Gw heran kenapa orang bule banyak yang rating 1 bintang. Kalo dipikir - pikir lagi, emang Eragon ini bagaikan Harry Potter meet Lord of The Rings. Tap...moreGw heran kenapa orang bule banyak yang rating 1 bintang. Kalo dipikir - pikir lagi, emang Eragon ini bagaikan Harry Potter meet Lord of The Rings. Tapi berhubung pas itu aku ga gitu ngeh, akhirnya yah cuek - cuek aja :P Emang ternyata beneran kayak LOTR ya, such as :
- Eragon : Aragorn dengan sifat dan tampang seperti Frodo (tinggal di mix aja deh #hammer) - Arya : perpaduan Arwen dan Eowyn (Arwen kan di LOTR ga terlalu terliat ass kickingnya) - Brom : seperti Gandalf. - Shade : kayak Saruman, maybe. Mungkin lebih tepatnya kayak Witch King of Angmar. - Galbatorix : Sauron Sayang ga ada kembarannya Gimli ma Legolas :))
Ada kurcacinya, elfnya. Tambahannya paling naga doang. Lah jelas buanget gitu miripnya, wkwkwkwkwk. Tapi waktu itu baca ini karena penasaran mau liat filmnya. Dan amazed pas tau Paolini bikin ini pas umurnya 15 tahun :O. Bukunya sih bagus, tapi filmnya bikin ilfeel beraaaaaaat. Seandainya diremake, mau deh nonton lagi. (less)
Oooo... kay Cause i have read this book before join goodreads, so i re-read it for write the review (and cause i join May Challenge Reading in " Offici...moreOooo... kay Cause i have read this book before join goodreads, so i re-read it for write the review (and cause i join May Challenge Reading in " Officially Addicted to Lords of The Underworld" group, lol)
Maddox is Keeper of Violence. One of many demons that has released from Pandora Box long years ago. He with his 5 other friends (Lucien, Reyes, Aeron, Paris & Torin), live in Fortress at Budapest, Hungaria. Live in peace, although he must struggle with his demon and his curse. Until he meet with this mortal, Ashlyn Darrow
Ashlyn Darrow is special, she has ability to hear people conversation in the past. But she dont like her abilities, and go to Budapest with hope she can avoid it. And then she meet Maddox, and become attrached to him . Maddox think she is a Bait (women that lure the Lords and give them to Hunter, their eternal foe), but he cant help his feeling to Ashlyn too.
Unfortunately, the enemy come closer, and then Maddox and his friends reunited again with their friend from Greece (Sabin,Gideon, Strider, Amun, Kane & Cameo), that have part for thousand years ago and the war between Hunter and Lords begin. Its worse that Maddox still have to face his curse, and Ashlyn has a way to remove his curse, but she must pay it with high price..
This is the first book i read from Gena Showalter. More better than The Darkest Fire, the prequel in this series. Like how Gena paired Maddox with Ashlyn. Maddox is full of violence then he has gentle side,he treat Ashlyn well. Ashlyn is look weak for the start, but she become though afterward.
The good side that i like from this series is Gena can make 12 lords that have a unique demon and personalities, cant wait for she to tell their story ^^. The mythology is fresh too, we know that Pandora has open the Pandora Box but in LOTU, Gena make Pandora is guarding the box, and the Lords opened it. Really2 interesting ^^. Really like about the last part in Darkest Night (and i tell you i cry about it). What is this part that i've say? Just read it, lol... (less)
Ecstasy in Darkness is book #5 in Alien Huntress series. A series that I admit (with shame) don't have much love for me like I treat Lords of The Unde...moreEcstasy in Darkness is book #5 in Alien Huntress series. A series that I admit (with shame) don't have much love for me like I treat Lords of The Underworld. I think last time I read Devyn Targon's book Seduce the Darkness, is... what? Maybe 2 or 3 years ago. So my first thought when read this is I have so much to catch up. Glad I still remember one or two things Like the recurring characters such as Mia Snow (who is cold. Like her name, pun intended), Dallas Guiterrez, Hector Dean, also Devyn and his mate that once is supposed to be McKell's mate, Bride McKells. And even the writing style and the story is so different from LOTU, I still recognized Gena's style. A writing style that make her as one of my author autobuy list and goddess. Not that I'm exaggerated.
The story actually is pretty simple. Just about Ava Sans one of AIR trainee have assigment to catch Victor McKell, famous as McKell only. Since his blood assumed can heal the disease caused by an alien, a queen of Schon. Schon is AIR arc enemy now , by the way and the disease is make people become cannibal. Now I'm stuck with "Plant vs Zombie" game song in my head. Ava and McKell soon attracted to each other, and turn that Ava is McKell's mate. But of course they resist each other yet want to rip each other clothes too. McKell can bind time in his own will so beside his blood, his unique ability can help AIR to defeat Schon's Queen. Can they defeat that b*tch and save the world? Well, not simplea anyway. Its complicated.
Okay, that's a glimpse of the story. What I love from Ecstasy in Darkness is the characters. Ava Sans and McKell. Ava first, she's strong even she have her own fear of abandonment. She also lucky to have her own BFF, Noelle Tremaine. Their friendship is one that make me jealous since they always call each other bad names, yet they not afraid to hurt others feeling. That's what a true friend meaning. To do anything without fearing you will hurt your friend , and if you do you know you will always forgiven. I'm so want to like it, even just to one people.I want someday call that people my "best friend forever".
Now into McKell. He's your typical alpha hero, a kind of "I'm Tarzan You Jane", also have tendency for "See Me. I'm beating my chest and hear me roar!!" Yes, he do roaring, growling and snapping, a lot. But he's kinda cute. Like his confusion toward his action to Ava. His endearment to Ava. He who defend her when she think she's unworthy and trash. And he who grin and feel so much pride when Ava defend him back. Their bantering is so much fun to read and enjoy, also sexy. We will get Gena's humor sense from them, but we also see how Ava and McKell love each other. The sex scene is still scorching hot, yes Gena will never disappoint you for that one. One reason why I love her books *wink*. The sexual tension that oozes from Ava and McKell is top off the chart. Very steamy, indeed.
I don't give this 5 stars like I used to rated Gena's book. Its good, have action, witty and humorous dialogue. Its just not like her LOTU books, its just something missing, and I don't know what. One reason more why 4 stars is I found so many typos! I don't know if its coincidence of my copy or since its 1st edition so there's no correction. If you love Gena Showalter's books, you will also like this. Satisfied guaranteed (do I look like a publisher try to promote any books? I hope not ;) ) (less)
UPDATE : Thanks for all friends and people who have like this review and commenting. Glad I can make you smile and laugh ^_^. Black Dagger Brotherhood...moreUPDATE : Thanks for all friends and people who have like this review and commenting. Glad I can make you smile and laugh ^_^. Black Dagger Brotherhood is masterpiece, and it will always be =)
My feeling right now :
Allright, this is the first book that start my love for BDB series, and when I know this book will be translated a year ago (at February 2010), I'm excited!!
Waiting 2-3 months later, no news...
Waiting 2-3 next months later, still no news...
And then at July, the publisher said that their try so hard to translated this books! Yeaaah, I'm waitiiiiiing...
Waiting, and waiting, they said this book wll be published at November, and then they decide to decline until December I'm still waiting...
And then they said again, they decline it until March this year!!
Alright, still I'm waiting, and then when the cover for translated version is coming up :
I'm speechless and said :
IS IT A JOKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE?????????????
What the f*ck with that cover !!! . . .
Yeah, right =_="
I think if J.R.Ward know about this cover, she will go ballistic!!
For the publisher (in this case, GPU) : Thanks to make our dream ruined! You already destroyed this GREAT series with your awfully cover choice. It doesn't matter if you said that the story is great, the story is good. Yes, I know about that! But what with people that don't know about BDB? They always buy a book based it cover! Did you know what they're thinking when see this book at bookstore? They will think this is a book with "WTF Cover"!! and leave them!
Ahh, dunno if I want to buy this translated version or not!
Note : There are people said that the model at the cover look alike Keanu Reeves!!
No way, at last Keanu is sooo much better!! (Cut that crappy hair!)
I'll buy this book to know about the translated version, because my friends said this book lack of romance.. Huh? Really? Then, it make me more curious. Will show you all my "NEW COVER" after I bought this! . . . Which I'm not do it. The cover like a hot poker in my eyes *cries*
Want to give 5 stars, but the translated version have so many typos and sometimes I lost track in the middle of story, so I give 4 stars instead. I gu...moreWant to give 5 stars, but the translated version have so many typos and sometimes I lost track in the middle of story, so I give 4 stars instead. I guess the editor of the translated version not doing his/her job? There some pages that flipped, and some translation feel weird. Like they translate "growl" with Indonesian's word of "roar". Duh, that's different!!
But, I like the story. I love Mercy Thompson. I love Samuel Cornick, but I love Adam Hauptman more. So I can't wait to read their next story, since that's no guarantee of romance between Sam, Mercy and Adam. Actually no love triangle after all, and I always want Mercy to be with Adam.
BTW I'm so PISSED OFF, and ANGRY too. Because there no guarantee, the publisher will translate the next book or not. So, why you (publisher) publish this and then decide to not publish the next?
I'm so want to read more about Adam and Mercy!! Guess I will read the english version after this, huh!
After I read Angels' Blood and Archangel's Kiss, that make me fallin in love with Guild Hunter,I decided to read another Nalini Singh series, PSY-Changeling. I want to know if this series as good as Guild Hunter.
So, after my second read,I must admit that I feel, "WOW!!" with the plot, world building and background in this series. Set in the future, PSY-Changeling remind me of In Death series by J.D. Robb, but of course its different :D (Got that J.D. Robb is Nalini's favorite author, oh same with me!! :D)
In this book, Earth has 3 races.The supernatural being called Psy (they have various ability and they rule Earth government and have a big domination of economy aspect).Another supernatural being that mix their DNA with animal and can change to it,the shape shifter called Changeling (and they're hot, hot, hot :D). And the last is Human, ordinary being without no special ability (yeah, they're the lowest race :( )...
1969... Psy decide to make program, called Silence, to nullified Psy' s emotion. So they will not succumb to madness and have esire to kill each other. They can't feel anything, anger, joy, jealous, and the most important emotion,love.
2079... Sascha Duncan , a cardinal Psy, with eye color as dark as night, meet Lucas Hunter, alpha of Leopard Changeling's pack, DarkRiver, to discuss about project development for Changeling. Sascha get a feeling for Lucas, something that she considered for a failure, because she is Psy! She dont feel anything !
Lucas himself has an agenda, he's investigate about serial killer. The killer had killed his pack's member, and she is one of his sentinel's sister, Dorian Christensen. He try to seduce Sascha, to get an information. But, he curious with Sascha. He know that Psy is a cold creature, then Sascha beguiled him .
Sascha, despite her relationship with Lucas, start knowing about Changeling's world. And Lucas realized that Sascha is not cold like always seen. Sascha always feel that she had failed her mother, she is not competent as Psy, but Lucas prove she wrong. Lucas help Sascha to feel again, like a human would. And he take her to DarkRiver, to claimed her as his mate.
But, the killer act again, now the victim is from Wolf Changeling Pack, SnowDancer, the DarkRiver's alliance. Hawke, SnowDancer's alpha, give an ultimatum to Lucas and Sascha. 7 days to find Brenna Kincaid (the victim) or, he will kill Sascha. Sascha of course not believe that Psy can kill some people, because Silence prevent them from killing people. But she agree to help Lucas, even though she must cost it with her life, when she realized that she is Lucas' s mate. She love Lucas, and DarkRiver now became her home.
For the first book of PSY-Changeling series, Slave to Sensation has a good start and foundation for the development in story. The Changeling's word is easy to understand, but not with the Psy's world. Psy's world is complicated. They're so many Psy abilities, Psy-net, the web of Psy, and then Council (same with Cadre of Ten in Guild Hunter). But, still I enjoy the story ( I heart Lucas!! :D) and maybe will re-read the next books, if I have time :).(less)
Dapat ini dulu dari Olip :D Makasih ya Nooon :* :*
Udah lupa juga ceritanya, jyahahahaha XD. Tapi cover terjemahannya lumayan lah. Daripada yang pertama...moreDapat ini dulu dari Olip :D Makasih ya Nooon :* :*
Udah lupa juga ceritanya, jyahahahaha XD. Tapi cover terjemahannya lumayan lah. Daripada yang pertama, ada kelelawarnya. Lah, Psy-Changeling mah gabungan paranormal romance ma science fiction. Yang bener ah kalau bikin cover. Dan ga semua pararom itu isinya vampir tau X( #sewotpagi2(less)
Ahhhh, I like this one than book #1, Magic Bites! I guess, that's what happen for all Ilona Andrews's books, at last for me. So hard to enjoy the firs...moreAhhhh, I like this one than book #1, Magic Bites! I guess, that's what happen for all Ilona Andrews's books, at last for me. So hard to enjoy the first book of their series (even I still like On The Edge from Edge series), but the next book become better. What I love more is how the author put Celtic Myth into this. I like, no more likely love that myth! I guess, because there was so many book that put Greek and Norse myth in their books, it become boriiiiing. And so few books have Celt myth on it (even now, it become many. And nope, I will not count Fae. I want to read about Celt Gods and Goddesses). Beside Celt, they also have Hekate from Greek pantheon (but as Ilona Andrews mention in this book, Hekate also from Asia). The fact that Oracle Witch are 3 people that represent Hekate make me.. what I can describe... umm, squeal! Heheheh :P
Yep, I love myth and folklore, that's why I like Magic Burns more that it predecessor. But, I also love Kate. Her sarcasm, dry humor,her dark past (I know kinda guess, who her real father was), her responsibility to Julie. Talk about Julie, what with that kid, huh? Offer her virginity to Red, just because she love him. Blech! She still 13 years old. And Red just 15. I don't like Julie, she's an irritating child. Kate and Curran fight so hard to save her from Fomorians who want she died, and all she cared were about her feeling to Red, especially when that little bastard (uhm, sorry) left her. What a spoiled child!
Curran, hmm Curran. I'm soooo frustated to see his relationship to Kate. I understand that he somehow care for Kate, and who know maybe he plan to court her. But, ugh, at last just one kiss please? Poor Kate doesn't get laid for almost 2 years, her hormones go overload. Just one kiss is enough, no hanky panky is okay *sobs*. The last scene between Kate and Curran make me giddy, lol!
Okay, this review more like me ranting and gushing anyway :P. I'm glad I can enjoy this series now. And I can read the rest of the books very slowly. Book #6, Magic Rises will be released in July. That's mean I can read one book in a month. Slow of course, but at last I will not feel tortured while wait for Magic Rises to be published.(less)