Friday, August 30, 2013

Kaniesha Reviews: Pivot Point by Kasie West

Title: Pivot Point
Series: Pivot Point #1
Author: Kasie West
Release date: February 12, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genres: paranormal, science fiction, contemporary
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Knowing the outcome doesn’t always make a choice easier . . .

Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with—her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the “Norms,” or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy. One Search six weeks into the future proves it’s not.

In one potential future, Addie is adjusting to life outside the Compound as the new girl in a Norm high school where she meets Trevor, a cute, sensitive artist who understands her. In the other path, Addie is being pursued by the hottest guy in school—but she never wanted to be a quarterback’s girlfriend. When Addie’s father is asked to consult on a murder in the Compound, she’s unwittingly drawn into a dangerous game that threatens everything she holds dear. With love and loss in both lives, it all comes down to which reality she’s willing to live through . . . and who she can’t live without.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Kaniesha's Waiting on Wednesday #4: The Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Title: The Lord of Opium
Author: Nancy Farmer
Series: Matteo Alacran #2
Release date: September 3, 2013

Synopsis: The new book continues the story of Matt, the boy who was cloned from evil drug lord El PatrĂ³n in The House of the Scorpion. Now 14 years old, Matt rules his own country, the Land of Opium, the only thriving place in a world ravaged by ecological disaster. Though he knows that the cure for ending the suffering is hidden in Opium, Matt faces obstacles and enemies at every turn when he tries to use his power to help.

Ahhh!!!!!! I'm so excited for this one. I first read The House of the Scorpion when I was in middle school and loved it. It's been 5+ years since then though so I'll be reading it again before I read this one but I'm still so excited. I really hope it doesn't disappoint! It's been so long!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Quick Bookish Survey (1)

Kelly at The Broke and the Bookish did a quick book survey so I (Kaniesha) thought me and Heather should do it too!
1. The book I'm currently reading:
Kaniesha: Legend by Marie Lu and The Iron-Jawed Boy by Nikolas Lee.
Heather:  The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin, In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters, and The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

2. The last book I finished: 
Kaniesha: Angelfall by Susan Ee. It was so good!
Heather:  Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar

3. The next book I want to read: 
Kaniesha: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon.
Heather:  (OMG, Kan, good pick!  I'm totes interested in that book too!) The Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis

4. The last book I bought:
Kaniesha: I bought Shatter Me, Wreck This Journal, Immortal Beloved, the first three books in the Chronicles of Nick series and a learning Korean book in July. (Or was it June?)
Heather:  Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Wayside School is Falling Down, and Wayside School Gets A Little Stranger (my mom gave away my copies a few years back and I was so upset)

5. The last book I was given: 
Kaniesha: I won a copy of Friends and Traitors from Goodreads.
Heather:  Legends From Darkwood, my friend Marcus gave me a copy for my birthday... three or four years back.


Kaniesha: whispers books
Heather:  apologies for not being around much, a family emergency happened a few weeks back and I'm still trying to deal with it.  =[  I hope to be back soon though!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Kaniesha's Waiting on Wednesday #3: Bang by Lisa McMann

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Title: Bang
Author: Lisa McMann
Series: Visions #2
Release date: October 8, 2013

Synopsis: Jules should be happy. She saved a lot of people’s lives and she’s finally with Sawyer, pretty much the guy of her dreams. But the nightmare’s not over, because she somehow managed to pass the psycho vision stuff to Sawyer. Excellent.

Feeling responsible for what he’s going through and knowing that people’s lives are at stake, Jules is determined to help him figure it all out. But Sawyer’s vision is so awful he can barely describe it, much less make sense of it. All he can tell her is there’s a gun, and eleven ear-splitting shots. Bang.

Jules and Sawyer have to work out the details fast, because the visions are getting worse and that means only one thing: time is running out. But every clue they see takes them down the wrong path. If they can’t prevent the vision from happening, lives will be lost. And they may be among the casualties…

I read the first book in the series earlier this year, it takes a little bit of reading to really get into it but once I did I LOVED it. It is definitely one of my favorite 2013 reads. So excited the sequel is coming out so soon in relation to it!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Kaniesha Reviews: SYLO by D.J. MacHale

Title: SYLO
Series: The SYLO Chronicles #1
Author: D.J. MacHale
Release date: July 2, 2013
Publisher: Razorbill
Genres: dystopia, myster, action
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parachuting out of military helicopters to invade Tucker Pierce’s idyllic hometown on Pemberwick Island, Maine.

They call themselves SYLO and they are a secret branch of the U.S. Navy. SYLO’s commander, Captain Granger, informs Pemberwick residents that the island has been hit by a lethal virus and must be quarantined. Now Pemberwick is cut off from the outside world.

Tucker believes there’s more to SYLO’s story. He was on the sidelines when the high school running back dropped dead with no warning. He saw the bizarre midnight explosion over the ocean, and the mysterious singing aircraft that travel like shadows through the night sky. He tasted the Ruby—and experienced the powers it gave him—for himself.
What all this means, SYLO isn’t saying. Only Tucker holds the clues that can solve this deadly mystery.

because Pemberwick is only the first stop.