Recensie: Pan’s Labyrinth

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Auteur: Cornelia Funke
Titel: Pan’s Labyrinth
Genre: Fantasy, Sprookje, historische fictie, YA
Taal: Engels
Jaar 2019
ISBN: 978006414465
Aantal pagina’s: 256
Gelezen: Augustus 2019
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Omslagtekst:
Fans of dark fairy-tales like The Hazel Wood and The Cruel Prince will relish this atmospheric and absorbing book based on Guillermo del Toro’s critically acclaimed movie.

Oscar winning writer-director Guillermo del Toro and New York Times bestselling author Cornelia Funke have come together to transform del Toro’s hit movie Pan’s Labyrinth into an epic and dark fantasy novel for readers of all ages, complete with haunting illustrations and enchanting short stories that flesh out the folklore of this fascinating world.

This spellbinding tale takes readers to a sinister, magical, and war-torn world filled with richly drawn characters like trickster fauns, murderous soldiers, child-eating monsters, courageous rebels, and a long-lost princess hoping to be reunited with her family.

A brilliant collaboration between masterful storytellers that’s not to be missed.
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Recensie: We are okay

28243032Auteur: Nina Lacour
Titel: We are okay
Genre: Contemporary YA
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9780525425892
Aantal pagina’s: 236
Gelezen: Juni 2019
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Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend, Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit, and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart.

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Recensie: The silent patient

The Silent PatientAuteur: Alex Michaelides
Titel: The silent patient
Genre: Thriller, mystery
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2019
ISBN: 9781250301697
Aantal pagina’s: 323
Gelezen: Juni 2019
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Omslagtekst:
Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.

Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London.

Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations—a search for the truth that threatens to consume him….  Lees verder

Recensie: Crown of Midnight

17167166Auteur: Sarah J. Maas
Titel: Crown of Midnight
Serie: Throne of Glass #2
Genre: YA Fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2013
ISBN: 9781619630628
Aantal pagina’s: 418
Gelezen: Juli 2018
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From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil.

Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.

Then one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena’s world shatters, she will be forced to give up the very thing most precious to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie… and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for.
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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: Siege and Storm

35529904Auteur: Leigh Bardugo
Titel: Siege & Storm
Serie: Grishaverse, Shadow & Bone trilogy #2
Genre: YA Fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2013
ISBN: 9781250044433
Aantal pagina’s: 496
Gelezen: Februari 2019
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Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. She can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.

The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her–or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.
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Recensie: The Book Jumper

34567490Auteur: Mechtild Gläser
Titel: The book jumper
Genre: YA Fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2015
ISBN: 9781250144232
Aantal pagina’s: 400
Gelezen: Maart 2019
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Omslagtekst:
Amy Lennox doesn’t know quite what to expect when she and her mother pick up and leave Germany for Scotland, heading to her mother’s childhood home of Lennox House on the island of Stormsay.

Amy’s grandmother, Lady Mairead, insists that Amy must read while she resides at Lennox House–but not in the usual way. It turns out that Amy is a book jumper, able to leap into a story and interact with the world inside. As thrilling as Amy’s new power is, it also brings danger: someone is stealing from the books she visits, and that person may be after her life. Teaming up with fellow book jumper Will, Amy vows to get to the bottom of the thefts–at whatever cost.

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