Wednesday, December 17, 2014

[Review] Cress by Marissa Meyer

Title: Cress
Author: Marissa Meyer (Goodreads Author)
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #3
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Published: February 2014
ISBN: 9780312642976
Pages: 550

In this third book of the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.

Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who's only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.

[Review] Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Title: Scarlet
Author: Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #2
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Published: February 2013
ISBN: 9780312642969
Pages: 452

Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison--even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her.

As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.

Monday, December 15, 2014

[Wrap Up] Trees of Reverie Read A Thon

Yesterday was the last day of a Read A Thon that was held by Sarah @Trees of Reverie. And for nine days, I managed to read four and a half books. Although I have made my TBR list before, in the end I only read two of them.

1. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
2. Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas
3. Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick
4. A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
5. Ten by Gretchen McNeil

My final list:

1. A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray (Day 2)
2. Ten by Gretchen McNeil (Day 5)
3. Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Day 7)
4. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (Day 9)
5. Cress by Marissa Meyer (Day 9) - page 102

I was trying to read The Lovely Bones after Ten, but I couldn't bring myself to continue reading it after chapter 2. I didn't know why, I just couldn't. And I totally forgot about Dangerous Girls, so I skipped it. As for Silence, I didn't know that it's the third book of Hush, Hush series, so when I found out about it, I wanted to read Crescendo first, but it turned out that I dislike the book. I kind of hate Nora in that book so I couldn't force myself to read it anymore. And if I haven't read Crescendo, how could I read Silence?

So yeah, those are my reasons and besides, last week was an exhausting week, there were unpredictable loads of works. That was why I never updated my reading progress in my blog anymore. 

I've already made a review for A Thousand Pieces of You and Cinder. I won't make any review for Ten but I'll give it 5 stars on Goodreads. And I am currently working on Scarlet whilst I continue reading Cress.

And it was fun. Even though I never made Daily Bookish Challenge again after Day 2, but I always read the other participant's post. They're all wonderful. I'll definitely join another read a thon in the future.

Friday, December 12, 2014

[Review] Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Title: Cinder
Author: Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #1
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Published: January 2012
ISBN: 9780312641894
Pages: 390

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

Monday, December 8, 2014

[Review] A Thousand Pieces Of You by Claudia Gray

Title: A Thousand Pieces of You
Author: Claudia Gray
Series: Firebird #01
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: November 2014
ISBN: 9780062278968
Pages: 368

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Trees Of Reverie Read A Thon : Day 2

Day 2: What’s on your book wishlist for the holidays?

Speaking of wishlist. I never make a wishlist based on any particular event, so to speak my wishlist is for everyday use. If I can cross them off today, I will, not because of holidays or celebrations or anything. Their priorities will be the same like always. So the list will not change if I haven’t crossed anything off of it.
But, today’s challenge is to show off your wishlist, right? So I’m going to write down the Top Five.

1. The Darkest Mind by Alexandra Braken
2. Sabtu Bersama Bapak by Adhitya Mulya
3. Four by Veronica Roth
4. The Adventure of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
5. Tidal by Amanda Hocking

Progress Day 2: 1 Book
I’ve finished A Thousand Pieces of You today, and it’s AWESOME! A review soon! Next book would be ...

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Trees of Reverie Read A Thon : Day 1

Day 1: Introduce us to your bookish world

Show or explain to us what your collection of books looks like. Do you have a specific way or order to how you like to keep your books?
I don’t have any shelf yet so my books are practically every where. But most of them are e books so it's not that messy. And when I have a shelf, I'll put them based on author(alphabetically) then series then stand alones (alphabetically). Though I’m not pretty sure I could,  that needs some real time for me who only have a little.

Friday, December 5, 2014

[Wrap Up] Indonesia Romance Reading Challenge 2014

Sebenernya masih ada sebulan lagi (tepatnya 26 hari lagi) sebelum challengenya berakhir, tapi aku memutuskan untuk menyudahkan IRRC 2014 hari ini. Karena aku yakin sampe akhir Desember pun, ngga akan ada buku romance Indonesia yang ku baca.

Jadi aku milih Fling (1-5 buku) waktu daftar, tapi ada 15 buku yang masuk dalam listku. Ngga semua dibaca sih, hampir, tapi juga ngga semua yang dibaca aku review. Ini listku :

Thursday, December 4, 2014

2015 Assignment Reading List

This challenge is Hosted by Berls @ Fantasy is more fun and Michelle @ Because ReadingThe rules, award, and terms&conditions are here.
I've already made a sign up post in my Reading Challenge 2015, so here is the list.

Level 3: 2 books/month
1. Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang
2. Servants of The Storm by Delilah S. Dawson
3. Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley
4. The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings
5. Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally
6. Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
7. Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
8. Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
9. Looking for Alaska by John Green
10. Shades of Earth by Beth Revis
11. Just One Year by Gayle Forman
12. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
13. White Fang by Jack London
14. I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
15. Broken Heart, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn
16. Omens by Kelley Armstrong
17. Magnolia by Kristi Cook
18. The Summer I Became A Nerd by Leah Rae Miller
19. Sanctum by Madeleine Roux
20. Sister’s Fate by Jessica Spotswood
21. Some Boys by Patty Blount
22. The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes
23. Rescue Me by Rachel Gibson
24. Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

[Book Tag] Opposites

Aku nemu tag ini waktu blog walking dua bulan lalu, sebenernya dari semenjak nemu udah mau bikin, entah kenapa baru sekarang bener-bener dibuat. Ada 10 pertanyaan yang harus dijawab di tag ini dan video originalnya ada di sini -bahasanya ngga ngerti-. Anyway, langsung aja ya.

1. First book in your collection/Last book you bought:

First: Matemacinta by Razy Bintang Argian
Last: Kopiss by Miko Santoso
Matemacinta aku beli semenjak aku punya uang sendiri dan aku inget banget waktu itu aku ngubek-ngubek tukang jualan kolpri di internet karena sadar diri ngga mungkin masih ada di toko buku. Kira-kira seminggu dari mulai nyari, ketemulah orang yang masih punya bukunya. Alhamdulillah. Aku suka banget sama buku ini, dulu baca waktu masih kelas 2 SMP dan langsung jatuh cinta sama Rio. Ahh~ Mario! Sayangnya Razy ngga nerbitin buku apa-apa lagi, padahal dulu sempet best seller loh. Sayang banget.

[Meme] Scene On Three #03

Aku hampir lupa kalau hari ini tanggal 3, ups.
Kalau tadi aku udah bermimpi, kini saatnya berbagi. Scene yang mau aku bagi kali ini diambil dari buku yang sekarang lagi aku baca: My True Love Gave To Me, kumpulan antologi cerpen dari penulis-penulis young adult fiction ternama di luar sana. Macam Rainbow Rowell, Stephanie Perkins, Holly Black.

It’s nearly midnight by the time they have everything arranged to Miranda’s satisfaction. She goes inside and turns on the Hall’s floodlights, then turns on the snow machine. A fine, glittering snow begins.

Menceritakan momen saat Miranda -tokoh utama dari salah satu cerita- membuat keajaibannya sendiri untuk mendatangkan seseorang yang ia cintai. Membuat saya sadar bahwa miracle bukan sesuatu yang kita tunggu tapi kita ciptakan.

Aku baru baca sampe tiga cerita, dan so far aku suka. Meskipun kalau cerita-cerita pendek ini akna lebih menarik kalau dibuat novel benerannya. Sekarang aku lagi baca cerita ke empat, tentang anak adopsi santa bernama Natalie karya Jenny Han, belum pernah baca karyanya Jenny Han sih. Lihat nanti aja deh.

[Meme] Wishful Wednesday #03

Selamat hari Rabu! Selamat bermimpi!

Mimpiku minggu ini adalah mempunyai buku-buku anak klasik yang pernah aku tonton animasinya sewaktu kecil. Sempet ngeliat bukunya di gramedia, tapi karena waktu itu aku masih sekolah yang bisa dibilang waktu-waktu miskin ku, jadi cuma bisa melihat sambil meratap deh. Mungkin nanti kalau kita berjumpa lagi.

klik gambar untuk info lebih lanjut

Dua di atas cuma salah satu dari sekian banyak yang mau aku baca, masih ada The Little Mermaid, Heidi, Peter Pan, dll. Dan ada satu lagi, aku lupa judulnya, ceritanya tentang anak gadis yang tinggal di pegunungan Alpen(?) bersama neneknya(?) dan punya sahabat laki-laki yang suka menggembala kambing gunung (?). Terus anak gadis ini diajak ke kota sama entah siapa, terus aku lupa gimana lagi. Eh, apa Heidi ya itu? Pokoknya itulah.

Selamat bermimpi kawan-kawan pemimpi! Semoga mimpi kalian semua terkabul ya!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

[Meme] Top Ten Tuesday : Top Ten Books I'm Looking Forward To In 2015

This week's theme:
Top Ten Books I'm Looking Forward To In 2015

First of all, I'm not someone who thrilled about upcoming released books except for the series that I like. So, this is going to be hard.
click the cover to see the detail.

Monday, December 1, 2014

[Review] Attachment by Rainbow Rowell

Title : Attachment
Author : Rainbow Rowell
Publisher : Dutton Adult
Published : January 2011
ISBN : 9780525951988
Pages : 323

"Hi, I'm the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you . . . "

Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It's company policy.) But they can't quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives.

Meanwhile, Lincoln O'Neill can't believe this is his job now- reading other people's e-mail. When he applied to be "internet security officer," he pictured himself building firewalls and crushing hackers- not writing up a report every time a sports reporter forwards a dirty joke.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

[Meme] Scene on Three #02

So today I’m going to share something funny, well a lil bit funny. One of the character in Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick decided to take a chance being a comedian.

It’s Vee, Nora’s best buddy, by the way.

Friday, November 28, 2014

[Review] After D-100 by Park Mi Youn

Tittle : After D-100
Author : Park Mi Youn
Penerbit : Penerbit Haru
Penerjemah : Putu Pramania Adnyana
Tanggal Terbit : June 2013
Halaman : 382

Aku mencintai laki laki itu dan menikahinya.
Akan tetapi setelah hari itu,
Aku memutuskan untuk bercerai dengannya

Sampai sebelum hari itu,
Aku tidak mencintai istriku.
Akan tetapi setelah hari itu,
Aku mulai mencintai istriku

Wanita yang jatuh cinta dan lelaki yang tidak jatuh cinta.
Akan tetapi setelah hari itu, perasaan keduanya berubah drastis.

D-100,Apa yang terjadi kepada keduanya setelah hari itu?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Trees of Reverie Read A Thon - December 2014


Seeing my read list this month I feel so ashamed. Only FOUR books people! Let me tell you! Maybe it has something to do with my exams last week, or maybe I just forget the joy of reading new books. I don't know. I just want it to pass quickly.

So I am going to do a Read A Thon! This is the first time I'm doing it, but I've seen other blogger doing it some other times ago, so I'm not that confused. Besides, the FAQ that Sarah made makes it hard to feel confused, it's so detail.

Trees of Reverie is a blog by Sarah in Tumblr, and I feel pretty sure she is the one I usually see in Epic Read's channel on YouTube. Hmm..
Anyway, she hold a Trees of Reverie Read A Thon every month which I'm going to join next month.

And these are the books I'll read : 

You can find more information in her blog, FAQ, and how to be an Official Participant.
See you in #treesofreveriereadathon on Dec 6!

Reading Challenge 2015

src: Those-pictures
I have found sooo many reading challenge for 2015 and these are what I'll do next year. Hopefully they will complete, since I pick sooo many reading challenge for next year :)

1. 2015 Monthly Motif Challenge

This challenge is hosted by Kim from Bookmark To Blog, you can find more info and sign up here.
The rules are simple, each month has different motifs and themes, and you have to read a book that fits the motifs and make it's review. Put your review link in the linky that will be on the right side bar on Kim's blog, linky will appear starting January 2015.
My goal : Read at least 2 books per motif.

[Review] The Giver by Lois Lowry

Newberry Medal Winner - 1994
Judul : The Giver - Sang Pemberi
Pengarang : Lois Lowry
Penerjemah : Ariyantri E. Tarman
Penerbit : Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Tanggal Terbit : 18 Agustus 2014
Tebal : 232 hal
ISBN : 9786020306681

Dunia Jonas adalah dunia yang sempurna. Semuanya terkendali dan teratus. Tak ada perang, ketakutan, atau kesakitan. Juga tak ada yang namanya pilihan. Semua orang memiliki peran di Komunitas. Saat Jonas menjadi Dua Belas, dia terpilih menerima ingatan khusus dari Sang Pemberi.

Selama ini Sang Pemberi memegang ingatan akan rasa sakit sejati dan kenikmatan hidup. Sekarang saatnya bagi Jonas untuk menerima kebenaran. Dan tak ada jalan untuk kembali.

Saat itu menjelang Desember, dan Jonas mulai merasa takut...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

[Meme] Wishful Wednesday #02

It's wednesday everybody! WW time! Kebetulan banget minggu ini ada giveawaynya, ikutan ah siapa tahu dapet :)

Wishful wednesday adalah meme tiap hari rabu di blognya mba Astrid, Books To Share. It's such a perfect time buat berbagi buku-buku inceranmu tiap minggu.

My wish this week is :

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Judul : The Darkest Minds
Pengarang : Alexandra Bracken
Penerbit : Fantasious
Penerjemah : Lulu Fitri Rahman
Halaman : 584
Harga : Rp 89,900 + diskon 15%
Bisa didapatkan di : BukaBuku

Penasaran banget sama buku ini, banyak yang bilang buku ini bagus, misterius, dan lain-lain. Terus covernya juga keren, simbolik gimaaaa gitu. Buku keduanya yang berjudul Never Fade juga udah di adain pre ordernya (udah selesai sih). Terus karena yang nerjemahin dari fantasious, aku optimis terjemahannya bagus. Semoga menang, Amin #crossfingers

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

[Meme] Top Ten Tuesday : Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR

Another Tuesday another Top Ten Tuesday! This week's theme is Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR! Tada~

For those who don't know, Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by fabolous ladies from The Broke and The Bookish, each Tuesday has each theme, just click on the button above for list of all the themes, future and past.

Honestly, I don't really like making a TBR list, it's kind of limiting my reading list, like scheduling it, and I like reading something on a whim instead. But well, if I have to schedule my TBR list for winter, I guess these are those.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

[Meme] Wishful Wednesday #01

Happy Wednesday! Pertama kalinya ikutan WW di blognya Mbak Astrid *semuanya aja pertama kali -.- Anyway, aku ngga janji bakalan terus ikutan, karena yah, agak menyakitkan kalau diakhir bulan ternyata buku yang ku mau masih belum bisa kebeli. Huhu T.T dan ikutan WW kayak gini bikin rasa sakit itu bertambah karena terus diingatkan betapa tipisnya dompetku :(

Okeh, sudah cukup curhatnya. WW ku minggu ini itu ada dua, sebenernya udah kepengen dari lamaaaaaaaaaa banget, tapi sampe sekarang yah, gitulah. Malah beli buku lain bukannya selesain dulu wishlist-nya. Tapi okelah, sekedar berbagi ajah.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

[Meme] Top Ten Tuesday : Top Ten Books I Wish I Could Read Again For The First Time

Hola! It's Tuesday and it's time for Top Ten Tuesday! If you're wondering, Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the fabulous ladies from The Broke and The Bookish, and it's so cool I just can't miss it. Well, I missed it a few weeks or so, but not this week, and hopefully not ever again.

So, today I'm going to do Top Ten Books I Wish I Could Read Again For The First Time! Well, the truth is, this week's theme is Sequels I Can't Wait To Get, but I seldom read a series that didn't end already, so....

Thursday, November 13, 2014

[Meme] Swoon Thursday #01

source pic: here

Swoon Thursday is a hot meme hosted by the fabulous ladies at YA Bound!

- From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering

- Try to make the swoon excerpt 140 characters (or less), if you are going to tweet about it. Use the hashtag #YABOUND when tweeting

My swoon : Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie

He leaned forward and kissed her softly, his mouth fitting hers so perfectly that she trembled. She tasted the heat of him and licked the chocolate off his lip and felt his tongue against hers, hot and devastating, and when he broke the kiss, she was breathless and dizzy and aching for more. He held her eyes, looking as dazed as she felt, but she wasn't deceived at all, she knew what he was.
She just didn't care. 
"More," she said, and he reached for the pastry, but she said, "No, you," and grabbed his shirt to pull him closer, and he kissed her hard this time, his hand on the back of her head, and she fell into him, as glitter exploded behind her eyelids. She felt his hand on her waist, sliding hot under her sweater, and her blood surged, and the rush in her head said, THIS one.

[Meme] Scene On Three #01

source pic : here

Ohayou ~ Pertama kalinya ikutan Scene on Three nih. Scene on Three adalah meme yang di posting per tanggal yang ada angka 3-nya, yaitu : 3,13,23,30,31. Created by Bacaan B.Zee. Belum kenalan sih sama yang punya, tapi aku ingin ikutan berbagi adegan-adegan favorit juga, mulai dari yang paling aku suka ya : when they fall in love.

The first day I met Bryce Loski, I flipped. Honestly, one look at him and I became a lunatic. It's his eyes. Something in his eyes. They're blue, and framed in the blackness of his lashes, they're dazzling. Absolutely breathtaking.” *Juli

A month ago I also wouldn't have paid any attention to the picture of Juli, but now I found myself staring at it. Not the one of the whole scene — that was more emergency rescue equipment than Juli. The other one, on the bottom half of the page. Someone must've used a killer telephoto lens, because you can tell that she's in the tree, but it's mostly from the shoulders up. She's looking off into the distance and the wind is blowing her hair back like she's at the helm of a ship or something, sailing into the sun.

I'd spent so many years avoiding Juli Baker that I'd never really looked at her, and now all of a sudden I couldn't stop. *Bryce

They're so cute. Juli pertama kali jatuh cinta pada Bryce waktu masih kelas 2 SD sementara Bryce pas SMP baru mulai melihat Juli sebagai lawan jenis. Bryce ngeri banget sama sikap Juli dari kecil soalnya. Gimana Juli mengekori Bryce di sekolah, menguntit sampai ke rumah (rumah mereka bersebrangan), sampai ngelabrak anak perempuan yang-katanya- pacaran sama Bryce.

Oh iya, maksud kata-kata picture di atas adalah foto Juli di surat kabar yang memberitakan demo untuk menentang penebangan pohon tua di kompleks rumah Juli. Juli bahkan bolos sekolah untuk mencegah pohon kesukaannya ditebang. Dia tetap kekeuh duduk di salah satu cabang pohon dan menolak untuk turun sampai ayahnya datang dan membujuknya.

Bagi yang ingin ikutan, go ahead lah kalo kata mba zee (eh, mba apa mas sih?), just follow these numbers :
1.      Tuliskan suatu adegan atau deskripsi pemandangan/manusia/situasi/kota dan sebagainya dari buku pilihan kalian ke dalam suatu post.
2.   Jelaskan mengapa adegan atau deskripsi itu menarik, menurut versi kalian masing-masing.
3.   Jangan lupa cantumkan button Scene on Three di dalam post dengan link menuju blog Bacaan B.Zee.
4.   Masukkan link post kalian ke link tools yang ada di bawah post Bacaan B.Zee, sekalian saling mengunjungi sesama peserta Scene on Three.
5.   Meme ini diadakan setiap tanggal yang mengandung angka tiga, sesuai dengan ketersediaan tanggal di bulan tersebut (tanggal 3, 13, 23, 30, dan 31).

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