Thursday, 28 November 2013

The Chronicles of Audy: 4R karya Orizuka

Judul: The Chronicles of Audy: 4R
Penulis: Orizuka
Tebal: 320 halaman
Penerbit: Haru
Dipublikasikan Juli 2013

Aduh. Saya speechless nih kalau bahas buku satu ini. Jadi ceritanya, saya sudah dua hari yang lalu tamat The Chronicles of Audy: 4R (btw judulnya kepanjangan ya). Mau lanjut baca buku lain…….nggak bisa!!! Saya masih terus kepikiran sama 4R ini :’)

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Unmaking Hunter Kennedy by Anne Elliot

Judul: Unmaking Hunter Kennedy
Penulis: Anne Elliot
Tebal: 422 halaman
Penerbit: Butterfly Books
Young Adult/ Contemporary Romance
First Published October 17th 2012

After a car accident--an event he considers a prank gone bad--pop star, Hunter Kennedy is forced to hide out with his aunt in small-town Colorado. He’s supposed to rest, heal his scars and attend high school in disguise until the press dies down. But he only wants to get back to work.

Worse, the girl who’s been assigned to make him over into a geek is a major geek herself. Vere Roth is a chattering pixie, a blushing tornado and a complete social disaster. He’s never met a girl who’s never-been-kissed, believes in romance and thinks Hunter’s a 'nice' guy.

Funny thing is...Hunter is nice around Vere because she’s his first real friend. He also can’t seem to stop sharing his secrets or keep her out of his heart. Knowing he’d never deserve a girl as sweet as Vere, he resigns himself to the friend zone, and helps his new bestie with her own makeover.

She tortures him daily for ridiculous guy advice on how to snag her life-long crush. A guy Hunter thinks is totally wrong for Vere, and sadly, one who has taken note of Vere’s transformation.

When Vere asks her best friend for some kissing advice, Hunter can’t resist...

And that’s when things get out of control...

High School Romance, first love, sweet romance

Mungkin pada salah sangka ya sama cover buku ini. Bukan. Ini bukan buku kipas. Justru buku ini sarat akan nilai persahabatan dan -ehem- friendzone. Untuk seseorang yang tidak begitu menyukai spoiler, blurb novel ini terlalu detail. Ketika things get out of control, itu sudah hampir 3/4 novel habis. Duh, untung saya belum sempat baca blurbnya. Terus alasan utama baca apa, San? Covernya? Oh bukaaaaaan. Saya suka sama nama heronya, Hunter Kennedy. 

Apakah Hunter Kennedy ini ada hubungan darah dengan Mantan Presiden Amerika JFK aka John F. Kennedy? Yah ternyata tidak disebut sama sekali. Apa dia ada hubungan dengan Connor Kennedy mantan kekasih Taylor Swift? Yah ternyata juga bukan. Padahal asyik sekali kalau ada sangkut pautnya sama JFK (seperi Cricket Bell di Lola and the Boy Next Door yang memiliki hubungan darah dengan Alexander Graham Bell). Pasti bakal membuat novel ini jadi lebih petjah.

You know what? Vere Roth mengingatkan saya sama Veronica Roth. Nah ini juga mereka tidak ada hubungannya sama sekali. Sorry guys :(

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Ditched: A Love Story by Robin Mellom

Judul: Ditched: A Love Story
Penulis: Robin Mellom
Tebal: 277 halaman
Penerbit: Disney-Hyperion
First Published in January 10th 2012

There's a girl.
Justina Griffith was never the girl who dreamed of going to prom. Designer dresses and strappy heels? Not her thing. That said, she never expected her best friend, Ian Clark, to ask her.

And there's a boy.
Ian, who always passed her the baseball bat, handle first.
Ian, who knew exactly when she needed red licorice.
Ian, who promised her the most amazing night at prom.

Then there's a ditch.
But when Justina is ditched, figuratively and literally, she must piece together--stain-by-stain on her thrift store dress--exactly how she ended up dateless...with only the help of some opinionated ladies at the 7-Eleven.

To get the whole store, Justina will have to face the boy who ditched her. Can losing out at her prom ultimately lead to finding true love?

Am I the only one who thought that the girl in the cover looks exactly like Titi Sjuman?

Go to prom with me? Please?
We could totally carpool.
Check the correct box
[   ] Yes.

Malam prom menjadi semacam petaka bagi Justina.

Ya, nama heroinenya Justina. Seperti Justin, Justina. Davin, Davina. Cuma tidak ada Davina di sini. Hanya perumpamaan.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Friday's Recommendation #3

Selamat hari Jum’at teman-teman.

Bulan ini banyak buku yang berhasil saya baca, walaupun tidak semuanya masuk kategori “amazing” dan patut direkomendasikan. Dan tidak semuanya berhasil saya review *menunduk malu*
Tapi ada satu buku yang berhasil menggugah hati nurani saya (halah). Dari beberapa buku yang saya baca, sepertinya ini yang paling berbobot. Mau tau? Ini dia.

Golden by Jessi Kirby

Love, tragedy, and mystery converge in this compelling novel from “an author to watch” (Booklist).

Seventeen-year-old Parker Frost has never taken the road less traveled. Valedictorian and quintessential good girl, she’s about to graduate high school without ever having kissed her crush or broken the rules. So when fate drops a clue in her lap—one that might be the key to unraveling a town mystery—she decides to take a chance.

Julianna Farnetti and Shane Cruz are remembered as the golden couple of Summit Lakes High—perfect in every way, meant to be together forever. But Julianna’s journal tells a different story—one of doubts about Shane and a forbidden romance with an older, artistic guy. These are the secrets that were swept away with her the night that Shane’s jeep plunged into an icy river, leaving behind a grieving town and no bodies to bury.

Reading Julianna’s journal gives Parker the courage to start to really live—and it also gives her reasons to question what really happened the night of the accident. Armed with clues from the past, Parker enlists the help of her best friend, Kat, and Trevor, her longtime crush, to track down some leads. The mystery ends up taking Parker places that she never could have imagined. And she soon finds that taking the road less traveled makes all the difference.

Sudah pernah saya review di sini. Buku ini merupakan life-changing book buat saya. Semoga ada penerbit yang mau menerjemahkan ya, dan semoga dapet penerjemah yang terjemahannya luwes. Karena tulisan dalam bahasa aslinya indah sekali.

Nah kalau kamu mau ikut meme keren ini (pssstttt....ada giveawaynya loh), kamu bisa lihat rulesnya di Blognya Kak Ren.

Good luck!! ;)

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Wishful Wednesday #17

Halo, duh akhirnya kembali ke peradaban. Hari ini cukup istimewa juga karena tugas dan kerjaan udah bisa selesai walau mepet deadline. Gara-gara sibuk ini jadi nggak sempat bikin review dan update blog. Huff.

Hey guys nyadar nggak sih bulan ini bertabur giveaway? Aaah indahnya bulan November. Makanya langsung curiga dong pas buka agregator, postingan Wishful Wednesday membludak. Pasti ada apa-apanya nih hahaha.

Selamat ulang tahun Kak Astrid. Semoga semakin menuju puncak gemilang cahaya mengukir cita seindah asa (?) 

...........maap maap. Terlalu terbawa suasana. Saya doakan semoga Kak Astrid diberikan kebahagiaan dan berkecukupan. Seperti kata Bapak saya, "Sugih iku ora penting. Seng penting pengen opo-opo keturutan" (Kaya itu tidak penting. Yang penting itu pas ingin sesuatu bisa terkabul). Yah, mantra saya selama bertahun-tahun. Apa hubungannya sama WW ini? Nggak ada.

Btw kebetulan kemarin abis jalan-jalan di Goodreads dan ada satu buku yang bikin penasaran. Walaupun harganya mepeeeeet banget di atas catusribu....... kalau harus tambah transfer nggak papa deh :3

GRAFFITI MOON by Cath Crowley (link OpenTrolley)
Senior year is over, and Lucy has the perfect way to celebrate: tonight, she's going to find Shadow, the mysterious graffiti artist whose work appears all over the city. He's out there somewhere--spraying color, spraying birds and blue sky on the night--and Lucy knows a guy who paints like Shadow is someone she could fall for. "Really" fall for. Instead, Lucy's stuck at a party with Ed, the guy she's managed to avoid since the most awkward date of her life. But when Ed tells her he knows where to find Shadow, they're suddenly on an all-night search around the city. And what Lucy can't see is the one thing that's right before her eyes.
Nah, kalau kamu mau ikutan juga, bisa kok. Tapi pastikan kamu ikuti aturan mainnya. Bisa dicek di Blognya Kak Astrid. Oh ya, saya belum doa yang serius ya buat Kak Astrid *dikeplak*. Ya tadi, semoga selalu diberikan kebahagiaan dalam hidup. Diberikan kelancaran dan kemudahan. Amin amin amin.


Tiba-tiba kepikiran sama diri sendiri yang bakal menginjak kepala dua. Duh dek ._. .-. ._. ._.