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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Review: Everneath (Everneath, #1) – Brodi Ashton

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  • Titel: Everneath (Everneath, #1)
  • Auteur: Brodi Ashton
  • Uitgeverij: Harper Teen
  • Aantal bladzijden: 370
  • Taal: Engels
  • Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy
  • Waardering: ♥♥♥

Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath. Now she’s returned—to her old life, her family, her boyfriend—before she’s banished back to the underworld . . . this time forever. She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can’t find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.

Nikki longs to spend these precious months forgetting the Everneath and trying to reconnect with her boyfriend, Jack, the person most devastated by her disappearance—and the one person she loves more than anything. But there’s just one problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who enticed her to the Everneath in the first place, has followed Nikki home. Cole wants to take over the throne in the underworld and is convinced Nikki is the key to making it happen. And he’ll do whatever it takes to bring her back, this time as his queen.

As Nikki’s time on the Surface draws to a close and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she is forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole’s queen. Lees verder

Review: Light Shadows, (Dark Light, #3) – S.L. Jennings

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  • Auteur: S.L. Jennings
  • Uitgeverij: Createspace
  • Aantal bladzijden: 352
  • Taal: Engels
  • Genre: New Adult, Paranormaal, Romance
  • Waardering: ♥♥♥♥♥

Twenty-one years ago, Gabriella’s life was stolen from her before it even began. 

Orphaned at birth and encompassed in a fortress of lies to protect her identity, she never truly understood her purpose on this earth. But now that she has ascended, embracing her destiny, the ghosts of her past have come back to haunt her.

Even with insurmountable power running through her veins, part of Gabriella is irreparably broken. And with old enemies working to destroy the tiny shred of normalcy she has left, she’ll be forced to face the ugly truth about Dorian, the man she chose to love despite his darkness.

Everything she loved is a lie, and everyone she thought she knew is a stranger. And now that Gabriella is about to be thrust into the battle of her life, she discovers that she may be fighting for the wrong side. Lees verder

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.

His life depends on it. Lees verder

Review: Afterlife (Afterlife, #1) – Stephanie Hudson

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  • Titel: Afterlife (Afterlife, #1)
  • Auteur: Stephanie Hudson
  • Uitgeverij: Createspace
  • Aantal bladzijden: 436
  • Taal: Engels
  • Genre: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
  • Waardering: ♥♥♥♥♥

Afterlife… just some gothic nightclub where gossip is fuelled by the presence of a rich and unearthly, handsome family or Afterlife…the strange place where time seems to stand still and guests feel the presence of something more powerful held within the confines of the VIP.

Keira is new to this small, cold town and is running from a past that seems to feast on her darkest memories. She finds living with her sister away from English soil to be just the ticket to the new life she is trying desperately to find. So when the offer of a job at the infamous Gothic nightclub Afterlife comes along she thinks that lady luck has finally found her. That is until its seductively dark and forbidding owner Dominic Draven sets eyes on her. All at once she is captivated and plunged into a world she never knew existed but the deeper her obsession with Draven becomes, the harder it is to decide…should she stay and continue to work within the shadows of the supernatural or should she run from a madness she thinks may consume her?  Lees verder