Friday, 21 April 2017

Shadow and Bone


Judul : Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1)
Penulis : Leigh Bardugo
Tebal : 308 halaman
Penerbit : Indigo

The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, crawling with monsters that feast on human flesh, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka.

Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a unique power that thrusts her into the lavish world of the kingdom's magical elite - the Grisha. Could she be the key to unravelling the dark fabric of the Shadow Fold and setting Ravka free?

The Darkling, a creature of seductive charm and terrifying power, leader of the Grisha. If Alina is to fulfil her destiny, she must discover how to unlock her gift and face up to her dangerous attraction to him.

But what of Mal, Alina's childhood best friend? As Alina contemplates her dazzling new future, why can't she ever quite forget him?

Metropolis


Judul : Metropolis
Penulis : Windry Ramadhina
Tebal : 354 halaman
Penerbit : Grasindo

Setiap kota punya sisi gelap dan di sana mereka—mafia—berpesta.

Bram, polisi muda yang cerdas, anak seorang pecandu yang mati dibunuh pengedar. Miaa, perempuan misterius yang tidak pernah memiliki ayah. Johan, laki-laki yang lahir di kalangan mafia dan punya banyak piutang nyawa. Indira, perempuan berhati bersih, orang yang salah di tempat yang salah.

Keempatnya tenggelam dalam kegelapan metropolis, di tengah-tengah konflik antargeng pengedar narkotika Jakarta. Tapi, mereka tidak hitam, bukan pula putih sepenuhnya. Mereka manusia biasa yang punya ambisi, memendam niat buruk, melakukan kesalahan, serta merasakan benci dan cinta.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Everything, Everything


Judul : Everything, Everything
Penulis : Nicola Yoon
Tebal : 310 halaman
Penerbit : Corgi Children

Madeline Whittier is allergic to the outside world. So allergic, in fact, that she has never left the house in all of her seventeen years. But when Olly moves in next door, and wants to talk to Maddie, tiny holes start to appear in the protective bubble her mother has built around her. Olly writes his IM address on a piece of paper, shows it at her window, and suddenly, a door opens. But does Maddie dare to step outside her comfort zone?

Out of the Easy


Judul : Out of the Easy
Penulis : Ruta Sepetys
Tebal : 346 halaman
Penerbit : Penguin Books Ltd

Out of the Easy is set against the vivid backdrop of 1950s New Orleans. Written by New York Times bestselling author Ruth Sepetys, this novel has something for everyone: love, mystery, murder, blackmail and warmth.

Josie Moraine wants out of The Big Easy - she needs more than New Orleans can offer. Known locally as a brothel prostitute's daughter, she dreams of life at an elite college, far away from here.

But then a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie caught between her ambition and a clandestine underworld. New Orleans is luring Josie deeper in as she searches for the truth, and temptation beckons at every turn.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

The Lost Prince


Judul : The Lost Prince (Call of the Forgotten #1)
Penulis : Julie Kagawa
Tebal : 377 halaman
Penerbit : Harlequin Teen

Don’t look at Them.
Never let Them know
you can see Them.


That is Ethan Chase’s unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he’d dare to fall for.

Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister’s world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.

My name is Ethan Chase.
And I may not live to see my
eighteenth birthday.

Therese Raquin


Judul : Therese Raquin
Penulis : Emile Zola
Tebal : 336 halaman
Penerbit : Gramedia Pustaka Utama

Di sebuah apartemen kumuh di Passage du Pont-Neuf, Paris, Therese Raquin terjebak dalam pernikahan tanpa cinta dengan Camille, sepupunya yang sakit-sakitan. Namun hari-harinya yang sungguh membosankan tiba-tiba berubah ketika dia menjalin hubungan gelap dengan Laurent, teman suaminya. Gairah cinta mereka yang tak kenal batas akhirnya menjerumuskan pasangan kekasih ini ke dalam perbuatan kriminal yang akan menghantui mereka selamanya.

Friday, 6 January 2017

Romance Reading Challenge 2016 (Wrap Up Post)


Eh, iya. Ketinggalan satu wrap up lagi. Kali ini bergenre romance dan saya bakal memisahkan daftarnya berdasarkan tema yang audah ditentukan.

1.   Out of the Century

2.   Your Opposite Perspective
      - Transcendence by Shay Savage

3.   Books to Movie

4.   Royal Love
      - Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

5.   Trip to Europe

6.   Enemies Turn Lovers
      - Love, Curse, & Hocus Pocus by Karla M. Nashar

7.   Third Instalment

8.   Chunkster Books
      - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon 

9.   Native Language
10. Darker Part of Romance

11. Superheroines

12. Love in the Spotlight

13. School's Day
      - Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell 
      - P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

14. Out of Normal
      - Angelfall by Susan Ee 

15. Men in Uniform

Jadi, totalnya ada 33 buku. Lumayan. Bahkan masuk ke kategori Hopeless Romantic (>30 buku). Hihi...


Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Read Big Reading Challenge 2016 (Wrap Up Post)


Aha! Siapa yang takut buku dengan ketebalan lebih dari 500 halaman? Saya sih tidak, kecuali buku textbook. Justru kata saya, buku tebal biasanya ceritanya lebih kompleks dan saya juga bisa berkenalan dengan tokoh-tokohnya lebih dalam lagi.

Untuk reading challenge satu ini, saya membaca:
1.   Twice Loved by LaVyrle Spencer (620 halaman)
2.   Dark Places by Gillian Flynn (560 halaman)
3.   The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (576 halaman)
4.   The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly (502 halaman)
5.   Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (1128 halaman)
6.   Cress by Marissa Meyer (550 halaman)
7.   Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare (512 halaman)
8.   Winter by Marissa Meyer (823 halaman)
9.   Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (568 halaman)
10. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (672 halaman)
11. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (528 halaman)

Saya masuk kategori Heavyweight (>8 buku). Begitulah. Saya juga berhasil menyelesaikan 1 buku kelas khusus: Incredible Hulk (tebal >1000 halaman). Tapi saya lumayan tepar baca Outlander. Romance-nya kebanyakan untuk jumlah halaman segitu.  

Young Adult Reading Challenge 2016 (Wrap Up Post)


Saatnya, Wrap Up Post buat reading challenge tahun 2016. Yang pertama kategori Young Adult. Karena sebagian besar bacaan saya masuk kategori itu, jadi jumlahnya lumayan banyak.

Berikut daftarnya:
1.   Uprooted by Naomi Novik
2.   Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
3.   Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
4.   Happily Ever After by Winna Efendi
5.   The 5th Wave by Rick Yance
6.   A Million Suns by Beth Revis
7.   The Book of Lost Things by John Connoly
8.   The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
9.   Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Books read in 2016

Yihaaaa!!! Satu tahun lagi sudah berlalu. Cepat sekali. Saya bahkan tidak tahu ke mana satu tahun ini pergi. Tiba-tiba sudah 2017 lagi.

Tahun 2016 adalah tahun tersibuk saya. Di awal tahun saya menargetkan diri untuk membaca 65 buku. Tapi ternyata saya hanya berhasil menyelesaikan 55 buku saja. 

List of books read in 2016 (based on genre):

A. Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction

B. Young Adult & Teenlit

D. Historical Romance

E. Classic Literature & Historical Fiction

F. General Fiction & Nonfiction

G. Suspense, Mystery & Thriller

H. Paranormal Romance

Selama tahun 2016 saya sadar kalau saya lebih memilih cerita yang ringan dan tidak banyak mikir. Kebanyakan lebih karena untuk mengejar target baca. Lagipula saya hampir tidak bisa menemukan waktu baca selain beberapa menit sebelum tidur. Tentu saja saya pasti memilih Young Adult Fantasy di atas segala genre. Dan... saya membaca banyak buku bagus yang akhirnya masuk ke dalam daftar buku favorit saya sepanjang masa.

Untuk tahun 2017 saya menargetkan 65 buku, balas dendam karena tidak tercapai jumlah segitu di tahun lalu. Saya juga akan mengurangi jumlah reading challenge dan hanya mengikuti yang goodreads saja. Seandainya saya dibayar untuk membaca. :(

Top 10 best books I read in 2016 (not in order):
1.   Winter by Marissa Meyer (young adult fantasy)
2.   The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (historical fiction)
3.   Portrait in Sepia by Isabel Allende (historical fiction)
4.   Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (young adult fantasy)
5.   The Rose Society by Marie Lu (young adult fantasy)
6.   The Midnight Star by Marie Lu (young adult fantasy)
7.   Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma (young adult)
8.   Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (young adult)
9.   Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins (young adult)
10. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (romance)

Happy New Year!!!!