Thursday, 6 April 2023



Judul : Unwholly (Unwind Dystology #2)

Penulis : Neal Shusterman

Tebal : 402 halaman

Penerbit : Simon & Schuster UK

Thanks to Connor, Lev, and Risa — and their high-profile revolt at Happy Jack Harvest Camp — people can no longer turn a blind eye to unwinding. Ridding society of troublesome teens while simultaneously providing much-needed tissues for transplant might be convenient, but its morality has finally been brought into question. However, unwinding has become big business, and there are powerful political and corporate interests that want to see it not only continue, but also expand to the unwinding of prisoners and the impoverished.

Cam is a product of unwinding; made entirely out of the parts of other unwinds, he is a teen who does not technically exist. A futuristic Frankenstein, Cam struggles with a search for identity and meaning and wonders if a rewound being can have a soul. And when the actions of a sadistic bounty hunter cause Cam’s fate to become inextricably bound with the fates of Connor, Risa, and Lev, he’ll have to question humanity itself.

Rife with action and suspense, this riveting companion to the perennially popular Unwind challenges assumptions about where life begins and ends—and what it means to live.

Ghosts of the Shadow Market


Judul : Ghosts of the Shadow Market

Penulis : Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Kelly Link, Robin Wasserman

Tebal : 617 halaman

Penerbit : Walker Books

The Shadow Market is a meeting point for faeries, werewolves, warlocks and vampires. There the Downworlders buy and sell magical objects, make dark bargains, and whisper secrets they do not want the Nephilim to know. Through two centuries, however, there has been a frequent visitor to the Shadow Market from the City of Bones, the very heart of the Shadowhunters. As a Silent Brother, Brother Zachariah is sworn keeper of the laws and lore of the Nephilim. But once he was a Shadowhunter called Jem Carstairs, and his love, then and always, is the warlock Tessa Gray.

Follow Brother Zachariah and see, against the backdrop of the Shadow Market’s dark dealings and festive celebrations, Anna Lightwood’s first romance, Matthew Fairchild’s great sin and Tessa Gray plunged into a world war. Valentine Morgenstern buys a soul at the Market and a young Jace Wayland’s soul finds safe harbor. In the Market is hidden a lost heir and a beloved ghost, and no one can save you once you have traded away your heart. Not even Brother Zachariah...

Sunday, 1 January 2023

Books Read in 2022

 List of books read in 2022 (based on genre):

A.   Contemporary Romance

B.   Fantasy and Science Fiction

C.   Teen and Young Adult

D.   General and Classic Historical Fiction

Satu tahun lagi telah berlalu. Saat saya menuliskan blog ini, saya sedang berada di rumah sakit dan sedang dalam masa pemulihan operasi usus buntu. Ya, tahun 2022 ini saya dapat hadiah perpisahan berupa usus buntu. Haizzz... 

Target baca saya tahun 2022 tercapai walaupun saya banyak mengorbankan buku-buku tebal yang ingin saya baca. Tapi saya senang karena tumpukan buku yang ditumpuk sejak lama saya baca duluan. Terutama yang genre romansa. Babat timbunan yang lumayan berhasil. 

Tidak seperti tahun sebelumnya, kali ini saya membaca lebih banyak genre romance. Oh, saya masih tetap banyak baca genre fantasi. 

Untuk reading challenge 2023, saya menargetkan 49 buku. Sepertinya harus selalu dikurangi setiap tahun karena kecepatan baca saya semakin menurun. Saya juga berharap di tahun 2023, saya akan kembali melahap timbunan lebih banyak dibanding membeli buku. 

Top 10 books read in 2022 (not in a particular order):
1.   Circe by Madeline Miller (fantasy myth re telling) 
2.   The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang (epic fantasy) 
3.   An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (young adult fantasy) 
4.   A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir (young adult fantasy) 
5.   Reaper at the Gated by Sabaa Tahir (young adult fantasy) 
6.   Royal Assassin by Robin Hobby (epic fantasy) 
7.   A untuk Amanda by Annisa Ihsan (teenlit) 
8.   7 Hari Menembus Waktu by Charon (teenlit) 
9.   The Wonder by Emma Donoghue (historical fiction) 
10. Dia Adalah Dilanku Tahun 1991 by Pidi Baiq (teenlit) 

Sekian dan Selamat Tahun Baru 2023! Semoga tahun baru ini memberi berkat yang lebih banyak lagi. :D