Thursday, January 26, 2012

Review : Delirium (Delirium #1) by Lauren Oliver

Author : Lauren Oliver
Category : Dystopian, Sci-Fi
Reading Level : Young Adult
Format: Hardcover, Special Edition (480 pages)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (2 August 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062112430
ISBN-13: 978-0062112439

Goodreads description :
Ninety-five days, and then I'll be safe.

I wonder whether the procedure will hurt.

I want to get it over with.

It's hard to be patient.

It's hard not to be afraid while I'm still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn't touched me yet.

Still, I worry.

They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness.

The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don't.

My Thought :

Magdalena “Lena” Haloway lives in a world where people believe that love is the deadliest of all deadly things. So, on your eighteenth bithday, you have to be cure from the disease, amor deliria nervosa. Lena can wait for the day she turn eighteen so she can be matched and live her life. On her evalution day, something happen and she meets Alex, a boy who will change her life. When they start to get to know each other, Lena falls in love with Alex and she start to question everything. What would she do ??? Would she choose to be cured ???

Delirium is an amazing story. Lauren Oliver is really know how to write a beautiful story in beautiful words. I love how she describe about amor deliria nervosa. It's hard to imagine how can a person live without love. I like how the character is developed. At the beginning, Lena always think that love is a dangerous thing, but when she met Alex and eventually fell in love with him, she start to see love from different perspective. The ending is so heartbreaking. The cliffhanger makes me speechless. I believe many people can't wait to read Pandemonium and want to know what happen to Alex. I highly recomment the book.

I give Delirium 5 out of 5 stars.

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Review : Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna #1) by Kendare Blake

Author : Kendare Blake
Category : Horror
Format : Hardcover (316 pages)
Publisher : Tor Teen (30 August 2011)
Language : English
ISBN-10 : 0765328658

ISBN-13 : 978-0765328656

Goodreads Description :
Just your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people story. . .

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead. 

So did his father before him, until his gruesome murder by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay. 

When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn't expect anything outside of the ordinary: move, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, but now stained red and dripping blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home. 

And she, for whatever reason, spares his life.

My Thought :
Since his father was murdered, Theseus Cassio Lowood starts to be a ghost hunter. While waiting for the right time to get revenge on his father's killer, Cas killed the dead. His next target is Anna Korlov AKA Anna Dressed in Blood. Anna was murdered in 1958. When she died, She wears a long white dress, and now the dress is stained red and dripping blood.

Anna is different. She know that she is already dead and she is stronger than the other ghost. She kills everyone who step in her house. But when Cas's classmates trick him and send him to Anna's house, for some reason Anna doesn't kill him. Cas tries to figure out what make Anna so different and how to kill her. Can Cas kill her ???

Anna Dressed in Blood is one of the horror book I can't put down. I read the book at night, and it give me chill but I still can't put it down. I really, really, really love the book. The book is told from Cas's POV. It's not too many book which is told from guy's POV, and it's refreshing. Cas is my favorite character.He is so charming, smart and witty.

Even if it's a horror book, we can find a little bit of romance in the book. Cas and Anna are such a sweet couple. The ending is so unexpected. I can't wait to read the next book. I highly recommend the book to everyone. Even if you don't really like horror book, I believe you would enjoy this book.

I give Anna dressed in Blood 5 out of 5 stars.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Review : Matched (Matched #1) by Ally Condie

Author : Ally Condie
Category : Dystopian, Sci-Fi
Reading Level : Young Adult
Format: Paperback (369 pages)
Publisher: Speak (30 November 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 014241977X
ISBN-13: 978- 0142419779

Goodreads description :
Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow. 

My Thought :
Cassia lives in a world where every choice is decided by Society. They decide who you will marry, where you will work and when you will die. On her 17 birthday, Cassia is matched with Xander, her best friend. But when she watches the microcard, She also sees Ky's face as her match. When the things go wrong, Cassia start to doubt the Society. Who would she choose, Xander or Ky ???

I love the book. It's written in fast paced. I love how the characters develop, especially Cassia. At first, she believes everything The Society tell her. But when she sees Ky's face, she starts to think about everything and it makes her doubt the Society. The love story is very beautiful and realistic. I love when Cassia and Ky are together and getting to know each other, it's so sweet. The cover is beautiful and can describe the book. I highly recommend the book.

I give Matched 4 out of 5 stars.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Review : Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins

Author : Suzanne Collins
Category : Dystopian, Sci-Fi
Format : Paperback (432 pages)
Publisher : Gramedia Pustaka Utama (12 January 2012)
Language : Indonesian
ISBN-13 : 978-9792278439

Goodreads Desription :
Katniss Everdeen selamat dari Hunger Games, dua kali. Tapi dia belum sepenuhnya aman dari ancaman Capitol meskipun kini ia dalam lindungan Distrik 13. 

Pemberontakan makin merajalela di distrik-distrik untuk menjatuhkan Capitol. Kini tak ada seorang pun orang-orang yang dicintai Katniss aman karena Presiden Snow ingin menumpas revolusi dengan menghancurkan Mockingjay... bagaimanapun caranya. 

"Buku terakhir dari trilogi Hunger Games ini adalah yang terbaik. Novel yang dirancang indah dan cerdas pada setiap tingkat.." —Publishers Weekly 

"Memesona, memukau, dan mengerikan." —Los Angeles Times 

"Plot cerita ini menegangkan, dramatis, dan seru." —School Library Journal 

"Menegangkan... bahkan orang dewasa ingin buru-buru membacanya hingga tamat." —USA Today 

"Trilogi ini merangkum gerakan politik dari novel 1984, kekerasan yang tak terlupakan dari buku A Clockwork Orange, nuansa imajinasi The Chronicles of Narnia and daya cipta nan cerdas dari Harry Potter."—New York Times Book Review 


#1 New York Times Bestseller 
#1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller 
A 2010 Booklist Editors' Choice 
A 2010 Kirkus Best Book of the Year 
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2010 
#1 USA Today Bestseller 

My Thought :
After Katniss survive from The Hunger games, she has to struggle with all the grief and emotion she feel. And now, she has to be a Mokingjay and lead the rebellion. What would happen in the war against Capitol ??? And who she can really trust ???

After waiting for so long, finally Mockingjay is published in Indonesian. I love the book , but not as much as The Hunger Games or Catching Fire. I am a little bit disapointed with the book, especially at the end. The book is written in fast paced with a little bit romance and more action, but I think it's too fast at the end and I am still confused about a few things. 

Just like the other book in this series, the book is full of surprise that can keep you interesting. The book also contain violence and sadness. I feel so sad when some of the character die (and I keep thinking some of them, even after I finished the book). Overall, I enjoy the book. The Hunger Games is one my favorite series and I would recommend the series to everyone.

I give Mockingjay 4 out of 5 stars

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Review : I Am Number Four(Lorien Legacies #1) by Pittacus Lore

Author : Pittacus Lore
Translator : Nur Aini
Category : Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Format : Paperback (500 pages)
Publisher : Mizan Fantasy (18 January 2011)
Language : Indonesian
ISBN-13 : 978-9794336069

Goodreads. Description :
Kami ada di antara kalian, di kota kalian, menjadi tetangga kalian, tersamar. 

Menunggu hari, saat kami saling bertemu, untuk bertempur terakhir kalinya. 

Bila kami menang, kalian akan terselamatkan. Bila kami kalah, semua akan musnah. 

Sepuluh tahun lalu, sembilan anak dilarikan dari planet Lorien yang hancur karena perang. Masing-masing anak itu disembunyikan di berbagai tempat di bumi agar terhindar dari musuh bebuyutan mereka yang kejam, Kaum Mogadorian. Kini satu persatu anak itu terbunuh, sesuai urutan nomornya. Satu. Dua. Tiga. Dan John Smith adalah Nomor Empat. 

Namun, John Smith sudah lelah berlari. Di Paradise, Ohio, dia menemukan teman baik dan cintanya. Untuk pertama kalinya ada seorang sahabat, Sam, yang mau menerima ia apa adanya. Dan Sarah, tambatan hatinya. Sarah, yang membuat John mendapatkan kekuatan untuk berjuang dan tak hanya pasrah menjadi buruan. 

John tak ingin lagi lari, dia akan melawan. Namun untuk melawan ia harus mengembangkan kekuatannya, Pusaka Lorien, atau Mogadorian akan membantainya. Berhasilkah John mengalahkan kaum Mogadorian? Ataukah John harus hidup diburu, selamanya? Ikuti kisah heroik pelarian Planet Lorien yang diklaim sebagai The Next Twilight Saga ini! 

Pittacus Lore adalah Tetua penguasa Planet Lorien. Selama dua belas tahun terakhir dia tinggal di Bumi, mempersiapkan pertempuran yang akan menentukan nasib Bumi. Keberadaannya hingga kini belum diketahui.

My Thought :
When Lorien is attacked by Mogadorians, they send nine Garde and their guardian to hide on the Earth wait until their power develop. Now, Mogadorians hunt them down and kill them in order.

Ten years later, three Garde are killed and it's John's (Number 4) turn. He and Henri, his guardian, move to Paradise to escape from Mogadorian. In Paradise, John makes a friend with Sam. He also fall in love with Sarah. When the problem arise, Henri want to move to other place. But John don't want to leave Sarah. After that, they has to prepare themshelves to face the Mogadorian. John practices to control his new power. What would happen when the Mogadorian find them ???

I know the book when I saw the trailer for the movie. Once I read the book, I can't put it down. The book is written in fast paced and full  of surprise. In this book, we can find a little bit romance and more action. The character is likeable, especially John and Sam. Sam is such a good friend for John, smart and a little bit nerdy. Overall, I really enjoy the book and highly recommend it.

I give I Am Number Four 4 out of 5 stars.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Cover Reveal : City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) by Cassandra Clare

Title : City of Lost Souls
Author : Cassandra Clare
Expected Publication : 8 May 2012 (Margaret K. McElderry)
Language : English

Goodreads Description :
In Book 5: City of Lost Souls, the Shadowhunters struggle to piece together their shattered world after a betrayal by one of their own leaves them reeling.

The cover of City of Lost Souls are very different from the other books from The Mortal Instruments Series. Based on the cover, I think there would be more romance in this book. I can't wait for the book.

So what do you think of the cover ? Do you like it ?

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Review : The Last Track (Mike Brody #1) by Sam Hilliard

Author : Sam Hilliard
Category : Mystery/Thriller
Format : Paperback (275 pages)
Publisher : Buddhapuss Ink LLC (13 February 2010)
Language : English
ISBN-10 : 0984203516
ISBN-13 : 978-0984203512

Goodreads Description :
Imagine if being late meant a child disappeared forever. That is the fear that drives Mike Brody: the man you want, when the one you love is missing. Mike is more than just a master tracker. An ex-Special Forces operative, Smoke jumper, and now extreme adventure tour guide, he also possesses a unique ability to tap into the memory and emotional state of those he pursues. In The Last Track, a police detective recruits Mike to help find an asthmatic boy lost in the dense woods surrounding a dude ranch in Montana. An unwitting murder witness, the boy burrows ever deeper into the rugged terrain, fearful of being found. As Mike and a local officer search for the boy, the killer follows them. While the investigation expands, his ex-wife, a well-connected journalist, uses her contacts to unravel the truth behind the murder. Her discoveries threaten to snare them all in a treacherous conspiracy . . .

My Thought :
Mike Brody is a tracker. When he and his family go to Montana to spend the holiday, he is enlisted to search for a missing boy who witness a murder. He and Dagget, a police officer, are sent to the wood to save the boy. But they are not the only one who want the missing boy. Mike has to struggle to save the missing boy and keep his family safe.

The Last Track is a great suspense/thriller book. It has a great plot. It can keep my attention once I got into it (It took a while for me to enjoy the book). The story make me guess what would happen next and  who the is the partner.  The twist and turn in the story make it more interesting. The ending of the book is really unexpected. If you love to read suspense novel, you would definitely love this book.

I give The Last Track 3 out of 5 stars.