Saturday, December 26, 2015

[Book Tag] Inside Out

I love Inside Out, it shows you that people need a good cry sometimes. Don't run away from crying people (yep, that's me talking) just be there for them, you don't even have to say anything, just sit by his/her side and he/she will appreciate it.

Anyway, I found this tag while I'm watching booktube videos (of course) by Jessethereader and I just couldn't not join in. Now let's just get started.

Which book brings you the most joy?
Happy Again by Jennifer E.Smith
The funny thing is, I posted this post before picking a book for Joy, fortunately it's only a few minutes (and there are only few people who read this post :p). It's not because I've never read a book that brings me joy, it's just I couldn't pick one (figured). Picking Rainbow Rowel's is kinda obvious or Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie, or Stephanie Perkin's, so I'm picking Happy Again by Jennifer E.Smith. Happy Again is a novella, an epilogue really, of This Is What Happy Looks Like. It's not a series, I don't think Jennifer Smith ever wrote a series, but She wrote one novella about this particular book, and IT'S AWESOME. I like that there is an obstacle in relationship, especially with a holiwood star, or any Long Distance Relationship mostly, but they managed to passed it. Not to mention that Jennifer Smith really can make a girl swoon and smiling like an idiot.

Which book made you cry the hardest?
All The Bright Places, because it's obvious, and Dreamland. I cried a good cry reading Dreamland, people probably think someone died if they saw me (thankfully I read it in my room). It fills me with frustration, sadness, abandonment, and hope, hope that the parents are finally seeing their second daughter. Oh, the feels.

Which book grossed you out the most?
World After by Susan Ee
There are these two creatures, a man-made with a little Angel magic, that really grossed me out. And they are made in a freakingly morbid kind of way, that just... bizzare. You probably need to read the book because it's a spoiler. But maybe some people who read this series will understand me.

Which book scared you more that anything?
The Nightmare Hour by R.L.Stine
I don't read a lot of horror book or thriller book except in highschool. My highschool library consist of Goosebumps series by R.L.Stine, so I read a lot of Goosebumps, I really like the Sircus edition but the scariest book of R.L. Stine I've read is The Nightmare Hour. It was a compilation of short stories about Halloween, and Old Man and His Pumkins (I forgot the title, but it's about an Old Man and his pumkins) is the one that still craved into my mind.

Which book pissed you off?

Unwholly by Neil Shusterman
It's the advertisings!!! I can't continue reading it because the advertisings! And Cams. He's the new character that shows up in this book, and he is a freaking frankenstein!! WHAT THE HELL?!

TAG! You're it!

[Review] Angelfall by Susan Ee

Title: Angelfall
Author: Susan Ee
Series: Penryn & The End of Days #1
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
Published: May 2013
ISBN: 9781444778519
Pages: 326

It's been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels' stronghold in San Francisco where she'll risk everything to rescue her sister and he'll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.

Monday, December 14, 2015

[Blogtour] Cinderella Teeth by Sakaki Tsukasa

Judul : Cinderella Teeth
Penulis : Sakaki Tsukasa
Penerjemah : Nurul Maulidia
Penerbit : Penerbit Haru
Tanggal Terbit : Oktober 2015
ISBN : 9786027742635
Hal : 272

Saki ditipu oleh ibunya sendiri hingga gadis itu harus bekerja di sebuah klinik dokter gigi. Padahal, ia benci dokter gigi!

Namun, musim panas itu akan menjadi musim panas yang berarti bagi Saki. Pasien-pasien yang berkunjung ke klinik tersebut ternyata memiliki rahasia-rahasia unik. Belum lagi, seorang pemuda di klinik tersebut mulai menarik perhatian Saki.

Dapatkah saki menghadapi phobia-nya, pasien-pasien, dan cinta yang datang bersamaan dalam satu musim panas?

Thursday, November 26, 2015

[Review] Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

Title: Ice Like Fire
Author: Sara Raasch
Series: Snow Like Ashes #2
Publisher: Blazer + Bray
Published: Oct 2015
ISBN:  9780062286956
Pages: 479

It's been three months since the Winterians were freed and Spring's king, Angra, disappeared—thanks largely to the help of Cordell.

Meira just wants her people to be safe. When Cordellan debt forces the Winterians to dig their mines for payment, they unearth something powerful and possibly dangerous: Primoria's lost chasm of magic. Theron sees this find as an opportunity—with this much magic, the world can finally stand against threats like Angra. But Meira fears the danger the chasm poses—the last time the world had access to so much magic, it spawned the Decay. So when the king of Cordell orders the two on a mission across the kingdoms of Primoria to discover the chasm's secrets, Meira plans on using the trip to garner support to keep the chasm shut and Winter safe—even if it means clashing with Theron. But casn she do so without endangering the people she loves?

Mather just wants to be free. The horrors inflicted on the Winterians hang fresh and raw in Januari-leaving Winter vulnerable to Cordell's growing oppresion. When Meira leaves to search for security into his own hands. Can he rebuild his broken kingdom and protect them from new threats?

As the web of power and deception weaves tighter, Theron fights for magic, Mather fights for freedom-and Meira starts to wonder if she should be fighting not just for Winter, but for the world.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

[Review] Jackaby by William Ritter

Title: Jackaby
Author: William Ritter
Series: Jackaby #1
Publisher: Algonquin
Published: September 2014
ISBN: 9781616204341
Pages: 299


"Miss Rook, I am not an occultist," Jackaby said. "I have a gift that allows me to see truth where others see the illusion, and there are many illusions. All the world's a stage, as they say, and I seem to have the only seat in the house with a view behind the curtain."

Newly arrived in New Fiddleham, New England, 1892, and in need of a job, Abigail Rook meets R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with a keen eye for the extraordinary, including the ability to see supernatural beings. Abigail has a gift for noticing ordinary but important details, which makes her perfect for the position of Jackaby's assistant. On her first day, Abigail finds herself in the midst of a thrilling case: A serial killer on the loose. The police are convinced it's an ordinary villain, but Jackaby is certain it's a nonhuman creature, whose existence the police-with the exception of a handsome young detective named Charlie Cane-deny.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

[Meme] Top Ten Quotes by Sarah Dessen

Since Sarah Dessen is my favorite author I just discovered this year, I dedicated this post solely for her.

 It was unrealistic to expect to be constantly in the happiest place. In real life, you're lucky just to be always somewhere nearby."
-Sarah Dessen, Saint Anything

"Accepting all the good and bad about someone. It's a great thing to aspire to. The hard part is actually doing it."
-Sarah Dessen, What Happened to Goodbye

"There has to be a middle. Without it, nothing can ever truly be whole. Because it is not just the space between, but also what holds everything together."
-Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

"Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common."
-Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

"Friends don't leave you alone in the woods. Friends are the one who come and take you out."
-Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key

"Leaving was easy. It was everything else that was so damned hard."
-Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key

"Accepting that love and everything that followed it is part of letting it go."
-Sarah Dessen, Dreamland

"What defined you isn't how many times you crash but the number of times you get back."
-Sarah Dessen, Along For The Ride

"Friends are honest with each other. Even if the truth hurts."
-Sarah Desen, Along For The Ride

"Love is needing someone. Love is putting up with someone's bad qualities because they somehow complete you."
-Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby

Thursday, November 5, 2015

[Meme] Swoon Thursday : The Lunar Chronicles Edition

 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

So, since the fourth book of The Lunar Chronicles will come out next week (10th November) I decided to put together lines that made me swoon over the characters. Anyway, here they are.


“I mean it. I can’t go alone. And I really can’t go with Levana.”
“Well there are about 200,000 single girls in this city who would fall over themselves to have the privilege.”
A hush passed between them. He wasn’t touching her, but she could feel his presence, warm and overpowering. She could feel the elevator growing hot, despite the fact that her temperature gauge assured her it hadn’t changed.
She couldn’t help it. She looked at him. Her defenses withered a bit upon encountering the openness in his brown eyes. His confidence had been replaced with worry. Uncertainty.
“200,000 single girls,” he said. “Why not you?”


“I think I realized that I would rather die because I betrayed them, than live because I betrayed you.”


“Captain,” she murmured.
“I think I’m in love with you.”
An eyebrow shot up. She counted six beats of his heart before, suddenly, he laughed.
“Don’t tell me it took you two whole days to realize that. I must be losing my touch.”
But my favorite is actually this one
Bending his head, Kai pressed his lips to her knuckles. The plating had no nerve endings, and yet the touch sent a tingle of electricity along her arm.
He lifted his gaze. “Just to be clear, you’re not using your mind powers on me right now, are you?”
She blinked. “Of course not.”
“Just checking.”
Then he slid his arms around her waist and kissed her.
Cinder gasped, pressing her palms against his chest. Kai pulled her closer.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Trees of Reverie Read-A-Thon October 2015

To be honest, I'm suck at reading this year, so I decided to join a read a thon 'cause weirdly enough I managed to accomplished more reading with this. A read a thon I'm going to join is as you can see Trees Of Reverie Read A Thon. This is the second time I joined this read a thon, or any read a thon for that matter. The first time was on December last year and it was fun. I didn't follow the Daily Chalenges though, I wish I could.

I don't want to make a TBR list because I never follow any TBR list I made, so I'm just going to read by following my mood. And I'm currently reading Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief. So far I like it, but I don't like Grover, he's useless -I'm sorry Grover, but you are-

Since the read a thon is going to be held for two weeks, My Goal is to read at least 10 books by then.  

If you want to sign up, just go to her blog @treesofreverie or click the image.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

[Book Tag] Unpopular Opinions

I found this tag in youtube and the tag was created by The Book Archer in her video. First, I want to apologize for every offended person who read this post. It's not my intention, I'm just voicing my opinions like every free person does. If I do offend you, author or book reader or fan of a book that I might trash here, I am deeply sorry. That being said, let's get started.

1. A popular book or series that you didn't like
I don't know how much popular this book is, The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings. I strongly dislike this book, I have a lot of disagreement with the plots and the characters and even the entire idea of the book. I mean, you couldn't just scientifically immortal because you couldn't get sick, that doesn't make sense. Take the oldest person on earth, will they live forever? No, because they will die eventually. So creating a Murder Complex system was just an idiotic and moronic thing to do.

2. A popular book or series that everyone else seems to hate but you love
I know I mention this a lot, but.. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. I really like this book and the rest of the series and when I knew of goodreads and checked the reviews of other people who read this too, I WAS SHOCK. They hated this book, they ridiculed this book, they were trashing this book. I just had no idea that this series was hated by a lot of people out there. I mean, it has an adaptation, how could the hated book has an adaptation?! -though I dislike the movie- So hate me all you like, I don't care, this book is my Cham.

3. A love triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with or an OTP that you don't like
Gale x Katniss x Peeta
Yes I'm Team Gale, from the beginning to the end. So when Katniss realized her feeling for Peeta, I was deeply sad, for Gale. I like boys who can protect their girls and Katniss x Peeta was otherwise. I admit Peeta protected her in his own way but still. And I know Gale was too extreme in the third book, but I still like him better. Sorry Peeta, I don't think you and Katniss are a match.

4. A popular book genre that you hardly reach for
Mystery. I couldn't seem to get pass the five chapter of mystery books genre. I tried and tried but then I gave up, whereas I really want to read one of Agatha Christie's book. Sigh.

5. A popular or beloved character that you do not like
Celaena in The Throne Of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. She's weird, she was supposed to be a killer yet she gave me a princess wannabe vibe.

6. A popular author that you can't seem to get into
John Green.
I know I know, how you all like John Green. He has the most beautiful writings and lovable characters and great plots and all but not to me, No. I didn't even finish The Fault In Our Star, heck, I didn't finish the movie neither. I tried and tried and tried reading it again, several times over, but I.Could.Not.Read.It.Further. So that is that.

7. A popular book trope that you're tired of seeing
A Girl Who Is In Love With Two Guys, Or More.
And then she would whine how she couldn't pick between them and I would die annoyed. Yes, I'm looking at you America Singer.

8. A popular series that you have no interest in reading
The Game Of Thrones.
This book is intimidating and when I watched the first episode of T.V. Adaptation, I hate it instantly -there are naked bodies in every corner-.

9. The saying goes "The book is always better that the movie", but what movie or T.V. show adaptation do you prefer more than the book?
Harry Potter movie adaptations.
I watched the movies first and then I read the books. Maybe because I watched it first that I know the plot so the books don't really interest me anymore. I mean, like a spoiler. You spoiler hater people might understand right? You know how it would end, so why read it? -rereading excluded- you couldn't get the feels because you know what will happen next. There are no surprises. That's why I'm stuck with The Prisoner of Azkaban, I couldn't make myself to read the rest of the series. I just couldn't. Besides, the movie adaptations are really great, so don't judge me too much.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

[Meme] TTT: I Quit!

This week's theme is Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit Or Have Quit (aka ten book series I think I'm going to abandon, ten bookish habits I want to quit, ten authors I quit reading, ten types of books I'm quitting, ten tropes I want to stop reading about, ten books I marked as DNF (did not finish) recently, etc. Get as creative as you want) -Boy, that was long-

Since I rarely came up with Ten, let me give you five each instead.

Five Bookish Thing I Want To Quit

1. Stop Worrying About Not Reading Anything When In A Reading Slump State
Mostly I just worried that other people still reading today while I'm not, or tomorrow, or the day after tomorrow, or the day after the day after tomorrow.. I somehow managed to read a book but then I'm back at square one. Seriously, I even made a list what most people do when they're in reading-slump and can't escape of it.

2. Don't Worry That You Were Left Behind, There Are No Deadlines In Reading
A fashion-follower people will follow what's on trend that week, or month, or year, and I'm more or less like that. When reading a book that released years ago, I kinda feel ashamed that I'm the only one that just read it. I kept telling myself that that's okay, no one cares, but honestly, I do. Because when they're discussing what they just read (which just comes out recently) I don't know what I should say.
This video might tell you how I feel, except mine's worst.

3. Stop The Envy!!
I'm full of sin. Envy is something that is hard to quit. I mean, won't you envy someone who get an ARC of a sequel of your favorite series while you don't? All people will, right? It's not just me, right? Right?!

4. Don't Feel Bad Because You Hate A Book Everyone Loves
I'm sure many people have at least one book that they hate but is loved by a lot of people. Don't feel bad, that's why the word 'Taste' is there -or so I keep telling myself-

5. Stop Forcing Your Recommendation To Your Friend
Because they're not a reader, and they won't likely read anything you recommend, so it's a waste of time.

Five Types Of Books I'll Quit Immediately

1. Cancer on Characters
Especially when the authors just want to make the book sad in the midle of the book but don't have the material and wholla cancer it is. It frustates me!! When the characters in a perfect condition in the previous chapter and then the next they have cancer?! No, I'm going to say goodbye to you. So long, I'll never remember you again.
BUT, I have an exception for characters who have cancer from the beginning of the book (Not The Fault In Our Stars!).

2. When The Girl Become Pissy
A.k.a demanding attention. Girls, boys don't rotate around you. So suck it up already!

3. When I Have Enough "F*@k" Word For One Book
Because I get sick that they have no other vocabulary beside that little four letters.

4. A Pillow Book (literaly)
When I'm so bored and yawn more than three times in just a few pages and the next thing I know I wake up with the book as my pillow is when I'll say "I don't think we'll match book, sorry". Well, who wouldn't?

5. Abnormal Attraction Between The Guy and The Girl
I'm looking at you Obsidian.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

[Review] ROMA: Con Amore by Robin Wijaya
Title: ROMA: Con Amore
Author: Robin Wijaya
Series: Setiap Tempat Punya Cerita #2
Publisher: GagasMedia
Published: February 2013
ISBN: 9789797806149
Pages: 384

Pembaca tersayang,

Banyak jalan menuju Roma. Banyak cerita berujung cinta. Robin Wijaya, penulis novel Before Us dan Menunggu mempersembahkan cerita cinta dari Kota Tujuh Bukit.

Leonardo Halim, pelukis muda berbakat Indonesia, menyaksikan perempuan itu hadir. Sosok yang datang bersama cahaya dari balik sela-sela kaca gereja Saint Agnes. Hangatnya menorehkan warna, seperti senja yang merekah merah di langit Kota Roma. Namun, bagaimana jika ia juga membawa luka?

Leo hanya ingin menjadi cahaya, mengantar perempuan itu menembus gelap masa lalu. Mungkinkah ia percaya? Sementara sore itu, di luar ruang yang dipenuhi easel, palet, dan kanvas, seseorang hadir untuk rindu yang telah menunggu.

Setiap tempat punya cerita. Roma seperti sebuah lukisan yang bicara tanpa kata-kata.

Enjoy the journey,

Thursday, October 1, 2015

[Meme] Swoon Thursday #04

 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

The Evolution Of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

“I’m too selfish to leave you,” I said.
Noah pulled back so I could see his smile.
“I’m too selfish to let you.”

[Review] Ayah by Andrea Hirata

Title: Ayah
Author: Andrea Hirata
Publisher: Bentang
Published: May 2015
ISBN: 9786022911029
Pages: 412

Betapa Sabari menyayangi Zorro. Ingin dia memeluknya sepanjang waktu. Dia terpesona melihat makhluk kecil yang sangat indah dan seluruh kebaikan yang terpancar
darinya. Diciuminya anak itu dari kepala sampai ke jari-jemari kakinya yang mungil. Kalau malam Sabari susah susah tidur lantaran membayangkan bermacam rencana
yang akan dia lalui dengan anaknya jika besar nanti. Dia ingin mengajaknya melihat pawai 17 Agustus, mengunjungi pasar malam, membelikannya mainan,
menggandengnya ke masjid, mengajarinya berpuasa dan mengaji, dan memboncengnya naik sepeda saban sore ke taman kota.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

[Review] The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Title: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Series: Mara Dyer #1
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books
Published: September 2011
ISBN: 9781442421769
Pages: 452

Mara Dyer doesn't think life can get any stranger than waking in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.
She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.
There is.
She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.
She's wrong.
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