recensie: The devouring gray van Christine Lynn Herman

recensie: The devouring gray van Christine Lynn HermanThe devouring gray by Christine Lynn Herman
Series: The devouring gray #1
Published by Titan books on 16 april 2019
Genres: young-adult, Paranormal
Pages: 400
Format: paperback
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Branches and stones, daggers and bones,
They locked the Beast away.

After the death of her sister, seventeen-year-old Violet Saunders finds herself dragged to Four Paths, New York. Violet may be a newcomer, but she soon learns her mother isn't: They belong to one of the revered founding families of the town, where stone bells hang above every doorway and danger lurks in the depths of the woods.

Justin Hawthorne's bloodline has protected Four Paths for generations from the Gray—a lifeless dimension that imprisons a brutal monster. After Justin fails to inherit his family's powers, his mother is determined to keep this humiliation a secret. But Justin can't let go of the future he was promised and the town he swore to protect.

Ever since Harper Carlisle lost her hand to an accident that left her stranded in the Gray for days, she has vowed revenge on the person who abandoned her: Justin Hawthorne. There are ripples of dissent in Four Paths, and Harper seizes an opportunity to take down the Hawthornes and change her destiny-to what extent, even she doesn't yet know.

The Gray is growing stronger every day, and its victims are piling up. When Violet accidentally unleashes the monster, all three must band together with the other Founders to unearth the dark truths behind their families' abilities—before the Gray devours them all.

ISBN: 9781789090253

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Recensie: Verschijning van Joany de Vries

Recensie: Verschijning van Joany de VriesVerschijning by Joany de Vries
Published by Uitgeverij Volt Genres: young-adult, Paranormal
Pages: 304
Format: paperback
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Jeanne Weeber is de dochter van ‘s werelds populairste YouTube-ghosthunter. Met een team bestaande uit Jeanne, haar vader Howard, zijn rechterhand Nick en clown / cameraman Mirza reizen ze van hot naar her om spooklocaties te onderzoeken. Meestal blijkt er niets bovennatuurlijks aan de hand te zijn, maar aangezien spoken goed zijn voor toerisme, zijn Howard en zijn team tegen een vergoeding wel bereid om wat bewijsmateriaal te fabriceren

Als het team een opdracht uit Nederland krijgt aangeboden neemt Jeanne de opdracht stiekem aan. Ze wil altijd al graag naar Nederland; het land waar haar moeder, die ze nooit heeft gekend, vandaan komt. Ze reist in haar uppie af naar Eindhoven, waar ze wordt opgepikt door Wietse, haar online gevonden gastheer in Oss.

Samen gaan ze op zoek naar Jeanne’s moeder. Dat levert een zoektocht op die leidt langs ouija-borden, op hol geslagen kuddes wisenten en mogelijk sinistere huisdieren, waardoor Jeanne begint te vermoeden dat ze dit keer écht op een bovennatuurlijk mysterie is gestuit.

ISBN: 9789021415796

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Recensie Fianna’s awakening van Ron C. Nieto

Recensie Fianna’s awakening van Ron C. NietoFianna's Awakening by Ron C. Nieto
Series: Warriors of myth and legend #1
Published by Victory Editing Netgalley Co-op on 13 november 2018
Genres: Paranormal
Pages: 308
Format: Kindle
four-stars

Outcast. Betrayer. Chosen.

After five years being a Fianna, Aisling O’Malley still has to prove herself every day. The sins of the father weigh heavily on her shoulders, and no matter what she does, her fellow warriors regard her as the undeserving one. It doesn’t help that one of the four mythical treasures of Ireland has turned up under her nose, leaving her none the wiser. If by any chance the touted Spear of Lugh up for auction is indeed the legendary Spear of Victory, she needs to get her hands on it before anyone else does—and be spectacular enough about it to make the rest of the Fianna forget she almost missed the artifact in the first place.

Exile. Betrayer. Forgotten.

After spending twice as long undercover as he ever lived at home, Ronan no longer knows where he belongs to or where he’s actually exiled from. He can’t return to his people, not unless he collects the four artifacts of power the Tuatha Dé lost when they were forced to leave Ireland, and three millennia after the fact, he’s pretty sure they’re going to remain lost. Except one of those ancient treasures has landed in his lap—or could land in his lap, if he brings himself to work with the spunky young woman who wants to hire him to consult on the Spear’s authenticity.

Can two broken people learn to trust one another? And even if they can, will it be too late to save Ireland… or themselves?

ISBN: 3655446520915

 

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Recensie City of ghosts van Victoria Schwab

Recensie City of ghosts van Victoria SchwabCity of ghosts Series: Cassidy Blake #1
Published by scholastic on 28 augustus 2018
Genres: Paranormal
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover
five-stars

Cassidy Blake's parents are The Inspectres, a (somewhat inept) ghost-hunting team. But Cass herself can REALLY see ghosts. In fact, her best friend, Jacob, just happens to be one.

When The Inspectres head to ultra-haunted Edinburgh, Scotland, for their new TV show, Cass—and Jacob—come along. In Scotland, Cass is surrounded by ghosts, not all of them friendly. Then she meets Lara, a girl who can also see the dead. But Lara tells Cassidy that as an In-betweener, their job is to send ghosts permanently beyond the Veil. Cass isn't sure about her new mission, but she does know the sinister Red Raven haunting the city doesn't belong in her world. Cassidy's powers will draw her into an epic fight that stretches through the worlds of the living and the dead, in order to save herself.

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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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