Recensie: Smoke

34334858Auteur: Dan Vyleta
Titel: Smoke
Genre: Literaire YA, dystopie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2016
ISBN:  9781474600958
Aantal pagina’s: 
Gelezen: juni 2017

Imagine a world in which every bad thought you had was made visible. Where anger, hatred and envy appeared as thick smoke pouring from your body and soot on your skin. With society controlled by an elite who have learned to tame their darkest desires. Thomas and Charlie are friends at a boarding school near Oxford, where the children of the rich and powerful are trained to be future leaders. Charlie is naturally good, but Thomas’s father was accused of murder and Thomas fears that the same evil lies coiled inside him. Then, on a trip to London – a forbidden city shrouded in darkness – they learn that all is not as it appears. So begins a quest to find the truth, and to learn what lies beneath this world of smoke, soot and ash…
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Review: The lie tree

23592175Auteur: Frances Hardinge
Titel: The lie tree
Genre: Young adult, historische fictie, supernatural, literatuur
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2015
Uitgeverij: Macmillan Children’s books
ISBN: 9781447264101
Aantal pagina’s: 410
Gelezen: mei 2016

Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2015, The Lie Tree is a dark and powerful novel from universally acclaimed author, Frances Hardinge. It was not enough. All knowledge- any knowledge – called to Faith, and there was a delicious, poisonous pleasure in stealing it unseen. Faith has a thirst for science and secrets that the rigid confines of her class cannot suppress. And so it is that she discovers her disgraced father’s journals, filled with the scribbled notes and theories of a man driven close to madness. Tales of a strange tree which, when told a lie, will uncover a truth: the greater the lie, the greater the truth revealed to the liar. Faith’s search for the tree leads her into great danger – for where lies seduce, truths shatter…
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