Review: De Test (The Testing #1)

De Test coverAuteur: Joelle Charbonneau
Pagina’s: 362
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, Science Fiction.
Publicatie: Karakter Uitgevers, Oktober 2013
Rating:
4,5 Eikels

Malencia Vale wil niets liever dan uitverkoren worden voor de Test. Ieder jaar worden uit de eindexamenkandidaten de beste studenten gekozen die hun kolonie mogen vertegenwoordigen tijdens de Test in de hoofdstad Tosu City. Van de in totaal bijna tweehonderd kandidaten uit alle koloni├źn mogen alleen zij die slagen voor de Test toetreden tot de universiteit om klaargestoomd te worden tot de toekomstige leiders van het Verenigde Gemenebest. Het land moet namelijk opnieuw opgebouwd worden nadat het door de Zeven Oorlogsfasen is verwoest.

Tot haar grote vreugde is Cia een van de uitverkorenen van haar kolonie Vijf Meren, maar haar blijdschap verandert al gauw in bezorgdheid wanneer haar vader haar de avond voor vertrek vertelt over zijn ervaringen gedurende de Test. Hij herinnert zich slechts flarden, maar heeft wel al zijn leven lang nachtmerries over de gebeurtenissen van vijfentwintig jaar eerder… (beschrijving binnenflap)

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Review: Requiem (Delirium #3)

Requiem coverAuteur: Lauren Oliver
Pagina’s: 342
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Romance.
Publicatie: Hodder & Stoughton, September 2013
Rating:
4,5 Eikels

It is the rule of the Wilds. You must be bigger, and stronger, and tougher. A coldness radiates through me, a solid wall that is growing, piece by piece, in my chest. He doesn’t love me. He never loved me. It was all a lie. ‘The old Lena is dead’ I say, and then push past him. Each step is more difficult than the last; the heaviness fills me and turns my limbs to stone. You must hurt, or be hurt.

Lena can build the walls, but what if there’s no one left to take them down? The powerful, heartbreaking conclusion to one of the most eagerly awaited and talked-about series is here.

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Review: Pandemonium (Delirium #2)

Pandemonium coverAuteur: Lauren Oliver
Pagina’s: 329
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Romance.
Publicatie: Hodder & Stoughton, September 2012
Rating:
5 Eikels

Unflinching, heartbreaking and totally addictive, this novel will push your emotions to the limit.

Lena’s been to the very edge. She’s questioned love and the life-changing and agonising choices that come with it. She’s made her decision. But can she survive the consequences? (Beschrijving goodreads)

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Review: Delirium (Delirium #1)

Delirium coverAuteur: Lauren Oliver
Pagina’s: 393
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Romance.
Publicatie: Hodder, Augustus 2011
Rating:
5 Eikels

They say that the cure for love will make me happy and safe forever. And I’ve always believed them. Until now. Now everything has changed. Now, I’d rather be infected with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years suffocated by a lie.

There was a time when love was the most important thing in the world. People would go to the end of the earth to find it. They would tell lies for it. Even kill for it. Then, at last, they found the cure. (Beschrijving achterkant)

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Review: Pretties (Uglies #2)

Pretties coverAuteur: Scott Westerfeld
Pagina’s: 348
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian
Publicatie: Simon Pulse, Mei 2011
Rating:
3,5 Eikels

Tally has finally become pretty. Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are awesome, her boyfriend is totally hot, and she’s completely popular. It’s everything she’s ever wanted.

But beneath all the fun — the nonstop parties, the high-tech luxury, the total freedom — is a nagging sense that something’s wrong. Something important. Then a message from Tally’s ugly past arrives. Reading it, Tally remembers what’s wrong with pretty life, and the fun stops cold.

Now she has to choose between fighting to forget what she knows and fighting for her life — because the authorities don’t intend to let anyone with this information survive. (Beschrijving Goodreads)

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