Recensie: The betrothed

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Auteur: Kiera Cass
Titel: The Betrothed
Genre: YA, Romance, Fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2020
ISBN: 9780008158828
Aantal pagina’s: 400
Gelezen: Mei 2020
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Omslagtekst:
When King Jameson declares his love for Lady Hollis Brite, Hollis is shocked—and thrilled. After all, she’s grown up at Keresken Castle, vying for the king’s attention alongside other daughters of the nobility. Capturing his heart is a dream come true.

But Hollis soon realizes that falling in love with a king and being crowned queen may not be the happily ever after she thought it would be. And when she meets a commoner with the mysterious power to see right into her heart, she finds that the future she really wants is one that she never thought to imagine. 

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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: Nightingale

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Auteur: Amy Lukavics
Titel: Nightingale
Genre: Horror, YA
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9781335012340
Aantal pagina’s: 347
Gelezen: Mei 2020
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Omslagtekst:
At seventeen, June Hardie is everything a young woman in 1951 shouldn’t be–independent, rebellious, a dreamer. June longs to travel, to attend college and to write the dark science fiction stories that consume her waking hours. But her parents only care about making June a better young woman. Her mother grooms her to be a perfect little homemaker while her father pushes her to marry his business partner’s domineering son. When June resists, her whole world is shattered–suburbia isn’t the only prison for different women.

June’s parents commit her to Burrow Place Asylum, aka the Institution. With its sickening conditions, terrifying staff and brutal “medical treatments,” the Institution preys on June’s darkest secrets and deepest fears. And she’s not alone. The Institution terrorizes June’s fragile roommate, Eleanor, and the other women locked away within its crumbling walls. Those who dare speak up disappear…or worse. Trapped between a gruesome reality and increasingly sinister hallucinations, June isn’t sure where her nightmares end and real life begins. But she does know one thing: in order to survive, she must destroy the Institution before it finally claims them all.

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Recensie: Wilder Girls

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Auteur: Rory Power
Titel: Wilder Girls
Genre: YA, Sci-fi, Dystopie, horror
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2019
ISBN: 9780525645580
Aantal pagina’s: 357
Gelezen: April 2020
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It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty’s life out from under her.

It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don’t dare wander outside the school’s fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything.

But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there’s more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true.

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Recensie: Summer Days & Summer Nights

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Auteurs: Stephanie Perkins, Leigh Bardugo, Jon Skovron, Jennifer E. Smith, Francesca Lia Block, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Brandy Colbert, Tim Federle, Lev Grossman, Nina LaCour en Veronica Roth
Titel: Summer Days & Summer Nights
Genre: Young Adult, romance, korte verhalen
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2016
ISBN: 9781250079121
Aantal pagina’s: 388
Gelezen: Juli 2018 – mei 2020
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Omslagtekst:
Maybe it’s the long, lazy days, or maybe it’s the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for Maybe it’s the long, lazy days, or maybe it’s the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom. Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, written by twelve bestselling young adult writers and edited by the international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins, will have you dreaming of sunset strolls by the lake. So set out your beach chair and grab your sunglasses. You have twelve reasons this summer to soak up the sun and fall in love.

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Recensie: Toil & Trouble

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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:
405
Gelezen:
Juli 2018 – Mei 2020
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Omslagtekst:
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: 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
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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: 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: 
352
Gelezen: Juni 2019
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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
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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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Recensie: Siege and Storm

35529904Auteur: Leigh Bardugo
Titel: Siege & Storm
Serie: Grishaverse, Shadow & Bone trilogy #2
Genre: YA Fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2013
ISBN: 9781250044433
Aantal pagina’s: 496
Gelezen: Februari 2019
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Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. She can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.

The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her–or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.
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