Review – Heart and Soul


Title : Heart and Soul
Author : Windhy Puspitadewi
Publisher : Gagasmedia
Published : November 2014
Page : 334
My Rating : 4/5


Bagi Erika, harapan telah lama menjelma luka. Saat Ayah pergi, meninggalkan ia dan Ibu, Erika tahu, tak boleh lagi menggantung harap-bahkan untuk sekadar menunggu. Ayah tak pernah kembali. Ia buang jauh-jauh cinta dari semua sisi hati.

Cinta datang dengan luka, itu yang ia pelajari, Namun, ketika seseorang dengan lagu kenangan itu datang, ada resah yang Erika rasakan. Membuat ia mulai bertanya-tanya, benarkah hidup tak melulu tentang luka dan kesedihan? Benarkah cinta bukan hanya tentang akir bahagia, melainkan juga bagaimana kita menemukannya?

Erika tak ingin mencari jawabnya, tetapi laki-laki itu datang dan memberikan bukti nyata. Namun, Erika tahu ia harus bisa memastikan, benarkah dirinya tak akan lagi terluka.

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Review – Fangirl

This review is about Indonesian Edition of Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, so the review will be in Bahasa Indonesia. Got this book from Penerbit Spring. Thank you, Penerbit Spring! ^^

Title : Fangirl
Author : Rainbow Rowell
Translator : Wisnu Wardhana
Publisher : Penerbit Spring
Published : November 2014 (Indonesian Edition)
Page : 456 pages
My Rating : 4/5


Cath dan Wren—saudari kembarnya—adalah penggemar Simon Snow. Oke, seluruh dunia adalah penggemar Simon Snow, novel berseri tentang dunia penyihir itu. Namun, Cath bukan sekadar fan. Simon Snow adalah hidupnya!

Cath bahkan menulis fanfiksi tentang Simon Snow menggunakan nama pena Magicath di Internet, dan ia terkenal! Semua orang menanti-nantikan fanfiksi Cath.

Semuanya terasa indah bagi Cath, sampai ia menginjakkan kaki ke universitas. Tiba-tiba saja, Wren tidak mau tahu lagi tentang Simon Snow, bahkan tak ingin menjadi teman sekamarnya! Dicampakkan Wren, dunia Cath jadi jungkir balik. Sendirian, ia harus menghadapi teman sekamar eksentrik yang selalu membawa pacarnya ke kamar, teman sekelas yang mengusik hatinya, juga profesor Penulisan Fiksi yang menganggap fanfiksi adalah tanda akhir zaman.

Seolah dunianya belum cukup terguncang, Cath juga masih harus mengkhawatirkan kondisi psikis ayahnya yang labil. Sekarang, pertanyaan buat Cath adalah: mampukah ia menghadapi semua ini?

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Review – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children(#1)

Title : Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children(#1)
Author : Ransom Riggs
Publisher : Quirk
Published : June 2011
Page : 352 pages
My Rating : 3/5


A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs.

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience.

As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

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Review – How To Love

Title : How To Love
Author : Katie Cotugno
Publisher :  Quercus Publishing
Published : October 2013
Page : 390 pages
My Rating : 3/5


This is a love story. But it’s not what you think. This is not a first kiss, or a first date. This is not love at first sight. This is a boy and a girl falling in messy, unpredictable, thrilling love. This is the complicated route to happiness that follows.

This is real. This is life. This is how to love.

BEFORE:

Reena has loved Sawyer LeGrande for as long as she can remember. But he’s never noticed her, until one day… he does. They fall in messy, complicated love. But then Sawyer disappears from their humid Florida town, leaving a devastated – and pregnant – Reena behind.

AFTER:

Three years later and there’s a new love in Reena’s life: her daughter Hannah. But just as swiftly and suddenly as he disappeared, Sawyer turns up again.

After everything that’s happened, can Reena really let herself love Sawyer again?

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A Tale for the Time Being

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A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki.


Have you ever feel like want to commit a suicide?
Have you ever feel like your life is a shit and you just want to throw it all away?

If you’d never feel like that, be grateful. Because Nao had already experienced it all. And she’s here to tell us how it feels like.

Nao, our narrator here is only 14 years old when she moved to Tokyo from her favorite place, Sunnyvale. But life wasn’t smooth like in Sunnyvale. They lived under a really hard circumstances, which is also put them into the state of poverty. Nao also became victim of extremely horrible bullying in her new school and she has no friends. That said, bullying in Japan is worse than any other place. Actually, the cause of her family moving was because her father lost his job in a…

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