Recensie: Nightingale

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Auteur: Amy Lukavics
Titel: Nightingale
Genre: Horror, YA
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9781335012340
Aantal pagina’s: 347
Gelezen: Mei 2020
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Omslagtekst:
At seventeen, June Hardie is everything a young woman in 1951 shouldn’t be–independent, rebellious, a dreamer. June longs to travel, to attend college and to write the dark science fiction stories that consume her waking hours. But her parents only care about making June a better young woman. Her mother grooms her to be a perfect little homemaker while her father pushes her to marry his business partner’s domineering son. When June resists, her whole world is shattered–suburbia isn’t the only prison for different women.

June’s parents commit her to Burrow Place Asylum, aka the Institution. With its sickening conditions, terrifying staff and brutal “medical treatments,” the Institution preys on June’s darkest secrets and deepest fears. And she’s not alone. The Institution terrorizes June’s fragile roommate, Eleanor, and the other women locked away within its crumbling walls. Those who dare speak up disappear…or worse. Trapped between a gruesome reality and increasingly sinister hallucinations, June isn’t sure where her nightmares end and real life begins. But she does know one thing: in order to survive, she must destroy the Institution before it finally claims them all.

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#Blacklivesmatter

Door middel van deze blogpost wil ik ook mijn 2 cent bijdragen, door het delen van boeken over racisme of met donkere personages in de hoofdrol ♥

  • Tomi Adeyemi – Children of Blood & Bone
  • Tahereh Mafi – Furthermore
  • Simone Atangana Bekono – Hoe de eerste vonken zichtbaar waren
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe – Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Harper Lee – To kill a mockingbird

Recensie: Leon & Juliette

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Auteur: Annejet van der Zijl
Titel: Leon & Juliette
Genre: Kort verhaal, biografie, historie
Taal: Nederlands
Jaar: 2020
ISBN: 9789059655133
Aantal pagina’s: 95
Gelezen: April 2020
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Boekenweekgeschenk 2020

Omslagtekst:
De plaats was Charleston, het jaar was 1820. Hij was een jonge Nederlander die zijn verarmde vaderland was ontvlucht om fortuin te maken in de Nieuwe Wereld. Zij was een zwart meisje in een samenleving waar iemand zoals zij niet meer waard was dan een onmondig stuk vee dat naar believen gekocht en gebruikt kon worden.
In Leon & Juliette reconstrueert Annejet van der Zijl een waargebeurde negentiende-eeuwse liefdesgeschiedenis die alles trotseerde, tot de vergetelheid aan toe. 

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Recensie: Wilder Girls

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Auteur: Rory Power
Titel: Wilder Girls
Genre: YA, Sci-fi, Dystopie, horror
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2019
ISBN: 9780525645580
Aantal pagina’s: 357
Gelezen: April 2020
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Omslagtekst:
It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty’s life out from under her.

It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don’t dare wander outside the school’s fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything.

But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there’s more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true.

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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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