[Review] Momiji by Orizuka

momiji by Orizuka

Patriot Bela Negara lelah punya nama seperti itu,terutama karena dia memiliki fisik dan mental yang sama sekali tidak seperti patriot, apalagi yang siap membela negara.

Seumur hidupnya, Patriot diolok-olok hingga akhirnya, dia memutuskan memberontak. Dia jadi gandrung Jepang, belajar Bahasa Jepang, dan punya cita-cita pergi ke Jepang untuk bertemu Yamato Nadeshiko—tipe wanita ideal versi Jepang.

Di usianya yang kedua puluh, Patriot akhirnya berada selangkah lebih dekat dengan cita-citanya itu. Dia menginjak Jepang untuk ikut program pendek musim gugur di Osaka dan beruntung baginya, orangtua inang tempatnya homestay punya anak gadis seusianya!

Shirasi Momiji, gadis itu, mungkin adalah buah penantiannya selama ini.

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[Review] The Elite by Kiera Cass

the elite by kiera cassThe Selection began with thirty-five girls. Now with the group narrowed down to the six Elite, the competition to win Prince Maxon’s heart is fiercer than ever—and America is still struggling to decide where heart truly lies. Is it with Maxon, who could make her life a fairy tale? Or with her first love, Aspen?

America is desperate for more time. But the rest of the Elite know exactly what they want—and America’s chance to choose is about to slip away.

Di buku keduanya ini, konfliknya semakin gregget, dari segi pemberontakan yang semakin gencar, konflik antar Elite, dan yang jelas konflik kedua tokoh utamanya. Continue reading “[Review] The Elite by Kiera Cass”

[Review] The Selection by Kiera Cass

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For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gown and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Price Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she start to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined. Continue reading “[Review] The Selection by Kiera Cass”

[Review] Pivot Point by Kasie West

pivot point kasie westKnowing the outcome doesn’t always make choice easier.

Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parent ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with—her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the ‘Norms,” or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy. One Search six weeks into the future proves it’s not.

In one potential future, Addie is adjusting to life outside the compound as the new girl in a Norm high school where she meets Trevor, a cute, sensitive artist who understands her. In the other path, Addie is being pursued by the hottest guy in school—but she never wanted to be a quarterback’s girlfriend. When Addie’s father is asked to consult on a murder in the Compound, she’s unwittingly drawn into a dangerous game that threatens everything she hold dear. With love and loss in both lives, it all comes down to which reality she’s willing to live through…and who she can’t live without. Continue reading “[Review] Pivot Point by Kasie West”

[Review] By Your Side by Kasie West

by your side

When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked with her. Autumns doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble. Between the rumors about the fight he was in (and that brief stint in juvie that followed it) and his reputation as a loner, he’s not exactly the ideal person to be stuck with. Still, she just keeps reminding herself that it is only a matter of time before Jeff, her almost-boyfriend, realizes he left her in the library and come to rescue her.

Only he doesn’t come. No one does.

Instead it becomes clear that autumn is going to have to spend the next couple days living off vending-machine food and making conversation with a boy who clearly wants nothing to do with her. Except there is more to Dax than meets the eye. As he and Autumn first grudgingly, and then not so grudgingly, open up to each other, Autumn is struck by their surprising connection. But can their feelings for each other survive once the weekend is over and Autumn’s old life, and old love interest, threaten to pull her from Dax’s side.

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[Review] The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

the distance between us kasie west

Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money in useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.

So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because it there’s one thing she’s learned from mother warning, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she’s beginning to enjoy his company.

She knows her mom can’t find out—she wouldn’t approve. She’d much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn’t been raised by money. But just when Xander’s attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn’t a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of pf their relationship than she’d ever realized. And that Xander’s not the only she should’ve been worried about. Continue reading “[Review] The Distance Between Us by Kasie West”

[Review] On The Fence by Kasie West

on the fence

For sixteen-year-old Charlotte Reynolds, aka Charlie, being raised by a single dad and three older brother has its perks. She can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows—including her longtime neighbor and honorary fourth brother, Braden. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn’t know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at chichi boutique to pay off speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world of makeup, lacy skirt, and BeDazzlers. Even stranger, she’s spending time with a boy who has never seen her tear it up in a pickup game.

To cope with stress of faking her way through this new reality, Charlie seeks late-night refuge in her backyard, talking out her problems with Braden by the fence that separates them. But their Fence Chats can’t solve Charlie’s biggest problem: she’s falling for Braden. Hard. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high. Continue reading “[Review] On The Fence by Kasie West”