Wishful Wednesday [1]

Jadi setelah beberapa saat berpetualang di belantara Blog Buku Indonesia (maklum member baru jadi-jadian (?)), saya nemu induk dari meme yang sudah tersebar dimana-mana ini. Namanya Wishful Wednesday, induknya dari blog Books to Share -nya Kak Astrid ternyata #elah siapa elu sih Ra, sok kenal –;

Untuk Wishful Wednesday saya yang pertama ini, buku yang saya pengeeennnn banget punya adalahhh :

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Buku karya debut dari Jennifer Niven ini kebetulan lagi happening banget. Book blogger internasional yang saya follow pada heboh sama buku ini. Nah, karena beberapa saat lalu saya nge-twit “I really want to read All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven!”, hasilnya apa sodara-sodara? Penulisnya malah follow twitter saya! *facepalm*

Kalau sinopsis dari Goodreads tercinta sih, seperti ini :

The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park in this exhilarating and heart-wrenching love story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die.

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Elle Fanning!

Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.

Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.

When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.

This is an intense, gripping novel perfect for fans of Jay Asher, Rainbow Rowell, John Green, Gayle Forman, and Jenny Downham from a talented new voice in YA, Jennifer Niven.

Includes a PDF Help Line Resource Guide and a Note Read by the Author.

Promosi buku ini termasuk gencar banget, dengan embel-embel dua buku Young-Adult yang sudah tersohor. Ditambah lagi, buku ini sudah akan di-filmkan! Ya, siapa sih yang akhirnya nggak penasaran untuk membaca buku ini?

Pas kemarin saya ngecek di Books & Beyond, statusnya ternyata out of stock. Syedih ;;

  • Silakan follow blog Books To Share – atau tambahkan di blogroll/link blogmu =)
  • Buat posting mengenai buku-buku (boleh lebih dari 1) atau segala hal yang berhubungan dengan kebutuhan bookish kalian, 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/benda itu masuk dalam wishlist kalian ya!
  • 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.
  • Mari saling berkunjung ke sesama blogger yang sudah ikut share wishlistnya di hari Rabu =)



Review – The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #1)

Title : The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #1)
Author : Michelle Hodkin
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Published : 2011
Page : 456 pages
My Rating : 2/5

Mara Dyer believes life can’t get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed.
There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
She’s wrong.

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Review – Anna Dressed in Blood (#Anna 1)

Title : Anna Dressed in Blood (#Anna 1)
Author : Kendare Blake
Publisher : Tor Teen
Published : August 2011 (ebook)
Page : 387 pages
My Rating : 4/5

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. They follow legends and local lore, destroy the murderous dead, and keep pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

Searching for a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas expects the usual: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he’s never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.

Yet she spares Cas’s life.

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Review – Falling Into Place

Title : Falling Into Place
Author : Amy Zhang
Publisher : Greenwillow
Published : September 2014 (Intl. edition)
Page : 296 pages
My Rating : 4/5

On the day Liz Emerson tries to die, they had reviewed Newton’s laws of motion in physics class. Then, after school, she put them into practice by running her Mercedes off the road.

Why? Why did Liz Emerson decide that the world would be better off without her? Why did she give up? Vividly told by an unexpected and surprising narrator, this heartbreaking and nonlinear novel pieces together the short and devastating life of Meridian High’s most popular junior girl. Mass, acceleration, momentum, force—Liz didn’t understand it in physics, and even as her Mercedes hurtles toward the tree, she doesn’t understand it now. How do we impact one another? How do our actions reverberate? What does it mean to be a friend? To love someone? To be a daughter? Or a mother? Is life truly more than cause and effect? Amy Zhang’s haunting and universal story will appeal to fans of Lauren Oliver, Gayle Forman, and Jay Asher.

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Review – The Jungle Book

Title : The Jungle Book
Author : Rudyard Kipling
Translator : Anggun Prameswari
Publisher : Penerbit Atria
Published : September 2011 (Edisi ini)
Page : 239 pages
My Rating : 3/5

Bukit Batuan gempar! Mama dan Papa Serigala mengajukan seorang anak manusia untuk diasuh oleh mereka. Meskipun dengan berbagai pertentangan, Akela sang Pemimpin Serigala mengizinkannya, dengan jaminan sebuah lembu dari Bagheera, sang Macan Kumbang Hitam, dan pembelaan si Beruang Hitam Baloo, guru dari semua anak-anak serigala.Namun Shere Khan, si Harimau Pincang tidak setuju karena anak manusia itu adalah buruannya. Itulah sebabnya, Mowgli si Katak, nama anak manusia itu, harus terus belajar agar ia berhasil bertahan hidup dan mengalahkan Shere Khan.

Tetapi, saat sebagian besar kawanan serigala mengusirnya, dapatkah Mowgli bertahan sendirian?

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Review – Rebecca

Title : Rebecca
Author : Daphne du Maurier
Publisher : Arrow
Published : January 1992 by (first published 1938)
Page : 397 pages
My Rating : 4.5/5

“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again…”Ancient, beautiful Manderley, between the rose garden and the sea, is the county’s showpiece. Rebecca made it so – even a year after her death, Rebecca’s influence still rules there. How can Maxim de Winter’s shy new bride ever fill her place or escape her vital shadow?

A shadow that grows longer and darker as the brief summer fades, until, in a moment of climatic revelations, it threatens to eclipse Manderley and its inhabitants completely…

Daphne du Maurier’s masterpiece weaves a special magic that no-one who reads it will ever forget.

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Review – The Whispering Skull – Tengkorak Berbisik (Lockwood & Co. #2)

Title : The Whispering Skull (Lockwood&Co. #2)
Author : Jonathan Storud
Translator : Poppy D. Chusfani
Publisher : Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Published : Januari 2015
Page : 488 pages
My Rating : 4.5/5

Hantu dan arwah gentayangan, waspadalah! Lockwood & Co. beraksi kembali.

Lockwood & Co. makin sibuk. Lucy dan George berusaha memecahkan misteri tengkorak bisa bicara yang terkurung dalam wadah-hantu, sementara Lockwood mencari kasus-kasus baru yang seru. Lalu mereka dihubungi untuk menyelidiki makam dokter kejam yang hidup pada zaman Victoria. Seperti biasa, segalanya jadi kacau—ada hantu mengerikan yang terlepas dan benda berbahaya yang hilang karena dicuri dari peti mati. Lockwood & Co. harus menemukan benda itu sebelum kekuatannya digunakan, tapi mereka harus berpacu dengan waktu.

Dan yang membuat keadaan makin gawat, si tengkorak dalam wadah-hantu mendadak bergerak…

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