Recensie: White Cat

7804123Auteur: Holly Black
Titel: White Cat
Serie: Curse Workers #1
Genre: YA fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2010
ISBN: 9780575096714
Aantal pagina’s: 320
Gelezen: January 2018
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Omslagtekst:
Cassel comes from a family of curse workers: people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they’re all criminals. Many become mobsters and con artists. But not Cassel. He hasn’t got magic, so he’s an outsider; the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detail – he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago.

Cassel has carefully built up a facade of normalcy, blending into the crowd. But his facade starts to crumble when he finds himself sleepwalking, propelled into the night by terrifying dreams about a white cat that wants to tell him something. He’s noticing other disturbing things, too, including the strange behavior of his two brothers. They are keeping secrets from him. As Cassel begins to suspect he’s part of a huge con game, he must unravel his past and his memories. To find out the truth, Cassel will have to outcon the conmen.
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Recensie: Crooked Kingdom

22299763Auteur: Leigh Bardugo
Titel: Crooked Kingdom
Serie: Six of Crows #2
Genre: YA Fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2016
ISBN: 9781627792134
Aantal pagina’s:
536
Gelezen: Februari 2018
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Omslagtekst:
When you can’t beat the odds, change the game.

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.
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Recensie: De slang van Havilah

35162393Auteur: Jeroen van Unen
Titel: De slang van Havilah
Serie: De nachtuilen #2
Genre: Fantasy
Taal: Nederlands
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9789024573479
Aantal pagina’s: 384
Gelezen: Augustus 2017
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Omslagtekst:
De slang van Havilah is het onweerstaanbare vervolg op De Nachtuilen, het debuut van Jeroen van Unen dat de shortlist van de Harland Awards Romanprijs 2016 bereikte. Na zijn ontmoeting met Anca Muraei weet Tobias eindelijk met welk geheim zijn ouders hebben rondgelopen. Vastberaden, en met Anca’s onheilspellende profetie in zijn achterhoofd, verlaat hij samen met zijn vrienden, de Nachtuilen, de Denari-eilanden. Hun missie: Anca’s geliefde Ivor bevrijden. Maar daarvoor moeten ze eerst de sleutel van zijn gevangenis zien te vinden. Algauw wordt duidelijk dat vijanden Bash en Malic nog lang niet klaar zijn met de Nachtuilen. In het nauw gedreven door Bash staat Tobias opnieuw voor een keuze die hem aan het twijfelen brengt…
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Recensie: de Alchemist

17402605Auteur: Michael Scott
Titel: The alchemist
Serie: The secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel #1
Genre: Jeugd, fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2007
ISBN: 9780552562522
Aantal pagina’s:
390
Gelezen: maart 2017
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Omslagtekst:
Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on 28 September 1330. Nearly seven hundred years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest Alchemyst of his day. It is said that he discovered the secret of eternal life. The records show that he died in 1418. But his tomb is empty and Nicholas Flamel lives. The secret of eternal life is hidden within the book he protects – the Book of Abraham the Mage. It’s the most powerful book that has ever existed. In the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. And that’s exactly what Dr. John Dee plans to do when he steals it. Humankind won’t know what’s happening until it’s too late. And if the prophecy is right, Sophie and Josh Newman are the only ones with the power to save the world as we know it. Sometimes legends are true. And Sophie and Josh Newman are about to find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time.
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Recensie: The Wish Granter

30255943Auteur: C.J. Redwine
Titel: The wish granter
Serie: Ravenspire #2
Genre: YA, sprookjesadaptatie, fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9780062360304
Aantal pagina’s: 
448
Gelezen: December 2017
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Omslagtekst:
The world has turned upside down for Thad and Ari Glavan, the bastard twins of Súndraille’s king. Their mother was murdered. The royal family died mysteriously. And now Thad sits on the throne of a kingdom whose streets are suddenly overrun with violence he can’t stop.

Growing up ignored by the nobility, Ari never wanted to be a proper princess. And when Thad suddenly starts training Ari to take his place, she realizes that her brother’s ascension to the throne wasn’t fate. It was the work of a Wish Granter named Alistair Teague who tricked Thad into wishing away both the safety of his people and his soul in exchange for the crown.

So Ari recruits the help of Thad’s enigmatic new weapons master, Sebastian Vaughn, to teach her how to fight Teague. With secret ties to Teague’s criminal empire, Sebastian might just hold the key to discovering Alistair’s weaknesses, saving Ari’s brother—and herself.

But Teague is ruthless and more than ready to destroy anyone who dares stand in his way—and now he has his sights set on the princess. And if Ari can’t outwit him, she’ll lose Sebastian, her brother…and her soul.
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Recensie: De nachtuilen

27256997Auteur: Jeroen van Unen
Titel: De nachtuilen
Genre: Fantasy
Taal: Nederlands
Jaar: 2015
ISBN: 9789024569397
Aantal pagina’s: 399
Gelezen: Juni 2017
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Omslagtekst:
De 16-jarige Tobias Durana stapt in het vliegtuig om in Engeland een uitwisselingsprogramma te volgen. Maar in plaats van naar Londen vliegt hij naar een plek waar hij nog nooit van heeft gehoord: de Denari-eilanden. Hij ontmoet daar de excentrieke Rika, die hem vertelt dat zijn ouders vroeger van de eilanden zijn weggevlucht, al weet niemand waarom. intussen gelooft Louis Vega, de leider van de eilanden, dat Tobias een oeroude magische strijd kan oplossen en dwingt hem tot een loodzware training. Maar heeft Vega wel het beste met hem voor? En wat wil Tobias zelf?
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Recensie: Teardrop

16070143Auteur: Lauren Kate
Titel: Teardrop
Genre: YA, fantasy, romance,
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2013
ISBN: 9780375990694
Aantal pagina’s: 441
Gelezen: November 2017
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Omslagtekst
Seventeen-year-old Eureka won’t let anyone close enough to feel her pain. After her mother was killed in a freak accident, the things she used to love hold no meaning. She wants to escape, but one thing holds her back: Ander, the boy who is everywhere she goes, whose turquoise eyes are like the ocean. And then Eureka uncovers an ancient tale of romance and heartbreak, about a girl who cried an entire continent into the sea. Suddenly her mother’s death and Ander’s appearance seem connected, and her life takes on dark undercurrents that don’t make sense. Can everything you love be washed away?
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