Tuesday, 29 April 2014

The Help

Judul : The Help
Penulis : Kathryn Stockett
Tebal : 522 halaman
Penerbit : Berkley Trade

Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step.

Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone.

Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken.

Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody's business, but she can't mind her tongue, so she's lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own.

Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.

Sunday, 27 April 2014

The Truth About Forever

Judul : The Truth About Forever
Penulis : Sarah Dessen
Tebal : 391 halaman
Penerbit : Puffin Books

Sixteen-year-old Macy Queen is looking forward to a long, boring summer. Her boyfriend is going away. She's stuck with a dull-as-dishwater job at the library. And she'll spend all of her free time studying for the SATs or grieving silently with her mother over her father's recent unexpected death. But everything changes when Macy is corralled into helping out at one of her mother's open house events, and she meets the chaotic Wish Catering crew. Before long, Macy joins the Wish team. She loves everything about, the work and the people. But the best thing about Wish is Wes—artistic, insightful, and understanding Wes—who gets Macy to look at life in a whole new way, and really start living it.

Monday, 21 April 2014


Judul : Allegiant (Divergent #3)
Penulis : Veronica Roth 
Tebal : 526 halaman
Penerbit : KatherineTegen Books

The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories. 

But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love. 

Saturday, 19 April 2014

The Book Thief

Judul : The Book Thief
Penulis : Markus Zusak
Tebal : 560 halaman
Penerbit : Black Swan


1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier.

Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall.


It's a small story, about: a girl, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist fighter, and quite a lot of thievery.


Monday, 14 April 2014


Judul : Fire (Graceling Realm #2)
Penulis : Kristin Cashore
Tebal : 384 halaman
Penerbit : Gollancz

Her beauty is a weapon - and Fire is going to use it.

Fire's exceptional beauty gives her influence and power. People who are susceptible to it will do anything for her attention, and for her affection.

But beauty is only skin deep, and beneath it Fire has a human appreciation of right and wrong. Aware of her ability to influence others, and afraid of it, she lives in a corner of the world away from people - not only to protect them, but also to protect herself from their attention, their distrust, and even their hatred.

Yet Fire is not the only danger to the Dells. If she wants to protect her home, if she wants a chance to undo the wrongs of the past, she must face her fears, her abilities, and a royal court full of powerful people with reason to distrust her.

Fire is a powerful tale of intrigue, death-defying adventure, monsters and unexpected love.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

No Shame, No Fear

Judul : No Shame, No Fear (Quaker Trilogy #1)
Penulis : Ann Turnbull
Tebal : 304 halaman
Penerbit : Candlewick Press

"Don't cry. We won't be parted. I promise."

It is 1662, and England is reeling from the aftereffects of civil war, with its clashes of faith and culture. Susanna, a young Quaker girl, leaves her family to become a servant in town. Seventeen-year-old Will returns home after completing his studies to begin an apprenticeship arranged by his wealthy father. Susanna and Will meet and fall in love, but can their bond survive — no matter what? Theirs is a story that speaks across the centuries, telling of love and the fight to stay true to what is most important, in spite of parents, society, and even the law.

Sunday, 6 April 2014


Judul : Graceling (Graceling Realm #1)
Penulis : Kristin Cashore
Tebal : 496 halaman
Penerbit : Gramedia Pustaka Utama

Sejak berusia 8 tahun, Katsa sudah bisa membunuh dengan tangan kosong. Ia termasuk Graceling, kelompok langka dengan kemampuan—Bakat—luar biasa. Dan Bakat Katsa adalah membunuh. Bakat yang membuatnya menjadi algojo sang raja.

Lalu ia bertemu Pangeran Po, yang memiliki Bakat bertempur.

Ia tidak mengira akan berteman dengan Po.

Ia tidak mengira ada fakta baru tentang Bakat membunuhnya—juga rahasia mengerikan yang tersembunyi jauh... rahasia yang dapat menghancurkan tujuh kerajaan hanya dengan kata-kata.

Saturday, 5 April 2014


Judul : Reputation (Glam Girls: Rashi and The Clique #2)
Penulis : Tessa Intanya
Tebal : 346 halaman
Penerbit : Gagasmedia

Rashida Agashi Pradakso atau dikenal dengan panggilan Rashi punya segudang kelebihan yang membuat para musuhnya iri. Dia cantik, kaya, populer, dan selalu menjadi trendsetter. Di sekolahnya, ia memang bukan murid terpandai dan teladan. Tapi penggemarnya... banyak sekali.

Namun sebenarnya Rashi juga punya masalahnya sendiri. Ia tidak suka pada ibu tirinya yang centil dan norak. Ia juga dipaksa gurunya untuk mengerjakan esainya hingga selesai. Dia sudah terlalu sibuk mengurus blog fashion-nya untuk peduli dengan semua itu. Belum lagi kini muncul website baru yang isinya khusus menghina-hina dirinya. Ia harus mencari tahu si biang kerok dan membalas dendam. Reputasinya kan harus dipertahankan!

Lalu ada anak baru bernama Arian. Juara kelas, penerima beasiswa, namun hanya berstatus anak seorang guru. Entah kenapa Rashi merasa nyaman di dekat cowok itu. Padahal selama ini, ia tidak pernah melirik cowok miskin dan tidak populer seperti Arian. Ia mati-matian menyembunyikan hubungannya dengan cowok itu hanya untuk menjaga namanya sendiri.

Popularitas memang bukan segalanya, melainkan satu-satunya.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014


Judul : Restart
Penulis : Nina Ardianti
Tebal : 456 halaman
Penerbit : Gagasmedia

Syiana merasa seakan dunianya hancur saat pacarnya berselingkuh. Ia sudah lama sekali pacaran dengan Yudha dan merasa mantap dengan hubungannya itu. Karena patah hati, ia pun terus menghindar dari pria itu dan mencoba memendam kekecewaannya sendiri.

Fedrian datang di saat yang tidak tepat. Ia adalah seorang artis band rock Dejavu yang baru terkenal di Indonesia. Keduanya bertemu secara kebetulan di bar Hongkong saat salah satu teman band Fedrian sedang mabuk-mabukan. 

Kesan pertama Fedrian tidak begitu baik di mata Syiana. Ia tidak terlalu memikirkan pria itu sampai akhirnya mereka bertemu lagi. Tempat kerja Syiana sedang meluncurkan produk baru dan membutuhkan musisi untuk mewakili produk itu. Ternyata musisi tersebut adalah band Dejavu. 

Fedrian langsung tertarik pada Syiana. Ia tidak membuang waktu untuk mengejar Syiana, tidak memberi kesempatan pada gadis itu untuk menolak. Namun sayangnya, hati Syiana masih menginginkan Yudha.