Review – The Screaming Staircase – Undakan Menjerit (Lockwood&Co. #1)


Title : The Screaming Staircase – Undakan Menjerit (Lockwood&Co. #1)
Author : Jonathan Storud
Translator : Poppy D. Chusfani
Publisher : Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Published : Januari 2014
Page : 424 pages
My Rating : 5/5


Setelah gelap, bunyikan lonceng dan tunggu di luar garis besi.

Selama lima puluh tahun lebih, wabah hantu menyerang Inggris. Lucy Carlyle, penyelidik paranormal yang masih muda, menginginkan karier cemerlang. Namun, kenyataannya ia bergabung dengan agensi pembasmi hantu paling kecil, paling kumuh di London, dipimpin Anthony Lockwood yang karismatis.

Ketika salah satu kasus mereka berakhir dengan kekacauan fatal, Lockwood & Co. memiliki peluang untuk memperbaiki keadaan. Sayangnya, itu berarti mereka harus menginap di rumah paling berhantu di Inggris.

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Review – Dorothy Must Die


Title : Dorothy Must Die (#1)
Author : Danielle Paige
Publisher : Harper
Published : April 2014
Page : 452 pages
My Rating : 4/5


I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero.

But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?

Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little blue birds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can’t be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There’s still the yellow brick road, though—but even that’s crumbling.

What happened? Dorothy.

They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.

My name is Amy Gumm—and I’m the other girl from Kansas.

I’ve been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked, and I’ve been given a mission:

REMOVE
The Tin Woodman’s heart,

STEAL
The Scarecrow’s brain,

TAKE
The Lion’s courage,

And then—

DOROTHY MUST DIE.

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Review – Fearless (Mirrorworld #2)

Title : Fearless (Mirrorworld#2)
Author : Cornelia Funke
Publisher : Little, Brown and Company
Published : January 2013 (International Edition)
Page : 424 pages
My Rating : 5/5


Jacob Reckless has only a few months left to live. 

He’s tried everything to shake the Fairy curse that traded his life for his brother’s–legends such as the All-Healing Apple, the Well of Eternal Youth, the blood of a northern Djinn. And yet hope after hope is extinguished. After months of fruitless searching, Jacob journeys through his father’s mirror one final time to deliver the bad news to Fox.

But there they hear of one last possibility–an item so legendary that not even Mirrorworlders believe it exists: a crossbow that can kill thousands, or heal one, when shot through the heart. But a Goyl treasure hunter is also searching for the prized crossbow. Jacob must find it first–and somehow convince Fox to do whatever it takes to save him.

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