Recensie: The lady’s guide to petticoats and piracy

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Auteur: Mackenzi Lee
Titel: The lady’s guide to petticoats and piracy
Serie: Montague Siblings #2
Genre: Young Adult Historische Fictie, LGBTQ+
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9780062795328
Aantal pagina’s: 450
Gelezen: Januari 2022
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A year after an accidentally whirlwind grand tour with her brother Monty, Felicity Montague has returned to England with two goals in mind—avoid the marriage proposal of a lovestruck suitor from Edinburgh and enroll in medical school. However, her intellect and passion will never be enough in the eyes of the administrators, who see men as the sole guardians of science.

But then a window of opportunity opens—a doctor she idolizes is marrying an old friend of hers in Germany. Felicity believes if she could meet this man he could change her future, but she has no money of her own to make the trip. Luckily, a mysterious young woman is willing to pay Felicity’s way, so long as she’s allowed to travel with Felicity disguised as her maid.

In spite of her suspicions, Felicity agrees, but once the girl’s true motives are revealed, Felicity becomes part of a perilous quest that leads them from the German countryside to the promenades of Zurich to secrets lurking beneath the Atlantic.

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Recensie: Everless

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Auteur: Sara Holland
Titel: Everless
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9780062653659
Aantal pagina’s: 362
Gelezen: Februari 2021
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Omslagtekst:
In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries.

No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules Ember. A decade ago, she and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlings’ palatial estate, until a fateful accident forced them to flee in the dead of night. When Jules discovers that her father is dying, she knows that she must return to Everless to earn more time for him before she loses him forever.

But going back to Everless brings more danger—and temptation—than Jules could have ever imagined. Soon she’s caught in a tangle of violent secrets and finds her heart torn between two people she thought she’d never see again. Her decisions have the power to change her fate—and the fate of time itself.

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Recensie: Love & Luck

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Auteur: Jenna Evans Welch
Titel: Love & Luck
Serie: Love & Gelato #2, maar standalone
Genre: Young Adult, contemporary, romance, travel
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9781534401013
Aantal pagina’s: 304
Gelezen: Mei 2021
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Addie is visiting Ireland for her aunt’s over-the-top destination wedding and hoping she can stop thinking about the one thing she did that left her miserable and heartbroken—and threatens her future. But her brother, Ian, isn’t about to let her forget, and his constant needling leads to arguments and even a fistfight between the two once inseparable siblings. Miserable, Addie can’t wait to visit her friend in Italy and leave her brother—and her problems—behind.

So when Addie discovers an unusual guidebook, Ireland for the Heartbroken, hidden in the dusty shelves of the hotel library, she’s able to finally escape her anxious mind and Ian’s criticism.

And then their travel plans change. Suddenly Addie finds herself on a whirlwind tour of the Emerald Isle, trapped in the world’s smallest vehicle with Ian and his admittedly cute, Irish-accented friend Rowan. As the trio journeys over breathtaking green hills, past countless castles, and through a number of fairy-tale forests, Addie hopes her guidebook will heal not only her broken heart, but also her shattered relationship with her brother.

That is if they don’t get completely lost along the way.

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Recensie: the gentleman’s guide to getting lucky

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Auteur: Mackenzi Lee
Titel: The gentleman’s guide to getting lucky
Serie: Montague Siblings, #1,5
Genre: Young Adult, LGBTQ+ romance, novelle
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2019
ISBN: 9780062982506
Aantal pagina’s: 128
Gelezen: September 2021
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Monty’s epic grand tour may be over, but now that he and Percy are finally a couple, he realizes there is something more nerve-wracking than being chased across Europe: getting together with the person you love.

Will the romantic allure of Santorini make his first time with Percy magical, or will all the anticipation and build-up completely spoil the mood? 

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Recensie: A beautifully foolish endeavor

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Auteur: Hank Green
Titel: A beautifully foolish endeavor
Serie: The Carls #2
Genre: Young Adult, Sci-fi
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2020
ISBN: 9781524743475
Aantal pagina’s: 452
Gelezen: Oktober 2021
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Lees deze recensie niet als je deel één uit de serie nog niet gelezen hebt!

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Recensie: The afterlife of Holly Chase

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Auteur: Cynthia Hand
Titel: The afterlife of Holly Chase
Genre: Young Adult, hervertelling, kerstverhaal
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9780062318503
Aantal pagina’s: 400
Gelezen: Januari 2021
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Omslagtekst:
On Christmas Eve five years ago, Holly was visited by three ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she’d become. They tried to convince her to mend her ways.
She didn’t.
And then she died.

Now she’s stuck working for the top-secret company Project Scrooge–as the latest Ghost of Christmas Past.

Every year, they save another miserly grouch. Every year, Holly stays frozen at seventeen while her family and friends go on living without her. So far, Holly’s afterlife has been miserable.

But this year, everything is about to change. . . .

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Recensie: The gentleman’s guide to vice and virtue

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Auteur: Mackenzi Lee
Titel: The gentleman’s guide to vice and virtue
Genre: Young Adult historische fictie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9780062382801
Aantal pagina’s: 513
Gelezen: September 2021
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Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

But as Monty embarks on his Grand Tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

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Recensie: An absolutely remarkable thing

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Auteur: Hank Green
Titel: An absolutely remarkable thing
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Sci-fi
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9781524743444
Aantal pagina’s: 343
Gelezen: Augustus 2021
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Omslagtekst:
The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship–like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor–April and her friend Andy make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world–everywhere from Beijing to Buenos Aires–and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight.

Now April has to deal with the pressure on her relationships, her identity, and her safety that this new position brings, all while being on the front lines of the quest to find out not just what the Carls are, but what they want from us.

Compulsively entertaining and powerfully relevant, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing grapples with big themes, including how the social internet is changing fame, rhetoric, and radicalization; how our culture deals with fear and uncertainty; and how vilification and adoration spring from the same dehumanization that follows a life in the public eye. 

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Recensie: Wink, Poppy, Midnight

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Auteur: April Genevieve Tucholke
Titel: Wink, Poppy, Midnight
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2016
ISBN: 9780803740488
Aantal pagina’s: 247
Gelezen: Januari 2021
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Every story needs a hero.
Every story needs a villain.
Every story needs a secret.

Wink is the odd, mysterious neighbor girl, wild red hair and freckles. Poppy is the blond bully and the beautiful, manipulative high school queen bee. Midnight is the sweet, uncertain boy caught between them. Wink. Poppy. Midnight. Two girls. One boy. Three voices that burst onto the page in short, sharp, bewitching chapters, and spiral swiftly and inexorably toward something terrible or tricky or tremendous.

What really happened?
Someone knows.
Someone is lying.

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Recensie: The invisible life of Addie Larue

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Auteur: V.E. Schwab
Titel: The invisible life of Addie Larue
Genre: Young Adult, historische fictie (soort van)
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2020
ISBN: 9781789095593
Aantal pagina’s: 560
Gelezen: Augustus 2021
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Omslagtekst:
France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever-and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.

Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.

But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore, and he remembers her name.

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