Recenie: Small Spaces van

Recenie: Small Spaces vanSmall Spaces by Katherine Arden
Series: Small Spaces #1
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers on 25 september 2018
Genres: middle grade, Horror
Pages: 218
Format: e-book
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Bestselling adult author of The Bear and the Nightingale makes her middle grade debut with a creepy, spellbinding ghost story destined to become a classic

After suffering a tragic loss, eleven-year-old Ollie only finds solace in books. So when she happens upon a crazed woman at the river threatening to throw a book into the water, Ollie doesn't think--she just acts, stealing the book and running away. As she begins to read the slender volume, Ollie discovers a chilling story about a girl named Beth, the two brothers who both loved her, and a peculiar deal made with "the smiling man," a sinister specter who grants your most tightly held wish, but only for the ultimate price.

Ollie is captivated by the tale until her school trip the next day to Smoke Hollow, a local farm with a haunting history all its own. There she stumbles upon the graves of the very people she's been reading about. Could it be the story about the smiling man is true? Ollie doesn't have too long to think about the answer to that. On the way home, the school bus breaks down, sending their teacher back to the farm for help. But the strange bus driver has some advice for the kids left behind in his care: "Best get moving. At nightfall they'll come for the rest of you." Nightfall is, indeed, fast descending when Ollie's previously broken digital wristwatch, a keepsake reminder of better times, begins a startling countdown and delivers a terrifying message: RUN.

Only Ollie and two of her classmates heed the bus driver's warning. As the trio head out into the woods--bordered by a field of scarecrows that seem to be watching them--the bus driver has just one final piece of advice for Ollie and her friends: "Avoid large places. Keep to small."

And with that, a deliciously creepy and hair-raising adventure begins.

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Recensie Gebroken ( Slated #2 ) van Teri Terry

Recensie Gebroken ( Slated #2 ) van Teri TerryGebroken by Teri Terry
Series: Slated #2
Published by Imagine on 14 juni 2019
Genres: Dystopian
Pages: 448
Format: paperback
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four-stars

Ik zou door moeten zijn na wat ik gisteren deed: vernietigd door de chip die ze in mijn hoofd aanbrachten toen ik werd Gewist.
Kyla hoort zich niets te herinneren van voordat ze werd Gewist. Maar de duistere geheimen uit haar verleden zitten nog ergens diep in haar verstopt. Als haar oude en nieuwe leven zich met elkaar vermengen, raakt ze verstrikt in een levensgevaarlijke strijd tegen de Hoeders - zonder enig idee wie ze wel en niet kan vertrouwen. Ondertussen heeft ze maar één echte missie: Ben vinden.
In dit aangrijpende vervolg op Gewist dwingt een charismatische maar gevaarlijke man uit haar verleden Kyla een keuze te maken.

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Recensie Cosplayed Laura Maisano

Recensie Cosplayed Laura MaisanoCosplayed by Laura Maisano
Published by Rayha Studios on 29-08-2017
Genres: young-adult, contemporary
Pages: 198
Format: e-book
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To battle her anxiety, Audrey Warren spends conventions in the shelter of her uncle’s failing comic booth, but once she’s convinced to give cosplay a try, everything changes. Dressing as Sailor Moon gives her confidence, and she rocks the con floor with moon prism power…that is, until a group of elitist geek girls corner her and set off a panic attack.

Fellow cosplayer, Kyle Porter, comes to her rescue! However, it soon turns out her savior is the one in need of saving. Kyle’s dad puts the D in dysfunction when he yanks Kyle into his truck and drives away. Audrey must summon real courage to both save her uncle’s store and rescue her dude in distress—all with only twenty-seven bucks in the bank.

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Recensie: Vital found( Evelyn Manyard #2 ) van Kaydence Snow

Recensie: Vital found( Evelyn Manyard #2 ) van Kaydence SnowVital found by Kaydence Snow
Series: The Evelyn Maynard trilogy #2
on 17 maart 2019
Genres: reverse harem, Paranormal, romance
Pages: 434
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four-stars

The electrifying sequel to the International Bestseller Variant Lost.

Bradford Hills feels more like home than any other place Evelyn Maynard and her mother lived while on the run. But with everyone reeling from the violent clash between Variants and humans, her new home doesn’t feel safe any more.

Navigating four increasingly complicated supernatural bonds in secret doesn’t help. Ethan and Josh can’t keep their hands off her. Tyler is supportive, but continues to keep her at arm’s length. Alec has both saved and destroyed her yet seems oblivious to the turmoil he’s caused.

As tensions between Variants and humans continue to escalate, dark and dangerous secrets keep creating seemingly insurmountable challenges.

Who’s kidnapping Vitals?
What was Evelyn’s mom running from?
Will it ever be safe for Evelyn to go public with her true identity?

More deadly answers are coming, whether she’s ready for them or not.

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Recensie: Mason ( Verboden Passie #1 ) van Linda Kage

Recensie: Mason ( Verboden Passie #1 ) van Linda KageMason by Linda Kage
Series: Verboden Passie #1
Published by SVM Publishing Genres: romance
Pages: 303
Format: e-book
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three-stars

Het kan me niet schelen wat mijn nicht zegt; Ik ben niet de koningin van onmogelijke relaties. Ik bedoel, alleen maar omdat mijn laatste vriend me probeerde te vermoorden en een litteken in mijn nek achterliet, me dwong om door het land te trekken en legaal mijn naam in Reese Randall veranderde om aan hem te ontsnappen, betekent niet-

Oh, wie houd ik voor de gek? Voor een eerstejaars op de universiteit moet ik de slechtste dating track record ooit hebben.

Het is geen wonder dat liefde het laatste is wat ik in gedachten heb wanneer Mason Lowe mijn leven binnengaat. Maar de chemie tussen ons is als bam! Onze verbinding tart logica. En hij is gewoon zo heet. Om hem heen voel ik me levendiger dan ooit tevoren. Ik vind het zelfs leuk om met hem te kibbelen. Hij zou mijn soulmate kunnen zijn ... behalve een piepkleine glitch.

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Recensie: Storm & Structure ( Structure #4 ) Marielle Brouwer

Recensie: Storm & Structure ( Structure #4 ) Marielle BrouwerStorm & Structure by Marielle Brouwer
Series: Structure #4
Published by DunTax books on 1 juli 2019
Genres: New Adult, romance
Format: e-book
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five-stars

Vijf jaar geleden werd Sils hart aan stukken gereten.
Vandaag de dag is het nog steeds kapot. Hij heeft de liefde afgezworen en doet nu alleen nog maar aan losse flings. Hij is ervan overtuigd dat hij relaties kapotmaakt.

Na vijf jaar staat Alexa weer voor zijn neus. Herinneringen komen boven en het vertrouwen is weg.

Hoe zit het met gevoelens?
Heeft Alexa spijt van wat er is gebeurd?
Kan Sil haar ooit vergeven, of is het echt einde verhaal?

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Recensie Justified van Jay Crownover

Recensie Justified van Jay CrownoverJustified by Jay Crownover
Series: Loveless, Texas #1
Published by Forever on 25 juni 2019
Genres: romance
Pages: 432
Format: Kindle
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four-stars

The New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men series delivers a romance about a rugged Texas sheriff who must protect the woman who was once his sworn enemy...

Case Lawton comes from a family of criminals. So as the sheriff of Loveless, Texas, he's determined to do everything by the book--until he's called to Aspen Barlow's office after a so-called break-in. The last thing he wants to do is help the woman who cost him custody of his son. But Aspen isn't the heartless lawyer Case remembers, and he starts to question his long-held grudge...

Aspen is scared for her life, and Case is her last hope for protection. But to get him on her side, she'll have to reveal the painful truth from all those years ago. Now, as they work together to track down a dangerous criminal, Case and Aspen learn to trust each other. And as the threats escalate, it becomes clear there's a thin line between love and hate... because there's nothing Case wouldn't do to keep her safe.

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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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four-stars

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: 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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