Recensie: The rest of us just live here


Auteur: Patrick Ness
Titel: The rest of us just live here
Genre: Contemporary/Fantasy YA
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2015
ISBN: 9781406331165
Aantal pagina’s: 348
Gelezen: Januari 2021

What if you aren’t the Chosen One?

The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?

What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.

Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.

Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions…

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New releases in September!

DSC03380Jeetje, augustus is voorbij gevlogen, vinden jullie ook niet? Zon, zomer en veel leuke dingen en mooie boeken. Nu is het alweer september en ook in deze maand komen er weer een aantal prachtige boeken op de markt! Lees verder voor de tofste nieuwe boeken in september!
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Recensie: The Crane Wife

20893446Auteur: Patrick Ness
Titel: The Crane Wife
Genre: Literatuur magisch realisme
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2013
ISBN: 9780143126171
Aantal pagina’s: 320
Gelezen: Mei 2017

George Duncan is an American living and working in London.  At forty-eight, he owns a small print shop, is divorced, and lonelier than he realizes.  All of the women with whom he has relationships eventually leave him for being too nice.  But one night he is woken by an astonishing sound—a terrific keening, which is coming from somewhere in his garden.  When he investigates he finds a great white crane, a bird taller than even himself.  It has been shot through the wing with an arrow.  Moved more than he can say, George struggles to take out the arrow from the bird’s wing, saving its life before it flies away into the night sky.

The next morning, a shaken George tries to go about his daily life, retreating to the back of his store and making cuttings from discarded books—a harmless, personal hobby—when through the front door of the shop a woman walks in.  Her name is Kumiko, and she asks George to help her with her own artwork.  George is dumbstruck by her beauty and her enigmatic nature, and begins to fall desperately in love with her.   She seems to hold the potential to change his entire life, if he could only get her to reveal the secret of who she is and why she has brought her artwork to him.

Witty, magical, and romantic, The Crane Wife is a story of passion and sacrifice, that resonates on the level of dream and myth.  It is a novel that celebrates the creative imagination, and the disruptive power of love.

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Recensie: Monsters of Men

8100904Auteur: Patrick Ness
Titel: Monsters of Men
Serie: Chaos trilogy #3
Genre: YA, Sci-fi, fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2010
ISBN: 9781406326123
Aantal pagina’s:
december 2016

Zie hier ook de recensies van deel één en twee.

Three armies march on New Prentisstown, each one intent on destroying the others. Todd and Viola are caught in the middle, with no chance of escape. As the battles commence, how can they hope to stop the fighting? How can there ever be peace when they’re so hopelessly outnumbered?
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Recensie: The ask and the answer

20758103Auteur: Patrick Ness
Titel: The ask and the answer
Serie: Chaos Walkin #2
Genre: YA, scif-fi, fantasy, dystopie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2009
ISBN: 9780763676179
Aantal pagina’s:
Gelezen: November 2016

We were in the square, in the square where I’d run, holding her, carrying her, telling her to stay alive, stay alive till we got safe, till we got to Haven so I could save her – But there weren’t no safety, no safety at all, there was just him and his men…

Fleeing before a relentless army, Todd has carried a desperately wounded Viola right into the hands of their worst enemy, Mayor Prentiss. Immediately separated from Viola and imprisoned, Todd is forced to learn the ways of the Mayor’s new order. But what secrets are hiding just outside of town? And where is Viola? Is she even still alive? And who are the mysterious Answer? And then, one day, the bombs begin to explode…

“The Ask and the Answer” is a tense, shocking and deeply moving novel of resistance under the most extreme pressure. This is the second title in the “Chaos Walking” trilogy.
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Recensie: More than this

21969786Auteur: Patrick Ness
Titel: More than this
Genre: YA Sci-fi
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2014
ISBN: 9781406350487
Aantal pagina’s: 480
Gelezen: Februari 2017

A boy drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments. He dies.

Then he wakes, naked and bruised and thirsty, but alive.

How can this be? And what is this strange deserted place?

As he struggles to understand what is happening, the boy dares to hope. Might this not be the end? Might there be more to this life, or perhaps this afterlife?
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Review: The knife of never letting go

Auteu20758104r: Patrick Ness
Titel: The knife of never letting go (#1)
Genre: YA, dystopie, Sci-fi
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2008
ISBN: 9780763676186
Aantal bladzijden: 479
Gelezen: november 2016

Prentisstown isn’t like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else’s thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee — whose thoughts Todd can hear too, whether he wants to or not — stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden — a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives.

But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought?

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Showcase Sunday

IMG_5746Hoi lieve volgers! Hoe gaat het met jullie! Bij mij komt er een drukke periode aan, maar ik neem nu eventjes pauze om wat blogs te typen. Waarvan ik ook elke twee seconde even pauze moet nemen om een kitten van mijn laptop af te tillen. Dat klopt, voor wie me niet volgt op instagram, en het dus nog niet weet: ik heb kittens! En ze zijn zo leuk! Ik ben verliefd! Er komt uiteraard binnenkort nog een het-leven-is-leuk-als-je-kittens-hebt-blogpost met heeel veel foto’s, maar dat is voor later. Vandaag is het zondag en dus tijd voor boeken! Ik heb deze week weer veel om jullie te laten zien! En voornamelijk kinderboeken vanwege de kinderboekenweek!
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Showcase Sunday

Eergisteren heb ik de boeken besproken die ik in November wil gaan lezen, ik heb ze alleen maar genoemd, maar de boeken die deze week binnen gekomen zijn, zal ik bespreken in deze showcase sunday!
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