Fajriy Arunna

Biography

Fajriy Arunna is my name on the Internet.
I'm a senior college student and now working on my thesis.
I was born and raised and now live in Gresik, Indonesia.
I love reading since a couple of years ago. My favourites are science fiction, fantasy, general YA novels, and general self-help books.
Now I'm working on my first sci-fi novel and some ideas on fantasy.

Where to find Fajriy Arunna online

Twitter: @arunna_fajriy

Books

This member has not published any books.

Smashwords book reviews by Fajriy Arunna

  • NaNoWriMo: A Cheater's Guide on Aug. 11, 2016

    I was lucky to 'buy' this book while it's free. It was barely a week before Camp NaNo ended when I found this book. My word count was so far from the target and this book helped me to be a 'good cheater' until finally I could reach my target the day before Camp NaNo ended. Really helpful and highly recommended.
  • When Everyone Shines But You on Aug. 15, 2016

    Thanks to Kelly Martin and Smashwords that I could get this amazing book for free. I'm not typically a slow reader when I read the book that I'm excited about. But, this book made me to be. Because in this book, every word matters and I don't want to lose 'the moment' when the words flow into 'the inside' of me. This book helped me to understand my life better through digging my true inner self out bit by bit.
  • My Justice My Revenge on Aug. 28, 2016

    Thanks to Terry J. Mickow and Smashwords I got this book for free. The story starts with the routine of a cop Timmy Carver. Sometime after his move to a new job, his son reveals to him what Motter, Timmy’s best friend, have done to him years ago. Timmy soon brings the case into court. Seeing how Motter’s doing have affected him and his family; and the prolongation of the court system, he has to decide whether he lays the fate of the case on the court hand or he has to take action by himself. This is a fast pace story with steady plot development. However, the descriptions of place, characters, and actions in this book are great and I really enjoy reading them. I could feel the tense, the anger, the frustration, and some sad scenes made me weep. But, I failed to make the connections of some parts of the story to the main focus of the story until the ending and why those parts are included. Overall, this book is a good, light read; telling the reality.
  • The Feeding Season on Aug. 28, 2016

    Thanks to Stoyan T. Stoyanov and Smashwords I got this book for free. Incredibly amazing story with fresh ideas. Seventeen years old Bars and some other boys are sent out of the Fortress to the Earth during the Feeding Season. The more the day passes the more hopeless the life on the Earth became. They find out that what they had been told and taught are not completely true. Finally finding the way to come back to the Fortress and to claim himself as a hero, Bars is excited. But, everything is never as it seemed. I enjoyed the flow of the story and kept guessing what would happen next, would he make it or not. However, I couldn’t really feel the tense during the fights or when the characters are arguing. And I think I need more clues about the characters physical appearance. But, overall, it’s OK. If this book’s a part of a series, I’m looking forward to enjoying the next one. If you are the fans of YA sci fi, this book is for you. And if you like The Maze Runner, you’ll love this book.
  • The Weeping Empress on Sep. 29, 2016

    Chiyo finds herself in the middle of a battle of unknown people in the unknown land. She has her memory but no idea of how she got there. Joining other survivors, she hopes to find a way back to her life with her family. Along the way, she learns that she is involved in something beyond the level she can understand. I read the first few pages quickly, aiming to get the answer or clue, just as Chiyo does. As her confusion, curiosity, and anger grow, so did mine. Realizing the answer was not there, I gave up and let the story takes me into whatever lies in it. I found myself immersed into Chiyo's feelings, thoughts, and actions. But, what happens to Chiyo after the first half of the book is not so difficult for me to guess. This is an interesting story about acceptance, trust, and belief with strong female lead.
  • A God in Humaitá on Nov. 18, 2016

    A forgotten God interferes in a Paraguayan war. It changes not only the history, but also the fate of a Captain and a Sergeant. It's a short story of a short period of time in a war. Precise use of dialogues and more details for story flow and backstory are really good to get the readers into the story. This story is just a quick reminder of the powerfulness of God's will and how easily God changes what humans have started. **Note: I received a free copy of this book from the author in accordance with the terms of LibraryThing Members Giveaway program.**
  • Bone Magic on April 11, 2017

    An original, interesting story with a strong female lead and dark magic. Though characters' building is not the strong point of this story, the unexpected events occurring, lots of lively actions, and world building are appealing and keep the readers continue to the last page. The writing is well executed and easy to follow. As a part of a series, the ending still leaves many questions unanswered.
  • Back From Chaos on April 11, 2017

    A compelling first in a series fantasy read with paranormal and strong romance elements. Set in two kingdoms united after the war, the world building of this story is great with lively, strongly felt atmosphere changes from the chaos after the war into the rebuilding throughout the kingdom, and through the devastating plague. The plot is somewhat intriguing with the hardships the main characters must face, even though some events are not so unexpected. The characters are well developed, especially the main characters. Even though the main characters are not so believable, somewhat too good to be true, it did not lessen the enjoyment during the reading.
  • How To Raise A Good Kid on April 11, 2017

    An inspirational memoir of childhood life and parenting full of worthy lessons that's worth your time. This well written memoir contains stories that are heartwarming and amusing at the same time. This book will take you into the writer's childhood life and how his parents taught him important lessons. Each of the 23 stories will let you learn different lesson, from father-to-son relationship to the meaning of a family, from overcoming bullying to dealing with first crushes, from loyalty to adaptation, and many others. I highly recommend this book to everyone, especially to young parents. **Note: I received a free copy of this book from the author in accordance with the terms of LibraryThing Members Giveaway program.**
  • The Mysterious Disappearance of Kurt Kramer: A Romantic Teenage Sci-Fi Thriller - Book 1 on Dec. 05, 2017

    A good, short read. With a light mystery that haunts until the end, the characters that are easy to relate to, and Aruba as the setting, this book is entertaining and leaving the reader wanting more.
  • Crash Position on Dec. 05, 2017

    This story shows the life of a flight attendant. Showing that it's not only about going around the world, but also the changing of their attitude, life, moral, consequences and what happen during the flights and between flights. The MC is not a perfect person, but she learned a lot during her job and becomes a better person in the end. This story is worth reading.
  • Broken Wings on Dec. 05, 2017

    A love story between a nurse and a pilot during the war. With well developed characters and setting and intriguing plot, this story is heartwarming and worth reading.
  • Letters to Mrs Hernandez on Dec. 05, 2017

    A love story between a Japanese girl and a British young man in Argentina. The world building is very vivid and the characters are well developed. This story shows a hard time and heartwarming relationship during the war, and that there's still good things in the world during dark days. Highly enjoyable read. Very inspiring.
  • Facing Addiction on Dec. 05, 2017

    An enjoyable read. This is a well written, honest memoir about facing addiction. This memoir also has the author's profound thoughts and learned lessons during facing his addiction.
  • Book 1: A Wizard of Dreams on Dec. 05, 2017

    Highly imaginative fantasy with a little boy as MC. Unlike most magic/wizard novel, the MC in this book progresses gradually and realistically in recognising himself and finding his powers. Highly enjoyable read for all ages.
  • Live by the Sun, Love by the Moon on Dec. 05, 2017

    Another love story between a devastatingly handsome, rich guy and a poor, hard-working girl. Despite the common ideas, the story is quite intriguing and keeps me reading to the last page.
  • Fourth Son on Dec. 05, 2017

    A young man struggle and sacrifice to save his family. Even though this story is set in another planet, it just feels so much like Earth and the characters are like humans. The author built both the characters and world well, along with the cultures and atmosphere. From the beginning, it's hard for the MC to believe that a better day will come. Started with his father death, the events that followed seemed to get from worse to worst. Until one day he found out about his family line. A story full of misery and struggle, but worth your time.
  • Unkept on Dec. 05, 2017

    Unhappy characters in a life full of unhappy events. I found it rather hard to get into the story in the beginning. Written in two POVs, this story has distinct voices from each narrator and the way they view their life. I just kept reading and reading without knowing where the story is heading until about 75% and finally I could put together the scattered information and events presented earlier. The ending is quite satisfying for both MCs. It's a good story with lessons of life and struggle.
  • To Shadow Bound on Dec. 05, 2017

    Living his new life with a new goal in a new body, until the goal is reached, and back to his old self and life. That's maybe the closest I could say to sum up this book. A story full of twists with satisfying ending. A great read.
  • Rare Earth on Dec. 05, 2017

    Never thought sci-fi, thriller, politics, and action can unite well. And this story is a successful, complex proof. Intriguing and highly enjoyable.
  • The Lost Daughter on Dec. 06, 2017

    Two stars.
  • Ever Shade (A Dark Faerie Tale #1) on Dec. 06, 2017

    Two stars.
  • Ojimbo and the Tembo on Dec. 31, 2017

    A young man from Africa, his journey to England, and his journey to become a man. This is an interesting story with strongly felt emotion. Although written in a way that I'm a bit uncomfortable, it reflects Ojimbo's way of thinking and how he views the world. His way of thinking and his pure heart will make you realize that they who we think are 'primitive' can live their life more lively and meaningfully.
  • Soldiers of Avarice on Feb. 19, 2018

    This book hooked me from the beginning. Forbidden forest, mysterious gem, the land of the ruins, intriguing dream, and a dangerous adventure. This book is a complete package of a fantasy novel. Although having some minor issues, this book is a highly enjoyable read for fantasy fans.
  • Until My Name Is Known on Feb. 19, 2018

    A lively tale of a history, sorrow, and faith. The dictator ruler, the cries of his people, the ruin of Egypt, and the Lord.
  • The Black Jester (Episode One, Kings of New Orleans Series) on Feb. 19, 2018

    It is the kind of book that some information are scattered in a way that connects gradually as the story progress. A good read.
  • Invasion of the Ninja on Feb. 19, 2018

    Not your typical action-packed YA novel. A rare, enjoyable treat.
  • The August Birds on Feb. 19, 2018

    A rare middle grade/time travel read.
  • The Catastrophe of the Emerald Queen on April 12, 2018

    An entertaining, compelling read.
  • Greetings From My Sandy Dreams on April 12, 2018

    An fun read with a light conflict and some laughable moments.
  • Scars of Devotion on April 12, 2018

    An enjoyable fantasy read with unexpected twists and turns. Though it took a while to get into the story, I found it quite compelling which kept me reading to the last page. Each character is quite developed, especially the MC that I care about the most. Some surprises along with the plot development and some funny moments make the story more alive.