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

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: Library of souls

24120519Auteur: Ransom Riggs
Titel: Library of Souls
Serie: Miss Peregrine #3
Genre: YA fantasy, paranormal
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2015
ISBN: 9781594747588
Aantal pagina’s: 464
Gelezen: Januari 2017

A boy with extraordinary powers. An army of deadly monsters. An epic battle for the future of peculiardom.

The adventure that began with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and continued in Hollow City comes to a thrilling conclusion with Library of Souls. As the story opens, sixteen-year-old Jacob discovers a powerful new ability, and soon he’s diving through history to rescue his peculiar companions from a heavily guarded fortress. Accompanying Jacob on his journey are Emma Bloom, a girl with fire at her fingertips, and Addison MacHenry, a dog with a nose for sniffing out lost children.

They’ll travel from modern-day London to the labyrinthine alleys of Devil’s Acre, the most wretched slum in all of Victorian England. It’s a place where the fate of peculiar children everywhere will be decided once and for all. Like its predecessors, Library of Souls blends thrilling fantasy with never-before-published vintage photography to create a one-of-a-kind reading experience.

Lees ook de recensies van deel één en twee.
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Recensie: A stir of echoes

21315057Auteur: Richard Matheson
Titel: A stir of echoes
Genre: mystery, paranormal
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1958
ISBN: 9781447242390
Aantal pagina’s: 224
Gelezen: Augustus 2016

The novel that inspired the movie from Artisan Entertainment concerns an ordinary suburban husband who is able to read the minds of his neighbors and learn their sordid secrets. He is also haunted by the apparition of a mysterious woman, which forces him to uncover the truth behind a long-forgotten tragedy.
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Recensie: Coraline

20764916Auteur: Neil Gaiman
Titel: Coraline
Genre: YA, Jeugd, paranormal
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2002
ISBN: 9781408841754
Aantal pagina’s: 208
Gelezen: Januari 2017

There is something strange about Coraline’s new home. It’s not the mist, or the cat that always seems to be watching her, nor the signs of danger that Miss Spink and Miss Forcible, her new neighbours, read in the tea leaves. It’s the other house – the one behind the old door in the drawing room. Another mother and father with black-button eyes and papery skin are waiting for Coraline to join them there. And they want her to stay with them. For ever. She knows that if she ventures through that door, she may never come back.
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Recensie: Hollow City

23164983Auteur: Ransom Riggs
Titel: Hollow City
Serie: Miss Peregrine #2
Genre: YA fantasy, paranormal
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2014
ISBN: 9781594747359
Aantal pagina’s: 428
Gelezen: november 2016

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was the surprise best seller of 2011—an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike. Publishers Weekly called it “an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters.”

This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.

Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly mesmerizing) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages.
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Review: Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children

9460487Auteur: Ransom Riggs
Titel: Miss Peregrine’s home for Peculiar Children
Genre: YA, mystery, paranormal
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2011
ISBN: 9781594744761
Aantal pagina’s: 352
Gelezen: Juli 2016

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.

A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.
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