Recensie: Queens of geek van Jen Wilde

Recensie: Queens of geek van Jen WildeQueens of geek by Jen Wilde
Published by Swoon reads on 14 maart 2017
Genres: contemporary
Pages: 288
Format: paperback
five-stars

When BFFs Charlie, Taylor and Jamie go to SupaCon, they know it’s going to be a blast. What they don’t expect is for it to change their lives forever.

Charlie likes to stand out. SupaCon is her chance to show fans she’s over her public breakup with co-star, Reese Ryan. When Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie’s long-time crush on her isn’t as one-sided as she thought.

While Charlie dodges questions about her personal life, Taylor starts asking questions about her own.

Taylor likes to blend in. Her brain is wired differently, making her fear change. And there’s one thing in her life she knows will never change: her friendship with Jamie—no matter how much she may secretly want it to. But when she hears about the Queen Firestone SupaFan Contest, she starts to rethink her rules on playing it safe.

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Recensie: Follow me back

Recensie: Follow me backFollow me back by A.V. Geiger
Series: Follow me back #1
Published by Sourcebooks Fire on 6 juni 2017
Genres: Thriller
Pages: 368
Format: paperback
five-stars

Tessa Hart’s world feels very small. Confined to her bedroom with agoraphobia, her one escape is the online fandom for pop sensation Eric Thorn. When he tweets to his fans, it’s like his speaking directly to her…

Eric Thorn is frightened by his obsessive fans. They take their devotion way too far. It doesn’t help that his PR team keeps posting to encourage their fantasies.

When a fellow pop star is murdered at the hands of a fan, Eric knows he has to do something to shatter his online image fast—like take down one of his top Twitter followers. But Eric’s plan to troll @TessaHeartsEric unexpectedly evolves into an online relationship deeper than either could have imagined. And when the two arrange to meet IRL, what should have made for the world’s best episode of Catfish takes a deadly turn…

Told through tweets, direct messages, and police transcripts.

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Recensie: Our dark duet van Victoria Schwab

Recensie: Our dark duet van Victoria SchwabOur dark duet Published by Greenwillow books on 13 juni 2017
Genres: fantasy
Pages: 510
Format: Hardcover
five-stars

THE WORLD IS BREAKING. AND SO ARE THEY.

KATE HARKER isn't afraid of monsters. She hunts them. And she's good at it.

AUGUST FLYNN once yearned to be human. He has a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost.

THE WAR HAS BEGUN.

THE MONSTERS ARE WINNING.

Kate will have to return to Verity. August will have to let her back in. And a new monster is waiting—one that feeds on chaos and brings out its victims' inner demons.

Which will be harder to conquer: the monsters they face, or the monsters within?

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Recensie: Helemaal het einde van Lisette Jonkman

Recensie: Helemaal het einde van Lisette JonkmanHelemaal het einde by Lisette Jonkman
Published by Luitingh Sijthoff on 10 juni 2017
Genres: Chicklit
Pages: 480
Format: paperback
four-half-stars

Helemaal het einde van Lisette Jonkman is een humoristische feelgoodroman over een popzangeres die terugkeert naar haar familie op het platteland. De 28-jarige Roxy leeft al tien jaar als een nomade als leadzangeres van een wereldberoemde rockband. Wanneer haar beste vriendin plotseling overlijdt, stort Roxy volledig in en gaat ze terug naar het landelijke dorp waar ze is opgegroeid. Ineens staat ze weer tussen de koeien op het boerenbedrijf van haar ouders en moet ze haar plek heroveren, want iedereen is verder gegaan zonder haar. Roxy wil zo snel mogelijk terug naar haar seks, drugs & rock-’n-roll-leven, maar een lang bewaard geheim speelt op en ze heeft geen rekening gehouden met Arno, haar beste vriend van vroeger...

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four-half-stars

Recensie: Eliza and her monsters van Francesca Zappia

Recensie: Eliza and her monsters van Francesca ZappiaEliza and her monsters by Francesca Zappia
Published by Harper Collins on 30 mei 2017
Genres: contemporary
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover
five-stars

Eighteen-year-old Eliza Mirk is the anonymous creator of Monstrous Sea, a wildly popular webcomic, but when a new boy at school tempts her to live a life offline, everything she’s worked for begins to crumble.

In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, smart, and friendless. Online, Eliza is LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of a popular webcomic called Monstrous Sea. With millions of followers and fans throughout the world, Eliza’s persona is popular. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves her digital community. Then Wallace Warland transfers to her school, and Eliza begins to wonder if a life offline might be worthwhile. But when Eliza’s secret is accidentally shared with the world, everything she’s built—her story, her relationship with Wallace, and even her sanity—begins to fall apart. With pages from Eliza’s webcomic, as well as screenshots from Eliza’s online forums, this uniquely formatted book will appeal to fans of Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona and Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl.

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Recensie: A court of wings and ruin van Sarah J. Maas

Recensie: A court of wings and ruin van Sarah J. MaasA court of wings and ruin by Sarah J. Maas
Series: A court of thornes and roses #3
Published by Bloomsbury on 2 mei 2017
Genres: High fantasy, New Adult
Pages: 699
Format: Hardcover
five-stars

Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series.

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.

As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all.

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Recensie: Chaos & Structure van Marielle Brouwer

Recensie: Chaos & Structure van Marielle BrouwerChaos & Structure by Marielle Brouwer
Series: Structure #1
Published by DunTax books on 1 april 2017
Genres: New Adult
Pages: 302
Format: paperback
four-half-stars

Na een foute avond vol drank wordt
Lily wakker naast Eindhovens lokale
popidool Mika.
Ze heeft een hekel aan de populaire
band, die denken dat ze alles maar
kunnen krijgen.

Maar als Mika haar maar niet met
rust laat en ze hem beter leert
kennen, is hij misschien niet zo
verschrikkelijk als ze denkt.

Misschien kampt hij zelfs wel met
soortgelijke problemen als zijzelf.
En hij? Wat vindt hij van haar?

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four-half-stars

Recensie: Roseblood van A.G. Howard

Recensie: Roseblood van A.G. HowardRoseblood by A.G. Howard
Published by Harry N. Abrams on 10 januari 2017
Genres: young-adult, Paranormal
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover
four-stars

In this modern day spin on Leroux’s gothic tale of unrequited love turned to madness, seventeen-year-old Rune Germain has a mysterious affliction linked to her operatic talent, and a horrifying mistake she’s trying to hide. Hoping creative direction will help her, Rune’s mother sends her to a French arts conservatory for her senior year, located in an opera house rumored to have ties to The Phantom of the Opera.

At RoseBlood, Rune secretly befriends the masked Thorn—an elusive violinist who not only guides her musical transformation through dreams that seem more real than reality itself, but somehow knows who she is behind her own masks. As the two discover an otherworldly connection and a soul-deep romance blossoms, Thorn’s dark agenda comes to light and he’s forced to make a deadly choice: lead Rune to her destruction, or face the wrath of the phantom who has haunted the opera house for a century, and is the only father he’s ever known.

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four-stars

Recensie: The Naturals van Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Recensie: The Naturals van Jennifer Lynn BarnesThe Naturals Series: The naturals #1
Published by Disney Hyperion on 5 november 2013
Genres: young-adult, Thriller
Pages: 308
Format: paperback
five-stars

Seventeen-year-old Cassie is a natural at reading people. Piecing together the tiniest details, she can tell you who you are and what you want. But it’s not a skill that she’s ever taken seriously. That is, until the FBI come knocking: they’ve begun a classified program that uses exceptional teenagers to crack infamous cold cases, and they need Cassie.

What Cassie doesn’t realize is that there’s more at risk than a few unsolved homicides—especially when she’s sent to live with a group of teens whose gifts are as unusual as her own. Sarcastic, privileged Michael has a knack for reading emotions, which he uses to get inside Cassie’s head—and under her skin. Brooding Dean shares Cassie’s gift for profiling, but keeps her at arm’s length.

Soon, it becomes clear that no one in the Naturals program is what they seem. And when a new killer strikes, danger looms closer than Cassie could ever have imagined. Caught in a lethal game of cat and mouse with a killer, the Naturals are going to have to use all of their gifts just to survive.

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five-stars

Recensie: Firstlife van Gena Showalter

Recensie: Firstlife van Gena ShowalterFirstlife by Gena Showalter
Series: Everlife #1
Published by Harlequin teen on 23 februari 2016
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover
five-stars

ONE CHOICE.
TWO REALMS.
NO SECOND CHANCE.

Tenley “Ten” Lockwood is an average seventeen-year-old girl…who has spent the past thirteen months locked inside the Prynne Asylum. The reason? Not her obsession with numbers, but her refusal to let her parents choose where she’ll live—after she dies.

There is an eternal truth most of the world has come to accept: Firstlife is merely a dress rehearsal, and real life begins after death.

In the Everlife, two realms are in power: Troika and Myriad, longtime enemies and deadly rivals. Both will do anything to recruit Ten, including sending their top Laborers to lure her to their side. Soon, Ten finds herself on the run, caught in a wild tug-of-war between the two realms who will do anything to win the right to her soul. Who can she trust? And what if the realm she’s drawn to isn’t home to the boy she’s falling for? She just has to stay alive long enough to make a decision…

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