REVIEW : The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Summoning (Darkest Power #1)
Author     : Kelley Armstrong
Publisher  : UFUK Publishing (Indonesia)
Page        : 460
Source     : Bought

Blurb :
My name is Chloe Saunders and my life will never be the same again.
All I wanted was to make friends, meet boys, and keep on being ordinary. I don't even know what that means anymore. It all started on the day that I saw my first ghost—and the ghost saw me.
Now there are ghosts everywhere and they won't leave me alone. To top it all off, I somehow got myself locked up in Lyle House, a "special home" for troubled teens. Yet the home isn't what it seems. Don't tell anyone, but I think there might be more to my housemates than meets the eye. The question is, whose side are they on? It's up to me to figure out the dangerous secrets behind Lyle House . . . before its skeletons come back to haunt me. 

I really adore the story idea, it's exciting, a bit horror (with ghost and walking death body etc *_*) and dark, about a group of teenager that is being isolated at a place named 'Lyle House' because they have supernatural power, or are naturally supernatural being.
This story centered to Chloe Saunders, and we saw entire story environment through her eyes with first person POV. But thanks to good writing skill, I think we could know the other characters well too, of course from Chloe side, how they interacted to her.

But beside those goods... maybe this first book is as an 'introduction' about the characters and also a process of how Chloe accepted her true identity as one of supernatural being and uuh.. for almost a half book, I felt the story was slow and dragged and I admit, I struggled to finished this. Some review said this has fast pace, but I didn't feel the same way.
I started to enjoyed this again, and even couldn't stop reading it after like 2/3 book.

I find Chloe is interesting, once I thought Chloe like had double personality because we could see at times she was arguing with voices inside her head (and that voice is positive though), or maybe that was her true thoughts since at first she denied her ability.
I totally love Derek! He's my boy type, looks mean but he cares and smart. I read there will a love triangle between Simon-Chloe-Derek and i have to say, I'm team Derek xD.
Cannot wait for the next book, which confirmed to be published next month =D
If you like dark supernatural with a bit horror story, little but cute developed love string, and strong main characters this will be your book. I give 3 star for The Summoning.

Book Teaser : Clockwork Prince

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Thanks to Mundiemoms, where i found this video

Finally a bit of Clockwork Prince is out! =D It's so hella gorgeous!
Will's eyes are so beautifully blue, Tess's mask is gorgeous, and I curious with Jem's face <333

So finally we know who involve in DSBS ;D

Book Wishlist (October 2011)

Friday, September 23, 2011

I heard and read some books will released next month (not sure when i can get em by the way but well...) by publishers here in Indonesia. And wow, a bit shocking because they are too many, seriously ;A; and i want them all *dammit I need moar money!*

So these are books I probably buy for next month :

Blood Promise (Vampire Academy #4) by Richelle Mead
I'm sooooo excited to Blood Promise, since I love Vampire Academy so much. I'm anxious to know about Rose after her withdrawal and Dimitri after he became Strigoi Also still need mooooaaaar Adrian.Yum! I definitely will grab this =D

Ballad by Meggie Stiefvater
The next book after Lament, a story about James, Deirdre's best friend who also meet and fall in love with fey. I like Lament so much, so I also anticipating this book too. But the cover seems not related to Lament, and I also heard the publisher will reprint Lament with new cover which similar with this. Too bad, but not too complaining though =p

Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
This is already released a while ago, i saw some online bookstore already sold this book. At first i'm not sure about this book, but after stalked some blogs, I read some good review, and the cover is pretty too =D Glad they use the original cover.
So yeah I'll try this.

Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
Somehow I think Indonesian cover looks more 'childish', more cartoon like than original one, and sigh I definitely love the version above.
I'm so excited to this! I love and enjoy Percy Jackson series, I love Riordan's writing style so I bet this one is also very good too.

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Beside the pretty cover (yea, I'm that kind of person, judge a book by its cover. Just get use of it xD) I also heard and read many good review about this book. Hex Hall gonna be released here and I was like /HOOORAAAAAAY!!!/

Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard
I still in mix feeling should I buy this or not. The story is interesting and new for me. I bought the TV series but still haven't watch it yet (still struggling to finish Vampire Diaries =p). Pretty Little Liars is quite a hot topic, both books and TV series so yeah I consider to buy it. And look how cute the cover is! Vivid yellow with Barbie at the center. Yum!

Grip of the Shadow Plague by Brandon Mull
Third book of Fablehaven series. I also haven't read this series yet, but my sister has read the first and second books and she said they were good. My sister will purchase this =)
I have to say, covers for Indonesia version are nicer than the original ones.
Dark Flame by Alyson Noel
The forth book of Immortal series. I have purchased previous 3 books but haven't read em yet. I don't like covers for Indonesia version but have to say this is the prettiest among all =)
Soooo.... say bye bye to my next month payment
/sulk at the corner/

REVIEW : City of Fallen Angel by Cassandra Clare

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

City of Fallen Angel (The Mortal Instruments #4)
Author              : Cassandra Clare
Publisher           : UFUK (Indonesia)
Page                 : 580
Source              : Bought

Blurb :
City of Fallen Angels takes place two months after the events of City of Glass. In it, a mysterious someone’s killing the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine’s Circle and displaying their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to provoke hostility between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, leaving tensions running high in the city and disrupting Clary’s plan to lead as normal a life as she can — training to be a Shadowhunter, and pursuing her relationship with Jace. As Jace and Clary delve into the issue of the murdered Shadowhunters, they discover a mystery that has deeply personal consequences for them — consequences that may strengthen their relationship, or rip it apart forever.
(Warning, may contain spoiler ;9)
After pre-ordered this book from the publisher, finally i got this right before Eid Mubarak days off and that surprised me yet made me so happy. I couldn't wait to read the next book of this amazing series but also a bit afraid because of many negative reviews of this book. I read it in 3 days (a while ago, but just wrote the review =p) and hey, I still loved and enjoyed this book as the previous three.

I understand why some people feel bad about this book, because the lovely Jace seems push aside and become very frustating here. I did too, believe me.
Poor Jace, with all uncertain things around him like his identity (Jace Lightwood-Wayland-Herondale-Mongersten?) and his weird and horrified dreams. Also even though Jace started to stayed away from Clary I felt his relationship with Clary became more intense here. Every time he met Clary, he mostly grabbed and made out with her. Although my dirty mind still enjoy it, i missed their cute relationship at previous 3 books /:

All Jace-Clary frustating parts were healed by some side characters.
I definitely loves Simon here, who struggled with Cain's mark which made him unbeatable, and how he 'dated' 2 girls at the same time, Isabelle and Maia. Kyle Jordan's appearance should clear Simon's two timing (who's Jordan? Just read City of Ashes/Glass to know who is he =p) and I hope Simon will end with Isabelle. This couple had more chemistry before.

Jace and Simon also developed their relation here. I love sarcasm comments between them, especially that 'mango' thing. Lol that made me laughed so hard xD

And what the heck with THAT ending??! I already had a prediction about Sebastian's mysterious death, without witnessing his body of course we also can assume he's still alive, but.... *wiping sweats*
Clare seriously loves to torture us and now i desperately can not wait for City of Lost Soul ;A; *starting to counting months*

Okay soooo.... I should give this book 4.5 star. Good, yet a bit frustating.
Next, so can't wait for Clockwork Prince!

REVIEW : Blue Blood by Melissa de la Cruz

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Blue Blood (Book #1)
Author              : Melissa de la Cruz
Publisher           : GAGAS Media (Indonesia)
Page                 : 368
Source              : Bought

Blurb from :
Within New York City's most elite families, there lurks a secret society of celebrated Americans whose ancestors sailed on the Mayflower. They are the powerful and the wealthy—and in fact, they are not human. They are the Blue Bloods, an ancient group of vampires.
Schuyler Van Alen has never fit in at Duchesne, her prestigious New York City private school. She prefers baggy, vintage clothes instead of the Prada and pearls worn by her classmates, and she lives with her reclusive grandmother in a dilapidated mansion. Schuyler is a loner and happy that way.
But when she turns fifteen, Schuyler's life changes dramatically. She has a mosaic of blue veins on her arms, and craves raw meat. The death of a popular girl from Duchesne is surrounded by a mystery that haunts her. And strangest off all, Jack Force, the most popular boy in school, is showing a sudden interest in her.
Schuyler wants to find out the secrets the Blue Bloods are keeping. But is she herself in danger?
Steeped in vampire lore and set against the glittery backdrop of New York City, Blue Bloods will be devoured by fans of Melissa de la Cruz.
I was expecting a good read when i saw this book, with pretty blue cover, 'New York International Best Seller' statement, and thrilling blurb. But after i finished the book, I have to say I'm not really a fan of this book =(
I'm a bit confuse right now how to review it without being 'harsh' (lol) but i'll try.

The idea of the story is awesome actually and i like the idea to make noble-rich-fashionable vamps. But somehow I feel something was lack, the story was jumbling and confusing.
The author emphasized high society lifestyle more than the vampire side itself and that bothered me. Beside fashion related glossarium I got from here (which was pretty good and i enjoyed it, ha!), Blue Bloods teenagers do a lot of parties here and there, clubbing, teens were smoking and drinking at their 15-16 years old boys and girls. It's like 'Gossip Girl', with vampire label in them.
Vampire matter really came out after more than half book, when Cordelia told Schuyler about Silver Blood and that also answered my own question about diary parts that attached between each chapter, after a long read 0_0.

The main character should be Schuyler, but Cruz changed POV in each chapter, mostly from Schuyler, Mimi, and Bliss, and small portion of Jack, and it just a paragraph inserted in other POV. Okay that method can help us to know more about characters but for me, It made Schuyler identity as main character a bit vague, because for me Mimi and Bliss POV were stronger and more interesting than Schuyler.
The love story between characters just like a short make-up term, blood-donor boy/girlfriend, almost incest relationship. I'm a sucker of true love story, so this is a bit dissapointed me. I just keep this positive thinking to make me continue this series and assume as a first book, Cruz didn't reveal much of love stories, especially between Schuyler and Jack.

I give 2,5 star for this book, and yet, still waiting to read the rest of books. Just hope Masquerade will be more better.

Duh, did i write too harsh? xD

In My Mailbox #1

Sunday, September 18, 2011

I join this meme hosted by The Story Siren =). I do this meme without the video like mostly blogger do, well maybe someday if i can gain my self esteem to record my face xD.
So these are books i've bought this week :

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You (Gallagher Girls #1) - Ally Carter
Cross My Heart And Hope To Spy (Gallagher Girls #2) - Ally Carter
Only The Good Spy Young (Gallagher Girls #4) - Ally Carter
Arsene Lupin - Edgar Jepson & Maurice LeBlanc
The Fallen - Thomas E. Sniegoski
Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Nightshade - Andrea Creamer
Incarceron - Catherine Fisher

I missed Gallagher Girls #3 so i still have to hunt it down at several bookstores or online stores =(.

The cover of Arsene Lupin is pretty cute and Lupin is famous character, so i want to know how is the story.

FINALLY THE FALLEN! *hysteria*. I've fallen in love with this book when i saw the English version (the cover of the series are very very cool!) but too bad the publishing didn't use the original cover ;~;

Beautiful first i didn't want to buy it, but yeah the greedy side of me pushed me to brought it to the cashier and yeah, it joined my pile now - -;

NIGHTSHADE! I saw this series all over blogs i love and finally i got it! But again too bad the publishing didn't use the original cover. 

Incarceron, the theme of the story is unique and got many praises, so i decided to try it. Pretty cover indeed =D

I don't know when i will read these new books, since i still have too many unread. So may they stay at my piles sweetly =p.

Top 100 YA Book Series

Thursday, September 15, 2011

I saw this at one of bookish blog; Down to the Rabbit Hole and decided to join it too.
So here's the top 100 YA series, i mark in green for those i've read, and burgundy for those i already purchased but have not read yet.
  1. Alex Finn - Beastly
  2. Alice Sebold - The Lovely Bones
  3. Ally Carter - Gallagher Girls (1, 2, 3, 4)
  4. Ally Condie - Matched
  5. Alyson Noel - The Immortals (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  6. Anastasia Hopcus - Shadow Hills
  7. Angie Sage - Septimus Heap (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  8. Ann Brashares - The Sisterhood of The Travelling Pants (1, 2, 3, 4)
  9. Anna Godbersen - Luxe (1, 2, 3, 4)
  10. Anthony Horowitz - Alex Rider (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
  11. Aprilynne Pike - Wings (1, 2, 3)
  12. Becca Fitzpatrick - Hush, Hush (1, 2, 3)
  13. Brandon Mull - Fablehaven (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  14. Brian Selznick - The Invention of Hugo Cabret
  15. Cassandra Clare - The Mortal Instrument (1, 2, 3, 4)
  16. Carrie Jones - Need (1, 2, 3)
  17. Carrie Ryan - The Forest of Hands and Teeth (1, 2, 3, 4)
  18. Christopher Paolini - Inheritance (1, 2, 3, 4)
  19. Cinda Williams Chima - The Heir Chronicles (1, 2, 3)
  20. Collleen Houck - Tigers Saga (1, 2)
  21. Cornelia Funke - Inkheart (1, 2, 3)
  22. Ellen Hopkins - Impulse
  23. Eoin Colfer - Artemis Fowl (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  24. Faraaz Kazi - Truly Madly Deeply
  25. Frank Beddor - The Looking Glass War (1, 2, 3)
  26. Gabrielle Zevin - Elsewhere
  27. Gail Carson Levin - Fairest
  28. Holly Black - Tithe (1, 2, 3)
  29. J. K. Rowling - Harry Potter (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  30. James Dashner - The Maze Runner (1, 2)
  31. James Patterson - Maximum Ride (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  32. Jay Asher - Thirteen Reason Why
  33. Jeanne DuPrau - Books of Ember (1, 2, 3, 4)
  34. Jeff Kinney - Diary of Wimpy Kid (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  35. John Boyne - The Boy in the Striped Pajama
  36. John Green - An Abundance of Katherine
  37. John Green - Looking for Alaska
  38. John Green - Paper Towns
  39. Jonathan Stroud - Bartimeus Trilogy (1, 2, 3)
  40. Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl - Caster Chronicle (1, 2)
  41. Kelley Armstrong - The Darkest Power (1, 2, 3)
  42. Kristin Cashore - The Seven Kingdom (1, 2)
  43. Lauren Kate - Fallen (1, 2, 3)
  44. Lemony Snicket - Series of Unfortunate Events (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  45. Libba Bray - Gemma Doyle (1, 2, 3)
  46. Lisa McMann - Dream Catcher (1, 2, 3)
  47. Louise Rennison - Confession of Georgia Nicolson (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
  48. M. T. Anderson - Feed
  49. Maggie Stiefvater - The Wolves of Mercy Falls (1, 2, 3)
  50. Margaret Petersin Haddix - Shadow Children (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  51. Maria V. Snyder - Study (1, 2, 3)
  52. Markus Zusak - The Book Thief
  53. Markus Zusak - I am the Messenger
  54. Mark Haddon - The Curious Incident of the Dog in Night Time
  55. Mary Ting - Crossroads
  56. Maureen Johnson - Little Blue Envelope (1, 2)
  57. Meg Cabot - All-American Girl (1, 2)
  58. Meg Cabot - The Mediator (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  59. Meg Cabot - The Princess Diaries (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
  60. Meg Rosoff - How I Live Now
  61. Megan McCafferty - Jessica Darling (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  62. Megan Whalen Turner - The Queen's Thief (1, 2, 3, 4)
  63. Melina Marchetta - On the Jellicoe Road
  64. Melissa de la Cruz - Blue Bloods (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  65. Melissa Marr - Wicked Lovely (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  66. Michael Grant - Gone (1, 2, 3, 4)
  67. Nancy Farmer - The House of Scorpion
  68. Neal Schusterman - Unwind
  69. Neil Gaiman - Coraline
  70. Neil Gaiman - Stardust
  71. Neil Gaiman - The Graveyard Book
  72. P. C. Cast & Kristin Cast - House of Nights (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
  73. Philip Pullman - His Dark Material (1, 2, 3)
  74. Rachel Caine - The Morganville Vampires (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
  75. Rachel Cohn & David Levithan - Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
  76. Richelle Mead - Vampire Academy (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  77. Rick Riordan - Percy Jackson & The Olympians (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  78. Rom LcO'Feer - Somewhere Carnal Over 40 Winks
  79. S.L. Naeole - Grace (1, 2, 3, 4)
  80. Sabrina Bryan & Julia DeVillers - Princess of Gossip
  81. Sarah Dessen - Along for the Ride
  82. Sarah Dessen - Lock & Key
  83. Sarah Dessen - The Truth about Forever
  84. Sara Shepard - Pretty Little Liars (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
  85. Scott Westerfeld - Leviathan (1, 2)
  86. Scott Westerfeld - Uglies (1, 2, 3)
  87. Shannon Hale - Books of Thousand Days
  88. Shannon Hale - Princess Academy
  89. Shannon Hale - The Books of Bayern (1, 2, 3, 4)
  90. Sherman Alexie & Ellen Forney - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  91. Simone Elkeles - Perfect Chemistry (1, 2, 3)
  92. Stephenie Meyer - The Host
  93. Stephenie Meyer - Twilight Saga (1, 2, 3, 4)
  94. Sue Monk Kidd - The Secret Life of Bees
  95. Susan Beth Pfeffer - Last Survivor (1, 2, 3)
  96. Suzanne Collins - Hunger Games (1, 2, 3)
  97. Suzanne Collins - Underland Chronicles (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  98. Terry Pratchett - Tiffany Aching (1, 2, 3, 4)
  99. Tonya Hurley - Ghost Girl (1, 2, 3)
  100. Wenderlin Van Draanen - Flipped 
 Looks like i missed some of good titles =( , now i'm more anxious with Gallagher Girls, Bartimeus Trilogy, and Dream Catcher series.
How much have you read? =)

REVIEW : Cherry Crush by Cathy Cassidy

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Cherry Crush (The Chocolate Box Girls Book 1)
Author              : Cathy Cassidy
Publisher           : UFUK Publishing (Indonesia)
Page                 : 328

Source              : Bought

Blurb (from Cathy Cassidy's Official Website) :

The Chocolate Box Girls
Each sister has a different story to tell, which one will be your favourite?
Cherry Costello’s life is about to change forever. She and Dad are moving to Somerset where a new mum and a bunch of brand-new sisters await.
And on Cherry’s first day there her head is turned by the gorgeous Shay Fletcher.
But Shay already has a girlfriend, Cherry’s new stepsister, Honey. Cherry knows her friendship with Shay is dangerous – it could destroy everything. But that doesn’t mean she’s going to stay away from him . .
I am not familiar with the author, but the cover was very cute and tempted (pink, heart shape, chocolates, cute title etc, just see it yourself =9) so i tried this.
After stayed at my book pile for about 5 months, finally i decided to read this when i needed a light reading. And yes, this is totally light and fast reading (I read this about 4-5 hours at night =p).

The story mainly is about love and family, and full with lovable characters.

Cherry Costello is a cute, dreamer,and good girl (and wow she is half Scottish half Japanese), and she seems living her simple live with her father quite happily, but the main problem is she keeps lying to make herself looks good in front of others and she knows it. Although it doesn't make any harm to anybody, that personality flawed her cuteness and makes her looks pitiful. Thankfully the author didn't make Cherry's lying problem as the main issue for the entire story.

What is nice also how her new family happily accept Cherry and her father, well, almost all her new family, not Honey. I didn't like her at the first, she was a typical of popular-blonde-girl, often mad for no reason, egoist, and rude. But after read some chapters i knew her more and even sympathized her when Shay was 'snatched away'. Not Cherry nor Shay's fault though, because Shay couldn't take Honey's rudeness and Cherry was a nice and cute girl who was always there to heard Shay.

Shay had a player image and every girl in town liked him. I like how Shay slowly approached Cherry in many sweet ways *amused*.

I can't wait for the next book after saw the ending part. Very thrilling! If you like light, cute and sweet like chocolate's story, this book is fit for you.
I give this 4 star, despite of the simple story, i couldn't put it down and finished it in short time ;D

REVIEW : The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Mysterious Benedict Society #1 (Indonesia ver.)
Author              : Trenton Lee Stewart
Publisher           : Matahati Publishing (Indonesia)
Page                 : 576
Source              : Bought

Summary from Barnes & Noble :

Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bending tests, which readers take along with them. Only four children-two boys and two girls-succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and inventive children could complete. To accomplish it they will have to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules. But what they'll find in the hidden underground tunnels of the school is more than your average school supplies. So, if you're gifted, creative, or happen to know Morse Code, they could probably use your help.

(May contain some spoiler, I unconciously wrote it down xD)

I was tempted to bought this after i saw the English copy at my friends's book shelf, and the reviews are very good at everywhere i visited, so yes, i got it in my hand and after several months stayed dusty at my book piles, i grabbed and finished this
I always enjoy any kind of detective or mystery books since i was a kid (i read Alfred Hitchcock's and some of Agatha Christie's), and yesh, i totally love this one too!

The story is about 4 kids, Reynard 'Reynie' Muldoon, an orphan, mundane but very smart boy; George 'Sticky' Washington, a bald, nervous boy with photographic memory; Kate Wetherall, a physically strong and acrobatic girl, she brings a pile full with equipments (i don't understand why she didn't bring a bag maybe, instead a pile.LOL), and Constance Contraire; a very very very stubborn, cranky, always hungry and sleepy, seems hating anything but smart little girl, who are recruited by Mr. Benedict, a good and mysterious genius man, after they finished some tricky and challenging tests with their own unique abilities, and yet find a name for themselves "Mysterious Benedict Society".
These gifted yet unique kids get a mission, to infiltrate the isolated school name "Learning Institute for the Very Enlighten" or LIVE, a place that mysteriously run by Mr. Curtain. They believe that Mr Curtain and his fellows have an evil plan to take over the world with spreading some hidden-hypnotizing-phrases behind any broadcasts on TV or radio, and more wicked, he used orphanage or kidnapped children to make his plan success.

The story is very brilliant. It is light-reading, but also kindly force you to think too. Like other book for kids or teenage, this book teaches a lot of good things from the characters and the story itself.
The pace maybe a bit slow, but i think it help us to understand the characters more. I enjoyed reading every pages and didn't feel it bored at all. I imagined how if a kid's voice keeps saying a same phrase inside my head, wow seriously it's creepy like horror movie =x

The main characters are good and lovable, and the bad ones.... they're very bad that you want to punch them on face although there's a character you would like because his stupidity helps kids a lot =D.
Each of them has different abilities but they complete each other. Well maybe Constance seems very bothering here (you'll know why she act very irritating-childish at the end of story) and like have nothing special to do, but actually she has a big role to make this mission, bigger than her size.
They are trusted to solve a big and wicked mission that claimed impossible for adults. And behind all super brain and abilities people, there lay some weakness too that make them a human, or a kid. Raynie, Sticky, Kate and Constance seems very accustomed with their loneliness because of parent loss, abandoned, special abilities or being different. From all problems they faced, they learn that they need others not only their own power or brain. They also learn about love, loyalty and friendship between them. I was glad this kids got their happy life at the end of story.
i already purchased the 2nd and 3rd books, gonna read them ASAP.

I give this 5 star rating! (gonna add some fancy rating symbol soon =p)
If you like detective story, about smart and genius people, you have to read this

And now, we compare the cover, since Indonesia version has different cover :

All of cover versions are good.
Indonesia version is cute, US version is gorgeous, UK version gives more mysterious feeling
For me, i think i like the UK version. Black color is cooler =D
Blog contents © Elle Goes Nerd 2010. Blogger Theme by Nymphont.