Setelah absen selama dua bulan, akhirnya jumpa lagi di Books Waiting To Be Realeased untuk bulan September 2016. Ada-ada saja kejadian yang membuat saya gagal menayangkan BWTBR bulan Juni dan Juli. Padahal saya udah bertekad banget bakal menjadikan postingan BWTBR ini sebagai salah satu postingan tetap di blog saya. Hiks…
Kali ini juga disengajain banget ngadain waktu buat bikin postingan ini karena seminggu lagi saya akan menjalani operasi, dan nggak yakin kalau awal Oktober nanti sudah cukup pulih buat bikin postingan ini lagi :(
Kalau sudah menuju ke akhir tahun ini (arrgghhh… rasanya baru kemaren tahun baruan!) bakal banyak buku-buku baru yang saya tunggu dari pengarang-pengarang favorit saya. Untuk bulan September ini, buku-buku dibawah ini yang masuk daftar prioritas saya :)
Apprentice In Death – J.D. Robb (6 September)
Penggemar J.D. Robb manaaaa…? Ayo tunjuk tangan! :)
Beneran ini, J.D. Robb alias Nora Roberts bener-bener bikin saya kagum. Dalam satu tahun ia bisa mengeluarkan beberapa judul buku baik sebagai Nora Roberts atau sebagai J.D. Robb. Nggak heran Nora Roberts termasuk salah satu penulis paling kaya di dunia.
Aprentice In Death merupakan buku ke-43 dari seri In Death yang tokoh utamanya adalah Letnan Eve Dallas dengan suaminya Roarke.
Lieutenant Eve Dallas returns in a fast-paced new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb. Nature versus nurture...
The shots came quickly, silently, and with deadly accuracy. Within seconds, three people were dead at Central Park’s ice skating rink. The victims: a talented young skater, a doctor, and a teacher. As random as random can be. Eve Dallas has seen a lot of killers during her time with the NYPSD, but never one like this. After reviewing security videos, it becomes clear that the victims were killed by a sniper firing a tactical laser rifle, who could have been miles away when the trigger was pulled. And though the locations where the shooter could have set up seem endless, the list of people with that particular skill set is finite: police, military, professional killer. Eve’s husband, Roarke, has unlimited resources—and genius—at his disposal. And when his computer program leads Eve to the location of the sniper, she learns a shocking fact: There were two—one older, one younger. Someone is being trained by an expert in the science of killing, and they have an agenda. Central Park was just a warm-up. And as another sniper attack shakes the city to its core, Eve realizes that though we’re all shaped by the people around us, there are those who are just born evil..
The Creeping Shadow – Jonathan Stroud (13 September)
Dari semua buku yang terbit bulan September, buku inilah yang paling saya tunggu-tunggu. Apalagi dengan ending di buku tiga yang cukup bikin sedih, dimana Lockwood dan Lucy berpisah jalan.
Gimana ya caranya Lockwood dan George menarik Lucy kembali kepada mereka. Atau mereka emang ditakdirkan untuk seterusnya berpisah? Ahhh... nggak relaaaaa....
Dan kangen ama si tengkorak berbisik :)
Nggak perlu tunggu lama-lama lagi, berikut sinopsisnya:
After leaving Lockwood & Co. at the end of The Hollow Boy, Lucy is a freelance operative, hiring herself out to agencies that value her ever-improving skills. One day she is pleasantly surprised by a visit from Lockwood, who tells her he needs a good Listener for a tough assignment. Penelope Fittes, the leader of the giant Fittes Agency wants them--and only them--to locate and remove the Source for the legendary Brixton Cannibal. They succeed in their very dangerous task, but tensions remain high between Lucy and the other agents. Even the skull in the jar talks to her like a jilted lover. What will it take to reunite the team? Black marketeers, an informant ghost, a Spirit Cape that transports the wearer, and mysteries involving Steve Rotwell and Penelope Fittes just may do the trick. But, in a shocking cliffhanger ending, the team learns that someone has been manipulating them all along. . . .
Magic Binds – Ilona Andrews (20 September)
Kate Daniel is baaack! Yeaaayyy…
Sejak diperkenalkan kepada pengarang ini, saya sudah melahap semua buku-bukunya Ilona Andrews. Semuanya WOW, nggak ada yang jeleknya. Bahkan setiap sabtu pagi saya dengan setia mengunjungi situsnya demi secuil kisah Dinah di seri Innkeeper.
Dan, setelah keseruan di buku delapan saya sungguh tidak sabar ingin membaca buku ini :)
Mercenary Kate Daniels knows all too well that magic in post-Shift Atlanta is a dangerous business. But nothing she’s faced could have prepared her for this… Kate and the former Beast Lord Curran Lennart are finally making their relationship official. But there are some steep obstacles standing in the way of their walk to the altar… Kate’s father, Roland, has kidnapped the demigod Saiman and is slowly bleeding him dry in his never-ending bid for power. A Witch Oracle has predicted that if Kate marries the man she loves, Atlanta will burn and she will lose him forever. And the only person Kate can ask for help is long dead. The odds are impossible. The future is grim. But Kate Daniels has never been one to play by the rules…
Backdraft – Jamie Magee (21 September)
Impulsion (buku pertama dari seri Station 32) merupakan buku pertama karya Jamie Magee yang saya baca. Dan langsung jatuh cinta dengan tokoh-tokohnya. Backdraft ini merupakan buku ketiga dari seri Station 32 dimana di seri ini para tokoh lelakinya adalah para pemadam kebakaran yang bertugas di Station 32. And they’re hot!
The stand-alone Station 32 novels continues with the story of Memphis Armstrong. Fire erupts when the ever cool-headed Lieutenant Memphis Armstrong comes head-to-head with Della Knox, a strong willed woman who has no room for any man or drama in her life. Not when she is preparing to grieve for a life that has not yet ended, or while she fights to discover who and what she wants to be ‘when she grows up.’ Memphis has a knack for igniting a flame in the darkness and chooses to do so when a freak accident puts forth every reason for him to be side by side with Della and melt her heart. Her broken past and promised dark future is the only thing standing in their way.
The Goal – Elle Kennedy (26 September)
The Goal merupakan buku keempat dari seri Off-Campus karangan Elle Kennedy. Seri Off Campus ini merupakan salah satu seri favorit saya, dan ending buku ketiga yang cukup mengejutkan membuat saya tidak sabar ingin membaca buku keempat ini.
Dan Sabrina, tokoh utama di buku ini, digambarkan cukup menyebalkan di buku-buku sebelumnya, Saya jadi penasaran gimana penulis bakal merubah image Sabrina di buku ini.
Berikut sinopsisnya :
College senior Sabrina James has her whole future planned out: graduate from college, kick butt in law school, and land a high-paying job at a cutthroat firm. Her path to escaping her shameful past certainly doesn’t include a gorgeous hockey player who believes in love at first sight. One night of sizzling heat and surprising tenderness is all she’s willing to give John Tucker, but sometimes, one night is all it takes for your entire life to change. But the game just got a whole lot more complicated Tucker believes being a team player is as important as being the star. On the ice, he’s fine staying out of the spotlight, but when it comes to becoming a daddy at the age of twenty-two, he refuses to be a bench warmer. It doesn’t hurt that the soon-to-be mother of his child is beautiful, whip-smart, and keeps him on his toes. The problem is, Sabrina’s heart is locked up tight, and the fiery brunette is too stubborn to accept his help. If he wants a life with the woman of his dreams, he’ll have to convince her that some goals can only be made with an assist.
Bright Smoke, Cold Fire – Rosamund Hodge (27 September)
Sejak membaca Cruel Beauty, saya jatuh cinta kepada karya-karya Rosamund Hodge. Sejauh yang saya baca buku-bukunya berdasarkan dongeng-dongeng lama dengan twist-twist baru yang sangat menarik, seperti Cruel Beauty yang merupakan twist dari dongeng Beauty and The Beast. Untuk Bright Smoke, Cold Fire ini sepertinya mengambil dasar dari kisah Romeo dan Juliet.
When the mysterious fog of the Ruining crept over the world, the living died and the dead rose. Only the walled city of Viyara was left untouched. The heirs of the city’s most powerful—and warring—families, Mahyanai Romeo and Juliet Catresou share a love deeper than duty, honor, even life itself. But the magic laid on Juliet at birth compels her to punish the enemies of her clan—and Romeo has just killed her cousin Tybalt. Which means he must die. Paris Catresou has always wanted to serve his family by guarding Juliet. But when his ward tries to escape her fate, magic goes terribly wrong—killing her and leaving Paris bound to Romeo. If he wants to discover the truth of what happened, Paris must delve deep into the city, ally with his worst enemy . . . and perhaps turn against his own clan. Mahyanai Runajo just wants to protect her city—but she’s the only one who believes it’s in peril. In her desperate hunt for information, she accidentally pulls Juliet from the mouth of death—and finds herself bound to the bitter, angry girl. Runajo quickly discovers Juliet might be the one person who can help her recover the secret to saving Viyara. Both pairs will find friendship where they least expect it. Both will find that Viyara holds more secrets and dangers than anyone ever expected. And outside the walls, death is waiting. . .
Nah, itulah beberapa judul buku yang saya tunggu-tunggu di bulan September ini, termasuk beberapa cerita pendek dari J.K Rowling (yeaay…again!). Apa ada yang masuk dalam daftar tunggu kamu? :)