Auteur: Melissa Daley
Titel: Molly & het kattencafé
Aantal pagina’s: 204
Gelezen: Maart 2019
Wanneer de jonge cypers Molly haar baasje verliest, wordt ze herplaatst in een huis met drie katten-hatende honden. Ze besluit het heft in eigen poot te nemen en een nieuw thuis te vinden. Maar als ze na een lange tocht door de hobbelige straten van Stourton loopt, lijkt een nieuw huis verder weg dan ooit…
Tot op een dag café-eigenaresse Debbie haar vindt. Net als Molly is ook Debbie zoekende. Pas gescheiden en met een dochter om voor te zorgen, doet ze alles wat ze kan om haar kwakkelende café draaiende te houden. Maar niet alleen financieel is het lastig, Debbie wordt ook tegengewerkt uit onverwachte hoek. Is de oplossing misschien dichterbij dan ze denkt? Zal het Debbie en Molly lukken om het tij te keren en het eerste kattencafé van de Cotswolds te openen?
Auteur: Ashley Poston
Genre: YA, sprookjesadaptatie, contemporary
Aantal pagina’s: 230
Gelezen: mei 2018
Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic science-fiction series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck and her dad’s old costume, Elle’s determined to win – unless her stepsisters get there first.
Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons – before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he has ever wanted, but Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake – until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. But when she disappears at midnight, will he ever be able to find her again?
Part-romance, part-love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom.
Auteur: Dana Mele
Titel: People like us
Genre: YA mystery, thriller
Aantal pagina’s: 378
Gelezen: Mei 2018
Kay Donovan may have skeletons in her closet, but the past is past, and she’s reinvented herself entirely. Now she’s a star soccer player whose group of gorgeous friends run their private school with effortless popularity and acerbic wit. But when a girl’s body is found in the lake, Kay’s carefully constructed life begins to topple.
The dead girl has left Kay a computer-coded scavenger hunt, which, as it unravels, begins to implicate suspect after suspect, until Kay herself is in the crosshairs of a murder investigation. But if Kay’s finally backed into a corner, she’ll do what it takes to survive. Because at Bates Academy, the truth is something you make…not something that happened.
Auteur: Holly Smale
Titel: Geek Girl
Serie: Geek Girl #1
Genre: Contemporary jeugd
Aantal pagina’s: 378
Gelezen: April 2018
Harriet Manners knows a lot of things.
She knows that a cat has 32 muscles in each ear, a “jiffy” lasts 1/100th of a second, and the average person laughs 15 times per day. What she isn’t quite so sure about is why nobody at school seems to like her very much. So when she’s spotted by a top model agent, Harriet grabs the chance to reinvent herself. Even if it means stealing her Best Friend’s dream, incurring the wrath of her arch enemy Alexa, and repeatedly humiliating herself in front of the impossibly handsome supermodel Nick. Even if it means lying to the people she loves.
As Harriet veers from one couture disaster to the next with the help of her overly enthusiastic father and her uber-geeky stalker, Toby, she begins to realise that the world of fashion doesn’t seem to like her any more than the real world did.
And as her old life starts to fall apart, the question is: will Harriet be able to transform herself before she ruins everything?
Auteur: Scarlett Curtis (e.a.)
Titel: Feminists don’t wear pink (and other lies)- Amazing women on what the f-word means to them
Genre: Essays, feminisme, YA
Aantal pagina’s: 384
Gelezen: Maart 2019
A collection of writing from extraordinary women, from Hollywood actresses to teenage activists, each telling the story of their personal relationship with feminism, this book explores what it means to be a woman from every point of view.
Often funny, sometimes surprising, and always inspiring, this book aims to bridge the gap between the feminist hashtag and the scholarly text by giving women the space to explain how they actually feel about feminism.
Published in partnership with Girl Up, the UN’s women’s foundation, royalties will benefit the charity.
Curated by STYLE columnist and Pink Protest founder Scarlett Curtis, with some names still to be announced, contributors include:
Bridget Jones (by Helen Fielding) – Saoirse Ronan – Dolly Alderton – Karen Gillan – Alicia Garza – Jameela Jamil – Kat Dennings – Nimco Ali – Beanie Feldstein – Olivia Perez – Amika George – Evanna Lynch – Akilah Hughes – Tanya Burr – Grace Campbell – Alison Sudol – Kiernan Shipka – Elyse Fox – Charlie Craggs – Rhyannon Styles – Skai Jackson – Tasha Bishop – Lolly Adefope – Bronwen Brenner – Dr Alaa Murabit – Trisha Shetty – Jordan Hewson – Amy Trigg – Em Odesser – Emi Mahmoud – Lydia Wilson – Swati Sharma.
Auteur: Tahereh Mafi
Serie: Furthermore #2, maar leest ook prima als je het eerste deel niet gelezen hebt
Genre: YA Fantasy
Aantal pagina’s: 368
Gelezen: November 2018
A new adventure about a girl who is fated to wash the bodies of the dead in this companion to Furthermore.
Our story begins on a frosty night…
Laylee can barely remember the happier times before her beloved mother died. Before her father, driven by grief, lost his wits (and his way). Before she was left as the sole remaining mordeshoor in the village of Whichwood, destined to spend her days washing the bodies of the dead and preparing their souls for the afterlife. It’s become easy to forget and easier still to ignore the way her hands are stiffening and turning silver, just like her hair, and her own ever-increasing loneliness and fear.
But soon, a pair of familiar strangers appears, and Laylee’s world is turned upside down as she rediscovers color, magic, and the healing power of friendship.
Auteur: Kheryn Callender
Titel: This is kind of an epic love story
Genre: YA, contemporary
Aantal pagina’s: 304
Gelezen: Februari 2019
Nathan Bird doesn’t believe in happy endings.
Although he’s the ultimate film buff and an aspiring screenwriter, Nate’s seen the demise of too many relationships to believe that happy endings exist in real life.
Playing it safe to avoid a broken heart has been his MO ever since his father died and left his mom to unravel—but this strategy is not without fault. His best-friend-turned-girlfriend-turned-best-friend-again, Florence, is set on making sure Nate finds someone else. And in a twist that is rom-com-worthy, someone does come along: Oliver James Hernández, his childhood best friend.
After a painful mix-up when they were little, Nate finally has the chance to tell Ollie the truth about his feelings. But can Nate find the courage to pursue his own happily ever after?