Saturday, 31 December 2016

Shades of Earth

Judul : Shades of Earth (Across the Universe #3)
Penulis : Beth Revis
Tebal : 496 halaman
Penerbit : Gramedia Pustaka Utama

Amy dan Elder akhirnya keluar dari kungkungan pesawat Godspeed dan menjejakkan kaki di Bumi-Centauri, planet yang akan menjadi rumah baru mereka. Namun tempat ini ternyata jauh berbeda dari yang dibayangkan Amy selama ini––dan mereka bukan satu-satunya makhluk hidup di sana.

Setiap penemuan baru membawa bahaya yang lebih besar. Apabila koloni mereka musnah, akan sia-sialah semua yang telah mereka korbankan––sahabat, keluarga, kehidupan di Bumi––demi membangun masa depan baru di Bumi-Centauri.

Angel's Blood

Judul : Angel's Blood (Guild Hunter #1)
Penulis : Nalini Singh
Tebal : 339 halaman
Penerbit : Berkley Sensation

Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux knows she is the best- but she does not know if even she is good enough for this job. Hired by the dangerously beautiful archangel Raphael, a being so lethal that no mortal wants his attention, Elena knows failure is not an option—even if the task is impossible. 

Because this time, it's not a wayward vamp she has to track. It's an archangel gone bad. 

The job will put Elena in the midst of a killing spree like no other—and pull her to the razor's edge of passion. Even if the hunt does not destroy her, succumbing to Raphael’s seductive touch just might. For when archangels play, mortals break.

Priceless Moment

Judul : Priceless Moment
Penulis : Prisca Primasari
Tebal : 304 halaman
Penerbit : Gagasmedia

Yanuar ditinggal istrinya secara tiba-tiba. Kehidupannya yang normal seakan hancur tanpa penopang. Kini ia punya dua anak yang masih kecil untuk diurus. Ia baru sadar kalau selama ini dia bukan ayah yang baik. Ia terlalu sibuk bekerja sehingga tidak pernah benar-benar mengenal anaknya. 

Lalu Yanuar berkenalan Lieselotte, pegawai desain baru di perusahaan mebel tempat dia bekerja. Lieselotte sangat eksentrik dan tidak begitu disukai oleh pegawai yang lain. Desain mebelnya sangat berbeda dan dia lumayan ngotot dengan desainnya itu. Tapi entah kenapa Yanuar tertarik padanya. 

Tapi Yanuar tidak bisa mengulangi kesalahannya. Dulu ia memilih pekerjaan dan mengabaikan keluarganya. Ia mengecewakan almarhum istri dan kedua anaknya. Ia tidak bisa sembarangan mengikuti kata hatinya. Ia harus memilih prioritas hidupnya.

The Time Traveller's Wife

Judul : The Time Traveler's Wife
Penulis : Audrey Niffenegger
Tebal : 528 halaman
Penerbit : MacAdam/Cage

The Time Traveler's Wife is the story of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, an adventuresome librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry thirty-one. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity in his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing. 

The Time Traveler's Wife depicts the effects of time travel on Henry and Clare's marriage and their passionate love for each other as the story unfolds from both points of view. Clare and Henry attempt to live normal lives, pursuing familiar goals--steady jobs, good friends, children of their own. All of this is threatened by something they can neither prevent nor control, making their story intensely moving and entirely unforgettable.

The Wrath and The Dawn

Judul : The Wrath and The Dawn (The Wrath and The Dawn #1)
Penulis : Renee Ahdieh
Tebal : 388 halaman
Penerbit : G. P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights

Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi's wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.

She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all.

Friday, 30 December 2016

Prince of Dreams

Judul : Prince of Dreams (The Stokehursts #2)
Penulis : Lisa Kleypas
Tebal : 488 halaman
Penerbit : Gramedia Pustaka Utama

Dibuang ke Inggris dari tanah kelahirannya di Rusia, Pangeran Nikolas Angelovsky—Nikki—dikenal sebagai pria misterius dengan masa lalu gelap. Namun seorang gadis berhasil menyentuh hatinya: Emma Stokehurst. Ia pun tak segan-segan melakukan segala cara untuk bisa mendapatkan Emma, termasuk memutuskan hubungan gadis itu dengan calon suaminya.

Dalam keputusasaan, Emma menerima lamaran Nikki, yang berjanji akan memberikan semua yang ia inginkan. Sayangnya setelah mereka menikah, Nikki malah menjauhinya, dan akhirnya bersikap dingin serta kejam. Bisakah Emma menyingkap tabir masa lalu Nikki dan menemukan pangeran impiannya?

The Midnight Star

Judul : The Midnight Star (The Young Elites #3)
Penulis : Marie Lu
Tebal : 336 halaman
Penerbit : Penguin Books Ltd

There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen.

Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She's turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but the darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy everything.

When a new danger appears, Adelina must join the Daggers on a perilous quest in order to save herself and preserve her empire. But this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger . . .

Thursday, 29 December 2016

The Silkworm

Judul : The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike #2)
Penulis : Robert Galbraith
Tebal : 672 halaman
Penerbit : Mulholland Books

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days--as he has done before--and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home.

But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were to be published, it would ruin lives--meaning that there are a lot of people who might want him silenced.

When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any Strike has encountered before...

The Rose Society

Judul : The Rose Society (The Young Elites #2)
Penulis : Marie Lu
Tebal : 448 halaman
Penerbit : Penguin Books Ltd

Adelina Amouteru's heart is set on revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she and her sister flee Kenettra to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers who nearly killed her.

But Adelina is no heroine. Teren Santoro, leader of the Inquisition, wants her dead. And her former friends at the Dagger Society want to stop her thirst for vengeance. Adelina struggles to cling to the good within her. But how can someone be good, when her very existence depends on darkness?

Isla and The Happily Ever After

Judul : Isla and The Happily Ever After (Anna and The French Kiss #3)
Penulis : Stephanie Perkins
Tebal : 339 halaman
Penerbit : Speak

Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to confront the challenges every young couple must face, including family drama, uncertainty about their college futures, and the very real possibility of being apart. 

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

The Young Elites

Judul : The Young Elites (The Young Elites #1)
Penulis : Marie Lu
Tebal : 355 halaman
Penerbit : Penguin

I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside.

Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites.

Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it’s Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all. 

Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. This secret sect of Young Elites seeks out others like them before the Inquisition Axis can. But when the Daggers find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they’ve never seen. 

Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn’t belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her.

It is my turn to use. My turn to hurt.

Absolutely on Music

Title: Absolutely on Music
Author: Haruki Murakami
Number of Page: 352
Publisher: Harvil Secker

Haruki Murakami's passions for music runs deep. Before turning his hand to writing, he ran a jazz club in Tokyo, and the aesthetic and emotional power of music permeates every one of his much-loved books.

Now, in Absolutely on Music, Murakami fulfils a personal dream, sitting down with his friend, acclaimed conductor Seiji Ozawa, to talk about their shared interest.

Transcribed from conversations about the nature of music and writing, here they discuss everything from Brahms to Beethoven, from Leonard Bernstein to Glenn Gould, from record-collecting to pop-up orchestras, and much more. Ultimately this book gives readers an unprecedented glimpse into the minds of two maestros.

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Apa Pun Selain Hujan

Judul : Apa Pun Selain Hujan
Penulis : Orizuka
Tebal : 296 halaman
Penerbit : Gagasmedia

Wira membenci hujan. Hujan mengingatkannya akan sebuah memori buruk, menyakitinya....

Agar bisa terus melangkah, Wira meninggalkan semuanya. Ia meninggalkan kota tempat tinggalnya. Meninggalkan mimpi terbesarnya. Bahkan, meninggalkan perempuan yang disayanginya.

Namun, seberapa pun jauh langkah Wira meninggalkan mimpi, mimpi itu justru semakin mendekat. Saat ia sedang berusaha keras melupakan masa lalu, saat itulah ia bertemu Kayla.

Pertemuan itu mengubah segalanya.

Sebuah novel tentang melepaskan mimpi di bawah hujan. Tentang cinta yang diam-diam tumbuh bersama luka. Juga tentang memaafkan diri sendiri.

Dying to Please

Judul : Dying to Please
Penulis : Linda Howard
Tebal : 480 halaman
Penerbit : Gramedia Pustaka Utama

Sarah Stevens pengawal yang sangat mumpuni, hal yang sangat berguna dalam posisinya sebagai kepala pelayan pensiunan hakim Federal. Namun ketika ada pengagum berbahaya yang terobsesi pada Sarah, Detektif Thomas Cahill mau tak mau dilibatkan dalam penyelidikan. Seiring misteri yang semakin mencekam, Sarah mendapati diri tertarik ke dalam penyelidikan. Dan masalah menjadi semakin rumit ketika Cahill dan Sarah tertarik kepada satu sama lain.

World After

Judul : World After (Penryn & The End of Days #2)
Penulis : Susan Ee
Tebal : 314 halaman
Penerbit : Skyscape

When a group of people capture Penryn's sister, Paige, thinking she's a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.

Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels' secret plans where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.

Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can't rejoin the angels, can't take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose?

Me and Earl and The Dying Girl

Judul : Me and Earl and The Dying Girl
Penulis : Jesse Andrews
Tebal : 304 halaman
Penerbit : Harry N. Abrams

Up until senior year, Greg has maintained total social invisibility. He only has one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time—when not playing video games and avoiding Earl’s terrifying brothers— making movies, their own versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics. Greg would be the first one to tell you his movies are terrible, but he and Earl don’t make them for other people. Until Rachel.

Rachel has leukemia, and Greg’s mom gets the genius idea that Greg should befriend her. Against his better judgment and despite his extreme awkwardness, he does. When Rachel decides to stop treatment, Greg and Earl must abandon invisibility and make a stand. It’s a hilarious, outrageous, and truthful look at death and high school by a prodigiously talented debut author.

Thursday, 15 December 2016


Judul : Angelfall (Penryn & The End of Days #1)
Penulis : Susan Ee
Tebal : 284 halaman
Penerbit : Skyscape

It's been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels' stronghold in San Francisco where she'll risk everything to rescue her sister and he'll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.

Midnight Angel

Judul : Midnight Angel (Stokehurst #1)
Penulis : Lisa Kleypas
Tebal : 432 halaman
Penerbit : Gramedia Pustaka Utama

Dituduh melakukan pembunuhan yang tak diingatnya, Lady Anastasia Ivanovna Kaptereva melarikan diri dari penjara dengan berpura-pura mati dan mengasingkan diri ke Inggris. Ia pun kemudian mendapati dirinya menjadi guru putri Lucas Stokehurst, Marquess of Stokehurst.

Luke mendapati dirinya terpikat oleh wanita misterius yang meminta perlindungannya. Bahkan ketika akhirnya wanita itu mengungkap rahasia kelamnya, Luke sudah tak bisa lagi melawan ketertarikan terhadap Tasia dan memutuskan untuk menikahinya. Sayangnya bayang-bayang masa lalu Tasia tak mau melepaskan mereka begitu saja.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Clockwork Princess

Judul : Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3)
Penulis : Cassandra Clare
Tebal : 568 halaman
Penerbit : Walker Books Ltd


A net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute. Mortmain plans to use his Infernal Devices, an army of pitiless automatons, to destroy the Shadowhunters. He needs only one last item to complete his plan: he needs Tessa Gray.

Charlotte Branwell, head of the London Institute, is desperate to find Mortmain before he strikes. But when Mortmain abducts Tessa, the boys who lay equal claim to her heart, Jem and Will, will do anything to save her. For though Tessa and Jem are now engaged, Will is as much in love with her as ever.

As those who love Tessa rally to rescue her from Mortmain’s clutches, Tessa realizes that the only person who can save her is herself. But can a single girl, even one who can command the power of angels, face down an entire army?

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Lola and the Boy Next Door

Judul : Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss #2)
Penulis : Stephanie Perkins
Tebal : 384 halaman
Penerbit : Usborne Publishing

Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn't believe in fashion... she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit – the more sparkly, more wild – the better. And life is pretty close to perfect for Lola, especially with her hot rocker boyfriend.

That is, until the Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket return to the neighbourhood and unearth a past of hurt that Lola thought was long buried. So when talented inventor Cricket steps out from his twin sister's shadow and back into Lola's life, she must finally face up to a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door. Could the boy from Lola's past be the love of her future?

Ti Amo, Tia Amoria

Judul : Ti Amo, Tia Amoria
Penulis : Karla M. Nashar
Tebal : 344 halaman
Penerbit : Gramedia Pustaka Utama

Tia Amoria, si mata cokelat ekspresif, dengan mudah membuat lelaki tergelincir dalam kecantikan alami yang dimilikinya. Sayangnya, Tia telah mematri rapat hatinya karena ia memiliki alasan terbaik di dunia ini untuk bersikap demikian. Tapi semua itu berubah ketika dia bertemu dengan Marco Dantè yang eksentrik.

Marco Dantè, si tampan yang eksentrik, selama dua tahun terakhir berhasil hidup steril tanpa kehadiran wanita. Seperti halnya Tia, Marco memilih untuk menutup pintu hatinya karena ia pun memiliki alasan terbaik di dunia ini untuk bersikap seperti itu. Tapi semua itu berubah ketika dia bertemu dengan Tia Amoria yang memesona.

Butuh energi luar biasa bagi Tia untuk mempertahankan apa yang selama ini dipercayainya setelah Marco memasuki kehidupannya. Tia pun harus mempertanyakan kembali semua keputusan yang telah dibuatnya beberapa tahun lalu.

Terlebih ketika Marco berbisik di telinganya...

“Ti amo, Tia Amoria — I love you, Tia Amoria.”