Thursday, 22 August 2019

Words of Radiance

Judul : Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive #2)
Penulis : Brandon Sanderson
Tebal : 1310 halaman
Penerbit : Tor Fantasy

The Knights Radiant must stand again.

The ancient oaths have at last been spoken; the spren return. Men seek what was lost; I fear the quest will destroy them.

It is the nature of the magic. A broken soul has cracks into which something else can be fit. Surgebindings, the power of creation themselves; they can brace a broken soul, but they can also widen its fissures.

The Windrunner is lost in a shattered land, balanced upon the boundary between vengeance and honor. The Lightweaver, slowly being consumed by her past, searches for the lie she must become. The Bondsmith, born in blood and death, now strives to rebuild what was destroyed. The Explorer, straddling the fates of two peoples, is forced to choose between slow death and a terrible betrayal of all she believes.

It is past time for them to awaken, for the Everstorm looms.

And the Assassin has arrived.

Throne of Fire

Judul : The Throne of Fire (The Kance Chronicles #2)
Penulis : Rick Riordan
Tebal : 452 halaman
Penerbit : Dysney Hyperion Books

Ever since the gods of Ancient Egypt were unleashed in the modern world, Carter Kane and his sister Sadie have been in trouble. As descendants of the House of Life, the Kanes have some powers at their command, but the devious gods haven't given them much time to master their skills at Brooklyn House, which has become a training ground for young magicians. 

And now their most threatening enemy yet - the chaos snake Apophis - is rising. If they don't prevent him from breaking free in a few days' time, the world will come to an end. In other words, it's a typical week for the Kane family. 

To have any chance of battling the Forces of Chaos, the Kanes must revive the sun god Ra. But that would be a feat more powerful than any magician has ever accomplished. 

First they have to search the world for the three sections of the Book of Ra, then they have to learn how to chant its spells. Oh, and did we mention that no one knows where Ra is exactly? 


Judul : Vengeful (Villains #2)
Penulis : V.E. Schwab
Tebal : 575 halaman
Penerbit : Titan Publishing Group

Eli Ever and Victor Vale were only medical students when their mutual discovery that near-death experiences can, under the right conditions, manifest extraordinary abilities.

They were best friends, and rivals, and then enemies. They were dead, then alive, and then---Eli killed Victor, once and for all.

Or so he thought---but Sydney Clarke felt otherwise, and used her own superpower to tip the scales. Now, a trio hides in the shadows, while another takes advantages of post-death life to take over the city of Merit.

If there can be life after death—will there be calm after vengeance, or will chaos rule?

The Girl of Fire and Thorns

Judul : The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns #1)
Penulis : Rae Carson
Tebal : 423 halaman
Penerbit : Greenwillow Books

Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness. Elisa is the chosen one. But she is also the younger of two princesses. The one who has never done anything remarkable, and can't see how she ever will. Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs her to be the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.

And he's not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies, seething with dark magic, are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people's savior. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.

Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn't die young. Most of the chosen do.

Sunday, 28 July 2019

Five Feet Apart

Judul : Five Feet Apart
Penulis : Rachael Lippincott
Tebal : 328 halaman
Penerbit : Gramedia Pustaka Utama

Bisakah kau mencintai seseorang yang tidak bisa kausentuh? Stella Grant suka memegang kendali. Hanya satu yang tak bisa dia kendalikan, yaitu penyakit fibrosis kistik yang membuatnya keluar masuk rumah sakit. Pada titik tersebut, yang harus Stella lakukan adalah menjauhkan diri dari siapa pun atau apa pun yang mungkin bisa menularkan infeksi dan menggagalkan transplantasi paru-paru. Terpisah dua meter. Tidak ada perkecualian. 

Satu-satunya hal yang ingin Will Newman kendalikan adalah keluar dari rumah sakit. Dia tidak peduli terhadap rangkaian perawatan penyakit fibrosis kistik, juga tidak peduli dengan uji coba obat klinis baru. Lagi pula, sebentar lagi Will akan berusia delapan belas tahun. Itu artinya dia punya kendali atas dirinya dan bisa pergi untuk melihat dunia, bukannya terkungkung selamanya di rumah sakit. Will merupakan sosok yang jelas-jelas harus Stella jauhi. Begitu Will bernapas di dekat Stella, gadis itu bisa kehilangan tempat dalam daftar transplantasi paru-paru. 

Bahkan, salah satu dari mereka bisa mati. Satu-satunya cara agar mereka tetap hidup adalah dengan tetap terpisah—menjaga jarak. Namun, seiring waktu, terpisah dua meter terasa bukan seperti antisipasi keselamatan hidup mereka. Terpisah dua meter adalah hukuman. Namun, bagaimana kalau Stella dan Will bisa mencuri sedikit ruang? Bagaimana jika jarak yang terbentang di antara mereka cukup satu setengah meter saja?


Judul : Shadowcaster (Shattered Realms #2)
Penulis : Cinda Williams Chima
Tebal : 576 halaman
Penerbit : HarperTeen

Alyssa ana’Raisa, the reluctant princess heir to the Gray Wolf throne of the Fells, feels more comfortable striking with a sword than maneuvering at court. After a brush with death, Lyss goes on the offensive, meaning to end the war that has raged her whole life. If her gamble doesn’t pay off, she could lose her queendom before she even ascends to the throne.

Across enemy lines in Arden, young rising star Captain Halston Matelon is being sent on ever more dangerous assignments. Between the terrifying rumors of witches and wolfish warriors to the north and his cruel king at home, Hal is caught in an impossible game of life and death. 

Lyss and Hal’s intricately linked fates become inseparable when they fall under the shadow of a new enemy—a force that threatens to extinguish the last rays of hope in the Shattered Realms.

The Way of Kings

Judul : The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive #1)
Penulis : Brandon Sanderson
Tebal : 1.258 halaman
Penerbit : Tor Books

I long for the days before the Last Desolation. Before the Heralds abandoned us and the Knights Radiant turned against us. When there was still magic in Roshar and honor in the hearts of men.

In the end, not war but victory proved the greater test. Did our foes see that the harder they fought, the fiercer our resistance? Fire and hammer forge a sword; time and neglect rust it away. So we won the world, yet lost it.

Now there are four whom we watch: the surgeon, forced to forsake healing and fight in the most brutal war of our time; the assassin, who weeps as he kills; the liar, who wears her scholar's mantle over a thief's heart; and the prince, whose eyes open to the ancient past as his thirst for battle wanes. 

One of them may redeem us. One of them will destroy us.