Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Just Bought These Books #1

Well, due to my limited budget for buying books, I have already promised myself to buy book less than 5 books or equally IDR 500.000 for a month. Beside that, I also must buy some local books for my reading materials so I have to manage my budget carefully.

Okay, I just got back from my Eid Mubarak 2012 vacation to my village and I'll be back to my daily life here in Jakarta. I bought few books in two days.

“If there is one book teens and parents (and everyone else) should read this year, Out of My Mind should be it” (Denver Post). 

Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She is smarter than most of the adults who try to diagnose her and smarter than her classmates in her integrated classroom—the very same classmates who dismiss her as mentally challenged, because she cannot tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses to be defined by cerebral palsy. And she’s determined to let everyone know it…somehow. In this breakthrough story—reminiscent of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly—from multiple Coretta Scott King Award-winner Sharon Draper, readers will come to know a brilliant mind and a brave spirit who will change forever how they look at anyone with a disability.
I am on page 100+ now, and I really love this book. I hope it can stay like that until the end of its page. Ameen! IDR 75.000

I just found this book on book-sale at Kinokuniya fX Sudirman. Since I knew that a lot of fellow readers love this book, I didn't have to think twice to buy it, even though I didn't have the three previous books of this series yet. IDR 50.000
Lore is a Seminus half-breed demon who has been forced to act as his dark master's assassin. Now to earn his freedom and save his sister's life, he must complete one last kill. Powerful and ruthless, he'll stop at nothing to carry out this deadly mission. 

Idess is an earthbound angel with a wild side, sworn to protect the human Lore is targeting. She's determined to thwart her wickedly handsome adversary by any means necessary-even if that means risking her vow of eternal chastity. But what begins as a simple seduction soon turns into a passion that leaves both angel and demon craving complete surrender.

Torn between duty and desire, Lore and Idess must join forces as they battle their attraction for each other. Because an enemy from the past is rising again-one hellbent on vengeance and unthinkable destruction.

I just smiled when I saw this book. I like Hrithik Roshan, and I like Bollywood in general, and this book only IDR 20.000, so I also bought this one.
Welcome to Bollywood, the Bombay–based film capital of the Indian subcontinent. Every year the Hindi film industry pumps out twice as many pictures as Hollywood to satisfy the romantic cravings of its billion–strong audience. 

Enter Hrithik Roshan, new idol of the silver screen, seducing both the industry and the women of India in a flurry of triceps, biceps, and slick dance moves. In Bollywood Boy, Justine Hardy charts his meteoric rise through the celluloid firmament. With its heroes and villains, glitter and sleaze, the story could be straight out of a big–budget schlockbuster. But there’s a dark side to this story, the moment the hero stumbles—the moment in Bollywood when people die because they haven’t played by the rules of the underworld. And in India’s tinseltown, the underworld is king.

I remember that I ever saw this book somewhere awhile ago and I want to have it. Fortunately, I bought this only for IDR 20.000.
"Don't die," Gus whispered.
He reached out and touched her hand. Were there superpowers that could bring her back? Would there be gods in Africa that could help them save her?
"I stayed alive when you ordered me to. Now you return the favor, okay? Just . . . whatever you do, don't die."
Ruthlessly stabbed by a fellow avatar, Diana suddenly finds herself hopelessly wandering through the underworlds, fighting her way past everything and anything vile, struggling to find a way back to life.
Up above, her fellow avatars--Gus, Kali, and Tigre--have set sail to Africa, hoping to find refuge and a healer to bring Diana back from death. Time is racing against the avatars, because once Diana reaches the Greek underworld, Hades, she is gone. Forever.
But that problem pales in comparison to the larger issue at hand--only one avatar can take back the power of the gods and live forever.
Beautifully weaving together myth and realism, Tui T. Sutherland delivers the breath-taking conclusion to a trilogy that places the fate of the world in the outcome of a battle between power-hungry pantheons of gods and four teen avatars.

Kingdom of Twilight on Goodreads

I have no specific reason when I decide to buy this book. I just bought it. IDR 20.000.

From New York Times bestselling author Allegra Goodman comes a post apocalyptic novel about love, loss, and the power of human choice.
Honor and her parents have been reassigned to live on Island 365 in the Tranquil Sea. Life is peaceful there, the color of the sky is regulated by Earth Mother, a corporation that controls New Weather, and it almost never rains. Everyone fits into their rightful and predictable place. . . .

Except Honor. She doesn't fit in, but then she meets Helix, a boy with a big heart and a keen sense for the world around them. Slowly, Honor and Helix begin to uncover a terrible truth about life on the Island: Sooner or later, those who are unpredictable disappear . . . and they don't ever come back.

Honestly, I also want to buy From What I Remember by Stacy Kramer and Valerie Thomas for the paperback version. Unfortunately, this book isn't on sale in Indonesia yet. I already read the ebook version but i am DEFINITELY want to have its paperback one because I really LOVE this book. 5 STAR!

1 comment:

  1. Si Hrithik Rosan di sampul Bollywood Boy kurang Hot ih. *Salah fokus*

    Btw, di review ya bukunya nantii~ penasaran