Showcase

ShowcaseGoed, ik weet dat het geen zondag is, maar alsnog wil ik jullie een showcase geven. Dat wilde ik eigenlijk van het weekend al doen, maar vrijdag, zaterdag én zondag zaten vol met familieverplichtingen dus ik ben er simpelweg niet aan toe gekomen. Maar omdat ik toch wat toffe boeken heb (één in het bijzonder waar ik superduper mega blij mee ben, je weet welke ik bedoel als je me op instagram volgt, dus als je dat nog niet doet, moet je dat misschien gaan doen) wilde ik jullie niet langer laten wachten. So let’s go!
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Review: ArchEnemy

6178354 Auteur: Frank Beddor
Titel: ArchEnemy
Serie: The looking glass wars #3
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy, Retelling van Alice in Wonderland
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2009
ISBN: 9780803731561
Aantal bladzijden: 370
Gelezen: Juli 2016
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Lees ook de recensies van deel één en twee

Omslagtekst
Imagine this…
The power of imagination has been lost!

Now it’s all about the artillery as AD52s, crystal shooters, spikejack tumblers, and orb cannons are unleashed in a war of weapons and brute force.

As Alyss searches wildly for the solution to the disaster that has engulfed her queendom, Arch declares himself King of Wonderland. The moment is desperate enough for Alyss to travel back to London for answers, where Arch’s assassins are threatening Alice Liddell and her family. But after coming to the Liddells’ assistance, Alyss discovers herself trapped in a conundrum of evaporating puddles. The shimmering portals that exist to transport her home through the Pool of Tears are disappearing!

What is happening in Wonderland? Deep within the Valley of Mushroom the Caterpillar Oracles issue this prophecy: “Action shall be taken to ensure the safety of the Heart Crystal. For Everqueen.” But who is Everqueen?

As the metamorphosis of Wonderland unfolds, enemies become allies, bitter rivals face off, and Queen Alyss and Redd Heart must both confront their pasts in this thrilling, no-holds-barred conclusion to the New York Times bestselling series.
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Showcase Sunday

IMG_5746Hey guys! Het is weer zondag, dus tijd voor een showcase! Ik heb eigenlijk een book buying ban en dat gaat heel goed! Ik moest van mezelf eerst 10 boeken uit mijn kast uitlezen voor ik nieuwe mocht kopen. Inmiddels moet ik er nog vijf, whoop whoop!
Toch heb ik een aantal boeken om jullie te laten zien vandaag. Dat komt omdat ik voor mijn ban al wat boeken had besteld, die deze week pas binnengekomen zijn. So enjoy 🙂
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Review: Seeing Redd

Image result for seeing reddAuteur: Frank Beddor
Titel: Seeing Redd
Serie: The Looking Glass Wars #2
Genre: Young Adult, sprookjesadaptatie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2007
ISBN: 9780803731554
Aantal bladzijden: 371
Gelezen: Juni 2016
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Omslagtekst:
Alyss of Wonderland’s rule has only just begun, and already those who prefer chaos to peace are threatening to destroy everything worth imagining. Trailed by newly appointed royal bodyguard Homburg Molly, Alyss is doing her best to keep pace with the non-stop demands of being queen while attempting to evade Molly for a few private moments with Dodge.

Alyss’ life is a challenging mix of duty, love, and tough decisions, and then a series of phantom sightings set fire to an urban myth of Her Imperial Viciousness’ return and have everyone… seeing Redd.

Has Redd somehow freed herself and her chief assassin, The Cat, from the confines of the Heart Crystal? If not, then who has resurrected Redd’s brutal foot soldiers the Glass Eyes and set them loose to attack Wonderland on all sides?

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Review: The looking glass wars

Au499118teur: Frank Beddor
Titel: The looking glass wars
Genre: YA, Fantasy, adaptatie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2004
ISBN: 9780142409411
Aantal bladzijden: 358
Gelezen: mei 2016
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Omslagtekst
When Alyss Heart, heir to the Wonderland throne, must flee through the Pool of Tears to escape the murderous aunt Redd, she finds herself lost and alone in Victorian London. Befriended by an aspiring author named Lewis Carrol, Alyss tells the violent, heartbreaking story of her young life. Alyss trusts this author to tell the truth so that someone, somewhere will find her and bring her home. But he gets the story all wrong. He even spells her name incorrectly!

Fortunately, Royal Bodyguard Hatter Madigan knows all too well the awful truth of Alyss’ story and he is searching every corner of our world to find the lost princess and return her to Wonderland so she may eventually battle Redd for her rightful place as the Queen of Hearts

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Review: The Looking Glass House

Auteu25706787r: Vanessa Tait
Titel: The Looking Glass House
Genre: YA, historische fictie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2015
ISBN: 9781782396826
Aantal bladzijden: 304
Gelezen: Juni 2016
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Omslagtekst:
What happened before Alice fell down the rabbit hole?

Oxford, 1862. As Mary Prickett takes up her post as governess to the daughters of the Dean of Christ Church, she is thrust into a strange new world. Mary is poor and plain and desperate for change but the little girls in her care see and understand far more than their naive new teacher. And there is another problem: Mary does not like children, especially the precocious Alice Liddell.

When Mary meets Charles Dodgson, the Christ Church mathematics tutor, at a party at the Deanery, she wonders if he may be the person to transform her life. Flattered by his attentions, Mary begins to believe that she could be more than just an overlooked, dowdy governess.

One sunny day, as Mary chaperones the Liddells on a punting trip, Mr Dodgson tells the story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. But Mary is determined to become Mr Dodgson’s muse ­ and will turn all the lives around her topsy-turvy in pursuit of her obsession.

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Jabberwocky

‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!”
He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought—
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.
And, as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!
One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.
“And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”
He chortled in his joy.
‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

– Lewis Carroll, Through the looking glass