Friday, September 30, 2011

Banned Book Week

I can't believe thet some of books I've read is banned in some country. I have no idea that that books is banned because they're not banned in my country. I can't imagine if I can't read them, because they're really good and I love the books. This is some of my favorite banned books :
Harry Potter


The Hunger Games

I love banned books, and I wouldn't stop read the just because someone banned the book. Everyone deserve to choose what they want to read. What do you think about banned books ? What's your favorite banned book ?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Review : Red Glove (Curse Workers #2) by Holly Black

Author : Holly Black
Category : Science Fiction
Format : Hardcover (325 pages)
Publisher : Margaret K. McElderry (5 April 2011)
Language : English
ISBN-10 : 144240339X
ISBN-13 : 978-1442403390

Goodreads Description :
Curses and cons. Magic and the mob. In Cassel Sharpe's world, they go together. Cassel always thought he was an ordinary guy, until he realized his memories were being manipulated by his brothers. Now he knows the truth—he’s the most powerful curse worker around. A touch of his hand can transform anything—or anyone—into something else.

That was how Lila, the girl he loved, became a white cat. Cassel was tricked into thinking he killed her, when actually he tried to save her. Now that she's human again, he should be overjoyed. Trouble is, Lila's been cursed to love him, a little gift from his emotion worker mom. And if Lila's love is as phony as Cassel's made-up memories, then he can't believe anything she says or does.

When Cassel's oldest brother is murdered, the Feds recruit Cassel to help make sense of the only clue—crime-scene images of a woman in red gloves. But the mob is after Cassel too—they know how valuable he could be to them. Cassel is going to have to stay one step ahead of both sides just to survive. But where can he turn when he can't trust anyone—least of all, himself?

Love is a curse and the con is the only answer in a game too dangerous to lose.

My Thougth :
After the ending of White Cat, Red Glove starts with Cassel and his mom running scams on other people. After what his mom did to Lila, Cassel tries to avoid Lila until the curse fade away. Cassel returns to Wallingford and he's so surprised when Lila also goes to Wallingford because she can't stay away from him.

The things getting more complicated when his oldest brother, Philip, is murdered by someone who wears red glove. The Feds come after him to solve the case. At the same time, Lila's father want him to work for him. With his friend's help, Cassel tries to solve all of the problem.

After read White cat, I really can't wait for read this one. Red Glove is a great book, and the ending is shocking. Red Glove is better than White Cat. Cassel is amazing. I love him even more after read Red Glove. In this book, we can find a perfect mix between crime, mystery, mob, magic and romance. If you like White cat, you would enjoy Red Glove. I highly recommend Red Glove.

I give Red Glove 4 out of 5 stars

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Cover Revealed : Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth

Title : Insurgent (Divergent #2)
Author : Veronica Roth
Expected Publication: May 2012 (HarperCollins)
Language : English

Goodreads Description :
One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

The cover for insurgent was revealed. If the cover for Divergent has Dauntless symbol, in this cover we can see Amity symbol along with the tagline "One choice can destroy you". Based on the interview with Veronica Roth in Entertainment Weekly, we know that the factions there were not featured in Divergent will have a more prominent role in Insurgent. From the interview and the cover, I think Amity would have a big role in Insurgent. Overall, the cover is great. I love it.

I'm so excited to read the book and learn more about the other factions and Four's past. I can't wait for the book to come out. What about you ??? What do you think about the cover ???

the picture, the tagline

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Review : Heavenly (Heavenly #1) by Jennifer Laurens

Author : Jennifer Laurens
Reading Level : Young Adult
Format: Paperback (280 pages)
Publisher: Grove Creek Publishing ( 15 August 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1933963840
ISBN-13: 978-1933963846

Goodreads description :
I met someone who changed everything. Matthias. My autistic sister's guardian angel. Honest. Inspiring. Funny. Hot. And immortal. That was the problem. What could I do? I did what any other girl would do-I fell in love with him.

Zoe's sister darts in front of cars. Her brother's a pothead. Her parents are so overwhelmed; they don't see Zoe lost in her broken life. Zoe escapes the only way she knows how: partying. Matthias, a guardian sent from Heaven, watches over Zoe's autistic sister. After Zoe is convinced he's legit, angel and lost girl come together in a love that changes destiny. But Heaven on Earth can't last forever.

My Thought :
Heavenly is a beautiful story about a girl who fall in love with an angel. The story not only about relationship between Zoe and Matthias, but also about Zoe's relationship with her friend and family. Zoe feels that her parents abandon her because they have to deal with her autistic sister, Abria. She also finds out that her brother, Luke, is a drug-addicted. To escape from her problem, she is partying and drinking. But when Zoe meets Matthias, Abria's guardian angel, she feels more peaceful. Accidentally, Zoe touchs Matthias and he becomes her guardian angel. And then she realizes that she falls in love with Matthias.

I got a review copy of this book from the author. From all of her book I've ever read, Heavenly is the best. I love how Zoe struggles to be better person and how she tries to save her family and friend. Behind all of the bad thing she do, Zoe is a good and caring person. She is very likeable. And I like how her family stick together to face their problem. I cried when I read the ending of this book. I highly recommend Heavenly.

I give Heavenly 5 out of 5 stars.

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Review : Forgotten by Cat Patrick

Author : Cat Patrick
Category : Young adult
Format : Hardcover (288 pages)
Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (7 June 2011)
Language : English
ISBN-10 : 0316094617
ISBN-13 : 978-0316094610

Goodreads Description :
Each night when 16 year-old London Lane goes to sleep, her whole world disappears. In the morning, all that's left is a note telling her about a day she can't remember. The whole scenario doesn't exactly make high school or dating that hot guy whose name she can't seem to recall any easier. But when London starts experiencing disturbing visions she can't make sense of, she realizes it's time to learn a little more about the past she keeps forgetting-before it destroys her future.

Part psychological drama, part romance, and part mystery, this thought-provoking novel will inspire readers to consider the what-if's in their own lives and recognize the power they have to control their destinies.

My Thougth :
London Lane is a teenage girl who can't remember her past, but can see the future. Even if she can't remember everything from her past, London tries to live a normal life. Every morning, London has to read her notes to remind her of her past because at 4:33 am London’s memory is wiped clean. When she meets Luke Henry, a new boy in her school, she instantly attracted to him. London feels like she know him but she can't see him on the future. London starts to have a weird dream about a funeral. With Luke's help, London tries to discover the mystery about her memory.

I really enjoy this book. Forgotten is written with a good pace. Romance and mystery in this book would keep us interesting. the romance in this book is really sweet. I like how Luke's and London's relationship blossoms. When I read the book, I think London is lucky girl because she can fall in love with Luke, but always feels like it's the first time. And the mystery makes me can't put the book because I can't wait to know the answer of all of the mystery. I highly recommend Forgotten.

I give Forgotten 4 out of 5 stars.

Book Trailer :

Random Acts of Kindness September

Random Acts of Kindness is the monthly event hosted by Book Soulmates.
Last month, I didn't receive any RAK . So, I hope I would get some RAK this month. And here the rules from Book Soulmate's blog :

Sign up each month that you'd like to participate

- Show off your participation by grabbing our RAK button :
- Create a wish list (on Amazon, Goodreads, or your blog etc) and post it in the Google Doc located in each R.A.K post for the month
- If you choose to do a R.A.K for someone, check out their wish list and contact that blogger for their address.
- *NEW* Please, once you receive a RAK, send us an our new email to [rakbybooksoulmates @ gmail . com] dedicated to RAK so that the Google Doc can be updated. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU SEND EMAILS TO THIS
- *NEW* E-book participation is limited to files being gifted directly to a person from the e-book store. Amazon's Kindle Store is set up to allow this, as well as the Kobo store and we believe Barnes & Noble as well.
- At the end of the month, SHOW US YOUR R.A.K! Make a post saying 'Thank You' to whoever granted one of your wishes and share it with us :)


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