Wishlist Wednesday #16

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.
This blog meme is hosted by Pen to Paper, if you want to join please visit here to find more about this meme.

Defiance by C. J. Redwine
Publication date: August 2012

Summary from Goodreads :
Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city’s brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses, host dinner parties, and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father’s apprentice, Logan—the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same boy who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but fierce belief in her father’s survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself. But treason against the Commander carries a heavy price, and what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her.

At nineteen, Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city’s top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor’s impulsive daughter. Logan is determined to protect her, but when his escape plan goes wrong and Rachel pays the price, he realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared.

As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can’t be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making.

I'm so into dystopia YA these days and a strong girl as main character is my all time favorite. The story sounds dark and twisted, really interesting! Fantasy + dystopia + war + adventure + romance = total kick-ass! So can't wait to read this book!

What's your Wishlist Wednesday this week? Share your link, I'll stop by ^^

REVIEW : Cascade by Lisa T. Bergren

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Cascade (River of Time #2)

Author      : Lisa T. Bergren
Publisher   : David C. Cook
Source      : Bought
Pages        : 399 (Paperback)

Summary from Goodreads :
Mom touched my underdress—a gown made six hundred years before—and her eyes widened as she rubbed the raw silk between thumb and forefinger. She turned and touched Lia’s gown. “Where did you get these clothes?”

Gabi knows she’s left her heart in the fourteenth century and she persuades Lia to help her to return, even though they know doing so will risk their very lives. When they arrive, weeks have passed and all of Siena longs to celebrate the heroines who turned the tide in the battle against Florence—while the Florentines will go to great lengths to see them dead.

But Marcello patiently awaits, and Gabi must decide if she’s willinf to leave her family behind for good in order to give her heart to him forever.

Trailer :

May contain spoiler from Waterfall, indeed you may guess how Waterfall ended and Cascade start from the summary above.
Same like what I felt on previous book, the sequel was still amazing, even better, I should say. Cascade has higher risks and stakes, more tension, twisted storyline, more hard decisions to be made, characters development, all of them is knitted and create another rich and beautiful story you will not want to be missed.
I lost myself inside this book, gasped many times even prayed for characters safety, practically couldn't put it down because there was always 'something' everytime I flipped a page, made me wanting more about how story rolled. Especially I have to greatly praise Bergren because there's in this book, she created such an awful, eerie scene which is strangely so gorgeous. I give you a hint, related to a cage and medieval wedding dress. Wack! I got great goosebumps while I imagined it!

Gabi, Lia and people they love have to face a lot of difficult moments in this book. Because of Gabi and Lia's given identity as 'She-Wolves of Siena', which they have never purposed to be at the first place, angry people of Firenze (enemy of Siena) leaded by Lord Paratore, ready to strom Siena's gate, want to see them dead; the dangerous Black Plague, one thing they fear the most, already takes a peek between them and not only things outside, Gabi also has to take a hard decision about her future with Marcello, because aim for one means sacrificing the other.

The characters inside this book leave such an amazing impression inside my head. Gabi is, no doubt one of a real, great and notable heroine from any YA books I've ever read. She's very brave, loyal and seemes willingly put her life on high stake just to save ones she love. Her guts is really out of my mind, seriously I couldn't imagine how terrifying if I was her because live in fourteenth century is gravely hard. But those things don't make her a wonder-perfect girl. She's just still a 17 years old girl who flaws; selfish, vulnerable, stubborn and suspicious for reason, not always fearless and doesn't shy to ask for a help from others. I also loved Lia makes more appearance here, take an action without ask twice with her kick-ass archery skill which mostly save their lives. They do face a lot of difficulties but I really really love how those obstacles, choices between live and death, and every hard decision that has to be made can mature both Gabi and Lia. I also loved the strong family bond and the idea involving parents in the adventure like in this book. Gabi and Lia already lost a father figure, they feel couldn't leave their mother alone like she also doesn't want to be left behind. Moreover their mother is not an annoying type (like easily freak out or noisy) and very cool, kick ass mother from where Gabi and Lia inherit their fearlessness and tenacity.

Marcello and Luca are still wonderful and swoon-worthy like before; Italian fine and charming gentlemen in shining armor. Odd for guys who live in medieval era, they don't underestimate the girls, even respect them for their knowledge and skill. It makes them more amazing. I found myself squee-ing everytime couple scenes appeared. I loved to see how both Gabi and Marcello love and adore each other but yet they aren't too focus on theirselves only. They still put their family in priority above everthing and although Gabi heavily in love with Marcello, tempted to stay for him, she still put Lia and her mother first in her mind.
And Lia-Luca? I couldn't get enough of them! So adorable with those witty banter between them like their own love lingos. Loved to see how Lia slowly grows fonding Luca, while Luca already desperately in love with her =D. Beside Marcello and Luca, I happily welcomed Lord Greco, an intriguing guy with some physical qualities like tall, dark, handsome and mysterious. He's both bad and very sweet in a same time. I was really afraid I could fall for his dark charm, or maybe I was =p.
For some minor characters, I was kinda missing the nice and fragile Fortino from Waterfall here because I like felt he has changed a bit and rarely appeared :( I felt as suspicious as Gabi related to Romana Rossi from the start, and hell Lord Paratore and those Fiorentini bad guys, I was like wanting to kick them die! *gggrrrr*.

Talking about Christian aspect in this book, I think it still nicely blends with the story, not too overwhelm yet naturally inspiring. Somehow I found maybe Bergren was inspired with Bible's stories while created some scenes, one when Gabi and Lia are saved by a Firenze woman, while mostly Fiorentini (Firenze peeps) are hunting them. It's like want teach us even in a dangerous situation, there's a hope for someone who willing to ask for help. There's always some goods between thousand bads. It's so heartwarming, made me happy and more enjoying this series for some reasons =)

This book is closed with a surprising decision Betarinni girls made. So touching yet I was also really happy for them, and thrilled to know what would happen next. A perfect yet cliffhanging ending!
To know what's that, you should read this series and jump into the magnificent River of Time yourself. I hope I can convince you to start reading this series, and for you who already have the copy, what are you waiting for???!

Happy reading! =D

In My Mailbox #20

Saturday, May 26, 2012

In My Mailbox is a blog meme hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren. You can show some books you got over the week which you bought, borrowed or given to you.

Hi there guys, how are you today? =D
This week was another awesome week in my bookish life, because right after I reached home from tiring work at Thursday, suddenly I saw 4 packages of happiness then I forgot my pain! xD I literally was giddy, grinning the whole night because of these books!

Indonesia version

Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan

Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armenthrout
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

My new plushies, Tao and Chen, guarding my new book pile. My dad brought them from China, cute aren't they? xD

Haaaaaa, INSURGENT!!! *huggles*
So glad those books arrived safely, I've so worried of The Body Finder because I didn't get it after a month past >.<; But now it sits safely on my shelf. I really excited to read ALL books I got this week! What's in your mailbox/stacks/bookhaul/etc ? Feel free to put your link so I can check it back. Enjoy your week with your awesome new books! ^^

Movie Review : The Avengers

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Phew~ after 4 days hassled to get the tickets (and all 4 days were FULL BOOKED at ALL theaters in my town, wasn't that freakin' crazy???!), finally I could watch this movie, big thanks to my very best friend who willed to queue and buy the tickets (at row A! so lucky!). Thanks God! =D

I really excited about this movie after Captain America which I really liked, and known he would team up with some Marvel heroes : Iron Man (I've watched both movies and liked them. Stark's sarcasm was always amusing xD), Thor (haven't watch his, but I have to soon), Hulk (haven't watch his too, not really a fan of grumpy-big-green-half-naked-guy, that's before I watched The Avengers.lol) and 2 new characters who haven't get movie yet, Black Widow and Hawkeye (who was sooooo charming with sharp eyes and bow =D). I always love super heroes work on team-work like X-men, people do and solve a case together, so this one sounds really cool for me. I already predicted that this movie would be a bomb but never thought it would be really that hectic, It's just... wow. And was the movie deserved the hype? YESH! At least for me =D.

I really enjoyed this movie since from the start when each of them tried to adjusting with others and their mission, the internal conflict, incredulity of S.H.I.E.L.D's actual motive behind 'The Avengers' project. What I liked the most was how the writer inserted a lot of sarcastic lines, at some unexpected moment. Many times I laughed like alone at some scenes that actually looked nothing was funny at all but the conversations did. Maybe because I love sarcasm and too sensitive while hear them xD. The action was quite kick-ass and pretty cool, I loved the teamwork part when they tried to save the city from 'aliens' (they looked like alien for me) and I really surprised how I loved Hulk did his important part, punched those gigantic-things down while no one could, and slammed Loki, lol that the greatest part of all xD.

Watching The Avengers alone is fine actually, but I think it would be more enjoyable if we watched personal movie of each heroes first, especially Thor because the main villain here related with Thor. Well, I still have to watch it too though =p. Overall, this movie worth to be watched more than a time, and I think most of you already watched and loved this movie, so I couldn't say more. But if you haven't watch it, don't waste your time and hit the theatre now! I just hope someday they would make movies for Black Widow and especially Hawkeye, The Avengers' Legolas =D. Can't wait for the sequel, if there was possibility of it!

REVIEW : Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Waterfall (River of Time #1)

Author      : Lisa T. Bergren
Publisher   : David C. Cook
Source      : Bought
Pages        : 369 (Paperback)

Summary from Goodreads :
What do you do when your knight in shining armor lives, literally, in a different world?

Most American teenagers want a vacation in Italy, but the Betarrini sisters have spent every summer of their lives among the romantic hills with their archaelogist parents. Stuck among the rubble of the medieval castles in rural Tuscany, on yet another hot, dusty archaeological site, Gabi and Lia are bored out of their minds...until Gabi places her hand atop a handprint in an ancient tomb and finds herself in fourteenth-century Italy. And worse yet, in the middle of a fierce battle between knights of two opposing forces.

Suddenly Gabi's summer in Italy is much, much more interesting.

Trailer :

When I saw Waterfall and the rest books of River of Time series, I was totally being hooked by the pretty and graceful covers and interesting premise about 2 teenagers who accidentally travel the time and are trapped in a place set long time ago. Then I have to say I'm so glad I decided to follow my instinct, made this series as one I had to get, because I loooooove like every single thing about this book; it's such a very good reading about love, family and adventure mixed with a sudden time-traveling to the past, meets Medieval Italy Era stuffs like castles, horses, elegant and gorgeous dresses, swoon-worthy Italian knights; whoa, such a perfect pack of my favorite things! The romance is sweet and clean but enough to make you dream about having your own knight. The action scenes are so tensing, so real like I read something did really happen. I also found Bergren has a very deep knowledge about Italy's social and politic condition in 14th century and exquisitely mixed it with her imaginations and slightly Christian views, created one fantastic story I've ever read!

What would you feel if one day, out of curiosity, suddenly you; and your sister or brother, or friend, whoever; were thrown back to the very old, lost time, the one that used to be a history in your time now, moreover you lost your companion too in that middle of, not exactly 'nowhere' but 'great battle'? Me, of course I'd completely FREAK OUT, I couldn't imagine how my freaking-out was, even prayed to God not letting that happen to me. That's probably what Gabi thought, before she and her sister experienced that themselves. And it seems like everything happen here simply because she's a family-oriented girl, a quality I love from some one. Gabi has a sister; like me; and lost her, so it's very rational she eagerly tries everything she can to find her back. But she never know her simple aim gives a big adventure and consecuences.

I didn't find any difficulties to love our main heroine here, Gabriella or Gabi. When I read this book, I felt so easy to put myself in Gabi's shoes, saw everything from her eyes and felt like I experienced what Gabi got, thanks to Bergren's amazing skill to draw something so real. Gabi's freaking out and depressed, yes, but what makes her more awesome, she is tough, strong enough to keep moving forward while also keep searching her lost sister and finding a way back to her own time. I was so glad she's not a whiner although her condition deserve it, on the contrary she's brave, very smart and adaptable (can talk comfortably in ancient Italy language, play fencing well too, how cool is that xD) and often throws some sarcasm jokes to herself. I found what Gabi feels is also realistic as a teenager. At this ancient Toscana she's admired for her 'unusual' (or modern) smartness and beauty, and she draws quite attentions from almost all guys she met there. Never before in her own time she felt that way, beautiful and special and gets important role in society. Those are enough to make her think she might be destined to be there. Then more complicated she's falling in love with Marcello, who is impossible to be loved, because 2 big reasons, literally he's 700 years older than her and already became a history and he also already betrothed to another girl. Yet one thing I loved from her, she's not easy and begging for love although Gabi likes him so much.

Marcello.... ah what should I say about him...
He's a different one, while a lot of YA books out there have bad type as their dream guys (don't get me wrong, I love bad guys too =D), Marcello is far from bad. Since he lives in an ancient Italy era and involves in many battles with high stakes and responsibility, he is raised as both a gentleman and warrior, well-mannered, kind-hearted, mature in his young age and very very handsome. Moreover he seems attracted and cares about Gabi more than it should be. I can't blame Gabi though, who would not fall for an ITALIAN knight like Marcello (Lol did I just capitalized ITALIAN? xD). So it's not just Gabi, Marcello also stole my heart almost completely.

The other side-characters are also delighting too, like Lia, Gabi's sister and her exquisite ability using bow and arrow; Luca, Marcello's cousin and best friend, a funny, cute, flirtatious and another swoon-worthy guy who seems attracted to Lia, me myself like him quite much and hoping to know him more; and Fortino, Marcello's sickly brother who is resilient and as kind-hearted as Marcello. I was really happy Bergren created a lot of good and awesome people like them, then the bad people, the Paratores, who is awesomely wicked and frightening; I even could imagine how scary Paratore is *shivered*; each of them along with Gabi and Marcello get their own stories which enrich this book as well.

As stated, this book is also categorized as a Christian fiction and that was one reason why I both excited and worried about this book. I'm a Christian, yes, but I admit sometimes a fiction reading with 'heavy specific religion content' somehow is 'uncomfortable', because you know this series won't be read by only Christians. But I gladly was wrong and I dare to say this series implicitly teaches simple but important Christian points about love, sacrificial, and how some circumstances are already set by the Creator for another bigger plan, and those make you moving closer to Him. Things that can be approved by everyone, I assumed =D. Big applause again to Bergren.

Okay, I'm blabbing again, but I hope you get what I mean upthere =p.
Overall, this book is a beginning but already so fantastic. Since I have read all of books while I wrote this review, I can assure you have to at least give this series a try. It's beautifully written, very detail and and set in a beautiful place and time (Medieval Italy) with swoon-worthy and wonderful characters. If you can enjoy history, clean romance, sword-battle action, handsome knights and brave girls, this series is definitely HIGH RECOMMENDED.
Happy reading! =D

In My Mailbox #19

Saturday, May 12, 2012

In My Mailbox is a blog meme hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren. You can show some books you got over the week which you bought, borrowed or given to you.

Hi there guys, how are you today? =D
I've not done IMM for... 3 weeks, eh, because well last Saturdays I was really busy and too tired. Oh, no, not just because working life, but because I got 'super weekend trips'. Lol, not really 'far away' ones but I can call them that anyway. In last weeks I got some fabulous books, they are not new ones but I'm already so excited to read them!
Ehm, sorry for 'shiny' photos, it's not just because the covers are really shiny, but because they're plastic-wrapped =p That's how the publishers and bookstores keep their books save from dirts and people who like to 'only-read-at-place'

Indonesia version

Demon Glass (Hex Hall #2) by Rachel Hawkins
Marshmallow Skye by Cathy Cassidy
already finished this one and I SO LOVED IT! =)
Truly Madly by Heather Webber

in Paperback

White Cat by Holly Black
Red Glove by Holly Black
Shatter Me by Tahere Mafi

Yumm~ getting new books is always delighting!
What's in your mailbox? Feel free to put your link so I can check it back.
Enjoy your week with your awesome new books! ^^

Cover Reveal #7

Friday, May 11, 2012

These are some pretty covers I found past weeks :

by Julianna Baggott
Expected release date : February 2013

I really really really want to read Pure, because it's Dystopia and I'm kinda Dystopian freak now, I don't lie. But still, I have that reluctance. But after I saw this GORGEOUS cover of Fuse, the second book of this series, I think I will purchase Pure soon, just waiting for the paperback version =p. Like I said, I think the cover is absolutely gorgeous. Really love that, a golden wing and feathers against black background. Sophisticating!

by A.G. Howard
Expected release date : January 2013

This one is eye catching, really, very green and blonde. Then one thing was popping up in my mind when I saw the girl in that cover : CREEPY
Anyone feel the same as me?
But I'm quite excited since this is a fairy-tale re-telling of Alice in Wonderland. I want to know how the story would like.

Throne of Glass
by Sarah J. Maas
Expected release date : August 2012

This one is quite old actually, but still pleasuring the eyes =D. I accidentally found this title because it has very high rating, and the story was totally drawn me in! I totally can't wait to read this too! =D

by Jodi Meadows
Expected release date :2013

Isn't that FRIGGIN pretty???
I really love Incarnate's cover, which is still in my wishlist pile, and Asunder has a similar effect as the previous, thankfully.
I love the wings/flower's sheaths on her eyes, woah, I wish I have that amazing design graphic skill! Lol.
I think I have to get Incarnate soon

And one more...

Yep, Girl of Nightmare
It's really old but I was finding a minor changing of this one when I checked GR. Yeah, the background is not entirely red! Lol. Now it's perfect!

That's all I got for this week, and well yeah, they're quite old. Which cover do you like the most? =D

REVIEW : Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Practice Makes Perfect

Author     : Julie James
Publisher  : Indonesia - Elexmedia
                  US - Berkeley Sensation
Source     : Bought
Pages       : 408

Summary from Goodreads :
When it comes to the law of attraction, there are no rules. The battle between the sexes is about to make these two lawyers hot under the collar. Opposites collide when two lawyers try to make partner at the same firm. Payton Kendall is a feminist to the bone. Cocky J.D. Jameson was born privileged. But when they're asked to join forces on a major case, they gain a newfound awareness of each other's personal assets. The partnership spot will be offered to only one of them, though. The competition heats up. Sparks fly. Let the games begin.

Another delightful Contemporary Romance from Julie James and I enjoyed it so much! I really like enemy-becomes-lover story and although it took a bit time to catch up with Payton and J.D. than with Taylor and Jason from Just The Sexiest Man Alive (it's still my most favorite of her novel so far =P), I admitted they're the most adorable, funniest couple ever from all CR novels I've read. Both of them are professionals and successful, people with good career but also very childish when they have to dealing with each other feeling. It was very refreshing and I got a good laugh reading how adults could act in such a cute way =D.

J.D and Payton have been in a 'secret' competition for 8 years, they've been doing their best in handling many cases, to prove they are the best partner candidates for the firm they work on. We can say that J.D is lucky enough to be born as a rich man, which means he's more reliable, has more privilege and knows many prestigious places, also seems getting his success very easily. Payton who can't accept it has been working hard to show that woman also can do as good, or even better than man, that she can't be lose from a spoiled, cocky rich bastard like J.D. Then one day their competition becomes real, and here comes all hillarious moments in order to get a chance filling only one partner seat, a major change of previous plan that stated they both would be partners at their firm. Both J.D and Payton (note : they thought they've been hating each other) have to team up, to lure a potential client, and the one who gave the most contribution would be a winner. At first, because each J.D and Payton are very desired to win, they do almost everything, in clean or even dirty and childish way to gain the victory. But as time goes by, as they spend times together more than they had before and know their real selves and condition, they finally fall in love harder to each other, which brings more confusion how to decide both of their future.

There was a LOT of hillarious moments and sarcastic banters that made me laughing so hard, especially when I read about their adult version of kiddies fight, you know something like "I have to come earlier than him/her" then something like "a simple threat (broke a girl's heel) created a very bad outcome (ripped skirt, lol, God poor Payton!), and the stake was really high (your perfect image and dignity, ouch!)" and then revenge was decided, and so on. But since they're adults, they can handle it professionally and still (hardly) manage to apologize. I also loved the romance, absolutely not one of an instant love making and it has to pass through a long journey filled with lots of (hillarious) moments. To be honest, although I more than just enjoyed their fights, I found it's a bit ridiculous how they finally admit they've been in love with each other after spent TOO MANY YEARS, because of J.D's childish's reason. But I think that's a part of it's charm. Speaking about adult scenes, well, it was just one, steamier than JTSMA but definitely not overwhelming, even James did write it in a cute way

Many reviews said J.D and Payton were too different. Yes, they're in different gender and background. But I found they have quite similar characteristic : hard worker, professional, and yes, childish. Being childish can be quite annoying especially if we see it from adults, but because they showdd it at a 'right' time, when they're jurt alone, and it's rather cute =D. So fun and refreshing to see some adults who are professionals, act not too seriously but at the other moment they can act charmingly cute especially in front of someone they love. I still found J.D and Payton are very likable, like most all of James' characters.

Reading this book made me so thankful it might not just me, a grown-up with a little too much 'childish' side buried inside. The ending is really surprising and pleasing, J.D and Payton finally get what they have dreamt for so long, even bigger. If you like funny, happy and 'almost-clean' contemporary romance, you should give this book a try. You won't be disappointed at all!
Oh anyway, one thing kinda bugging my head until now, about what the heck is J.D's real name? Ms. James hid it until the end of story!

Happy reading! =D


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Jadi karena Nana dari Reading in The Morning mengoperkan tongkat estafetnya ke saya, maka review ini saya partisipasikan ke Lomba Estafet Review Buku #LERB yang diadakan oleh Bookoopedia. Kalau berminat mengetahui cerita buku ini, bisa didapatkan di bookoopedia :)

Wishlist Wednesday #15

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.
This blog meme is hosted by Pen to Paper, if you want to join please visit here to find more about this meme.

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
Publication date: May 15th 2012

Summary from Goodreads :
What if there were teens whose lives depended on being bad influences? This is life for sons and daughters of fallen angels in Sweet Evil.

Tenderhearted Southern girl, Anna Whitt, was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage, and her will-power is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

A cross-country trip to meet her father forces Anna to face the reality that hope and love are not options for her kind. When she confronts her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

Sweet Evil has already dispatched and is on the way to my home, YAY! Waiting is such a painful thing, still 3 weeks more to get this book in my hand *already unpatient*
I was captivated by the cover at the first time I saw it, and the story sounds really intriguing. I've read some reviews at they really compelled me to own this novel, because they say it's different and darker from any YA angel story out there. Anyone has read Sweet Evil? What do you think about it? =D

What's your Wishlist Wednesday this week? Share your link, I'll stop by ^^

Dusty Reads #15

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Dusty Reads is a meme hosted by Giselle from Expresso Reads, featuring a book which has been staying at my bookpile for a long time.

The Lost Heroes by Rick Riordan

Summary from Goodreads :
Jason has a problem. He doesn’t remember anything before waking up in a bus full of kids on a field trip. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper and a best friend named Leo. They’re all students at a boarding school for “bad kids.” What did Jason do to end up here? And where is here, exactly?

Piper has a secret. Her father has been missing for three days, ever since she had that terrifying nightmare. Piper doesn’t understand her dream, or why her boyfriend suddenly doesn’t recognize her. When a freak storm hits, unleashing strange creatures and whisking her, Jason, and Leo away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood, she has a feeling she’s going to find out.

Leo has a way with tools. When he sees his cabin at Camp Half-Blood, filled with power tools and machine parts, he feels right at home. But there’s weird stuff, too—like the curse everyone keeps talking about. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist that each of them—including Leo—is related to a god.

Join new and old friends from Camp Half-Blood in this thrilling first audiobook in The Heroes of Olympus series.

I really really loved Percy Jackson series and was sooooo excited while I heard it would soon have a spin off with new characters, related to the last prophecy. Moreover, the story sounds really intriguing, consist teenagers who lost their memories and a different type of gods, this time is Roman's. But because of my easily-distracted self, I haven't read this book yet, instead I read some books I got later. I need to spare time to read this, before I got The Mark of Athena =x.
Anyone is Riordan's fan? What do you think about this book?
What's your Dusty Reads this week? =D

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