Recensie: Undercover princess

34042261Auteur: Connie Glynn
Titel: Undercover Princess
Serie: Rosewood Chronicles #1
Genre: YA, fantasy, schoolverhaal, chicklit, fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9780062847805
Aantal pagina’s: 448
Gelezen: Februari 2019
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Omslagtekst:
When fairy tale obsessed Lottie Pumpkin starts at the infamous Rosewood Hall, she is not expecting to share a room with the Crown Princess of Maradova, Ellie Wolf. Due to a series of lies and coincidences, 14-year-old Lottie finds herself pretending to be the princess so that Ellie can live a more normal teenage life.

Lottie is thrust into the real world of royalty – a world filled with secrets, intrigue and betrayal. She must do everything she can to help Ellie keep her secret, but with school, the looming Maradovian ball and the mysterious new boy Jamie, she’ll soon discover that reality doesn’t always have the happily ever after you’d expect…

A thrilling world of parties, politics and bad ass princesses, this is the first book in the brand new series THE ROSEWOOD CHRONICLES.
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Recensie: Batman: Nightwalker

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Auteur: Marie Lu
Titel: Batman: Nightwalker
Serie: DC Icons #2 (maar ieder deel is een andere superheld, dus standalone)
Genre: YA, superhelden
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9780399549786
Aantal pagina’s: 
272
Gelezen: Mei 2018
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Omslagtekst:
Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy.

The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list.

One by one, the city’s elites are being executed as their mansions’ security systems turn against them, trapping them like prey. Meanwhile, Bruce is turning eighteen and about to inherit his family’s fortune, not to mention the keys to Wayne Enterprises and all the tech gadgetry his heart could ever desire. But after a run-in with the police, he’s forced to do community service at Arkham Asylum, the infamous prison that holds the city’s most brutal criminals.

Madeleine Wallace is a brilliant killer . . . and Bruce’s only hope.

In Arkham, Bruce meets Madeleine, a brilliant girl with ties to the Nightwalkers. What is she hiding? And why will she speak only to Bruce? Madeleine is the mystery Bruce must unravel. But is he getting her to divulge her secrets, or is he feeding her the information she needs to bring Gotham City to its knees? Bruce will walk the dark line between trust and betrayal as the Nightwalkers circle closer.
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Recensie: Hoe de eerste vonken zichtbaar waren

32054220Auteur: Simone Atangana Bekono
Titel: Hoe de eerste vonken zichtbaar waren
Genre: Poëzie
Taal: Nederlands
Jaar: 2016
ISBN: 9789079571543
Aantal pagina’s: 42
Gelezen: december 2018
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Omslagtekst:
Simone Atangana Bekono studeerde in 2016 af aan Creative Writing ArtEZ met de bundel hoe de eerste vonken zichtbaar waren. In samenwerking met Lebowksi Publishers geeft Wintertuin Uitgeverij deze bundeling van gedichten en brieven opnieuw uit. De bundel onderzoekt op beschouwende wijze het effect van sociale stempels rondom ras, gender en geslacht op de belevingswereld van individuen. In hoe de eerste vonken zichtbaar waren nodigt Simone de lezer uit te reflecteren op haar inlevingsvermogen, en maakt ze de noodzaak je te verbinden persoonlijker en aanweziger dan ooit.
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Recensie: Neem de titel serieus

41761211Auteur: Rodaan al Galidi
Titel: Neem de titel serieus
Genre: Poëzie
Taal: Nederlands
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9789491921490
Aantal pagina’s: 76
Gelezen: december 2018
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Omslagtekst:
‘Neem de titel serieus’ is een ode aan psychisch zieken en een troost voor losers. In deze dichtbundel laat Rodaan Al Galidi zien dat we allemáál psychisch ziek zijn, in een psychisch zieke wereld – en dat we allemaal doen alsof we het niet zijn. Ook dat ‘doen alsof’ is een psychische ziekte. Rodaan Al Galidi gaat daarmee in ‘Neem de titel serieus’ steeds verder, tot hij zelfs een adelaar als psychisch ziek bestempelt, en laat zien dat onze manier van denken reden genoeg tot een gedwongen opname is geworden.

Naast thema’s als liefde en eenzaamheid, die Rodaan Al Galidi vaak terug laat komen in zijn gedichten, gaat deze bundel vooral over relaties. De relatie van de ene mens tot de andere, van de mens tot zijn ouder, tot zijn familie, tot de maatschappij, tot de wereld. Van de mens tot zichzelf, van het hoofd tot het hart, van de droom tot de nachtmerrie. En dat alles ook vooral andersom.
‘Neem de titel serieus’ geeft een poëtische dimensie aan iets wat helemaal niet poëtisch is: het dagelijks leven.
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Serierecensie: You

Penn Badgley and Elizabeth Lail in You (2018)Creators: Greg Berlanti, Sera Gemble
Titel: You
Seizoen: 1 – 10 afleveringen
Genre: Crime, drama, romance
Jaar: 2018
Acteurs: Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, Shay Mitchell
Gebaseerd op het gelijknamig boek van Caroline Kepnes
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Samenvatting:
Based on Caroline Kepnes’ best-selling novel of the same name, YOU is a 21st century love story that asks, “What would you do for love?” When a brilliant bookstore manager crosses paths with an aspiring writer, his answer becomes clear: anything. Using the internet and social media as his tools to gather the most intimate of details and get close to her, a charming and awkward crush quickly becomes obsession as he quietly and strategically removes every obstacle – and person – in his way.
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Recensie: A Court of Frost and Starlight

31076583Auteur: Sarah J. Maas
Titel: a Court of Frost and Starlight
Serie: A court of Thorns and Roses #3.1
Genre: YA Fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9781681196312
Aantal pagina’s: 229
Gelezen: Mei 2018
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Omslagtekst:
Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve.

Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated–scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.
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Recensie: The Isle of the Lost

22639095Auteur: Melissa de la Cruz
Titel: The isle of the lost
Serie: Descendants #1
Genre: Jeugd, fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2015
ISBN: 9781484720974
Aantal pagina’s: 311
Gelezen: April 2018
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Omslagtekst:
Twenty years ago, all the evil villains were banished from the kingdom of Auradon and made to live in virtual imprisonment on the Isle of the Lost. The island is surrounded by a magical force field that keeps the villains and their descendants safely locked up and away from the mainland. Life on the island is dark and dreary. It is a dirty, decrepit place that’s been left to rot and forgotten by the world.

But hidden in the mysterious Forbidden Fortress is a dragon’s eye: the key to true darkness and the villains’ only hope of escape. Only the cleverest, evilest, nastiest little villain can find it…who will it be?

Maleficent, Mistress of the Dark: As the self-proclaimed ruler of the isle, Maleficent has no tolerance for anything less than pure evil. She has little time for her subjects, who have still not mastered life without magic. Her only concern is getting off the Isle of the Lost.

Mal: At sixteen, Maleficent’s daughter is the most talented student at Dragon Hall, best known for her evil schemes. And when she hears about the dragon’s eye, Mal thinks this could be her chance to prove herself as the cruelest of them all.

Evie: Having been castle-schooled for years, Evil Queen’s daughter, Evie, doesn’t know the ins and outs of Dragon Hall. But she’s a quick study, especially after she falls for one too many of Mal’s little tricks.

Jay: As the son of Jafar, Jay is a boy of many talents: stealing and lying to name a few. Jay and Mal have been frenemies forever and he’s not about to miss out on the hunt for the dragon’s eye.

Carlos: Cruella de Vil’s son may not be bravest, but he’s certainly clever. Carlos’s inventions may be the missing piece in locating the dragon’s eye and ending the banishment for good.

Mal soon learns from her mother that the dragon’s eye is cursed and whoever retrieves it will be knocked into a deep sleep for a thousand years. But Mal has a plan to capture it. She’ll just need a little help from her “friends.” In their quest for the dragon’s eye, these kids begin to realize that just because you come from an evil family tree, being good ain’t so bad.
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