Recensie: Queen of hearts

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Auteur: Colleen Oakes
Titel: Queen of Hearts
Genre: YA sprookjesadaptatie, fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2014
ISBN: 9780062409720
Aantal pagina’s: 306
Gelezen: Mei 2020
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Omslagtekst:
Only queens with hearts can bleed.

This is not the story of the Wonderland we know. Alice has not fallen down a rabbit hole. There is no all-knowing cat with a taunting smile. This is a Wonderland where beneath each smile lies a secret, each tart comes with a demand, and only prisoners tell the truth.

Dinah is the princess who will one day reign over Wonderland. She has not yet seen the dark depths of her kingdom; she longs only for her father’s approval and a future with the boy she loves. But when a betrayal breaks her heart and threatens her throne, she is launched into Wonderland’s dangerous political game. Dinah must stay one step ahead of her cunning enemies or she’ll lose not just the crown but her head.

Evil is brewing in Wonderland and maybe, most frighteningly, in Dinah herself.

This is not a story of happily ever after.

This is the story of the Queen of Hearts.

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Recensie: Geekerella

30724132Auteur: Ashley Poston
Titel: Geekerella
Genre: YA, sprookjesadaptatie, contemporary
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9781594749476
Aantal pagina’s: 
230
Gelezen: mei 2018
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Omslagtekst:
Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic science-fiction series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck and her dad’s old costume, Elle’s determined to win – unless her stepsisters get there first.

Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons – before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he has ever wanted, but Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake – until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. But when she disappears at midnight, will he ever be able to find her again?

Part-romance, part-love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom.
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Recensie: The Wish Granter

30255943Auteur: C.J. Redwine
Titel: The wish granter
Serie: Ravenspire #2
Genre: YA, sprookjesadaptatie, fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9780062360304
Aantal pagina’s: 
448
Gelezen: December 2017
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Omslagtekst:
The world has turned upside down for Thad and Ari Glavan, the bastard twins of Súndraille’s king. Their mother was murdered. The royal family died mysteriously. And now Thad sits on the throne of a kingdom whose streets are suddenly overrun with violence he can’t stop.

Growing up ignored by the nobility, Ari never wanted to be a proper princess. And when Thad suddenly starts training Ari to take his place, she realizes that her brother’s ascension to the throne wasn’t fate. It was the work of a Wish Granter named Alistair Teague who tricked Thad into wishing away both the safety of his people and his soul in exchange for the crown.

So Ari recruits the help of Thad’s enigmatic new weapons master, Sebastian Vaughn, to teach her how to fight Teague. With secret ties to Teague’s criminal empire, Sebastian might just hold the key to discovering Alistair’s weaknesses, saving Ari’s brother—and herself.

But Teague is ruthless and more than ready to destroy anyone who dares stand in his way—and now he has his sights set on the princess. And if Ari can’t outwit him, she’ll lose Sebastian, her brother…and her soul.
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Recensie: Heartless

31458203Auteur: Marissa Meyer
Titel: Heartless
Genre: YA Fantasy, sprookjesadaptatie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2016
ISBN: 9781509814138
Aantal pagina’s: 450
Gelezen: Oktober 2017
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Omslagtekst:
Long before Alice fell down the rabbit hole…
And before the roses were painted red…
The Queen of Hearts was just a girl, in love for the first time.
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Recensie: The shadow queen

23299513Auteur: C.J. Redwine
Titel: The Shadow Queen
Serie: Ravenspire #1
Genre: YA hervertelling, fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2016
ISBN: 9780062360243
Aantal pagina’s: 387
Gelezen: Juli 2017
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Omslagtekst:
Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. To do that, Lorelai needs to use the one weapon she and Queen Irina have in common—magic. She’ll have to be stronger, faster, and more powerful than Irina, the most dangerous sorceress Ravenspire has ever seen.

In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol’s father and older brother are killed by an invading army of magic-wielding ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly given the responsibility of saving his kingdom. To do that, Kol needs magic—and the only way to get it is to make a deal with the queen of Ravenspire, promise to become her personal huntsman…and bring her Lorelai’s heart.

But Lorelai is nothing like Kol expected—beautiful, fierce, and unstoppable—and despite dark magic, Lorelai is drawn in by the passionate and troubled king. Fighting to stay one step ahead of the dragon huntsman—who she likes far more than she should—Lorelai does everything in her power to ruin the wicked queen. But Irina isn’t going down without a fight, and her final move may cost the princess the one thing she still has left to lose.
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Showcase Sunday

IMG_5746Hoi allemaal! Fijne vaderdag! Het is zondag en ik heb weer een aantal mooie boeken om jullie te laten zien! Oh en mijn book buying ban is voorbij! Ik mag weer kopen, maar ik denk dat ik het toch even rustig aan ga doen. Ik heb nog zoveel ongelezen boeken. Waaronder deze! Klik verder om de boeken te zien!
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Recensie: A court of wings and ruin

Auteur23766634Sarah J. Maas
Titel: A court of wings and ruin
Serie: A court of thorns and roses #3
Genre: YA Fantasy, sprookjesadaptatie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9781408857908
Aantal bladzijden: 700
Gelezen: Mei 2017
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Omslagtekst:
Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.

As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

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Recensie: A Court of Thorns and Roses

16096824 Auteur: Sarah J. Maas
Titel: A court of Thorns and Roses (#1)
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy, sprookjesadaptatie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2015
ISBN: 9781619634442
Aantal pagina’s: 421
Gelezen: Maart 2017
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Omslagtekst:
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin-one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin-and his world-forever.
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Review: Seeing Redd

Image result for seeing reddAuteur: Frank Beddor
Titel: Seeing Redd
Serie: The Looking Glass Wars #2
Genre: Young Adult, sprookjesadaptatie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2007
ISBN: 9780803731554
Aantal bladzijden: 371
Gelezen: Juni 2016
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Omslagtekst:
Alyss of Wonderland’s rule has only just begun, and already those who prefer chaos to peace are threatening to destroy everything worth imagining. Trailed by newly appointed royal bodyguard Homburg Molly, Alyss is doing her best to keep pace with the non-stop demands of being queen while attempting to evade Molly for a few private moments with Dodge.

Alyss’ life is a challenging mix of duty, love, and tough decisions, and then a series of phantom sightings set fire to an urban myth of Her Imperial Viciousness’ return and have everyone… seeing Redd.

Has Redd somehow freed herself and her chief assassin, The Cat, from the confines of the Heart Crystal? If not, then who has resurrected Redd’s brutal foot soldiers the Glass Eyes and set them loose to attack Wonderland on all sides?

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Review: Kissing the witch

44537 Auteur: Emma Donoghue
Titel: Kissing the witch
Genre: Ya, korte verhalen, sprookjesadaptaties
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1997
Uitgeverij: HarperTeen
ISBN: 9780064407724
Aantal bladzijden: 228
Gelezen: Maart 2016
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Omslagtekst:
Thirteen tales are unspun from the deeply familiar, and woven anew into a collection of fairy tales that wind back through time. Acclaimed Irish author Emma Donoghue reveals heroines young and old in unexpected alliances–sometimes treacherous, sometimes erotic, but always courageous. Told with luminous voices that shimmer with sensuality and truth, these age-old characters shed their antiquated cloaks to travel a seductive new landscape, radiantly transformed. Cinderella forsakes the handsome prince and runs off with the fairy godmother; Beauty discovers the Beast behind the mask is not so very different from the face she sees in the mirror; Snow White is awakened from slumber by the bittersweet fruit of an unnamed desire. Acclaimed writer Emma Donoghue spins new tales out of old in a magical web of thirteen interconnected stories about power and transformation and choosing one’s own path in the world. In these fairy tales, women young and old tell their own stories of love and hate, honor and revenge, passion and deception. Using the intricate patterns and oral rhythms of traditional fairy tales, Emma Donoghue wraps age-old characters in a dazzling new skin.

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