THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO – TAYLOR JENKINS REID

Title: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo || Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid || Audiobook Narrators : Alma Cuervo, Julia Whelan, Robin Miles |Genre: Historical Fiction, Contemporary, Fiction, Adult || Publisher:  Atria Books || Year of publication: 2017|| No. of pages: 388 || Available at  Amazon, Bookdepository and Bol.com


Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life and Monique Grant, a relatively unknown magazine reporter, is the only person she wants to tell her story to. The question is why her and why now?

The story of Evelyn’s life is a tale that spans decades from the 1950’s till the late 80’s. And as we learn about Evelyn’s ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship and a great forbidden love, we also learn about the irreversible and tragic way her life intersects with Monique’s.

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MOSTLY VOID, PARTIALLY STARS – JOSEPH FINK & JEFFREY CRANOR

Title: Mostly Void, Partially Stars || Authors: Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor || Podcast Narrator : mostly Cecil Baldwin || Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Fiction, Horror || Publisher:  Harper Perennial || Year of publication: 2016 || No. of pages: 281 || Available at  Amazon, Bookdepository and Bol.com 


Mostly Void, Partially Stars introduces us to Night Vale, a town in the American Southwest where every conspiracy theory is true, and to the strange but friendly people who live there. This book is a collection of episodes from Season One of the hit podcast Welcome to Night Vale, featuring an introduction by the authors, behind-the-scenes commentary, and original illustrations by Jessica Hayworth.

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JASON REYNOLDS – LONG WAY DOWN

Title: Long Way Down || Author: Jason Reynolds|| Audiobook Narrator : Jason Reynolds ||Genre: Young Adult, Poetry, Contemporary, Fiction|| Publisher:  Atheneum/ Caitlyn Dlouhy Books || Year of publication: 2017 || No. of pages: 320 || Available at  Amazon, Bookdepository and Bol.com


Will’s older brother, Shawn has been shot and now he’s dead. Will feels a sadness so great, he can’t explain it. But in his neighbourhood there are The Rules

No. 1: Crying … Don’t. No matter what.
No. 2: Snitching … Don’t. No matter what.
No. 3: Revenge … Do. No matter what.

When 15 year old Will discovers a gun that belonged to his deceased brother. He decides to carry out rule number 3, cause he knows who he’s after. But when Will gets into the elevator on the 7th floor, a 60 second elevator ride seems to take an eternity. The elevator stops on every floor and on each floor somebody that is familiar to Will gets in. The weird thing about all of this is … that everybody that gets in is supposed to be death.

Welcome to Jason Reynolds heart wrenching tale which is a mix of Boyz in tha Hood meets A Christmas Carol.

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READY PLAYER ONE – ERNEST CLINE


Titel: Ready Player One || Auteur: Ernest Cline|| Vertaald: Ralph van der Aa || Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult || Uitgeverij:  Querido’s Uitgeverij BV, Em.|| Jaar van verschijnen: 2011 || Aantal pagina’s: 374 || ISBN Nederlandse Versie: 9789021449753 , 9789021449760 , 9789021408880 , 9789021409115 ||  Verkrijgbaar via Bol.com


Het verhaal van Ready Player One gaat als volgt … in het jaar 2045 leeft een aanzienlijk deel van de wereld in armoede. Er is een energiecrisis en banen liggen niet voor het oprapen. Daarnaast is er ook nog eens sprake van overpopulatie….in een notendop is dit de dystopische wereld van onze hoofdpersoon Wade Watts. Zijn enige weg uit deze grimmige werkelijkheid is de Oasis … een online virtuele wereld waar miljarden mensen dagelijks op inloggen. Niet alleen om te werken, scholing te volgen, naar de kerk te gaan en te winkelen, maar ook om te gamen en te reizen naar diverse virtuele planeten waar de Oasis mee is gevuld. Continue reading “READY PLAYER ONE – ERNEST CLINE”