Sunday, October 2, 2016

Books Waiting To Be Released - October 2016

Sudah masuk bulan Oktober dan saya kembali lagi dengan postingan Books Waiting To Be Released. Semoga ini bukan postingan satu-satunya di bulan Oktober ini. Hahaha…

Seperti biasa, akhir tahun merupakan pesta buku baru bagi saya. Entah kenapa, kebanyakan penulis-penulis favorit saya memutuskan bahwa akhir tahun merupakan waktu yang tepat untuk meluncurkan buku-buku terbaru mereka. Apalagi untuk bulan oktober ini saja ada lebih dari sepuluh buku yang saya ingin baca. Tetapi tidak semua saya tampilkan di daftar ini.

Nah, berikut beberapa buku-buku incaran saya yang terbit bulan ini.

1. The Hammer of Thor - Rick Riordan (4 Oktober 2016)

Thor's hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon--the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn't just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can't retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer's return is the gods' worst enemy, Loki--and the price he wants is very high.
The Hammer of Thor merupakan buku kedua dari seri Magnus Chase karya Rick Riordan. Tidak lagi berkiblat ke Yunani, di seri ini Riordan membawa legenda Dewa-Dewi Viking ke hadapan pembacanya. Sejujurnya sih, plotnya hampir sama saja dengan seri Percy Jackson, tapi karena kepiawaian menulis Riordan saya jadi nggak merasa bosan membacanya :)

 2. Replica (Replica #1) - Lauren Oliver (4 Oktober 2016)

Gemma has been in and out of hospitals since she was born. 'A sickly child', her lonely life to date has revolved around her home, school and one best friend, Alice. But when she discovers her father's connection to the top secret Haven research facility, currently hitting the headlines and under siege by religious fanatics, Gemma decides to leave the sanctuary she's always known to find the institute and determine what is going on there and why her father's name seems inextricably linked to it. Amidst the frenzy outside the institute's walls, Lyra - or number 24 as she is known as at Haven - and a fellow experimental subject known only as 72, manage to escape. Encountering a world they never knew existed outside the walls of their secluded upbringing , they meet Gemma and, as they try to understand Haven's purpose together, they uncover some earth-shattering secrets that will change the lives of both girls forever...
Sebenarnya, karya-karya Lauren Oliver masih berupa hit and miss bagi saya. Seri Deliriumnya yang terkenal itu hanya terasa biasa-biasa saja bagi saya, tetapi saya sangat menyukai Liesl & Po. Entah kenapa synopsis Replica menarik perhatian saya, dan semoga bukunya sebagus sinopsisnya :)

3. Two By Two - Nicholas Sparks (4 Oktober 2016)

At 32, Russell Green has it all: a stunning wife, a lovable six year-old daughter, a successful career as an advertising executive and an expansive home in Charlotte. He is living the dream, and his marriage to the bewitching Vivian is the center of that. But underneath the shiny surface of this perfect existence, fault lines are beginning to appear...and no one is more surprised than Russ when he finds every aspect of the life he took for granted turned upside down. In a matter of months, Russ finds himself without a job or wife, caring for his young daughter while struggling to adapt to a new and baffling reality. Throwing himself into the wilderness of single parenting, Russ embarks on a journey at once terrifying and rewarding—one that will test his abilities and his emotional resources beyond anything he ever imagined.

Nicholas Spark itu identik dengan air mata bagi saya. Hampir semua bukunya membuat mata saya mendadak sembab. Dan endingnya itu… yang kebanyakan sedih daripada bahagianya :(

Hal itu juga yang membuat kadang saya males membaca buku-bukunya, soalnya saya lebih milih buku yang berakhir bahagia daripada berderai air mata. Tapi, kali ini bener-bener kangen ama karya Spark… jadilah buku ini masuk kedalam daftar bacaan Oktober saya :)

4. Twisted Palace (The Royals #3) - Erin Watt (17 Oktober 2016)

These Royals will ruin you… From mortal enemies to unexpected allies, two teenagers try to protect everything that matters most. Ella Harper has met every challenge that life has thrown her way. She’s tough, resilient, and willing to do whatever it takes to defend the people she loves, but the challenge of a long-lost father and a boyfriend whose life is on the line might be too much for even Ella to overcome. Reed Royal has a quick temper and even faster fists. But his tendency to meet every obstacle with violence has finally caught up with him. If he wants to save himself and the girl he loves, he’ll need to rise above his tortured past and tarnished reputation. No one believes Ella can survive the Royals. Everyone is sure Reed will destroy them all.They may be right. With everything and everyone conspiring to keep them apart, Ella and Reed must find a way to beat the law, save their families, and unravel all the secrets in their Twisted Palace.

Gara-gara ending menggantung di buku kedua seri Royals ini (Broken Prince) saya jadi menunggu-nunggu kemunculan buku ini. Apalagi di sinopsis dibilang Reed mulai sadar kalau kekerasan bukan jalan keluar bagi semua persoalan (yang merupakan kritik saya tentang buku Broken Prince). Semoga saja ini akan menjadi buku terakhir di seri ini…

5. Beard Science - Penny Reid (18 Oktober 2016)

Make a deal with the devil and you might get what you want, but will it be what you need?
 Jennifer Sylvester wants one thing, and that one thing is NOT to be Tennessee’s reigning Banana Cake Queen. Ever the perpetual good girl and obedient daughter, Jennifer is buckling under the weight of her social media celebrity, her mother’s ambitions, and her father’s puritanical mandates. Jennifer is officially desperate.
 And desperate times call for Cletus Winston. Cletus Winston is a puzzle wrapped in a mystery covered in conundrum sauce, and now he’s in a pickle. Despite being convinced of his own omniscience, extortion by the exalted Banana Cake Queen of Green Valley has taken him completely by surprise. So... what’s a maniacal mastermind to do?
 Likely, the last thing you expect.
 Science' is the third book in the Winston Brothers series, is a full-length romantic comedy novel, and can be read as a standalone.

Beard Science merupakan buku ketiga dari seri Winston Brothers. Seri yang bercerita mengenai para lelaki Winston ini bener-bener bikin saya ngakak. Ceritanya kocak tetapi tetap romantis. Dan buku ini berfokus kepada Cletus Winston, yang paling bikin penasaran selama buku satu dan dua dengan kejeniusan dan sifat pendiamnya…

6. Punk 57 - Penelope Douglas (21 Oktober 2016)

Misha I can’t help but smile at the words in her letter. She misses me. In fifth grade, my teacher set us up with pen pals from a different school. Thinking I was a girl, with a name like Misha, the other teacher paired me up with her student, Ryen. My teacher, believing Ryen was a boy like me, agreed. It didn’t take long for us to figure out the mistake. And in no time at all, we were arguing about everything. The best take-out pizza. Android vs. iPhone. Whether or not Eminem is the greatest rapper ever… And that was the start. For the next seven years, it was us. Her letters are always on black paper with silver writing. Sometimes there’s one a week or three in a day, but I need them. She’s the only one who keeps me on track, talks me down, and accepts everything I am. We only had three rules. No social media, no phone numbers, no pictures. We had a good thing going. Why ruin it? Until I run across a photo of a girl online. Name’s Ryen, loves Gallo’s pizza, and worships her iPhone. What are the chances? F*ck it. I need to meet her. I just don’t expect to hate what I find. 
Ryen He hasn’t written in three months. Something’s wrong. Did he die? Get arrested? Knowing Misha, neither would be a stretch. Without him around, I’m going crazy. I need to know someone is listening. It’s my own fault. I should’ve gotten his number or picture or something. He could be gone forever.
Or right under my nose, and I wouldn’t even know it. 

Sinopsis buku ini aja udah bikin saya gregetan pengen baca, dan mesti nunggu tiga minggu lagi baru tersedia :(


7. The Whistler - John Grisham (25 Oktober 2016)

We expect our judges to be honest and wise. Their integrity and impartiality are the bedrock of the entire judicial system. We trust them to ensure fair trials, to protect the rights of all litigants, to punish those who do wrong, and to oversee the orderly and efficient flow of justice.

But what happens when a judge bends the law or takes a bribe? It’s rare, but it happens.

Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the Board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption.

But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined. And not just crooked judges in Florida. All judges, from all states, and throughout U.S. history.

What’s the source of the ill-gotten gains? It seems the judge was secretly involved with the construction of a large casino on Native American land. The Coast Mafia financed the casino and is now helping itself to a sizable skim of each month’s cash. The judge is getting a cut and looking the other way. It’s a sweet deal: Everyone is making money.

But now Greg wants to put a stop to it. His only client is a person who knows the truth and wants to blow the whistle and collect millions under Florida law. Greg files a complaint with the Board on Judicial Conduct, and the case is assigned to Lacy Stoltz, who immediately suspects that this one could be dangerous.

Dangerous is one thing. Deadly is something else. 
Drama hukum… itu yang selalu bisa saya andalkan dari karya-karya John Grisaham. Buku pertama dari seri Whistler ini sangat menarik minat saya karena bercerita mengenai hakim korup. Sudah cukup lama juga saya tidak membaca drama-drama pengadilan John Grisham. Terakhir yang saya baca adalah seri terbaru Theodore Boone, yang lebih ditujukan kepada remaja/young adult.

8. While the Duke Was Sleeping - Sophie Jordan (25 Oktober 2015)

Sometimes the man of your dreams . . .
 Shop girl Poppy Fairchurch knows it’s pointless fantasizing about the Duke of Autenberry. Still, dreams can’t hurt anyone . . . unlike the carriage Poppy spies bearing down upon the unsuspecting duke. After she pulls him to safety, the duke lapses into a coma and Poppy is mistaken for his fiancĂ©e. But one person isn’t fooled: his arrogant and much too handsome half-brother, Struan Mackenzie. Soon Poppy isn’t sure what she wants more . . . the fantasy of her duke or the reality of one smoldering Scot who challenges her at every turn.
 . . . is not who you think.
 An illegitimate second son, Struan may have built an empire and established himself as one of the wealthiest men in Britain, but he knows he will always be an outsider among the ton. Just like he knows the infuriating Poppy is a liar. There’s no way the haughty Duke of Autenberry would deign to wed a working class girl. It doesn’t matter how charming she is. Or tempting. Or how much Struan wants her for himself. 
Historical romance merupakan genre favorit saya. Tetapi akhir-akhir ini saya sangat jarang membacanya. Oleh karena ini saya berniat membaca minimal satu HR setiap bulannya. Dan untuk bulan ini pilihan saya jatuh kepada buku karya Sophie Jordan ini. Sinopsis juga juga bikin ngiler (walaupun judul dan sinopsis sangat mengingatkan saya akan film While You Were Sleeping). Hahaha…

Nah, itulah sebagian buku incaran saya bulan ini. Sebenarnya masih ada beberapa lagi, tapi kalau saya teruskan postingan ini bakal kepanjangan. Beberapa diantaranya adalah Small Great Things – Jodi Picoult (my fave author!), Sugar Free – Sawyer Bennet, The Boy is Back – Meg Cabot, dan dua buku Jeffrey Archer.
Bulan ini list bacaan saya bener-bener panjang, termasuk didalam juga adalah Siwa karya Amish yang reviewnya akan saya posting dalam beberapa hari ini. Insyaallah… :)

Nah, apa ada buku yang kamu incar dari daftar diatas?

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