Monday, 29 May 2017

The Demon King


Judul : The Demon King (Seven Realms #1)
Penulis : Cinda Williams Chima
Tebal : 506 halaman
Penerbit : Hyperion Books

One day Han Alister catches three young wizard setting fire to the sacred mountain of Hanalea. Han takes an amulet away from Micah Bayar, son of the High Wizard, to ensure the boy won’t use it against him. The amulet once belonged to the Demon King, who nearly destroyed the world a millennium ago. With a magical piece so powerful at stake, Han knows that the Bayars will stop at nothing to get it back.

Meanwhile, Princess Raisa ana’Marianna has her own battle to fight. She’s just returned to court after three years of riding and hunting with her father’s family. Raia aspires to be like Hanalea, the legendary warrior queen who killed the Demon King and saved the world. But it seems that her mother has other plans for her—plans that include a suitor who goes against everything the Queendom stands for.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

The Fiery Heart


Judul : The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines #4)
Penulis : Richelle Mead
Tebal : 420 halaman
Penerbit : Penguin Books Ltd

Sydney always believed that alchemists were born to protect vampire secrets and human lives - until she met Marcus and turned her back on everything she once knew.

But she's not free yet. When her sister Zoe arrives, Sydney can only tell her half-truths about her past. And with every word she risks exposure - and the fatal consequences.

Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney must choose her path once and for all. Even if that means harnessing her magical powers to destroy the way of life she was raised to defend...

Monday, 22 May 2017

Dear Nathan


Judul : Dear Nathan
Penerbit : Erisca Febriani
Tebal : 520 halaman
Penerbit : Best Media

Berawal dari keterlambatan mengikuti upacara pertama di sekolah baru, Salma Alvira bertemu dengan seorang cowok yang membantunya menelusup lewat gerbang samping. Selidik punya selidik, cowok itu ternyata bernama Nathan; murid nakal yang sering jadi bahan gosip anak satu sekolah. Beberapa rangkaian kejadian pun terjadi, yang justru menghantarkan Salma untuk menjadi kian lebih dekat dengan Nathan. Dua kepribadian yang saling bertolak belakang, seperti langit dan bumi; yang tidak bisa bersatu tapi saling melengkapi. Novel ini mengisahkan tentang masa indah putih abu-abu, persahabatan, pelajaran kehidupan, dan pentingnya untuk selalu menghargai perasaan.

Critical Eleven


Judul : Critical Eleven
Penulis : Ika Natassa
Tebal : 344 halaman
Penerbit : Gramedia Pustaka Utama

Dalam dunia penerbangan, dikenal istilah critical eleven, sebelas menit paling kritis di dalam pesawat—tiga menit setelah take off dan delapan menit sebelum landing—karena secara statistik delapan puluh persen kecelakaan pesawat umumnya terjadi dalam rentang waktu sebelas menit itu. It's when the aircraft is most vulnerable to any danger.

In a way, it's kinda the same with meeting people. Tiga menit pertama kritis sifatnya karena saat itulah kesan pertama terbentuk, lalu ada delapan menit sebelum berpisah—delapan menit ketika senyum, tindak tanduk, dan ekspresi wajah orang tersebut jelas bercerita apakah itu akan jadi awal sesuatu ataukah justru menjadi perpisahan.

Ale dan Anya pertama kali bertemu dalam penerbangan Jakarta-Sydney. Tiga menit pertama Anya terpikat, tujuh jam berikutnya mereka duduk bersebelahan dan saling mengenal lewat percakapan serta tawa, dan delapan menit sebelum berpisah Ale yakin dia menginginkan Anya.

Kini, lima tahun setelah perkenalan itu, Ale dan Anya dihadapkan pada satu tragedi besar yang membuat mereka mempertanyakan pilihan-pilihan yang mereka ambil, termasuk keputusan pada sebelas menit paling penting dalam pertemuan pertama mereka.

Diceritakan bergantian dari sudut pandang Ale dan Anya, setiap babnya merupakan kepingan puzzle yang membuat kita jatuh cinta atau benci kepada karakter-karakternya, atau justru keduanya.
 

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Three Dark Crowns


Judul : Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns #1)
Penulis : Kendare Blake
Tebal : 416 halaman
Penerbit : Harper Teen

In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose...it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins.

The last queen standing gets the crown. 

Red Queen


Judul : Red Queen (Red Queen #1)
Penulis : Victoria Aveyard
Tebal : 388 halaman
Penerbit : Harper Teen

Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly Reds, destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. Mare steals what she can to help her family survive, but a twist of fate leads her to the royal palace itself where, in front of the king and all his nobles, she discovers an ability she didn’t know she had. Except . . . her blood is Red.

To hide this impossibility, the king forces her into the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, her actions put into motion a deadly and violent dance, pitting prince against prince and Mare against her own heart.

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell


Judul : Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Penulis : Susanna Clarke
Tebal : 1006 halaman
Penerbit : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

The year is 1806, England is beleaguered by the long war with Napoleon, and centuries have passed since practical magicians faded into the nation's past. But scholars of this glorious history discover that one remains, the reclusive Mr Norrell, whose displays of magic send a thrill through the country. Proceeding to London, he raises a beautiful woman from the dead and summons an army of ghostly ships to terrify the French. Yet the cautious, fussy Norrell is challenged by the emergence of another magician: the brilliant novice Jonathan Strange. Young, handsome and daring, Strange is the very antithesis of Norrel. So begins a dangerous battle between these two great men which overwhelms that between England and France. And their own obsessions and secret dabblings with the dark arts are going to cause more trouble than they can imagine.