“I believe in love at first sight. Fate, the universe, all of it. But not how you’re thinking. I don’t mean it in the our souls were split and you’re my other half forever and ever sort of way. I just think you’re meant to meet some people. I think the universe nudges them into your path.”

– Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera – What if it’s us


Recensie: What if it’s us

36341204Auteurs: Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera
Titel: What if it’s us
Genre: Contemporary, romance, YA
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9780062795250
Aantal pagina’s: 437
Gelezen: November 2018

Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it.
Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.
But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them?

Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated.
Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited.
But what if they can’t quite nail a first date . . . or a second first date . . . or a third?
What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work . . . and Ben doesn’t try hard enough?
What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play?
But what if it is?
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Recensie: Turtles all the way down

35504431Auteur: John Green
Titel: Turtles all the way down
Genre: YA, contemporary
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9780525555360
Aantal pagina’s: 288
Gelezen: April 2018

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.
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TBR Lapland

Ik had jullie eerder al verteld over de supertoffe vakantie die vriendlief en ik gepland hebben staan voor januari. Het enige minpuntje aan deze vakantie, is dat het een allin vakantie is. Stiekem is dat super handig, maar ik hou van plannen en dat kan ik nu dus niet doen. Of toch…
Want als je op vakantie gaat, moet je boeken meenemen. En hoewel de vakantie nog 60 nachtjes slapen is, kan ik wel alvast kijken naar toffe boeken die over Lapland/Zweden gaan, of die zich afspelen in de winter. Whoop whoop! Tijd voor Lapland inspiratie!
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Filmrecensie: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Richard E. Grant, Eugenio Derbez, Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Misty Copeland, and Jayden Fowora-Knight in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)Director: Lasse Hallström, Joe Johnston
The Nutcracker and the four realms
Jeugd, fantasie, sprookje, avontuur
1h 39 min
Release datum:
1 november 2018
Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Morgan Freiman, Misty Copeland & Helen Mirren
2 november 2018

All Clara wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key-which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip, a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers, and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger, to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world.
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DSC04418Hoi allemaal! Dit begint bijna een gewoonte te worden: een showcase op een maandag! Maar goed, een showcase Monday is niet minder waard dan een op zondag, al mis je dan wel de alliteratie en werkt mijn plaatje niet helemaal. Ach. Ik typ dit blogje even snel in mijn pauze zodat jullie weer wat te lezen hebben. Want ik heb wel wat leuks om jullie te laten zien, namelijk boeken uit Ierland en iets over een kattenmodellenwedstrijd… Nieuwsgierig? Lees dan verder!
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Recensie: One of us is lying

32571395Auteur: Karen M. McManus
Titel: One of us is lying
Genre: YA, contemporary, thriller, whodunnit
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9781524714680
Aantal pagina’s: 361
Gelezen: Juli 2018

The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.
Pay close attention and you might solve this.
On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.
Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?
Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.”

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