Na een korte zomerpauze zijn we weer helemaal up to speed bij Geekish en doen we natuurlijk gewoon weer mee met de Friday Five! Vandaag op het programma vijf auteurs waar ik minstens vijf boeken van in mijn kast heb staan. Ik lees best divers, dus dit was nog even zoeken. Maar natuurlijk heb ik ook mijn favorieten. Lees verder en wellicht haal je hier nog wel een boekentip uit. De auteurs staan netjes op volgorde, van meeste boeken (bijna 50 stuks!) naar minste (‘slechts’ vijf).
Flaptekst van mijn favo:
Under the streets of London there’s a place most people could never even dream of. A city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, knights in armour and pale girls in black velvet. This is the city of the people who have fallen between the cracks.
Richard Mayhew, a young businessman, is going to find out more than enough about this other London. A single act of kindness catapults him out of his workday existence and into a world that is at once eerily familiar and utterly bizarre. And a strange destiny awaits him down here, beneath his native city: Neverwhere.
Flaptekst van mijn bíjna favo:
(omdat er spoilers zullen staan in de flaptekst van The Mark of Athena, kies ik hier voor de flaptekst van het eerste deel uit deze reeks, The Lost Hero)
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 his best friend is a guy named Leo. They’re all students at the Wilderness School, a boarding school for “bad kids,” as Leo puts it. What did Jason do to end up here? And where is here, exactly? Jason doesn’t know anything—except that everything seems very wrong.
PIPER HAS A SECRET. Her father has been missing for three days, ever since she had that terrifying nightmare about his being in trouble. Piper doesn’t understand her dream, or why her boyfriend suddenly doesn’t recognize her. When a freak storm hits during the school trip, unleashing strange creatures and whisking her, Jason, and Leo away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood, she has a feeling she’s going to find out, whether she wants to or not.
LEO HAS A WAY WITH TOOLS. When he sees his cabin at Camp Half-Blood, filled with power tools and machine parts, he feels right at home. But there’s weird stuff, too—like the curse everyone keeps talking about, and some camper who’s gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist that each of them—including Leo—is related to a god. Does this have anything to do with Jason’s amnesia, or the fact that Leo keeps seeing ghosts?
Flaptekst van mijn favo (in dit geval 11.22.63 want iedereen weet wel waar It over gaat):
On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed.
If you had the chance to change history, would you?
Would the consequences be worth it?
Flaptekst van mijn favo:
Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who’s ever been chosen.
That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right.
Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here — it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up.
Boeken in mijn bezit: 5 (ik heb hem pas net ‘ontdekt’ vorig jaar dus dit is pas het begin)
Favoriet: The Midnight Library
Nog op mijn wishlist: Zo’n beetje al zijn andere boeken, dit wordt Een Collectie
Flaptekst van mijn favo:
Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices . . . Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets?
Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better?
Dit zijn de andere blogs die ook mee doen met The Friday Five, op alfabetische volgorde:
- Conny (Connies Boekkies)
- Eline (Elinebooks)
- Emmy (Zon en Maan)
- Joost (NerdyGeekyFanboy)
- Katja (That Blonde Woman)
- Kwante (Kwante in Wonderland)
- Laurie (Laurieleest)
- Luna (Leesdame)
- Nienke (Booksometea)
- Patricia (Donderdesign)
- Rianne (Riannewarmerdam.com)