Auteur: Cate Tiernan
Genre: YA fantasy, paranormal
Aantal pagina’s: 592
Gelezen: september 2016
Book 1 – Book of shadows
Book 2 – The Coven
Book 3 – Blood Witch
The first three Sweep books bound into one gorgeous edition at a fabulous price! Morgan Rowlands never thought she was anything other than a typical sixteen-year-old girl. But when she meets Cal, a captivatingly handsome coven leader, she makes a discover that turns her whole world upside down: she is a witch, descended from an ancient and powerful line. And so is Cal. Their connection is immediate and unbreakable; Cal teases out Morgan’s power, her love, her magick. But Morgan discovers too soon that her powers are strong– almost too powerful to control. And she begins to suspect that Cal may be keeping secrets from her . . . secrets that could destroy them both.
Auteur: Jonathan Auxier
Titel: Peter Nimble and his fantastic eyes
Genre: YA, fictie, avontuur
Aantal pagina’s: 400
Gelezen: juli 2016
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes is the utterly beguiling tale of a ten-year-old blind orphan who has been schooled in a life of thievery. One fateful afternoon, he steals a box from a mysterious traveling haberdasher—a box that contains three pairs of magical eyes. When he tries the first pair, he is instantly transported to a hidden island where he is presented with a special quest: to travel to the dangerous Vanished Kingdom and rescue a people in need. Along with his loyal sidekick—a knight who has been turned into an unfortunate combination of horse and cat—and the magic eyes, he embarks on an unforgettable, swashbuckling adventure to discover his true destiny.
Auteur: Mhairi McFarlane
Titel: Zwart op wit
Genre: Chicklit, feelgood
Uitgeverij: HarperCollins Holland
Aantal pagina’s: 384
Gelezen: Juni 2017
Ik wil uitgeverij HarperCollins Holland bedanken voor dit recensie exemplaar!
Op de bruiloft van twee collega’s wordt Edie gekust… door de bruidegom, in het zicht van de bruid. En dat terwijl ze – achtervolgd door woedende bruidsmeisjes – naar haar hotelkamer vlucht, weet ze één ding zeker: haar leven zal voorlopig niet meer hetzelfde zijn.
Gelukkig werpt haar baas haar een reddingsboei toe. Ze mag in Nottingham (want daar is hij een film aan het opnemen) de biografie van Elliot Owen, een bekende acteur, gaan schrijven. Edie twijfelt geen seconde: dag Londen, hallo Nottingham!
Een heerlijke roman over jezelf zoeken en vinden, over ontdekken waar je voor staat en wie je echte vrienden zijn … en natuurlijk over de liefde!
Auteur: Fredrik Backman
Titel: A man called Ove
Genre: Literatuur, fictie
Aantal pagina’s: 337
Gelezen: Augustus 2016
A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.
Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell, but must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?
Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations.
Auteur: Rainbow Rowell
Genre: Realistische YA
Aantal pagina’s: 438
Gelezen: november 2016
CATH IS A SIMON SNOW FAN. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan… But for Cath, being a fan is her life–and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.
Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fanfiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.
Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.
Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath that she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend; a fiction-writing professor who thinks fanfiction is the end of the civilized world; a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words…and she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone
For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?
Auteur: Rupi Kaur
Titel: Milk and honey
Aantal pagina’s: 204
Gelezen: April 2017
milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose, deals with a different pain, heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.
Auteur: Jay Asher
Titel: Thirteen reasons why
Genre: YA realistische fictie
Aantal bladzijden: 288
Gelezen: April 2017
Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers thirteen cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush who committed suicide two weeks earlier.
On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out how he made the list.
Through Hannah and Clay’s dual narratives, debut author Jay Asher weaves an intricate and heartrending story of confusion and desperation that will deeply affect teen readers.