Monday, 14 October 2019

A Knight in Shining Armor


Judul : A Knight in Shining Armor (Montgomery/Taggert #13)
Penulis : Jude Deveraux
Tebal : 480 halaman
Penerbit : Pocket Books

Abandoned by a cruel fate, lovely Dougless Montgomery lies weeping upon a cold tombstone in an English church. Suddenly, the most extraordinary man appears. It is Nicholas Stafford, Earl of Thornwyck…and according to his tombstone he died in 1564.

Drawn to his side by a bond so sudden and compelling it overshadows reason, Dougless knows that Nicholas is nothing less than a miracle: a man who does not seek to change her, who finds her perfect, fascinating, just as she is. What Dougless never imagined was how strong the chains are that tie them to the past…or the grand adventure that lay before them.

Deathcaster


Judul : Deathcaster (Shattered Realms #4)
Penulis : Cinda Williams Chima
Tebal : 647 halaman
Penerbit : Harper Teen

SPLINTERED ALLEGIANCE.

Warrior Alyssa ana’Raisa would do anything to protect her home, the Fells, and her legacy, the Gray Wolf Line. But as a prisoner of Empress Celestine, Lyss is forced to turn her fearsome talents as an army commander against her beloved homeland. Refusal would swiftly lead to her death, and her death would end the Gray Wolf Line.

ANCIENT DANGER.

In Lyss’s absence, Fellsmarch Castle swarms with intrigue, deception, and a primordial threat. Destin Karn, a Southern spymaster with a hidden agenda of his own, might be the queendom’s only hope of defeating the forces aligned against the Seven Realms… as well as the enemies within the castle.

THE DEADLY COST OF PEACE.

Master storyteller Cinda Williams Chima delivers spellbinding action, bittersweet reunions, and dazzling revelations in this indispensable conclusion to the Shattered Realms series.

Master storyteller Cinda Williams Chima delivers spellbinding action, bittersweet reunions, and dazzling revelations in this indispensable conclusion to the Shattered Realms series.

Sadie


Judul : Sadie
Penulis : Courtney Summers
Tebal : 314 halaman
Penerbit : St. Martin's Press

A missing girl on a journey of revenge and a Serial-like podcast following the clues she's left behind.

Sadie hasn't had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she's been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water.

But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie's entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister's killer to justice and hits the road following a few meager clues to find him.

When West McCray—a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America—overhears Sadie's story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie's journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it's too late.

Stormcaster


Judul : Stormcaster (Shattered Realms #3)
Penulis : Cinda Williams Chima
Tebal : 535 halaman
Penerbit : Harper Teen

Vagabond seafarer Evan Strangward can move wind, waves, and weather, but his magical abilities can’t protect him forever from the brutal Empress Celestine. As Celestine’s relentless bloodsworn armies grow, Evan travels to the Fells to warn the queendom that an invasion is imminent.

If he can’t convince the Gray Wolf queen to take a stand, he knows that the Seven Realms will fall, and his last sanctuary will be destroyed. Among the dead will be the one person Evan can’t stand to lose.

Meanwhile, the queen’s formidable daughter, Princess Alyssa ana’Raisa, is already a prisoner aboard the empress’s ship, sailing east. Lyss may be the last remaining hope of bringing down the empress from within her own tightly controlled stronghold.

Then & Now: Dulu & Sekarang


Judul : Then & Now: Dulu & Sekarang
Penulis : Arleen A.
Tebal : 344 halaman
Penerbit : Gramedia Pustaka Utama

Ruita
Gadis dari suku telinga pendek. Ia tidak menyukai suku telinga panjang, apalagi kalau harus bekerja pada mereka. Tapi lalu ia melihat mata itu, mata seorang lelaki suku telinga panjang yang sorotnya seolah dapat melihat kedalaman hati Ruita.

Atamu
Ia tidak pernah menyangka akan jatuh hati pada gadis dari suku lain yang lebih rendah derajatnya. Tapi apalah arti kekuatan lelkau berusia enam musim panas bila dihadapkan pada akhir yang lama tertulis sebelum dunia diciptakan?

Rosetta
Ia punya segalanya, termasuk kekasih yang sempurna. Tapi ketika dilamar, ia menolak tanpa tahu alasannya. Ia hanya tahu hatinya menantikan orang lain, seseorang yang belum dikenalnya.

Andrew
Ia hanya punya enam bulan untuk mencari calon istri, tapi ia tak tahu dari mana harus memulai sampai ia melihat seorang gadis berambut merah. Dan begitu saja, ia tahu ia akan melakukan apa pun untuk mendapatkan gadis itu.

Ini kisah cinta biasa: tentang dua pasang kekasih yang harus berjuang demi cinta. Namun, bukankah tidak pernah ada kisah cinta yang biasa?

Rebel Spring


Judul : Rebel Spring (Falling Kingdom #2)
Penulis : Morgan Rhodes
Tebal : 401 halaman
Penerbit : Razorbill

Auranos has been conquered and the three kingdoms—Auranos, Limeros, and Paelsia—are now unwillingly united as one country called Mytica. But alluring, dangerous magic still beckons, and with it the chance to rule not just Mytica, but the world. . . .

CLEO is now a prisoner in her own palace, forced to be an ambassador for Mytica as the evil King Gaius lies to her people 

MAGNUS stands to eventually inherit the new kingdom but is still obsessed with his feelings for his adopted sister, Lucia 

LUCIA is haunted by the deadly outcome of her breathtaking display of magic that allowed her father to capture the kingdoms 

JONAS watches at the palace gates, a troop of rebels behind him, waiting for him to tell them how he plans to overtake King Gaius When Gaius announces that a road is to be built into the Forbidden Mountains, formally linking all of Mytica together, he sets off a chain of cataclysmic events that will forever change the face of this land.

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? 

Vengeful


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?

Shadowcaster


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.

The Last Star


Judul : The Last Star (The 5th Wave #3)
Penulis : Rick Yancey
Tebal : 400 halaman
Penerbit : Gramedia Pustaka Utama

Makhluk Lain itu musuh kita. Kitalah musuh kita.

Mereka ada di bawah ini, di atas sana, di mana-mana. Mereka menginginkan Bumi, mereka menginginkan kita menempatinya. Mereka datang untuk memusnahkan kita, mereka datang untuk menyelamatkan kita.

Namun di balik teka-teki ini ada satu kebenaran: Cassie dikhianati. Begitu juga Ringer. Zombie. Nugget. Dan 7,5 miliar manusia yang tadinya hidup di planet kita. Mula-mula dikhianati oleh Makhluk Lain, sekarang oleh sesamanya. Pada hari-hari terakhir, para penghuni Bumi yang tersisa harus memutuskan apa yang lebih penting: menyelamatkan diri sendiri… atau menyelamatkan apa yang menjadikan kita manusia.
 

Spinning Silver


Judul : Spinning Silver
Penulis : Naomi Novik
Tebal : 466 halaman
Penerbit : Macmillan

Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders... but her father isn't a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has loaned out most of his wife's dowry and left the family on the edge of poverty--until Miryem steps in. Hardening her heart against her fellow villagers' pleas, she sets out to collect what is owed--and finds herself more than up to the task. When her grandfather loans her a pouch of silver pennies, she brings it back full of gold.

But having the reputation of being able to change silver to gold can be more trouble than it's worth--especially when her fate becomes tangled with the cold creatures that haunt the wood, and whose king has learned of her reputation and wants to exploit it for reasons Miryem cannot understand.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

The Infinite Sea


Judul : The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave #2)
Penulis : Rick Yancey
Tebal : 400 halaman
Penerbit : Gramedia Pustaka Utama

Bagaimana cara melenyapkan miliaran manusia penghuni Bumi? Lenyapkan sisi kemanusiaan mereka.

Nyaris mustahil rasanya selamat dari empat Gelombang pertama. Tetapi Cassie Sullivan berhasil, dan sekarang ia hidup di dunia baru, dunia tanpa rasa percaya pada sesama. Saat Gelombang 5 menyapu segalanya, Cassie, Ben, dan Ringer dipaksa berhadapan dengan tujuan utama para Makhluk Lain: pemusnahan umat manusia.

Maka mereka pun terlibat dalam pertempuran terdahsyat: antara hidup dan mati, cinta dan benci, harapan dan kenyataan.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


Judul : The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Penulis : Taylor Jenkins Reid
Tebal : 400 halaman
Penerbit : Washington Square Press

Reclusive Hollywood icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant to write her story, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. 

Determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career, Monique listens in fascination. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s - and, of course, the seven husbands along the way - Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. But as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.

Flamecaster


Judul : Flamecaster (Shattered Realms #1)
Penulis : Cinda Williams Chima
Tebal : 535 halaman
Penerbit : Harper Collins

Adrian sul’Han, known as Ash, is a trained healer with a powerful gift of magic—and a thirst for revenge. Ash is forced into hiding after a series of murders throws the queendom into chaos. Now he’s closer than ever to killing the man responsible, the cruel king of Arden. With time running out, Ash faces an excruciating choice: Can he use his powers not to save a life but to take it?

Abandoned at birth, Jenna Bandelow was told that the magemark on the back of her neck would make her a target. But when the King’s Guard launches a relentless search for a girl with a mark like hers, Jenna assumes that it has more to do with her role as a saboteur than any birth-based curse. Though Jenna doesn’t know why she’s being hunted, she knows that she can’t get caught. 

Eventually, Ash’s and Jenna’s paths will collide in Arden. Thrown together by chance and joined by their hatred of the ruthless king, they will come to rescue each other in ways they cannot yet imagine.

The Other Miss Bridgerton


Judul : The Other Miss Bridgerton (Rokersbys #3)
Penulis : Julia Quinn
Tebal : 352 halaman
Penerbit : Piatkus

She was in the wrong place...

Fiercely independent and adventurous, Poppy Bridgerton will only wed a suitor whose keen intellect and interests match her own. Sadly, none of the fools from her London season qualify. While visiting a friend on the Dorset coast, Poppy is pleasantly surprised to discover a smugglers' hideaway tucked inside a cave. But her delight turns to dismay when two pirates kidnap her and take her aboard a ship, leaving her bound and gagged on the captain's bed…

He found her at the wrong time...

Known to society as a rascal and reckless privateer, Captain Andrew James Rokesby actually transports essential goods and documents for the British government. Setting sail on a time-sensitive voyage to Portugal, he's stunned to find a woman waiting for him in his cabin. Surely, his imagination is getting the better of him. But no, she is very real—and his duty to the Crown means he's stuck with her. 

Can two wrongs make the most perfect right?

When Andrew learns that she is a Bridgerton, he knows he will likely have to wed her to avert a scandal—though Poppy has no idea that he is the son of an earl and neighbor to her aristocratic cousins in Kent. On the high seas, their war of words soon gives way to an intoxicating passion. But when Andrew's secret is revealed, will his declaration of love be enough to capture her heart…?

Obsidio


Judul : Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3)
Penulis : Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Tebal : 615 halaman
Penerbit : Rock the Boat

Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza—but who knows what they'll find seven months after the invasion? 

Meanwhile, Kady's cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza's ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys—an old flame from Asha's past—reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict. 

With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heroes will fall, and hearts will be broken.

Thursday, 9 May 2019

The Song of Achilles


Judul : The Song of Achilles
Penulis : Madeline Miller
Tebal : 368 halaman
Penerbit : Bloomsbury Modern Classics

Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their difference, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles' mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess. 

But when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, Achilles must go to war in distant Troy and fulfill his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus goes with him, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.

Gemina


Judul : Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2)
Penulis : Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Tebal : 659 halaman
Penerbit : Rock the Boat

Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.

The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault.

Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.

When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.

But relax. They’ve totally got this. They hope.

We Were Liars


Judul : We Were Liars
Penulis : E. Lockhart
Tebal : 227 halaman
Penerbit : Hot Key Books

We are the Liars.

We are beautiful, privileged and live a life of carefree luxury.

We are cracked and broken.

A story of love and romance.

A tale of tragedy.

Which are lies?

Which is truth?

You decide.

Friday, 19 April 2019

The Beauty of Darkness


Judul : The Beauty of Darkness (The Remnant Chronicles #3)
Penulis : Mary E. Pearson
Tebal : 679 halaman
Penerbit : Square Fish

Lia has survived Venda—but so has a great evil bent on the destruction of Morrighan. And only Lia can stop it.

With war on the horizon, Lia has no choice but to assume her role as First Daughter, as soldier—as leader. While she struggles to reach Morrighan and warn them, she finds herself at cross-purposes with Rafe and suspicious of Kaden, who has hunted her down.

A Kiss in Time


Judul : A Kiss in Time
Penulis : Alex Flinn
Tebal : 371 halaman
Penerbit : Harper Teen

Talia fell under a spell...
Jack broke the curse.


I was told to beware the accursed spindle, but it was so enchanting, so hypnotic...

I was looking for a little adventure the day I ditched my tour group. But finding a comatose town, with a hot-looking chick asleep in it, was so not what I had in mind.

I awakened in the same place but in another time—to a stranger's soft kiss.

I couldn't help kissing her. Sometimes you just have to kiss someone. I didn't know this would happen.

Now I am in dire trouble because my father, the king, says I have brought ruin upon our country. I have no choice but to run away with this commoner!

Now I'm stuck with a bratty princess and a trunk full of her jewels...The good news: My parents will freak!

Think you have dating issues? Try locking lips with a snoozing stunner who turns out to be 316 years old. Can a kiss transcend all—even time?

Thursday, 18 April 2019

The Heart of Betrayal


Judul : The Heart of Betrayal (The Remnant Chronicles #2)
Penulis : Mary E. Pearson
Tebal : 470 halaman
Penerbit : Square Fish

Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape . . . and even less of being together.

Desperate to save her life, Lia’s erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komisar that she has a magical gift, and the Komisar's interest in Lia is greater than either Kaden or Lia foresaw.

Meanwhile, the foundations of Lia's deeply-held beliefs are crumbling beneath her. Nothing is straightforward: there's Rafe, who lied to her, but has sacrificed his freedom to protect her; Kaden, who meant to assassinate her but has now saved her life; and the Vendans, whom she always believed to be barbarians but whom she now realizes are people who have been terribly brutalized by the kingdoms of Dalbreck and Morrighan. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her very sense of self, Lia will have to make powerful choices that affect her country, her people . . . and her own destiny.

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August


Judul : The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Penulis : Claire North
Tebal : 405 halaman
Penerbit : Orbit

No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, every time Harry dies, he always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life lived a dozen times before.

Nothing ever changes - until now.

As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. 'I nearly missed you, Doctor August,'she says. 'I need to send a message.'

This is the story of what Harry does next, and what he did before, and how he tries to save a past he cannot change and a future he cannot allow.

Muse of Nightmares


Judul : Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer #2)
Penulis : Laini Taylor
Tebal : 514 halaman
Penerbit : Hodder & Stoughton

In the wake of tragedy, neither Lazlo nor Sarai are who they were before. One a god, the other a ghost, they struggle to grasp the new boundaries of their selves as dark-minded Minya holds them hostage, intent on vengeance against Weep.

Lazlo faces an unthinkable choice--save the woman he loves, or everyone else?--while Sarai feels more helpless than ever. But is she? Sometimes, only the direst need can teach us our own depths, and Sarai, the muse of nightmares, has not yet discovered what she's capable of.

As humans and godspawn reel in the aftermath of the citadel's near fall, a new foe shatters their fragile hopes, and the mysteries of the Mesarthim are resurrected: Where did the gods come from, and why? What was done with thousands of children born in the citadel nursery? And most important of all, as forgotten doors are opened and new worlds revealed: Must heroes always slay monsters, or is it possible to save them instead?

Saturday, 23 March 2019

The Night Circus


Judul : The Night Circus
Penulis : Erin Morgenstern
Tebal : 502 halaman
Penerbit : Vintage Books

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des RĂªves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love - a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

Strange the Dreamer


Judul : Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1)
Penulis : Laini Taylor
Tebal : 536 halaman
Penerbit : Hodder Paperbacks

THE DREAM CHOOSES THE DREAMER

Since he was five years old, Lazlo Strange has been obsessed with the mythical lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to go in search of it. Then a stunning opporunity presents itself - in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legandary warriors - and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.