What We Read

Thursday, February 24, 2011

What I've Read So Far...

...yeah, yeah, just an update. Too lazy to write a review at this moment.

17. Dave Barry in Cyberspace--Dave Barry 4/5

18. Slow Heat in Heaven--Sandra Brown 2/5

19. Dave Barry's Guide to Marriage And/Or Sex--Dave Barry 3/5

20. Babies and Other Hazards of Sex--Dave Barry 3/5

21. The Way Home--Linda Howard 2/5

22. Fantasy in Death--J.D. Robb 4/5

23. Smash Cut--Sandra Brown 3/5

24. Buried Fire--Jonathan Stroud 3/5

25. The Osbournes "Talking"--Bruce Cavanagh 3/5

26. Whistleblower--Tess Gerritsen 2/5

27. True Colors--Jayne Ann Krentz 2/5

Graphic Novel/Comic:

8. Olimpiade Smurf 2/5

9. Lucky Luke: Dalton Selalu Kabur 3/5

10. C.M.B. 14 3/5

11. Rinne 4 3/5

12. A History of Violence--John Wagner & Vince Locke 3/5

13. Kindaichi Private School Murder Vol 1--3/5

14. Kindaichi Private School Murder Vol 2--3/5

15. Historie 4--3/5

16. Meitantei Conan 59--3/5

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Vampyre Kisses

Synopsis From Goodreads
Vampyre Kisses is an enthralling story about a young woman named Faith, who seems content with her life, but deep down craves more excitement. Then a mysterious man named Trent enters her world and everything changes. Surprising to Faith, Trent is a green-eyed vampire from Ireland. She is even more amazed to find out that she is a witch, and the last of her kind.

Faith learns that she is destined to restore her witch line and becomes more powerful as she gains confidence and knowledge, but danger lurks everywhere -- especially when unknown assailants steal the most important gems from the vampire master and werewolf royalty.

Now surrounded by a world filled with mystifying vampires and werewolves, can Faith gain enough power to help her friends and rescue the stolen gems?

From the title, I can directly guess there will be vampire in this book.I thought it would give me a same legend with what I have got in some book with same genre. But I was wrong. Elizabeth gave me many different things about vampire, werewolf, slayer even witch with her familiar. It looks like opening book which is totally new. I like all her ideas. She wrote the details very well. Nothing stopped me from reading it to the last pages, although in first few chapters, there are some disrupting repetition. But after that the pace was flowing fast and well explained. Another interesting part from this book was the surprises which could be found almost in every chapters. It kept me guessing what happened next.

The story was told by two different point of view, Faith and Trent. There was also from Morgan and one from the sight unseen. I thought it was little bit inconsistent and just too many. But I knew everyone in the book better with this kind of format.

Faith, the main character in this book. She was a fragile, independent woman. Nothing was interesting in her life. she was far from what we mentioned as happy. Those were all things that I could describe about her before Trent, whom Faith fell for, came and everything seemed to changed. From his eyes, I got many new thing about Faith. He himself was one reason why I read this book until the end. It was not difficult to fall for him. I loved the relation between them.

Besides Faith and Trent, I met many characters. It was not hard to distinguish each of them. Although I do not write them here, all I can say is some of them are quite interesting. Let's say Akilah, Max, Oran the Familiar, or even Gordon. You can find them all by reading this book. I recommended this book for those of you who are a big fan of vampire or any supernatural creatures.

The dark story inside is drawn well in the cover. But I do not get why they chose red rose and put it in front.


Author: Elizabeth J. Kolodziej
ebook, 271 pages
Published June 2nd 2010 by Eloquent Books (first published May 11th 2010)
Language: English
Source: ebook from the Author

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Update Buku... (donna)

Yang sudah kubaca:
14. Krav Maga: How to Defend Yourself Against Armed Assault--Sde-Or, Imi 3/5
Komentar: Hohoho ada cara melindungi diri dari pistol, granat, senapan otomatis. Gila ih, nggak mau deh, tinggal di Israel. :D

15. Sweet Revenge--Nora Roberts 2,5/5
Aku agak kurang sreg karena di sini kerajaan Islam digambarkan dengan negatif, tapi yah, barangkali di Arab memang demikian? Seringnya aku agak sebal dengan karakter cowoknya yang menurutku terlalu maksa. Tapi memang ceweknya harus dipaksa, kali. *bukan tipe penggemar alpha male*

16. Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married--Marian Keyes 2,5/5
Tokoh ceweknya membuatku kesal, tipe keset. Penulisannya ok. Karakter cowoknya juga lumayan.

Baca Ulang:
7. A Man for Amanda--Nora Roberts
8. Megan's Mate--Nora Roberts
9. (manga) Jinbe--Mitsuru Adachi
10. (manga HQ) The Case of a Confirmed Bachelor--Diana Palmer

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Update Bacaan Januari 2011 (nat)

Eh, eh, ini buku + komik yang saya baca selama bulan Januari 2011:

  1. Kubur Berkubah, Agatha Christie
  2. Pearl of China, Anchee Min
  3. One Amazing Thing, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  4. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
  5. The Hollow, Jessica Verday
  6. Shanaou Yoshitsune 9
  7. Hai Miiko 13
  8. Hai Miiko 14
  9. Hai Miiko 15
  10. Warna Tanah, Kim Dong Hwa

Dan membaca ulang 3 komik:
  1. Short Program 1
  2. Short Program 2
  3. Short Program Girl's Type