Recensie: Glass Sword

23174274Auteur: Victoria Aveyard
Titel: Glass Sword
Serie: Red Queen #2
Genre: YA, fantasy, dystopie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2016
ISBN: 9780062310668
Aantal pagina’s: 444
Gelezen: September 2017
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Omslagtekst:
Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.

The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.

Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.

But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.

Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

The electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they’ve always known—and pits Mare against the darkness that has grown in her soul.

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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
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Omslagtekst:
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.

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Recensie: Show Stopper

33961568Auteur: Hayley Barker
Titel: Show Stopper
Genre: YA, fantasy, sci-fi, dystopie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9781407179674
Aantal pagina’s: 400
Gelezen: januari 2018
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Omslagtekst:
Set in a near-future England where the poorest people in the land are forced to sell their children to a travelling circus – to perform at the mercy of hungry lions, sabotaged high wires and a demonic ringmaster. The ruling class visit the circus as an escape from their structured, high-achieving lives – pure entertainment with a bloodthirsty edge. Ben, the teenage son of a draconian government minister, visits the circus for the first time and falls instantly in love with Hoshiko, a young performer. They come from harshly different worlds – but must join together to escape the circus and put an end to its brutal sport.
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Recensie: Through the woods

18659623Auteur: Emily Carroll
Titel: Through the woods
Genre: YA, graphic novel, horror, sprookjes
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2014
ISBN: 9781442465954
Aantal pagina’s:
208
Gelezen:
Januari 2017
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Omslagtekst:
‘It came from the woods. Most strange things do.’

Five mysterious, spine-tingling stories follow journeys into (and out of?) the eerie abyss.

These chilling tales spring from the macabre imagination of acclaimed and award-winning comic creator Emily Carroll.

Come take a walk in the woods and see what awaits you there…

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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:
553
Gelezen: November 2016
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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: Caraval

27883214Auteur: Stephanie Garber
Titel: Caraval
Genre: YA Fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2017
ISBN:  9781250095251
Aantal pagina’s: 
407
Gelezen: mei 2017
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Omslagtekst:
Remember, it’s only a game…

Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval—the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show—are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. Nevertheless she becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic. And whether Caraval is real or not, Scarlett must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over or a dangerous domino effect of consequences will be set off, and her beloved sister will disappear forever.
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