Recensie: The midnight library

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Auteur: Matt Haig
Titel: The midnight library
Genre: Magisch Realisme
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2020
ISBN: 9781786892720
Aantal pagina’s: 288
Gelezen: December 2021
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Omslagtekst:

Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices… Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets?’

A dazzling novel about all the choices that go into a life well lived, from the internationally bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive and How To Stop Time.

Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better?

In The Midnight Library, Matt Haig’s enchanting novel, Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.

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Recensie: The Betrayals

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Auteur: Bridget Collins
Titel: The Betrayals
Genre: Fantasy, Historische fictie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2020
ISBN: 9780062838131
Aantal pagina’s: 416
Gelezen: Januari 2021


Omslagtekst:
If everything in your life was based on a lie
Would you risk it all to tell the truth?


At Montverre, an exclusive academy tucked away in the mountains, the best and brightest are trained for excellence in the grand jeu: an arcane and mysterious contest. Léo Martin was once a student there, but lost his passion for the grand jeu following a violent tragedy. Now he returns in disgrace, exiled to his old place of learning with his political career in tatters.

Montverre has changed since he studied there, even allowing a woman, Claire Dryden, to serve in the grand jeu’s highest office of Magister Ludi. When Léo first sees Claire he senses an odd connection with her, though he’s sure they have never met before.

Both Léo and Claire have built their lives on lies. And as the legendary Midsummer Game, the climax of the year, draws closer, secrets are whispering in the walls… 

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Filmrecensie: Nobody’s fool

Whoopi Goldberg, Omari Hardwick, Tika Sumpter, and Tiffany Haddish in Nobody's Fool (2018)Director: Tyler Perry
Titel:
 Nobody’s fool
Genre: 
Drama, comedy, romance
Duur:
Te lang 1h 50 min
Release datum: 
17 januari 2019
Acteurs: 
Tifany Haddish, Tika Sumpter en Whoopi Goldberg
Gezien:
17 januari 2019

Samenvatting:
A woman is released from prison and reunites with her sister. She soon discovers that her sister is in an online relationship with a man who may not be what he seems.
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Recensie: Aristotle & Dante discover the secrets of the universe

12000020Auteur: Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Titel: Aristotle & Dante discover the secrets of the universe
Genre: YA
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2012
ISBN: 9781442408920
Aantal pagina’s: 359
Gelezen: November 2018

Omslagtekst:
Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.

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Recensie: Doomed

13505645Auteur: Tracy Deebs
Titel: Doomed
Genre: YA, science-fiction
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2013
ISBN: 9780802723734
Aantal pagina’s: 480
Gelezen: September 2017
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Omslagtekst:
Beat the game. Save the world.

Pandora’s an average teen, glued to her cell phone and laptop, until the day her long-lost father sends her a link to a mysterious site featuring photos of her as a child. Curious, Pandora enters the site, unwittingly unleashing a global computer virus that plunges the whole world into panic: suddenly, there’s no Internet. No cell phones. No traffic lights, hospitals or law enforcement. Only Pandora’s Box, a virtual-reality game created by Pandora’s father, remains up and running. Together with her neighbors, gorgeous stepbrothers Eli and Theo, Pandora must follow the photographs from her childhood in an attempt to beat the game and track down her father—and rescue the world. Part The Matrix, part retelling of the Pandora myth, Doomed has something for gaming fans, dystopian fans, and romance fans alike.
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