Recensie: The Wish Granter

30255943Auteur: C.J. Redwine
Titel: The wish granter
Serie: Ravenspire #2
Genre: YA, sprookjesadaptatie, fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9780062360304
Aantal pagina’s: 
Gelezen: December 2017

The world has turned upside down for Thad and Ari Glavan, the bastard twins of Súndraille’s king. Their mother was murdered. The royal family died mysteriously. And now Thad sits on the throne of a kingdom whose streets are suddenly overrun with violence he can’t stop.

Growing up ignored by the nobility, Ari never wanted to be a proper princess. And when Thad suddenly starts training Ari to take his place, she realizes that her brother’s ascension to the throne wasn’t fate. It was the work of a Wish Granter named Alistair Teague who tricked Thad into wishing away both the safety of his people and his soul in exchange for the crown.

So Ari recruits the help of Thad’s enigmatic new weapons master, Sebastian Vaughn, to teach her how to fight Teague. With secret ties to Teague’s criminal empire, Sebastian might just hold the key to discovering Alistair’s weaknesses, saving Ari’s brother—and herself.

But Teague is ruthless and more than ready to destroy anyone who dares stand in his way—and now he has his sights set on the princess. And if Ari can’t outwit him, she’ll lose Sebastian, her brother…and her soul.
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Recensie: Furthermore

28110143Auteur: Tahereh Mafi
Titel: Furthermore
Genre: YA, fantasy, sprookjesachtig, Alice adaptatie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2016
ISBN: 9781101994764
Aantal pagina’s: 416
Gelezen: December 2017

Alice Alexis Queensmeadow 12 rates three things most important: Mother, who wouldn’t miss her; magic and color, which seem to elude her; and Father, who always loved her. Father disappeared from Ferenwood with only a ruler, almost three years ago. But she will have to travel through the mythical, dangerous land of Furthermore, where down can be up, paper is alive, and left can be both right and very, very wrong. Her only companion is Oliver whose own magic is based in lies and deceit. Alice must first find herself—and hold fast to the magic of love in the face of loss.
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Recensie: Eeuwige leven

Eeuwige leven (Everlife #3)Auteur: Gena Showalter
Titel: Eeuwige leven
Serie: Everlife #3
Genre: Young Adult Science-Fiction
Taal: Nederlands
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9789402701111
Aantal pagina’s: 448
Gelezen: mei 2018

Ik wil uitgeverij HarperCollins Holland bedanken voor dit recensie exemplaar!
Hoop is het enige wat ze heeft…

De oorlog tussen Troika en Myriad, de twee rijken van het Eeuwige leven, is nog lang niet voorbij. Tenley heeft gekozen voor Troika, maar werkt in het geheim samen met Killian. Hoewel hij bij de vijand hoort, kan Tenley hem maar niet uit haar hoofd zetten. Zal haar liefde voor Killian hen redden of betekent die juist de ondergang wanneer de duisternis van Myriad steeds dichterbij komt?

In het slot van de Everlife-trilogie moet Tenley alles op alles zetten om de rijken van het Eeuwige leven tot elkaar te brengen en de mensen van wie ze houdt te redden.

Actie, verraad en een verboden liefde zorgen voor een bloedstollend einde van deze populaire serie.
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Recensie: King’s Cage

30226723Auteur: Victoria Aveyard
Titel: King’s Cage
Serie: Red Queen #3
Genre: YA Fantasy, dystopie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9780062310712
Aantal pagina’s:
Gelezen: Oktober 2017

In this breathless third installment to Victoria Aveyard’s bestselling Red Queen series, allegiances are tested on every side. And when the Lightning Girl’s spark is gone, who will light the way for the rebellion?

Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother’s web in an attempt to maintain control over his country—and his prisoner.

As Mare bears the weight of Silent Stone in the palace, her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue organizing, training, and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows. And Cal, the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare’s heart, will stop at nothing to bring her back.

When blood turns on blood, and ability on ability, there may be no one left to put out the fire—leaving Norta as Mare knows it to burn all the way down.
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Recensie: Throne of glass

13519397Auteur: Sarah J. Maas
Titel: Throne of Glass
Serie: Throne of Glass #1
Genre: YA, fantasy, romance
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2012
ISBN: 9781408832332
Aantal pagina’s: 404
Gelezen: Januari 2018

Meet Celaena Sardothien.
Beautiful. Deadly.
Destined for greatness.

In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught.

Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament—fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?
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Recensie: The potion diaries

23344222Auteur: Amy Alward
Titel: The potion diaries #1
Genre: YA, sprookjesachtig, fantasy
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2015
ISBN: 9781471143564
Aantal pagina’s: 320
Januari 2018

When the Princess of Nova accidentally poisons herself with a love potion meant for her crush, she falls crown-over-heels in love with her own reflection. Oops. A nationwide hunt is called to find the cure, with competitors travelling the world for the rarest ingredients, deep in magical forests and frozen tundras, facing death at every turn.

Enter Samantha Kemi – an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent. Sam’s family were once the most respected alchemists in the kingdom, but they’ve fallen on hard times, and winning the hunt would save their reputation. But can Sam really compete with the dazzling powers of the ZoroAster megapharma company? Just how close is Sam willing to get to Zain Aster, her dashing former classmate and enemy, in the meantime?

And just to add to the pressure, this quest is ALL OVER social media. And the world news.

No big deal, then.
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Recensie: Warcross

29385546Auteur: Marie Lu
Titel: Warcross
Genre: Young adult, fantasy, science-fiction
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9780399547966
Aantal pagina’s
: 368
Gelezen: februari 2018

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.
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