Recensie: All our hidden gifts

Auteur: Caroline O’Donoghue
Titel: All our hidden gifts
Serie: All our hidden gifts #1
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, LGBTQI+
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2021
ISBN: 9781406393095
Aantal pagina’s: 400
Gelezen: Mei 2022

Maeve Chambers doesn’t have much going for her. Not only does she feel like the sole idiot in a family of geniuses, she managed to drive away her best friend Lily a year ago. But when she finds a pack of dusty old tarot cards at school, and begins to give scarily accurate readings to the girls in her class, she realizes she’s found her gift at last. Things are looking up – until she discovers a strange card in the deck that definitely shouldn’t be there. And two days after she convinces her ex-best friend to have a reading, Lily disappears.

Can Maeve, her new friend Fiona and Lily’s brother Roe find her? And will their special talents be enough to bring Lily back, before she’s gone for good?

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Recensie: Toil & Trouble


Auteurs: Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood, Brandy Colbert, Zoraida Córdova, Andrea Cremer, Kate Hart, Emery Lord, Elizabeth May, Anna-Marie McLemore,  Tehlor Kay Mejia, Lindsay Smith, Nova Ren Suma, Robin Talley, Shveta Thakrar en Brenna Yovanoff
Titel: Toil & Trouble – 15 tales of women & witchcraft
Genre: Korte verhalen, fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9781335016270
Aantal pagina’s:
Juli 2018 – Mei 2020

A young adult fiction anthology of 15 stories featuring contemporary, historical, and futuristic stories featuring witchy heroines who are diverse in race, class, sexuality, religion, geography, and era.

Are you a good witch or a bad witch?

Glinda the Good Witch. Elphaba the Wicked Witch. Willow. Sabrina. Gemma Doyle. The Mayfair Witches. Ursula the Sea Witch. Morgan le Fey. The three weird sisters from Macbeth.

History tells us women accused of witchcraft were often outsiders: educated, independent, unmarried, unwilling to fall in line with traditional societal expectations.

Bold. Powerful. Rebellious.

A bruja’s traditional love spell has unexpected results. A witch’s healing hands begin to take life instead of giving it when she ignores her attraction to a fellow witch. In a terrifying future, women are captured by a cabal of men crying witchcraft and the one true witch among them must fight to free them all. In a desolate past, three orphaned sisters prophesize for a murderous king. Somewhere in the present, a teen girl just wants to kiss a boy without causing a hurricane.

From good witches to bad witches, to witches who are a bit of both, this is an anthology of diverse witchy tales from a collection of diverse, feminist authors. The collective strength of women working together—magically or mundanely–has long frightened society, to the point that women’s rights are challenged, legislated against, and denied all over the world. Toil & Trouble delves deep into the truly diverse mythology of witchcraft from many cultures and feminist points of view, to create modern and unique tales of witchery that have yet to be explored.

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Recensie: Zwartkracht

37970812Auteur: Claudia Gray
Titel: Zwartkracht
Originele titel: Steadfast
Serie: Spellcaster #2
Young adult fantasy
Taal: Nederlands
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9789402701128
Aantal pagina’s: 352
Gelezen: Juni 2018

Ik wil uitgeverij HarperCollins Holland graag bedanken voor dit recensie exemplaar!

Nadia en haar vrienden dachten dat ze het kwaad in Captive’s Sound hadden verslagen, maar niets is minder waar. Elizabeth, een klasgenoot die in werkelijkheid een tovenares is, is terug: mooier, machtiger en gevaarlijker. Bovendien manifesteert zich een nieuw en nog groter kwaad in hun woonplaats. Hoewel Nadia’s magische krachten zijn toegenomen, voelt ze zich nog steeds een groentje en is er niemand die haar hiermee kan helpen.

Ze moet alle zeilen bijzetten om haar vrienden te beschermen en voelt zich kwetsbaarder dan ooit voor de donkere verleiding…
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Recensie: Sweep

7821892Auteur: Cate Tiernan
Titel: Sweep
Genre: YA fantasy, paranormal
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2001
ISBN: 9780142417171
Aantal pagina’s: 592
Gelezen: september 2016

Book 1 – Book of shadows
Book 2 – The Coven
Book 3 – Blood Witch

The first three Sweep books bound into one gorgeous edition at a fabulous price! Morgan Rowlands never thought she was anything other than a typical sixteen-year-old girl. But when she meets Cal, a captivatingly handsome coven leader, she makes a discover that turns her whole world upside down: she is a witch, descended from an ancient and powerful line. And so is Cal. Their connection is immediate and unbreakable; Cal teases out Morgan’s power, her love, her magick. But Morgan discovers too soon that her powers are strong– almost too powerful to control. And she begins to suspect that Cal may be keeping secrets from her . . . secrets that could destroy them both.
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