Recensie: Children of Blood and Bone

34728667Auteur: Tomi Adeyemi
Titel: Children of Blood and Bone
Genre: YA Fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9781250170972
Aantal pagina’s: 525
Gelezen: April 2018
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Omslagtekst:
They killed my mother.
They took our magic.
They tried to bury us.

Now we rise.

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy.

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Recensie: Winter Magic

36609067Auteurs: Abi Elphinstone, Michelle Magorian, Geraldine McCaughrean, Jamila Gavin, Berlie Doherty, Katherine Woodfine, Piers Torday, Lauren St John, Amy Alward, Emma Carroll en Michelle Harisson
Titel: Winter Magic
Genre: Jeugd, YA, korte verhalen
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2016
ISBN: 9781471159824
Aantal pagina’s: 400
Gelezen: Maart 2018
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Omslagtekst:
A beautiful and classic anthology of frosty, magical short stories from acclaimed children’s writers such as Michelle Magorian, Berlie Doherty, Lauren St John and Katherine Woodfine, and edited by author Abi Elphinstone.

Dreamsnatcher’s Abi Elphinstone heads up this gorgeous collection of wintery stories, featuring snow queens, frost fairs, snow dragons and pied pipers… from classic children’s writers such as Michelle Magorian, Geraldine McCaughrean, Jamila Gavin, Berlie Doherty, Katherine Woodfine, Piers Torday, Lauren St John, Amy Alward and Emma Carroll, among others.

An unmissable, enchanting treat of a collection that will be enjoyed for years to come, by readers of all ages.

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Recensie: The exact opposite of okay

35817737Auteur: Laura Steven
Titel: The exact opposite of okay
Genre: YA, contemporary
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9781405288446
Aantal pagina’s: 335
Gelezen: Juli 2018
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Omslagtekst:
Izzy O’Neill is an aspiring comic, an impoverished orphan, and a Slut Extraordinaire. Or at least, that’s what the malicious website flying round the school says. Izzy can try all she wants to laugh it off – after all, her sex life, her terms – but when pictures emerge of her doing the dirty with a politician’s son, her life suddenly becomes the centre of a national scandal. Izzy’s never been ashamed of herself before, and she’s not going to start now. But keeping her head up will take everything she has…

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Recensie: Red Queen

30196348Auteur: Christina Henry
Titel: The red queen
Serie: The chronicles of Alice #2
Genre: Horror, adaptatie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2016
ISBN: 9781785653322
Aantal pagina’s: 313
Gelezen: Augustus 2018
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Omslagtekst:
The land outside of the Old City was supposed to be green, lush, hopeful. But the verdant fields are nothing but ash and hope is nowhere to be found. Still, Alice and Hatcher are on a mission to find his daughter: a quest they will not forsake even as it takes them deep into the clutches of the mad White Queen or into the realm of the twisted and cruel Black King. The pieces are set and the game has begun, and each move brings Alice closer to her destiny.

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Filmrecensie: Bohemian Rhapsody

Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)Director: Bryan Singer
Titel:
Bohemian Rhapsody
Genre:
Muziek, biografie
Duur:
2h 14 min
Release datum:
1 november 2018
Acteurs: 
Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzalo
Gezien: 
22 november 2018
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Samenvatting
Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.
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Recensie: Aristotle & Dante discover the secrets of the universe

12000020Auteur: Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Titel: Aristotle & Dante discover the secrets of the universe
Genre: YA
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2012
ISBN: 9781442408920
Aantal pagina’s: 359
Gelezen: November 2018

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Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.

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Recensie: What if it’s us

36341204Auteurs: Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera
Titel: What if it’s us
Genre: Contemporary, romance, YA
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9780062795250
Aantal pagina’s: 437
Gelezen: November 2018
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Omslagtekst:
Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it.
Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.
But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them?

Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated.
Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited.
But what if they can’t quite nail a first date . . . or a second first date . . . or a third?
What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work . . . and Ben doesn’t try hard enough?
What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play?
But what if it is?
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