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’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?


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.