Maggie Stiefvater總是會在這種浪漫的地方丟進一點幽默感,讓我更喜歡!

"I thought you would be hairier," she whispered. "Sorry to disappoint. The legs have a bit more going on." "Mine too."

之後他們還是讓其他人知道了,知道之後又更能滿足我們這些ship他們的人啊啊啊啊啊(這個系列的愛情真的是很慢很慢的演進啊啊啊,整個系列的第一個真的接吻竟然發生在第四本!)

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"Why do we breathe air? Because we love air? Because we don't want to suffocate. Why do we eat? Because we don't want to starve. How do I know I love her? Because I can sleep after I talk to her."

Adam還找Gansey當愛情諮商,Gansey說出的這段話真的是很棒耶!!!沒有嘮嘮叨叨的講一堆愛情是什麼愛情是什麼,而是用比喻,來表達出他多麽的需要Blue!

 

〔Adam and Ronan〕

His feeling for Adam were an oil spill; he'd let them overflow and now there wasn't a damn place in the ocean that wouldn't catch fire if he dropped a match.

但老實說,這本書真的讓我想要拍手鼓掌的戀情是Adam跟Ronan耶!!!!(也是有點小奇怪,因為論角色的話,我喜歡Adam並沒有勝過Gansey與Blue⋯⋯不過或許是我太喜歡Ronan了吧!)其實上一本中都沒有非常清楚地描寫Ronan對Adam的感覺,這本一開始就寫的明明白白了啊啊!!!!不過回想起來,早在第二本時就有所蹤跡了!!!就是在prologue與epilogue中討論secrets,就有寫說,His second secret was Adam Parrish。

Adam smiled dreamily. Ronan would start wars and burn cities for that true smile, elastic and amiable.

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Ronan let out a breath, put the model down on the bed beside him, and kissed Adam.

我讀這段的時候啊,我其實是在跟門診,躲在老師背後偷看小說⋯⋯然後讀到這段時超極想要尖叫的!!!可是又不能尖叫真的是好痛苦啊啊啊啊啊!!!!Maggie Stiefvater超會寫接吻前的那種buildup耶,不會太多也不會太少,那個瞬間真的是很完美!!然後作者不需要描述得很詳細兩個人做了什麼,因為重點是他們的感覺!!!我很喜歡Adam跟Ronan分別對接吻的那種感覺:

Even at the last minute, as he heard the rain pounding the grass flat, he just stood there. He closed his eyes and let the storm soak him. That was this kiss.

超級可以體會這種感覺!!就是有些東西你或許知道你該避開,但是其實你心裡很想要去體驗那是什麼感覺,所以就會站著讓雨下下來,想要體驗全身被淋濕是怎麼樣個感覺!(應該是那個時候Adam還不是很確定他對Ronan是怎麼樣的感覺,所以之後才會跑去問Gansey~或者是他清楚地知道Ronan把他看得很重,他怕自己沒有辦法同等的付出?)

When Adam kissed him, it was every mile per hour Ronan had ever gone over the speed limit. It was every window-down, goose-bumps-on-skin, teeth-chattering-cold night drive....They were both hungry animals, but Adam had been starving for longer.

歐歐歐歐歐我超級喜歡這樣的形容的,所以只好來亂翻一下:Adam親他的時候,那種感覺像Ronan超速的每一公里/小時,像是每一次開著窗子吹冷風吹到顫抖的在晚上開車⋯⋯其實我也不知道為什麼我會這麼地喜歡他們兩個在一起耶,但是事實上最他們兩個的這些幕我的興奮程度是大於對Gansey跟Blue的哈哈哈。讀Gansey跟Blue也是會覺得興奮的想要尖叫(派對那幕)但是之後比較是會覺得~啊~~好窩心喔~~~(感到很溫暖)

 

 

〔Henry〕

"I hope you will choose to trust me. Becuase I'm overfull on secrets and underfed on friends."

一開始我還真的以為Henry是一個壞人耶,在他把Gansey帶到那個暗處然後貌似是要拿蜜蜂叮他時!!!其實我心裡還是有點不舒服,因為我覺得Noah這個角色完全fadeout很可憐⋯⋯感覺作者寫出Henry就是要拿他來取代Noah的地位的,讓這幫人馬人數還是齊的⋯⋯

"I don't have to remind you I'm with Gansey, right?" "Naturally not. I'm Henrysexual, anyway."

但我不能否認Henry是一個好朋友,而且他也很搞笑,而且可以擁有亞洲人代表的感覺也蠻好的!

"Life's a show," he replied. He counted one with his middle finger, and then his face melted into exaggerated shock. Blue shouted, "Drop dead, you bastard!" "FINE!" Henry screamed back, with slightly more hysteria than the role required.

這段我真的讀得快要笑爛哈哈哈哈,超級好笑的,而且非常有畫面!!!Blue一開始很尷尬的想說同學一定覺得他說一套做一套,假裝鄙視Aglionby的男孩,卻要搭其中一個男孩的車!接下來他們Henry假裝吵架也很好笑,好想要看到這個拍成喜劇喔喔喔喔。Henry人也很好的幫Blue解套,Blue還想說鬆一口氣,卻沒有想到馬上又來了下一台車⋯⋯那個當下的乾尬與無奈(他又不能不搭上Gansey的車),真的是好好笑啊啊啊~~~(而且Gansey去接Blue耶歐歐歐歐好窩心好甜蜜~)

 
 

〔The Demon〕

"Willing death to pay for unwilling death. That's the way."

Blue爸爸的真相我還是有點難以面對,其實他就是一個樹精嗎?!!!不是很好理解哈哈哈但是蠻酷的!哎在他一說出這句話時,讀到時也覺得嗯,我好像早該料到會如此的!!!接下來Gansey自己跑去找Glendower時我覺得超崩潰的!!!我想說這件事情本來就應該是他們一夥人一起做的啊,他怎麼可以自己去!!!!而Henry把自己的毛衣給他時,就想到Blue Lily, Lily Blue一開始時,Blue心想Gansey死的時候是穿著Aglionby的毛衣的⋯⋯很想要大喊叫Henry不要做這件事情(明明就遲早會發生的)

Adam inhaled. Gansey didn't. He didn't breathe at all...Glendower was dead.

其實不知道為什麼,我一直覺得這樣的事情大概會發生⋯⋯就我一直覺得要馬Glendower不是一個可以叫醒的人或者是他根本不是在這裡,要馬喚醒他根本不是什麼好是情(就他是一個惡魔之類的)。所以讀到這段我不算是很訝異的。況且我一直以來都有種直覺覺得最後一本書的書名The Raven King是指Gansey而不是指Glendower,因為Gansey常被形容成是一個King。

If Glendower had always been dead, it could not have been him who spared Gansey. If Glendower had not saved Gansey's life, he did not know who to thank, or who to be, or how to live.

只是雖然我讀的時候不很訝異,這件事情實在對Gansey的打擊很大啊⋯⋯(不過我還是沒有辦法完全理解他去追尋Glendower的意義⋯⋯?是因為他想要證明真的有某種神力救了他,而神力會救他就是因為他值得被救嗎?)

It took Ronan too long to realize Adam was killing him.

The demon slowly worked at the fibers of the dreamer...in those short burst of darkness, the dreamer snatched at light, and when he swam back to consciousness, he thrust the dream into reality. He shaped them into flapping creatures and earthbound stars and flaming crowns and golden notes...But he was dying.

這段我真的看得超級心痛的,怎麼可以去欺負我最喜歡的Ronan!!!!!而且Adam去掐著Ronan時,Ronan還很不願意要為了救自己傷害Adam,那段真的會讓人很想要哭!!!不只是為了Ronan,也為了Adam沒有辦法控制自己身體的痛苦嗚嗚嗚嗚⋯⋯之後Persephone出現我莫名的很感動耶,感覺除了Ronan之外,Persephone就是最相信Adam的人了,一再的守護著他。

"I'll be okay. I'm ready. Blue, kiss me."...In another world, it would be just this: a girl softly pressing her lips to a boy's...Right after he spoke, Blue threw her arms around his neck. Right after he spoke, she pressed her face into the side of his. Right after he spoke, she held him like a shouted word. Love, love, love. He fell quietly from her arms.

雖然一直都知道會走向這樣的結局,雖然我從不覺得Maggie Stiefvater會像Rick Riordan一樣讓預言有雙重含義,讀到這段還是覺得很⋯⋯情緒真的很複雜耶!!!只單純看那樣的接吻場景(背景很多Ronan夢裡抓出來的各種東西)好似是很美麗的畫面,有水又有花瓣在掉落。而看Gansey決定犧牲自己,他跟Blue說I'm ready,一方面心很痛又覺得這樣悲淒的場景十分的動人(人總是最會被悲劇打動啊)。而最後Gansey還真的死了,靜靜地落下,不禁覺得這樣的場景很有美感,同時又很無法接受!!!!!

(是說我很喜歡作者將Blue和Gansey接吻Gansey會死亡這件事情給予了一個理由,不是只是一個莫名的預言而已。)

Noah crouched over Gansey's body. He said, for the last time...

啊啊啊啊Noah這段真的是完全的顛覆了這整個小說的一切根本啊!!!!原來從頭到尾都是他,是他在被Whelk殺害後用他從Cabeswater得到的favor喚醒Gansey的!!!是他一再的回到那個時間點,告訴Gansey是Glendower救了他的,因為Noah知道這樣Gansey才會踏上這樣的旅程,他才會遇到其他人,他才會做出最後的犧牲來消滅那個惡魔。雖然作者最後讓我們知道Noah對於整個故事的重要性,也算是給了他一的善終(最後Noah確實是消失了吧),但我總覺得不是很開心啊⋯⋯好像對Noah最後的下場交代的也不是很夠清楚,又用Henry來取代他⋯⋯

The last tree fell, and the forest was gone, and everything was absolutely silent. Blue touched Gansey's face. She whispered, "Wake up."

當然是很開心Gansey又復活了,只是我總希望這之中會有代價一點?因為若Gansey是如此完整的回來,那他死亡的那個犧牲似乎就沒有那麼偉大了。像是回來時有點失憶啊,或者是要花一段時間重新變回自己之類的,這樣雖然心痛,但就是要讓讀者心痛才會對小說印象更深刻啊!最後整個故事的結尾,可以清楚地看到Gansey是完全正常的(當然過程中或許有經過些波折)。我可以理解Ronan跟Adam不會想要離開Henrietta的這個想法,但我總覺得Gansey跟Blue要踏上一個road trip就是應該要跟Ronan和Adam一起啊!!!!!我不是討厭Henry,我只是不覺得他應該跟Ronan和Adam擁有同等地位⋯⋯(這樣是不是很排他啊)

還有,最後故事結局是怎麼樣啊啊啊啊啊,這個意思是Ronan要再夢出一個Cabeswater嗎?!!!!我超希望這個系列會有續集的耶,因為總覺得這一切都只是一個開端啊!兩對戀情其實才剛開始展開,他們所有人對於魔法的認知也才剛開始有點建立,跟Henry的友誼也才剛開始而已,這一切感覺就像是這夥人的真正故事的prologue而已啊!

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  • rubyto
  • hi~i have been back in birmingham for a couple of weeks now.and i've been on vacation in cornwall until yesterday>< i just want you to know that i've just finished reading A Court of Mist and Fury and i really enjoyed this one.i actually think it's lot different from the first book and it is definitely better than book one>
  • Hey, I feel like I haven't heard from you in such a long time! I'm glad you liked ACOMAF!! I think it's incredible how much this one improved from ACOTAR (though I like ACOTAR quite a lot!)
    I also finished The Raven King and I loved it so much!!! I love all of the characters, though to be honest my favorite is Ronan! (I guess I am just very susceptible to the bad boy types like Ronan, Rhys, and Will!)
    I don't know if you've read the 5th wave, but anyways I finished the third book in the series and it was surprisingly good! Now I'm reading Me Before You because I want to do that before watching the movie and I'm really liking this book!

    Tiffany! 於 2016/06/01 16:11 回覆

  • ruby
  • 嗯,我現在做的這份工作很有意思,但是太累了,而且我有很其他的很想要做的事情了。所以我回伯明翰待了一段時間,然後覺得自從開始這個工作,我就沒有去長時間的旅行過了,所以我去旅行了。不對,應該説我還在旅行中啦。

    我有讀me before you!一開始我覺得很困惑,以爲那是個關於安樂死的故事,可是後來我才理解will。你看,很多的書關於安樂死都是從家人的角度出發的,或者是執行的人,可是我覺得這本書從will的角度寫出來的東西很讓人深省。will并不是選擇了死亡,他選擇的是選擇的權利,他并不是因爲厭世才做了那個決定的。我不能說覺得他是對的,可是他有這個權利去做這個決定。也許是他唯一的權利了。而從這個角度來説,我覺得選擇陪在他身邊到最後,是一種很偉大的理解。

    不過那本書有點進得太慢,出得太快的感覺……雖然我很喜歡那個文筆>

    gansey仍然是我在那個系列里的最愛呵呵>
  • 嗯嗯嗯感覺起來你這工作真的是蠻累的啊⋯⋯助你旅行於快! Me Before You我覺得還蠻吃了不了解Will的,像這本就受到蠻多批評,說MBY想要表示的是只有healthy people才值得活下去一樣,但我覺得並不是如此!我覺得這一切都是個人的選擇,而Will做出這樣的選擇,愛他的人就應該再沒有辦法稅罰他後,支持與陪伴他!
    確實這書進展比較慢,不過我是看得蠻入迷的,因為我覺得文筆蠻好的!

    Tiffany! 於 2016/06/08 22:34 回覆

  • rubyto
  • BTW,i've finished <after you>.(I didn't even know there was a sequel.)I feel terrible saying this,but i honestly dislike it.(sad face)
  • 我看了after you那個excerpt其實是蠻不喜歡的,and there are so many negative reviews that I think I won't read it...I mean to me Me Before You is already very good as a standalone, it doesn't need a sequel!

    Tiffany! 於 2016/06/08 22:35 回覆

  • THERESA
  • 請問到底結局是HE還是BE?因為我是一個只看好的結局的人....正在考慮是否入坑XDDD
  • 算是好結局呦!

    Tiffany! 於 2016/09/06 00:24 回覆

  • Sugar
  • 之前因為還沒看 所以一直不敢看你的心得!
    在我進度落後很久終於看完之後, 今天才很認真往下拉慢慢看妳的心得 XDD
    Maggie的文筆真的很幽默, 且他寫感情的部分很細膩, 不會太過誇飾, 我喜歡.
    Adam & Ronan 這樣的結局好棒喔!!
    (害我對另一部小說"禁忌之子"裡的 納森&加百列 的結局更覺遺憾...
  • 喔喔喔喔還好你沒有之前看!!免得被雷哈哈哈
    對呀對呀,我很喜歡maggie的文筆因為我覺得在特別之中又不會很冗贅!
    Adam跟Ronan我真的超愛耶耶耶耶,其實他們才是我最ship的一對(在這個系列中)(當然我也很愛Blue跟Gansey)

    Tiffany! 於 2016/09/06 00:24 回覆

  • Sugar
  • 是說 還沒看完The Raven King之前, 不敢看妳的心得文..
    漏掉好多字 XDDDD
  • Sugar
  • 話說之前有看到消息,作者預計要寫渡鴉番外系列,也是三部曲。
    好希望是快點出!好彌補我對男孩女孩們意猶未盡的故事結局 XDDD
  • 對!!!作者要寫以Ronan Lynch為主角的三部曲,我超興奮的!!!

    Tiffany! 於 2017/01/23 22:19 回覆

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