Recensie: De arabier van de toekomst

25105057Auteur: Riad Sattouf
Titel: De arabier van de toekomst
Genre: Graphic novel, memoirs, non-fictie
Taal: Nederlands
Jaar: 2014
ISBN: 9789044534672
Aantal pagina’s: 158
Gelezen: Januari 2018
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Omslagtekst: 
De kleine Riad, blond als zijn Franse moeder, groeit op in de Arabische wereld van zijn vader: het Libië van Khadafi en het Syrië van Assad. Dat zijn nou echte, moderne mannen, vindt Riads vader. Zo moet zijn zoon ook worden: een Arabier van de toekomst.
In deze kleurrijke autobiografische graphic novel schetst Sattouf het Midden-Oosten van de vroege jaren tachtig, en geeft de lezer zo een kritisch en komisch inkijkje in de culturele achtergrond van de conflicten van vandaag.
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Recensie: Eliza and her monsters

31931941Auteur: Francesca Zappia
Titel: Eliza and her monsters
Genre: YA contemporary
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9780062290137
Aantal pagina’s: 385
Gelezen: Maart 2018
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Omslagtekst:
Her story is a phenomenon. Her life is a disaster.

In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, she’s LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves the online one, and she has no desire to try.

Then Wallace Warland, Monstrous Sea’s biggest fanfiction writer, transfers to her school. Wallace thinks Eliza is just another fan, and as he draws her out of her shell, she begins to wonder if a life offline might be worthwhile.

But when Eliza’s secret is accidentally shared with the world, everything she’s built—her story, her relationship with Wallace, and even her sanity—begins to fall apart.
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De leukste baan van de wereld

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Hoi allemaal! Vandaag even geen recensie, maar een persoonlijk blogje. Jullie hebben vast wel meegekregen dat het de afgelopen tijd wat rustiger is geweest en dat ik dat telkens wijt aan een nieuwe baan, verhuizing en vakantie. Het zijn allemaal hele leuke veranderingen, maar wel erg grote. Alles is omgegooid en hoewel ik daar super blij mee ben, kostte het me wel tijd om overal aan te wennen en mijn plekje te vinden. Inmiddels is het allemaal wat rustiger. Het huis is zo goed als af en ingericht en ik heb mijn draai inmiddels ook gevonden in de nieuwe baan. Een baan waar ik jullie nog helemaal niks over verteld heb, geloof ik, behalve dat het iets met boeken is. Tijd om daar eens verandering in te brengen!
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Recensie: De wereld volgens Bob

18664310 Auteur: James Bowen
Titel: De wereld volgens Bob
Genre: Waargebeurde verhalen, biografie, katten
Taal: Nederlands
Jaar: 2013
ISBN: 978904434281
Aantal pagina’s: 256
Gelezen: Maart 2018
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Omslagtekst:
Bob is geen gewone kat. Gezeten op de schouders van zijn baasje James, is hij een bekende verschijning in de straten van Londen. James is straatmuzikant en ze treden
samen op. Overal worden ze herkend en Bob is simpelweg onweerstaanbaar. In Bob de straatkat beschreef voormalig zwerver en drugsverslaafde James hoe hij door de vriendschap met Bob een nieuwe invulling aan zijn leven kon geven. Sindsdien is Bob bezig de harten van mensen over de hele wereld te veroveren en misschien wel de beroemdste kat ter wereld te worden. Over hun belevenissen in de straten van Londen schreef James dit tweede boek.
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Recensie: White Cat

7804123Auteur: Holly Black
Titel: White Cat
Serie: Curse Workers #1
Genre: YA fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2010
ISBN: 9780575096714
Aantal pagina’s: 320
Gelezen: January 2018
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Omslagtekst:
Cassel comes from a family of curse workers: people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they’re all criminals. Many become mobsters and con artists. But not Cassel. He hasn’t got magic, so he’s an outsider; the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detail – he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago.

Cassel has carefully built up a facade of normalcy, blending into the crowd. But his facade starts to crumble when he finds himself sleepwalking, propelled into the night by terrifying dreams about a white cat that wants to tell him something. He’s noticing other disturbing things, too, including the strange behavior of his two brothers. They are keeping secrets from him. As Cassel begins to suspect he’s part of a huge con game, he must unravel his past and his memories. To find out the truth, Cassel will have to outcon the conmen.
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Recensie: Perrault’s fairy tales

630879Auteur: Charles Perrault
Titel: Fairy Tales
Genre: Sprookjes
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1697
ISBN: 9780486223117
Aantal pagina’s: 117
Gelezen: Januari 2018
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Here are the original eight stories from the 1697 volume Contes de temps passé by the great Charles Perrault (1628–1703) in a translation that retains the charming and unsentimental simplicity that has won Perrault a permanent position in French literature. These were among the earliest versions of some of our most familiar fairy tales (“Cinderella,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Puss in Boots,” and “Tom Thumb”) and are still among the few classic re-tellings of these perennial stories.
In addition to the five well-known tales listed above, Perrault tells three others that are sure to delight any child or adult: “The Fairies,” a short and very simple tale of two sisters, one sweet and one spiteful; “Ricky of the Tuft,” a very unusual story of a brilliant but ugly prince and a beautiful but stupid princess; and “Blue Beard,” a suspense story perhaps more famous as a classic thriller than as a fairy tale. The witty verse morals that Perrault included in the original edition (often omitted in later reprintings) are retained here in verse translations.
This edition also includes 34 extraordinary full-page engravings by Gustave Doré that show clearly why this artist became the foremost illustrator of his time. These illustrations have long been considered the ideal accompaniment to Perrault’s fairy tales. In many cases they created the pictorial image that we associate with the stories.
Along with the collections of Andersen, Lang, and the Brothers Grimm, this volume is among the great books of European fairy tales. These stories have been enjoyed by generation after generation of children in many countries, and are here, with magnificent Doré illustrations, waiting to be enjoyed again.
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Recensie: The sleeping prince

26625494Auteur: Melinda Salisbury
Titel: The Sleeping Prince
Serie: The sin eater’s daughter #2
Genre: Young Adult fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2016
ISBN: 9780545921275
Aantal pagina’s: 
336
Gelezen: Februari 2018
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Omslagtekst:
Return to the darkly beautiful world of The Sin Eater’s Daughter with a sequel that will leave you awed, terrified . . . and desperate for more.

Ever since her brother Lief disappeared, Errin’s life has gone from bad to worse. Not only must she care for her sick mother, she has to scrape together rent money by selling illegal herbal cures. But none of that compares to the threat of the vengeful Sleeping Prince whom the Queen just awoke from his enchanted sleep.

When her village is evacuated as part of the war against the Sleeping Prince, Errin is left desperate and homeless. The only person she can turn to is the mysterious Silas, a young man who buys deadly poisons from Errin, but won’t reveal why he needs them. Silas promises to help her, but when he vanishes, Errin must journey across a kingdom on the brink of war to seek another way to save her mother and herself. But what she finds shatters everything she believed about her world, and with the Sleeping Prince drawing nearer, Errin must make a heartbreaking choice that could affect the whole kingdom.
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