Recensie: Silber, het eerste boek der dromen

27253987Auteur: Kerstin Gier
Titel: Silber, het eerste boek der dromen
Genre: YA, fantasy, paranormal, romance
Taal: Nederlands
Jaar: 2013
ISBN: 9789020679311
Aantal pagina’s: 336
Gelezen: Oktober 2017
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Omslagtekst:
Sinds Liv Silber met haar moeder en zusje naar Londen is verhuisd, droomt ze nogal vreemd. Lange gangen met versierde deuren, in raadsels sprekende standbeelden, de nanny die haar achtervolgt met een bijl… Liv droomt zelfs over een kerkhof, waar ze midden in de nacht vier jongens allerlei mysterieuze rituelen ziet uitvoeren. Nog vreemder wordt het als de jongens echt blijken te bestaan. En het allervreemdst is misschien wel dat ze dingen over Liv weten die alleen in haar dromen voorkomen. En dat is nog maar het begin…
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Recensie: Six of Crows

23437156Auteur: Leigh Bardugo
Titel: Six of Crows
Genre: YA, fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2015
ISBN: 9781627792127
Aantal pagina’s
: 465
Gelezen: Januari 2018
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Omslagtekst:
Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price–and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.
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Recensie: Magic kingdom for sale/sold

583482Auteur: Terry Brooks
Titel: Magic kingdom for sale
Serie: Magic kingdom of Landover #1
Genre: Fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1986
ISBN: 9781841495552
Aantal pagina’s: 350
Gelezen: December 2016
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Omslagtekst:
Landover was a genuine magic kingdom, complete with fairy folk and wizardry, just as the advertisement had promised. But after he purchased it for a million dollars, Ben Holiday discovered that there were a few details the advertisement had failed to mention!
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Recensie: The sin eater’s daughter

21936988Auteur: Melinda Salisbury
Titel: The sin eater’s daughter
Genre: YA, fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2015
ISBN: 9781760151577
Aantal pagina’s:
336
Gelezen: November 2017
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Omslagtekst:
Sixteen-year-old Twylla lives in the castle. But although she’s engaged to the prince, no one speaks to her. No one even looks at her. Because Twylla isn’t a member of the court. She’s the executioner. As the goddess-embodied, Twylla kills with a single touch. So each week, she’s taken to the prison and forced to lay her hands on those accused of treason. No one will ever love her. Who could care for a girl with murder in her veins? Even the prince, whose royal blood supposedly makes him immune to her touch, avoids her.

But then a new guard arrives, a boy whose playful smile belies his deadly swordsmanship. And unlike the others, he’s able to look past Twylla’s executioner robes and see the girl, not the goddess. Yet a treasonous romance is the least of Twylla’s problems. The queen has a plan to destroy her enemies-a plan that requires an unthinkable sacrifice. Will Twylla do what it takes to protect her kingdom? Or will she abandon her duty in favor of a doomed love?
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Review: De wilde gave

6462536Auteur: Ursula le Guin
Titel: De wilde gave
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Taal: Nederlands
Jaar: 2004
Uitgeverij: De vliegende Hollander
ISBN: 
9789049500047
Aantal bladzijden: 206
Gelezen: mei 2016
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Omslagtekst:
De bewoners van de Oplanden zijn als hun land: fel, trots en hard. Ze zijn arm, maar hun gaven zijn kostbaar. Sommigen kunnen – met één blik, gebaar of woord – dieren roepen, vuur maken of land verplaatsen. Anderen kunnen ledematen verwringen, een geest onderwerpen, een slopende ziekte geven. Twee jeugdvrienden besluiten hun gave niet te gebruiken. Het meisje Gry wil geen dieren naar de slacht roepen. Orrec draagt een blinddoek om te voorkomen dat zijn ogen en zijn woede doden. Maar kun je je eigen weg gaan als je gave bepaalt wie je bent?

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Recensie: Sleeping Beauties

30622162Auteur: Stephen King & Owen King
Titel: Sleeping Beauties
Genre: Fantasy, horror, dystopie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9781473665194
Aantal pagina’s: 715
Gelezen: November 2017
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Omslagtekst:
In this spectacular father/son collaboration, Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men?

All around the world, something is happening to women when they fall asleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed, the women become feral and spectacularly violent…

In the small town of Dooling, West Virginia, the virus is spreading through a women’s prison, affecting all the inmates except one. Soon, word spreads about the mysterious Evie, who seems able to sleep – and wake. Is she a medical anomaly or a demon to be slain?

The abandoned men, left to their increasingly primal devices, are fighting each other, while Dooling’s Sheriff, Lila Norcross, is just fighting to stay awake.

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Recensie: The shadow queen

23299513Auteur: C.J. Redwine
Titel: The Shadow Queen
Serie: Ravenspire #1
Genre: YA hervertelling, fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2016
ISBN: 9780062360243
Aantal pagina’s: 387
Gelezen: Juli 2017
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Omslagtekst:
Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. To do that, Lorelai needs to use the one weapon she and Queen Irina have in common—magic. She’ll have to be stronger, faster, and more powerful than Irina, the most dangerous sorceress Ravenspire has ever seen.

In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol’s father and older brother are killed by an invading army of magic-wielding ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly given the responsibility of saving his kingdom. To do that, Kol needs magic—and the only way to get it is to make a deal with the queen of Ravenspire, promise to become her personal huntsman…and bring her Lorelai’s heart.

But Lorelai is nothing like Kol expected—beautiful, fierce, and unstoppable—and despite dark magic, Lorelai is drawn in by the passionate and troubled king. Fighting to stay one step ahead of the dragon huntsman—who she likes far more than she should—Lorelai does everything in her power to ruin the wicked queen. But Irina isn’t going down without a fight, and her final move may cost the princess the one thing she still has left to lose.
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