Monday, 25 September 2017

The Handmaid's Tale

Judul : The Handmaid's Tale
Penulis : Margaret Atwood
Tebal : 324 halaman
Penerbit : Vintage Classics

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She has only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.

Brilliantly conceived and executed, this powerful evocation of twenty-first century America explores a world in which oppression of women, and repression of the truth, have become justified.

Ruin and Rising

Judul : Ruin and Rising (The Grisha #3)
Penulis : Leigh Bardugo
Tebal : 350 halaman
Penerbit : Indigo

The capital has fallen.

The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.

Now the nation's fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.

Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.

Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova's amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling's secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for.

Girls in The Dark

Judul : Girls in The Dark
Penulis : Akiyoshi Rikako
Tebal : 284 halaman
Penerbit: Haru

Apa yang ingin disampaikan oleh gadis itu...?

Gadis itu mati.

Ketua Klub Sastra, Shiraishi Itsumi, mati.
Di tangannya ada setangkai bunga lily.

Pembunuhan? Bunuh diri?
Tidak ada yang tahu.
Satu dari enam gadis anggota Klub Sastra digosipkan sebagai pembunuh gadis cantik berkarisma itu.

Seminggu sesudahnya, Klub Sastra mengadakan pertemuan. Mereka ingin mengenang mantan ketua mereka dengan sebuah cerita pendek. Namun ternyata, cerita pendek yang mereka buat adalah analisis masing-masing tentang siapa pembunuh yang sebenarnya. Keenam gadis itu bergantian membaca analisis mereka, tapi....

Kau... pernah berpikir ingin membunuh seseorang?

Why We Broke Up

Judul : Why We Broke Up
Penulis : Daniel Handler
Tebal : 354 halaman
Penerbit : Electric Monkey

This is the box, Ed. Inside is everything. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket from Greta in the Wind, a note from you, a box of matches, your protractor, Joan's book, the stolen sugar, a toy truck, those ugly earrings, a comb from the motel, and the rest of it. This is it Ed. The whole story of how we broke up.

A Darker Shade of Magic

Judul : A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1)
Penulis : V.E. Schwab
Tebal : 400 halaman
Penerbit : Titan Books

Most people only know one London; but what if there were several? Kell is one of the last Travelers—magicians with a rare ability to travel between parallel Londons. There’s Grey London, dirty and crowded and without magic, home to the mad king George III. There’s Red London, where life and magic are revered. Then, White London, ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne. But once upon a time, there was Black London...

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Ready Player One

Judul : Ready Player One
Penulis : Ernest Cline
Tebal : 374 halaman
Penerbit : Arrow Books

It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place. We're out of oil. We've wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty, and disease are widespread. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia where you can be anything you want to be, where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality: OASIS founder James Halliday, who dies with no heir, has promised that control of the OASIS - and his massive fortune - will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout his creation. For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that the riddles are based in the culture of the late twentieth century. And then Wade stumbles onto the key to the first puzzle. Suddenly, he finds himself pitted against thousands of competitors in a desperate race to claim the ultimate prize, a chase that soon takes on terrifying real-world dimensions - and that will leave both Wade and his world profoundly changed.