[Mini Review] The Star Dwellers (The Dwellers #2) - David Estes

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Title of Book : The Star Dwellers (The Dwellers #2)
Author : David Estes
Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

After rescuing her father and younger sister, Adele is forced to leave her family and Tristan behind to find her mother in the cruel and dangerous realm of the star dwellers. 
Amidst blossoming feelings for Adele, Tristan must cast his feelings aside and let her find her own way amongst the star dwellers, while he accompanies Adele's father to meet with the leaders of the moon dwellers and decide the fate of the Tri-Realms.
Will Adele be able to rescue her mother and make it back to the Moon Realm before the President and the sun dweller soldiers destroy her family?
Can Tristan convince the moon dweller puppets of the error of their ways?
Was Adele's lost kiss with Tristan her one and only chance at love?
In her world there's only one rule: Someone must die..

Wishful Wednesday [12]

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Hi! Waktunya Wishful Wednesday lagi! Bingung mau ngasi intro gimana jadi langsung aja ya, buku dari wishlist saya yang masuk spotlight minggu ini adalah ...

[Review] Now You're One of Us - Asa Nonami

Title of Book : Now You’re One of Us
Author : Asa Nonami
Publisher : Vertical

In the tradition of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca and Ira Levin's Rosemary's Baby, here is a new classic about the bride who's no longer sure what to think. All families have their own rituals, secrets, and credos, like a miniature religious cult; these quirks may elicit the mirth or mild alarm of guests, but the matter is rather more serious if you're marrying into a household. If its's a Japanese one with a history, the brace yourself: some surprising truths lurk around the corner.

[Review] Second Chance Summer - Morgan Matson

Title of Book : Second Chance Summer
Author : Morgan Matson
Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

From the Flying Start author of Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, a powerful novel about hope in the face of heartbreak. 
Taylor Edwards’ family might not be the closest-knit—everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled—but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then Taylor’s dad gets devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend one last summer all together at their old lake house in the Pocono Mountains.
Crammed into a place much smaller and more rustic than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again. And Taylor discovers that the people she thought she had left behind haven’t actually gone anywhere. Her former best friend is still around, as is her first boyfriend…and he’s much cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve.
As the summer progresses and the Edwards become more of a family, they’re more aware than ever that they’re battling a ticking clock. Sometimes, though, there is just enough time to get a second chance—with family, with friends, and with love.

Wishful Wednesday [11]

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Ciao! Sudah lama ya sejak terakhir saya ikutan Wishful Wednesday, saya sampe kangen. Apalagi sebenernya Wishful Wednesday itu kayak doa. Soalnya kebanyakan buku di Wishful Wednesday saya tahun lalu kesampaian! entah dapet sebagai hadiah ato dapet rejeki tambahan buat beli sendiri. Jadi, untuk post Wishful Wednesday saya yang pertama di tahun ini, saya pilih buku :

[Review] An Artist of The Floating World - Kazuo Ishiguro

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Title of Book : An Artist of The Floating World
Author : Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher : Elex Media Komputindo

Dalam An Artist of Floating World, Kazuo Ishiguro menyuguhkan tampilan otentik Jepang pasca perang, Jepang yang `mengambang` karena perubahan perilaku dan budaya. 
Ishiguro yang lahir di Nagasaki pada tahun 1954 - tetapi pindah ke Inggris pada tahun 1960 - menulis kisah Masuji Ono, seorang seniman bohemian dan penyedia kehidupan malam yang menjadi propagandis imperialisme Jepang selama masa perang. 
Tetapi kini perang telah berakhir dan Jepang kalah. Istri dan anak Ono terbunuh. Apa yang tersisa pada Ono? Inilah kisah yang membawa Ishiguro meraih penghargaan Whitbread Prize pada tahun 1986.
Editor’s Note 
Ishiguro menulis dengan perpaduan yang sangat baik antara ekonomi dan bahasa deskriptif, tanpa menghamburkan kata atau bagian-bagian yang tidak relevan. 

[Review] The Coffee Memory - Riawani Elyta

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Title of Book : The Coffee Memory
Author : Riawani Elyta
Publisher : Bentang Pustaka

Komposisi: Cinta, Rindu, Candu, Perpisahan, Kopi
Cara Penyajian: Tuangkan rindu, candu, perpisahan, dan kopi ke dalam cangkir.
Tambahkan 180cc air cinta, aduk dan sajikan.
Saat aroma kopi itu menjauh,
Kusadari bahwa kau tak mungkin kutemui lagi
Seperti aromamu yang terempas oleh butir udara
Meninggalkanku dalam sunyi yang dingin
Sampai kusadari kau hadir
Menyergapku dalam diam
Mengembalikanku dalam kenangan
Dan menabur aroma yang sama dgn apa yg telah kutinggalkan
Ketika itulah aku pahami
Aku tak mungkin berpaling lagi

[Review] The Book of Broken Hearts - Sarah Ockler

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Title of Book : The Book of Broken Hearts
Author : Sarah Ockler
Publisher : Simon Pulse

When all signs point to heartbreak, can love still be a rule of the road? A poignant and romantic novel from the author of Bittersweet and Twenty Boy Summer.
Jude has learned a lot from her older sisters, but the most important thing is this: The Vargas brothers are notorious heartbreakers. She’s seen the tears and disasters that dating a Vargas boy can cause, and she swore an oath—with candles and a contract and everything—to never have anything to do with one.
Now Jude is the only sister still living at home, and she’s spending the summer helping her ailing father restore his vintage motorcycle—which means hiring a mechanic to help out. Is it Jude’s fault he happens to be cute? And surprisingly sweet? And a Vargas?
Jude tells herself it’s strictly bike business with Emilio. Her sisters will never find out, and Jude can spot those flirty little Vargas tricks a mile away—no way would she fall for them. But Jude’s defenses are crumbling, and if history is destined to repeat itself, she’s speeding toward some serious heartbreak…unless her sisters were wrong?
Jude may have taken an oath, but she’s beginning to think that when it comes to love, some promises might be worth breaking. 

[Review] Honey, Baby, Sweetheart - Deb Caletti

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Title of Book : Honey, Baby, Sweetheart
Author : Deb Caletti
Publisher : Simon Pulse

"Right away I got that Something About To Happen feeling. Right away I knew he was bad, and that it didn't matter."
It is summer in the Northwest town of Nine Mile Falls, and sixteen-year-old Ruby McQueen, ordinarily dubbed The Quiet Girl, finds herself hanging out with gorgeous, rich, thrill-seeking Travis Becker. But Ruby is in over her head, and finds she is risking more and more when she's with him.
In an effort to keep Ruby occupied, Ruby's mother Ann drags Ruby to the weekly book club she runs. When it is discovered that one of the group's own members is the subject of the tragic love story they are reading, Ann and Ruby spearhead a reunion between the long-ago lovers. But for Ruby, this mission turns out to be much more than just a road trip....

January Wrap-Up 2014

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Hi! So it's time for another wrap-up. I know I didn't post much this January (I didn't even do my December wrap-up! my bad), but I managed to read 10 books. Some of the books that I read are novellas by Stephen King which I really enjoy. Two books that I read are gifts from my secret santa and I really love one of them. I guess January has been a good reading month for me.