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Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.
But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love – a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.
True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

De Eilandenruzie – Jozua Douglas
Een fantastisch nieuw avontuur met Rosa en Fico, de kinderen van de knotsgekke president Pablo Fernando van Costa Banana.
De presidenten van Costa Banana en Costa Kanaria hebben al jarenlang ruzie over een paar onbewoonde eilandjes. Hun vriend Benito Blanco wil dat ze vrede sluiten en vrienden worden, en nodigt ze uit op een klein paradijselijk eilandje. Rosa en Fico mogen mee en ontmoeten Angelino, de zoon van hun vaders grootste vijand. Angelino blijft heel aardig en al gauw sluiten ze vriendschap, maar is deze nieuwe vriend echt zo betrouwbaar als het lijkt?

The Novice – Taran Matharu
When blacksmith apprentice Fletcher discovers that he has the ability to summon demons from another world, he travels to Adept Military Academy. There the gifted are trained in the art of summoning. Fletcher is put through grueling training as a battlemage to fight in the Hominum Empire’s war against orcs. He must tread carefully while training alongside children of powerful nobles. The power hungry, those seeking alliances, and the fear of betrayal surround him. Fletcher finds himself caught in the middle of powerful forces, with only his demon Ignatius for help.
As the pieces on the board maneuver for supremacy, Fletcher must decide where his loyalties lie. The fate of an empire is in his hands. The Novice is the first in a trilogy about Fletcher, his demon Ignatius, and the war against the Orcs.

Hero at the Fall – Alwyn Hamilton
When gunslinging Amani Al’Hiza escaped her dead-end town, she never imagined she’d join a revolution, let alone lead one. But after the bloodthirsty Sultan of Miraji imprisoned the Rebel Prince Ahmed in the mythical city of Eremot, she doesn’t have a choice. Armed with only her revolver, her wits, and her untameable Demdji powers, Amani must rally her skeleton crew of rebels for a rescue mission through the unforgiving desert to a place that, according to maps, doesn’t exist. As she watches those she loves most lay their lives on the line against ghouls and enemy soldiers, Amani questions whether she can be the leader they need or if she is leading them all to their deaths.

Traitor to the Throne – Alwyn Hamilton
Gunslinger Amani al’Hiza fled her dead-end hometown on the back of a mythical horse with the mysterious foreigner Jin, seeking only her own freedom. Now she’s fighting to liberate the entire desert nation of Miraji from a bloodthirsty sultan who slew his own father to capture the throne.
When Amani finds herself thrust into the epicenter of the regime—the Sultan’s palace—she’s determined to bring the tyrant down. Desperate to uncover the Sultan’s secrets by spying on his court, she tries to forget that Jin disappeared just as she was getting closest to him, and that she’s a prisoner of the enemy. But the longer she remains, the more she questions whether the Sultan is really the villain she’s been told he is, and who’s the real traitor to her sun-bleached, magic-filled homeland.
Forget everything you thought you knew about Miraji, about the rebellion, about Djinn and Jin and the Blue-Eyed Bandit. In Traitor to the Throne, the only certainty is that everything will change.

Killer T – Robert Muchamore
Our world is about to change in ways we can barely imagine. KILLER T is a novel about growing up in that world.
Harry and Charlie are teenagers whose lives are shaped by a society that’s shifting around them. He is a lonely Brit in his first term at a Las Vegas high school. She is an unlikely friend, who gets accused of mixing a batch of explosives that blew up a football player.
The two of them are drawn together at a time when gene editing technology is starting to explode. With a lab in the garage anyone can beat cancer, enhance their brain to pass exams, or tweak a few genes for that year-round tan and perfect beach body. But in the wrong hands, cheap gene editing is the most deadly weapon in history. Killer T is a synthetic virus with a ninety per-cent mortality rate, and the terrorists who created it want a billion dollars before they’ll release a vaccine.

Terrifying. Romantic. Huge in scope. A story for our times.

Paper Princess – Erin Watt
From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself.
These Royals will ruin you…
Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone.
Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from.
Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals.
He might be right.
Wealth. Excess. Deception. It’s like nothing Ella has ever experienced, and if she’s going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she’ll need to learn to issue her own Royal decrees.

Het Verdronken Land – Olga Ponjee
Nederland, de nabije toekomst. Een superstorm verwoest de dijken en zet een groot deel van het land onder water. Voedsel, medicijnen en huizen worden iedere dag schaarser, terwijl de vluchtelingenstroom vanuit het westen groeit. En dan wordt Emir Berk vermoord, de vooruitstrevende Turkse premier van Nederland, en is de paniek compleet.
Loekie Laroes, dochter van een beruchte journaliste, filmt per ongeluk de aanslag op Berk en wordt daarmee het volgende doelwit. In een van de vluchtelingenkampen ontdekt haar beste vriend, Jacinto Zondervan, een gruwelijk geheim. En Felix Rutgers van Rozenburg, zoon van een populistische politicus, wordt na een van zijn extravagante feesten ontvoerd door een radicale groepering.
Terwijl de toestand snel verslechtert, ontrafelen de drie tieners een complot dat de toekomst van heel Nederland in gevaar brengt. Zijn ze samen sterk genoeg om het tij te keren?

Smaragd – John Stephens
Het is een witte kerstnacht. Drie jonge kinderen vluchten van huis voor een gewetenloos en duister gevaar.
Tien jaar later wonen Kate, Michael en Emma in een weeshuis. Ze weten nog altijd niet waarom ze van hun ouders werden gescheiden. Het antwoord blijkt verborgen te liggen in een betoverd boek.
Wanneer de macht van dit boek is ontketend, komen de kinderen in een land waar een goudharige Gravin en haar leger zielloze Schreeuwers heersen. Daar wordt duidelijk dat er nog meer betoverde boeken zijn met weergaloze krachten. Kate, Michael en Emma moeten naar deze boeken op zoek als zij ooit hun ouders terug willen vinden…

Girls of Paper and Fire – Natasha Ngan
Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It’s the highest honor they could hope for…and the most cruel.
But this year, there’s a ninth girl. And instead of paper, she’s made of fire.
In this lush fantasy, Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most oppressed class in Ikhara. She lives in a remote village with her father, where the decade-old trauma of watching her mother snatched by royal guards still haunts her. Now, the guards are back, and this time it’s Lei they’re after–the girl whose golden eyes have piqued the king’s interest.
Over weeks of training in the opulent but stifling palace, Lei and eight other girls learn the skills and charm that befit being a king’s consort. But Lei isn’t content to watch her fate consume her. Instead, she does the unthinkable–she falls in love. Her forbidden romance becomes enmeshed with an explosive plot that threatens the very foundation of Ikhara, and Lei, still the wide-eyed country girl at heart, must decide just how far she’s willing to go for justice and revenge.
TW: violence and sexual abuse.

Draken Tekenen – Jim Hansen & John Burns
This series shows the reader step-by-step instructions in creating their own designs and drawings. From what tools to use to creating depth and shadow, a novice artist can become an accomplished illustrator in no time.


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