A cute little prequel of Seraphina telling how she finally got the job in the palace as Viridius' assistant as well as a music teacher for Princess GlA cute little prequel of Seraphina telling how she finally got the job in the palace as Viridius' assistant as well as a music teacher for Princess Glisselda.
This short story is sweet and funny. A nice one!...more
Wow, it's been a while since I last read a high-fantasy story and well, Seraphina is such a fresh air. It is my first book about dragons. I believe thWow, it's been a while since I last read a high-fantasy story and well, Seraphina is such a fresh air. It is my first book about dragons. I believe that it is not so easy to write an interesting story about dragons but turns out Rachel Hartman managed to do it excellently.
The plot is brilliant and the writing, I can say it is elegant. It wasn't quite an easy read but it was really enjoyable for me. The words are beautiful, poetic and smoothly written.
Everything is very close to perfection. I really can't wait to see what's next to happen to Seraphina. The ending of the book is not a cliff-hanger but still it can't help me from being curious....more
Setelah beberapa lama tidak membaca buku fantasi seperti ini, Stardust cukup menyenangkan untuk dibaca. Alur ceritanya mulus, deskriptif dan suasana fSetelah beberapa lama tidak membaca buku fantasi seperti ini, Stardust cukup menyenangkan untuk dibaca. Alur ceritanya mulus, deskriptif dan suasana fantasinya benar-benar kental. Ini juga buku Neil Gaiman saya yang kedua setelah Coraline. Yah, pastinya gaya cerita Gaiman masih tetap memukau saya.
Saya sudah pernah menonton film-nya sekilas, namun tidak sampai selesai. Itupun saya sudah lupa ceritanya. Jadi bukunya masih tetap seru untuk dibaca. Kalimatnya yang mengalir membuat saya cepat menyelesaikan bukunya.
Secara keseluruhan saya suka dengan tema ceritanya dan bahasa yang digunakan. Hanya saja saya mengharapkan akhir cerita yang lebih 'greget'. Saya mengira ceritanya akan diakhiri dengan adegan perkelahian, perang-perangan dan sebagainya. Tapi ternyata ceritanya berakhir dengan damai dan sama sekali berbeda dengan prediksi saya. Tapi okelah, saya tetap menikmati buku ini secara keseluruhan....more
This is my third book about circus after Cirque du Freak and Water for Elephants. I am interested in circus theme because I have never been to one befThis is my third book about circus after Cirque du Freak and Water for Elephants. I am interested in circus theme because I have never been to one before and it makes me curious about how a circus is. So when the first time I saw this book’s title in Goodreads, it caught my attention instantly. The moment I started reading the book, I didn’t even read the description of the book at all so to have a more exciting reading experience without knowing the story line.
It’s a quite different kind of story. It contains fantasy features, magical things, love story, friendship, family relationship and for sure circus atmosphere. It is so rich in many factors that spoil the readers in many ways. I liked the way Morgenstern told the story. She explained things in such well details that it helped me to have sort of vivid imagination about the things inside the circus. It gave me huge advantage to fantasize the circus in my mind without even having an experience being in a real circus.
There are so many ideas in this story. At first it confused me a bit because it was like so many puzzle pieces that needed to be put together to form a complete picture. But as my reading went by, everything started to make sense and I got the concept of the story that Morgenstern would like the readers to know. But after all, the book can’t be considered as an easy reading because it’s a quite complex story. I had to reread some pages several times because I kind of missed some parts. I needed to be fully concentrated to read this book well. But okay, it’s not a complaint. The story is worth my reading effort. ;)
One thing that bothered me a bit is the timeline. Though the time is always mentioned in every beginning of the chapter, it still gave me a hard time since I am not so good with my memory. That’s why it kept me wondering the whole time why the circus moved from one place to another so quickly. But well, it’s not the author’s fault anyway.
The romance between the characters was sweetly told as well. Though it is not mentioned so much about Celia and Marco’s love story, I could still feel that they have such an intense feeling about each other. They are willing to sacrifice for each other even though they are aware of the consequences of the game that they are in.
I would like to give praises to Morgenstern for writing such a marvelous debut. There are surely many things I loved about the book – the creative story, the elegant writing & language, the lovely characters and the thrilling events. I would really like to read more of her writings, especially if she would write a sequel of this book about Bailey and Poppet ;) ...more
Cerita yang original. Gw seneng banget bacanya. Bikin gw jadi semakin pengen banyak membaca dan bercita-cita punya perpustakaan seperti Elinor.
KemampuCerita yang original. Gw seneng banget bacanya. Bikin gw jadi semakin pengen banyak membaca dan bercita-cita punya perpustakaan seperti Elinor.
Kemampuan Mo untuk mengeluarkan tokoh dari buku yang dibacanya bisa jadi seuatu kemampuan yang luar biasa sekaligus menimbulkan malapetaka bagi keluarga mereka. Dari kemampuan Mo tersebutlah akhirnya Mo dan Meggie beserta tokoh-tokoh lainnya mengalami suatu petualang yang menyenangkan sekaligus menegangkan.
Filmnya sih kalah jauh ama bukunya. Satu hal lagi yang saya suka dari tulisan Cornelia Funke adalah ia bener-bener mampu mengungkap perasaan dari masing-masing tokoh dalam cerita sehingga ceritanya terasa makin riil. Nah, ini dia kekurangan filmnya. Ga bisa menggambarkan perasaan tokoh-tokoh seperti di buku. Alur cerita di film juga sedikit berbeda dengan di buku. Tapi overall sih filmnya ga jelek-jelek amat...
Ditunggu deh kelanjutan buku Inkspell & Inkdeath-nya. Gw udah punya e-booknya sih tapi agak males bacanya. Bikin sakit mata. Mendingan bersabar nunggu bukunya keluar.....more