Recensie: Flirten met de playboy van Natasha Madison

Recensie: Flirten met de playboy van Natasha MadisonFlirten met de playboy by Natasha Madison
Series: Tempt #2
Published by SVM Publishing on 24 juli 2018
Format: digitaal
five-stars

Ze denkt dat ze kan ontsnappen.
Dat ik haar laat gaan...

Hij denkt dat hij een vrouw zoals ik aankan.
Hij moest eens weten...

Een man die alles heeft, heeft maar één ding nodig: verleid worden.

Kijk toe hoe ik flirt met de playboy.

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five-stars

Recensie: The accidentals van Sarina Bowen

Recensie: The accidentals van Sarina BowenThe accidentals by Sarina Bowen
Published by Tuxbury publishing LLC on 10 juli 2018
Genres: young-adult, contemporary
Format: Kindle
four-half-stars

Never ask a question unless you’re sure you want the truth.

I’ve been listening to my father sing for my whole life. I carry him in my pocket on my mp3 player. It’s just that we’ve never met face to face.

My mother would never tell me how I came to be, or why my rock star father and I have never met. I thought it was her only secret. I was wrong.

When she dies, he finally appears. Suddenly I have a first class ticket into my father’s exclusive world. A world I don’t want any part of – not at this cost.
Only three things keep me going: my a cappella singing group, a swoony blue-eyed boy named Jake, and the burning questions in my soul. There’s a secret shame that comes from being an unwanted child. It drags me down, and puts distance between me and the boy I love.

My father is the only one alive who knows my history. I need the truth, even if it scares me.

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four-half-stars

Recensie: One small thing van Erin Watt

Recensie: One small thing van Erin WattOne small thing by Erin Watt
Published by Harlequin teen on 26 juni 2018
Genres: contemporary
Pages: 299
Format: Kindle
four-stars

Beth’s life hasn’t been the same since her sister died. Her parents try to lock her down, believing they can keep her safe by monitoring her every move. When Beth sneaks out to a party one night and meets the new guy in town, Chase, she’s thrilled to make a secret friend. It seems a small thing, just for her.

Only Beth doesn’t know how big her secret really is…

Fresh out of juvie and determined to start his life over, Chase has demons to face and much to atone for, including his part in the night Beth’s sister died. Beth, who has more reason than anyone to despise him, is willing to give him a second chance. A forbidden romance is the last thing either of them planned for senior year, but the more time they spend together, the deeper their feelings get.

Now Beth has a choice to make—follow the rules, or risk tearing everything apart…again.

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four-stars

Recensie: The merciless van Daniella Vega

Recensie: The merciless van Daniella VegaThe merciless by Daniella Vega
Series: The merciless #1
Published by Razorbill on 12 juni 2014
Genres: young-adult, Horror
Pages: 279
Format: paperback
five-stars

Forgive us, Father, for we have sinned

Brooklyn Stevens sits in a pool of her own blood, tied up and gagged. No one outside of these dank basement walls knows she’s here. No one can hear her scream.

Sofia Flores knows she shouldn’t have gotten involved. When she befriended Riley, Grace, and Alexis on her first day at school, she admired them, with their perfect hair and their good-girl ways. They said they wanted to save Brooklyn. They wanted to help her. Sofia didn’t realize they believed Brooklyn was possessed.

Now, Riley and the girls are performing an exorcism on Brooklyn—but their idea of an exorcism is closer to torture than salvation. All Sofia wants is to get out of this house. But there is no way out. Sofia can’t go against the other girls . . . unless she wants to be next. . . .

In this chilling debut, Danielle Vega delivers blood-curdling suspense and terror on every page. By the shockingly twisted end, readers will be faced with the most haunting question of all: Is there evil in all of us?

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five-stars

Recensie: The extinction trials Exile van S.M. Wilson

Recensie: The extinction trials Exile van S.M. WilsonThe extinction trials Exile by S.M. Wilson
Published by usborne on 1 juni 2018
Genres: Dystopian
Pages: 382
Format: paperback
five-stars

Betrayal. Sacrifice. Survival. Welcome to The Extinction Trials.

After surviving on Piloria once, Storm and Lincoln are the obvious candidates to return to the dinosaur continent to test the new virus that should clear the way for human settlement. But they have their own priorities – finding a cure for the plague that’s sweeping Earthasia, and keeping themselves alive

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Recenie: The extinction trails van S.M. Wilson

Recenie: The extinction trails van S.M. WilsonThe extinction trials by S.M. Wilson
Published by usborne on 1 januari 2018
Genres: Dystopian
Pages: 384
Format: paperback
five-stars

Betrayal. Sacrifice. Survival.
Welcome to the Extinction Trials.

In Stormchaser and Lincoln's ruined world, the only way to survive is to risk everything. To face a contest more dangerous than anyone can imagine. And they will do anything to win.

But in a land full of monsters - human and reptilian - they can't afford to trust anyone. Perhaps not even each other...

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five-stars

Recensie: Legendary van Stephanie Garber

Recensie: Legendary van Stephanie GarberLegendary by Stephanie Garber
Series: Caraval #2
Published by Hodder & Stoughton on 29 mei 2018
Genres: young-adult
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover
five-stars

Stephanie Garber’s limitless imagination takes flight once more in the colorful, mesmerizing, and immersive sequel to the bestselling breakout debut Caraval

A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game to win.

After being swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her father and saved her sister Scarlett from a disastrous arranged marriage. The girls should be celebrating, but Tella isn’t yet free. She made a desperate bargain with a mysterious criminal, and what Tella owes him no one has ever been able to deliver: Caraval Master Legend’s true name.

The only chance of uncovering Legend’s identity is to win Caraval, so Tella throws herself into the legendary competition once more—and into the path of the murderous heir to the throne, a doomed love story, and a web of secrets…including her sister's. Caraval has always demanded bravery, cunning, and sacrifice. But now the game is asking for more. If Tella can’t fulfill her bargain and deliver Legend’s name, she’ll lose everything she cares about—maybe even her life. But if she wins, Legend and Caraval will be destroyed forever.

Welcome, welcome to Caraval...the games have only just begun.

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five-stars

Recensie: Speakeasy van Sarina Bowen

Recensie: Speakeasy van Sarina BowenSpeakeasy by Sarina Bowen
on 29 mei 2018
Genres: New Adult
Pages: 452
Format: Kindle
four-stars

Sometimes you fall for Mr. Right. And sometimes for Mr. Right Now…
May
Did you hear the one about the girl who walks into a bar and catches her live-in lover kissing someone else? No? You’re the only one in town who missed it.
Luckily Alec is there to wrap me up in strong arms and carry me out the door before things get too ugly. And that’s not all Alec is good at. Our unexpected chemistry makes him the perfect rebound guy.
Alec
I should know better than to hook up with my rival’s little sister, but the fiery look in May’s eyes really turns my crank. She needs cheering up, and I’m just the guy for the job.
It’s not like I’ll fall in love. Not even after a string of scorching hot trysts, and the realization that we’re good at the same things: wild nights and familial disappointment. I don’t do love, never have, never will. So this is the perfect arrangement, for both of us.
Nobody would approve, but nobody has to know…

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four-stars

Recensie Beyond a darkened shore van Jessica Leake

Recensie Beyond a darkened shore van Jessica LeakeBeyond a darkened shore by Jessica Leake
Published by Harper Teen on 10 april 2018
Genres: fantasy, young-adult
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover
four-half-stars

The ancient land of Éirinn is mired in war. Ciara, Princess of Mide, has never known a time when Éirinn’s kingdoms were not battling for power, or Northmen were not plundering their shores.

The people of Mide have thankfully always been safe because of Ciara’s unearthly ability to control her enemies’ minds and actions. But lately, a mysterious crow has been appearing to Ciara, whispering warnings of an even darker threat. Although her clansmen dismiss her visions as pagan nonsense, Ciara fears this coming evil will destroy not just Éirinn, but the entire world.

Then the crow leads Ciara to Leif, a young Northman leader. Leif should be Ciara’s enemy, but when Ciara discovers that he, too, shares her prophetic visions, she knows he’s something more. Leif is mounting an impressive army, and with Ciara’s strength in battle the two might have a chance to save their world.

With evil rising around them, they’ll do what it takes to defend the land they love…even if it means making the greatest sacrifice of all.

 

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four-half-stars