Continue reading Elegi Rinaldo - Bernard Batubara (Blue Valley Series)
Judul: Elegi Rinaldo
Penulis: Bernard Batubara
Penyunting: Jia Effendie
Cetakan pertama, Desmber 2016
Could the boy from her past be the love of her future?
Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn't believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit—more sparkly, more fun, more wild—the better. And life is pretty close to perfect in Lola's world, especially with her hot rocker boyfriend.
That is, until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighorhood and unearth a past of hurt and anguish that Lola thought was long buried.
When talented inventor Cricket steps out from his twin sister's shadow and back into Lola's life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.
“I don't believe in fashion. I believe in costume. Life is too short to be same person every day.”
“What'd I tell you about musicians? That bad boy type will only break your heart.”
“Here’s the thing about Cricket Bell. You can’t NOT notice him when he walks into a room. The first thing that registers is his height, but it’s quickly followed by recognition of his energy. He moves gracefully like his sister, but with an enthusiasm he can’t quite control- the constantly moving body, hands, feet. He’s been subdued the last few times I’ve seen him, but he’s fully revived now.”
“There are some people in life that you can't get over.”
Nathan nods. "Have a good time. Don't do anything I wouldn't do."
I hear Andy as I'm walking out the front door. "Honey, that threat doesn't work when you're gay.”
“You should show encouragement whenever you can. People try harder when they know that someone cares about them.”
"Lola." St. Clair rolls his chair over to my side. "I know things are shite right now. And in the name of friendship and full disclosure, I went through something similar last year. When I met Anna, I was with someone else. And it took a long time before I found the courage to do the hard thing. But you have to do the hard thing."
I swallow. "And what's the hard thing?"
"You have to be honest with yourself.”
“Being a good person, or a better person, or whatever it is you're worried about and trying to fix? It shouldn't change who you are. It means you become more like yourself.”
“I know you aren't perfect. But it's a person's imperfections that make them perfect for someone else.”
“When it's right, it's simple.”
“And if I'm the stars, Cricket Bell is entire galaxies.”
“Sometimes a mistake isn't a what. It's a who.”
“Life isn’t about what you get, it’s about what you DO with what you get.”
"Magnus Chase, you nearly started Ragnarok. What are you going to do next?"
It's been six weeks since Magnus and his friends returned from defeating Fenris Wolf and the fire giants. Magnus has adjusted to life at the Hotel Valhalla - as much as a once-homeless and previously alive kid can. As a son of Frey, the god of summer, fertility, and health, Magnus doesn't exactly fit in with the rest of Odin's chosen warriors, but he has a few good peeps among his hallmates of floor nineteen, and he's been dutifully training for Ragnarok along with everyone else. His days have settled into a new kind of normal.
But Magnus should have known there's no such thing as normal in the Nine Worlds. His friends Hearthstone and Blitzen have disappeared. A new hallmate is creating chaos. According to a very nervous goat, acertain object belonging to Thor is still missing, and the thunder god's enemies will stop at nothing to gain control of it.
Time to summon Jack, the Sword of Summer, and take action. Too bad the only action Jack seems to be interested in is dates with other magical weapons...
“Just like the good old days: marching together into the unknown, searching for missing magical weapons and risking painful death. I’d missed my buddies!”
“Sam’s body language looked pretty stiff. I was too far away to hear, but I imagined her conversation with Alex was something like:
Alex: Awkward, awkward.
Sam (nodding): Awkward, awkward, awkward.”
“You know, Magnus…sometimes it’s best not to look as far as you’re able to look, or to listen to everything you’re able to hear.”
“At this point, most people would have thrown themselves down on the ground and given up hope. And by most people, I mean me.”
“I turned to Alex. 'Hey, are you female today?'
'Hold on... There! Now I'm female.'
My expression must have been priceless.
Alex burst out laughing. 'I'm kidding. Yes, I'm female today. She and her.”
“I'd been chased by Valkyries. I'd been chased by elves with firearms. I'd been chased by dwarves with a tank. Now, lucky me, I got to be chased by giants with giant bowling balls.”
"I love it when gods offer to pay for a dinner that's already free.
Almost as much as I love assault squads that show up after the assault."
“Annabeth smiled. “I don’t know the ocean very well, but my boyfriend does. I think it’s time you met Percy.”
|JACK HARUS KETEMU RIPTIDE! PLS BANGET OMIGOD. DAN MAGNUS HARUS KETEMU PERCY. PLUS LEO MAKIN LENGKAP HAHA.|
It was Sloane who yanked Emily out of her shell and made life 100% interesting. But right before what should have been the most epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. All she leaves behind is a to-do list.
On it, thirteen Sloane-inspired tasks that Emily would normally never try. But what if they could bring her best friend back?
Apple picking at night? Okay, easy enough.
Dance until dawn? Sure. Why not?
Kiss a stranger? Um...
Emily now has this unexpected summer, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected), to check things off Sloane's list. Who knows what she’ll find?
Go skinny-dipping? Wait...what?
|itu list-nya btw. Zoom aja kalau enggak kebaca.|
“But it always felt like nothing had really happened until I’d talked to Sloane about it.”
“Nothing worth doing is easy," Frank said. "Especially not in the beginning. But I'm not about to give up.”
“Real friends are the ones you can count on no matter what.
The ones who go into the forest to find you and bring you home.
And real friends never have to tell you that they’re your friends.”
“All the stuff you can’t wait to get away from, until it’s not there anymore, and then you miss it like crazy.”
“I know things might not work, and I know it's scary, but the things that are worth it are. It feels right.”Dan jelas, ada romance-nya juga. Walaupun fokus utamanya emang bukan ke romance banget, tapi menurut saya, porsi romance-nya lumayan pas.
“But you can't help who you fall for. The heart wants what it wants.”