5 Engelstalige boeken op mijn wishlist | Voorjaar 2021

Gepost op 22 april 2021 door Katja in Boeken / 0 Comments

In deze blog lees je 5 Engelstalige boeken die binnenkort uitkomen en op mijn wishlist staan. Lees snel verder om te ontdekken welk genre goed is vertegenwoordigd.

Hoe graag ik het ook zou willen… helaas wordt niet alles vertaald naar het Nederlands. Of het is nog niet bekendgemaakt of het is überhaupt nog niet op de radar bij Nederlandse uitgeverijen. Vandaar dus dat ik ook altijd een lijst bijhoud met Engelstalige boeken die verschijnen.

The Yearbook – Holly Bourne
Working on the school newspaper, Paige is used to dealing with fake stories. How popular girl Grace is a such an amazing person (lie). How Laura steals people’s boyfriends (lie). How her own family are so perfect (lie).
Now Grace and friends have picked their “best” high-school moments for Paige to put in the all-important Yearbook. And they’re not just fake. They’re poison.
But Paige has had enough of all the lies in her life. And with the help of Elijah – the only boy who could ever understand her – she’s going to reveal the truth.

In mei komt de nieuwe Bourne uit!!! Dit boek lijkt me zo’n heerlijke drama en ik ben heel benieuwd hoe de auteur deze keer in haar schrijfstijl is gegroeid.

Made in Korea – Sarah Suk
There’s nothing Valerie Kwon loves more than making a good sale. Together with her cousin Charlie, they run V&C K-BEAUTY, their school’s most successful student-run enterprise. With each sale, Valerie gets closer to taking her beloved and adventurous halmeoni to her dream city, Paris.
Enter the new kid in class, Wes Jung, who is determined to pursue music after graduation despite his parents’ major disapproval. When his classmates clamor to buy the K-pop branded beauty products his mom gave him to “make new friends,” he sees an opportunity—one that may be the key to help him pay for the music school tuition he knows his parents won’t cover…
What he doesn’t realize, though, is that he is now V&C K-BEAUTY’s biggest competitor.
Stakes are high as Valerie and Wes try to outsell each other, make the most money, and take the throne for the best business in school—all while trying to resist the undeniable spark that’s crackling between them. From hiring spies to all-or-nothing bets, the competition is much more than either of them bargained for.
But one thing is clear: only one Korean business can come out on top.

Aangezien K-beauty steeds groter wordt, viel me dit boek meteen op. Ik ben voornamelijk nieuwsgierig naar de setting en in hoeverre het boek ingaat op de zakelijke ideeën.

Becoming Mila – Estelle Maskame
Sixteen-year-old Mila lives in LA with her mom and A-list actor dad, whose fame constantly thrusts their lives into the media spotlight. But when Mila’s antics around town make waves ahead of her dad’s next big movie, something needs to be done. So Mila is dispatched 2,000 miles away to Nashville, Tennessee, where she can cool off for the summer with her aunt and grandfather. The perfect solution – right?
Mila’s not so sure. She’s dreading the idea of a summer away from her friends, not to mention being shipped to the other side of the country. Apprehensive and out-of-sorts when she arrives, it doesn’t take long for her to get off on the wrong foot with the mayor’s son, Blake. In spectacular style.
But Blake’s no stranger to Mila’s issues. He knows exactly what life’s like with a parent in the public eye – the pressures and politics, dramas and dynamics … Perhaps Mila and Blake have far more in common than either of them care to admit.

Wat mij meteen opviel is dat Maskame een geheel ander soort boekcover dit keer voor haar boek heeft. Zal dit te maken hebben met dat de inhoud van Becoming Mila geheel anders is dan haar andere boeken? Deze zomer zullen we het weten!

Take Me Home Tonight – Morgan Matson
Two girls. One night. Zero phones.
Kat and Stevie—best friends, theater kids, polar opposites—have snuck away from the suburbs to spend a night in New York City. They have it all planned out. They’ll see a play, eat at the city’s hottest restaurant, and have the best. Night. Ever. What could go wrong?
Well. Kind of a lot?
They’re barely off the train before they’re dealing with destroyed phones, family drama, and unexpected Pomeranians. Over the next few hours, they’ll have to grapple with old flames, terrible theater, and unhelpful cab drivers. But there are also cute boys to kiss, parties to crash, dry cleaning to deliver (don’t ask), and the world’s best museum to explore.
Over the course of a wild night in the city that never sleeps, both Kat and Stevie will get a wake-up call about their friendship, their choices…and finally discover what they really want for their future.
That is, assuming they can make it to Grand Central before the clock strikes midnight.

Yes, eindelijk weer een nieuwe Matson!! Dit boek doet me denken aan Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist. Ik kijk er in ieder geval al naar uit om te lezen wat deze twee vriendinnen binnen een nacht uitspoken in de stad die nooit slaapt.

The Box in the Woods – Maureen Johnson
Amateur sleuth Stevie Bell needs a good murder. After catching a killer at her high school, she’s back at home for a normal (that means boring) summer.
But then she gets a message from the owner of Sunny Pines, formerly known as Camp Wonder Falls—the site of the notorious unsolved case, the Box in the Woods Murders. Back in 1978, four camp counselors were killed in the woods outside of the town of Barlow Corners, their bodies left in a gruesome display. The new owner offers Stevie an invitation: Come to the camp and help him work on a true crime podcast about the case.
Stevie agrees, as long as she can bring along her friends from Ellingham Academy. Nothing sounds better than a summer spent together, investigating old murders.
But something evil still lurks in Barlow Corners. When Stevie opens the lid on this long-dormant case, she gets much more than she bargained for. The Box in the Woods will make room for more victims. This time, Stevie may not make it out alive.

Johnson komt met een nieuw deel in de Truly Devious-serie! Na de trilogie komt deze keer een stand alone met dezelfde hoofdpersoon als in de originele serie uit. Deze keer gaat de hoofdpersoon een mysterie oplossen buiten de campus van haar school. Ik zit in ieder geval al op het puntje van mijn stoel.

Zoals het nu lijkt (als ik naar deze lijst kijk) ga ik de komende maanden voornamelijk contemporary lezen. Welk genre denk jij dit voorjaar en in de zomer veel te gaan lezen?

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