[Review + BBI Secret Santa 2013] The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern

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Title of Book : The Night Circus
Author : Erin Morgenstern
Publisher : Anchor Books

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des RĂȘves, and it is only open at night.
But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.
True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.


[Review] Letting Ana Go - Anonymous

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Title of Book : Letting Ana Go
Author : Anonymous
Publisher : Simon Pulse

In the tradition of Go Ask Alice and Lucy in the Sky, a harrowing account of anorexia and addiction.
She was a good girl from a good family, with everything she could want or need. But below the surface, she felt like she could never be good enough. Like she could never live up to the expectations that surrounded her. Like she couldn’t do anything to make a change.
But there was one thing she could control completely: how much she ate. The less she ate, the better—stronger—she felt.
But it’s a dangerous game, and there is such a thing as going too far…
Her innermost thoughts and feelings are chronicled in the diary she left behind.


[Review] Golden - Jessi Kirby

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Title of Book : Golden
Author : Jessi Kirby
Publisher : Simon & Schuster

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. 

2014 Prequel & Sequel Challenge Sign Up Post

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So last year, I participated in sequel reading challenge hosted by Novel Heartbeat (Auntie Spinelli Reads) and it was fun. Except that I didn't really set my goals. This year, Novel Heartbeat and Writer Grrl Reads are hosting a new 2014 prequel & sequel challenge. To see the rules and sign up for the challenge, just click the button at the beginning of this post.
I've got a lot of series on my TBR pile but I also have standalone books which I intend to read so probably I'm not gonna set a very high goal for this challenge.
For this challenge I'm targeting myself to get at least 30 points -> Amateur
So what challenges are you participating this year? Let me know in the comment and also leave me your link if you're participating in this challenge too.



2014 Nicholas Sparks Reading Challenge Sign Up Post

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2014 Nicholas Sparks Reading Challenge

Nicholas Sparks is one of my auto-buy author list. I love his books so much! I participated in last year Nicholas Sparks reading challenge and I'm so glad that The Book Vixen is hosting this challenge again this year. For this year I choose First Date level which requires me to read 1-4 books. Here's the list of books I'll read :

1. The Choice
2. True Believer
3. At First Sight
4. The Longest Ride

If you want to participate in this challenge, just click the button at the start of this post :)

[Review] Winger - Andrew Smith

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Title of Book : Winger
Author : Andrew Smith
Publisher : Simon & Schuster

A teen at boarding school grapples with life, love, and rugby in a heartbreakingly funny novel.
Ryan Dean West is a fourteen-year-old junior at a boarding school for rich kids. He’s living in Opportunity Hall, the dorm for troublemakers, and rooming with the biggest bully on the rugby team. And he’s madly in love with his best friend Annie, who thinks of him as a little boy.
With the help of his sense of humor, rugby buddies, and his penchant for doodling comics, Ryan Dean manages to survive life’s complications and even find some happiness along the way. But when the unthinkable happens, he has to figure out how to hold on to what’s important, even when it feels like everything has fallen apart.
Filled with hand-drawn infographics and illustrations and told in a pitch-perfect voice, this realistic depiction of a teen’s experience strikes an exceptional balance of hilarious and heartbreaking.


Liebster Blog Award

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Halo! *ala Ranjit di How I Met Your Mother* Baru sadar kalo di mention mbak Ren di twitter. Maaf mbak >.< Nah, mumpung masih libur (yang sebenarnya cuma ilusi gara-gara finals week), waktunya tutup paper/IDE/textbook dan buka blog. muahahaha.
Jadi mbak Ren nominasikan atau hmm semacam ngetag (?) saya di pos Liebster Blog Award. Di event ini, saya harus njawab sepuluh pertanyaan yang dikasi mbak Ren. Kemudian saya juga akan membagi beberapa random facts tentang saya. Nah di akhir pos, saya akan nominasikan sepuluh blogger lain plus ngasi sepuluh pertanyaan yang akan dijawab oleh sepuluh blogger tadi. Berhubung ini lagi kepepet, saya nggak yakin bisa mikir sepuluh pertanyaan atau ngetag sepuluh blogger lain -_- maaf ya. Ntar kalo ada event lagi bakal saya selesaiin!