Recensie: The Wind in the Willows

32874116Auteur: Kenneth Grahame
Titel: The wind in the willows
Genre: Jeugdliteratuur, classic, fabels
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1908
ISBN: 9780141385679
Aantal pagina’s: 256
Gelezen: September 2017

The much-loved classic tales of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad, reissued in hardback with a stunningly beautiful cover design based on the V & A Museum’s William Morris collection.

When Mole goes boating with Ratty instead of doing his spring-cleaning, he discovers a whole new world. As well as adventures on the river and in the Wild Wood, there are high jinks on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad of Toad Hall. Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad become the firmest of friends, but after Toad’s latest escapade, can they join together and beat the wretched weasels once and for all?

This is a wonderful, timeless classic story for readers of all ages.

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Recensie: Six of Crows

23437156Auteur: Leigh Bardugo
Titel: Six of Crows
Genre: YA, fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2015
ISBN: 9781627792127
Aantal pagina’s
: 465
Gelezen: Januari 2018

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price–and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.
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Showcase Sunday (+Unboxing CelebrateBooks)

ShowcaseHoi allemaal! Zijn jullie ook lekker aan het genieten van het mooie weer? Wat is het heerlijk buiten, hè? Tijd om met een goed boek op de schommelbank te kruipen! Ik heb deze week niet heel veel om jullie te laten zien, slechts één gekocht boek, maar wel heb ik een nieuw CelebrateBooks unboxing voor jullie! Dit keer de Engelse box van maart: Stories that make music. Lees verder om te weten wat erin zat!
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Recensie: The strange case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

24552757Auteur: Robert Louis Stevenson
Titel: The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Genre: Classics
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1886
ISBN: 9781908533166
Aantal pagina’s
: 90
Gelezen: April 2017

Henry “Harry” Jekyll is a well respected member of London society. In his personal life, he is pre-engaged to Muriel Carew, the daughter of a brigadier general. In his professional life, he is a medical doctor, scientist and academician. He theorizes that in each man is a good side and an evil side which can be separated into two. In doing so, the evil side can be controlled and the good side can live without worry, in combination leading to the betterment of society. In his experiments, he uses himself as the subject to test his hypothesis. His evil side, who he coins Mr. Hyde, escapes into London, and terrorizes party-girl Ivy Pierson. Jekyll, aware of Hyde’s goings-on, decides to stop his experiments because of the suffering he has caused Ivy. What Jekyll is unaware of is how ingrained Hyde is in Jekyll’s life.
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Recensie: Library of souls

24120519Auteur: Ransom Riggs
Titel: Library of Souls
Serie: Miss Peregrine #3
Genre: YA fantasy, paranormal
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2015
ISBN: 9781594747588
Aantal pagina’s: 464
Gelezen: Januari 2017

A boy with extraordinary powers. An army of deadly monsters. An epic battle for the future of peculiardom.

The adventure that began with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and continued in Hollow City comes to a thrilling conclusion with Library of Souls. As the story opens, sixteen-year-old Jacob discovers a powerful new ability, and soon he’s diving through history to rescue his peculiar companions from a heavily guarded fortress. Accompanying Jacob on his journey are Emma Bloom, a girl with fire at her fingertips, and Addison MacHenry, a dog with a nose for sniffing out lost children.

They’ll travel from modern-day London to the labyrinthine alleys of Devil’s Acre, the most wretched slum in all of Victorian England. It’s a place where the fate of peculiar children everywhere will be decided once and for all. Like its predecessors, Library of Souls blends thrilling fantasy with never-before-published vintage photography to create a one-of-a-kind reading experience.

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Recensie: Show Stopper

33961568Auteur: Hayley Barker
Titel: Show Stopper
Genre: YA, fantasy, sci-fi, dystopie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9781407179674
Aantal pagina’s: 400
Gelezen: januari 2018

Set in a near-future England where the poorest people in the land are forced to sell their children to a travelling circus – to perform at the mercy of hungry lions, sabotaged high wires and a demonic ringmaster. The ruling class visit the circus as an escape from their structured, high-achieving lives – pure entertainment with a bloodthirsty edge. Ben, the teenage son of a draconian government minister, visits the circus for the first time and falls instantly in love with Hoshiko, a young performer. They come from harshly different worlds – but must join together to escape the circus and put an end to its brutal sport.
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Showcase Sunday!

ShowcaseHey allemaal! Vrolijk Pasen! Aangezien het nog steeds pasen is, het ook nog eigenlijk een zondag, toch? Dus ik ben helemaal niet laat met het plaatsen van deze showcase. Dat valt mee! In ieder geval heb ik wel wat toffe dingen om jullie te laten zien, dus lees snel verder!
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