Invisible Girl and Her Two Sidekicks | Bumi

Bumi (Bumi, #1) by Tere Liye
Publisher: Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Release date: January 27th, 2014
Genres: Indonesian Lit., Fantasy
Pages:  440
Source: Bought it
My name is Raib, 15 years old, 10th grader. I am a girl just like you, your sisters, your neighbors. I have two cats, their names are White and Black. My mom and dad are fun to be around. The teachers in my school are cool. My friends are nice and awesome.

I am not unlike most teenagers, except for one thing. There's something I've been hiding ever since I was little. Something miraculous.

My name is Raib. And I can disappear.

The first book in the BUMI series.


Hi, fellow bookworms! I'm back after such a super long hiatus! I can guarantee you I'm not dead. It's just that it was kinda hard to get back on track on my reading ever since my parents banned me from buying any novels months leading up to my high school graduation and college entrance exams. However, I'm gonna try to post regularly now that I've bought so many novels!

Okay, on to the review.

When a Life in a Space Station Goes Haywire | Gemina

Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2) by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Release date: October 18th, 2016
Genres: YA, Sci-Fi
Pages:  608
Source: Borrowed it
The highly anticipated sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller that critics are calling “out-of-this-world awesome.”

Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.

The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault.

Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.

When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.

But relax. They’ve totally got this. They hope.

Once again told through a compelling dossier of emails, IMs, classified files, transcripts, and schematics, Gemina raises the stakes of the Illuminae Files, hurling readers into an enthralling new story that will leave them breathless.

When I read the last sentence in Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff’s Illuminae, heart in my throat and hands possibly shaking, I was thinking, “There’s no way in heaven and hell I’ll find a book as perfect as this.”

Well. Mistake number one.

One day, my dear friend Inas came to me and said, quite hysterically, that there would be a continuation of Illuminae, new characters and all. Needless to say, I was not impressed and had a very low expectation of said book. I was still too emotionally tied to Kady and Ezra from Illuminae that the very notion of new characters had not held any appeal to me.

Well. Mistake number two.

Let me say this loud and clear: Gemina is divine, and here are the reasons why:

Cuteness Overload! | Always and Forever, Lara Jean

Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All The Boys I've Loved Before, #3) by Jenny Han
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release date: May 2nd, 2017
Genres: YA, Romance, Contemporary
Pages:  336
Source: Bought it
Lara Jean’s letter-writing days aren’t over in this surprise follow-up to the New York Times bestselling To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You.

Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding.

But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father’s wedding, she can’t ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter. She watched her sister Margot go through these growing pains. Now Lara Jean’s the one who’ll be graduating high school and leaving for college and leaving her family—and possibly the boy she loves—behind.

When your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?

Hey, guys! I'm back! After almost a whole year of not posting book reviews, I'm finally back to pamper you with so many reviews you'll probably get sick of it! My college applications are done and now I can only sit back and pray for the best. With that being said, let's get down to the review, shall we?