[Review] It’s not Summer Without You

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Hari-hari untuk bermalas-malasan bagi Isabel (Belly), telah usai. Musim panas panjang yang hangat di rumah pantai sahabat keluarganya, telah berakhir. Musim panas kali ini, menjadi musim panas yang berbeda.

Conrad, lelaki impian seumur hidup Belly, yang kepadanyahatinya selalu tergetar, tidaklah mudah direngkuh. Suatu ketika, lekaki itu menghilang begitu saja. Membawa serta hatinya. Sementara Jeremiah, adik Conrad yang rupawan, selalu menjadi sahabat terbaik Belly. Namun, benarkah persahabatan sudah cukup baginya? 

Tak ada yang lebih diinginkan Belly selain kerinduan agar segala sesuatunya tidak pernah berubah. Namun, kenyataan hidup berbicara lain. Tak terelakkan baginya, Ia harus milih dan menempuh persimpangan jalan.  Continue reading “[Review] It’s not Summer Without You”

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[Review] The Summer I Turned Pretty

The Summer I Turned Pretty

Setiap kali musim panas tibaa, Isabel (Belly) dan keluarganya menghabiskan waktu bersama keluarga Conrad dan Jeremiah di rumah musim panas mereka di Cousins Beach—sejak mereka masih belia. Tahun demi tahun berlalu. Namun musim panas kali ini, Conrad dan Jeremiah telah menjadi pemuda-pemuda yang mencuri hati para gadis, sementara si anak bawang Belly telah menjelma menjadi seorang gadis remaja yang rupawan.

Belly telah memuja Conrad semenjak ia dapat mengingat hal itu. Namun, Jeremiah lebih lugas dalam mengutarakan isi hatinya. Di antara keduanya, hadir Cam—seseorang yang muncul dengan perhatian mendalam di masa kecil mereka.

Akankan musim panas kali ini menjadi musim panas berbeda yang akan mengubah segalanya? Continue reading “[Review] The Summer I Turned Pretty”

 [Review] Momiji by Orizuka

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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.

…..atau mungkin bukan. Continue reading ” [Review] Momiji by Orizuka”

[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

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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.

Continue reading “[Review] By Your Side by Kasie West”