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.

Watership Down


Judul : Watership Down
Penulis : Richard Adams
Tebal : 496 halaman
Penerbit : Oneworld Publications

Set in the beautiful English countryside of the Berkshire Downs, a once idyllic rural landscape, this stirring tale of adventure, courage, and survival follows a band of very special rabbits fleeing the destruction of their home by a developer. Led by a stout-hearted pair of brothers, they leave the safety of Sandleford Warren in search of a safe haven and a mysterious promised land, skirting danger at every turn.

Kingdom of Ash


Judul : Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7)
Penulis : Sarah J. Maas
Tebal : 980 halaman
Penerbit : Bloomsbury YA

Aelin has risked everything to save her people―but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day…

With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defense to protect Terrasen from utter destruction. Yet they soon realize that the many allies they’ve gathered to battle Erawan’s hordes might not be enough to save them. Scattered across the continent and racing against time, Chaol, Manon, and Dorian are forced to forge their own paths to meet their fates. Hanging in the balance is any hope of salvation―and a better world.

And across the sea, his companions unwavering beside him, Rowan hunts to find his captured wife and queen―before she is lost to him forever.

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle


Judul : The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Penulis : Stuart Turton
Tebal : 517 halaman
Penerbit : Raven Books (Kindle Edition)

'Somebody's going to be murdered at the ball tonight. It won't appear to be a murder and so the murderer won't be caught. Rectify that injustice and I'll show you the way out.'

It is meant to be a celebration but it ends in tragedy. As fireworks explode overhead, Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is killed.

But Evelyn will not die just once. Until Aiden – one of the guests summoned to Blackheath for the party – can solve her murder, the day will repeat itself, over and over again. Every time ending with the fateful pistol shot. 

The only way to break this cycle is to identify the killer. But each time the day begins again, Aiden wakes in the body of a different guest. And someone is determined to prevent him ever escaping Blackheath...

The Kiss of Deception


Judul : The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1)
Penulis : Mary E. Pearson
Tebal : 486 halaman
Penerbit : Square Fish

She flees on her wedding day.

She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor’s secret collection.

She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.

She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.

The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can’t abide. Like having to marry someone she’s never met to secure a political alliance.

Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia escapes to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—secrets that may unravel her world—even as she feels herself falling in love.

The Poppy War


Judul : The Poppy War (The Poppy War #1)
Penulis : R.F. Kuang
Tebal : 544 halaman
Penerbit : Harper Voyager

When Rin aced the Keju—the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies—it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn’t believe a war orphan from Rooster Province could pass without cheating; to Rin’s guardians, who believed they’d finally be able to marry her off and further their criminal enterprise; and to Rin herself, who realized she was finally free of the servitude and despair that had made up her daily existence. That she got into Sinegard—the most elite military school in Nikan—was even more surprising.

But surprises aren’t always good.

Because being a dark-skinned peasant girl from the south is not an easy thing at Sinegard. Targeted from the outset by rival classmates for her color, poverty, and gender, Rin discovers she possesses a lethal, unearthly power—an aptitude for the nearly-mythical art of shamanism. Exploring the depths of her gift with the help of a seemingly insane teacher and psychoactive substances, Rin learns that gods long thought dead are very much alive—and that mastering control over those powers could mean more than just surviving school.

For while the Nikara Empire is at peace, the Federation of Mugen still lurks across a narrow sea. The militarily advanced Federation occupied Nikan for decades after the First Poppy War, and only barely lost the continent in the Second. And while most of the people are complacent to go about their lives, a few are aware that a Third Poppy War is just a spark away . . .

Rin’s shamanic powers may be the only way to save her people. But as she finds out more about the god that has chosen her, the vengeful Phoenix, she fears that winning the war may cost her humanity . . . and that it may already be too late.

Queen of Air and Darkness


Judul : Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices #3)
Penulis : Cassandra Clare
Tebal : 893 halaman
Penerbit : Simon & Schuster Children's UK

Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the disease that is destroying the race of warlocks. Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead. What they find in the Courts is a secret that may tear the Shadow World asunder and open a dark path into a future they could never have imagined. Caught in a race against time, Emma and Julian must save the world of Shadowhunters before the deadly power of the parabatai curse destroys them and everyone they love.

Friday, 8 February 2019

The Alloy of Law


Judul : The Alloy of Law (Mistborn #4)
Penulis : Brandon Sanderson
Tebal : 392 halaman
Penerbit : Tor Books

Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity, with railroads to supplement the canals, electric lighting in the streets and the homes of the wealthy, and the first steel-framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds.

Kelsier, Vin, Elend, Sazed, Spook, and the rest are now part of history--or religion. Yet even as science and technology are reaching new heights, the old magics of Allomancy and Feruchemy continue to play a role in this reborn world. Out in the frontier lands known as the Roughs, they are crucial tools for the brave men and women attempting to establish order and justice.

One such is Waxillium Ladrian, a rare Twinborn, who can Push on metals with his Allomancy and use Feruchemy to become lighter or heavier at will. After twenty years in the Roughs, Wax has been forced by family tragedy to return to the metropolis of Elendel. Now he must reluctantly put away his guns and assume the duties and dignity incumbent upon the head of a noble house. Or so he thinks, until he learns the hard way that the mansions and elegant tree-lined streets of the city can be even more dangerous than the dusty plains of the Roughs.

Lord of Shadows


Judul : Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices #2)
Penulis : Cassandra Clare
Tebal : 699 halaman
Penerbit : Simon & Schuster Children Books

Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she’d be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again?

And the faerie courts are not silent. The Unseelie King is tired of the Cold Peace, and will no longer concede to the Shadowhunters’ demands. Caught between the demands of faerie and the laws of the Clave, Emma, Julian, and Mark must find a way to come together to defend everything they hold dear—before it’s too late.