Recensie: Summer Days & Summer Nights

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Auteurs: Stephanie Perkins, Leigh Bardugo, Jon Skovron, Jennifer E. Smith, Francesca Lia Block, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Brandy Colbert, Tim Federle, Lev Grossman, Nina LaCour en Veronica Roth
Titel: Summer Days & Summer Nights
Genre: Young Adult, romance, korte verhalen
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2016
ISBN: 9781250079121
Aantal pagina’s: 388
Gelezen: Juli 2018 – mei 2020
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Omslagtekst:
Maybe it’s the long, lazy days, or maybe it’s the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for Maybe it’s the long, lazy days, or maybe it’s the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom. Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, written by twelve bestselling young adult writers and edited by the international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins, will have you dreaming of sunset strolls by the lake. So set out your beach chair and grab your sunglasses. You have twelve reasons this summer to soak up the sun and fall in love.

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Recensie: Ever Alice (DNF)

43694151Auteur: H. J. Ramsay
Titel: Ever Alice
Genre: Adaptatie, fantasy, ya
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2019
ISBN: 9780996923941
Aantal pagina’s: 
347
Gelezen:
April 2020
♥ DNF

Omslagtekst:
Alice’s stories of Wonderland did more than raise a few eyebrows—it landed her in an asylum. Now at 15 years of age, she’s willing to do anything to leave, which includes agreeing to an experimental procedure. When Alice decides at the last minute not to go through with it, she escapes with the White Rabbit to Wonderland and trades one mad house for another: the court of the Queen of Hearts. Only this time, she is under orders to take out the Queen. When love, scandal, and intrigue begin to muddle her mission, Alice finds herself on the wrong side of the chopping block.

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Wat doe je tijdens de quarantaine?

20200513_115849_0000Nou, is dit een duidelijk antwoord? Ik werk voor een groot deel thuis maar in de avonden, weekenden en vrije dag moet ik toch iets verzinnen om te doen. Ik ben begonnen met Frans leren, leer nieuwe liedjes op mijn ukulele, werk hard aan mijn reisblog, speel spelletjes en… lees boeken! Hoe verrassend! Het leek me wel grappig om een overzichtje te maken van alle boeken die ik heb gelezen tijdens de quarantaine, en dat zijn er nogal wat!

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Recensie: Toil & Trouble

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Auteurs: Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood, Brandy Colbert, Zoraida Córdova, Andrea Cremer, Kate Hart, Emery Lord, Elizabeth May, Anna-Marie McLemore,  Tehlor Kay Mejia, Lindsay Smith, Nova Ren Suma, Robin Talley, Shveta Thakrar en Brenna Yovanoff
Titel: Toil & Trouble – 15 tales of women & witchcraft
Genre: Korte verhalen, fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9781335016270
Aantal pagina’s:
405
Gelezen:
Juli 2018 – Mei 2020
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Omslagtekst:
A young adult fiction anthology of 15 stories featuring contemporary, historical, and futuristic stories featuring witchy heroines who are diverse in race, class, sexuality, religion, geography, and era.

Are you a good witch or a bad witch?

Glinda the Good Witch. Elphaba the Wicked Witch. Willow. Sabrina. Gemma Doyle. The Mayfair Witches. Ursula the Sea Witch. Morgan le Fey. The three weird sisters from Macbeth.

History tells us women accused of witchcraft were often outsiders: educated, independent, unmarried, unwilling to fall in line with traditional societal expectations.

Bold. Powerful. Rebellious.

A bruja’s traditional love spell has unexpected results. A witch’s healing hands begin to take life instead of giving it when she ignores her attraction to a fellow witch. In a terrifying future, women are captured by a cabal of men crying witchcraft and the one true witch among them must fight to free them all. In a desolate past, three orphaned sisters prophesize for a murderous king. Somewhere in the present, a teen girl just wants to kiss a boy without causing a hurricane.

From good witches to bad witches, to witches who are a bit of both, this is an anthology of diverse witchy tales from a collection of diverse, feminist authors. The collective strength of women working together—magically or mundanely–has long frightened society, to the point that women’s rights are challenged, legislated against, and denied all over the world. Toil & Trouble delves deep into the truly diverse mythology of witchcraft from many cultures and feminist points of view, to create modern and unique tales of witchery that have yet to be explored.

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Recensie: Burial Rites

16122081Auteur: Hannah Kent
Titel: Burial Rites
Genre: Historische fictie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2013
ISBN: 9781447233169
Aantal pagina’s:
338
Gelezen:
Februari 2020
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Omslagtekst:
Charged with the brutal murder of two men, Agnes Magnusdóttir has been removed to her homeland’s farthest reaches, to an isolated farm in northern Iceland, to await execution.

Horrified at the prospect of housing a convicted murderer, the family on the farm at first avoids Agnes. Only Tóti, a priest Agnes has chosen to be her spiritual guardian, seeks to understand her. As the winter months pass and Agnes’s death looms closer, the farmer’s wife and daughters learn there is another side to the sensational tale they’ve heard–but will their new knowledge be enough to save Agnes?

Hannah Kent makes real the saga of a doomed young woman who in the early nineteenth century became the last person to be publicly beheaded in Iceland. Rich with lyricism and startling in its revelations, Burial Rites evokes a dramatic existence in a distant time and place as it poses a heartbreaking question: How can one woman hope to endure when her life depends on the stories told by others? Lees verder

Recensie: P.S. I like you

25486998Auteur: Kasie West
Titel: P.S. I like you
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2016
ISBN: 9780545850971
Aantal pagina’s:
330
Gelezen: Maart 2020
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Omslagtekst:
While spacing out in chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds that someone has continued the lyrics on the desk and added a message to her. Intrigue!

Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging full-on letters—sharing secrets, recommending bands, and opening up to each other. Lily realizes she’s kind of falling for this letter writer. Only, who is he? As Lily attempts to unravel the mystery and juggle school, friends, crushes, and her crazy family, she discovers that matters of the heart can’t always be spelled out…

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Recensie: Since you’ve been gone

18189606Auteur: Morgan Matson
Titel: Since you’ve been gone
Genre: Contemporary YA
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2014
ISBN:9781442435001
Aantal pagina’s
: 449
Gelezen: Februari 2020
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Omslagtekst:
It was Sloane who yanked Emily out of her shell and made life 100% interesting. But right before what should have been the most epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. All she leaves behind is a to-do list.

On it, thirteen Sloane-inspired tasks that Emily would normally never try. But what if they could bring her best friend back?

Apple picking at night? Okay, easy enough.

Dance until dawn? Sure. Why not?

Kiss a stranger? Um…

Emily now has this unexpected summer, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected), to check things off Sloane’s list. Who knows what she’ll find?

Go skinny-dipping? Wait…what?
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Serierecensie: Virgin River

Martin Henderson and Alexandra Breckenridge in Virgin River (2019)

Creator: Sue Tenney
Titel: Virgin River
Seizoen: 1- 2, 20 afleveringen (tot nu toe)
Genre: Drama, romance
Jaar: 2019 –
Acteurs: Alexandra Breckenridge, Colin Lawrence, Benjamin Hollingsworth, Grayson Maxwell Gurnsey
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IMDB Samenvatting:
After seeing an ad for a midwife, a big-city nurse moves to the redwood forests of northern California, where she meets an intriguing man.
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Showcase Sunday

DSC07017Hoi allemaal! Hoe gaat het met jullie? Zijn jullie de lockdown ook al zo zat? Ik ben de laatste tijd aan het proberen om nuttig bezig te blijven. Ik ben heel veel aan het lezen (zo’n drie boeken per week) heb me voorgenomen om te blijven sporten (en ik heb zelfs een hometrainer gekocht) en probeer mezelf nieuwe dingen te leren. Maar het is niet altijd even makkelijk om gemotiveerd te blijven.

Ik hoop dat het met jullie allemaal goed gaat, dat jullie je fris en gezond voelen en dat jullie binnen blijven. Lees die boekenkast maar eens uit, tijd om al die ongelezen boeken uit het stof te halen!

Ik heb zelf al een aardige deuk gemaakt in mijn TBR (vandaar dat er de laatste tijd weer meer recensies online komen) maar ik blijf ook nieuwe boeken kopen. Bij Libris, natuurlijk. Want zo kan ik de lokale boekhandel nog een beetje steunen. En mezelf bezig houden.

Genoeg gekletst, ik zag dat ik al sinds eind januari geen showcase meer had geplaatst, dus dat werd nu toch wel weer eens tijd. En het is zondag, dus perfecte timing!
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Recensie: Anne of Green Gables

16127220. sx318 Auteur: L.M. Montgomery
Titel: Anne of Green Gables
Genre: Jeugdliteratuur classics
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1908
ISBN: 9780099582649
Aantal pagina’s:
468
Gelezen: Januari 2020
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Omslagtekst:
My dislikes: Being an orphan, having red hair, people twitting about my red hair, being called “carrots” by Gilbert Blythe. My likes: Living at the Green Gables with Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, my bosom-friend Diana, dresses with puff sleeves, renaming Barry’s pond the Lake of Shining Waters, coming top of the class. My regrets: Dyeing my hair green. Smashing a slate over Gilbert Blythe’s head. My dream: To tame my temper. To be good (this is an uphill struggle). To grow up to have auburn hair!
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