Saturday, March 31, 2012

Review : The Kissing Tree by Prudence Bice

Author : Prudence Bice
Category : Romance, Historical Fiction
Format : Paperback (262 pages)
Publisher : Cedar Fort, Inc (6 December 2011 )
Language : English
ISBN-10 : 1599559366
ISBN-13 : 978-1599559360

Goodreads Description :

After five long years, Georgiana McLaughlin returns to the only place she's ever considered home the same place she stole a kiss from Ridge Carson under the "kissing tree." But this time he's a man, and reconciling their past is just the beginning. You'll find yourself applauding each new chapter filled with fun, romance, and adventure in this captivating, heartfelt tale of love, friendship, and finding your way back

My Thought :
A 12 year olg girl, Georgiana McLaughlin, is dared by her best friend to kiss Ridge Carson under the kissing tree. After Georgie stole the kiss from Ridge, she left to visit her aunt but never came back to her hometown. Five years later, after her grandmother pass away, Georgie returns to help out her grandfather in his ranch. Then she runs into Ridge who is working for her grandfather. Ridge is grown into a handsome young man. Both of them never forget about the kiss they shared 5 years ago. But what if there's someone else who wait Georgie in New York ??? Can they fight the attraction between them ???

The Kissing Tree is a sweet romance story with a good story line. It's not only about love, but also about friendship and family. The characters are great. Most of them are very likeable. I love the banter between Georgie and Ridge. Ridge with his teasing and Georgie with her temper really make the book more interesting and fun. Overall, the book is a great read and I really enjoy it. If you want to read a light read with romance in it, I'm highly recommend this.

I give The Kissing Tree 4 out of 5 stars.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Review : Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2) by Cassandra Clare

Author : Cassandra Clare
Category : Paranormal YA
Format : Paperback (496 pages)
Publisher : Walker Books Ltd (6 December 2011 )
Language : English
ISBN-10 : 1406330353
ISBN-13 : 978-6028801881

Goodreads Description :
The situation at the London Institute has never been more precarious. With Mortmain and his clockwork army still threatening, the Council wants to strip Charlotte of her power and hand the running of the Enclave over to the unscrupulous and power-hungry Benedict Lightwood. 

In the hope of saving Charlotte and the Institute, Will, Jem, and Tessa set out to unravel the secrets of Mortmain’s past—and discover unsettling Shadowhunter connections that hold the key not only to the enemy’s motivations, but also to the secret of Tessa’s identity. Tessa, already caught between the affections of Will and Jem, finds herself with another choice to make when she learns how the Shadowhunters helped make her a “monster.” Will she turn from them to her brother, Nate, who has been begging her to join him at Mortmain’s side? Where will her loyalties—and love—lie? Tessa alone can choose to save the Shadowhunters of London…or end them forever.

My Thought :
Clockwork Prince is the second book of Infernal Devices series. After read Clockwork Angel, I really can wait to read this book. And it's worth it, the book make me speechless. Clockwork Prince picks up where Clockwork Angel left off. After what happen in Clockwork Angel, Charlotte has to find The Magister in two weeks so she can continue her leadership at the institute. Everyone at the institute try to help to find the Magister and thwarting his plan, but what if one of them is a traitor ??? Can they find the Magister and help Charlotte ???

In Clockwork Prince, we will know more about Will's secret, why he is so broken and keep other people away. Actually, it's such a sad story. And the mystery in CP would keep you reading until the last page. Just like in CA, I also love the banter between the characters, especially between Will and Tessa. I love their witty comment because it make the book more interesting. The ending of the book is so heartbreaking. POOR WILL !!! I'm so surprise when Jem proposed to Tessa and Tessa accept his proposal immediatelly, because I think Tessa is still in love with Will. I love Jem, but I love Will more and want Tessa ends up with him. 

Overall, I REALLY love the book and can't wait to read the next book. If you read Clockwork Angel and love it, I believe you would enjoy Clockwork Prince too. And if you haven't read the series yet, I suggest you to read it because this series is one of the series that can make you love it instantly.

I give Clockwork Prince 5 out of 5 starts

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Cover Revealed : The Rise of Nine (Lorien Legacies #3) by Pittacus Lore

Title : The Rise of Nine (Lorien Legacies #3)
Author : Pittacus Lore
Expected Publication: 21 Agustus 2012 (HarperCollins)
Language : English

Lorien Legacies is one of my favorite series. And now cover of The Rise of Nine, book #3 in the series, is revealed !!!

Just like the cover of the other books in this series, The Rise of Nine also have a mysterious symbol in it, maybe it's one of Lorien symbol. I can't wait to read The Rise of Nine and to find out what happen to John and his fellow Lorien Nine.

What do you think about the cover ???

Friday, March 9, 2012

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

Author : Cassandra Clare
Translator : Melody Violine
Category : Paranormal YA
Format : Paperback (644 pages)
Publisher : Ufuk Press (March 2011 )
Language : Indonesian
ISBN-13 : 978-6028801881

Goodreads Description :

Pada zaman Victoria, Tessa Gray yang berusia enam belas tahun menyeberangi samudera untuk menemui kakak laki-lakinya di Inggris. Sesuatu yang mengerikan sedang menantinya di Dunia Bawah London, di mana vampir, warlock, dan makhluk gaib lainnya berjalan diam-diam di jalanan yang diterangi lampu gas. Hanya para Pemburu Bayangan, ksatria yang mengabdi untuk menyingkirkan iblis dari dunia, yang menjaga keteraturan di tengah kekacauan. 

Tanpa teman dan diburu, Tessa berlindung kepada para Pemburu Bayangan di Institut London. Tessa segera tertarik dengan—dan terkoyak di antara—dua sahabat. Ada James, yang ketampanan rapuhnya menyembunyikan rahasia mematikan. Lalu ada Will, yang bermata biru, dengan kejenakaan tajamnya dan suasana hatinya yang cepat berubah-ubah membuat semua orang menjaga jarak... semua orang, benar, kecuali Tessa. 
Dapatkah Tessa menemukan kakaknya? Kenapa Tessa diincar oleh Magister yang misterius? Akankah Will membiarkan Tessa memahaminya sebelum gadis itu luluh oleh kehangatan sahabatnya? 

My Thought :
After her aunt's death, Theresa Gray goes to London to live with her brother, Nathaniel. But when she arrive in England, everything doesn't go as expected. Tessa was thrown in the world she never knew existed. Tessa is kidnapped by Dark Sisters. They train Tessa to use her power that she didn’t even know she had. When the Dark Sister force Tessa to marry The Magister, she try to escape. But her attempt to escape fails until William Herondale, a shadowhunter, rescue her from the Dark Sisters. Who is the Magister ? Is Tessa really a human ?

The book is absolutely amazing. I'm instantly drawn to book. The book set in 19th century London ( my favorite time and place). The shadowhunter world is fascinating. The characters are great. They have different personality but complement each other. Will remind me of Jace. He is handsome, smart, witty and arrogant. He always keep people at distance with his attitude. I love this kind of guy. He is adorable. Jem is a gentle and caring. He is a sweatheart. He is the only one who is patient enough to put up with Will's attitude. Will and Jem are great friend. And there's Tessa. She is smart, strong and mature. Tessa can handle Will very well, and it's fun to see their interaction. Overall, I really enjoy the book. I'm highly recommend the book.

I give Clockwork Angel 5 out of 5 stars.

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Cover Reveal : Reached (Matched #3) by Ally Condie

Title : Reached
Author : Ally Condie
Expected Publication : 13 November 2012 ( Dutton Childrens Books ) 
Language : English

The covel of Reached is revealed !!!
Based on the interview with Ally Condie in Entertainent Weekly, Reached is written in three POV ( Cassia, Ky and Xander). So, we will know more about Xander's story and it will be more interesting. I can't wait to read the book. 

The cover is great. But I think Matched has the best cover from the series. What do you think ???