Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wishful Wednesday [1]

Ini merupakan pertama kalinya aku ikut berpartisipasi dalam Wishful Wednesday dan kali ini ada yang spesial karena ada giveawaynya juga. Wishful Wednesday adalah blog hop yang dihost oleh Astrid @ Books to Share.

Dan inilah buku yang saya pilih :

Deskripsi dari Goodreads :
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, the 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. 

Kenapa memilih buku ini?
Pertama karena memang tertarik dengan ceritanya. Kita semua tahu Cinderella, dan bahkan banyak juga yang suka Cinderella. Waktu tahu kalo Cinder itu adalah re-telling dari Cinderella namun dalam bentuk cyborg, aku jadi tertarik untuk membacanya. Kedua karena banyak blogger yang telah membaca buku ini merekomendasikan dan mereka juga memberikan rating yang tinggi. Jadi tambah penasaran.

Nah... buat para blogger yang ingin ikut berpartisipasi, ini nih syaratnya :
  1. Silakan follow blog Books To Share – atau tambahkan di blogroll/link blogmu =)
  2. Buat posting mengenai buku-buku (boleh lebih dari 1) yang jadi inceran kalian minggu ini, mulai dari yang bakal segera dibeli, sampai yang paling mustahil dan hanya sebatas mimpi. Oya, sertakan juga alasan kenapa buku itu masuk dalam wishlist kalian ya!
  3. Tinggalkan link postingan Wishful Wednesday kalian di Mr. Linky (klik saja tombol Mr. Linky di bagian bawah post). Kalau mau, silakan tambahkan button Wishful Wednesday di posting kalian.
  4. Mari saling berkunjung ke sesama blogger yang sudah ikut share wishlistnya di hari Rabu =)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Review : Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth

Author :
Category : Dystopian, Sci-Fi
Reading Level : Young Adult
Format: Hardcover (525 pages)
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
(1 May 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0062024046

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.

"New York Times" bestselling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian "Divergent" series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.

Review :
I'm not really sure what to say. Insurgent is blowing my mind. I absolutely love Insurgent. It's soooo...... amazing.

Insurgent starts right where Divergent left off. After the simulation attack, Tris and the others headed to Amity to ask for help. When Tris overheard the conversation between Marcus and Johanna, she realized that there's must be another reason behind the attack, a reason that makes Abnegation leaders willing to die to protect it. She's determined to find out the secret that Marcus hide. But it's not easy, because Tris had to hide from Jeanine, especially after a person she trusted betrayed her.

I love so many things about the book. I love the plot. The book is written in fast pace. It's full of action and very intense. The tension always keep me on the edge. The book so unpredictable. The twists and turns make me can't stop read until the last page. Even after I finished Insurgent, I can't stop thinking about the book especially the ending. In this book, we can also learn more about factionless and minor faction in Divergent.

Insurgent has so many great characters and I love them (even the evil characters). I love Tris. I love how strong she is, even after what she'd been through. She had to struggle with her sadness and guilt, but she still can be brave and selfless. And I'm totally swooning over Tobias Eaton (Actually, I prefer to call him Four). He is so caring. I like how Tris and Four's relationship develops. It's not always sweet, they also had to face the obstacle in their relationship, like their trust issues. Insurgent also has so many interesting minor characters, like Christina, Peter, Uriah and Caleb. We can also find new characters, like Fernando and Evelyn.

I cant wait to read he final book. I have very high expctations for the book and I hope it would be worth the wait. If you haven't read Divergent yet, what are you waiting for? You really should start it NOW or you would regret it.

I give Insurgent 5 out of 5 stars.

Book Trailer :

Monday, July 16, 2012

Review : Crossed (Matched #2) by Ally Condie

Author : Ally Condie
Category : Dystopian, Sci-Fi
Reading Level : Young Adult
Format: Paperback (367 pages)
Publisher: Razor Bill (24 November 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0141333065
ISBN-13: 978- 0141333069

Goodreads Description :


Yet for Cassia the rules have changed. Ky has been taken and she will sacrifice everything to find him. 

And when Cassia discovers Ky has escaped to he wild frontiers beyond the Society there is hope.

But on the edge of society nothing is as it seems . . .


And a tangled web of lies and double-crosses could destroy everything.

My Thought :
Crossed is the second book in Matched series. In Crossed, Cassia is taken to camp near the Outer Provices. Meanwhile in Outer Province, Ky along with the others abberation try to survive from the bombs that are dropped by the enemy every night. By the time Cassia find a way to the outer province, Ky already escaped with the other abberations. But, they still try to find each other. Would they finally find each other?

The book is written in two POV. Actually it's a good thing, because we can see the society from the other perspective. But sometimes it's confusing because I often forgot whose POV I've read. Crossed is written in slow pace and we wouldn't find too much action. But, the author's beautiful and poetic writing style  make us want to read book until the very last page. 

Crossed also has amazing characters. We can see how much Cassia's changed, but sometimes she makes me frustated. Ky is so mature, and I love to get a glimpse into his mind so I can understand him better. I also like Xander. It looks like that Xander is not who I think he is, he has so much secrets. He's more complicated than I think, and I love him for that. After reading the book, I have so many unanswered questions and I can't wait to find the answer in the next book.

I give Crossed 4 out of 5 stars.

Book Trailer :

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Cover Reveal : Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare

Title : Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3)
Author : Cassandra Clare
Expected Publication : 19 March 2013 (Margaret K. McElderry Books )
Format : Hardcover
Language : English
ISBN-10 : 141697590X
ISBN-13 : 978-1416975908

Goodreads Description :
In Clockwork Princess, Tessa and her companions travel all over the world as they race to stop the clockwork army before it’s too late. As Jem’s health worsens alarmingly and his friends search desperately for a cure, can Tessa choose between the two boys she loves—even if it means never seeing the other one again?

I'm so excited, Clockwork Princess's cover is here!

The cover looks so good.Tessa, the dress and everything about the cover are georgeous. I love all of the covers from Infernal Devices series. Unfortunately, I have to wait until March 19th, 2013 to get my hand on the book. I'm dying to find out about Tessa, Will and Jem.

So, what do you think about the cover?

Sunday, July 1, 2012


Sebelum mengumumkan pemenang giveaway Divergent yang telah berakhir, saya ingin mengucapkan terima kasi kepada semua yang telah berpartisipasi. bagi yang belum beruntung, jangan khawatir karena akan ada giveaway yang lebih seru lagi. Dan akhirnya, setelah mengalami proses seleksi, orang yang beruntung mendapatkan satu buah Divergent adalah :


Selamat kepada pemenang, dan harap segera mengkonfirmasi alamat pengiriman.

It's Time to Choose!

Untuk bulan Juli ini, satu orang yang beruntung akan mendapatkan buku pilihannya dari daftar beberapa buku yang saya baca pada tahun 2011.(Klik gambar untuk melihat review)

Dystopian :

Fantasy / Sci-Fi :

Klasik :

Buku Indonesia :
Untuk mengikuti giveaway ini, yang harus kamu lakukan adalah  :
- Isi rafflecopter di bawah ini
- Berlaku untuk siapa saja yang berdomisili di Indonesia
- Giveaway berlangsung selama bulan Juli
- Setiap orang hanya boleh ikut satu kali
- Entry yang tidak memenuhi syarat akan di hapus
- Isi extra info dengan benar
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