Recensie: Aurora rising ( The Aurora Cycle #1 ) van Jay Kristoff en Amy Kaufman

Recensie: Aurora rising ( The Aurora Cycle #1 ) van Jay Kristoff en Amy KaufmanAurora Rising by Jay Kristoff, Amy Kaufman
Series: The Aurora Cycle #1
Published by Knopf books for young readers on 7 mei 2019
Genres: young-adult, sci-fi
Pages: 473
Format: Hardcover
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five-stars

From the internationally bestselling authors of THE ILLUMINAE FILES comes an epic new science fiction adventure.

The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the Academy would touch…

A cocky diplomat with a black belt in sarcasm
A sociopath scientist with a fondness for shooting her bunkmates
A smart-ass techwiz with the galaxy’s biggest chip on his shoulder
An alien warrior with anger management issues
A tomboy pilot who’s totally not into him, in case you were wondering

And Ty’s squad isn’t even his biggest problem—that’d be Aurora Jie-Lin O’Malley, the girl he’s just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth. But she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tyler’s squad of losers, discipline-cases and misfits might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy.

They're not the heroes we deserve. They're just the ones we could find. Nobody panic.

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Recensie Broken Wings van Jaymin Eve en Tate James

Recensie Broken Wings van Jaymin Eve en Tate JamesBroken Wings by Jaymin Eve, Tate James
Series: Dark Legacy #1
on 18 maart 2019
Genres: romance
Pages: 325
Format: Kindle
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five-stars

They rule my new town, my school, and with more money than God, there’s very little out of their reach.

Four gorgeous, perfect, scary boys. There used to be five, but one of them died, leaving a fifth position that I now fill.

I didn't ask for this. I didn't want to be part of this billionaire-boys-club. But no one cares about what I want.

Sebastian Beckett is the worst of them. Their leader. He draws me in, and strips me of every defense I have. He calls me Butterfly, but it's not a pet name, it's a threat. Beck wants nothing more than to break my wings, pin me to a board and watch me writhe.

He wants to see me broken. Body, heart and soul.

And what these elite want, they get.

Only they've never met Riley Jameson.

Let the battle begin.
**This dark romance features four sexy, dangerous boys but is NOT a reverse harem.**

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Recensie: De laatste zes van Alexandra Monir

Recensie: De laatste zes van Alexandra MonirDe laatste zes by Alexandra Monir
Series: De laatste zes #1
Published by Imagine on 15 maart 2019
Genres: young-adult
Pages: 384
Format: paperback
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Terwijl de aarde wordt geteisterd door aardbevingen, orkanen en overstromingen worden vierentwintig van de slimste tieners ter wereld geselecteerd om één van de plekken te bemachtigen op het ruimteschip naar Europa - de maan van Jupiter. Daar zullen ze een nieuwe kolonie stichten.

Voor de Italiaanse wedstrijdzwemmer Leo is deze missie precies wat hij nodig heeft na het verlies van zijn familie. Maar Naomi, een Iraans-Amerikaans wetenschapsgenie, heeft weinig vertrouwen in de missie.

Leo en Naomi staan aan het begin van een genadeloze strijd die hen tot het uiterste zal drijven. Maar pas wanneer er steeds minder finalisten overblijven en hun lot dichterbij komt, beseffen de twee wat er precies op het spel staat…

ISBN: 9789463334648

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Recensie: The Devil’s own ( Murphy’s law #1 ) van K.A. Fox

Recensie: The Devil’s own ( Murphy’s law #1 ) van K.A. FoxThe devil's own by K.A. Fox
Series: Murphy's law #1
Published by Acorn publishing on 20 april 2019
Genres: Urban fantasy
Pages: 224
Format: Kindle
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four-stars

Delaney Murphy has always known she's the Devil’s daughter. And although the title itself is a burden, she never expects to inherit all her father's infernal abilities. When her newfound magic begins to poison the people closest to her, Laney must make a choice. To protect the world from the worst she can do, she leaves everyone she loves behind and builds a new life for herself, alone, in a place where she can control the urge to give in to the magic living within her.

But when she recognizes a familiar pattern in a string of murders, Laney leaves her peaceful, isolated life behind and goes on the hunt, unleashing a threat she never dreamed possible. Confronting this menacing specter could mean giving in to temptation and becoming the one thing she fears most. Will she use her magic to do the right thing, even if it means hurting the ones she loves?

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Recensie: Knap voor een dik meisje van Tatjana Almuli

Recensie: Knap voor een dik meisje van Tatjana AlmuliKnap voor een dik meisje by Tatjana Almuli
Published by Nijgh & van Ditmar on 9 april 2019
Genres: non-fictie
Pages: 192
Format: paperback
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five-stars

Tatjana is al haar hele leven dik. En krijgt dus al zo lang ze zich kan herinneren ongevraagd commentaar op haar lijf. Naaste familie, wildvreemden, specialisten: iedereen vindt het nodig haar te vertellen dat dik zijn iets slechts is en dat ze daar zo snel mogelijk iets aan moet doen. Alsof het haar niet al duidelijk was hoeveel haar extra kilo's haar hebben gekost. In haar puberteit waren er geen prille liefdes of eerste seksuele ervaringen, geen onbezorgd ontdekken van de wereld. In plaats daarvan waren er pestende klasgenoten, stiekeme vreetbuien en een constante schaamte.
Wanneer ze eenderde van haar lichaamsgewicht verliest ervaart ze voor het eerst de privileges die bij slank zijn horen. Toch neemt het ongevraagde commentaar alleen maar toe – al helemaal als ze weer begint aan te komen. In dit boek neemt ze zélf de regie in het gesprek over haar lichaam, en doet ze openhartig verslag van het leven als dikke vrouw in een land waar dun zijn de norm is.

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Recensie: Nevernight ( The Nevernight Chronicle #1 ) van Jay Kristoff

Recensie: Nevernight ( The Nevernight Chronicle #1 ) van Jay KristoffNevernight by Jay Kristoff
Series: The Nevernight Chronicle #1
Published by HarperVoyager on 11 augustus 2016
Genres: fantasy
Pages: 448
Format: paperback
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five-stars

Destined to destroy empires, Mia Covere is only ten years old when she is given her first lesson in death.

Six years later, the child raised in shadows takes her first steps towards keeping the promise she made on the day that she lost everything.

But the chance to strike against such powerful enemies will be fleeting, so if she is to have her revenge, Mia must become a weapon without equal. She must prove herself against the deadliest of friends and enemies, and survive the tutelage of murderers, liars and demons at the heart of a murder cult.

The Red Church is no Hogwarts, but Mia is no ordinary student.

The shadows love her. And they drink her fear.

ISBN: 9780008179991

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Recensie: Ache van S.M. Soto

Recensie: Ache van S.M. SotoAche by S.M. Soto
on 9 april 2019
Genres: romance
Pages: 402
Format: Kindle
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five-stars

An all new emotionally charged second chance romance.

What happens when you fall for the boy next door?

Bea Norwood had the market on normal.
Drama free life? Check.
A single-mother who doubled as her confidant and partner in crime? Check.
A neighbor and best friend she trusted more than anyone? Check.
But that was until the day her mother remarried. The day that changed everything.When her best friend's cousin, Liam Falcon, is sent to live with his aunt and uncle to clean up his act, Bea finds herself falling for the boy next door. With their hearts so infinitely entwined, Bea turns to Liam as her only escape from her new step-brother's daily torment at home. Bea thought their love could conquer anything. But she was wrong. Love was for fools, and she was the biggest fool of them all. When Liam left Lakeport, he took her heart with him, shattering the organ to pieces.

Six years later, Liam takes a trip back to Lakeport to visit his family, and to see HER.
His first love.The girl who holds his heart.The same girl who shattered it six years ago without looking back.
Liam is hell-bent on seeing Bea again after six years, but what he finds tears his heart in half. Bea Norwood is a shell of the girl he fell in love with. Underneath the baggy clothes, and pale skin, he knows she's still in there somewhere, he just needs to find her. Liam will stop at nothing to win his girl back, but sometimes, ignorance is bliss, and Liam isn't prepared for Bea's truth.

*Some aspects of this story may be sensitive for readers.*

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Recensie: Stars in her eyes ( Love in L.A. quartet #1 ) van C.M. Albert

Recensie: Stars in her eyes ( Love in L.A. quartet #1 ) van C.M. AlbertStars in her eyes by C.M. Albert
Series: Love in L.A. quartet #1
Published by flower work press on 27 november 2018
Genres: reverse harem, romance
Format: Kindle
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three-stars

The Stars in Her Eyes
Book one of the “Love in LA” Quartet

*** This is a Reverse Harem Novel ***

One woman. Three men. Some things are best kept secret.

When Creslyn Knight auditions for the role of a life time, she never expects three things:

1. To know the casting director—intimately.
2. To be insanely attracted to the three stand-in actors at the audition.
3. That she’d soon be putting her morals to the test when her resolve weakens.

Acting is in Creslyn’s blood, and she’s focused her sights on one thing: landing the role of a lifetime. But she’s always been told that everything comes at a cost. The casting director names his when he tells her she must make him believe she can surrender to a harem of men, or he can’t justify giving her the lead role.

Determined to prove him wrong and show him she can tap into a passion that deep, Creslyn throws herself into rehearsals. But the fine line between script and reality soon starts to blur, leading her and three men into unchartered territory. The only problem? She has a jealous roommate, a disgruntled mother, and a string of paparazzi hot on her trail, making Creslyn question the cost of everything.

In a world where some things are best kept secret, is the price of fame too high when it comes to the heart?

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Recensie: Gewist van Teri Terry

Recensie: Gewist van Teri TerryGewist Series: Slated #1
Published by Imagine on maart 2019
Genres: young-adult, Dystopian
Pages: 432
Format: paperback
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four-stars

Kyla heeft geen verleden meer. Haar persoonlijkheid is uitgevlakt, haar herinneringen zijn voor altijd verloren.

Ze is Gewist.

Volgens de regering was ze een terrorist en verdient ze een tweede kans - zolang ze zich aan de regels houdt. Maar door Kyla's hoofd galmen echo's van vroeger. Ze wordt voorgelogen, niets is wat het lijkt. Wie kan ze vertrouwen in haar zoektocht naar de waarheid?

ISBN: 9789463334594

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Recensie Hollywood Prince

Recensie Hollywood PrinceHollywood Prince by Natasha Madison
Series: Hollywood Royalty #3
on 2 april 2019
Genres: romance
Pages: 287
Format: Kindle
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three-stars

Behind the "lights, camera, action" of Hollywood lies a world of deception, love, and seduction.

Are you ready for Hollywood Royalty?

Carter
A blonde, a brunette, a redhead…he can have his pick of them all on any given night and he knows it. They wait, hoping he looks up and gives them his signature smirk, choosing them over the others because that’s his game.

Except now he's signed the contract of a lifetime, one with a pesky little clause that says his zipper must stay up and his playboy image has got to tamp down. It'll be fine—a piece of cake, even—he can do this and he’s almost convinced himself of that … and then she walks in the room

The new PR girl whom they’ve hired to change his image, she's the star of all his dreams, but there’s one tiny little problem … she can't stand him and all of his player ways.

He knows he only has thirty days to show her why they call him Hollywood’s Prince. He’s up for the challenge, so game on.
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