Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Heather's Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books On My Fall 2013 TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is the creation of The Broke and the Bookish, each week they post a list and one of their writers answers.  This week's topic is Ten On My Fall 2013 TBR List

Kaniesha's Top Ten Tuesday #4: Top Ten Books On My Fall 2013 TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is a book blog meme created and hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week's Top Ten Tuesday is about the top ten books on my fall 2013 TBR list.

My list isn't going to be in any particular order but I need these books! (Though I'm not sure what the fall cutoff is, I'm going to include releases between September and November).

  1. The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas
  2. The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
  3. Bang by Lisa McMann
  4. Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken
  5. Allegiant by Veronica Roth
  6. World After by Susan Ee
  7. The Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal
  8. The Falconer by Elizabeth May
  9. Sign of the Throne by Melissa Eskue Ousley
  10. The Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer
I really, really hate waiting and quite a few of these are sequels, though a few are the first in a series/trilogy. Anyone else waiting for these books too?

Friday, September 13, 2013

Kaniesha's In My Mailbox #1: From Rather be Reading

This isn't exactly an IMM post but IMM is a meme started by The Story Siren!

I'm making this post super quickly!! My grandma just brought me a box about 20 minutes ago and I opened it right away!! I was surprised that the package got here so soon! If you guys follow us on twitter, you may or may not know that I won a giveaway from Estelle and Magan from Rather Be Reading!

I am so so so excited!! She also sent me a cute heart-shaped mirror and a few nail-care things!! So cute! Thank you so much! I can't wait to read them. I think I'll start with The Distance Between Us. I love Kasie West!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Kaniesha's Waiting on Wednesday #6: Snakeroot by Andrea Cremer

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

Title: Snakeroot
Author: Andrea Cremer
Series: Nightshade Legacy #1
Release date: December 10, 2013

Synopsis: Fans asked for it, and now they've got it! Andrea Cremer is continuing the story she began in in her internationally bestselling trilogy: Nightshade, Wolfsbane and Bloodrose. In this new installment, Bosque Mar haunts the dreams of both Adne and Logan, trying to escape for the Nether, where Calla, Shay and the other Guardians trapped him in the final battle in the War of All Against All. Will he turn Adne to the dark side? Will Logan reclaim his birthright? And will darkness take over our world? In a novel filled with magic, romance and breakneck action, master storytelling Andrea Cremer's newest installment will not disappoint!

The Nightshade trilogy and prequel series are five of my favorite books! I love the characters, the romance, the heartbreak and especially werewolves. But I don't think this book will have werewolves... however I am still super looking forward to it because I love Cremer's writing and I believe she gets better with every release.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Heather's Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Would Love To See As A Movie / TV Show

Top Ten Tuesday is the creation of The Broke and the Bookish, each week they post a list and one of their writers answers.  This week's topic is Ten Books You Would Love to See as a Movie / TV Show

Kaniesha's Top Ten Tuesday #3: Top Ten Books I Would Love To See As A Movie/TV Show

Top Ten Tuesday is a book blog meme created and hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week's Top Ten Tuesday is about the top ten books I would love to see as a movie or TV show.

1. The Brotherband Chronicles by John Flanagan.
I can't even begin to explain this trilogy. It has so many wonderful characters, amazing action scenes, vivid settings. They'd make such good movies.

2. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken.
*fangirl screech* I love this book, the characters, the desperation, the realness of it all. It'd make a good movie.

3. Angelfall by Susan Ee.
*fangirl screeches again* All the imagery in this book is amazing and I'd love to see it on screen.

4. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.
I love Throne of Glass. I love Celaena. I love Sarah Maas. Love love love.

5. The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo.
Pretty much everything about these books is beautiful. (*But I haven't read the sequel yet*) The fashion, the powers. It'd be so great.

6. The Elementals Series by Brigid Kemmerer.
Hot boys: check. Love interests that make sense: check.

7. Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon.
Not sure how to describe these books either, the characters are lovely and it'd be great to see.

8. The Five Ancestors by Jeff Stone.
This series would literally be perfect for a movie series! Each book focuses on a different character but continues the story in each sequel. There's so much fighting, mystery, adventure.

9. The Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld.
I've been talking about how I've wanted to see these books as movies since I first read the books. I want to say that was over five years ago. I really super love these books. Who wouldn't want to see it? The sci-fi, face-changing, body-changing, cameras-following-you-around, etc.

10. The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater.
I love werewolves. I love these books. I love the characters. I love the romance, suspense, tension. I think these could be wonderful as either a movie or tv show.

OKAY! That was pretty easy to decide. There are some I left out; such as Maximum Ride, Daughter of Smoke and Bone or Of Poseidon but the 10 above are definite wants. A majority of my choices I think would be better as movies but the Chronicles of Nick and the Elementals series would make good TV shows.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Kaniesha Reviews: The Iron-Jawed Boy by Nikolas Lee

Title: The Iron-Jawed Boy
Series: Sky Guardian Chronicles #1
Author: Nikolas Lee
Release date: July 1, 2013
Publisher: Parthenon Publishing House
Genres: fantasy, mythology
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Two hundred years have passed since the lands of the Outerworld humans were destroyed, save but a handful of rebellious cities. In their ruin, the last gods of Earth, the Illyrians, rose victorious. And ever since, it's with a cruel iron fist they've ruled over their subjects--desperate to keep their thrones.

Fast approaching his teens, Ionikus Reaves knows the gods' malevolence all too well, orphaned by them after their call for a military draft on Eldanar, his home island. But when a power once dormant in Ion boils to the surface, he's whisked off to a hidden world of the island, where he comes face-to-face with the mighty Illyrians.

For Ion is a Guardian--a reincarnated god bound to serve and protect the pantheon he's so quickly learned to hate. Now torn between his obligations as a Guardian and his hatred of the gods he's to guard, Ion finds himself in the middle of a war within himself. A war that could uncover a dark secret of the gods'...and split the pantheon in two. 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Kaniesha Reviews: Angelfall by Susan Ee

Title: Angelfall
Series: Penryn & the End of Days #1
Author: Susan Ee
Release date: May 21, 2011
Publisher: Feral Dream
Genres: dystopia, paranormal, urban fantasy
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It's been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels' stronghold in San Francisco where she'll risk everything to rescue her sister and he'll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Kaniesha's Waiting On Wednesday #5: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

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 House of Hades
Author: Rick Riordan
Series: The Heroes of Olympus #4
Release date: October 8, 2013

Synopsis: At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy’s instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea’s forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape?

They have no choice. If the demigods don’t succeed, Gaea’s armies will never die. They have no time. In about a month, the Romans will march on Camp Half-Blood. The stakes are higher than ever in this adventure that dives into the depths of Tartarus.

Do I even need to freak out about this one? I love everything about these characters and this world and *freaks out*. I can't wait for it!! I'm so super looking forward to more Leo. *chants team Leo*

Monday, September 2, 2013

Combined Reads: September 2013

Hello all! I (Kaniesha) came up with an idea, for Heather and I to read two books together a month! I figured this would be a good way for her and I to do possible reviews together and read-along with our (currently not-so-existent) blog readers! So I'm glad to post our first installment of Combined Reads! Read along with us if you'd like!
September 1-14: The Girl of Fire and Thorns
September 15-30: Born of Illusion
We'll post our immediate thoughts of each book at the end of the reading period. We'll then either work on full reviews or leave the posts as-is. We'd rather post reviews about books we're passionate about (whether that be negative or positive) than think of reviewing as a chore!
Like I said, please join us if you'd like and look forward to our reviews, spazz and/or comments!!