Sunday, January 15, 2017

Book Review: Been Here All Along by Sandy Hall

Author: Sandy Hall
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Pages: 224
Format: E-book
Published: August, 2016
Price: $6.34 -> Rp85.749 (Amazon)
Rating: 4 / 5 stars

Date started: December 26, 2016 - Date finished: December 31, 2016

Synopsis:
Gideon always has a plan. His plans include running for class president, becoming head of the yearbook committee, and having his choice of colleges. They do NOT include falling head over heels for his best friend and next door neighbor, Kyle. It’s a distraction. It’s pointless, as Kyle is already dating the gorgeous and popular head cheerleader, Ruby. And Gideon doesn’t know what to do.

Kyle finally feels like he has a handle on life. He has a wonderful girlfriend, a best friend willing to debate the finer points of Lord of the Rings, and social acceptance as captain of the basketball team. Then, both Ruby and Gideon start acting really weird, just as his spot on the team is threatened, and Kyle can’t quite figure out what he did wrong…

Friday, January 6, 2017

Book Review: The Book of Forbidden Feelings by Lala Bohang

Author: Lala Bohang
Publisher: Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Pages: 152
Format: Hardcover
Published: July, 2016
Price: Rp73.950 (Gramedia.com)
Rating: 2 / 5 stars

Date started: January 6, 2017 - Date finished: January 6, 2017

Synopsis:
I wanted to say, "I would love to know your obsessions, Is it landed house, gadgets, power, domestic life, succulent plants, achievements, money, work, more likes and followers, health, validations, sex, organic food, pets, perfect selfies, children, sports, religion, relationship, minimalism, perfection, muscles, urban toys, shoes, traveling, or fame?" but nobody is prepared for that kind of question on a first date. 
So I said, "You look great."

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Book Review: A Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom on Fire, #1) by Jessica Cluess

Author: Jessica Cluess
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 416
Format: E-book
Published: September, 2016
Price: $10.03 -> Rp131.674 (Amazon)
Rating: 3½ / 5 stars

Date started: November 3, 2016 - Date finished: November 6, 2016

Synopsis:
I am Henrietta Howel. The first female sorcerer in hundreds of years. The prophesied one. Or am I?

Henrietta Howel can burst into flames. Forced to reveal her power to save a friend, she's shocked when instead of being executed, she's invited to train as one of Her Majesty's royal sorcerers.

Thrust into the glamour of Victorian London, Henrietta is declared the chosen one, the girl who will defeat the Ancients, bloodthirsty demons terrorizing humanity. She also meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, handsome young men eager to test her power and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her.

But Henrietta Howel is not the chosen one. As she plays a dangerous game of deception, she discovers that the sorcerers have their own secrets to protect. With battle looming, what does it mean to not be the one? And how much will she risk to save the city—and the one she loves?

Saturday, December 31, 2016

MY TOP SIX BOOKS OF 2016

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Hi guys! Hope everyone's having a great end of year holidays! Let me just say Merry Christmas for those of you reading this who are celebrating and Happy New Year for those of you reading this in 2017 because this post will be up in exactly December 31st Indonesian time of course! I can't believe 2016 is almost over and 2017 is just mere days away, time really does flew by. 2016 has been a year of highs and lows in terms of reading for me because I didn't find a lot of books that I read and loved or absolutely liked. Most were just "okay", so before the year ends and as the title of this post implies I'm going to show you my top books of 2016.

I decided to do six books only because as I've said before, I didn't read a lot of amazing books this year so making this list wasn't that hard for me because I can count with my fingers how many books that I really adored this year. Also because 6 and 2016 just sounds great together. Without further ado, let's just get to it!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

WISHFUL WEDNESDAY [6] - MARKITUKA JABO WISH LIST

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Finally the time has come! Markituka BBI Jabo digelar kembali! Di kali kedua ini, event Markituka Jabo diikuti oleh lebih banyak orang dari yang sebelumnya, jadi semoga saja event ini berjalan lancar dan seru! Di postingan Wishful Wednesday kali ini, aku mau memaparkan wish list-ku untuk event yang sudah aku sebutkan tadi, sengaja di-posting di blog karena biar ada update-an isinya gitu sekali-kali soalnya lagi males banget nulis review, apalagi sekarang lagi terserang reading slump! Hehehehe. Tetapi pasti nanti akan segera mengisi blog ini kembali dengan berbagai macam review!

Tanpa berlama-lama berikut adalah wish list-ku untuk Markituka Jabo tahun ini:

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Book Review: Anak-Anak Masa Lalu by Damhuri Muhammad

Penulis: Damhuri Muhammad
Penerbit: Marjin Kiri
Tebal: 121
Format: Paperback
Terbit: Juni, 2015
Harga: Rp29,700 (Marjin Kiri)
Rating: 3½ / 5 stars

Date started: 2 November, 2016 - Date finished: 3 November, 2016

Sinopsis:
Ditengah maraknya tren penulisan fiksi yang kian berkutat pada cerita-cerita dan permasalahan remaja kota besar, Damhuri Muhammad tetap setia menjelajah inspirasi sastranya dari pergulatan hidup di udik.

Dari legenda tentang manusia anjing, jimat sakti preman pasar, cinta terlarang, jurus silat, dan korupsi yang berurat sampai ke pelosok, Damhuri menunjukkan bahwa ditengah gempuran modernitas yang memabukkan, orang-orang biasa tetap membawa dalam diri mereka jejak-jejak masa lalu yang tak terhapuskan.
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