Review: Slammed by Colleen Hoover

Synopsis Layken's Father died suddenly, leaving her to gather every ounce of strength to be a pillar for her family, in order to prevent their world from falling apart. Now her life is taking another unexpected turn... Layken's mother gets a job which leads to an unwanted move across country. However, a new home means... Continue Reading →

Review: Vegetarische Barbecue by Ross Dobson

Synopsis Ross Dobson turns traditional barbecue recipes into a refreshing and versatile selection for anyone who savors good food. Bullet-point review ★★★★☆ + includes vegan recipes + mostly simple to make for those new to veggie barbecues + includes sides, dips and salads  - certain things are left to the cook Full Review I don't... Continue Reading →

Review: Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

Synopsis Puffin in Bloom A new line of classics with gorgeously illustrated covers by renowned stationery brand Rifle Paper Co.s lead artist, Anna Bond. Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on... Continue Reading →

Book review: Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly (possible spoilers)

Synopsis Hidden in the Beast's library, Belle is about to discover a mysterious book and visit a glittering new world. But everything is not as it seems. When the time comes, will Belle be able to find her way back home? Or will the story take hold of her - and never let her go?... Continue Reading →

Feminist Review: Running like a Girl by Alexandra Heminsley

Synopsis Alexandra Heminsley had high hopes: the arse of an athlete, the waist of a supermodel, the speed of a gazelle. Defeated by gyms and bored of yoga, she decided to run. Her first attempt did not end well. But years later and with several marathons under her belt she agrees with her dad: you... Continue Reading →

Series review: Newsflesh trilogy

Synopsis The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beaten the common cold. But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED. Now, twenty years after the Rising, bloggers Georgia and Shaun... Continue Reading →

Review: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

Synopsis A classic novel of the 1960s, this powerful story about life in a mental hospital is told by a half-Indian patient called Chief Bromden. The Chief will not talk, and he has deceived the staff into thinking him deaf and dumb; but through his self-imposed protective fog he is an acute observer. To him... Continue Reading →

Review: Symbolism in Fairy Tales

Synopsis Het feit dat sprookjes een eeuwenlang leven beschoren is, bewijst hun grote waarde. Net als in vele mythen ligt in de sprookjes een diepe symboliek verborgen. Het is fascinerend om deze symboliek te ontdekken. Bekende en onbekende sprookjes krijgen opeen een heel andere betekenis. Wij herkennen de psychologische structuur van de mens, zijn ontwikkelingsgang... Continue Reading →

Review: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Synopsis This is the story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who dreams of travelling the world in search of a treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the exotic markets of Tangiers and then into the Egyptian desert, where a fateful encounter with the alchemist awaits... Continue Reading →

Review: De dochter by Jessica Durlacher

Synopsis Hoe verwerk je de gruwelen van de Tweede Wereldoorlog. Zwijg je erover of will je ze de wereld in smijten. Max Lipschitz, een Amsterdamse uitgever, die een poos in Californie verblijft, is duidelijk de mening toegedaan dat je beter niet te veel over het verleden kunt praten. Zijn vriendin Sabine is een ’uitspreker’, iemand... Continue Reading →

Review: Alice Murphy’s Preservation by Maria Kennedy

Synopsis Fifteen-year-old Alice Murphy is an independent-minded, offbeat young lady. Blunt, goofy and somewhat naïve, Alice longs to connect to the world around her. She has trouble fitting in at school and frequently says the wrong thing at the wrong time. Her English teacher, Mrs. Sinclair, labelled her as a B student on the first... Continue Reading →

Review: iBoy by Kevin Brooks

Synopsis What can he do with his new powers — and what are they doing to him? Before the attack, Tom Harvey was just an average teen. But a head-on collision with high technology has turned him into an actualized App. Fragments of a shattered iPhone are embedded in his brain. And they're having an... Continue Reading →

Review: This House is Haunted by John Boyne

Synopsis 'I blame Charles Dickens for the death of my father...' Eliza Caine arrives in Norfolk to take up her position as governess at Gaudlin Hall on a dark and chilling night. As she makes her way across the station platform, a pair of invisible hands push her into the path of an approaching train.... Continue Reading →

Review: The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells

Synopsis Man had not yet learned to fly when H.G. Wells conceived this story of a Martian attack on England. Giant cylinders crash to Earth, disgorging huge, unearthly creatures armed with heat-rays and fighting machines. Amid the boundless destruction they cause, it looks as if the end of the world has come. Bullet-point review ★★★★☆... Continue Reading →

Review: How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

Synopsis Though they have the vote and the Pill and haven't been burned as witches since 1727, life isn't exactly a stroll down the catwalk for modern women. They are beset by uncertainties and questions: Why are they supposed to get Brazilians? Why do bras hurt? Why the incessant talk about babies? And do men... Continue Reading →

Review: The Underrunners by Margaret Mahy

Synopsis Synopsis from Goodreads: Tris understands underrunners, the vast network of tunnels that create great crumbling holes and gashes on his land. He won't share this world with anyone--until he meets Winola. . . . Master of suspense Margaret Mahy spins a thrilling tale of mystery and intrigue. Bullet-point review ★☆☆☆☆ + potential - odd... Continue Reading →

Review: Die Braut sagt leider nein by Kerstin Gier

Synopsis Es ist nie zu spät Elisabeth schwebt auf Wolke sieben. Aber je näher die geplante Traumhochzeit rückt und je weiter der Bau des Traumhauses fortschreitet, desto größer werden ihre Zweifel, ob sie wirklich den Traummann gefunden hat. Während Alex als Architekt in einer anderen Stadt arbeitet, muss sie sich allein mit den Hochzeitsvorbereitungen, den... Continue Reading →

Review: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

Synopsis Jason has a problem. He doesn’t remember anything before waking up in a bus full of kids on a field trip. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper, and a best friend named Leo. They’re all students at a boarding school for “bad kids.” What did Jason do to end up here? And where... Continue Reading →

Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Synopsis In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught. Young captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Caleaena must represent the prince in a... Continue Reading →

Review: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Synopsis The story of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is very difficult to describe. Usually we give some clues about the book on the cover, but in this case we think that would spoil the reading of the book. We think it is important that you start to read without knowing what is is... Continue Reading →

Review: Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally

Synopsis Synopsis from Goodreads: In the shadow of Auschwitz, a flamboyant German industrialist grew into a living legend to the Jews of Cracow. He was a womaniser, a heavy drinker and a bon viveur, but to them he became a saviour. This is the extraordinary story of Oskar Schindler, who risked his life to protect... Continue Reading →

Review: Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

Synopsis The year is 1954. U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels and his new partner, Chuck Aule, have come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane, to investigate the disappearance of a patient. Multiple murderess Rachel Solando is loose somewhere on this remote and barren island, depite having been kept in a locked... Continue Reading →

Review: Stupid White Men by Michael Moore

Synopsis Stupid White Men tells you everything you need to know about how the great and the good screw us over. It reveals- among other things – how 'President' Bush stole an election aided only by his brother, cousin, his dad's cronies, electoral fraud and tame judges; how the rich stay rich while forcing the... Continue Reading →

Review: Eye of the Beholder by Harimandir Khalsa and Donna Henderson

Synopsis Eye of the Beholder is offered as a resource to complement your current meditation practice or to give you a place to begin. Colorful mandalas and gentle suggestions will help you close the outer doors of your busy world and open the inner doors to your soul, which is beautiful. So, open the cover... Continue Reading →

Review: The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

Synopsis As my copy of the book came without a synopsis, I took the English one from Goodreads. The story begins with a lonely boy named Bastian and the strange book that draws him into the beautiful but doomed world of Fantastica. Only a human can save this enchanted place--by giving its ruler, the Childlike... Continue Reading →

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