In de Epic Reads Challenge 2018 krijg je regelmatig de kans boeken te lezen die nog lang niet uit zijn! De titels voor de maanden juli tot en met december zijn bekend.
Dé Epic Reader:
- is gek op lezen
- verslindt boeken achter elkaar
- kan geen enkele Young Adult-titel laten liggen
- wil precies weten wat er allemaal uit is en nog gaat verschijnen op het gebied van Young Adults
- wil altijd nog nét even een volgende pagina, hoofdstuk, boek uitlezen en slaapt dus nooit
- weet alles te vertellen over de YA-auteurs van nu
- leeft mee en droomt over de personages uit net uitgelezen boeken
- leest zowel Engelstalig als Nederlandstalige boeken
Ben jij die Epic Reader van 2018? Doe mee aan de Epic Reads Challenge en schrijf je elke maand in voor de leukste leesclubs! De Epic Reader van 2018 is díe Young Adult-lezer die met een groot deel van de Epic Reads-leesclubs heeft meegedaan en ook op andere manieren de (Engelstalige) YA op Hebban een enthousiast, fanatiek en warm hart toedraagt.
Epic Reads is een Young Adult- en tienercommunity van het wereldwijde uitgeefconcern HarperCollins.
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe van Lauren James
A surprising and gripping sci-fi thriller with a killer twist
The daughter of two astronauts, Romy Silvers is no stranger to life in space. But she never knew how isolating the universe could be until her parents' tragic deaths left her alone on the Infinity, a spaceship speeding away from Earth.
Romy tries to make the best of her lonely situation, but with only brief messages from her therapist on Earth to keep her company, she can't help but feel like something is missing. It seems like a dream come true when NASA alerts her that another ship, the Eternity, will be joining the Infinity.
Romy begins exchanging messages with J, the captain of the Eternity, and their friendship breathes new life into her world. But as the Eternity gets closer, Romy learns there's more to J's mission than she could have imagined. And suddenly, there are worse things than being alone....
These Rebel Waves van Sara Raasch
A thrilling new fantasy series - full of deadly magic, double crosses, and a dangerous quest in a new world.
Adeluna is a soldier. Five years ago, she helped the magic-rich island of Grace Loray overthrow its oppressor, Argrid, a country ruled by religion.
But adjusting to postwar life has not been easy. When an Argridian delegate vanishes during peace talks with Grace Loray's new Council, Argrid demands brutal justice - but Lu suspects something dangerous is at work.
Devereux is a pirate. As one of the stream raiders who run rampant on Grace Loray, he scavenges the island's magic plants and sells them on the black market. But after Argrid accuses raiders of the diplomat's abduction, Vex becomes a target. An expert navigator, he agrees to help Lu find the Argridian - but the truth they uncover could be deadlier than any war.
Benat is a heretic. The crown prince of Argrid, he harbors a secret obsession with Grace Loray's forbidden magic. When Ben's father, the king, gives him the shocking task of reversing Argrid's fear of magic, Ben has to decide if one prince can change a devout country - or if he's building his own pyre.
As conspiracies arise, Lu, Vex, and Ben will have to decide who they really are...and what they are willing to become for peace.
Two Dark Reigns van Kendare Blake
Queen Katharine has waited her entire life to wear the crown. But now that she finally has it, the murmurs of dissent grow louder by the day. There's also the alarming issue of whether or not her sisters are actually dead - or if they're waiting in the wings to usurp the throne.
Mirabella and Arsinoe are alive, but in hiding on the minland and dealing with a nightmare of their own: being visited repeatedly by a specter they think might be the fabled Blue Queen. Though she says nothing, her rotting, bony finger pointing out to sea is clear enough: return to Fennbirn.
Jules, too, is in a strange place - in disguise. And her only confidants, a war-gifted girl named Emilia and her oracle friend Mathilde, are urging her to take on a role she can't imagine filling: a legion-cursed queen who will lead a rebel army to Katharine's doorstep.
This is an uprising that the mysterious Blue Queen may have more to do with than anyone could have guessed - or expected.
Broken Things van Lauren Oliver
It's been five years since Mia and Brynn murdered Summer Marks, their best friend, in the woods.
Increasingly obsessed with a novel called The Way into Lovelorn and by their fanfiction imagining of its sequel, the girls were drawn by an undertow of fantasy into the magical world they'd created. But eventually, their delusions turned sick, and the Shadow, Lovelorn's central evil, began to haunt them.
Or so the story goes. The only thing is: they didn't do it.
Brynn and Mia have both found different ways to hide from their notoriety, seeking refuge from a world that hates them-a world that will never feel magical, or safe, ever again.
On the anniversary of Summer's death, a seemingly insignificant discovery resurrects the mystery and pulls Mia and Brynn back together once again. But as past and present, fiction and reality, begin again to intertwine, Brynn and Mia must confront painful truths they tried for so long to bury-and face the long shadow of memory that has, all this time, been waiting.
In this engrossing, twisty novel, New York Times best-selling author Lauren Oliver weaves an unforgettable, mesmerising tale of exquisite obsession, spoiled innocence, and impossible friendships.
What If It’s Us van Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera
Meet Ben and Arthur. Ben is a battered dreamer who's shipping his ex-boyfriend's things back to him. Arthur is new to New York and struggling to fit in. After an memorable meet-cute in a New York post office, the boys lose touch only be be brought back together via a 'missed connection' advert. Is it fate? It looks like it. But after a series of disastrous first dates, Ben and Arthur may have to accept the universe should've minded its business.
A Very Large Expanse of Sea van Tahereh Mafi
a powerful, heartrending contemporary novel about fear, first love, and the devastating impact of prejudice.
It's 2002, a year after 9/11. It's an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who's tired of being stereotyped.
Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. She's tired of the rude stares, the degrading comments - even the physical violence - she endures as a result of her race, her religion, and the hijab she wears every day. So she's built up protective walls and refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her. Instead, she drowns her frustrations in music and spends her afternoons break-dancing with her brother.
But then she meets Ocean James. He's the first person in forever who really seems to want to get to know Shirin. It terrifies her - they seem to come from two irreconcilable worlds - and Shirin has had her guard up for so long that she's not sure she'll ever be able to let it down.