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Month: October 2012

Review for Jongensdroom

Review for Jongensdroom

Jongensdroom Mooi boek over acceptatie en over mensen die in het verkeerde lichaam zijn geboren.
Ik heb er meer gelezen maar toch is elk boek anders. Ik was blij om te zien dat de reacties van de mensen ook echt leken. Soms heb je boeken waar mensen alles maar accepteren, geen drama, geen tranen, geen bedenkingen. Gelukkig had deze het niet, je ziet gewoon de moeilijkheid tussen alle mensen langzaam maar zeker komen.

3 Stars

Review for Zij en haar

Review for Zij en haar

Zij en haar Mooi boek over een meisje dat er achter komt dat ze op meiden valt. Alles van dat ze eerst toch probeert met een jongen verkering te hebben en dat dat niet goed gaat tot de langzame acceptatie van dat ze op meiden valt.

Vooral het einde vond ik mooi en sloot alles goed af.

4 Stars

Review for Na Gebruik Weggooien – Van Vaderwens Tot Wensvader

Review for Na Gebruik Weggooien – Van Vaderwens Tot Wensvader

Na Gebruik Weggooien - Van Vaderwens Tot Wensvader 2 dingen die ik zal zeggen:

1. Die vrouwen zijn echt erg, ik had af en toe gewoon zin om het boek dicht te doen en niet verder te lezen. Het begon allemaal mooi, maar zodra de buit (de kinderen) binnen waren veranderden ze en werden ze echt krengen (als Moniet dat niet al was vanaf het begin, want dat gevoel heb ik wel).

2. De man (Job), ik vond hem af en toe best een watje. Ondanks alles toch nog een tweede kind gaan maken? Terwijl alles zo loopt? Alle problemen, alle dingen. Ergens snap ik hem wel, hij vindt het leuk, nog een kindje erbij. Maar anderzijds, vind ik het idioot. Er is nog niks geregeld voor zijn eerste kindje met de 2 vrouwen, communicatie loopt stroef, zijn ouders worden afgekraakt en toch, doet ie het en denkt ie dat het allemaal wel goed komt..

Interessant boek, maar ik had af en toe zin om mijn boek dicht te doen en niet verder te lezen. Uiteindelijk wel gedaan, maar ik ben heel blij dat ik het uit heb.

Ik zou het niet echt aan iemand aanraden.

2 Stars

Review for Shelter Me

Review for Shelter Me

Shelter Me The book was okish, I was attracted by the boarding school/war blurb.

There were some things I didn’t like though. The ending for example, that she gets thrown into prostitution . But also the fact that they tried to run away and failed hopelessly.

2 Stars

Review for Zom-B (Zom-B, #1)

Review for Zom-B (Zom-B, #1)

Zom-B (Zom-B, #1) Wow, just wow. The book was amazing.

It all starts with zombies attacking a small village in Ireland. Very gruesome things happen (and it doesn’t help if you are already sick) and then we switch to another city, Londen.
On the news and internet there is all kinds of news about zombies attacking, soldiers fighting them off and more. No one believes it, and I can’t blame them. With the technology these days you can do a lot.
B (we will find their name out later in the book) just continues their live. Not that it is a fun life for a lot of the time. Having a dad who is often drunk, is a racist/fascist and who beats his child and his wife. School is no fun. Luckily B has good friends, a nice tight group with nicknames fitting to them.
For the most of the book there are no zombies. Only mentioned occasionally when the group is viewing some youtube clip, or when it is mentioned on the news or internet.
Most of the book is about B and how they react to their dad. B feels pressured, loves dad but yet also hates him for the views he has, the beatings and the way he pushes his views on B.
B makes mistakes, fights and argues with people who are of a different colour. I still think B is a good kid, even when they make mistakes you can see clearly they don’t want it, they are struggling.

Then at about page 100 we get zombies entering the school. Chaos spreading. Truly Darren Shan does his best again, the details of how people turned to zombie or how they got eaten (and the pictures don’t really help) made me even sicker then I was. I almost felt like I was there.

We find out that the hooded mutants(?) who B encountered earlier are planning this, with a whistle they control the hordes of zombies. They locked up the school so that no one can ever leave.
My biggest shock came when the remaining group found 2 gunmen, B’s dad and someone else. I always thought B was a guy, but actually B is a girl. But the way she reacted, the way she acted and other things clearly let me think she was a guy. I can’t find any other hints about B being a girl. But at the end of the book, B’s dad says people should move because it is his daughter. B actual name is Becky.
I was kinda sad that B died (and such gruesome way to go).

I recommend this book to everyone who can handle gore and who are fans of Darren Shan, you won’t be disappointed. It is a great book and I can’t wait until the second book comes out.

5 Stars

Review for The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)

Review for The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)

The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1) Imagine a village, in a forest. Sounds lovely no? Now add a fence surrounding it, also add some zombies. Now it doesn’t sound so lovely.
Welcome in the world where Mary lives. A world where zombies took over and the living live in small communities surrounded by fences.

The book was great. I loved the settings, loved the secrets that slowly unfolded.
I didn’t always like Mary, sometimes she was just a bit to egotistical. She is willing to sacrifice a whole lot just for a story she heard when she was little. A story about the ocean. And she won’t stop until she gets there, no matter what it takes. I didn’t like that she couldn’t pick between the two brothers and how she just went from one to the other.

I still hope that we will find out more about how the zombies came in existence in the next books, because not many questions were answered.
I would also love to know why the sisters sent Gabrielle to the zombies. Was there a reason? Was she turning or did they just not want anyone to know about the other villages.

The ending was too sudden. What happened to the other people? Where did she go? Was she just accepted like that? From what I can see the next book is about Mary’s daughter. I just hope in the book they will let us know what happened and not just skip and let us in the dark.

Good book for everyone looking for mystery and zombies. 🙂

4 Stars