The Sword of Summer ( Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asfard #1) by Rick Riordan

Friday, December 25, 2015

15724396Publisher : Disney Hyperion
Publish Date :October 2015
ISBN : 9781484749715
Media : Hardcopy
Format : Paperback
Edition : First US Edition
Personal Rating : 8.7/10
Sumarry :
Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers.

One day, he’s tracked down by a man he’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. The man tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god.

The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.

When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision.

Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .

OMG! Uncle Rick is back! I know lots of you have read it, but seriously that doesn’t stop me from fangirling all over you.
Before we go any further let me tell you a thing or two. This series is set in the same universe as Pecy Jackson Series, but you can read this book before reading PJO or HOO series. There is Annabeth who have some role but doesn’t really have much influence in the book. And lastly, I think this book is one of the best Rick Riordan’s work for the last decade. I mean , seriously, The Nine Worlds? Yeah, in all Rick’s works they set in only one freaking planet. But this one. Dude, the set is not in 9 planet but nine freaking dimension. How cool is that?

Charmed ( Hexed #2) by Michelle Krys

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Publisher : Delacorte Press
Publish date : May 2015
ISBN : 0385743394
Pages :368
Media : Hardcopy
Form : Hardcover
Personal rating : 8.5/10
Summary :
Indie has spent the last few weeks frantically searching for Paige. She's tried every spell imaginable, but witchcraft has gotten her nowhere, and she's going crazy with guilt. Despite what her warlock boyfriend, Bishop, tells her, Indie knows it's her fault her best friend was kidnapped by the Priory. And with the Priory destroyed, finding Paige feels more hopeless than ever-especially when Indie discovers that Paige isn't even on Earth. She's trapped in Los Demonios, an alternate dimension of Los Angeles filled with evil paranormals. No one who has gone there has ever come out.

Fueled by terror and loyalty, Indie is desperate to find a way into the underworld prison. She'll worry about getting out later. But facing the dark world's most dangerous witches and warlocks on her own means keeping her plan hush-hush-and forging alliances with some sketchy people, including a seriously sexy sorcerer.

Sometimes a witch must keep secrets from the people she cares about most. And sometimes she isn't the only one with secrets…


Happy Halloween, folks! So, after months without seeing you guys, I think it would be perfect for me to write a post that match today's event. Here we go,then.

It's been a year and half ever since I read the first book, but I have no problem with reading the second book. This book gives us enough explanation for us to catch up with what happen in the book. There are pros and cons in this book, but it's still more than worth it to be read.

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) by Cassandra Clare

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 1416975861
Publish date : August 31st 2010
Media : Hardcopy
Format :Paperback
Personal rating : 8/10
In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series.

The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them...

Okay, so it’s been years since I wanted this book. I finally get a copy and I can’t wait to share my experience with you. Well, since I found this book through TMI, I guess there will be some comparison with the series.

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Publiher : Feiwel and Friends
Publish date : 3rd January 2012
ISBN :9780312641894
Media : Hardcopy
Format : Paperback
Personal rating : 9/10
Summary :
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.

Review :
Seriously, where the hell has this book been all this time?? Right after reading this book, I felt so dumbfounded. I mean I have known about this book for quite some time. But why I never give it a shot? Gosh, it's so frustrating. And it's more frustrating that I only can post my review right now not right after I finish the book.

Interview with Lucy ( Music : Reader's Friends)

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 
Lucy form Big Whale Small Whale is an amazing and sweet book blogger. She also love music and cooking. Here’s my interview with her :

Discussion : Reading Slum

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Okay, if you have been following my blog, you probably realize that I rarely done book disscussion before. But I decided to write one because I think this is something that many readers have suffered including me, I suppose.

For you who don't know what reading slum is, well, I don't really understand about the term either actually. I've just heard about it few moments ago. But I came to the conclusion that reading slum basically a moment where you just getting lazy to read and feeling devastated because well, reading is your life.

Honestly, I never realize that I have been suffering reading slum until I watched about it on YouTube. *I give credit to Sasha Alsberg's Abooktopia*I think every readers has their own  So, I guess this is how my reading slum began.

In a Blue Moon by Ilana Tan

Friday, May 15, 2015

Publisher : Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Publish Date : April 2015
ISBN : 9786020314624
Media : Hardcopy
Format : Paperback
Edition : First edition
Personal Rating : 8/10
Summary :
“Apakah kau masih membenciku?”
“Aku heran kau merasa perlu bertanya.”

Lucas Ford pertama kali bertemu dengan Sophie Wilson di bulan Desember pada tahun terakhir SMA-nya. Gadis itu membencinya. Lucas kembali bertemu dengan Sophie di bulan Desember sepuluh tahun kemudian di kota New York. Gadis itu masih membencinya. Masalah utamanya bukan itu—oh, bukan!—melainkan kenyataan bahwa gadis yang membencinya itu kini ditetapkan sebagai tunangan Lucas oleh kakeknya yang suka ikut campur.

Lucas mendekati Sophie bukan karena perintah kakeknya. Ia mendekati Sophie karena ingin mengubah pendapat Sophie tentang dirinya. Juga karena ia ingin Sophie menyukainya sebesar ia menyukai gadis itu. Dan, kadang-kadang—ini sangat jarang terjadi, tentu saja—kakeknya bisa mengambil keputusan yang sangat tepat.


Setelah begitu lamanya menunggu, akhirnya saya dapat membaca karya Ilana Tan. Honestly, she’s like one of the best author in the country! Saya sudah membaca seluruh karyanya, dan karya terakhirnya ini sungguh-sungguh tidak mengecewakan. I’m sure I’m not the only on who say this because all of my friend does!

Okay, let’s begin!

The Heir (The Selection #4) by Kiera Cass

Publisher : Harper Teen
Publish date : May 5th 2015
ISBN : 0062349856
Media : Ebook
Format : Epub
Pages : 368
Personal Rating : 8.5/10

Princess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon—and they lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If it were up to her, she'd put off marriage for as long as possible.

But a princess's life is never entirely her own, and Eadlyn can't escape her very own Selection—no matter how fervently she protests.

Eadlyn doesn't expect her story to end in romance. But as the competition begins, one entry may just capture Eadlyn's heart, showing her all the possibilities that lie in front of her . . . and proving that finding her own happily ever after isn't as impossible as she's always thought.


What will happen after the great happy ending? It will be a new story to be told I guess. Anyway,it’s a little bit hard for me to get my hands on this book and I have to wait a year for it. But it’s worth the wait.

The Jewels (The Lone CIty #1) by Amy Ewing

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Jewel (The Lone City, #1)
Publisher : Harper Teen
Publish Date : August 2014
ISBN :9780062235794
Format : Paperback
Pages : 384
Personal Rating : 6/10
Summary :

The Jewel means wealth. The Jewel means beauty. The Jewel means royalty. But for girls like Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Not just any kind of servitude. Violet, born and raised in the Marsh, has been trained as a surrogate for the royalty—because in the Jewel the only thing more important than opulence is offspring.
Purchased at the surrogacy auction by the Duchess of the Lake and greeted with a slap to the face, Violet (now known only as #197) quickly learns of the brutal truths that lie beneath the Jewel’s glittering facade: the cruelty, backstabbing, and hidden violence that have become the royal way of life.

Violet must accept the ugly realities of her existence... and try to stay alive. But then a forbidden romance erupts between Violet and a handsome gentleman hired as a companion to the Duchess’s petulant niece. Though his presence makes life in the Jewel a bit brighter, the consequences of their illicit relationship will cost them both more than they bargained for.

Review :

The Jewels is definitely not something that I usually read. While most of the times I choose to read books with more familiar environment, this book gives me quite a strange world. I mean, yes, there are some divided society like some kinds of dystopians. But how the writer introduce the world is not easy to accept. It's more like we are forced into the world. It's kinda hard for me to relate the world in the book and the world around us.

Insurgent ( Divergent #2) Movie

Okay, so it's been a while, a week or so I suppose, since the premiere of Insurgent. Therefore, I think it is the right time to post a review because most of you must have watched it and won't mind some spoilers right? Well, that and another reason. The other reason is that today I got some rare opportunity to post an article. Anyway, here we go

The Young Elites ( The Young Elites #1) by Marie Lu

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1)

Publisher : Penguin
Publish date : October 2014
ISBN :  9780399167836
Format : Paperback
Pages : 355
Personal rating : 9/10
Summary :
Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites.

Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it’s Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all. 

Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. This secret sect of Young Elites seeks out others like them before the Inquisition Axis can. But when the Daggers find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they’ve never seen. 

Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn’t belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her.

It is my turn to use. My turn to hurt

Review :

Well, Young Elites is definitely a must read. This is my second series written by Marie Lu and I LOVE her writing so much. It’s definitely different than Legend Series, but still as gripping  as Legend. Compared to Legend, the book has darker atmosphere, which maybe more fit with my current taste. But the idea is still as unique and fresh as Legend, which is my favorite Marie Lu’s traits

Okay, now let’s stop with the comparing and start to see the book as it is.