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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Becoming us ( London lovers #1 ) van Amy Daws

Becoming us ( London lovers #1 ) van Amy DawsBecoming us by Amy Daws
Series: London Lovers #1
Published by stars hollow publishing on 13 januari 2015
Genres: romance, contemporary
Pages: 306
Format: Kindle
four-stars

~The college prequel to the London Lovers Series~

The dreaded friend-zone...
The last place Finley ever want to be with college basketball God, Jake LaShae. She is losing her mind trying to figure out what this guy wants from her. Between their late night phone calls, cuddle sessions and him showing up at parties, causing a scene, his mixed signals are giving her whip lash.

When a mind-blowing betrayal knocks the wind out of Finley and she thinks she can’t feel any lower, Brody stumbles into her path—barefoot and charmingly sexy.

This boy next door is a breath of fresh air. And he’s not shooting her any mixed signals.

But even he has a past. A past that makes him anything but perfect.

When Finley begins to think she’s found the one in Brody, will Jake try to make one final play and ruin the game for everyone?

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Recensie: Where I belong ( Alabama Summer #1 ) van J. Daniels

Recensie: Where I belong ( Alabama Summer #1 ) van J. DanielsWhere I belong by J. Daniels
Series: Alabama Summer #1
Published by Self published on februari 2017
Genres: contemporary, romance
Pages: 227
Format: Kindle
five-stars

A New York Times bestselling enemies to lovers STANDALONE
romance.

When Mia Corelli returns to Alabama for a summer of fun with her childhood best friend, Tessa, there's only one thing keeping her on edge. One person that she’d do anything to avoid.

Benjamin Kelly. World’s biggest dickhead.

Mia hates him with a fury and has no desire to ever see him again. When she decides to start her summer off with a bang and finally give away her v-card, she unknowingly hands it over to the one guy that excelled at making her life miserable, learning a valuable lesson in the process.

Always get the name of the guy you’re going home with.

Ben can’t get the girl he spent one night with out of his head. When she leaves him the next morning, he thinks he’ll never see her again. Until he sees her lounging by the pool with his sister.

Mia is determined to hate Ben, even though she can’t forget him.

Ben is determined to prove he’s not the same guy he used to be.

What happens when the one person you wish never existed becomes the one person you can’t imagine being without?

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Recensie: Nieuwe vrienden ( Giant days ) van John Allison

Recensie: Nieuwe vrienden ( Giant days ) van John AllisonNieuwe vrienden by John Alison
Series: Giant days
on juli 2018
Genres: Graphic novel
Pages: 223
Format: paperback
five-stars

Nieuwe vrienden is het eerste deel in de briljante en verslavende graphicnovelserie Giant days, geïllustreerd door Lissa Treiman en Max Sarin.

Susan, Esther en Daisy zijn huisgenoten. Al een hele week, en dat komt goed uit, want zonder Daisy en Susan was Esther allang één grote puinhoop geweest, en zonder Esther en Susan was Daisy nooit van haar kamer af gekomen. Susan redt zich overigens prima. Vindt ze. Zolang ze McGraw maar niet tegenkomt. Dit is het leven: doen alsof je volwassen bent, je eigen crappy beslissingen nemen en er wat van proberen te maken. Met je vrienden. En met humor.

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Recensie Ride or die ( A devil’s highwaymen MC novel #1 ) van Cee Cee Riley

Recensie Ride or die ( A devil’s highwaymen MC novel #1 ) van Cee Cee RileyRide or die by Cee Cee Riley
Series: Devil's highwaymen
Published by Create space independent publishing platform on 27 juni 2017
Genres: Biker romance
Format: Kindle
five-stars

Ride or Die #1 A Devil's Highwaymen MC novel 'We would blow up this world and create something beautiful in its ruins' Jesse & Laney 1985 We were each survivors of our upbringing: lost, unloved and afraid. But like moths to a flame, we couldn't stay apart. We loved. We lost. We fought. We cried. And then we shattered each other's hearts. Jesse was a hard man: a biker outlaw for the Devil's Highwaymen MC. I was Laney: the daughter of a dead mother and a father that didn't know or want me. We were doomed right from the start. But this was our romance. And this was our disaster. And hopefully, this would be our second chance.

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Recensie: Verblind door hem van Tamara Haagmans

Recensie: Verblind door hem van Tamara HaagmansVerblind door hem by Tamara Haagmans
on 28 augustus 2018
Pages: 244
Format: digitaal

Sannes grote droom wordt werkelijkheid: haar boek wordt uitgegeven.
Ze is dolenthousiast, tot ze Damian ontmoet, de redacteur met wie ze gaat samenwerken. Tussen hen loopt de spanning hoog op en niet alleen op seksueel gebied. Gelukkig kan Sanne rekenen op steun van haar beste vriend Dennis.
Hij maakt er echter geen geheim van dat hij Damian totaal niet vertrouwt. Maar Dennis heeft zelf een geheim en het is nog maar de vraag hoe Sanne zal reageren, als ze hoort wat hij al die tijd voor haar heeft verzwegen

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Recensie: Trickery ( Curse of the gods #1 ) van Jaymin Eve

Recensie: Trickery ( Curse of the gods #1 ) van Jaymin EveTrickery Series: Curse of the gods #1
Published by Create space independent publishing platform on 28 februari 2017
Genres: fantasy, reverse harem
Pages: 282
Format: paperback
four-stars

Willa Knight: Dweller. Slave. Non-magical being.
In Minatsol, being a dweller means that you are literally no better than dirt. In fact, dirt might actually be more useful than Willa. Her life will be one of servitude to the sols, the magic-blessed beings who could one day be chosen to become gods.
At least her outer village is far removed from the cities of the sols, and she won't ever be forced to present herself to them... Until one small mistake changes everything, and Willa is awarded a position to serve at Blesswood, the top sol academy in the world-a position that she definitely did not earn.
Under the sudden, watchful eye of the gods, she will be tasked to serve the Abcurse brothers, five sols built of arrogance, perfection and power. They are almost gods themselves, and under their service she is either going to end up sentenced to death, or else they are going to ruin her so badly that she will wish for it.
Either way, she is in trouble.

Een tijdje geleden ontdekte ik een geheel nieuw genre voor mij: Reverse Harem. een harem boek gaat meestal over 1 man met meerdere vrouwen. Dit is reverse dus een vrouw met meerdere mannen. Er zijn natuurlijk superveel boeken in dit genre en ik heb er nu een aantal gelezen. Een serie die heel veel aanbevolen werd, was de curse of the gods serie en ik snap nu helemaal waarom! Het is grappig, spannend en gewoon heerlijk om te lezen.

Deze serie verteld het verhaal van Willa Knight, zij is geen God maar eigenlijk een soort slaaf voor Goden. Nou ja dat wordt ze want voor nu zit ze op school om getraind te worden. Maar ja Willa wil dit helemaal niet en ze is ook nog eens enorm onhandig. Ze wordt toegewezen aan de Abcurse broers en tja dat gaat natuurlijk helemaal niet goed. Dit boek is een young-adult die voor zover ik begrijp gaandeweg de serie veranderd in New Adult. Maar er zitten dus geen volwassen scenes in dit boek. Maar er is genoeg spanning aanwezig!

Ik vond het echt een heerlijk boek, je merkt dat dit het eerste boek is in een serie want er is wereldopbouw. Je leert de verschillende rangen en wat hun taken zijn, je leert meer over de Goden die er zijn en die er misschien wel gaan komen. Want voor je een God wordt moet je ook gewoon eerst naar school en dan hopen dat je tot God gemaakt wordt. Gebeurd dat niet, heb ik geen idee nog wat er met je gebeurd. Maar het is vast niet leuk.

Ik had echt geen probleem om in dit boek te komen. Je vliegt er echt doorheen en ik kon telkens niet wachten om het boek weer op te pakken. Het verhaal verloopt vlot en doordat je gaandeweg het boek informatie krijgt blijft het ook goed te begrijpen zonder dat je meteen een info dump krijgt.

Ik vond de broers ook echt fantastisch! Ik kan wel zien hoe deze serie straks uit het YA genre gaat want als ik de spanning in het boek nu af en toe al lees dan krijg ik het er al warm van. Wat ik het fijne vind aan dit boek is dat er een opbouw is, ze duiken dus niet meteen met elkaar in bed, ze leren elkaar kennen, ze bouwen iets op. Bovendien ben ik gek op paranormale boeken dus dit boek past in meerdere opzichten prima in mijn straatje.

Als je een introductie wil in dit genre is dit denk ik een perfecte serie om mee te beginnen.

four-stars

Recensie The chase van Elle Kennedy

Recensie The chase van Elle KennedyThe chase by Elle Kennedy
Series: Briar U #1
Published by Elle Kennedy inc. on 6 augustus 2018
Genres: New Adult, contemporary
Pages: 377
Format: Kindle
five-stars

Everyone says opposites attract. And they must be right, because there’s no logical reason why I’m so drawn to Colin Fitzgerald. I don’t usually go for tattoo-covered, video-gaming, hockey-playing nerd-jocks who think I’m flighty and superficial. His narrow view of me is the first strike against him. It doesn’t help that he’s buddy-buddy with my brother.

And that his best friend has a crush on me.

And that I just moved in with them.

Oh, did I not mention we’re roommates?

I suppose it doesn’t matter. Fitzy has made it clear he’s not interested in me, even though the sparks between us are liable to burn our house down. I’m not the kind of girl who chases after a man, though, and I’m not about to start. I’ve got my hands full dealing with a new school, a sleazy professor, and an uncertain future. So if my sexy brooding roomie wises up and realizes what he’s missing?

He knows where to find me.

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Recensie Boy toy van Sarina Bowen en Tanya Ebi

Recensie Boy toy van Sarina Bowen en Tanya EbiBoy Toy by Sarina Bowen, Tanya Ebi
Series: Man Hands #3
Published by Blunderwoman Productions on 14 augustus 2018
Genres: romance
Format: Kindle
four-half-stars

A brand new romantic comedy from your favorite snort-laughing duo!

Liam

The moment Sadie Matthews walks through the daycare center door, I feel my world tilt in her direction. Again. I fell for her when I was fourteen, and I'm still not over her. Problem: she still thinks of me as a teen she used to babysit. But I've learned a few things about pleasing a woman in the last fifteen years. I can't wait to show her how good it could be. I need to move quickly before I lose her again. This is more than a game to me, but I still plan to win.

Sadie

I've just survived the worst year of my life. As a single mom of twin toddlers, I don't have time for a man. I barely have time to finish a thought. Who knew that Liam McAllister would grow up to be so devastating? He's everything my husband was not: tall, built, and willing to have a tea party with my girls.

I can't possibly get involved with him. He's too young for me. Too handsome. But he's so persuasive..

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Recensie Wild blue wonder van Carlie Sorosiak

Recensie Wild blue wonder van Carlie SorosiakWild blue wonder by Carlie Sorosiak
on 26 juni 2017
Genres: young-adult, contemporary
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover
five-stars

There are two monsters in this story. One of them is me.

Ask anyone in Winship, Maine, and they’ll tell you the summer camp Quinn’s family owns is a magical place. Paper wishes hang from the ceiling. Blueberries grow in the dead of winter. According to local legend, a sea monster even lurks off the coast. Mostly, there’s just a feeling that something extraordinary could happen there.

Like Quinn falling in love with her best friend, Dylan.

After the accident, the magic drained from Quinn’s life. Now Dylan is gone, the camp is a lonely place, and Quinn knows it’s her fault.

But the new boy in town, Alexander, doesn’t see her as the monster she believes herself to be. As Quinn lets herself open up again, she begins to understand the truth about love, loss, and monsters—real and imagined.

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