Sunday, 26 August 2018

The Darkest Minds

Judul : The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds #1)
Penulis: Alexandra Bracken
Tebal : 584 halaman
Penerbit : Fantasious

Ketika Ruby terbangun pada ulang tahunnya yang kesepuluh, sesuatu tentang dirinya telah berubah. Sesuatu yang cukup mengkhawatirkan untuk membuat orangtuanya mengunci dirinya di garasi dan menelepon polisi. Sesuatu yang membuat dirinya dikirim ke Thurmond, 'kamp rehabilitasi' milik pemerintah yang kejam. 

Dia mungkin telah selamat dari penyakit misterius yang membunuh sebagian besar anak-anak Amerika, tapi dia dan anak-anak lainnya harus berhadapan dengan sesuatu yang jauh lebih buruk: kemampuan menakutkan yang tidak dapat mereka kendalikan. Sekarang, saat berumur enam belas tahun, Ruby termasuk salah satu anak yang memiliki kemampuan paling berbahaya.Dan ketika kebenaran terungkap, Ruby pun berusaha mati-matian untuk meloloskan diri dari Thurmond.

Tapi, ada pihak lain yang bekerja, orang-orang yang tidak akan berhenti untuk menggunakan Ruby dalam perjuangan mereka melawan pemerintah. Ruby akan menghadapi pilihan demi pilihan yang buruk, yang mungkin akan berarti menyerahkan satu-satunya kesempatannya untuk hidup.

Golden Son

Judul : Golden Son (Red Rising Saga #2)
Penulis : Pierce Brown
Tebal : 444 halaman
Penerbit : Del Rey

As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. And so Darrow sacrifices himself in the name of the greater good for which Eo, his true love and inspiration, laid down her own life. He becomes a Gold, infiltrating their privileged realm so that he can destroy it from within.

A lamb among wolves in a cruel world, Darrow finds friendship, respect, and even love—but also the wrath of powerful rivals. To wage and win the war that will change humankind’s destiny, Darrow must confront the treachery arrayed against him, overcome his all-too-human desire for retribution—and strive not for violent revolt but a hopeful rebirth. Though the road ahead is fraught with danger and deceit, Darrow must choose to follow Eo’s principles of love and justice to free his people.

He must live for more.

The Fate of the Tearling

Judul : The Fate of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling #3)
Penulis : Erika Johansen
Tebal : 478 halaman
Penerbit : Bantam Press

In less than a year, Kelsea Glynn has transformed from a gawky teenager into a powerful monarch.

As she has come into her own as the Queen of the Tearling, the headstrong, visionary leader has also transformed her realm. In her quest to end corruption and restore justice, she has made many enemies - including the evil Red Queen, her fiercest rival, who has set her armies against the Tear.

To protect her people from a devastating invasion, Kelsea did the unthinkable - she surrendered herself and her magical sapphires to her enemy, and named the Mace, the trusted head of her personal guards, Regent in her place. But the Mace will not rest until he and his men rescue their sovereign from her prison in Mortmesne.

Now the endgame begins and the fate of Queen Kelsea - and the Tearling itself - will finally be revealed...

Crazy Rich Asians

Judul : Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians #1)
Penulis : Kevin Kwan
Tebal : 527 halaman
Penerbit : Anchor

When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor.

On Nick’s arm, Rachel may as well have a target on her back the second she steps off the plane, and soon, her relaxed vacation turns into an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers.

The Invasion of the Tearling

Judul : The Invasion of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling #2)
Penulis : Erika Johansen
Tebal : 576 halaman
Penerbit : Bantam

With each passing day, Kelsea Glynn is growing into her new responsibilities as Queen of the Tearling. By stopping the shipments of slaves to the neighbouring kingdom of Mortmesne, she crossed the Red Queen, a brutal ruler whose power derives from dark magic, who is sending her fearsome army into the Tearling to take what is hers. And nothing can stop the invasion.

But as the Mort army draws ever closer, Kelsea develops a mysterious connection to a time before the Crossing, and she finds herself relying on a strange and possibly dangerous ally: a woman named Lily, fighting for her life in a world where being female can feel like a crime. The fate of the Tearling – and that of Kelsea’s own soul – may rest with Lily and her story, but Kelsea may not have enough time to find out.

Monday, 13 August 2018

The Well of Ascension

Judul : The Well of Ascension (Mistborn #2)
Penulis : Brandon Sanderson
Tebal : 763 halaman
Penerbit : Tor Fantasy Books

They did the impossible, deposing the godlike being whose brutal rule had lasted a thousand years. Now Vin, the street urchin who has grown into the most powerful Mistborn in the land, and Elend Venture, the idealistic young nobleman who loves her, must build a healthy new society in the ashes of an empire.

They have barely begun when three separate armies attack. As the siege tightens, an ancient legend seems to offer a glimmer of hope. But even if it really exists, no one knows where to find the Well of Ascension or what manner of power it bestows.

It may just be that killing the Lord Ruler was the easy part. Surviving the aftermath of his fall is going to be the real challenge.

A Court of Wings and Ruins

Judul : A Court of Wings and Ruins (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3)
Penulis : Sarah J. Maas
Tebal : 699 halaman
Penerbit : Bloomsbury Children Books

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's manoeuvrings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit – and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.

As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords – and hunt for allies in unexpected places. 

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Eliza and Her Monsters

Judul : Eliza and Her Monsters
Penulis : Francesca Zappia
Tebal : 385 halaman
Penerbit : Greenwillow Books

Her story is a phenomenon. Her life is a disaster.

In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, she’s LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves the online one, and she has no desire to try.

Then Wallace Warland, Monstrous Sea’s biggest fanfiction writer, transfers to her school. Wallace thinks Eliza is just another fan, and as he draws her out of her shell, she begins to wonder if a life offline might be worthwhile.

But when Eliza’s secret is accidentally shared with the world, everything she’s built—her story, her relationship with Wallace, and even her sanity—begins to fall apart.

A Court of Mist and Fury

Judul : A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2)
Penulis : Sarah J. Maas
Tebal : 624 halaman
Penerbit : Bloomsbury Children Books

Feyre is immortal.

After rescuing her lover Tamlin from a wicked Faerie Queen, she returns to the Spring Court possessing the powers of the High Fae. But Feyre cannot forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people - nor the bargain she made with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court.

As Feyre is drawn ever deeper into Rhysand's dark web of politics and passion, war is looming and an evil far greater than any queen threatens to destroy everything Feyre has fought for. She must confront her past, embrace her gifts and decide her fate.

She must surrender her heart to heal a world torn in two.