bookchallenge week 39

2 losse verhalen. de eerste gaat over de moeder van Cal en je leert haar beter kennen. het tweede verhaal gaat over captain Farley en je leert niet alleen haar beter kennen maar je leert ook meer over het verzet en ook over de broer van Mare. beiden verhalen vond ik erg goed ook al had ik met het tweede verhaal even moeite om er in te komen. het is wel slim om dit boek pas te lezen na red queen anders staan er spoilers in. er staat ook een begin in van glass sword dus het boek is geen 200 bladzijdes maar 142 bladzijdes.

25944381cruel crown – Victoria Aveyard

Two women on either side of the Silver and Red divide tell the stories no one else knows.

Discover the truth of Norta’s bloody past in these two revealing prequels to #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestseller RED QUEEN.

Queen Song

Queen Coriane, first wife of King Tiberias, keeps a secret diary—how else can she ensure that no one at the palace will use her thoughts against her? Coriane recounts her heady courtship with the crown prince, the birth of a new prince, Cal, and the potentially deadly challenges that lie ahead for her in royal life.

Steel Scars

Captain Farley was raised to be strong, but being tasked with planting the seeds of rebellion in Norta is a tougher job than expected. As she travels the land recruiting black market traders, smugglers, and extremists for her first attempt at an attack on the capital, she stumbles upon a connection that may prove to be the key to the entire operation—Mare Barrow.

Plus a Glass Sword sneak peek!

An exclusive excerpt of the hotly anticipated second book in the Red Queen series, Glass Sword, transports readers to the world of Silver tyranny, a Red dawn rising, and one girl’s resolve to break down the system that will hold her back no longer.

een leuke strip waar helaas geen vervolg van is. Leah mag na een school voor superhelden maar al snel gaat er van alles mis. de tekenstijl is zoals van een manga maar je leest hem niet op de manga manier. baal er wel van dat er hier geen vervolg van is want heb erg genoten van dit verhaal en ben wel benieuwd hoe het nu verder gaat met Leah.

9607987will supervillains be on the final? – Naomi Novik

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Temeraire novels comes the first graphic novel in a thrilling new saga about the next generation of high-flying costumed crusaders

HEROISM 101

As universities go, Liberty Vocational is the private college of choice for budding superheroes learning to master their extraordinary powers for the good of humankind. But for sixteen-year-old Leah Taymore, just making her way through classes without incident is shaping up to be a superhuman task. Star struck by legendary ex-hero turned student advisor Calvin Washington, petrified by ultrastrict dean Dr. Santos, and tongue-tied over her supercool (and handsome) classmate Paul Lyman, timid Leah fears that even her ability to manipulate atoms won’t be enough to survive the rigors of L.V.—and become a full-fledged defender of all that is right. But the real test of her mettle is yet to come, in the form of infamous supervillain Bane, who has infiltrated Liberty with a sinister plan to bring down the best and brightest heroes of tomorrow before they even take flight.

het tweede deel in the red queen serie. wat was dit boek goed en wat een einde. ben zo blij dat ik het volgende boek in de serie ook in huis heb. dit boek was spannend met een aantal wendingen die ik niet verwacht had maar ook een beetje ontroerend. Mare vecht nu tegen Maven en zijn moeder en krijgt daarbij veel hulp. er zit ook een beetje romantiek in maar het draait ook om vriendschap en familie. dit boek was echt heel goed.

23174274glass sword – Victoria Aveyard

If there’s one thing Mare Barrow knows, it’s that she’s different.
Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.
The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.
Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.
But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.
Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?
The electrifying next installment in the Red Queen series escalates the struggle between the growing rebel army and the blood-segregated world they’ve always known—and pits Mare against the darkness that has grown in her soul.