In mijn bibliotheek – Mei

Het lijkt elke maand weer meer te worden.. Maar dit zijn de boekjes die ik afgelopen maand heb toegevoegd!

A court of Frost and Starlight – Sarah J Maas
Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. 
Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated–scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.

Voorlopers 2 De kracht van velen – Mirjam Hildebrand
Om het nieuwe schooljaar op Precursor te kunnen volgen, moet Emma deelnemen aan de Cirkelceremonie, een ceremonie waar iedere bewoner van het dorp aan mee moet doen. Dit loopt echter anders dan verwacht. Drie bewoners vallen bewusteloos neer en wanneer zij weer wakker worden, zijn zij hun Voorlopers-vaardigheden kwijt.
Waar worden de verschijnselen – die zich razendsnel onder de bewoners verspreiden – door veroorzaakt? Zal het ze lukken om deze rampspoed te verslaan? Of verdwijnen de Voorlopers langzamerhand…

Charmcaster – Sebastien de Castell
‘I was getting almost as good at running away from enemies as I was at making them in the first place. Turns out, I wasn’t running nearly fast enough.’
Kellen has begun to master his spellslinging and the Argosi tricks for staying alive, and he and Reichis have found a career that suits them both: taking down mercenary mages who make people’s lives miserable. But Ferius is concerned that Kellen is courting disaster . . .

Shadowblack – Sebastien de Castell
It’s a few months since Kellen left his people behind. Now aged sixteen, Kellen is an outlaw, relying on his wits to keep him alive in the land of the Seven Sands. He misses home, he misses family and more than anything, he misses Nephenia, the girl he left behind. 
Then he meets Seneira, a blindfolded girl who isn’t blind, and who carries a secret that’s all too familiar to Kellen. Kellen and Ferius resolve to help – but the stakes are far higher than they realise. A Shadowblack plague is taking hold – and Kellen can’t help but suspect his own people may even be behind it. 

Onyx & Ivory – Mindee Arnett
They call her Traitor Kate. It’s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king years ago. Now Kate lives as an outcast, clinging to the fringes of society as a member of the Relay, the imperial courier service. Only those most skilled in riding and bow hunting ride for the Relay; and only the fastest survive, for when dark falls, the nightdrakes—deadly flightless dragons—come out to hunt. Fortunately, Kate has a secret edge: she is a wilder, born with magic that allows her to influence the minds of animals. But it’s this magic that she needs to keep hidden, as being a wilder is forbidden, punishable by death or exile. And it’s this magic that leads her to a caravan massacred by nightdrakes in broad daylight—the only survivor her childhood friend, her first love, the boy she swore to forget, the boy who broke her heart.
The high king’s second son, Corwin Tormane, never asked to lead. Even as he waits for the uror—the once-in-a-generation ritual to decide which of the king’s children will succeed him—he knows it’s always been his brother who will assume the throne. And that’s fine by him. He’d rather spend his days away from the palace, away from the sight of his father, broken with sickness from the attempt on his life. But the peacekeeping tour Corwin is on has given him too much time to reflect upon the night he saved his father’s life—the night he condemned the would-be killer to death and lost the girl he loved. Which is why he takes it on himself to investigate rumors of unrest in one of the remote city-states, only for his caravan to be attacked—and for him to be saved by Kate.
With their paths once more entangled, Kate and Corwin have to put the past behind them. The threat of drakes who attack in the daylight is only the beginning of a darker menace stirring in the kingdom—one whose origins have dire implications for Kate’s father’s attack upon the king and will thrust them into the middle of a brewing civil war in the kingdom of Rime.

The Queen’s Rising – Rebecca Ross
When her seventeenth summer solstice arrives, Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron.
Growing up in the southern Kingdom of Valenia at the renowned Magnalia House should have prepared her for such a life. While some are born with an innate talent for one of the five passions—art, music, dramatics, wit, and knowledge—Brienna struggled to find hers until she belatedly chose to study knowledge. However, despite all her preparations, Brienna’s greatest fear comes true—the solstice does not go according to plan and she is left without a patron.
Months later, her life takes an unexpected turn when a disgraced lord offers her patronage. Suspicious of his intent, and with no other choices, she accepts. But there is much more to his story, and Brienna soon discovers that he has sought her out for his own vengeful gain. For there is a dangerous plot being planned to overthrow the king of Maevana—the archrival kingdom of Valenia—and restore the rightful queen, and her magic, to the northern throne. And others are involved—some closer to Brienna than she realizes.
With war brewing between the two lands, Brienna must choose whose side she will remain loyal to—passion or blood. Because a queen is destined to rise and lead the battle to reclaim the crown. The ultimate decision Brienna must determine is: Who will be that queen?
 

The Fandom – Anna Day
Cosplay ready, Violet and her friends are at Comic-Con.
They can’t wait to meet the fandom of mega movie, The Gallows Dance. What they’re not expecting is to be catapulted by freak accident into their favourite world – for real. Fuelled by love, guilt and fear, can the friends put the plot back on track and get out? The fate of the story is in their hands …

Mayfly – Jeff Sweat
Jemma has spent her life scavenging tools and supplies for her tribe in the their small enclave outside what used to be a big city. Now she’s a teen, and old enough to become a Mama. Making babies is how her people survive—in Jemma’s world, life ends at age seventeen.
Survival has eclipsed love ever since the Parents died of a mysterious plague. But Jemma’s connection to a boy named Apple is stronger than her duty as a Mama. Forced to leave, Jemma and Apple are joined in exile by a mysterious boy who claims to know what is causing them to die. The world is crumbling around them, and their time is running out. Is this truly the End?

Dwaaleiland – Melissa de la Cruz
Alle schurken van Disney zijn terug! Cruella de Ville, de boze koningin uit Sneeuwwitje, Jafar, Maleficent… iedereen weet hoe de traditionele Disney-verhalen aflopen, maar waar zijn de schurken nu? Maak je borst maar nat want ze zijn druk bezig met gemene plannen maken. De bekende schurken uit de Disney-klassiekers zijn met hun kinderen verbannen uit het koninkrijk Auradon naar Dwaaleiland. Hun kinderen Mal, Evie, Jay en Carlos zijn al net zulke onruststokers als hun gemene ouders. Ze zijn druk bezig snode plannen te beramen om weer aan de macht te komen in Auradon.

The Window – Amelia Brunskill
Anna is everything her identical twin is not. Outgoing and athletic, she is the opposite of quiet introvert Jess. The same on the outside, yet so completely different inside–it’s hard to believe the girls are sisters, let alone twins. But they are. And they tell each other everything.
Or so Jess thought.
After Anna falls to her death while sneaking out her bedroom window, Jess’s life begins to unravel. Everyone says it was an accident, but to Jess, that doesn’t add up. Where was Anna going? Who was she meeting? And how long had Anna been lying to her?
Jess is compelled to learn everything she can about the sister she thought she knew. At first it’s a way to stay busy and find closure . . . but Jess soon discovers that her twin kept a lot of secrets. And as she digs deeper, she learns that the answers she’s looking for may be truths that no one wants her to uncover.
Because Anna wasn’t the only one with secrets.

Jager – Julie Kagawa
Na het verraad van haar broer heeft Ember definitief gekozen voor het rebellenleven met Riley en al haar banden met de drakenorganisatie Talon verbroken. Samen proberen ze zowel de drakendoders van St. Joris als de huurmoordenaars van Talon een stap voor te blijven. Wanneer ze achter de ongelooflijke waarheid over Talon én de Orde van St. Joris komen, weten ze dat er maar één oplossing is, en daarvoor hebben ze de hulp van Garrett nodig. Als ze hem niet snel vinden, dreigt er een totale oorlog…
Maar Garrett is verdwenen. Hij heeft besloten zijn oude wapenbroeders van St. Joris te bespioneren, en algauw komt hij achter een groot geheim, dat een dodelijk gevaar betekent voor zowel mensen als draken…

Beyond a Darkened Shore – Jessica Leake
The ancient land of Éirinn is mired in war. Ciara, Princess of Mide, has never known a time when Éirinn’s kingdoms were not battling for power, or Northmen were not plundering their shores. 
The people of Mide have thankfully always been safe because of Ciara’s unearthly ability to control her enemies’ minds and actions. But lately, a mysterious crow has been appearing to Ciara, whispering warnings of an even darker threat. Although her clansmen dismiss her visions as pagan nonsense, Ciara fears this coming evil will destroy not just Éirinn, but the entire world. 
Then the crow leads Ciara to Leif, a young Northman leader. Leif should be Ciara’s enemy, but when Ciara discovers that he, too, shares her prophetic visions, she knows he’s something more. Leif is mounting an impressive army, and with Ciara’s strength in battle the two might have a chance to save their world. 
With evil rising around them, they’ll do what it takes to defend the land they love…even if it means making the greatest sacrifice of all.

Fallen Heir – Erin Watt
These Royals will ruin you.
Easton Royal has it all: looks, money, intelligence. His goal in life is to have as much fun as possible. He never thinks about the consequences because he doesn’t have to.
Until Hartley Wright appears, shaking up his easy life. She’s the one girl who’s said no, despite being attracted to him. Easton can’t figure her out and that makes her all the more irresistible.
Hartley doesn’t want him. She says he needs to grow up.
She might be right.
Rivals. Rules. Regrets. For the first time in Easton’s life, wearing a Royal crown isn’t enough. He’s about to learn that the higher you start, the harder you fall.

Twisted Palace – Erin Watt
These Royals will ruin you…
From mortal enemies to unexpected allies, two teenagers try to protect everything that matters most.
Ella Harper has met every challenge that life has thrown her way. She’s tough, resilient, and willing to do whatever it takes to defend the people she loves, but the challenge of a long-lost father and a boyfriend whose life is on the line might be too much for even Ella to overcome.
Reed Royal has a quick temper and even faster fists. But his tendency to meet every obstacle with violence has finally caught up with him. If he wants to save himself and the girl he loves, he’ll need to rise above his tortured past and tarnished reputation.
No one believes Ella can survive the Royals. Everyone is sure Reed will destroy them all.
They may be right.
With everything and everyone conspiring to keep them apart, Ella and Reed must find a way to beat the law, save their families, and unravel all the secrets in their Twisted Palace.

Before I Fall – Lauren Oliver
For popular high school senior Samantha Kingston, February 12—”Cupid Day”—should be one big party, a day of valentines and roses and the privileges that come with being at the top of the social pyramid. And it is…until she dies in a terrible accident that night.
However, she still wakes up the next morning. In fact, Sam lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she ever imagined.

Hush, Hush – Becca Fitzpatrick
A SACRED OATH
A FALLEN ANGEL
A FORBIDDEN LOVE
Romance was not part of Nora Grey’s plan. She’s never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgment.
But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora’s not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems to know more about her than her closest friends. She can’t decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
For she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen – and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life.

Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix – J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the fifth novel in the Harry Potter series, written by J. K. Rowling. It follows Harry Potter’s struggles through his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, including the surreptitious return of the antagonist Lord Voldemort, O.W.L. exams, and an obstructive Ministry of Magic. 

A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson
In Bryson’s biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand—and, if possible, answer—the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining.

Complot 365, April – Gabrielle Lord
Callum is volkomen uitgeput. Hij heeft dagen door de wildernis gezworven, achtervolgd door criminelen en beschoten door het leger. Bij een benzinestation kan hij eindelijk zijn telefoon weer opladen. Maar als hij Boges belt, heeft zijn vriend een verschrikkelijk bericht voor hem: ‘Ze hebben Gabi opgegeven, Cal. Ze trekken de stekker eruit! Je moet komen om ze tegen te houden.’Callum kan zich niet langer meer verschuilen. Het leven van zijn zusje staat op het spel.
Nog 275 dagen…

Schuld – Lauren Kate
Schuld begint op het moment dat Cam verdwijnt in Extase.
Cam gaat op zoek naar zijn vroegere liefde Lilith, die hij al lange tijd probeert te vergeten. Lilith is door zijn schuld in de hel
terechtgekomen en hij wil proberen haar te bevrijden.
Lucifer sluit een pact met Cam. Als het hem lukt om Lilith binnen achttien dagen opnieuw te veroveren mag hij haar meenemen. Maar hij heeft Lilith vervuld met haat jegens Cam. Wat is de prijs voor een pact met de duivel?
 

Passie – Lauren Kate
Luce is bereid te sterven voor Daniël. En dat heeft ze ook gedaan, keer op keer. Door de tijd heen hebben Luce en Daniël elkaar telkens weer gevonden, om daarna weer pijnlijk uit elkaar gehaald te worden: Luce dood, Daniël alleen en gebroken. Maar misschien hoeft het niet altijd zo te gaan…
Luce is er zeker van dat iets of iemand uit een vroeger leven haar kan helpen. Ze begint aan de meest belangrijke reis van haar leven en gaat eeuwen terug om zelf getuige te zijn van haar romance met Daniël. Zo hoopt ze een manier te vinden waardoor hun liefde eeuwig zal kunnen bestaan.
Cam, de engelen en de Verschoppelingen probeer verwoed om Luce tegen te houden. Maar ze zijn niet zo wanhopig als Daniël, die Luce achtervolgt door de eeuwen heen, doodsbang voor wat er kan gebeuren als zij de geschiedenis herschrijft. Hun eeuwige liefde zou in vlammen op kunnen gaan, voor altijd…

De gave van Dina – Lene Kaarberbol
Dina heeft dezelfde gave als haar moeder en kan die dingen waar zelfs de grootste bruut zich voor schaamt zien, alleen maar door iemand recht in de ogen te kijken. Voor Dina is deze gave eerder een vloek, niemand wil meer met haar bevriend zijn. Als haar moeder naar het kasteel van Dunark wordt geroepen om een moordzaak te helpen oplossen, moet Dina wel accepteren dat ook zij een Zieneres is. Doet ze dit niet, dan wacht haar moeder een pijnlijke dood door de venijnige draken die in het kasteel huisen.

Wit Konijn, Rode Wolf – Tom Pollock
Nadat de 17-jarige wiskundig genie Pete Blankman bijkomt van een paniekaanval, is niets meer hetzelfde: zijn moeder is neergestoken en ligt in coma en zijn tweelingzus Anabel blijkt spoorloos verdwenen. Pete wordt opgenomen in een geheim genootschap dat meer van hem en zijn familie lijkt te weten dan hijzelf. Een verhaal vol geweld, spionage, geheimen en logica. 

Dr Sleep – Stephen King
Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.
On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless – mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky 12-year-old Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the “steam” that children with the “shining” produce when they are slowly tortured to death.
Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant “shining” power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.”
Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

Titans – Victoria Scott
‘Ik zou kunnen winnen,’ fluister ik.
‘Er is niemand die dat zo graag wil als ik.’
Astrid kijkt al haar hele leven naar de races van de Titans. Deze mechanische paarden zijn onbetaalbaar voor het gewone volk, maar ze spreken des te meer tot de verbeelding. Wie wedt op de juiste ruiter kan al zijn schulden vereffenen. Astrids familie dreigt uit huis gezet te worden. Dan krijgt Astrid de kans van haar leven: meedoen aan de race! De races zijn vol gevaren en valkuilen… en durft ze haar leven toe te vertrouwen aan een supersnelle machine?
Maar ís Vrijbuiter wel een machine? Of schuilt er ergens in dat futuristische stalen paard een vriend die Astrid beter begrijpt dan wie dan ook?
 

De Jacht – Megan Shepherd
Na hun mislukte ontsnappingspoging zijn Cora, Lucky en Mali gedegradeerd naar het laagste niveau van gevangenschap. Ze worden samen met wilde dieren en ander menselijk uitschot in een safari-achtige omgeving geplaatst. Daar moeten ze nieuwe Kindred dienen en nieuwe regels volgen. Ondertussen zijn Nok en Rolf verplaatst naar een gigantisch poppenhuis, waar ze dag en nacht geobserveerd worden door Verwanten-wetenschappers die geïnteresseerd zijn in Noks zwangerschap. En Leon, de enige die daadwerkelijk ontsnapt is, heeft een team gevormd met schurkachtige zwartemarkthandelaren.
Gescheiden van elkaar proberen Cora en de anderen in leven te blijven, terwijl ze constant in de gaten worden gehouden. Als Cassian in het geheim aanbiedt om Cora’s psychische vaardigheden te ontwikkelen, moet Cora razendsnel beslissen of ze hem nog durft te vertrouwen of dat ze liever zelf haar vrijheid afdwingt.
 

Brieven aan de Duisternis – Brigid Kemmerer
Ik zou net zo goed brieven aan de duisternis kunnen schrijven en een antwoord verwachten.
Ik weet niet eens wie je bent, maar ik heb het gevoel dat ik je begrijp.
Ik heb het gevoel dat jij mij begrijpt.
Juliet laat brieven achter op het graf van haar moeder. Declan werkt op het kerkhof vanwege een taakstraf. Wanneer hij een van Juliets brieven vindt, ontstaat een bijzondere briefwisseling, die zich al snel uitbreidt naar mail en app. Op papier en beeldscherm vertellen Juliet en Declan elkaar alles, denkend dat ze elkaar nog nooit ontmoet hebben. Ze zitten echter op dezelfde middelbare school. Wat doe je als de enige persoon die je echt volledig vertrouwt niet is wie je dacht dat hij was?

Harry Potter A Journey through a History of Magic
An irresistible romp through the history of magic, from alchemy to unicorns, ancient witchcraft to Harry’s Hogwarts – packed with unseen sketches and manuscript pages from J.K. Rowling, magical illustrations from Jim Kay and weird, wonderful and inspiring artefacts that have been magically released from the archives at the British Library. 
This spellbinding book takes readers on a journey through the Hogwarts curriculum, including Herbology, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Astronomy, Divination and more. Discover the truth behind making the Philosopher’s Stone, create your very own potion and uncover the secret of invisible ink. Learn all about the history of mandrake roots and dragons, discover what witches really used their brooms for, pore over incredible images of actual mermaids and read about real-life potions, astronomers and alchemists. 
The perfect gift for aspiring witches and wizards and any Harry Potter fan. Celebrating twenty years of Harry Potter magic, and produced in association with the British Library to support their major exhibition, Harry Potter: A History of Magic.

Laten we de allerbelangrijkste niet vergeten….

Legendary – Stephanie Garber
A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game to win.
After being swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her father and saved her sister Scarlett from a disastrous arranged marriage. The girls should be celebrating, but Tella isn’t yet free. She made a desperate bargain with a mysterious criminal, and what Tella owes him no one has ever been able to deliver: Caraval Master Legend’s true name.
The only chance of uncovering Legend’s identity is to win Caraval, so Tella throws herself into the legendary competition once more—and into the path of the murderous heir to the throne, a doomed love story, and a web of secrets…including her sister’s. Caraval has always demanded bravery, cunning, and sacrifice. But now the game is asking for more. If Tella can’t fulfill her bargain and deliver Legend’s name, she’ll lose everything she cares about—maybe even her life. But if she wins, Legend and Caraval will be destroyed forever.
Welcome, welcome to Caraval…the games have only just begun.

 

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