2017 TBRR List : Quarter 1

Ellen O'Connell - Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold
Sherrilyn Kenyon - One Silent Night
Sherrilyn Kenyon - Dream Warrior
Tessa Dare - A Night to Surrender
Julia Quinn - Because of Miss Bridgerton
Marissa Meyer - Cinder

Tessa Dare - A Night to Surrender [Spindle Cove #1]

A Night to Surrender
series of Spindle Cove #1
by Tessa Dare
in 372 pages
published by Avon
on August 2011
categorized in Historical Romance
read on December 04, 2016
with overall rate ❤❤❤


Welcome to Spindle Cove, where the ladies with delicate constitutions come for the sea air, and men in their prime are... nowhere to be found. Or are they?

Spindle Cove is the destination of choice for certain types of well-bred young ladies: the painfully shy, young wives disenchanted with matrimony, and young girls too enchanted with the wrong men; it is a haven for those who live there.

Victor Bramwell, the new Earl of Rycliff, knows he doesn't belong here. So far as he can tell, there's nothing in this place but spinsters... and sheep. But he has no choice, he has orders to gather a militia. It's a simple mission, made complicated by the spirited, exquisite Susanna Finch—a woman who is determined to save her personal utopia from the invasion of Bram's makeshift army.

Susanna has no use for aggravating men; Bram has sworn off interfering women. The scene is set for an epic battle... but who can be named the winner when both have so much to lose?

Sherrilyn Kenyon - Dream Warrior [Dark-Hunter #16, Dream-Hunter #4]

Dream Warrior
series of Dark-Hunter #16 and Dream-Hunter #4
by Sherrilyn Kenyon
in 314 pages
published by St. Martin Press
on July 2010
categorized in Paranormal Romance 
read on November 27-28, 2016
with overall rate ❤❤♡


We are the Dolophoni. Diligent. Vigilant. Fierce and inescapable. Servants of the Furies, we are the right hand of justice and no one stands before us.

The son of Warcraft and Hate, Cratus spent eternity battling for the ancient gods who birthed him. He was death to any who crossed him. Until the day he laid down his arms and was banished into exile.

Now an ancient enemy has been unleashed and our dreams are his chosen battlefield. The only hope we have is the one god who swears he will never fight again.

As a Dream-Hunter, Delphine has spent eternity protecting mankind from the predators who prey on our unconscious state. But now that her allies have been turned, she knows in order to survive, the Dream-Hunters need a new leader. Someone who can train them to fight their new enemies. Cratus is her only hope. But she is a bitter reminder of why he chose to lay down his arms.

Time is running out and if she can’t win him to her cause, mankind will be slaughtered and the world we know will soon cease to exist.

Sherrilyn Kenyon - One Silent Night [Dark-Hunter #15]

One Silent Night
series of Dark-Hunter #15
by Sherrilyn Kenyon
in 310 pages
published by St. Martin Press
on November 2008
categorized in Paranormal Romance 
read on November 27, 2016
with overall rate ❤❤♡


While the world carries on unawares, Stryker, who leads an army of demons and vampires, is plotting an all out onslaught against his enemies—which, unfortunately for us, includes the entire human race. To avenge his sister, Stryker prepares to annihilate the Dark-Hunters. But things go awry when his oldest enemy returns. Enter his ex-wife. Zephyra. Just when he thought nothing could stop him, he's now embroiled in a centuries old war with a shrew who gives new meaning to pain.

Ellen O'Connell - Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold [Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold #1]

Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold
by Ellen O'Connell
in 406 pages
published by CreateSpace
on July 2010
categorized in Historical Romance and Western Romance 
read on November 06-19, 2016
with overall rate ❤❤❤❤❤


Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold is a story of romance and family conflicts set in Colorado in 1885. Anne Wells has embarrassed her rigidly proper family since she was a child with occasional but grievous lapses from ladylike behavior. They blame those lapses for the disgraceful fact that she is a spinster at 28. Cord Bennett, the son of his father's second marriage to a Cheyenne woman, is more than an embarrassment to his well-to-do family of ranchers and lawyers - they are ashamed and afraid of their black sheep.

When Anne and Cord are found alone together, her father's fury leads to violence. Cord's family accepts that the fault is his. Can Anne and Cord use the freedom of being condemned for sins they didn't commit to make a life together? Or will their disapproving, interfering families tear them apart?

What Happened in 2016?

So here come the last month of 2016, December. The last month of this craziness year and there's a lot of things happen in this year. Let's wrap it up.

Ada banyak hal yang terjadi pada tahun 2016 ini, dari kehidupan pribadi, pekerjaan, keluarga, dan semua ini berkaitan dengan kegiatan membaca dan ngeblog :)

Tahun ini aku dipromosi, tahun ini juga aku megang proyek yang cukup besar, dan tentunya tanggung jawab yang lebih besar. In the begining, aku merasa terbebani. Hahahahaha... Tapi dengan berjalannya waktu, aku yang dulunya perfeksionis, belajar menerima bahwa aku pun bisa melakukan kesalahan, tidak semuanya berjalan dengan apa yang aku mau.

Aku juga banyak menghabiskan waktu dengan keluarga, berusaha untuk lebih dekat dengan mereka dan membuat mereka bahagia. Cheesy, I know, but I'm trying to be a good daughter and sister.

Dalam ngeblog, terus terang tahun ini super parah. Mood dan waktu untuk baca hampir gak ada. Walaupun beli buku apalagi yang diskonan mah tetap. Yang penting punya dulu, bacanya belakangan. Hahahahah.. Tapi aku udah mengurangi pembelian buku kok, gak kalap kayak kemarin-kemarin. Mau fokus baca timbunan yang dimiliki.

Aku juga mau mengucapkan maaf karena gak bisa banyak ngeblog di tahun ini dan bulan ini pun gak ada review novel romance. Bulan ini aku juga akan hiatus karena mau fokus ke proyek yang akan di-launch di bulan Januari 2017 plus mau liburan. Hehehehehe... Walaupun masih amat sangat terlalu awal, aku mengucapkan:

Merry Christmas 2016
Happy New Year 2017

See you next year! Thank you for everything.
Keep reading, keep writing, keep blogging :)

PS: Let's give standing ovation for everything we've done this year, always remember the moment that made you happy and sad. You need them to make you move forward. Be strong, be forgiving, be happy, and always always always thankful for everything. Okay, guys?