In mijn bibliotheek – Augustus 2017

Alice in Wonderland (Comic book) – Lewis Carrol 
Ik spaar alles, maar dan ook echt alles van Alice in wonderland. Dit boekje had ik nog niet! (en dat terwijl mijn collectie al aardig groeit..)

Weary of her storybook, one “without pictures or conversations,” the young and imaginative Alice follows a hasty hare underground–to come face-to-face with some of the strangest adventures and most fantastic characters in all of literature.

The Ugly Duchess, the Mad Hatter, the weeping Mock Turtle, the diabolical Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat–each more eccentric than the last–could only have come from that master of sublime nonsense, Lewis Carroll.

In penning this brilliant burlesque of children’s literature, Carroll has written a farcical satire of rigid Victorian society, an arresting parody of the fears, anxieties, and complexities of growing up.

Carroll was one of the few adult writers to successfully enter the children’s world of make-believe: where the impossible becomes possible, the unreal–real, and where the height of adventure is limited only by the depths of imagination.

Albino – Elizabeth LaBan
Bij de action ligt een stapel ‘licht beschadigde’ boeken. Ook deze lag ertussen.

Elk jaar laten de vertrekkende studenten van de Irving School een verrassing achter voor de volgende student die in hun kamer komt wonen. Duncan krijgt iets heel bijzonders: in zijn kamer treft hij cd’s aan met opnames die zijn leven zullen veranderen. De opnames zijn ingesproken door Tim McBeth.Tim heeft maar één doel: zo onopvallend het schooljaar doorkomen. Maar, omdat hij albino is, valt dit niet mee. Bovendien is hij verliefd op de mooie Vanessa, het vriendinnetje van de populairste jongen van de klas, Duncan. Maar, tot Tims verbazing, vindt Vanessa hem juist leuk! Duncans leven daarentegen wordt helemaal in beslag genomen door het luisteren naar de cd’s van Tim. Hij raakt er zelfs door geobsedeerd. Zo erg, dat een tragedie bijna niet kan uitblijven.

Engelen Bestaan – Ptolemy Tompkins, Tyler Beddoes
Bij de action ligt een stapel ‘licht beschadigde’ boeken. Ook deze lag ertussen.

From the collaborator of the blockbuster bestseller Proof of Heaven comes the definitive book proving angels are real, all around us, and interacting in our lives every day.

In March 2015, millions worldwide were captivated by news reports of the dramatic rescue of an eighteen month old girl, Lily Groesbeck, who’d somehow survived fourteen hours in an overturned car partially submerged in an icy-cold Utah river after her mother apparently lost control of the vehicle. A voice the four responding officers assumed was the childs mother still trapped inside spurred them on: “Help me” Yet, once the two victims were recovered, it was clear that the voice could not have come from Lily’s mother: she’dd been killed on impact.

New York Times bestselling author Ptolemy Tompkins, with the help of Tyler Beddoes, one of the responding officers who helped rescue Lily, will explain this modern-day miracle and the existence of angels in our world.

Proof of Angels weaves real-life stories into a rich narrative, exploring the history, nature, and significance of angels in our lives. With an introduction by Colleen Hughes, the editor-in-chief of Angels on Earth magazine, Proof of Angels proves that the barrier between the spiritual and the scientific is less certain than we often think. Not only does Tompkins offer a highly entertaining look into a universally fascinating topic, but he also delivers a fresh and deeply reassuring message: we are not alone.

NPCs – Drew Hayes
Met al het DnD gebeuren om mij heen, een boekje wat erbij past!

What happens when the haggling is done and the shops are closed? When the quest has been given, the steeds saddled, and the adventurers are off to their next encounter? They keep the world running, the food cooked, and the horses shoed, yet what adventurer has ever spared a thought or concern for the Non-Player Characters?

In the town of Maplebark, four such NPCs settle in for a night of actively ignoring the adventurers drinking in the tavern when things go quickly and fatally awry. Once the dust settles, these four find themselves faced with an impossible choice: pretend to be adventurers undertaking a task of near-certain death or see their town and loved ones destroyed. Armed only with salvaged equipment, second-hand knowledge, and a secret that could get them killed, it will take all manner of miracles if they hope to pull off their charade.

And even if they succeed, the deadliest part of their journey may well be what awaits them at its end.

The school for good and evil – Soman Chainani
Deze box was lekker goedkoop op Amazon, en dan kan ik ze niet laten liggen.

The first kidnappings happened two hundred years before. Some years it was two boys taken, some years two girls, sometimes one of each. But if at first the choices seemed random, soon the pattern became clear. One was always beautiful and good, the child every parent wanted as their own. The other was homely and odd, an outcast from birth. An opposing pair, plucked from youth and spirited away.

This year, best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to discover where all the lost children go: the fabled School for Good & Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy tale heroes and villains. As the most beautiful girl in Gavaldon, Sophie has dreamed of being kidnapped into an enchanted world her whole life. With her pink dresses, glass slippers, and devotion to good deeds, she knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good and graduate a storybook princess. Meanwhile Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks, wicked pet cat, and dislike of nearly everyone, seems a natural fit for the School for Evil.

But when the two girls are swept into the Endless Woods, they find their fortunes reversed—Sophie’s dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School For Good, thrust amongst handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication.. But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are…?

The School for Good & Evil is an epic journey into a dazzling new world, where the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one.

A world without Princes – Soman Chainani
Deze box was lekker goedkoop op Amazon, en dan kan ik ze niet laten liggen.

After saving themselves and their fellow students from a life pitched against one another, Sophie and Agatha are back home again, living happily ever after. But life isn’t exactly a fairytale. When Agatha secretly wishes she’d chosen a different happy ending with Prince Tedros, the gates to the School for Good and Evil open once again. But Good and Evil are no longer enemies and Princes and Princesses may not be what they seem, as new bonds form and old ones shatter.

The last ever after – Soman Chainani
Deze box was lekker goedkoop op Amazon, en dan kan ik ze niet laten liggen.

In the epic next chapter of Soman Chainani’s New York Times bestselling series, The School for Good and Evil, everything old is new again as Sophie and Agatha fight the past as well as the present to find the perfect end to their story.

As A World Without Princes closed, the end was written and former best friends Sophie and Agatha went their separate ways. Agatha was whisked back to Gavaldon with Tedros and Sophie stayed behind with the beautiful young School Master.

But as they settle into their new lives, their story begs to be re-written, and this time, theirs isn’t the only one. With the girls apart, Evil has taken over and the villains of the past have come back to change their tales and turn the world of Good and Evil upside down.

Readers around the world are eagerly awaiting the third book in The School for Good and Evil series, The Last Ever After. This extraordinary new journey delivers more action, adventure, laughter, romance and fairy tale twists and turns than you could ever dream of!

Sleepy hollow – Washington Irving
Soms.. heel soms.. koop ik ook wel eens een boekje voor mijn vriend.. Eerst maar even zorgen dat hij de Gone serie uit leest!

Headless horsemen were staples of Northern European storytelling, featuring in German, Irish (e.g. Dullahan), Scandinavian (e.g. the Wild Hunt) and English legends and were included in Robert Burns’s “Tam o’ Shanter” (1790), and Burger’s Der wilde Jager, translated as The Wild Huntsman (1796). Usually viewed as omens of ill-fortune for those who chose to disregard their apparitions, these specters found their victims in proud, scheming persons and characters with hubris and arrogance. The chief part of the stories, however, turned upon the favorite specter of Sleepy Hollow, the Headless Horseman, who had been heard several times of late, patrolling the country; and, it was said, tethered his horse nightly among the graves in the churchyard. The story was immediately matched by a thrice marvelous adventure of Brom Bones, who made light of the Galloping Hessian as an arrant jockey. He affirmed that on returning one night from the neighboring village of Sing Sing, he had been overtaken by this midnight trooper; that he had offered to race with him for a bowl of punch and should have won it too, for Daredevil beat the goblin horse all hollow, but just as they came to the church bridge, the Hessian bolted, and vanished in a flash of fire. All these tales, told in that drowsy undertone with which men talk in the dark, the countenances of the listeners only now and then receiving a casual gleam from the glare of a pipe, sank deep in the mind of Ichabod.

Kindred Spirits – Rainbow Rowell
Nadat ik 2 boeken van haar had gelezen, kwam ik dit kleine boekje tegen. Leek mij erg leuk om dus ook te lezen. Ook al heb ik dan niks met Star Wars.

‘Everybody likes everything these days. The whole world is a nerd.’
‘Are you mad because other people like Star Wars? Are you mad because people like me like Star Wars?’
‘Maybe.’

If you broke Elena’s heart, Star Wars would spill out. So when she decides to queue outside her local cinema to see the new movie, she’s expecting a celebration with crowds of people who love Han, Luke and Leia just as much as she does. What she’s not expecting is to be last in a line of only three people; to have to pee into a collectible Star Wars soda cup behind a dumpster or to meet that unlikely someone who just might truly understand the way she feels. Kindred Spirits is an engaging short story by Rainbow Rowell, author of the bestselling Eleanor & Park, Fangirl and Carry On, and is part of a handful of selected short reads specially produced for World Book Day.

Ella Enchanted – Gail Carson Levine
De film heb ik al gezien, het boek nog niet gelezen (foei!) Dus nu ook deze gevonden bij een kringloopbezoek. 

At birth, Ella is inadvertently cursed by an imprudent young fairy named Lucinda, who bestows on her the “gift” of obedience. Anything anyone tells her to do, Ella must obey. Another girl might have been cowed by this affliction, but not feisty Ella: “Instead of making me docile, Lucinda’s curse made a rebel of me. Or perhaps I was that way naturally.”

When her beloved mother dies, leaving her in the care of a mostly absent and avaricious father, and later, a loathsome stepmother and two treacherous stepsisters, Ella’s life and well-being seem to be in grave peril.

But her intelligence and saucy nature keep her in good stead as she sets out on a quest for freedom and self-discovery as she tries to track down Lucinda to undo the curse, fending off ogres, befriending elves, and falling in love with a prince along the way.

Yes, there is a pumpkin coach, a glass slipper, and a happily ever after, but this is the most remarkable, delightful, and profound version of Cinderella you’ll ever read.

Beautifil Disaster – Jamie McGuire
Spannend verhaal lijkt mij, kan niet wachten om te beginnen. Misschien leg ik dit boek wel even wat hoger op mijn TBR. En die cover!!!!!

The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.

Gossip Girl Er is geen betere – Cecily von Ziegesar
Vorige maand deel 1 t/m 6 gekocht bij de action.. Nu deel 7 gevonden in de kringloop. Zo maken we langzaamaan de collectie compleet.

In deel 7 ‘Er is geen betere’ staat de turbulente relatie tussen Blair, Nate en Serena centraal. Gossip Girl doet verslag… en spaart niemand!

Het is lente, en onze levens zijn hotter dan ooit. We staan op het punt om naar de universiteit te gaan – tijd om te feesten dus! Nu B eindelijk haar maagdelijkheid heeft verloren aan N, kan ze niet wachten om het nog eens te doen (en nog eens). Maar zal de liefde tussen B en N standhouden? En mag B nu eindelijk naar Yale? Of knijpen N en S er stiekem tussenuit en laten ze B alleen in de stad? De tijd zal het leren, maar een ding is zeker: er hangt liefde in de lucht, en er zit een vreemd luchtje aan…

Ik geef je de zon – Jandy Nelson
Voor een prachtig prijsje kunnen bestellen.

Jude en haar tweelingbroer Noah zijn op hun 13e onafscheidelijk, ondanks hun uiteenlopende karakters. Noah is introvert, tekent de hele dag en is in stilte verliefd op de buurjongen, terwijl Jude van de rotsen in zee springt, knalrode lippenstift draagt en genoeg praat voor hen allebei. Maar na een tragische gebeurtenis groeien Noah en Jude steeds meer uit elkaar. Drie jaar later spreken ze elkaar amper nog en lijkt hun band onherstelbaar beschadigd. Dan ontmoet Jude een eigenwijze, vreemde maar knappe jongen, die haar voorstelt aan iemand die haar hele leven (en dat van Noah) opnieuw omgooit.

Het verhaal waarin de tweeling dertien is wordt door Noah verteld. De jaren daarna door Jude. Wat Noah en Jude zich niet realiseren is dat ze allebei maar de helft van het verhaal hebben, en dat hun wereld pas weer compleet zal zijn als ze elkaar terug weten te vinden.

The Siren – Kiera Cass
Na wat gedoe bij die blauwe meneer.. Ook dit boek eindelijk kunnen krijgen. Deze stond al heel lang op mijn lijst!

“You must never do anything that might expose our secret. This means that, in general, you cannot form close bonds with humans. You can speak to us, and you can always commune with the Ocean, but you are deadly to humans. You are, essentially, a weapon. A very beautiful weapon. I won’t lie to you, it can be a lonely existence, but once you are done, you get to live. All you have to give, for now, is obedience and time…”

The same speech has been given hundreds of times to hundreds of beautiful girls who enter the sisterhood of sirens. Kahlen has lived by these rules for years now, patiently waiting for the life she can call her own. But when Akinli, a human, enters her world, she can’t bring herself to live by the rules anymore. Suddenly the life she’s been waiting for doesn’t seem nearly as important as the one she’s living now.

The infernal devices Clockwork Princess (Graphic Novel) – Cassandra Clare, Hye-Kyung Baek
Voor nog geen 3 euro heb ik dit boek op Amazon besteld, nu nog even wachten op de afprijzing van de andere delen. Maar wat een beauty is dit boek!

The threat of Mortmain’s Infernal Devices looms as the Shadowhunters race to work out a way to counteract the mechanical monsters. Meanwhile, plans for Tessa”s marriage to Jem are underway, despite her fiancé”s failing health and the unresolved feelings between her and Will. When Tessa is captured, Will must leave his comrade behind to save the woman they both love… But with the final missing piece-Tessa herself-in Mortmain”s possession, can anything stop his plot for revenge?

Briar Blackwoord’s Grimmest of Fairytales – Timothy Roderick
Ik ben helemaal fan van sprookjes die anders lopen, fairytales gone wrong en fairytale adaptions. Deze kon dus niet ontbreken!

If you want to know what really happened once upon a time, ask Briar Blackwood. Nearly sixteen, cynical and goth, Briar lives a less-than-fairytale life in the home of her rotten foster mother and snarky foster sisters. With her biting wit and deadpan demeanor, the other kids call her Queen of Darkness. All the better for keeping everyone at arm s distance, she thought. But now she s screwed up by seriously and inconveniently crushing on the most popular guy at school. And if that isn t sucky enough, Briar finds herself suddenly thrust into a hidden bloodthirsty world, filled with dark magic, curses, and poisoned spinning wheels where she learns the deadly truth of her identity and the reason she s never fit in. Can she truly be the fabled Sleeping Beauty? Or has she finally cracked? And, hello! Aren t elves and fairies supposed to be dainty and adorable? If she wanted to deal with drooling, snapping jaws she could have stayed at home. Now she has to rescue the gorgeous guy that may be her one true love, and stop a wicked queen bent on destroying her. Luckily, being a bad-ass has its perks. With an uncontrollable power rising within her, no one knows for sure if Briar has a happily-ever-after future. But if she can handle the mean-girl clique at school, she can damn well go toe-to-toe with ogres, wolves and wicked witches.”

The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas
Een actueel onderwerp, waar ik ook graag een boek over lees. Ik lees veel YA fantasy, maar dit boek is net even anders. Dat spreekt me aan.

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

The Nine Lives of Chloe King – Liz Braswell (Celia Thompson)
Zoals ik al zei, ik ben gek op Fairytale adaptions.

DYING CAN REALLY CHANGE A GIRL’S LIFE.

Chloe King is a normal girl. She goes to class (most of the time), fights with her mom, and crushes on a boy… or two. But around her sixteenth birthday, Chloe finds that perhaps she isn’t so normal after all. There’s the heightened night vision, the super fast reflexes – oh, and the claws.

As she discovers who she is – and where she comes from – it is clear she is not alone. And someone is out to get her.

Chloe has nine lives. But will nine be enough?

Dat was het weer voor mij voor deze maand, welke pareltjes heb jij toegevoegd? En wat vind jij nou echt leuke boeken? Wat lees je graag?

 

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