Recensie: The land of neverendings

33952659Auteur: Kate Saunders
Titel: The land of neverendings
Genre: Familie, jeugd, sprookjes
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9780571310975
Aantal pagina’s: 336
Gelezen: Juli 2018
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Omslagtekst:
What if there exists a world powered by imagination?

A world of silliness, where humans and their toys live on long after they’ve left the Hard World . . . and what if the door between that world and this one was broken?

Welcome to the Land of Neverendings.

Moving, raw and funny in all the right ways, The Land of Neverendings is a rip-roaring adventure, but it also gives an honest portrayal of grief for young readers, and shows us that whilst sadness does exist in the world, it doesn’t have to cancel out happiness, or silliness, even when you lose someone you love.
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Recensie: Nevermoor

38352645Auteur: Jessica Townsend
Titel: Nevermoor, the trials of Morrigan Crow
Serie: Nevermoor #1
Genre: Jeugd, fantasy,
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9781510103825
Aantal pagina’s: 384
Gelezen: Oktober 2018
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Omslagtekst:
Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she’s blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks–and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on her eleventh birthday.

But as Morrigan awaits her fate, a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears. Chased by black-smoke hounds and shadowy hunters on horseback, he whisks her away into the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor.

It’s then that Morrigan discovers Jupiter has chosen her to contend for a place in the city’s most prestigious organization: the Wundrous Society. In order to join, she must compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children, each boasting an extraordinary talent that sets them apart–an extraordinary talent that Morrigan insists she does not have. To stay in the safety of Nevermoor for good, Morrigan will need to find a way to pass the tests–or she’ll have to leave the city to confront her deadly fate.
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Recensie: Children of Blood and Bone

34728667Auteur: Tomi Adeyemi
Titel: Children of Blood and Bone
Genre: YA Fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9781250170972
Aantal pagina’s: 525
Gelezen: April 2018
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Omslagtekst:
They killed my mother.
They took our magic.
They tried to bury us.

Now we rise.

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy.

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Recensie: The exact opposite of okay

35817737Auteur: Laura Steven
Titel: The exact opposite of okay
Genre: YA, contemporary
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9781405288446
Aantal pagina’s: 335
Gelezen: Juli 2018
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Omslagtekst:
Izzy O’Neill is an aspiring comic, an impoverished orphan, and a Slut Extraordinaire. Or at least, that’s what the malicious website flying round the school says. Izzy can try all she wants to laugh it off – after all, her sex life, her terms – but when pictures emerge of her doing the dirty with a politician’s son, her life suddenly becomes the centre of a national scandal. Izzy’s never been ashamed of herself before, and she’s not going to start now. But keeping her head up will take everything she has…

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Recensie: They both die at the end

33385229Auteur: Adam Silvera
Titel: They both die at the end
Genre: YA, contemporary met een vleugje fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9780062457790
Aantal pagina’s: 368
Gelezen: April 2018
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Omslagtekst:
On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today.

Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day.
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Recensie: The Arrival

920607Auteur: Shaun Tan
Titel: The arrival
Genre: Graphic novel
Taal: (boek heeft geen tekst)
Jaar: 2006
ISBN
: 9780734406941
Aantal pagina’s: 132
Gelezen: Maart 2018
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Omslagtekst:
In a heartbreaking parting, a man gives his wife and daughter a last kiss and boards a steamship to cross the ocean. He’s embarking on the most painful yet important journey of his life- he’s leaving home to build a better future for his family.

Shaun Tan evokes universal aspects of an immigrant’s experience through a singular work of the imagination. He does so using brilliantly clear and mesmerizing images. Because the main character can’t communicate in words, the book forgoes them too. But while the reader experiences the main character’s isolation, he also shares his ultimate joy.
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Recensie: De notenkraker

35893715Auteur: E.T.A. Hoffman
Titel: De notenkraker
Genre: Sprookjes
Taal: Nederlands
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9789463491020
Aantal pagina’s: 96
Gelezen: December 2017
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‘Op dat moment zag Marie iets wat niemand nog was opgevallen. Helemaal achter op de tafel stond een eigenaardig mannetje, heel onopvallend, alsof hij geduldig op zijn beurt wachtte.’

Het is kerstavond. Fritz en Marie kunnen niet wachten om hun cadeautjes open te maken. Tussen alle geschenken vindt Marie een vreemd uitziende notenkraker. Nog vreemder: hij komt ’s nachts tot leven. Voordat ze het weet is Marie het middelpunt van een gevecht tussen de Muizenkoning en het andere speelgoed en wordt ze meegenomen naar een wereld van suikerkastelen, chocoladekoningen en echte liefde.

Het klassieke sprookje van De Notenkraker in een prachtig nieuw jasje met illustraties van Sanna Annukka!
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