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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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

Recensie: Sky in the deep van Adrienne Young

Recensie: Sky in the deep van Adrienne YoungSky in the deep by Adrienne Young
Published by Wednesday Books on 24 april 2018
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover
five-stars

OND ELDR. BREATHE FIRE.

Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield — her brother, fighting with the enemy — the brother she watched die five years ago.

Faced with her brother's betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn is even more desperate to get back to her beloved family.

She is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend, who sees her as a threat. They must do the impossible: unite the clans to fight together, or risk being slaughtered one by one. Driven by a love for her clan and her growing love for Fiske, Eelyn must confront her own definition of loyalty and family while daring to put her faith in the people she’s spent her life hating.

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Recensie: De nachtlantaarn van Lisa Thompson

Recensie: De nachtlantaarn van Lisa ThompsonDe nachtlantaarn by Lisa Thompson
on 20 april 2018
Genres: middle grade
four-half-stars

Na haar prachtdebuut De Goudvisjongen komt Lisa Thompson met een tweede boek: De Nachtlantaarn. Haar eerste boek is voor vele prijzen genomineerd en ontvangt in Nederland en Vlaanderen een en al lof.

De elfjarige Nathan vlucht samen met zijn moeder naar een vervallen cottage in de bossen om aan haar vriend te ontsnappen. Wanneer zijn moeder boodschappen gaat halen en niet meer terugkomt, is Nathan bang, alleen en met niets anders dan het donker. Troost komt uit een onverwachte hoek - een mysterieus meisje dat raadsels uit het verleden wil oplossen en een oude, verloren gewaande vriend. Zal Nathan de moed vinden om zijn problemen van het heden en het verleden te overwinnen?

Een verhaal vol angst en hoop, eenzaamheid en vriendschap. Hartverwarmende personages en een prangend mysterie dat je de pagina's sneller doet omslaan.

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four-half-stars

Recensie: Herding cats van Sarah Andersen

Recensie: Herding cats van Sarah AndersenHerding Cats by Sarah Andersen
Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing on 27 maart 2018
Genres: comic, humor
Pages: 108
Format: digitaal
five-stars

Sarah valiantly struggles with waking up in the morning, being productive, and dealing with social situations.

Sarah's Scribbles is the comic strip that follows her life, finding humor in living as an adulting introvert that is at times weird, awkward, and embarrassing.

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Recensie: Lust & Structure van Marielle Brouwer

Recensie: Lust & Structure van Marielle BrouwerLust & Structure by Marielle Brouwer
Series: Structure #3
Published by DunTax books on 1 mei 2018
Genres: New Adult, contemporary
Pages: 343
four-half-stars

Noah en Poppi hebben al een tijdje een seksrelatie.
Alleen voor Noah is dit niet meer genoeg. Langzaamaan is hij ergens zijn
hart verloren. Hij wil gewoon laten zien dat hij er voor haar kan zijn,
voor haar kan zorgen.

Poppi heeft genoeg aan zichzelf. Ze heeft geen man nodig om haar doelen te bereiken.
Daarbij kan een gebroken hart je kapot maken.
Maar wat als alles onder Noahs voeten vandaan geslagen wordt? Als hij merkt
dat hij niet altijd voor iedereen kan zorgen?
En als Poppi erachter komt dat het misschien niet beter is om je hele leven
alleen te blijven, maar misschien toch wel om je hart te verliezen.

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four-half-stars