Recensie: The upside of unrequited

30653853Auteur: Becky Albertalli
Titel: The upside of Unrequited
Genre: Ya, contemporary
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9780062348708
Aantal pagina’s: 
Gelezen: mei 2017

Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. Will is funny and flirtatious and just might be perfect crush material. Maybe more than crush material. And if Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.

There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker Reid. He’s an awkward Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. Right?
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Recensie: More than this

21969786Auteur: Patrick Ness
Titel: More than this
Genre: YA Sci-fi
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2014
ISBN: 9781406350487
Aantal pagina’s: 480
Gelezen: Februari 2017

A boy drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments. He dies.

Then he wakes, naked and bruised and thirsty, but alive.

How can this be? And what is this strange deserted place?

As he struggles to understand what is happening, the boy dares to hope. Might this not be the end? Might there be more to this life, or perhaps this afterlife?
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Review: eerste leven

32863617Auteur: Gena Showalter
Titel: Eerste leven
Genre: YA, Sci-fi, dystopie
Taal: Nederlands
Jaar: 2017
ISBN: 9789402723403
Uitgeverij: HarperCollins YA
Aantal pagina’s: 446
Gelezen: 11 – 13 april 2017

Ik wil uitgeverij HarperCollins Holland enorm bedanken voor dit recensie exemplaar!


Je Eerste leven is niet meer dan een generale repetitie voor het échte leven…
en dat begint pas ná je dood.

Iedereen moet kiezen waar hij na zijn dood heen wil. Wordt het Troika (‘Licht geeft Zicht’) of Myriad (‘Macht is een Recht’)?
De twee rivaliserende rijken bestrijden elkaar op leven en dood, en beide hebben hun zinnen gezet op de zeventienjarige Tenley Lockwood…

Hoewel Tenleys ouders haar al – voor veel geld – aan Myriad hebben beloofd, weigert ze haar handtekening te zetten. Troika en Myriad zetten echter hun beste krachten in om haar over te halen: twee zeer aantrekkelijke jongens die haar op alle mogelijke – en onmogelijke – manieren proberen te overtuigen. Maar dan mengt zich nog iemand in de strijd, iemand met heel wat minder goede bedoelingen…
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Review: ArchEnemy

6178354 Auteur: Frank Beddor
Titel: ArchEnemy
Serie: The looking glass wars #3
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy, Retelling van Alice in Wonderland
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2009
ISBN: 9780803731561
Aantal bladzijden: 370
Gelezen: Juli 2016

Lees ook de recensies van deel één en twee

Imagine this…
The power of imagination has been lost!

Now it’s all about the artillery as AD52s, crystal shooters, spikejack tumblers, and orb cannons are unleashed in a war of weapons and brute force.

As Alyss searches wildly for the solution to the disaster that has engulfed her queendom, Arch declares himself King of Wonderland. The moment is desperate enough for Alyss to travel back to London for answers, where Arch’s assassins are threatening Alice Liddell and her family. But after coming to the Liddells’ assistance, Alyss discovers herself trapped in a conundrum of evaporating puddles. The shimmering portals that exist to transport her home through the Pool of Tears are disappearing!

What is happening in Wonderland? Deep within the Valley of Mushroom the Caterpillar Oracles issue this prophecy: “Action shall be taken to ensure the safety of the Heart Crystal. For Everqueen.” But who is Everqueen?

As the metamorphosis of Wonderland unfolds, enemies become allies, bitter rivals face off, and Queen Alyss and Redd Heart must both confront their pasts in this thrilling, no-holds-barred conclusion to the New York Times bestselling series.
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Review: Seeing Redd

Image result for seeing reddAuteur: Frank Beddor
Titel: Seeing Redd
Serie: The Looking Glass Wars #2
Genre: Young Adult, sprookjesadaptatie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2007
ISBN: 9780803731554
Aantal bladzijden: 371
Gelezen: Juni 2016

Alyss of Wonderland’s rule has only just begun, and already those who prefer chaos to peace are threatening to destroy everything worth imagining. Trailed by newly appointed royal bodyguard Homburg Molly, Alyss is doing her best to keep pace with the non-stop demands of being queen while attempting to evade Molly for a few private moments with Dodge.

Alyss’ life is a challenging mix of duty, love, and tough decisions, and then a series of phantom sightings set fire to an urban myth of Her Imperial Viciousness’ return and have everyone… seeing Redd.

Has Redd somehow freed herself and her chief assassin, The Cat, from the confines of the Heart Crystal? If not, then who has resurrected Redd’s brutal foot soldiers the Glass Eyes and set them loose to attack Wonderland on all sides?

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Review: The Heir

22918050Auteur: Kiera Cass
Titel: The Heir
Serie: The Selection #4
Genre: Young Adult
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2015
Uitgeverij: Harperteen
ISBN: 9780007580224
Aantal pagina’s: 342
Gelezen: mei 2016

Princess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon—and they lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If it were up to her, she’d put off marriage for as long as possible.

But a princess’s life is never entirely her own, and Eadlyn can’t escape her very own Selection—no matter how fervently she protests.

Eadlyn doesn’t expect her story to end in romance. But as the competition begins, one entry may just capture Eadlyn’s heart, showing her all the possibilities that lie in front of her . . . and proving that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she’s always thought.
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Showcase Sunday

IMG_5746Het lieverds! Is het bij jullie ook zo wit buiten? Ik werd vanochtend wakker van het geluid van kittens die tegen de ramen aan sprongen omdat ze sneeuwvlokjes wilden vangen. Heerlijk! (met uitzondering van het wakker worden gedeelte, dan). Anyway, tijd voor een nieuwe showcase vandaag! En ik heb weer wat mooie boeken om jullie te laten zien!
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