Sunday, 18 June 2017

Throne of Glass


Judul : Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1)
Penulis : Sarah J. Maas
Tebal : 404 halaman
Penerbit : Bloomsbury USA Childrens

In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king's champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien.

The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass--and it's there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena's fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.
 

Coraline


Judul : Coraline
Penulis : Neil Gaiman
Tebal : 162 halaman
Penerbit : Harper Entertainment

When Coraline explores her new home, she steps through a door and into another house just like her own... except that it's different. It's a marvelous adventure until Coraline discovers that there's also another mother and another father in the house. They want Coraline to stay with them and be their little girl. They want to keep her forever!

Coraline must use all of her wits and every ounce of courage in order to save herself and return home.

Montase


Judul : Montase
Penulis : Windry Ramadhina
Tebal : 368 halaman
Penerbit : Gagasmedia

Pertemuan Rayyi dan Haru terjadi di IKJ, Institut Kesenian Jakarta. Keduanya sama-sama mempelajari dunia film. Haru dengan film-film dokumenternya dan Rayyi dengan bidang film sinetronika sesuai ambisi ayahnya.

Tapi yang ayah Rayyi tidak tahu, putra tunggalnya tidak pernah tertarik dengan sinetron-sinetron yang dihasilkan rumah produksinya. Rayyi menyukai film dokumenter dan dia diam-diam mengikuti sayembara pembuatan film itu.

Di situlah Rayyi bertemu dengan Haru.

Haru adalah sosok idealis yang mencintai dunia. Dia ceroboh, ceria, dan selalu terlambat datang. Awalnya, Rayyi tidak menyukai gadis itu karena merasa gadis itu saingannya yang paling berat. Tapi koneksi tetap terbentuk di antara mereka karena rasa suka keduanya pada film-film dokumenter.

Dan Rayyi jatuh cinta pada gadis Jepang itu.

Ini kisah tentang cita-cita dan seberapa berani kita meraihnya.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children


Judul : Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children 
(Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children #1)
Penulis : Ransom Riggs
Tebal : 382 halaman
Penerbit : Quirk Books

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that Miss Peregrine's children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

Silver Shadows


Judul : Silver Shadows (Bloodlines #5)
Penulis : Richelle Mead
Tebal : 380 halaman
Penerbit : Penguin Books Ltd

Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists.

Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive. 

For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves. Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause, but the battle proves daunting as old demons and new temptations begin to seize hold of him. . . .

Monday, 29 May 2017

The Demon King


Judul : The Demon King (Seven Realms #1)
Penulis : Cinda Williams Chima
Tebal : 506 halaman
Penerbit : Hyperion Books

One day Han Alister catches three young wizard setting fire to the sacred mountain of Hanalea. Han takes an amulet away from Micah Bayar, son of the High Wizard, to ensure the boy won’t use it against him. The amulet once belonged to the Demon King, who nearly destroyed the world a millennium ago. With a magical piece so powerful at stake, Han knows that the Bayars will stop at nothing to get it back.

Meanwhile, Princess Raisa ana’Marianna has her own battle to fight. She’s just returned to court after three years of riding and hunting with her father’s family. Raia aspires to be like Hanalea, the legendary warrior queen who killed the Demon King and saved the world. But it seems that her mother has other plans for her—plans that include a suitor who goes against everything the Queendom stands for.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

The Fiery Heart


Judul : The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines #4)
Penulis : Richelle Mead
Tebal : 420 halaman
Penerbit : Penguin Books Ltd

Sydney always believed that alchemists were born to protect vampire secrets and human lives - until she met Marcus and turned her back on everything she once knew.

But she's not free yet. When her sister Zoe arrives, Sydney can only tell her half-truths about her past. And with every word she risks exposure - and the fatal consequences.

Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney must choose her path once and for all. Even if that means harnessing her magical powers to destroy the way of life she was raised to defend...

Monday, 22 May 2017

Dear Nathan


Judul : Dear Nathan
Penerbit : Erisca Febriani
Tebal : 520 halaman
Penerbit : Best Media

Berawal dari keterlambatan mengikuti upacara pertama di sekolah baru, Salma Alvira bertemu dengan seorang cowok yang membantunya menelusup lewat gerbang samping. Selidik punya selidik, cowok itu ternyata bernama Nathan; murid nakal yang sering jadi bahan gosip anak satu sekolah. Beberapa rangkaian kejadian pun terjadi, yang justru menghantarkan Salma untuk menjadi kian lebih dekat dengan Nathan. Dua kepribadian yang saling bertolak belakang, seperti langit dan bumi; yang tidak bisa bersatu tapi saling melengkapi. Novel ini mengisahkan tentang masa indah putih abu-abu, persahabatan, pelajaran kehidupan, dan pentingnya untuk selalu menghargai perasaan.

Critical Eleven


Judul : Critical Eleven
Penulis : Ika Natassa
Tebal : 344 halaman
Penerbit : Gramedia Pustaka Utama

Dalam dunia penerbangan, dikenal istilah critical eleven, sebelas menit paling kritis di dalam pesawat—tiga menit setelah take off dan delapan menit sebelum landing—karena secara statistik delapan puluh persen kecelakaan pesawat umumnya terjadi dalam rentang waktu sebelas menit itu. It's when the aircraft is most vulnerable to any danger.

In a way, it's kinda the same with meeting people. Tiga menit pertama kritis sifatnya karena saat itulah kesan pertama terbentuk, lalu ada delapan menit sebelum berpisah—delapan menit ketika senyum, tindak tanduk, dan ekspresi wajah orang tersebut jelas bercerita apakah itu akan jadi awal sesuatu ataukah justru menjadi perpisahan.

Ale dan Anya pertama kali bertemu dalam penerbangan Jakarta-Sydney. Tiga menit pertama Anya terpikat, tujuh jam berikutnya mereka duduk bersebelahan dan saling mengenal lewat percakapan serta tawa, dan delapan menit sebelum berpisah Ale yakin dia menginginkan Anya.

Kini, lima tahun setelah perkenalan itu, Ale dan Anya dihadapkan pada satu tragedi besar yang membuat mereka mempertanyakan pilihan-pilihan yang mereka ambil, termasuk keputusan pada sebelas menit paling penting dalam pertemuan pertama mereka.

Diceritakan bergantian dari sudut pandang Ale dan Anya, setiap babnya merupakan kepingan puzzle yang membuat kita jatuh cinta atau benci kepada karakter-karakternya, atau justru keduanya.
 

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Three Dark Crowns


Judul : Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns #1)
Penulis : Kendare Blake
Tebal : 416 halaman
Penerbit : Harper Teen

In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose...it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins.

The last queen standing gets the crown. 

Red Queen


Judul : Red Queen (Red Queen #1)
Penulis : Victoria Aveyard
Tebal : 388 halaman
Penerbit : Harper Teen

Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly Reds, destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. Mare steals what she can to help her family survive, but a twist of fate leads her to the royal palace itself where, in front of the king and all his nobles, she discovers an ability she didn’t know she had. Except . . . her blood is Red.

To hide this impossibility, the king forces her into the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, her actions put into motion a deadly and violent dance, pitting prince against prince and Mare against her own heart.

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell


Judul : Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Penulis : Susanna Clarke
Tebal : 1006 halaman
Penerbit : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

The year is 1806, England is beleaguered by the long war with Napoleon, and centuries have passed since practical magicians faded into the nation's past. But scholars of this glorious history discover that one remains, the reclusive Mr Norrell, whose displays of magic send a thrill through the country. Proceeding to London, he raises a beautiful woman from the dead and summons an army of ghostly ships to terrify the French. Yet the cautious, fussy Norrell is challenged by the emergence of another magician: the brilliant novice Jonathan Strange. Young, handsome and daring, Strange is the very antithesis of Norrel. So begins a dangerous battle between these two great men which overwhelms that between England and France. And their own obsessions and secret dabblings with the dark arts are going to cause more trouble than they can imagine.

Friday, 21 April 2017

Shadow and Bone


Judul : Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1)
Penulis : Leigh Bardugo
Tebal : 308 halaman
Penerbit : Indigo

The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, crawling with monsters that feast on human flesh, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka.

Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a unique power that thrusts her into the lavish world of the kingdom's magical elite - the Grisha. Could she be the key to unravelling the dark fabric of the Shadow Fold and setting Ravka free?

The Darkling, a creature of seductive charm and terrifying power, leader of the Grisha. If Alina is to fulfil her destiny, she must discover how to unlock her gift and face up to her dangerous attraction to him.

But what of Mal, Alina's childhood best friend? As Alina contemplates her dazzling new future, why can't she ever quite forget him?

Metropolis


Judul : Metropolis
Penulis : Windry Ramadhina
Tebal : 354 halaman
Penerbit : Grasindo

Setiap kota punya sisi gelap dan di sana mereka—mafia—berpesta.

Bram, polisi muda yang cerdas, anak seorang pecandu yang mati dibunuh pengedar. Miaa, perempuan misterius yang tidak pernah memiliki ayah. Johan, laki-laki yang lahir di kalangan mafia dan punya banyak piutang nyawa. Indira, perempuan berhati bersih, orang yang salah di tempat yang salah.

Keempatnya tenggelam dalam kegelapan metropolis, di tengah-tengah konflik antargeng pengedar narkotika Jakarta. Tapi, mereka tidak hitam, bukan pula putih sepenuhnya. Mereka manusia biasa yang punya ambisi, memendam niat buruk, melakukan kesalahan, serta merasakan benci dan cinta.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Everything, Everything


Judul : Everything, Everything
Penulis : Nicola Yoon
Tebal : 310 halaman
Penerbit : Corgi Children

Madeline Whittier is allergic to the outside world. So allergic, in fact, that she has never left the house in all of her seventeen years. But when Olly moves in next door, and wants to talk to Maddie, tiny holes start to appear in the protective bubble her mother has built around her. Olly writes his IM address on a piece of paper, shows it at her window, and suddenly, a door opens. But does Maddie dare to step outside her comfort zone?

Out of the Easy


Judul : Out of the Easy
Penulis : Ruta Sepetys
Tebal : 346 halaman
Penerbit : Penguin Books Ltd

Out of the Easy is set against the vivid backdrop of 1950s New Orleans. Written by New York Times bestselling author Ruth Sepetys, this novel has something for everyone: love, mystery, murder, blackmail and warmth.

Josie Moraine wants out of The Big Easy - she needs more than New Orleans can offer. Known locally as a brothel prostitute's daughter, she dreams of life at an elite college, far away from here.

But then a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie caught between her ambition and a clandestine underworld. New Orleans is luring Josie deeper in as she searches for the truth, and temptation beckons at every turn.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

The Lost Prince


Judul : The Lost Prince (Call of the Forgotten #1)
Penulis : Julie Kagawa
Tebal : 377 halaman
Penerbit : Harlequin Teen

Don’t look at Them.
Never let Them know
you can see Them.


That is Ethan Chase’s unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he’d dare to fall for.

Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister’s world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.

My name is Ethan Chase.
And I may not live to see my
eighteenth birthday.

Therese Raquin


Judul : Therese Raquin
Penulis : Emile Zola
Tebal : 336 halaman
Penerbit : Gramedia Pustaka Utama

Di sebuah apartemen kumuh di Passage du Pont-Neuf, Paris, Therese Raquin terjebak dalam pernikahan tanpa cinta dengan Camille, sepupunya yang sakit-sakitan. Namun hari-harinya yang sungguh membosankan tiba-tiba berubah ketika dia menjalin hubungan gelap dengan Laurent, teman suaminya. Gairah cinta mereka yang tak kenal batas akhirnya menjerumuskan pasangan kekasih ini ke dalam perbuatan kriminal yang akan menghantui mereka selamanya.

Friday, 6 January 2017

Romance Reading Challenge 2016 (Wrap Up Post)


Eh, iya. Ketinggalan satu wrap up lagi. Kali ini bergenre romance dan saya bakal memisahkan daftarnya berdasarkan tema yang audah ditentukan.

1.   Out of the Century

2.   Your Opposite Perspective
      - Transcendence by Shay Savage

3.   Books to Movie

4.   Royal Love
      - Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

5.   Trip to Europe

6.   Enemies Turn Lovers
      - Love, Curse, & Hocus Pocus by Karla M. Nashar

7.   Third Instalment

8.   Chunkster Books
      - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon 

9.   Native Language
10. Darker Part of Romance

11. Superheroines

12. Love in the Spotlight

13. School's Day
      - Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell 
      - P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

14. Out of Normal
      - Angelfall by Susan Ee 

15. Men in Uniform

Jadi, totalnya ada 33 buku. Lumayan. Bahkan masuk ke kategori Hopeless Romantic (>30 buku). Hihi...


Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Read Big Reading Challenge 2016 (Wrap Up Post)


Aha! Siapa yang takut buku dengan ketebalan lebih dari 500 halaman? Saya sih tidak, kecuali buku textbook. Justru kata saya, buku tebal biasanya ceritanya lebih kompleks dan saya juga bisa berkenalan dengan tokoh-tokohnya lebih dalam lagi.

Untuk reading challenge satu ini, saya membaca:
1.   Twice Loved by LaVyrle Spencer (620 halaman)
2.   Dark Places by Gillian Flynn (560 halaman)
3.   The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (576 halaman)
4.   The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly (502 halaman)
5.   Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (1128 halaman)
6.   Cress by Marissa Meyer (550 halaman)
7.   Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (512 halaman)
8.   Winter by Marissa Meyer (823 halaman)
9.   Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (568 halaman)
10. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (672 halaman)
11. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (528 halaman)

Saya masuk kategori Heavyweight (>8 buku). Begitulah. Saya juga berhasil menyelesaikan 1 buku kelas khusus: Incredible Hulk (tebal >1000 halaman). Tapi saya lumayan tepar baca Outlander. Romance-nya kebanyakan untuk jumlah halaman segitu.  

Young Adult Reading Challenge 2016 (Wrap Up Post)


Saatnya, Wrap Up Post buat reading challenge tahun 2016. Yang pertama kategori Young Adult. Karena sebagian besar bacaan saya masuk kategori itu, jadi jumlahnya lumayan banyak.

Berikut daftarnya:
1.   Uprooted by Naomi Novik
2.   Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
3.   Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
4.   Happily Ever After by Winna Efendi
5.   The 5th Wave by Rick Yance
6.   A Million Suns by Beth Revis
7.   The Book of Lost Things by John Connoly
8.   The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
9.   Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Books read in 2016

Yihaaaa!!! Satu tahun lagi sudah berlalu. Cepat sekali. Saya bahkan tidak tahu ke mana satu tahun ini pergi. Tiba-tiba sudah 2017 lagi.

Tahun 2016 adalah tahun tersibuk saya. Di awal tahun saya menargetkan diri untuk membaca 65 buku. Tapi ternyata saya hanya berhasil menyelesaikan 55 buku saja. 

List of books read in 2016 (based on genre):

A. Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction

B. Young Adult & Teenlit

D. Historical Romance

E. Classic Literature & Historical Fiction

F. General Fiction & Nonfiction

G. Suspense, Mystery & Thriller

H. Paranormal Romance

Selama tahun 2016 saya sadar kalau saya lebih memilih cerita yang ringan dan tidak banyak mikir. Kebanyakan lebih karena untuk mengejar target baca. Lagipula saya hampir tidak bisa menemukan waktu baca selain beberapa menit sebelum tidur. Tentu saja saya pasti memilih Young Adult Fantasy di atas segala genre. Dan... saya membaca banyak buku bagus yang akhirnya masuk ke dalam daftar buku favorit saya sepanjang masa.

Untuk tahun 2017 saya menargetkan 65 buku, balas dendam karena tidak tercapai jumlah segitu di tahun lalu. Saya juga akan mengurangi jumlah reading challenge dan hanya mengikuti yang goodreads saja. Seandainya saya dibayar untuk membaca. :(

Top 10 best books I read in 2016 (not in order):
1.   Winter by Marissa Meyer (young adult fantasy)
2.   The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (historical fiction)
3.   Portrait in Sepia by Isabel Allende (historical fiction)
4.   Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (young adult fantasy)
5.   The Rose Society by Marie Lu (young adult fantasy)
6.   The Midnight Star by Marie Lu (young adult fantasy)
7.   Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma (young adult)
8.   Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (young adult)
9.   Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins (young adult)
10. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (romance)

Happy New Year!!!!