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.