TBR’s Book Haul

Hello dear, may you have a wonderful day today. As for me, well I got a very hard time to resist myself from buying more books. I have also piled my current piles with additional 45 378 more books into them. If I can afford them lah, well I just add some four to five into it? Argh I should really restrict myself from visiting bookstore. But of course you know.. I JUST CAN’T.

As I will not review any of those book any sooner because of the piles but lets all of us take some time to appreciate how wonderful and great the cover and summary of these books? Lets cherish that moment on how we fall in love with the book from the first sight 😋 so lets start with my own To Be Read Book Haul:

1. Remang, An Anthology of Ghost Tale by Daphne Lee

I just love horror thingy, but that does not meant I wanted to involve myself in the bomoh stuff thingy. I just love the kind of thrilling feel by reading those stories. So a local folk story told in universal style is a big YES for my collection.

Goodreads summary:

Foul fiends and horrifying hauntings fill the pages of this new collection of Malaysian tales. Whether inspired by homegrown creatures of the night, like the pontianak, or featuring supernatural beings and lost souls created especially to chill your blood, these stories will keep you turning the pages and looking over your shoulder all through the night.

A man seeks for a miracle cure for his heartache. Langsuir on a train. A rape attempt on a woman with mysterious past. Supernatural guardian from a small village in India. Haunted back alley. Sixteen horrifying and distinctive tales in this long-awaited collection, curated by Daphne Lee.

Daphne Lee is an author, editor and columnist with over twenty years of experience. With stories from well-known writers like Tunku Halim, Shih-Li Kow and Golda Mowe, and exciting new authors like Atikah Abdul Wahid, Wong Jo-Yen and Fazlyn Abdul Malek, she brought together the best, and most promising, writers in Malaysia for this collection.

2. Garis by Khairul Aswad

Erm, paranormal thingy again? I’ll just shut my eyes and throw this into my buying bucket. 😛

Goodreads Summary :

Alfira yang buta kedua belah matanya selepas terlibat dalam kemalangan ngeri yang turut meragut nyawa walidnya buntu bila dia sering diganggu mimpi ngeri dan menakutkan yang datang berulang-ulang di dalam tidurnya hampir setiap malam.

“Fira mimpi lagi ke? Nek Jah boleh dengar Fira menjerit dari bilik tadi.”

“Tak apa, nek. Fira okey. Lama-lama nanti bila Fira dah biasa dengan mimpi-mimpi ni.”

“Nek Jah risaukan Fira. Kita pergi berubat ya lepas ni?” Tanpa Alfira sedar, sebenarnya mimpi-mimpi yang dialaminya itu menjadi garis pemisah dunia nyata yang menceritakan segalanya. Sebenarnya kedua orang tuanya dibunuh.

3. Wizra by Ahmad Patria

Just because I nearly cry on the first book does not mean I’m satisfy with the cliffhanging end. Thats mean, this second book is a must for the Kronika Nashan’s trilogy. I meant what will happen to Melyn ien Sarra iea Nashrain, the high princess. I am mostly overhelmed by Spiara Bulwar epic friendship and betrayal story, and I would like ‘to know despite all the struggle and buried secret, how will Nashan survive at the end?

Since its a election seasons, so I need to read all patriotic books just to get into feel. 😛

P/s : I havent buy the third book of the trilogy yet. But sooner InsyaAllah.

Goodreads Summary:

Nashan.

Sebuah negara kota jauh ke utara Aurora, yang diperintah oleh Melyn ien Sarra iea Nashrain, puteri kesuma dan Aristokra. Dan kini menjadi pertaruhan, dalam pertempuran seru antara tentera Nashan pimpinan Mori, kesatria utusan Artakus, Lodra Perang Aurora, menentang gerombolan reneger Sursis, panglima adi dan pahlawan yang tidak terkalahkan dari Gunung Utara.

Kebijaksanaan Melyn dan firasat Merkia, magia adi yang menguasai Jalan Telus, menyaksikan kemunculan Spiara Bulwar, senjata legenda yang menakluki naga dan monstra. Demi menumbangkan Sursis, yang tidak mempunyai tandingan di medan perang.

Namun segala-galanya bermula sebelum itu, pada zaman yang sudah berlalu, sewaktu Imru memerintah Aurora dari Toar Tirana dan Orde Karmawizra masih gemilang di Toar Nebula. Dengan seorang perantis bernama Nazril, yang satu hari nanti bakal memegang sutaf Helang Siluman, menjadi wizra gelanggang angin dan bayang. Perjuangannya bakal menggegar Takhta Bayang di Toar Magzul, mencabar penguasaan para morduwizra dan empayar Morrok, sehingga detik kemunculan Artakus.

Dan dia paling terkenal, dengan hanya satu gelaran.

Wizra.

4. Jika Aku by Anna Lee

My first attempt after leaving the author pieces since Puteri Karla, she used to be known as Julia Esqa, a book I used to fangirl over with before. I got a very positive feedback from Siqah Hiqa and I cant wait to start my reading on this one. But of course, I need to stay on the que. :3

Goodreads Summary:

~HANYA KEBENARAN JALAN KELUAR~

“Jika Aku mind reader, adakah ia satu keistimewaan atau ketulahan?”

Teja, gadis mind reader yang terpaksa memecilkan diri kerana kelebihan itu membuatkan dia takut hendak mendengar setiap pemikiran orang lain yang ada saja menyakitkan hati.

Sehinggalah hatinya terpikat pada seorang jejaka. Jejaka yang penuh misteri dan sering menimbulkan tanda tanya. Tetapi, demi untuk tidak mengecewakan diri sendiri, cukup dia meminati lelaki itu dari jauh.

Namun, lain yang dirancang lain pula yang terjadi. Demi menghalang sebuah jenayah berlaku, Teja terpaksa mendekati lelaki itu. Sudahnya, kehidupan Teja yang menjadi huru-hara. Semakin dia mengenali lelaki itu, dia semakin keliru.

Ada rahsia disembunyikan. Ada rahsia perlu dirungkaikan.

Antara realiti dan ilusi, yang manakah kebenarannya? Yang pasti, dia perlu cari kebenaran itu.

Kerana… Hanya kebenaran jalan keluarnya.
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“Eleh, macamlah dia tu lawa sangat. Sempat aku menjeling ke sebelah. Emm…okey, dia memang lawa. Tapi… lawa kan subjektif. Mungkin bagi aku minah sebelah lebih lawa, tapi bagi si dia, aku lebih lawa… hee… okey, cukup Teja! Cukup. Aku geleng kepala. Kembali menatap skrin telefon bimbit.”

5. Sindrom by Tey Marzuki

The summary remind me of a novel I’ve been working on (still on drafting phase) which inspired from my fave childhood classic story, so this book none other but to be my reference on that matter. I’ve been told that a great author were those who read so many book, and I agree on that.

Goodreads Summary :

Afifah, seorang gadis yang tercampak ke zaman silam. Purnama Nilam, seorang panglima yang setia. Mereka bertemu dalam satu suratan, gelang dan belati. Membina persahabatan dalam sebuah kembara, menemani Raja Muda mencari seorang bakal permaisurinya, Seri Cahya.

“Izinkan hamba untuk melindungi Afifah,” pinta Purnama Nilam.

Hukum alam, seorang manusia tidak bisa hidup dalam dua zaman yang berbeza dalam satu masa. Lantas, adakah takdir bakal merenggut di saat hati mengecap bahagia rasa? Afifah perlu kembali ke dunianya.

“Maka, siapakah yang akan melaksanakannya, kanda?” tanya Seri Cahya kepada suaminya.

“Biar patik melakukannya, Tuanku,” sampuk Purnama Nilam.

6. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

After horror, fantasy is my other obsession. As a YA lover and a trilogy scavenger, this book need to be in my collection.

Goodread Summary:

In a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its fate in their hands.

Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home.

Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she’s a rare Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lies. Many would kill for her magic, so Safi must keep it hidden – lest she be used in the struggle between empires. And Iseult’s true powers are hidden even from herself.

In a chance encounter at Court, Safi meets Prince Merik and makes him a reluctant ally. However, his help may not slow down the Bloodwitch now hot on the girls’ heels. All Safi and Iseult want is their freedom, but danger lies ahead. With war coming, treaties breaking and a magical contagion sweeping the land, the friends will have to fight emperors and mercenaries alike. For some will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.

7. Grishaverse Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo (Siege & Storm, Ruin & Rising)

I already finished with book one Shadow & Bone, and it left me.. how to put that into words.. nothing. But I have this urge feeling to know more, since I’ll not expect so much from book one, nowadays author always save the best part for the last. And I need that BEST PART and I’ll stop at nothing even though obviously money will be the barrier. :3

Siege & Storm Goodreads Summary:

Darkness never dies.

Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. She can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.

The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her–or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.

Ruin & Rising Goodreads Summary:
The capital has fallen.

The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.

Now the nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.

Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.

Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova’s amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling’s secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for.

Phew, I finally did this post. I almost forget how fun it was to write something especially on a topic you put so much love into. Since that, I challenge any of you to do your TBR piles book haul for 2018. 😀

Q : Have you read any book above? Tell me how you feel of them. 😀

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  • 5 🌟 review up on the link 👆
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I remember how its stabs my heart several times and kept me with a weird feeling lurking in my stomach.
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My advice, please do not read this book on the public area as you'll grin like a mad person before u even realize it AND do not read it on the late night, where everyone had fall asleep, the eerie side of this book may freak u out.
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Well done @yangszechoo for the writing 😘❤️
  • 📖3✨ Review 📖
I shall say only three words for this book : short, fastfoward and paranormal.
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The story involving two malay detectives pushed into a tangled world of paranormal serial killer, a vampire like. But what matter the most, it has a connection from their ancestor. .
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There were still much hole on the plot as there were several unanswered questions at the end of the book. Still, the crucial questions had all been covered, so that not gonna be a problem.
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Its also have a plot twist which I did not expect nor do I excited about. Its just so-so.
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The ending for me does not satisfied as there are so much 'Why this and that?'.
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But yeah still a nice fast foward reading, this first published book for RAM Typewriter gotta glued you till the end with the curiousity bait in every pages.
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P/s : Are you a fan of RAM? Have you read this book? Or what was your fave RAM' s book?
P/s : Im not really a fan of RAM, but my mom is. Only she always read the first and the last chapter😂
#ramleeawangmurshid #kasyafain
  • Today Gratitude : To all the follower of this IG account. .
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As an introvert, i found its really hard to interact with other human being because of the shyness been accumulated inside me. I have no other words to decribe how meaningful other was to me. The reader, the follower or even the bypasser of this bookstagram pages, i would like to sincerely thank you for doing so. I pray for your everlasting wellness. May the goodness always in your favor ❤️.
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Dont let it stop here. Pass your own gratitude to other. Spread the positivity so there is no way for a blues monday.
  • Fix me in this path ya Allah.
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Kau kena faham, untuk berada di jalan yang kau pilih, untuk mengejar impian, tak semua akan faham bagaimana kau menjalankannya.
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Nasihat aku pada diri sendiri, keep moving on and teruskan berdoa in every step we take. Percaya dengan sebulat tekad, bahawa jalan terbaik bukanlah yg pada akhirnya berjaya, tapi pada proses kau mengenal Majikan Kau yang sebenarnya. Indeed He is Capable of Everything.
  • Izinkan aku membaca untuk seribu tahun lama lagi.
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Im out of words but soon im gonna post my book haul in my blog. 😁😁
  • What if, you are a ghostwriter. What it felt to write something for someone as themself and they take the credit? .
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This is indeed a digging the truth in a very deep way kind of writing. .
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I manage to visit a bookXcess outlet on Fahreinheit (after accidently mistook their warehouse an outlet 😅😅😅). And i'm both excited and amaze on how low all the books prices was. Due to my tight budget Im very glad to have some new books haul to bring back to KK and living with the most relaxing time of my life - reading.