Recensie: Verzamel de liefde

30326097Auteur: Bart Moeyaert
Titel: Verzamel de liefde
Genre: Poëzie
Taal: Nederlands
Jaar: 2006
ISBN: 9789021474946
Aantal pagina’s: 41
Gelezen: December 2017
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Omslagtekst:
Gedichten over de liefde – maar niet alleen over de liefde. Over het hier en nu, over een kamer, een ochtend, een hand, over woorden en hoe ontoereikend die zijn kunnen wanneer je wil zeggen waar het om gaat.

Ik mag je.
Nee. Ik mag je niet.
Ik moet je.
Dat bedoel ik.
Ik heb je lief.
Nee. Heb ik niet
Ik word je lief.
Dat voel ik.
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Recensie: The Crane Wife

20893446Auteur: Patrick Ness
Titel: The Crane Wife
Genre: Literatuur magisch realisme
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2013
ISBN: 9780143126171
Aantal pagina’s: 320
Gelezen: Mei 2017
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Omslagtekst:
George Duncan is an American living and working in London.  At forty-eight, he owns a small print shop, is divorced, and lonelier than he realizes.  All of the women with whom he has relationships eventually leave him for being too nice.  But one night he is woken by an astonishing sound—a terrific keening, which is coming from somewhere in his garden.  When he investigates he finds a great white crane, a bird taller than even himself.  It has been shot through the wing with an arrow.  Moved more than he can say, George struggles to take out the arrow from the bird’s wing, saving its life before it flies away into the night sky.

The next morning, a shaken George tries to go about his daily life, retreating to the back of his store and making cuttings from discarded books—a harmless, personal hobby—when through the front door of the shop a woman walks in.  Her name is Kumiko, and she asks George to help her with her own artwork.  George is dumbstruck by her beauty and her enigmatic nature, and begins to fall desperately in love with her.   She seems to hold the potential to change his entire life, if he could only get her to reveal the secret of who she is and why she has brought her artwork to him.

Witty, magical, and romantic, The Crane Wife is a story of passion and sacrifice, that resonates on the level of dream and myth.  It is a novel that celebrates the creative imagination, and the disruptive power of love.

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Recensie: Hazel Wood

35997403Auteur: Melissa Albert
Titel: The Hazel Wood
Genre: Young Adult, fictie, sprookjes, horror
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9780141388663
Aantal pagina’s: 359
Gelezen: maart 2018
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Omslagtekst:
Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the strange bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate – the Hazel Wood – Alice learns how bad her luck can really get. Her mother is stolen away – by a figure who claims to come from the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set. Alice’s only lead is the message her mother left behind: STAY AWAY FROM THE HAZEL WOOD. 

To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother’s tales began . . .
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Recensie: Monsters of Men

8100904Auteur: Patrick Ness
Titel: Monsters of Men
Serie: Chaos trilogy #3
Genre: YA, Sci-fi, fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2010
ISBN: 9781406326123
Aantal pagina’s:
603
Gelezen:
december 2016
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Zie hier ook de recensies van deel één en twee.

Omslagtekst:
Three armies march on New Prentisstown, each one intent on destroying the others. Todd and Viola are caught in the middle, with no chance of escape. As the battles commence, how can they hope to stop the fighting? How can there ever be peace when they’re so hopelessly outnumbered?
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Recensie: The book thief

893136 Auteur: Markus Zusak
Titel: The book thief
Genre: Literaire YA, historische fictie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2005
ISBN: 9780552773898
Aantal pagina’s: 554
Gelezen: Juli 2017
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Omslagtekst
HERE IS A SMALL FACT:
YOU ARE GOING TO DIE.
1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier.

Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with her foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall.

SOME MORE IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH.

It’s a small story, about:
a girl
an accordionist
some fanatical Germans
a Jewish fist fighter
and quite a lot of thievery.

ANOTHER THING YOU SHOULD KNOW:
DEATH WILL VISIT THE BOOK THIEF THREE TIMES.
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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: Smoke

34334858Auteur: Dan Vyleta
Titel: Smoke
Genre: Literaire YA, dystopie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2016
ISBN:  9781474600958
Aantal pagina’s: 
448
Gelezen: juni 2017
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Omslagtekst:
Imagine a world in which every bad thought you had was made visible. Where anger, hatred and envy appeared as thick smoke pouring from your body and soot on your skin. With society controlled by an elite who have learned to tame their darkest desires. Thomas and Charlie are friends at a boarding school near Oxford, where the children of the rich and powerful are trained to be future leaders. Charlie is naturally good, but Thomas’s father was accused of murder and Thomas fears that the same evil lies coiled inside him. Then, on a trip to London – a forbidden city shrouded in darkness – they learn that all is not as it appears. So begins a quest to find the truth, and to learn what lies beneath this world of smoke, soot and ash…
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