Makasih buat Mbak Treez yang dulu kasih buku ini ke aku. Ternyata bagus deh bu...moreReview lengkap, silakan klik banner di bawah :)
One word. Mammamiaaa! :D
Makasih buat Mbak Treez yang dulu kasih buku ini ke aku. Ternyata bagus deh bukunya Anthony Capella, jadi pengen baca buku dia yang lain :D.
Baca buku ini jadi tahu banyak hal tentang makanan Italia. Bahwa yang enak itu bukan cuma pizza sama pasta (ketauan makannya dua itu doang), tapi mereka juga ada antipasto, secondo, dolce, dll. Yang suka baca komik Bambino pasti ga asing juga deh.
Dan Wedding Officer ini aslinya novel hisrom! Cuma ga kayak novel hisrom yang beredar kebanyakan, kisahnya Livia sama James ini, haduh romantis bangeet. Romantis pake makan enak maksudnya, hahaha XD. Dan karena kejadian pas jaman PD II, mereka ga yang langsung jatuh cinta aja. Ada proses kesananya. :D
Paling asyik pas Livia "ngajarin" James yang masih kinyis - kinyis, dengan pake makanan. Yah, tau lah maksud "ngajarin" itu apa, dan yang pasti siput ma polong bisa jadi "bahan pelajaran" yang baik #hmpfh
Sayang sih menjelang akhir malah konsen di perang sama perubahan Livia yang kayaknya mendadak banget. Kalau dibiarin alami, mungkin bisa kasih lima bintang plus jadi Top Read nih :).
Pastinya, kisah James dan Livia itu.. ah, bikin mendamba deh. Mau banget dicintai sama pria kayak James, tapi lebih pingin lagi jadi anaknya Livia. Biar bisa makan makanan Italia yang uenak2 itu :9(less)
I reduce the star 0.5 point because the translated version make me go brouhahahahahaha :D. You know, they translate Cormoran's hair, which called "pube head" with "rambut jembut". I will said, it have double meaning, lolololol! Also, it considered as rude in my languange :D. So many rude languange in this book, I think the translator maybe got a headache when translate this.
Anyhoo, I love this. Even it's not J.K.Rowling that write, I still read it, maybe because the hype, lol! Forget Harry Potter when you read this, for high expectation is a very dangerous thing that will reduce your enjoyment. Just, well enjoy read Cormoran Strike adventure. I will not said that the case is very complicated, it's simple actually. Cuckoo's Calling is all about Cormoran and his life. A book that humanize human. A book that make you sit and observe Cormoran's investigation also how he struggle with his life.
I can't see this book as movie, but as TV series. I want this like Sherlock BBC. You know, just 3 episode, no less no more. Not that I will nominate Benedict Cumberbatch, even I want to. He can be bulky with scruff, and I still love him anyway XD. But, I can't see him play as Cormoran. Maybe Tom Hardy, as so many reader choice for Cormoran, can do. Or, Richard Armitage :D. Or, look into Harry Potter, maybe they will cast unpopular actor, lol!
So, I present you with Richard Armitage, who just play the Majestic Thorin Oakenshield, and I'm sure he can pull Cormoran Strike perfectly
Thanks for someone who send this book to me. I still don't know who you are actually.(less)
Sisa dari buku - buku yang diswap sama Angela Noviana. Karena ini ga ada yang ambil, jadi kasihan kan :D Yo wes lah aku "adopsi" aja daripada terlantar...moreSisa dari buku - buku yang diswap sama Angela Noviana. Karena ini ga ada yang ambil, jadi kasihan kan :D Yo wes lah aku "adopsi" aja daripada terlantar. Makasih yaa Phie :*(less)
Yang pasti....Makasih bu dokter Dewi atas hadiahnya ini XD!! Apalagi waktu itu dikasih KitKat juga,...more4 bintang
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Yang pasti....Makasih bu dokter Dewi atas hadiahnya ini XD!! Apalagi waktu itu dikasih KitKat juga, walau KitKatnya udah meleleh :P. Tahu aja aku penasaran mau baca Istana Khayalan yang pas itu sih masih banyak diobral (kayaknya) dan sekarang sudah jadi barang langka :P. Penasaran gara - gara banyak dedengkot GRI yang suka baca buku ini (jarang - jarang pada sama semua ratingnya :P), bahkan sampai Mia bilang dia jatuh cinta sama Bima. Well, me too Mi, me too. Jika aku jadi Dropadi, di tengah kesengsaraan dan cinta tak sampai pada Karna, aku juga akan luluh pada sikap Bima :'). Dan entah kenapa aku tak suka dengan Arjuna yang menurutku terlalu memikirkan kedigdayaannya sendiri, dan fakta bahwa dia adalah lady's killer. Tapi yang paling aku tidak suka adalah Yudhistira. Berlaku bak orang bijak, tapi jatuh pada judi. Judi memang hanya membawa kesengsaraan
Tetep ga suka Dropadi/Panchali, because she still spoiled and arrogant until the end. Dropadi yang merasa bahwa semua orang mencintainya. Aduh, ini pede banget ya Dropadi, mentang - mentang udah ditakdirkan mau mengubah sejarah, tapi ya ngga gitu juga keleus -_-". Orang seperti Dropadi ini menurutku bukan tipe pemimpin yang baik, karena sifat egoisnya yang lumayan gede. Kok egois? Padahal Dropadi kan ikut menderita bersama Pandawa? Ya egois lah, kan Dropadi tidak ikhlas saat itu. Heck, she still think for herself until her death :|
Kasian banget sama Karna. Tipikal tortured hero sejati :(. Sebenarnya cukup bertanya - tanya juga kenapa Divakaruni membuat Dropadi menginginkan Karna, padahal (kayaknya) di mitos aslinya tidak ada tanda - tanda kesana. Betapa sedihnya melihat perlakuan Dropadi ke Karna, yang mungkin di mitos asli terasa arrogan, tapi di baliknya Dropadi merasa hatinya teriris - iris. Mengutip salah satu kalimat favorit dari pengarang favorit (yang juga orang India), love, is an agony beyond compare. Yah, cinta emang bikin menderita. Dan cinta terpendam Dropadi juga yang berujung pada dendam dan perang Baratayudha.
Yang pasti, recommended banget kalau pengen ngebaca kisah Maharabarata dari sisi lain, terutama sisi perempuan.
First, I want to say a BIG THANK YOU for Annie *Leather Lust* since she give this book for me. Awww, thanks...moreWARNING : HAVE SOME SERIOUS HOTNESS PICS!!
First, I want to say a BIG THANK YOU for Annie *Leather Lust* since she give this book for me. Awww, thanks chica! XO. Kiss of Snow is a great book to start a new year! I don't want it to end!Ms Nalini is an uber jenius author when it comes to write an original world building, strong heroine and yummy heroes =)
This one is English version of my Indonesian review at my blog (you can read at Ren's Little Corner.
I am confused about where to start this review. Because Kiss of Snow is the tenth book of the Psy-Changeling series. And the story is actually like a conclusion between two main characters's relationship, Sienna Lauren and Hawke. They had met from the first book, Slave to Sensation and some sparks are fly between them. Not forget to mention the original idea of the three kind of human races, that two of them are always in wars. Setting that take place at complicated world. Many characters that all are important. So if you're not loyal fans, it may be difficult if you read directly into this book.
Take place in a futuristic world, human beings are divided into three races. Ordinary people like us. People who have super powers relating to the mind that is Psyhe. And people who were gifted by ability to change shape into animals or shape shifter, that called Changeling. All changed when the Psy activate Silence, which makes them lose all of emotion. The goal of Silence to prevent they from the madness and desire to kill. While Changeling and human united, Psy control the world's most economy part.
Psy-Changeling series story originally started when for slowly some of the Psy lost control of the Silence and begin to feel emotions. They are also sided with the real enemy of them, the Changeling, and working together. There's even some couple between Psy and Changeling at the previous books.
Sienna Lauren and Hawke is one of that Psy and Changeling's couple. Sienna who just turned 20 years, have long harbored a feeling to Hawke,the alpha wolf in San Francisco's Changeling, SnowDancer. Hawke also had saved Lauren families, who are fugitives in the world of Psy. But Hawke still remember his mate that died at very young age. Make him believe he will never have a mate and avoid Sienna, as much as possible. Sienna herself not without problems. In addition to pretty much age gap (Hawke himself about 30-35 years old), Sienna is X-Psy, the kind that have dangerous and deadly abilities. Sienna afraid she would harm Hawke and SnowDancer, a place that she called "home". Now all depend on Hawke. How he overcame his fear of living alone and struggling with his feeling toward Sienna. Since both wolf and human wanted that red-haired girl with eyes like the stars constellation. To be with him, forever.
Do fantasy cast!
Ryan Gosling anyone? How if he put out that shirt when he want to change into wolf and chasing Sienna?
DAYUM! But, Sienna warn him to not put that shirt!!
I think Emma Stone too mature for Sienna, so I pick Hayley Williams for her.
What make me love Kiss of Snow more is, in addition to the story of Sienna and Hawke, there's also a companion story to the secondary characters. Between Sienna's uncle, Walker Lauren and Lara, a healer in SnowDancer. Walker himself sure like his brother, Judd Lauren. Cold outside and hot inside! Nalini's writing style actually very slow, but I love it! Maybe people that impatient will cranky, but I think the slow pace of this book that make it beautiful. Nalini's choice of words are beautiful (again :P) and excuisite. She is also able to tell Sienna and Hawke's story that have a long difference age, in a normal way. Make us want to have boyfriend and husband like Hawke! He's so stubborn, arrogan and stuck in his bitter past, at the first time. But wait until he finally chase Sienna. Wow!
Overall, Psy Changeling series and Kiss of the Snow is a must read for many Paranormal Romance's hardcore fans! Compared with the Guild Hunter series, Psy Changeling series more complicated, but not so dark, not too cruel and sadistic. The tone more cheerful and colorful, but that does not mean will make the story so easily understood. I suggest you to read Slave to Sensation first, so you can enjoy this one :)(less)
Seems like Sandra Hill take the idea of "The Taming of The Shrew" from William Shakespeare. Madrene Olgadottir indeed is a shrew. Wh...moreRe-read March 2013
Seems like Sandra Hill take the idea of "The Taming of The Shrew" from William Shakespeare. Madrene Olgadottir indeed is a shrew. What she do for almost entire time is nag, nag, nag and mooooore nag. If I become Ian MacLean I might be nuts with Madrene's nagging. But since this book is romance novel, of course Ian love Maddie (Madrene's nickname) despite her nagging. Beside, Ian is a hot-headed man with receeding hairline and temper hot enough to pop the vein in his head, so he and Maddie is a match from heaven :))
Sandra Hill is my author autobuy when it come to silly and humorous book. Yep, her sillines sometime is too much and more like slapstick humor. But I always read her book, especiall her Viking Navy SEALs book when I'm on bad mood or need laugh after a hard day. You might be want to read the precious books, since this book is continued from Wet and Wild which tell Ragnor's story, Madrene's brother. Coincidende or not, Ian is Ragnor's mentor from hell and his brothers in law. The SEALs team are crazy enough, they might be from asylum (just kidding), and their act always make me laugh. If you love silly story, not care about plot, just read Sandra Hill's :))(less)
Not as good as the previous book, but I'm still enjoy it.
Because GR acting strangely, I'll write the entire review, when it get well.. . . . OKAY. Becaus...moreNot as good as the previous book, but I'm still enjoy it.
Because GR acting strangely, I'll write the entire review, when it get well.. . . . OKAY. Because my GR is well again. Like I promise, I'll write my full review now
If I can compare this book with the previous book, I enjoyed more.
Jean-Luc Echarpe ( when I'm reading this book, I pronounce his name "Jaan Luk", but there are some explanation, that his name is pronounce Jeaa Luu . I know,I can't speak French *LOL*), is a famous designer, and of course he is also vampire. Things got complicated, when public see he never aging since 35 years ago, when he start his business. So Jean-Luc decided to close his business in France and move to Texas. At Texas, he supposed to hiding for 25 years, and then he can appear in public again. Then starts his business, and pretending he is Jean-Luc's son. Until he found this woman..
Heather Westfield, almost at entire her life life with fear. Until she decided to againts her fear. She divorce her husband, and become single mother. One day, she with her friend, Sasha, go to the soft opening on boutique at her city. She notice that the designer's idea of clothes is worse, and she begin to change the design, so she can use it. And guess who, the designer? Yep, he is Jean-Luc. Jean-Luc see Heather try to change his design, and he accused her as a spy, but he got hooked instead. Heather is not confident with her body (her size is 12). But Jean-Luc find that it is so appealing, so he is proposed to Heather, to work with him as a designer too.
But,there are danger that Jean-Luc must face. His old enemy, Lui (meaning "him" in France) attack him when he is talking with Heather in his studio. Worse, now Lui was threatened Heather too. So, Jean-Luc, insist to protect her. Their feeling of each other is growing, but can Jean-Luc confess that he is a vampire to Heather? And, then, the danger from Lui is grow stronger, Jean-Luc must make Heather trust hi. Because even though he is a vampire, he still a good man in the heart...
Why I say I enjoyed the previous book than this one? I dunno, Jean-Luc is more like minor character before, so I don't expect what is his story would tell when he is become main character. Jean-Luc is charming, adorable, and I adore his relationship with Heather. Heather is strong-willed woman. And I love her babysitter, Fidelia. She is so funny (call Jean Luc as John, Robby MacKay as Roberto. And when Robby levitate to decorate the stage when Heather doing her show, she peeping him. To make sure, he don't wear anything, under his kilt *lol*). While Heather found Jean-Luc is vampire, of course she get upset. But she know, she love Jean-Luc, so she want to accept him, as who he is.
I can't tell more, because I read this book someday ago (forget some part in this book) , but I think this series is got better. Next is Ian MacPhie's story in (less)