Sunday 30 December 2018

PS, I Love You

Judul : PS, I Love You
Penulis : Cecelia Ahern
Tebal : 384 halaman
Penerbit : HarperCollins

Holly couldn't live without her husband Gerry, until the day she had to. They were the kind of young couple who could finish each other's sentences. When Gerry succumbs to a terminal illness and dies, 30-year-old Holly is set adrift, unable to pick up the pieces. But with the help of a series of letters her husband left her before he died and a little nudging from an eccentric assortment of family and friends, she learns to laugh, overcome her fears, and discover a world she never knew existed.

Tower of Dawn

Judul : Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6)
Penulis : Sarah J. Maas
Tebal : 660 halaman
Penerbit : Bloomsbury

Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken.

His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica—the stronghold of the southern continent's mighty empire. And with war looming over Dorian and Aelin back home, their survival might lie with Chaol and Nesryn convincing its rulers to ally with them.

But what they discover in Antica will change them both—and be more vital to saving Erilea than they could have imagined.

Saturday 29 December 2018

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Judul : Sapiens (A Brief History of Humankind)
Penulis : Yuval Noah Harari
Tebal : 443 halaman
Penerbit : Harvill Secker

100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens.

How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come?

In Sapiens, Dr Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical – and sometimes devastating – breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, paleontology and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come?

Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power ... and our future.

The Fever Code

Judul : The Fever Code (The Maze Runner #0.6)
Penulis : James Dashner
Tebal : 384 halaman
Penerbit : Delacorte Press

Once there was a world's end.
The forests burned, the lakes and rivers dried up, and the oceans swelled.
Then came a plague, and fever spread across the globe. Families died, violence reigned, and man killed man.
Next came WICKED, who were looking for an answer. And then they found the perfect boy.
The boy's name was Thomas, and Thomas built a maze.
Now there are secrets.
There are lies.
And there are loyalties history could never have foreseen.
This is the story of that boy, Thomas, and how he built a maze that only he could tear down.
All will be revealed.

Marrying Winterborne

Judul : Marrying Winterborne (The Ravenels #2)
Penulis : Lisa Kleypas
Tebal : 416 halaman
Penerbit : Avon

A ruthless tycoon

Savage ambition has brought common-born Rhys Winterborne vast wealth and success. In business and beyond, Rhys gets exactly what he wants. And from the moment he meets the shy, aristocratic Lady Helen Ravenel, he is determined to possess her. If he must take her virtue to ensure she marries him, so much the better…

A sheltered beauty

Helen has had little contact with the glittering, cynical world of London society. Yet Rhys’s determined seduction awakens an intense mutual passion. Helen’s gentle upbringing belies a stubborn conviction that only she can tame her unruly husband. As Rhys’s enemies conspire against them, Helen must trust him with her darkest secret. The risks are unthinkable… the reward, a lifetime of incomparable bliss. And it all begins with…

Marrying Mr. Winterborne

Empire of Storms

Judul : Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5)
Penulis : Sarah J. Maas
Tebal : 693 halaman
Penerbit : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius as war looms on the horizon. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don't.

With her heart sworn to the warrior-prince by her side, and her fealty pledged to the people she is determined to save, Aelin will delve into the depths of her power to protect those she loves. But as monsters emerge from the horrors of the past, and dark forces become poised to claim her world, the only chance for salvation will lie in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

Friday 28 December 2018

One Dark Throne

Judul : One Dark Throne (Three Dark Crowns #2)
Penulis : Kendare Blake
Tebal : 464 halaman
Penerbit : Harper Teen

The battle for the Crown has begun, but which of the three sisters will prevail?

With the unforgettable events of the Quickening behind them and the Ascension Year underway, all bets are off. Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest sister of all and the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before—ones that put those around her in danger she can’t seem to prevent.

Fennbirn’s deadliest queens must face the one thing standing in their way of the crown: each other.

Lady Midnight

Judul : Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1)
Penulis : Cassandra Clare
Tebal : 669 halaman
Penerbit : Margaret K. McEldeberry Books

In a secret world where half-angel warriors called Shadowhunters are sworn to fight demons, parabatai is a sacred word. A parabatai is your best friend and battle partner. Parabatai can be everything to each other--but they can never fall in love.

Emma Carstairs ia a Shadowhunter, the best in her generation. Together with her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, she patrols the streets of Loa Angeles, where faeries--the most powerful of supranatural creatures--teeter on the edge of open war with Shadowhunters. When bodies--both faerie and human-turn up, bearing marks that match those found on Emma's own murdered parents, an uneasy alliance is formed. This is Emma's chance for revenge--and Julian's chance to get back to his brother, a prisoner of the faerie Courts. All they have to do is solve the murders within two weeks... and before the murderer target them.

One Little Thing Called Hope

Judul : One Little Thing Called Hope
Penulis : Winna Efendi
Tebal : 419 halaman
Penerbit : Gagasmedia

Hidup Aeryn seolah nyaris sempurna. Pintar, cantik, populer. Namun, setelah kehilangan ibunya, Aeryn menyadari bahwa kebahagiaan tidak pernah berlangsung terlalu lama. Selalu ada sesuatu yang terjadi. Kehadiran Flo dan Tante Hera membuat segalanya berubah. Bahagia ternyata tak seperti yang ia duga.

Bagi Flo, hidup adalah makanan manis, kue, tas perca dan aksesori buatan tangan, kotak-kotak susu aneka warna, serta Genta dan Theo - dua cowok paling berarti baginya. Bahagianya hampir terasa lengkap ketika ia memiliki Aeryn sebagai kakak perempuan yang ia idamkan. Namun, bahagia ternyata tak seperti yang ia duga.

Ini kisah persahabatan yang tak terduga di antara orang-orang yang dipertemukan secara tak sengaja, keteguhan hati untuk bertahan pada pilihan meski itu sulit. Juga tentang cinta dan harapan yang harus dibagi dan direlakan pergi.


Judul : Forgotten
Penulis : Nay Sharaya
Tebal : 276 halaman
Penerbit : Media Pressindo

Andya masuk ke sekolah baru. Ia tidak punya ingatan apa-apa soal dirinya setelah kecelakaan yang dialaminya. Masa lalunya yang hilang mengganjal di pikirannya, namun ayahnya bersikeras kalau segalanya akan baik-baik saja.

Di sekolah baru itu, Andya akan berkenalan dengan teman baru dan juga dua orang cowok yang pernah dekat dengan kakaknya yang sudah meninggal, Yudita. Selain belajar dan mengerjakan tugas sekolahnya, Andya juga perlahan membuka sedikit demi sedikit misteri yang ada di balik identitas dan masa lalunya sendiri.

Monday 3 December 2018

Cold-Hearted Rake

Judul : Cold-Hearted Rake (The Ravenels #1)
Penulis : Lisa Kleypas
Tebal : 386 halaman
Penerbit : Avon

A twist of fate . . .

Devon Ravenel, London's most wickedly charming rake, has just inherited an earldom. But his powerful new rank in society comes with unwanted responsibilities . . . and more than a few surprises. His estate is saddled with debt, and the late earl's three innocent sisters are still occupying the house . . . along with Kathleen, Lady Trenear, a beautiful young widow whose sharp wit and determination are a match for Devon's own.

A clash of wills . . .

Kathleen knows better than to trust a ruthless scoundrel like Devon. But the fiery attraction between them is impossible to deny—and from the first moment Devon holds her in his arms, he vows to do whatever it takes to possess her. As Kathleen finds herself yielding to his skillfully erotic seduction, only one question remains:

Can she keep from surrendering her heart to the most dangerous man she's ever known?


Judul : Geekerella (Starfield #1)
Penulis : Ashley Poston
Tebal : 320 halaman
Penerbit : Quirk Books

Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic science-fiction series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck and her dad's old costume, Elle's determined to win - unless her stepsisters get there first.

Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons - before he was famous. Now they're nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he has ever wanted, but Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake - until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. But when she disappears at midnight, will he ever be able to find her again?

Part-romance, part-love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom.

The Light Between Oceans

Judul : The Light Between Oceans
Penulis : M. L. Stedman
Tebal : 345 halaman
Penerbit : Scribner

After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. 

Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby. Tom, who keeps meticulous records and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel insists the baby is a “gift from God,” and against Tom’s judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. 

When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them. 

Queen of Shadows

Judul : Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4)
Penulis : Sarah J. Maas
Tebal : 645 halaman
Penerbit : Bloomsbury UK

Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return.

Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

Judul : All the Ugly and Wonderful Things
Penulis : Bryn Greenwood
Tebal : 432 halaman
Penerbit : Thomas Dunne Book

As the daughter of a meth dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. Struggling to raise her little brother, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible "adult" around. She finds peace in the starry Midwestern night sky above the fields behind her house. One night everything changes when she witnesses one of her father's thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold, wreck his motorcycle. What follows is a powerful and shocking love story between two unlikely people that asks tough questions, reminding us of all the ugly and wonderful things that life has to offer.

Saturday 1 December 2018

Never Fade

Judul : Never Fade (The Darkest Minds #2)
Penulis : Alexandra Bracken
Tebal : 624 halaman
Penerbit : Fantasious

Setelah menghapus jejak dirinya dalam benak Liam dan meninggalkan teman-temannya demi melindungi mereka, Ruby terjun dalam misi-misi berbahaya untuk Liga Anak. Walau tujuan Liga Anak adalah menyelamatkan anak-anak yang diculik dari keluarga mereka dan dikurung dalam kamp-kamp karena kekuatan yang nyaris tak sadar mereka miliki, Ruby menjadi mengerti bahwa orang-orang baik tak selamanya baik.

Dengan kemampuan yang dimilikinya, Ruby terlibat dalam misi untuk mencari flashdrive penting berisi rahasia mengenai penyakit yang menewaskan sebagian besar anak di Amerika. Namun, untuk itu ia harus melakukan hal yang paling tidak ia inginkan lagi di dunia: bertemu Liam.

Dalam perjalanannya melintasi negara putus asa dan tak kenal hukum untuk mencari Liam dan jawaban atas segala musibah yang telah mengoyak hidupnya, ia harus memilih antara sumpahnya pada Liga, teman-temannya, serta pemuda yang paling dicintainya. Ruby bersedia melakukan apa pun demi mereka.

Namun, bagaimana seandainya bertahan hidup bukanlah pilihan?


Judul : Warbreaker (Warbreaker #1)
Penulis : Brandon Sanderson
Tebal : 676 halaman
Penerbit : Tor Books

This is the story of two sisters, who happen to be princesses. Theirs is a world in which those who die in glory return as gods to live confined to a pantheon in Hallandren's capital city. A world transformed by a power based on an essence known as breath. Using magic is arduous as breath can only be collected one unit at a time.

End of Days

Judul : End of Days (Penryn & the End of Days #3)
Penulis : Susan Ee
Tebal : 435 halaman
Penerbit : Hodder & Stoughton

After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They’re both desperate to find a doctor who can reverse the twisted changes inflicted by the angels on Raffe and Penryn’s sister. As they set off in search of answers, a startling revelation about Raffe’s past unleashes dark forces that threaten them all.

When the angels release an apocalyptic nightmare onto humans, both sides are set on a path toward war. As unlikely alliances form and strategies shift, who will emerge victorious? Forced to pick sides in the fight for control of the earthly realm, Raffe and Penryn must choose: Their own kind, or each other?

The Stone Sky

Judul : The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth #3)
Penulis : N.K. Jemisin
Tebal : 416 halaman
Penerbit : Orbit


The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women.

Essun has inherited the power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter Nassun and forge a world in which every orogene child can grow up safe.

For Nassun, her mother's mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late. She has seen the evil of the world, and accepted what her mother will not admit: that sometimes what is corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed.