Recensie: Fire Spell

13616039Auteur: Laura Amy Schlitz
Titel: Fire Spell
Genre: Jeugd, YA, Historische fictie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2012
ISBN: 9781408826218
Aantal pagina’s: 
Gelezen: Juli 2018

Clara disappears on her birthday. Exceptionally wealthy and exceptionally lonely, she requested that a puppeteer and his two orphan helpers stage a spellbinding show for her in the vast empty house. But then the curtains close and darkness falls. . . .

The puppeteer, Grisini, kidnaps Clara and uses his sinister powers to imprison her body and mind in the form of a marionette. His two young assistants realise what has happened, and all three children find themselves caught up in a terrible struggle for supernatural eminence between Grisini and a dying witch of extraordinary power.
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Recensie: Wendy

2703210Auteur: Karen Wallace
Titel: Wendy
Genre: Historische fictie, ya hervertelling
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2003
ISBN: 9780689837487
Aantal pagina’s: 289
Gelezen: Juni 2017

Wendy Darling is not the perfect girl her parents would like her to be. Intrepid, outspoken and wilful, she’s always getting into trouble.

One evening, confined to the nursery by her horrible nanny, she sneaks out to spy on one of her parents’ glamorous parties.

What Wendy sees changes her life forever and triggers a series of confusing adventures as she tries to solve the mysteries that lie at the heart of her family…
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Recensie: Het geheim van het nachtegaalbos

34449099Auteur: Lucy Strange
Titel: Het geheim van het nachtegaalbos
Genre: Jeugd, historische fictie
Taal: Nederlands
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9789025767228
Aantal pagina’s: 320
Gelezen: 320

1919. Na de dood van haar broertje verhuizen de twaalfjarige Henrietta en haar familie vanuit Londen naar een oud huis aan zee. Het gezin probeert de draad weer op te pakken, maar dat lukt niet erg. Henrietta begint op eigen houtje de omgeving te verkennen. In het bos achter het huis maakt ze kennis met Mot, een zonderlinge vrouw met wie ze een bijzondere band krijgt en die haar helpt haar familie te redden.
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Recensie: Crow Mountain

25841943Auteur: Lucy Inglis
Titel: Crow Mountain
Genre: YA, contemporary, historische fictie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2015
ISBN: 9781910002353
Aantal pagina’s: 368
Gelezen: Oktober 2017

While on holiday in Montana, Hope meets local boy Cal Crow, a ranch hand. Caught in a freak accident, the two of them take shelter in a mountain cabin where Hope makes a strange discovery. More than a hundred years earlier, another English girl met a similar fate. Her rescuer: a horse-trader called Nate.

In this wild place, both girls learn what it means to survive and to fall in love, neither knowing that their fates are intimately entwined.
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Review: The Shadow of the wind

1232 Auteur: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Titel: The shadow of the wind
Genre: Literatuur, historische fictie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2001
ISBN: 9780143034902
Aantal pagina’s: 487
Gelezen: Augustus 2016

Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax’s books in existence. Soon Daniel’s seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets–an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love.
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Review: The miniaturist

Auteur: Jessie IMG_4953Burton
Titel: The miniaturist
Genre: Historische fictie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2014
ISBN: 9781447250937
Aantal bladzijden: 432
Gelezen: April 2015

On an autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives at a grand house in Amsterdam to begin her new life as the wife of wealthy merchant Johannes Brandt. Though curiously distant, he presents her with an extraordinary wedding gift: a cabinet-sized replica of their home. It is to be furnished by an elusive miniaturtist, whose tiny creations ring eerily true.

As Nella uncovers the secrets of her new household she realizes the escalating dangers they face. The miniaturist seems to hold their fate in her hands – but does she plan to save or destroy them?
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