Recensie: Toil & Trouble


Auteurs: Tess Sharpe, Jessica Spotswood, Brandy Colbert, Zoraida Córdova, Andrea Cremer, Kate Hart, Emery Lord, Elizabeth May, Anna-Marie McLemore,  Tehlor Kay Mejia, Lindsay Smith, Nova Ren Suma, Robin Talley, Shveta Thakrar en Brenna Yovanoff
Titel: Toil & Trouble – 15 tales of women & witchcraft
Genre: Korte verhalen, fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9781335016270
Aantal pagina’s:
Juli 2018 – Mei 2020

A young adult fiction anthology of 15 stories featuring contemporary, historical, and futuristic stories featuring witchy heroines who are diverse in race, class, sexuality, religion, geography, and era.

Are you a good witch or a bad witch?

Glinda the Good Witch. Elphaba the Wicked Witch. Willow. Sabrina. Gemma Doyle. The Mayfair Witches. Ursula the Sea Witch. Morgan le Fey. The three weird sisters from Macbeth.

History tells us women accused of witchcraft were often outsiders: educated, independent, unmarried, unwilling to fall in line with traditional societal expectations.

Bold. Powerful. Rebellious.

A bruja’s traditional love spell has unexpected results. A witch’s healing hands begin to take life instead of giving it when she ignores her attraction to a fellow witch. In a terrifying future, women are captured by a cabal of men crying witchcraft and the one true witch among them must fight to free them all. In a desolate past, three orphaned sisters prophesize for a murderous king. Somewhere in the present, a teen girl just wants to kiss a boy without causing a hurricane.

From good witches to bad witches, to witches who are a bit of both, this is an anthology of diverse witchy tales from a collection of diverse, feminist authors. The collective strength of women working together—magically or mundanely–has long frightened society, to the point that women’s rights are challenged, legislated against, and denied all over the world. Toil & Trouble delves deep into the truly diverse mythology of witchcraft from many cultures and feminist points of view, to create modern and unique tales of witchery that have yet to be explored.

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Recensie: The love letters of Abelard and Lily

33413929. sy475 Auteur: Laura Creedle
Titel: The love letters of Abelard and Lily
Genre: Young Adult contemporary
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9780544932050
Aantal pagina’s
: 339
Gelezen: Februari 2020

When Lily Michaels-Ryan ditches her ADHD meds and lands in detention with Abelard, who has Asperger’s, she’s intrigued—Abelard seems thirty seconds behind, while she feels thirty seconds ahead. It doesn’t hurt that he’s brilliant and beautiful.

When Abelard posts a quote from The Letters of Abelard and Heloise online, their mutual affinity for ancient love letters connects them. The two fall for each other. Hard. But is it enough to bridge their differences in person?

This hilarious, heartbreaking story of human connection between two neurodivergent teens creates characters that will stay with you long after you finish reading.

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Recensie: Het koninkrijk

45997497. sy475 Auteur: Jess Rothenberg
Het koninkrijk
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Taal: Nederlands
: 2019
Aantal pagina’s: 319
ISBN: 9789048843794
Gelezen: December 2019

Welkom in het Koninkrijk… waar ‘Happily ever after’ niet alleen een belofte is, maar een wet.

Het Koninkrijk is een fantasy-pretpark waar gasten worden ondergedompeld in een wereld vol virtuele draken, gigantische kastelen en hightech wezens.

Ana is een van de zeven Fantasisten, wondermooie android-prinsessen die ontworpen zijn om dromen waar te maken. Dan ontmoet ze Owen, die in het park werkt, en Ana krijgt voor het eerst gevoelens die verder gaan dan haar programmering… Ze is verliefd.

Maar het sprookje verandert in een nachtmerrie als Ana beschuldigd wordt van de moord op Owen. Het is het begin van de rechtszaak van de eeuw. Door getuigenissen in de rechtbank, interviews en Ana’s herinneringen ontstaat een verhaal van liefde, leugens en wreedheid – en wat het écht betekent om mens te zijn.
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Recensie: We are okay

28243032Auteur: Nina Lacour
Titel: We are okay
Genre: Contemporary YA
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9780525425892
Aantal pagina’s: 236
Gelezen: Juni 2019

Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend, Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit, and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart.

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Recensie: The princess saves herself in this one

30075802Auteur: Amanda Lovelace
Titel: The princess saves herself in this one
Genre: Young Adult ‘poezië’
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2016
ISBN: 9781532913686
Aantal pagina’s: 156
Gelezen: juni 2019

Ah, life- the thing that happens to us while we’re off somewhere else blowing on dandelions & wishing ourselves into the pages of our favorite fairy tales.”

A poetry collection divided into four different parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, & you. the princess, the damsel, & the queen piece together the life of the author in three stages, while you serves as a note to the reader & all of humankind. Explores life & all of its love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, & inspirations.
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Recensie: De jongen met twee namen

44151737Auteur: Maggie Harcourt
Titel: De jongen met twee namen
Originele titel: Unconventional
Genre: Contemporary YA
Taal: Nederlands
Jaar: 2019
ISBN: 9789025876739
Aantal pagina’s: 
Gelezen: Juni 2019

Verliefd op de auteur van je nieuwe lievelingsboek… Samen met haar vader organiseert Lexi boekenconferenties. Vele weekenden brengt ze door in hotels en ze maakt er vrienden voor het leven. Dan leest ze een boek dat haar wereld op zijn kop zet.

Wat doe je als achter het pseudoniem van je favoriete auteur die ene arrogante jongen schuilgaat? Wanneer is hij Haydn Swift en wanneer is hij Aidan Green? En op wie van de twee is Lexi verliefd aan het worden?
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Recensie: Crown of Midnight

17167166Auteur: Sarah J. Maas
Titel: Crown of Midnight
Serie: Throne of Glass #2
Genre: YA Fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2013
ISBN: 9781619630628
Aantal pagina’s: 418
Gelezen: Juli 2018

From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil.

Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.

Then one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena’s world shatters, she will be forced to give up the very thing most precious to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie… and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for.
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