Saturday, July 15, 2017

Book Review: What I Wish I Had Known (And Other Lessons You Learned in Your 20s) by Marcella Purnama

Author: Marcella Purnama
Illustrator: Nabila Adani
Publisher: POP (Imprint KPG)
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback
Published: June, 2017
Price: Rp75.000 (Gramedia)
Rating: 3 / 5 stars

Date started: July 14, 2017 - Date finished: July 15, 2017

I’ve lived my whole life following people and taking their choices as mine. I will dream a new dream, a dream that’s totally my own, and I will work hard to get it.

Ever since her acceptance letter to study abroad arrived at her inbox, nothing in Marcella Purnama’s life has gone according to plan. Instead of choosing Science, like her two older sisters did before her, she steered path to study Arts—a degree so alien to both her families and friends. But as she traveled thousands miles away, struggled with English, had her first byline and went back home to apply for her first job, Marcella realized that plans are meant to be changed. Full of relatable tales of horrific group work, falling in love, first job interview and quarter-life crisis, this illuminating account follows how a young adult grapples with life’s small and big questions, and the lessons learned along the way.
– D I S C L A I M E R –
I was given a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, all opinions stated here are my own.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Book Review: The Spiral Down (The Fall Up, #2) by Aly Martinez

Author: Aly Martinez
Publisher: Aly Martinez
Pages: 242
Format: E-book
Published: May, 2016
Price: $12.99 -> Rp172.845 (Amazon)
Rating: 4½ / 5 stars

Date started: June 13, 2017 - Date finished: June 14, 2017

Standalone M/M romance.

I was afraid to fly.

He made me soar.

After years of climbing the ladder of success in the music industry, I finally had everything I could want.
Yet I still found myself wandering through life alone.

Captain Evan Roth was the one man I never saw coming. 
Tall, dark, mysterious… Straight. 

We were both damaged beyond repair and searching for something so elusive we weren’t sure it even existed.

But, when two broken souls collide in midair, falling is a given.

I just never expected to crave the spiral down.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Book Review: Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot, #10) by Agatha Christie

Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Black Dog Publishing
Pages: 247
Format: E-book
Published: July, 2012
Price: $6.83 -> Rp90.805 (Amazon)
Rating: 5 / 5 stars

Date started: June 2, 2017 - Date finished: June 5, 2017

One of Agatha Christie’s most famous mysteries, Murder on the Orient Express was inspired by two real-life crimes and the author’s own experience being stranded on the Orient Express during Christmas of 1931. While traveling to Paris, a wealthy American is stabbed to death in his cabin on the Orient Express. With the train stuck in a snowdrift, there is no easy escape for the killer. Fortunately, detective Hercule Poirot is aboard and launches a clever investigation into the curious assortment of passengers, of whom each seems to have a motive.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Book Review: Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1) by Sarah J. Maas

Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages: 404
Format: Paperback
Published: August, 2012
Price: Rp144.000 (Periplus)
Rating: 4 / 5 stars

Date started: May 25, 2017 - Date finished: May 31, 2017

Meet Celaena Sardothien. Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.

In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught.

Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament—fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Book Review: Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #3) by Jenny Han

Author: Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 320
Format: E-book
Published: May, 2017
Price: $10.05 -> Rp133.675 (Amazon)
Rating: 3½ / 5 stars

Date started: May 31, 2017 - Date finished: June 1, 2017

Other books in the series:

Lara Jean’s letter-writing days aren’t over in this surprise follow-up to the New York Times bestselling To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You.

Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding.

But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father’s wedding, she can’t ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter. She watched her sister Margot go through these growing pains. Now Lara Jean’s the one who’ll be graduating high school and leaving for college and leaving her family—and possibly the boy she loves—behind.

When your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Book Review: Pay For Play (, #1) by Victoria Ashley and Hilary Storm

Author: Victoria Ashley and Hilary Storm
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing
Pages: 223
Format: E-book
Published: June, 2016
Price: $10.99 -> Rp146.420 (Amazon)
Rating: 3 / 5 stars

Date started: March 5, 2017 - Date finished: March 10, 2017

Synopsis: – That’s all the info you need to get off in the privacy of your own home, car or hell… even in a public fucking library. 

Whatever gets you wet. 

I never expected a million-dollar business to come out of touching myself on camera, but when you add in nine of your best guys, the women become hungry and the money begins flowing faster than you can spend it. 

You want to see me take my shirt off, I’ll strip it off nice and slow, making you sweat in anticipation.

You want to see me touch my dick, I’ll stroke every hard inch of it, getting you off before you can even feel it creeping up on you. 

Your money.

Your Alpha.

Your demand.

Now I just hope playing for her on camera will pay off enough for me to claim her outside of the computer screen.
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