Review: The Wild Orchid – Cameron Dokey

  • Titel: The Wild Orchid: A Retelling of “The Ballad of Mulan”
  • Auteur: Cameron Dokey
  • Uitgeverij: Simon Pulse
  • Aantal bladzijden: 224
  • Taal: Engels
  • Genre: Young Adult, romantiek, sprookje
  • Waardering: ♥♥♥♥

Wielding a sword as deftly as an embroidery needle, Mulan is unlike any other girl in China. When the emperor summons a great army, each family must send a male to fight, tom-boyish Mulan is determined to spare her aging father and bring her family honor, so she disguises herself and answers the call.

But Mulan never expects to find a friend, let alone a soul mate, in the commander of her division, Prince Jian. For all of Mulan’s courage with a bow and arrow, is she brave enough to share her true identity and feelings with Prince Jian?

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Grote December Boekhaul

Hoi! Er gebeurt momenteel niet zo veel op onze blog, maar geloof me, dat komt wel weer. Ikzelf kom de laatste tijd niet veel aan lezen toe, vooral door schooldrukte met toetsweken etc. Maar nu is het vakantie, dus ik hoop weer volop te gaan lezen.

En dat moet wel lukken, gezien de hoeveelheid boeken die ik in december heb gekocht en gekregen.

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Review: Nevermore (Nevermore, #1) – Kelly Creagh

  • Titel: Nevermore (Nevermore, #1)
  • Auteur: Kelly Creagh
  • Uitgeverij: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Aantal bladzijden: 543
  • Taal: Engels
  • Genre: Young Adult, paranormaal, romantiek
  • Waardering: ♥♥♥♥♥

Cheerleader Isobel Lanley is horrified when she is paired with Varen Nethers for an English project, which is due—so unfair—on the day of the rival game. Cold and aloof, sardonic and sharp-tongued, Varen makes it clear he’d rather not have anything to do with her either. But when Isobel discovers strange writing in his journal, she can’t help but give this enigmatic boy with the piercing eyes another look.

Soon, Isobel finds herself making excuses to be with Varen. Steadily pulled away from her friends and her possessive boyfriend, Isobel ventures deeper and deeper into the dream world Varen has created through the pages of his notebook, a realm where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life.

As her world begins to unravel around her, Isobel discovers that dreams, like words, hold more power than she ever imagined, and that the most frightening realities are those of the mind. Now she must find a way to reach Varen before he is consumed by the shadows of his own nightmares.

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Review: Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1) – Stephanie Perkins

  • Titel: Anna and the French Kiss
  • Auteur: Stephanie Perkins
  • Uitgeverij: Usborne Publishing
  • Aantal bladzijden: 416
  • Taal: Engels
  • Genre: Young adult, romantiek, hedendaags
  • Waardering: ♥♥♥♥

Anna has everything figured out – she was about to start senior year with her best friend, she had a great weekend job, and her huge work crush looked as if it might finally be going somewhere… Until her dad decides to send her 4383 miles away to Paris. On her own.

But despite not speaking a word of French, Anna finds herself making new friends, including Etienne, the smart, beautiful boy from the floor above. But he’s taken – and Anna might be too. Will a year of romantic near-missed end with the French kiss she’s been waiting for? Lees verder