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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Recensie: Feminists don’t wear pink (and other lies)

Feminists Don't Wear Pink (And Other Lies): Amazing Women on What the F-Word Means to ThemAuteur: Scarlett Curtis (e.a.)
Titel: Feminists don’t wear pink (and other lies)- Amazing women on what the f-word means to them
Genre: Essays, feminisme, YA
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9781984819178
Aantal pagina’s: 384
Gelezen: Maart 2019
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Omslagtekst:
A collection of writing from extraordinary women, from Hollywood actresses to teenage activists, each telling the story of their personal relationship with feminism, this book explores what it means to be a woman from every point of view.

Often funny, sometimes surprising, and always inspiring, this book aims to bridge the gap between the feminist hashtag and the scholarly text by giving women the space to explain how they actually feel about feminism.

Published in partnership with Girl Up, the UN’s women’s foundation, royalties will benefit the charity.

Curated by STYLE columnist and Pink Protest founder Scarlett Curtis, with some names still to be announced, contributors include:

Bridget Jones (by Helen Fielding) – Saoirse Ronan – Dolly Alderton – Karen Gillan – Alicia Garza – Jameela Jamil – Kat Dennings – Nimco Ali – Beanie Feldstein – Olivia Perez – Amika George – Evanna Lynch – Akilah Hughes – Tanya Burr – Grace Campbell – Alison Sudol – Kiernan Shipka – Elyse Fox – Charlie Craggs – Rhyannon Styles – Skai Jackson – Tasha Bishop – Lolly Adefope – Bronwen Brenner – Dr Alaa Murabit – Trisha Shetty – Jordan Hewson – Amy Trigg – Em Odesser – Emi Mahmoud – Lydia Wilson – Swati Sharma.

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Recensie: A Court of Frost and Starlight

31076583Auteur: Sarah J. Maas
Titel: a Court of Frost and Starlight
Serie: A court of Thorns and Roses #3.1
Genre: YA Fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9781681196312
Aantal pagina’s: 229
Gelezen: Mei 2018
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Omslagtekst:
Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve.

Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated–scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.
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Recensie: The Isle of the Lost

22639095Auteur: Melissa de la Cruz
Titel: The isle of the lost
Serie: Descendants #1
Genre: Jeugd, fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2015
ISBN: 9781484720974
Aantal pagina’s: 311
Gelezen: April 2018
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Omslagtekst:
Twenty years ago, all the evil villains were banished from the kingdom of Auradon and made to live in virtual imprisonment on the Isle of the Lost. The island is surrounded by a magical force field that keeps the villains and their descendants safely locked up and away from the mainland. Life on the island is dark and dreary. It is a dirty, decrepit place that’s been left to rot and forgotten by the world.

But hidden in the mysterious Forbidden Fortress is a dragon’s eye: the key to true darkness and the villains’ only hope of escape. Only the cleverest, evilest, nastiest little villain can find it…who will it be?

Maleficent, Mistress of the Dark: As the self-proclaimed ruler of the isle, Maleficent has no tolerance for anything less than pure evil. She has little time for her subjects, who have still not mastered life without magic. Her only concern is getting off the Isle of the Lost.

Mal: At sixteen, Maleficent’s daughter is the most talented student at Dragon Hall, best known for her evil schemes. And when she hears about the dragon’s eye, Mal thinks this could be her chance to prove herself as the cruelest of them all.

Evie: Having been castle-schooled for years, Evil Queen’s daughter, Evie, doesn’t know the ins and outs of Dragon Hall. But she’s a quick study, especially after she falls for one too many of Mal’s little tricks.

Jay: As the son of Jafar, Jay is a boy of many talents: stealing and lying to name a few. Jay and Mal have been frenemies forever and he’s not about to miss out on the hunt for the dragon’s eye.

Carlos: Cruella de Vil’s son may not be bravest, but he’s certainly clever. Carlos’s inventions may be the missing piece in locating the dragon’s eye and ending the banishment for good.

Mal soon learns from her mother that the dragon’s eye is cursed and whoever retrieves it will be knocked into a deep sleep for a thousand years. But Mal has a plan to capture it. She’ll just need a little help from her “friends.” In their quest for the dragon’s eye, these kids begin to realize that just because you come from an evil family tree, being good ain’t so bad.
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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: On the go

30742759Auteur: Rens Kroes
Titel: On the Go: 49 nieuwe powerfood recepten van Rens Kroes
Genre: Kookboeken, non-fictie
Taal: Nederlands
Jaar: 2016
ISBN: 9789000352562
Aantal pagina’s: 143
Gelezen en uitgeprobeerd in: Januari 2019
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Omslagtekst:
Op veler verzoek komt Rens Kroes, bekend van Powerfood en Powerfood – Van Friesland naar New York nu met heerlijke meeneemgerechten. Ontbijtjes on the go; inspiratie voor je lunchtrommel; heerlijke salades voor bij een zomerse picknick; zalig zoet voor na je work-out: On the go biedt je 49 powerfoodrecepten die goddelijk smaken, goed voor je zijn én makkelijk zijn mee te nemen.

Bovendien laat Rens zien welke trommels, bakjes en potten handig zijn voor het vervoeren van je smoothies, salades en snacks. Zij geeft tips over bewaren, invriezen en voorbereiden. Sunday preppen, de avond ervoor of op het laatste moment, je bent nu altijd voorbereid. Rens Kroes laat met dit boek zien dat een gezonde lifestyle – ook als je het druk hebt – niet heel ingewikkeld hoeft te zijn.
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