Recensie: Roseblood

28818314Auteur: A.G. Howard
Titel: Roseblood
Genre: YA, adaptatie van een klassieker, horror, fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9781419719097
Aantal pagina’s: 432
Gelezen: December 2017
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Omslagtekst:
In this modern day spin on Leroux’s gothic tale of unrequited love turned to madness, seventeen-year-old Rune Germain has a mysterious affliction linked to her operatic talent, and a horrifying mistake she’s trying to hide. Hoping creative direction will help her, Rune’s mother sends her to a French arts conservatory for her senior year, located in an opera house rumored to have ties to The Phantom of the Opera.

At RoseBlood, Rune secretly befriends the masked Thorn—an elusive violinist who not only guides her musical transformation through dreams that seem more real than reality itself, but somehow knows who she is behind her own masks. As the two discover an otherworldly connection and a soul-deep romance blossoms, Thorn’s dark agenda comes to light and he’s forced to make a deadly choice: lead Rune to her destruction, or face the wrath of the phantom who has haunted the opera house for a century, and is the only father he’s ever known.
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Showcase Sunday (BooklyBird!)

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BooklyBird Box Februari

Hoi lieve lezers! Vandaag is het zondag, dus tijd voor een showcase! Ik heb er vorige week geen gedaan en eigenlijk had ik deze post toen wel kunnen doen, want ik heb alleen de booklybird box om jullie te laten zien.

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Recensie: Unhinged

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Auteur: A. G. Howard
Titel: Unhinged
Serie: Splintered (deel 2)
Genre: Young Adult
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2014
ISBN: 9781419710476
Aantal bladzijden: 387
Gelezen: 4 juli
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Achterkanttekst:
In Splintered, A.G. Howard’s dark reimagining of Alice in Wonderland, Alyssa Gardner was crowned a Queen in Wonderland. Yet she chose to leave her subjects so she could live in the human realm. For a yar she’s been trying to be regular Alyssa again, with her boyfriend, Jeb, her newly returned mom, her friends, the prom, and the promise of a future in London.
But Morpheus, the seductive, manipulative netherling who haunts her dreams, won’t let her leave her legacy behind that easily. Neither will Wonderland, which appears to be suffering from her neglect.
Alyssa is torn between two worlds: Jeb and her human life … and the intoxicating wildness of Wonderland – and Morpheus. When those worlds collide and Wonderland starts to invade her “real” life, Alyssa must find a way to keep the balance between the two realms or lose everything she loves.
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Review: Splintered

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Auteur: A.G. Howard
Titel: Splintered
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2013
ISBN
: 9781419706271
Aantal bladzijden: 371
Gelezen: 20 – 27 januari
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Achterkanttekst:
Alyssa Gardner hears the thoughts of plants and animals. She hides her delusions for now, but she knows her fate: she will end up like her mother, in an institution. Madness has run in her family ever since her great-great-great-grandmother Alice Liddell told Lewis Carroll her strange dreams, inspiring his classic Alice’s adventures in wonderland.
But perhaps she’s not mad. And perhaps Carroll’s stories aren’t as whimsical as they first seem.

To break the curse of insanity, Alyssa must go down the rabbit hole and right the wrongs of Wonderland, a place full of strange beings with dark agendas. Alyssa brings her real-world crush – the protective Jeb- with her, but once her journey begins, she’s torn between his solidity and the enchanting, dangerous magic of Morpheus, her guide to Wonderland. but no one in Wonderland is who they seem to be – not even Alyssa herself…
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Hello 2014!

Ik beloof jullie dat dit het laatste overzichtje van einde 2013/begin 2014 zal zijn.
Nieuwe ronde, nieuwe kansen! Een nieuw jaar, tijd voor nieuwe boeken!

2014 wordt het jaar waarin ik ontzettend veel leuke dingen ga doen, waarin ik mijn literatuurwetenschap propedeuse behaal, waarin ik een appartementje in Utrecht vind en op kamers ga, en waarin ik 100 boeken ga lezen. Ik heb alvast wat boeken op mijn to read lijst gezet! Nieuwsgierig? Check it out!
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