Monday, 23 October 2017

The Name of the Wind


Judul : The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1)
Penulis : Patrick Rothfuss
Tebal : 662 halaman
Penerbit : Gollancz

Told in Kvothe's own voice, this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen. The intimate narrative of his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-ridden city, his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, and his life as a fugitive after the murder of a king form a gripping coming-of-age story unrivaled in recent literature.

Royal Wedding


Judul : Royal Wedding (The Princess Diaries #11)
Penulis : Meg Cabot
Tebal : 408 halaman
Penerbit : Gramedia Pustaka Utama

Bagi Putri Mia, lima tahun sejak lulus kuliah adalah masa paling sibuk: tinggal di New York City, mengelola pusat komunitas remaja, menghadiri tugas-tugas kerajaan, dan jatuh cinta. Omongomong, pacar Mia, Michael, akhirnya berhasil mengosongkan jadwal mereka untuk berlibur ke pulau di Karibia, dan di sana dia melamar Mia! Mia tidak perlu menulis panjang-lebar di diarinya untuk menjawab, Ya!

Namun, ada skandal besar yang harus dihadapi: neneknya telah membocorkan rencana perkawinan “palsu” kepada pers, yang dapat menyebabkan Michael kabur. Lebih gawat lagi, ada rencana politik yang hendak mendongkel ayahnya dari takhta kerajaan, karena suatu rahasia yang dapat mengguncang Genovia.

Dapatkah Mia membuktikan kepada semua orang—terutama dirinya sendiri—bahwa dia bukan hanya telah siap menikah, tapi juga siap mewarisi takhta?
 

Sunday, 22 October 2017

The Outsiders


Judul : The Outsiders
Penulis : S.E. Hinton
Tebal : 180 halaman
Penerbit : Speak

In Ponyboy's world there are two types of people. There are the Socs, the rich society kids who get away with anything. Then there are the greasers, like Ponyboy, who aren't so lucky. Ponyboy has a few things he can count on: his older brothers, his friends, and trouble with the Socs, whose idea of a good time is beating up greasers. At least he knows what to expect-until the night things go too far.

King's Cage


Judul : King's Cage
Penulis : Victoria Aveyard
Tebal : 507 halaman
Penerbit : Orion

Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother's web in an attempt to maintain control over his country—and his prisoner.

As Mare bears the weight of Silent Stone in the palace, her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue organizing, training, and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows. And Cal, the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare's heart, will stop at nothing to bring her back.

When blood turns on blood, and ability on ability, there may be no one left to put out the fire—leaving Norta as Mare knows it to burn all the way down.

The Princess Bride


Judul : The Princess Bride
Penulis : William Goldman
Tebal : 450 halaman
Penerbit : Harcourt Inc.

As Florin and Guilder teeter on the verge of war, the reluctant Princess Buttercup is devastated by the loss of her true love, kidnapped by a mercenary and his henchmen, rescued by a pirate, forced to marry Prince Humperdinck, and rescued once again by the very crew who absconded with her in the first place. In the course of this dazzling adventure, she'll meet Vizzini - the criminal philosopher who'll do anything for a bag of gold; Fezzik - the gentle giant; Inigo - the Spaniard whose steel thirsts for revenge; and Count Rugen - the evil mastermind behind it all. Foiling all their plans and jumping into their stories is Westley, Princess Buttercup's one true love and a very good friend of a very dangerous pirate.

Glass Sword


Judul : Glass Sword (Red Queen #2)
Penulis : Victoria Aveyard
Tebal : 444 halaman
Penerbit : Harper Teen

If there's one thing Mare Barrow knows, it's that she's different.
Mare's blood is Red - the colour of common folk - but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.
The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from the prince and friend who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.
Pursued by the Silver king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.
But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat. Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?

Monday, 25 September 2017

The Handmaid's Tale


Judul : The Handmaid's Tale
Penulis : Margaret Atwood
Tebal : 324 halaman
Penerbit : Vintage Classics

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She has only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.

Brilliantly conceived and executed, this powerful evocation of twenty-first century America explores a world in which oppression of women, and repression of the truth, have become justified.