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[Review] Kendare Blake - Anna Dressed in Blood

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Title: Anna Dressed in Blood (Goodreads)
Series: Anna #1
Author: Kendare Blake
Publisher: Tor Teen
Published: October 2011
ISBN: 0765328658
Pages: 320
Rating: 5/5 stars
Format: ebook
Start: 7 November 2015
Finish: 20 November 2015

Synopsis:
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 b…

[Review] Adam Gidwitz - A Tale Dark & Grimm

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Judul: A Tale Dark & Grimm (Goodreads)
Pengarang: Adam Gidwitz
Penerbit: Atria
ISBN: 9789790244771
Tahun: Juni 2011 (Cetakan 1)
Tebal: 226 hlm.
Rating: 4/5 stars
Format: Paperback
Mulai: 24 Oktober 2015
Selesai: 31 Oktober 2015


Sinopsis:
Sebelum kau membaca buku ini, kuperingatkan: cerita ini bukan untuk anak-anak. Penyihir dengan mantra keji, pemburu berdarah dingin, serta tukang roti yang memanggang anak-anak, mengintip di halaman-halamannya.

Namun, jika kau berani, ikuti petualangan Hansel dan Gretel memasuki dunia penuh sihir, teror, dan sepercik kelakar yang berkilauan seperti kerikil putih di sepanjang jalannya.

Masukah. Mungkin menakutkan, dan jelas-jelas penuh darah. Tetapi, tak seperti dongeng-dongeng yang kau ketahui, yang ini sungguhan.

Dan kau tahu, dahulu kala, dongeng itu keren.

[Review] Andrei Aksana - Angin Bersyair

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Judul: Angin Bersyair (Goodreads)
Pengarang: Andrei Aksana
Penerbit: PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama
ISBN: 9786020311585
Tahun: 2014
Tebal: 216 hlm.
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
Format: Paperback
Mulai: 14 Oktober 2015
Selesai: 24 Oktober 2015


Sinopsis:
Berbekal secarik kertas aku berangkat. Dituliskan begitu tergesa oleh Kiev, arsitek yang menjadi kekasihku, di atas selembar kertas yang sembarang dirobek. Alamat tanpa nama jalan dan nomor, membawaku menjelajahi Ubud.

Di sanalah aku memulai titik nol. Membaca isyarat-isyarat alam yang disampaikan sawah, sungai, lembah. Mempertemukanku dengan Raka, dosen seni dan pelukis, yang mengajariku tentang ketabahan yang sederhana, dan Nawang, dunia yang diam, yang memperkenalkanku kepada angin.

Jawaban yang kucari malah menuntunku menemukan kertas-kertas yang lain. Rahasia-rahasia, yang dikisahkan angin...

[Review] Ika Natassa - Critical Eleven

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Judul: Critical Eleven (Goodreads)
Pengarang: Ika Natassa
Penerbit: PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama
ISBN: 9786020318929
Tahun: 2015
Tebal: 344 hlm.
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Format: Paperback
Mulai: 19 September 2015
Selesai: 23 September 2015


Sinopsis:
Dalam dunia penerbangan, dikenal istilah critical eleven, sebelas menit paling kritis di dalam pesawat - tiga menit setelah take off dan delapan menit sebelum landing - karena secara statistik delapan puluh persen kecelakaan pesawat umumnya terjadi dalam rentang waktu sebelas menit itu. It's when the aircraft is most vulnerable to any danger.

In a way, it's kinda the same with meeting people. Tiga menit pertama kritis sifatnya karena saat itulah kesan pertama terbentuk, lalu ada delapan menit sebelum berpisah - delapan menit ketika senyum, tindak tanduk, dan ekspresi wajah orang tersebut jelas bercerita apakah itu akan jadi awal sesuatu ataukah justru menjadi perpisahan.

Ale dan Anya pertama kali bertemu dalam penerbangan Jakarta - Sydney. …

[Review] Huntley Fitzpatrick - My Life Next Door

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Title: My Life Next Door (Goodreads)
Author: Huntley Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Speak
ISBN: 9780803736993
Published: June 2012
Pages: 394
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Format: ebook
Start: 29 August 2015
Finish: 5 September 2015


Synopsis:
The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, messy, affectionate. And every day from her rooftop perch, Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them...until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs up next to her and changes everything.

As the two fall fiercely for each other, stumbling through the awkwardness and awesomeness of first love, Jase's family embraces Samantha - even as she keeps him a secret from her own. Then something unthinkable happens, and the bottom drops out of Samantha's world. She's suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?

A transporting debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another.

January 2016 Book Haul & Wrap Up

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So January is over and it's February now. I'm a bit stressed out over things that are happening at work, but overall very grateful because I get to find peace from the books that I've read.