Saturday, 28 December 2019

Up Close and Dangerous

Judul : Up Close and Dangerous
Penulis : Linda Howard
Tebal : 408 halaman
Penerbit : Gramedia Pustaka Utama

Anak tiri Bailey Wingate yang licik dan sudah dewasa terkejut saat mengetahui almarhum ayah mereka menunjuk Bailey sebagai pelaksana surat wasiat dan mengendalikan seluruh warisan sang ayah. Dan sejak saat itu, perseteruan di antara mereka semakin runcing. Satu tahun kemudian, dalam penerbangan menggunakan pesawat kecil, Bailey nyaris tewas ketika mesin pesawat mati—dan pesawat itu jatuh. 

Cam Justice, sang pilot superseksi yang berasal dari Texas, berhasil mendaratkan pesawat tanpa menghancurkannya. Terdampar di tengah alam yang buas, berusaha sekuat tenaga untuk mematikan perasaan yang disimpannya untuk lelaki kasar dan tampan di dekatnya, Bailey mulai bertanya-tanya apakah kecelakaan mengerikan ini sungguh-sungguh merupakan usaha sabotase. 

Tercabut dari dunia, dan dengan sedikit harapan bisa selamat, Bailey harus memercayakan nyawanya—dan hatinya—kepada Cam, sementara mereka menghadapi medan yang tidak bersahabat untuk menemukan jalan keluar menuju peradaban… di mana sang pembunuh menunggu untuk menyelesaikan niat jahatnya. 

The Cruel Prince

Judul : The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1)
Penulis : Holly Black
Tebal : 370 halaman
Penerbit : Hot Key Books

Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie

Judul : The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie (Mackenzies & McBrides #1)
Penulis : Jennifer Ashley
Tebal : 305 halaman
Penerbit: Berkley

The year is 1881. Meet the Mackenzie family--rich, powerful, dangerous, eccentric. A lady couldn't be seen with them without ruin. Rumors surround them--of tragic violence, of their mistresses, of their dark appetites, of scandals that set England and Scotland abuzz.

The youngest brother, Ian, known as the Mad Mackenzie, spent most of his young life in an asylum, and everyone agrees he is decidedly odd. He's also hard and handsome and has a penchant for Ming pottery and beautiful women.

Beth Ackerley, widow, has recently come into a fortune. She has decided that she wants no more drama in her life. She was raised in drama--an alcoholic father who drove them into the workhouse, a frail mother she had to nurse until her death, a fussy old lady she became constant companion to. No, she wants to take her money and find peace, to travel, to learn art, to sit back and fondly remember her brief but happy marriage to her late husband.

And then Ian Mackenzie decides he wants her.


Judul : Rebel (Legend #4)
Penulis : Marie Lu
Tebal : 376 halaman
Penerbit : Roaring Brook Press

Respect the Legend. Idolize the Prodigy. Celebrate the Champion. But never underestimate the Rebel.

Eden Wing has been living in his brother’s shadow for years. Even though he’s a top student at his academy in Ross City, Antarctica, and a brilliant inventor, most people know him only as Daniel Wing’s little brother.

A decade ago, Daniel was known as Day, the boy from the streets who led a revolution that saved the Republic of America. But Day is no longer the same young man who was once a national hero. These days he’d rather hide out from the world and leave his past behind. All that matters to him now is keeping Eden safe―even if that also means giving up June, the great love of Daniel’s life.

As the two brothers struggle to accept who they’ve each become since their time in the Republic, a new danger creeps into the distance that’s grown between them. Eden soon finds himself drawn so far into Ross City’s dark side, even his legendary brother can’t save him. At least not on his own . . .

Five Dark Fates

Judul : Five Dark Fates (Three Dark Crowns #4)
Penulis : Kendare Blake
Tebal : 480 halaman
Penerbit : Macmillan Children Books

Three dark sisters rise to fight. Allegiances shift. Bonds break. Secrets surface.

Mirabella has returned to the capital, seemingly under a banner of truce.

Katherine maintains her rule over Fennbirn – for now – but at huge personal cost.

Arsinoe is lost, the responsibility of stopping the ravaging mist heavy on her shoulders.

As oldest and youngest circle each other, and Katharine begins to yearn for the closeness that Mirabella and Arsinoe share, the dead queens hiss caution. They whisper that Mirabella is not to be trusted. But even they are drawn to her power . . .

The fate of the island lies in the hands of its queens.

The epic conclusion to Kendare Blake's bestselling Three Dark Crowns series.

Immortal Reign

Judul : Immortal Reign (Falling Kingdom #6)
Penulis : Morgan Rhodes
Tebal : 400 halaman
Penerbit : Razorbill

As two lethal elemental gods set out to destroy Mytica, sworn enemies must become allies in the final fight to save the kingdoms.

Jonas continues to willfully defy his destiny, but the consequences of plotting his own course are drastic. As the fight for Mytica rages on, he must decide just how much more he's willing to sacrifice.

Lucia knows there's something special about her daughter and she'll do anything to protect her, even if that means facing Kyan alone.

Amara is called back home to Kraeshia. Grandma Cortas has her own plans for Mytica's future. She promises Amara power, revenge, and dominance if she agrees to be part of her scheme.

Magnus and Cleo's love will be put to the ultimate test. Dark magic is causing widespread destruction throughout the kingdom. Enemies across the sea are advancing. And unrest is stirring throughout the land. Is their love strong enough to withstand the outside forces tearing them apart.

Thursday, 26 December 2019

Two Dark Reigns

Judul : Two Dark Reigns (Three Dark Crowns #3)
Penulis : Kendare Blake
Tebal : 447 halaman
Penerbit : Pan MacMillan

One Crowned, Two Exiled, A Revolution Rising.

The battle has been fought, blood has been spilt and a queen has been crowned, but not all are happy with the outcome.

Katharine, the poisoner queen, has been crowned and is trying to ignore the whispers that call her illegitimate, undead, cursed.

Mirabella and Arsinoe have escaped the island of Fennbirn, but how long before the island calls them back?

Jules is returning to Fennbirn and has become the unlikely figurehead of a revolution threatening to topple Katharine's already unsteady rule.

But what good is a revolution if something is wrong with the island itself?

Crystal Storm

Judul : Crystal Storm (Falling Kingdom #5)
Penulis : Morgan Rhodes
Tebal : 379 halaman
Penerbit : Razorbill

An epic clash between gods and mortals threatens to tear Mytica apart . . . and prove that not even the purest of love stands a chance against the strongest of magic.

MAGNUS and CLEO are forced to test the strength of their love when Gaius returns to Mytica claiming he's no longer the King of Blood but a changed man seeking redemption.

LUCIA, pregnant with the child of a Watcher, has escaped the clutches of the unhinged fire god. Her powers are dwindling as she goes forth to fulfill a prophecy that will keep her baby safe . . . but could mean her demise.

JONAS treks back to Mytica with a plan to overtake Amara, but fate takes hold when he runs into the beautiful Princess Lucia and joins her on her perilous journey.

AMARA has taken the Mytican throne, but with no way to unleash the water magic trapped within her stolen crystal, she'll never be able to seize glory and get sweet revenge.

And what kind of darkness will descend--and who will be safe--after Prince Ashur reveals the dangerous price he paid to cheat death?

Devil in Spring

Judul : Devil in Spring (The Ravenels #3)
Penulis : Lisa Kleypas
Tebal : 370 halaman
Penerbit : Avon

An eccentric wallflower…

Most debutantes dream of finding a husband. Lady Pandora Ravenel has different plans. The ambitious young beauty would much rather stay at home and plot out her new board game business than take part in the London Season. But one night at a glittering society ball, she’s ensnared in a scandal with a wickedly handsome stranger.

A cynical rake…

After years of evading marital traps with ease, Gabriel, Lord St. Vincent, has finally been caught-by a rebellious girl who couldn’t be less suitable. In fact, she wants nothing to do with him. But Gabriel finds the high-spirited Pandora irresistible. He’ll do whatever it takes to possess her, even if their marriage of convenience turns out to be the devil’s own bargain.

A perilous plot…

After succumbing to Gabriel’s skilled and sensuous persuasion, Pandora agrees to become his bride. But soon she discovers that her entrepreneurial endeavors have accidentally involved her in a dangerous conspiracy—and only her husband can keep her safe. As Gabriel protects her from their unknown adversaries, they realize their devil’s bargain may just turn out to be a match made in heaven...