Review: De Fluisterende Schedel (Lockwood & Co. #2)

De fluisterende schedel Auteur: Jonathan Stroud
Pagina’s: 517
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publicatie: Macmillan, oktober 2015
Rating:
4 Eikels

Na het donker de bel luiden en wachten achter de ijzeren lijn. Griezels en geesten pas op! Lockwood & Co is terug!

Dankzij hun spectaculaire succes met de Schreeuwende Wenteltrap is Lockwood & Co nu een van de meest gevraagde bureaus voor paranormaal onderzoek in Londen.
Hun nieuwe zaak begint op een geplaagd kerkhof, waar de ijzeren grafkist van een sinistere arts wordt opgegraven. Zoals gewoonlijk is Lockwood vol vertrouwen over de afloop. En zoals gewoonlijk gaat alles fout: er komt een huiveringwekkende geest vrij en er wordt een raadselachtig, magisch voorwerp uit de kist gestolen.
Anthony, George en Lucy moeten het object terugvinden voor de verwoestende krachten ervan worden ontketend. Het is een race tegen de klok waarbij ze op de hielen worden gezeten door hun gehate rivalen van Bureau Fittes. Lukt het ze het complot te onthullen? (Beschrijving Bol.com)

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Review: Carry On

Carry On Auteur: Rainbow Rowell
Pagina’s: 517
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publicatie: Macmillan, oktober 2015
Rating:
4,5 Eikels

Simon Snow just wants to relax and savor his last year at the Watford School of Magicks, but no one will let him. His girlfriend broke up with him, his best friend is a pest, and his mentor keeps trying to hide him away in the mountains where maybe he’ll be safe. Simon can’t even enjoy the fact that his roommate and longtime nemesis is missing, because he can’t stop worrying about the evil git. Plus there are ghosts. And vampires. And actual evil things trying to shut Simon down. When you’re the most powerful magician the world has ever known, you never get to relax and savor anything.

Carry On is a ghost story, a love story, a mystery and a melodrama. It has just as much kissing and talking as you’d expect from a Rainbow Rowell story — but far, far more monsters. (Beschrijving Goodreads.com)

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Review: Eve en Adam

Eve en Adam Auteur: Michael Grant & Katherine Applegate
Pagina’s: 272
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Publicatie: Van Goor, september 2013
Rating:
3 Eikels

Creëer de jongen van je dromen. Dat is de speciale opdracht die Eve krijgt in deze roman. Middel: een hightech ontwerpprogramma in het lab van haar moeder. Eve creëert Adam. En hij zal perfect zijn toch?. (Beschrijving Bol.com)

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Review: Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking #3)

Monsters of men Auteur: Patrick Ness
Pagina’s: 602
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Publicatie: Candlewick Press, mei 2010
Rating:
4,5 Eikels

As a world-ending war surges to life around them, Todd and Viola face monstrous decisions. The indigenous Spackle, thinking and acting as one, have mobilized to avenge their murdered people. Ruthless human leaders prepare to defend their factions at all costs, even as a convoy of new settlers approaches. And as the ceaseless Noise lays all thoughts bare, the projected will of the few threatens to overwhelm the desperate desire of the many. The consequences of each action, each word, are unspeakably vast: To follow a tyrant or a terrorist? To save the life of the one you love most or thousands of strangers? To believe in redemption or assume it is lost? Becoming adults amid the turmoil, Todd and Viola question all they have known, racing through horror and outrage toward a shocking finale. (Beschrijving Goodreads.com)

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Review: The Ask and The Answer (Chaos Walking #2)

The ask and the answer Auteur: Patrick Ness
Pagina’s: 519
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Publicatie: Candlewick Press, augustus 2010
Rating:
4,5 Eikels

Reaching the end of their flight in The Knife of Never Letting Go, Todd and Viola did not find healing and hope in Haven. They found instead their worst enemy, Mayor Prentiss, waiting to welcome them to New Prentisstown. There they are forced into separate lives: Todd to prison, and Viola to a house of healing where her wounds are treated. Soon Viola is swept into the ruthless activities of the Answer, while Todd faces impossible choices when forced to join the mayor’s oppressive new regime. In alternating narratives the two struggle to reconcile their own dubious actions with their deepest beliefs. Torn by confusion and compromise, suspicion and betrayal, can their trust in each other possibly survive? (Beschrijving Goodreads.com)

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