TBR Juni 2022

Gepost op 30 mei 2022 door Katja in Boeken / 0 Comments

Sprookjes, K-pop en historische verhalen ben ik van plan om in juni te gaan lezen. Een mix van genres, maar een heerlijke afwisseling!

Verguld – Marissa Meyer
Wat begon als een leugentje om bestwil, eindigt in een ware nachtmerrie wanneer Serilda de duistere Erlkönig een van haar betoverende verhalen vertelt. Plotseling bevindt ze zich in een wereld waar geesten en demonen rondsluipen, en waar raven met holle ogen haar nauwlettend in de gaten houden. De koning beveelt Serilda om uit al het stro in de kerker van zijn kasteel goud te spinnen. Lukt dit niet, dan zal ze haar leugens met de dood moeten bekopen. Wanneer Serilda de hoop bijna heeft opgegeven, verschijnt er een mysterieuze jongen, wiens ziel gevangenzit in het kasteel. Hij belooft haar te helpen… tegen een prijs.

Woehoe, ik heb de gelimiteerde editie bemachtigd! En wat een parel is dat met het goud op snee, schutbladen en het boek zelf ook onder de dust jacket. Nu eens kijken of ik het verhaal net zo leuk ga vinden!

The Noh Family – Grace K. Shim
When her friends gift her a 23-and-Me test as a gag, high school senior Chloe Kang doesn’t think much of trying it out. She doesn’t believe anything will come of it–she’s an only child, her mother is an orphan, and her father died in Seoul before she was even born, and before her mother moved to Oklahoma. It’s been just Chloe and her mom her whole life. But the DNA test reveals something Chloe never expected–she’s got a whole extended family from her father’s side half a world away in Korea. Her father’s family are owners of a famous high-end department store, and are among the richest families in Seoul. When they learn she exists, they are excited to meet her. Her mother has huge reservations, she hasn’t had a great relationship with her husband’s family, which is why she’s kept them secret, but she can’t stop Chloe from travelling to Seoul to spend two weeks getting to know the Noh family.
Chloe is whisked into the lap of luxury, but something feels wrong. Chloe wants to shake it off–she’s busy enjoying the delights of Seoul with new friend Miso Dan, the daughter of one of her mother’s grade school friends. And as an aspiring fashion designer, she’s loving the couture clothes her department store owning family gives her access to. But soon Chloe will discover the reason why her mother never told her about her dad’s family, and why the Nohs wanted her in Seoul in the first place. Could joining the Noh family be worse than having no family at all?

Dit verhaal doet me een klein beetje denken aan De erfenis. Al heeft dit boek natuurlijk een geheel eigen stem en dynamiek, maar verhaalconcepten zoals De erfenis vind ik zo leuk om te lezen.

Once Upon a K-Prom – Kat Cho
Elena Soo has always felt overshadowed. Whether by her more successful older sisters, her more popular twin brother, or her more outgoing best friend, everyone except Elena seems to know exactly who they are and what they want. But she is certain about one thing – she has no interest in going to prom. While the rest of the school is giddy over corsages and dresses, Elena would rather spend her time working to save the local community center, the one place that’s always made her feel like she belonged.
So when international K-pop superstar Robbie Choi shows up at her house to ask her to prom, Elena is more confused than ever. Because the one person who always accepted Elena as she is? Her childhood best friend, Robbie Choi. And the one thing she maybe, possibly, secretly wants more than anything? For the two of them to keep the promise they made each other as kids: to go to prom together. But that was seven years ago, and with this new K-pop persona, pink hair, and stylish clothes, Robbie is nothing like the sweet, goofy boy she remembers. The boy she shared all her secrets with. The boy she used to love.
Besides, prom with a guy who comes with hordes of screaming fans, online haters, and relentless paparazzi is the last thing Elena wants – even if she can’t stop thinking about Robbie’s smile…right?

Van Kat Cho las ik vorig jaar Wicked Fox en ik ben heel benieuwd hoe ze een contemporary verhaal schrijft na haar eerdere mythische verhalen.

The Forest of Stolen Girls – June Hur
Hwani’s family has never been the same since she and her younger sister went missing and were later found unconscious in the forest, near a gruesome crime scene. The only thing they remember: Their captor wore a painted-white mask.
To escape the haunting memories of this incident, the family flees their hometown. Years later, Detective Min—Hwani’s father—learns that thirteen girls have recently disappeared under similar circumstances, and so he returns to their hometown to investigate… only to vanish as well.
Determined to find her father and solve the case that tore their family apart, Hwani returns home to pick up the trail. As she digs into the secrets of the small village—and reconnects with her now estranged sister—Hwani comes to realize that the answer lies within her own buried memories of what happened in the forest all those years ago.

Misschien omdat ik ook heel graag weer een historische k-drama wil gaan kijken, maar ik heb onwijs veel zin om daarnaast een historisch (k-drama) boek te gaan lezen. June Hur doet voor haar boeken heel veel onderzoek en dat is terug te lezen in haar gedetailleerde verhalen.

The Most Dazzling Girl in Berlin – Kip Wilson
After her eighteenth birthday, Hilde, a former orphan in 1930s Berlin, goes out into the world to discover her place in it. But finding a job is hard, at least until she stumbles into Café Lila, a vibrant cabaret full of expressive customers—and Rosa, the club’s waitress and performer. As the café and all who work there embrace Hilde, and she embraces them in turn, she discovers her voice and her own blossoming feelings for Rosa.
But Berlin is in turmoil. Between the elections, protests in the streets, and the beginning seeds of unrest in Café Lila itself, Hilde will have to decide what’s best for her future . . . and what it means to love a place on the cusp of war.

Een tijdje terug zag ik dit boek per toeval voorbij komen en toen ik hoorde dat het volledig in vers geschreven is, wist ik meteen dat ik het wilde gaan lezen!

Heb jij een genre die je graag wilt gaan lezen in juni?

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