Archive for January 2013

Kate Winslet Could Possibly Join "Divergent"

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Kate Winslet, everybody!
Who doesn't know this beautiful actress? Yes, she is the one and only Rose from Titanic. This news is huge and surprising. Kate Winslet is on the talk to be in Divergent, the dystopian movie adapted from the book by Veronica Roth.

If Kate Winslet joins Divergent movie, everyone will definitely watch Divergent next year!
The possible role for her is Natalie, Tris's mother, or Jeanine Matthew, the leader of Erudite. Most of people think she will play Jeanine Matthew, because Matthew is the more important character in the book.
I share the same opinion. She will be the perfect Jeanine Matthew. Kate Winslet can play smart and cruel at the same time.

This is not official yet, but let's hope for the best.
Divergent is scheduled to be released on March 21st, 2014 and the shooting will take place in Chicago.

2013 Most Anticipated Books

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From dystopian world to the underworld full of evils and vampires, 2013 is a great year for new books to release. Here is the most anticipated books of 2013...

Harken by Kaleb Nation
Published: January 9th

After surviving an assassination attempt, teenager Michael Asher discovers that he is at the center of a worldwide conspiracy reaching higher than any earthly power. A supernatural organization desperately wants him dead. He doesn't know why. Everyone who might have the answers has already been killed.

Tumbling into a web of international secrets, Michael is forced to fight back and dig up the truth. He begins to question how much of the world is truly as people are led to believe it is. Are there things that humanity is not being told? Who is the puppet master? And how far into the maze can he venture before he is lost forever?

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
Published: February 5th

Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.

She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam's life 

The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
Published: March 19th

Tessa Gray should be happy – aren’t all brides happy? Yet as she prepares for her wedding, a net of shadows begin to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute. A new demon appears, one liked by blood and secrecy to Mortmain, the man who plans to use his army of pitiless automatons, the Infernal Devices, to destroy the Shadowhunters. Mortmain needs only one last item to complete his plan. He needs Tessa. And Jem and Will, the boys who lay equal claim to Tessa’s heart, will do anything to save her.


School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins
Published: May 14th

Fifteen-year-old Izzy Brannick was trained to fight monsters. For centuries, her family has hunted magical creatures. But when Izzy’s older sister vanishes without a trace while on a job, Izzy's mom decides they need to take a break.

Izzy and her mom move to a new town, but they soon discover it’s not as normal as it appears. A series of hauntings has been plaguing the local high school, and Izzy is determined to prove her worth and investigate. But assuming the guise of an average teenager is easier said than done. For a tough girl who's always been on her own, it’s strange to suddenly make friends and maybe even have a crush.

The Shadowhunters Codex by Cassandra Clare & Joshua Lewis
Published: TBA

This is the book that has all the explanation from the shadowhunter's world. The announcement and the official cover just published few days ago. I believe all the Cassandra Clare's fans can't wait for this codex.
Fall 2013
Untitled (Divergent Trilogy #3) by Veronica Roth
Published: TBA

This is a fan-made cover and title of the third installment of Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth. There hasn't been any official announcement yet about this book. I really love the fan-made cover. I hope the third book cover would pretty much like this.

This is my most anticipated book of the 2013. I can't wait any longer for the announcement!

This is the list of my most anticipated books for this year. Do you have anything else? Please leave your comment on the comment section below. I would love to hear yours.

BOOK REVIEW: Clockwork Angel

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Clockwork Angel

Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Published: August 31st, 2010

Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still.

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What’s more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.

Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length . . . everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world. . . . and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.

(Source: Cassandra Clare Official Website)

Incredible. It's the first word that appeared in my mind right after I finished the very last page of Clockwork Angel. This a prequel from the best selling series, The Mortal Instruments.
Surprisingly, the prequel is so much better than the series itself. The story sets in Victoria Era, in London. I always love London and I think it's really beautiful how this book describes London. It's making me feel like I could actually see everything in London from the eyes of the shadowhunters.

The characters are magnificent. Different from Clary (The main character from The Mortal Insruments), Theresa Gray is a strong and intelligent girl. She's more lovable, making me like this book even when I'd only read the first few chapters.
All the shadowhunters in this book have their own background story which really interesting. It makes you want to read it until you reach the chapter where there's an explanation for everything.
I also love how there's a bit taste of science, I mean the clockwork creatures whatsoever. It's really interesting, putting it together with the shadowhunter's world.

The pacing of this book is great. Not too slow, not too fast. A really enjoyable book. Everything is unpredictable in this book. Lots of things are happening in this book and you won't have any hints that it'd happen. I like how Cassandra Clare has finally gotten the guts too (SPOILER ALERT) kill some characters.

This book is very different from The Mortal Instruments. In fact, it's better. You don't have to be afraid if you haven't read The Mortal Instruments. This book can be read even if you haven't read The Mortal Instruments.

I warn you, once you read this book till the end you'll want to read the next book, Clockwork Prince immediately. The ending.... gosh, it left me with so much question.
Don't think twice about getting this book, this is a great book. Believe me.

I rate this book,

2013 Most Anticipated Movies Based on Books

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This year, lots of books are adapted into movies. Most of the books are my favorite. City of Bones, The Host, Catching Fire...
Here's the list of the upcoming movies that are adapted from best selling books.

1. Catching Fire (Suzanne Collin)

Tributes, are you ready for more Hunger Games? This year, The Hunger Games trilogy is back on the big screen. Catching Fire is the second series of the trilogy. Katniss & Peeta have to get back into the Hunger Games arena for the 75th Quarter Quell. Together, they fight and this time there's only one tribute that's going to be the winner.
Release Date: March 22nd, 2013

2. City of Bones (Cassandra Clare)

Based on the best selling novel by Cassandra Clare, City of Bones. When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder—much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know
Release Date: August 23rd, 2013

3. The Host (Stephenie Meyer)

Parasitic aliens called "Souls" have invaded the Earth and have begun to possess the minds of humans. Melanie Stryder's body has been inhabited by a Soul named Wanderer, but she refuses to fade away. Wanderer starts to see Melanie's memories, in which she sees her loved ones and eventually finds a connection with them, too. Melanie is trapped inside Wanderer's mind, speaking to her mentally, when both decide to set off and find Melanie's loved ones.
Release Date: March 29th, 2013

4. Carrie (Stephen King)

Yes, this is a remake of Carrie, a movie based on Stephen King's novel with the same title from 1976. A sheltered high school girl named Carrie gets pushed a little too far and uses her telekinetic powers to punish her tormenters.
Release Date: March 15th, 2013

5. Horns (Joe Hill)

HORNS is about a decent enough young man named Ignatius Perrish, a guy who has always tried to do the right thing, only to see his whole life abruptly torn away from him. His girlfriend, the person he loves more than anyone in the world, is killed, and although he’s never charged with the murder, everyone, including his family and friends, believe Ig is responsible. Then one night Ig goes out drunk to rage and curse God, and when he wakes, he discovers he’s grown a pair of horns, and that people have a sudden compulsion to confess their darkest secrets and ugliest impulses to him. It isn’t long before Ig turns his terrible new powers to finding the man who killed his beloved, and taking his revenge.
Release Date: To Be Announced (Guess what, Daniel Radcliffe is playing the main character Ignatius!)

6. Beautiful Creatures (Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl)

Ethan has dreams about a girl he's never met. In them, he's trying to hold on to the girl's hand in order to save her life, but the dream always ends badly. When a new girl named Lena Duchannes shows up at school and she's the girl from his dreams, he finds himself instantly attracted to her. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.
Release Date: February 13th, 2013

7. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (Rick Riordan)

In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends head into the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece
Release Date: August 16th, 2013

8. Warm Bodies (Isaac Marion)

A funny new twist on a classic love story, WARM BODIES is a poignant tale about the power of human connection. After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human - setting off an exciting, romantic, and often comical chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world
Release Date: February 1st, 2013
Which movie are you most excited with? I'm so excited for Catching Fire, City of Bones & The Host. Leave your most anticipated movies on the comment section. 

January Book Challenge

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I went to Pesta Buku Murah couple of days ago, and I regret it. Like really regret it. There are lots of cheap good books... but not the books for me. I didn't find what I want, mostly because the books were unsealed and not in good condition.
Anyway, I did buy some books. I just couldn't help my self for not buying it.

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Tintenherz (Mostly known as Inkheart) by Conerlia Funke

I don't know why I purchased these books, I guess I'm just curious with it. Lolita is some kind of book with weird stuff in it. I mean an adult falling in love with a teen? That must be interesting. Marrying her mother just to get close with her. That's sick and interesting..
The Great Gatsby has been adapted as a movie. I need to read it.
The Lovely Bones is a beautiful movie and I really looking forward to the book. Inkheart mainly because I'm just curious since the second and the third book (Indonesian Version) just released.
For these books, I only spent around 100.000 IDR. It was a quite good deal. Oh yeah, all of them are in Indonesian version.

The only book that I really really grateful to purchased was this....

Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows; The UK Version, published by Bloomsbury. I got this from Gramedia Central Park for only 50.000 IDR! That's crazy, I know. There were only few copies left. I don't know why Gramedia gives this crazy discount, I just grateful they did that.

So yeah, these books are for my January Reading Challenge. I still have The Infernal Devices: Clockwork Angel, the prequel of The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare coming. Ordered it on Friday and it should be arrived tomorrow.

I'm glad the school is still off for another week. I'm in the progress rereading Divergent by Veronica Roth. I've been such a mad bookworm this holiday. I guess I just want to enjoy it while I can. With the all final exams coming up this April, I don't think I'll have so much time left to read.

I'm still working on with the Goodreads Reading Challenge. My target is 20 books. I have to achieve it this year. Last year was a disaster.


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HELLO BOOKWORMS! I'm really excited for this book review because I love and hate it at the same time. You might be asking, "How's that even possible?". The answer is simple, there are flaws in this book but there are also good stuff.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war– and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

(source: goodreads)

1. The Writing
Okay, this is the first thing I seriously need to talk about. What the hell is wrong with Tahereh Mafi? She uses LOTS/SO MUCH/MANY metaphors... some of them doesn't even make any sense.
Not only metaphor, she uses this kind of writing. This strikethrough thing. I don't know why, I kind of like it actually, but I need to admit, it's a big distraction while I was reading it and my eyes hurt.
The repetition is annoying as well. Annoying annoying annoying. Sometimes it even uses the strikethrough as well.. Annoying annoying annoying annoying.
When I read "Blue blue blue eyes", Bitch, I know his eyes are blue! You don't have to repeat the word blue for like 4 or 5 times.
Don't think those are the only flaws with his writing. There are lots of numbers in this book. The metaphors use number frequently. I don't understand what's wrong with this author, but her writing is kind of suck for me.

2. Plot/Story
I'm a  big fan of dystopian! I've read The Hunger Games trilogy and also Divergent. I thought this is going to be a good dystopian and it is. Regardless her lack skill of writing, the story is quite interesting. Well, it's kind of X-Men for me. I mean, Deadly touch?

Yes, Juliette is like Rogue fro X-Men, but I think Juliette is hotter. Hahahaha....
I love how Mafi brings this mutant thing into the story, it's really interesting. The plot and the story is well-developed. I love how the conflict changing and the tension in this book.... just wow. I can't stop reading it. I love the ending as well, giving us lots of question. Making me want to read the next book even though her writing is still pissing me off.

3. Love Story
Most authors just don't understand the difference between Crush and Love. When you're seventeen years old... and you meet a guy, hot guy, barely know him and been meeting with him like for couple of months, barely talking... and you have some kind of feeling, it calls Crush. In Juliette's case, I call it Crush, Lonely and also horny.
I'm not buying the love story. It's plain stupid. Maybe in Mafi's world and some of her fans world, it's possible for that kind of thing to be happened, but in my world-The Real Life-I'm quite sure it's impossible.
The love story is as stupid as Twilight Saga. It's like "Hey, I just met you and this is crazy but I think I love you, I don't want you to get hurt and F*ck yeah I believe in you... even though I barely know you."

Okay, enough said. This book is great and terrible... I can't find a right word for this book, but I'll definitely going to read the second series, Unravel Me.
At the end, giving it a 3 stars out of 5 is kind of a pain in my ass, but well I love the plot and the story. So yeah, it's kind of worth it.

Most Wanted Books #2

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I can't believe it's actually 2013. Hey guys, how's your new year? I'm back now, writing my second part of THE MOST WANTED BOOKS!
I've been saving most of my money I got on December to buy books this January. If you haven't been informed yet, there will be an event starting from January 5th at Istora Senayan, an event called PESTA BUKU MURAH.

The discount starts from 40%! I haven't known which publishers that have confirmed that they're opening their stan, but I'm hoping for UFUK and Mizan.
Anyway, here is the list of my most wanted books for this year:


Yes, I'd done reading the first book; City of Bones. I guess I don't have to explain why I want the second book of the series. I'm hoping for a better plot and story. I have a high expectation on this book.


I saw this book yesterday at the bookstore. The synopsis gets me excited. I love the dystopian concept and I'm looking forward to read this book. Anyone has read it? Tell me about it!


I remember reading the first few chapters last year and hated it. I don't know, I just didn't like it. But this year I want to give this book another shot!


I rarely read books by Indonesian author, but I have to read this one! I haven't watched the movie yet, but lots of people talking about it. I guess I have to read the book first and buy the DVD later. I don't like watching the movie before I read the book.


If you're a fan of Percy Jackson, you'd love this book. But if you're not, like me, I'd not really interested with The Heroes of Olympus. LOTS AND LOTS of people been excited when The Mark of Athena was released in Indonesian version. That's probably the main reason why I want to read this, giving it a chance.

These are my 5 most wanted books for this January. What's yours?
Oh yeah, I just make my 2013 Reading Challenge. I don't want to be aggressive, so my target is 20 books for this year. Let's see if I could make it.

Have a wonderful January!