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.
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