Auteur: Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera Titel: Here’s to us Serie: What if it’s us #2 Genre: Young Adult, LGBTQI+ Taal: Engels Jaar: 2021 ISBN: 9780063071650 Aantal pagina’s: 448 Gelezen: Mei 2022 ♥♥♥
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Omslagtekst: Ben has spent his first year of college working on his fantasy manuscript with his writing partner Mario, who is a great Spanish tutor, and an even better kisser. So why can’t he stop thinking about the fact that Arthur’s back in town two years after they called it quits?
Arthur is in New York for a dream internship on Broadway, with a boyfriend back at home that he couldn’t be happier with. But when he comes upon Ben cuddled up with a mystery boy, he starts to wonder if his feelings for Ben ever truly went away.
Even as the boys try to focus on their futures, they can’t seem to help running into each other in the present. Is the universe forcing them to question if they’re actually meant to be?
Possibly not. After all, things didn’t work the first time around. Possibly yes. After all, the sparks are still flying. Sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith and raise a glass.
Here’s to celebrating old friends! Here’s to embracing new beginnings! Here’s to believing in second chances!
Auteur: Neal Shusterman Titel: Scythe Genre: Young Adult, dystope Taal: Engels Jaar: 2016 ISBN: 9781442472433 Aantal pagina’s: 435 Gelezen: Januari 2022 ♥♥♥♥
Omslagtekst: A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.
Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.
Scythe is the first novel of a thrilling new series by National Book Award–winning author Neal Shusterman in which Citra and Rowan learn that a perfect world comes only with a heavy price.
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 ♥♥♥♥
Omslagtekst: 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.
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 ♥♥♥♥
Omslagtekst: 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.
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 ♥♥
Omslagtekst: 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?
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 ♥♥♥♥
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. . . .
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 ♥♥♥♥
Omslagtekst: 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.
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 ♥♥♥♥♥
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.
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 ♥♥♥♥♥
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.