Recensie: The Isle of the Lost

22639095Auteur: Melissa de la Cruz
Titel: The isle of the lost
Serie: Descendants #1
Genre: Jeugd, fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2015
ISBN: 9781484720974
Aantal pagina’s: 311
Gelezen: April 2018
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Twenty years ago, all the evil villains were banished from the kingdom of Auradon and made to live in virtual imprisonment on the Isle of the Lost. The island is surrounded by a magical force field that keeps the villains and their descendants safely locked up and away from the mainland. Life on the island is dark and dreary. It is a dirty, decrepit place that’s been left to rot and forgotten by the world.

But hidden in the mysterious Forbidden Fortress is a dragon’s eye: the key to true darkness and the villains’ only hope of escape. Only the cleverest, evilest, nastiest little villain can find it…who will it be?

Maleficent, Mistress of the Dark: As the self-proclaimed ruler of the isle, Maleficent has no tolerance for anything less than pure evil. She has little time for her subjects, who have still not mastered life without magic. Her only concern is getting off the Isle of the Lost.

Mal: At sixteen, Maleficent’s daughter is the most talented student at Dragon Hall, best known for her evil schemes. And when she hears about the dragon’s eye, Mal thinks this could be her chance to prove herself as the cruelest of them all.

Evie: Having been castle-schooled for years, Evil Queen’s daughter, Evie, doesn’t know the ins and outs of Dragon Hall. But she’s a quick study, especially after she falls for one too many of Mal’s little tricks.

Jay: As the son of Jafar, Jay is a boy of many talents: stealing and lying to name a few. Jay and Mal have been frenemies forever and he’s not about to miss out on the hunt for the dragon’s eye.

Carlos: Cruella de Vil’s son may not be bravest, but he’s certainly clever. Carlos’s inventions may be the missing piece in locating the dragon’s eye and ending the banishment for good.

Mal soon learns from her mother that the dragon’s eye is cursed and whoever retrieves it will be knocked into a deep sleep for a thousand years. But Mal has a plan to capture it. She’ll just need a little help from her “friends.” In their quest for the dragon’s eye, these kids begin to realize that just because you come from an evil family tree, being good ain’t so bad.
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Recensie: Calling Mrs Christmas

17984768Auteur: Carole Matthews
Titel: Calling Mrs Christmas
Genre: Romance
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2013
ISBN: 9780751545586
Aantal pagina’s: 452
Gelezen: December 2018
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Cassie Smith has been out of work for a while but she has an idea. Drawing on her love of Christmas, she begins charging for small things: wrapping presents; writing cards; tree-decorating. She’s soon in huge demand and Cassie’s business, Calling Mrs Christmas, is born.

Carter Randall wants to make Christmas special for his children so he enlists Cassie’s help, and his lavish requests start taking up all her time. Thank goodness she can rely on her partner Jim to handle the rest of her clients.

When Carter asks Cassie to join them on a trip to Lapland, she knows she shouldn’t go. As much as tries, Cassie can’t deny how drawn she is to Carter and everything he has to offer, but she still loves her warm-hearted Jim. Suddenly Cassie finds herself facing a heart-breaking choice that could change her entire life.  Lees verder

Recensie: Nevermoor

38352645Auteur: Jessica Townsend
Titel: Nevermoor, the trials of Morrigan Crow
Serie: Nevermoor #1
Genre: Jeugd, fantasy,
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9781510103825
Aantal pagina’s: 384
Gelezen: Oktober 2018
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Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she’s blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks–and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on her eleventh birthday.

But as Morrigan awaits her fate, a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears. Chased by black-smoke hounds and shadowy hunters on horseback, he whisks her away into the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor.

It’s then that Morrigan discovers Jupiter has chosen her to contend for a place in the city’s most prestigious organization: the Wundrous Society. In order to join, she must compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children, each boasting an extraordinary talent that sets them apart–an extraordinary talent that Morrigan insists she does not have. To stay in the safety of Nevermoor for good, Morrigan will need to find a way to pass the tests–or she’ll have to leave the city to confront her deadly fate.
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Recensie: On the go

30742759Auteur: Rens Kroes
Titel: On the Go: 49 nieuwe powerfood recepten van Rens Kroes
Genre: Kookboeken, non-fictie
Taal: Nederlands
Jaar: 2016
ISBN: 9789000352562
Aantal pagina’s: 143
Gelezen en uitgeprobeerd in: Januari 2019
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Omslagtekst:
Op veler verzoek komt Rens Kroes, bekend van Powerfood en Powerfood – Van Friesland naar New York nu met heerlijke meeneemgerechten. Ontbijtjes on the go; inspiratie voor je lunchtrommel; heerlijke salades voor bij een zomerse picknick; zalig zoet voor na je work-out: On the go biedt je 49 powerfoodrecepten die goddelijk smaken, goed voor je zijn én makkelijk zijn mee te nemen.

Bovendien laat Rens zien welke trommels, bakjes en potten handig zijn voor het vervoeren van je smoothies, salades en snacks. Zij geeft tips over bewaren, invriezen en voorbereiden. Sunday preppen, de avond ervoor of op het laatste moment, je bent nu altijd voorbereid. Rens Kroes laat met dit boek zien dat een gezonde lifestyle – ook als je het druk hebt – niet heel ingewikkeld hoeft te zijn.
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Recensie: Shadow and Bone

35384793Auteur: Leigh Bardugo
Titel: Shadow and Bone
Serie: Grishaverse #1
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2012
ISBN: 9781250027436
Aantal pagina’s: 416
Gelezen: December 2018
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Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.
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Recensie: Gone Girl

19288043Auteur: Gillian Flynn
Titel: Gone Girl
Genre: Mysterie, crime
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2012
ISBN: 9780307588371
Aantal pagina’s: 415
Gelezen: December 2018
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On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer? Lees verder

Recensie: Children of Blood and Bone

34728667Auteur: Tomi Adeyemi
Titel: Children of Blood and Bone
Genre: YA Fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9781250170972
Aantal pagina’s: 525
Gelezen: April 2018
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They killed my mother.
They took our magic.
They tried to bury us.

Now we rise.

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy.

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