Welcome to My New Chapter

Welcome to My New Chapter

” tired of being in reality, turn yourself into pages. trust me it’s worth it “

— Aisyah Umaira

This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates.

Stigma karya Muharikah

Stigma karya Muharikah

Assalammualaikum ! ❤🤗 Harap semuanya sihat hari ini. Satu lagi review aku bawakan iaitu Stigma karya Muharikah.

SINOPSIS

“Macam mana kalau saya terjatuh cinta kat dia?” ungkap Iman, serius.

Ketawa Zarith berderai, terbahak-bahak sehingga mengeluarkan air mata.

“Knowing you, I know akak takkan fall in love dengan orang macam Aleph. Kalau tak, ramai dah adik-adik kat Cairo dulu tu jadi kekasih akak,” ketawa mereka pecah lagi. Menenggelamkan suasana bingit di kantin itu.

Iman tahu, Zarith hanya bergurau. Tapi, ada sisi kehidupan Iman yang berjaya disorok daripada Zarith.

Sisi gelap yang tak pernah dia kongsikan dengan sesiapa pun.

REVIEW SAYA

Konsep kedoktoran yang dipaparkan adalah sangat unik dan jarang sekali kita lihat dalam buku sebab nak pastika semua fakta dan istilah medikal itu bukan senang. So sangat seronok untuk dibaca dan dapat feeling-feeling sikit drama doktor 😍

Juga dibawa mesej berkenaan penyakit HIV dan komuniti LGBT yang semakin menular di Malaysia. Dengan menjadikan dua watak utama ini, Iman dan Faris, pernah terjebak dalam dunia kemaksiatan itu membuatkan pembaca jadi lebih dekat dengan komuniti ini. Dan pada masa yang sama dapat lihat dari perspektif mereka. Mesej dan pesanan turut lebih mudah sampai kepada pembaca.

Ayat dan bahasa yang digunakan cukup simple dan mudah untuk difahami. Perenggan pun pendek-pendek. Jadi, itang yang tak selalu membaca pun boleh enjoy.

Trigger warning : ada beberapa babak yang membawa kepada sexual harassment / inclination. Jadi, aku tak sarankan kepada orang yang ada trauma dengan perkara tersebut.

Rating : 5/5 bintang

Terima kasih kerana sudi membaca!

” True Story of Drug Lords. ” • Operation Playboy by Kathryn Bonella

” True Story of Drug Lords. ” • Operation Playboy by Kathryn Bonella

Hello friends! ❤ Today I will bringing a new review of Operation Playboy by Kathryn Bonella

SYNOPSIS

Sex. Drugs. Danger. Death.

This is the adrenaline-pumping, true crime story of the world’s most audacious drug runners and the true life police hunt, ‘Operation Playboy’, to track them down.

These drug-running criminals travel the globe: they ski in Europe, surf in Bali, hook up with celebrity models and live in five-star hotels. They are 24/7 party boys with brass balls, steely nerves and reckless ambitions. They pay for their high-risk, hedonistic lifestyle by trafficking cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana on international flights and through the world’s biggest airports.

But to ride the wave you have to roll the dice. And in this game a bust means prison – or even a firing squad. A Brazilian cop is watching closely, determined to close the net. With a small team, he battles corrupt colleagues and bent judges to learn the secrets of the criminal playboys’ gang and bring about their downfall.

If you love true crime or organised crime thrillers, drug bust stories, espionage, murder and mayhem, mafia films, international mystery and crime, heists and biographies featuring a real police operation and a real criminal gang, then this is the true crime biography for you . . . a page-turning, white-knuckle thriller – the true story of a mafia-style manhunt codenamed OPERATION PLAYBOY.

Perfect for fans of true crime stories and authors like Rusty Young, James Phelps, Chopper Read and Underbelly.

MY REVIEW

The plot is fast paced, and the words are not quite detailed. You cannot expect it to be like other fiction action thriller book with goof plot and stuff, cause it’s not. It is more into storytelling, the characters themself told the story . To you.

There are a lot of words and quotes from the actual characters. The author uses the real names of them and includes her interview with the playboys and the police. I can say this story is surreal than ever.

Characters come and go, you need to really pay attention to thr character and what happen cause sometime, everything can turn 180 within a paragraph.

Next, I admire how the playboys smuggle drugs to countries. It’s just so creative and they haven’t get caught for the first few times. But still it is a wrong thing to do but they do it in a cool way so 🤘

Rating : 3.5/5 stars

Thank you for your time!

Vektor karya Ahmad Erhan

Vektor karya Ahmad Erhan

Hai Assalammualaikum! Hari ni aku akan bawakan satu lagi review untuk buku yang bertajuk Vektor karya Ahmad Erhan.

SINOPSIS

VEK-TOR ialah sejenis agen mudah alih ‘mobile agent’ yang menyebar, membawa ataupun memindahkan satu patogen (virus) daripada perumah (manusia ataupun haiwan) kepada yang lain.

Firaz dan isterinya, Aishah berusaha untuk menyelamatkan anak kecil mereka, Azad yang diculik oleh sekumpulan penjenayah antarabangsa.

Kumpulan penjenayah itu diketuai oleh Catrin. Mereka datang ke Malaysia untuk menjalankan satu tugasan rompakan yang tidak pernah mereka lakukan sebelum ini. Sebelum segala-galanya bertukar menjadi huru-hara.

Setelah mengetahui identiti sebenar pasukan penjenayah itu, Firaz dan Aishah tahu mereka tidak boleh berdiam diri sahaja dan menunggu pihak polis menyelesaikan kes culik anak mereka.

REVIEW SAYA

Untuk permulaan atau introduction watak dalam buku ni diselang-selikan dengan kisah Agnes di Jerman dan Firaz di Malaysia. Bagi aku kisah Agnes lebih menarik kerana ia merupakan satu penampakan bagi sebuah cerita aksi. Berbanding dengan kisah Firaz di Malaysia yang hanya menceritakan waktu zaman sekolah watak. Pada pendapat aku, kisah Firaz perlu lebih menonjol apabila dia masuk ke dalam pasukan STORM, macam pasukan askar peribadi dan bukannya zaman sekolah sebab kebanyakannya tak ada kena mengena dengan jalan cerita.

Seterusnya, character development. Sorry I will be very honest in this one. Sangat sangat bersepah. Kisah Agnes tergantung, dan disambung selepas semua konflik selesai. I mean whattt???!!! Kalau ikutkan, karakter Agnes lebih menonjol berbanding Firaz walaupun Firazlah watak utama. Watak Firaz sendiri banyak lubangnya, bukti yamg dia ni berpengalaman dalam tembak menembak ini hanyalah STORM tapi tak diberi pendedahan tentang kisah dia dalam operasi itu. Watak Aishah pula entah mana muncul skil memanah atas jalan raya. I can say it’s a total chaos dalam cerita tu.

Cuma satu benda je yang aku boleh enjoy. Iaitu plot dan jalan cerita yang betul-betul unik. Penjahat antarabangsa menggunakan seorang budak untuk membawa sejenis virus. Semua babak kena dengan jalan cerita. Semuanya logik. Cumanya kalau watak-watak dapat didedahkan lagi sebelum kejadian itu, aku rasa lebih KEBABOMMM!!

Rating : 3/5

Terima kasih kerana sudi membaca!

Mikhail karya Ramlee Awang Mursyid

Mikhail karya Ramlee Awang Mursyid

Assalammualaikum semua! ❤ Hari ni aku nak kongsikan buku pertama yang aku baca daripada seorang lagenda Malaysia iaitu Mikhail karya Ramlee Awang Mursyid

SINOPSIS

MIKHAIL – bukan sekadar sebuah nama. Selama 16 tahun menjadi pelarian di perantauan, dia muncul semula memburu mangsa-mangsanya. Mikhail membunuh kerana dendam lama. Sewaktu usia remaja, keluarganya telah ditembak mati. Mikhail telah diselamatkan Dickens, seorang lelaki Amerika Syarikat yang juga merupakan rakan niaga ayahnya, Tuan Sadon. Dickens melatih Mikhail menjadi seorang pembunuh profesional untuk membela kematian keluarga.


Dalam pada itu, Mikhail juga menghidapi sejenis penyakit paranormal. Apabila retina matanya terkena cahaya matahari atau silauan lampu yang terang lagi tajam, dia akan berada dalam satu dimensi yang tidak diketahui. Kadangkala dia terperangkap antara dua dimensi – fantasi dan realiti. Akibatnya, Mikhail sukar membezakan mana yang benar.


RAMLEE AWANG MURSHID menampilkan novel MIKHAIL sebagai satu agenda yang dipengaruhi wang bertunjangkan kuasa. Wang serta kuasa dijadikan sandaran sebagai satu simbol kejahatan. Mereka yang enggan bekerjasama akan dijatuhkan hukuman mati. Mikhail pula adalah alat kepada misi pembunuhan itu. Saspens dan penuh emosi!

REVIEW SAYA

Pertama sekali aku nak komen tentang jalan cerita yang agak berat dan perlukan fokus yang banyak sebab buku ni akan sentiasa bertukar-tukar pov. Kadang-kadang tentang hal-hal syarikat, kes polis dan kisah Mikhail itu sendiri. Ringkaskan cerita, nak baca buku ni memang tak boleh duduk diam!

Kelajuan cerita atau kita panggil story pacing juga menepati citarasa aku. Tak laju sangat, dan tak perlahan sangat. Pun tak meleret-leret dan setiap babak yang ditulis menyumbang kepada jalan cerita. Cumanya pada introduction dibazirkan untuk memperkenalkan watak dan konflik sehingga separuh buku pertama. Separuh buku kedua lagi barulah semua benda jadi lebih menarik.

Apa yang aku kurang sikit dengan buku ni ialah hubungan antara Raihana dengan Mikhail yang buat aku konfius. Raihana macam selamba sahaja dengan Mikhail dan terus mempercayaan Mikhail pada kali pertama perjumpaan. Tak ada langsung konflik antara mereka berdua yang boleh membangunkan emosi atau apa-apa yang pembaca mahukan.

Juga, plot twist di bahagian akhir cerita. Bukanlah aku tak suka. Plot twist ini sangatlah menarik dan tidak langsung pernah aku bayangkan. Tapi bila masuk je bahagian tu, story pacing jadi lebih laju. Macam penulis mahu tamatkan cerita dengan pantas sampaikan watak-watak baru muncul secara tiba-tiba.

Rating : 4/5 bintang

Terima kasih kerana sudi membaca!

” Heirs of Lucifer ” • Sons of Fire by Tracy Auerbach

” Heirs of Lucifer ” • Sons of Fire by Tracy Auerbach

Hey peps! I’m so excited to share this gems with you. I think this one is the best one I ever read in 2020 so far.

Sons Of Fire by Tracy Auerbach

Synopsis

When Keegan’s father, the Demon King of Fire, attempted to produce an heir, a surge of light energy interrupted the process. One tiny piece of the newly forming demon broke off. That piece is Keegan. For years, he has attempted to lay low, watching from the shadows while his monstrous brother Aidan, the true Prince of Fire, is groomed for the throne.

Keegan’s shaky status quo is shattered when one of his father’s power-plays goes horribly wrong. He is cast to Earth and forced to work with a suddenly powerless Aidan. The two brothers must cooperate to complete an impossible task and avoid being cast forever into the abyss. As if having to spend time with his beastly other half wasn’t bad enough, Keegan must adapt to living on Earth, wielding his new human vessel, and dealing with his demonic appetite without harming the human creatures for whom he has always cared.

As Keegan and Aidan work to save themselves, questions arise. What exactly was the King of Fire up to, that sparked their Master’s interest enough to cast them from the Demon Realm? Can Aidan be trusted in his new human form, complete with emotions, or is he the same unfeeling creature he’s always been? And why are so many demons suddenly invested in the outcome of the brothers’ trial? The only thing Keegan knows for certain is that whether he succeeds or fails at the task, the consequences for the Demon Realm and for Earth itself will be catastrophic.

My review

In the story, we follow Aidan and Keegan as the princes of Adramalech, King of Fire. They are demons without souls but somehow at the day of their creation, Keegan got a soul. Well, I can say Keegan’s creation is accidentally but his job is to take care of the King’s heir, Aidan Fire.

Aidan had got in trouble in the Fiery Realm when Keegan supposed to look after him. As result, King of Fire punished them with a task in the Earth Realm. They need to take down a borderline soul which they have not given any clue of it. Those brothers lived as a human to complete the task or they will be thrown into an abyss.

So, the concept is quite impressive. I never thought about Lucifer’s descendants or anything like that. Well I’m not really familiar with demons’ names but this one is truly AMAZING!

The introduced characters are perfect in amount. For a fantasy and supernatural novel, there are not a lot of character and it’s easy to remember each of them. The fact that all the character are really different and diverse makes the story more professional. It adds the amazingness with more amazingness. 😂

But I want to say something more specific about Libby. I don’t like her. It’s not that I hate her existence in the story. But her personality is surely make me anti-Libby. Probably because she hung out with Aidan a lot and I just get jealous 💔

The plot is a bit confusing for me. They go back and forth between the past ( 200 years ago ) and the present day. Which makes me ” wait, what happened exactly? ” Then you need to start the chapter over again. But for me, I didn’t. I just proceed the story with the information I have in my brain. 😅✊

My rating

4/5 🌟

Thank you so much @netgalley and the publisher for accepting my request to review this book. It’s an honour for me to read and experience the uniqueness of this hidden gems 💕

“Dark, yet so beautiful. ” • The World Is A Dark And Lovely Place by Carol Chu Mei Yin

“Dark, yet so beautiful. ” • The World Is A Dark And Lovely Place by Carol Chu Mei Yin

SYNOPSIS

The World Is A Dark And Lovely Place is a poetry book that describes nature, the fear of drowning, friendship, love and loss in a world that is at times dark but beautiful. My writings here are somewhat influenced by the classic style of Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost; but the words, the mood and the settings are entirely my own.

MY REVIEW

The World Is A Dark And Lovely Place is book with bunch of beautiful poems. They are all meaningful and touching. It contains messages about life, friendship, love, family and of course hobbies. And books. Don’t forget the books.

The language is simple and easy. Sometimes I found some unfamiliar words, and that totally leveled up my vocabulary. The way author describes the situation in every each lines are just stunning. I love the arrangements. Perfecto!

Then, also the poems makes me stop and think. How lovely certain things are. How the author sees the world. It made me read the poems out loud. I want everyone in the world to hear it. Because they need to.

Some of my favourites are The Hearkened Heart, A Friend and To Love In Doubt ( this one is my all time fav ❤) There’s so many to mention but you need to check it yourself.

Thank you so much to Untitled Book Club for organising a beautiful book review program. All thanks also goes to the author Carol Chu Mei Yin for writing this poems which really amazing. I’m already waiting for your next release 

MY RATING

I would like to give this poetry book a 4  solid. This book is available at MPH Bookstore! 

” An eye-opening teens should read. ” • The Sky Is Mine by Amy Beashel

” An eye-opening teens should read. ” • The Sky Is Mine by Amy Beashel

This is a very late and off-schedule review but anyway, HELLO AGAIN!

It’s already snowy December ( we don’t have snow in MY  ) And that’s mean we just need a little wait for this gem to be RELEASED!!

Title : The Sky Is Mine
Author : Amy Beashel
Publisher : Oneworld Publications
Release Date : February 6, 2020
Genre : YA, Contemporary
Pages total : 304 pages

SYNOPSIS

No one has ever asked Izzy what she wants. She’s about to change all that…

In a house adept at sweeping problems under the carpet, seventeen-year-old Izzy feels silenced. As her safety grows uncertain, Izzy know three things for sure. She knows not to tell her mother that Jacob Mansfield has been threatening to spread those kinds of photos around college. She knows to quiet the grief that she’s been abandoned by her best friend Grace. And, seeing her mother conceal the truth of her stepdad’s control, Izzy also knows not to mention how her heart splinters and her stomach churns whenever he enters a room.

When the flimsy fabric of their life starts to unravel, Izzy and her mum must find their way out of the silence and use the power in their voices to rediscover their worth.

For fans of Sara Barnard, Louise O’Neill and E. Lockhart, The Sky is Mine is a powerful exploration of rape culture and domestic abuse, and a moving story of women learning to love themselves enough to demand to be heard.

MY REVIEW


Warning : This book contains rape, sexual harassment, domestic abuse and anything similar. Please consider to read it. Thank you ❤

First thing first, I honestly don’t think this book is for me when I started it. I mean, I like the summary but then it meant nothing for me. But anyway, I just kept going and YES I DIDN’T DNF THIS BOOK!

For me it’s a bit slow at first. Like there’s nothing happens and the characters are going nowhere. And then the finger just snapped, everything’s happened. 

This book discuss about Izzy, a teenager living with a toxic stepdad and a controlled mother. Everything is her life are just going crazy. She lost her virginity to a not-so-good partner, threads of ‘those’ photos going viral around her school, best friend abandoning her and she keeps thinking that her life is gonna end for good. How she handle these shits? Find out yourself 

I love how the concept is quite basic and simple yet brings lots of important messages. About how you find and love yourself when your life is at its last blood ( get what I mean? I made it sounded dramatic  ) Also about who should you believe and who will stand by your side at certain situations.

Character development for Izzy is a masterpiece, I dare say. She evolves so much from the beginning of the weak Izzy into a mighty mentally powerful Izzy. She can be quite annoying sometime but, you’ll get over it.  And Grace, Izzy’s best friend is just such a fantastic person for our MC ❤ although she is a bit harsh and curse a lot, but she’s the perfect person to be with Izzy and support her in such ways.

Despite all the fun, I found myself in disappointment at some point. The author is lacking vocabulary. I feel very guilty to say this but this is what I honestly think. And the writing style is not quite fit my taste but I’m A-OKAY with that  BTW, it’s a fun read.

The next point is setting. Amy Beashel did not put a lot of effort to describe the background and places in the book, which makes it harder for international readers to imagine and feel the location. I mean, I never leave my country and I have no idea what a UK’s small town would look like 

RATING

4  / 5 

Thank you so much for Netgalley as they approved me to review this book. It is an awesome opportunity to experience this masterpiece before it hits the shelves 