The book is all about how A list socialitas spend their life.. one good thing about this book, that all of characters are just being their-self... theyThe book is all about how A list socialitas spend their life.. one good thing about this book, that all of characters are just being their-self... they're born to act, live, spend their life in luxury and glamours way... so be jealous ladies...but just love 'em not hate 'em..hehe.. ...more
So far, it all about Nicole Richie's behind the scene of her life. It's all about drugs, cash and sex and how to survive and struggle in it.. It makesSo far, it all about Nicole Richie's behind the scene of her life. It's all about drugs, cash and sex and how to survive and struggle in it.. It makes me not so judgemental about the life of Hollywood "it" Girls...more
It's fun! My very first read of Pamela Clare works. There's a lot of raves about this book. I have to say it is a good book, neat and well-written. IIt's fun! My very first read of Pamela Clare works. There's a lot of raves about this book. I have to say it is a good book, neat and well-written. I sorta imagine to turns this book as a movie. I bet it will be fun.
I really like the way the crime and suspense could blend nicely with its romance sprinkles. Recommended!...more
Berbeda dari buku pertamanya, sepertinya filsafat yang ada di sekuelnya ini jauh lebih susah untuk dicerna sama otak dan perasaan gue..wakakakak...
GuBerbeda dari buku pertamanya, sepertinya filsafat yang ada di sekuelnya ini jauh lebih susah untuk dicerna sama otak dan perasaan gue..wakakakak...
Gue tau filsafat gak as easy as ABC. Perlu pencernaan yang lebih jauh, berhubung otak gue lebih sering dijejalin sama chick-lit dan genre fantasi jadinya komik Filsuf Jagoan! Jilid 2 ini resmi menjadi komik tersulit yang pernah gue baca dan entertaining-less. Ekspetasi gue adalah setidaknya setelah filsafat diterjemahkan ke dalam sebuah komik, everything will be easier (mudah dicerna). Tapi ternyata, gue tetap harus ngebaca berulang-ulang dulu sampe ngerti (atau bahkan gak ngerti-ngerti..hehe) atau ini adalah masalah penerjemahan ke Bahasa Indonesia yang kurang oke? Well, I don't know that for sure... Maybe yes, maybe no..
Kalo gue masih bisa keep up sama komik pertamanya, untuk yang kedua ini I'm totally lost. Se-lost pengetahuan gue soal jalan-jalan di Jakarta...hehe..
Recommended lah, ya buat yang udah pernah (biasa) baca buku-buku filsafat. Mungkin mereka juga jadi bisa nangkep jokes yang ada di dalam komik ini....more
It's so much better than the previous book. More actions and convincing chemistry from hero and heroine. Though, I'm slighty uncomfortable with the fiIt's so much better than the previous book. More actions and convincing chemistry from hero and heroine. Though, I'm slighty uncomfortable with the first sex scene they did. I kinda thought it was almost like a rape :(
Definitely the best story so far from Black Dagger Brotherhood!!!! Never thought I'll love Vishous and Jane as a couple. I just love their dynamic andDefinitely the best story so far from Black Dagger Brotherhood!!!! Never thought I'll love Vishous and Jane as a couple. I just love their dynamic and chemistry. Though, like any other paranormal romance genre,their attraction is immediate but somehow this one is so believable. Like they're meant for each other.
Smart is definitely their sex appeal, both of Jane and V with their smart-ass banter is so cute ^_^ I've never really fond for most of heroine on previous books, but for Jane she's my favorite, she's so confidence, achieving and by far the strongest female character in this series. Despite her confidence and strong-willed side, Jane also could display cute attraction and open up her vulnerability with Vishous.
And THE SEX itself is so damn HOT and SEXY!!! That bathroom scene...oh..GOD...I want it!!! (I already add it in my bookmark..Haha..) And it's so refreshing to see that Vishous isn't so alpha male compared to the most of the Brotherhood. Well, as a boyfriend, he might killed anyone who dares touch Jane but he's so thoughtful with Jane's job/career and don't want to take that away from her because she's a damn good ay it.
And for the Lessening Society, I could say, there's almost none of them is this story. Mostly is about revealing deeper relationship between each brother, John Matthew, The Scribe Virgin and of course, V and Jane's relationship. There's a heartbreaking moment in this story, which I really want to wept so hard. Just by reading it I could really feel the torment...huhu..
Anyway, I totally recommended this book...I really hope you could skipped all of series and read this one..haha.. But, you couldn't do that since there's too many back story that you'll missed....more
Well, reading this chicklit it likes eating nice chocolate sponge-cake with bad-taste sprinkler (you know, the "rubbery taste" of sprinkler...yeah, itWell, reading this chicklit it likes eating nice chocolate sponge-cake with bad-taste sprinkler (you know, the "rubbery taste" of sprinkler...yeah, it does taste like eat the rubber..meeeehhh..) The story itself is pretty much fun to read, the main character Isabel is so easy to like, and all of the supporting characters are spices up the story with their fun and quirky character.
I got somewhat lost about the main idea of the story, on synopsis it told about how Isabel "the party planner" got a duty to planned a charity party for his estranged long-time best friend, Simon Monkwell. Of course, the formula of chicklit is so easy to guess, I thought at first, that Isabel will reconcile with Simon with smart and cute banter.
BUT, nada,none of these thing happened...huhu... At the end of the story their reconciliation it seems little bit forced. The funny thing is because most of the story revolves around how Isabel planned the party and her interaction with Simon's offbeat family, her chemistry with Simon's family is far more believable than her chemistry with Simon.
So my verdict of this book: fun to-read but forgettable. ...more
It's a surprise!! Ternyata gue sangat enjoy membaca buku ini. Gue suka karakter utamanya, she's a badass chick! Hahaha...selalu suka dengan karakter cIt's a surprise!! Ternyata gue sangat enjoy membaca buku ini. Gue suka karakter utamanya, she's a badass chick! Hahaha...selalu suka dengan karakter cewek kayak gini. Namanya Rosemarie "Rose" Hathaway, dia adalah seorang Dhampir, makhluk setengah vampir dan setengah manusia yang bertugas menjadi pelindung pure-blood vampire. Disini dia bertugas menjadi pelindung sahabatnya Lissa Dragomir, salah seorang keturunan klan bangsawan vampir.
Sebenernya, universe sama premis ceritanya sih standar tipe-tipe genre young adults lainnya. Pastinya ada romance dengan cowok ganteng yang lebih tua dan misterius (it's a must banget, nih...hahaha), bumbu-bumbu cinta segitiga dan yang gak kalah puenttiingggg... Catfight!! hihi..
Yang bikin menarik, menurut gue adalah karakter Rose Hathaway yang bandel, PD, loyal, cuek, fierce tapi deep down dia sangat care dengan orang-orang sekitarnya terutama sahabat-sahabatnya. Kalo buat cewek-cewek ABG cocok banget, nih karakter kayak gini buat dijadiin inspirasi (sok tua, yee) Dari segi plot dan pace ceritanya juga enjoyable, walaupun masih berjalan agak lambat. Biasalah, buku pertama lebih banyak perkenalan mengenai karakter dan universe di dalamnya. Menurut gue, Richelle Mead berhasil membangun universe dan karakter yang believable dan pastinya enak buat dinikmati.
Despite its Twilight-ish crappy title, it's a recommended light read indeed. I can't wait to finish the 2nd book!
Nb: Watch for Rose's love interest,Dimitri Belikov(Trust me, you'll gonna love and respect this dude!)...more
Well, I have to say this one didn't surpass the previous book. The heroine is too timid as investigation journalist and it doesn't feel real to me. IWell, I have to say this one didn't surpass the previous book. The heroine is too timid as investigation journalist and it doesn't feel real to me. I really couldn't process my brain and believe Tessa Novak as one. If she's a real one, the streets and its people would easily chew her up. Her character at some point could be a borderline annoying. She's bawling and whining everytime she hits a trouble and well, trouble she's looking herself. She's definitely not a street smart.
As for the hero, Julian Dearcangel -- he might be a badass but his character isn't engaging enough. He's just like... some hot dude. That's it!
But I do love the story, it is always saddened myself everytime I read or watch story about human trafficking especially young women to be sold as sex slave :(
It is a good background story though, unlike Extreme Exposure which I do feel "the investigation journalism" vibe, on Hard Evidence, I don't feel it. It seems more focusing Tessa and Julian romance.
Anyway, you can skipped this one and moving on to Unlawful Contact (which I heard everyone raved about its awesomeness)...more
Buku yang sangat sulit dicerna untuk ukuran gue...hehe.. Entah, karena terjemahannya yang kurang bagus atau emang ini tipikal buku yang butuh pemikiraBuku yang sangat sulit dicerna untuk ukuran gue...hehe.. Entah, karena terjemahannya yang kurang bagus atau emang ini tipikal buku yang butuh pemikiran yang dalam untuk dicerna. Yang jelas sangat tidak entertaining, penuh dengan kalimat-kalimat yang mengalir dengan boring. Ada satu poin ketika alur cerita mulai beranjak seru tapi beberapa saat kemudian kembali melambat.
Tapi yang gue tangkap, ada sebuah pesan moral yang terkandung dari buku ini mengenai parenthood, sifat overprotective orangtua memiliki kecenderungan efek negatif terhadap anak-anak. Seperti contoh ekstrem dalam buku ini, satu per satu gadis-gadis keluarga Lisbon mengakhiri hidup mereka.
Premis cerita yang cukup menjanjikan ketika membaca sinopsis di belakang bukunya, sadly to say buku ini tidak menghibur dan cenderung berat untuk dicerna. FYI, buku ini pernah difilmkan dengan judul yang sama disutradai oleh Sophia Coppola dan dibintangi oleh Kirsten Dunst. Kabarnya filmnya mendapatkan banyak pujian dari penikmat film dan kritikus. Mendingan nonton filmnya aja, kali, ya....^_^...more