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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Recensie: Molly en het kattencafé

44018348Auteur: Melissa Daley
Titel: Molly & het kattencafé
Genre: Fictie
Taal: Nederlands
Jaar: 2019
ISBN: 9789400511002
Aantal pagina’s: 204
Gelezen: Maart 2019
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Omslagtekst:
Wanneer de jonge cypers Molly haar baasje verliest, wordt ze herplaatst in een huis met drie katten-hatende honden. Ze besluit het heft in eigen poot te nemen en een nieuw thuis te vinden. Maar als ze na een lange tocht door de hobbelige straten van Stourton loopt, lijkt een nieuw huis verder weg dan ooit…

Tot op een dag café-eigenaresse Debbie haar vindt. Net als Molly is ook Debbie zoekende. Pas gescheiden en met een dochter om voor te zorgen, doet ze alles wat ze kan om haar kwakkelende café draaiende te houden. Maar niet alleen financieel is het lastig, Debbie wordt ook tegengewerkt uit onverwachte hoek. Is de oplossing misschien dichterbij dan ze denkt? Zal het Debbie en Molly lukken om het tij te keren en het eerste kattencafé van de Cotswolds te openen?
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Recensie: People like us

35356380Auteur: Dana Mele
Titel: People like us
Genre: YA mystery, thriller
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9781524741709
Aantal pagina’s: 378
Gelezen: Mei 2018
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Omslagtekst:
Kay Donovan may have skeletons in her closet, but the past is past, and she’s reinvented herself entirely. Now she’s a star soccer player whose group of gorgeous friends run their private school with effortless popularity and acerbic wit. But when a girl’s body is found in the lake, Kay’s carefully constructed life begins to topple.

The dead girl has left Kay a computer-coded scavenger hunt, which, as it unravels, begins to implicate suspect after suspect, until Kay herself is in the crosshairs of a murder investigation. But if Kay’s finally backed into a corner, she’ll do what it takes to survive. Because at Bates Academy, the truth is something you make…not something that happened.
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Recensie: Geek Girl

13621089Auteur: Holly Smale
Titel: Geek Girl
Serie: Geek Girl #1
Genre: Contemporary jeugd
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2013
ISBN: 9780007489442
Aantal pagina’s: 378
Gelezen: April 2018
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Omslagtekst:
Harriet Manners knows a lot of things.

She knows that a cat has 32 muscles in each ear, a “jiffy” lasts 1/100th of a second, and the average person laughs 15 times per day. What she isn’t quite so sure about is why nobody at school seems to like her very much. So when she’s spotted by a top model agent, Harriet grabs the chance to reinvent herself. Even if it means stealing her Best Friend’s dream, incurring the wrath of her arch enemy Alexa, and repeatedly humiliating herself in front of the impossibly handsome supermodel Nick. Even if it means lying to the people she loves.

As Harriet veers from one couture disaster to the next with the help of her overly enthusiastic father and her uber-geeky stalker, Toby, she begins to realise that the world of fashion doesn’t seem to like her any more than the real world did.

And as her old life starts to fall apart, the question is: will Harriet be able to transform herself before she ruins everything?
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