Sunday, February 23, 2014

Kaniesha Reviews: The Shadow Throne ARC by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Title: The Shadow Throne
Series: The Ascendance Trilogy #3
Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen
Release date: February 25, 2014
Publisher: Scholastic Press
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One war.Too many deadly battles.Can a king save his kingdom, when his own survival seems unlikely?

War has come to Carthya. It knocks at every door and window in the land. And when Jaron learns that King Vargan of Avenia has kidnapped Imogen in a plot to bring Carthya to its knees, Jaron knows it is up to him to embark on a daring rescue mission. But everything that can go wrong does.

His friends are flung far and wide across Carthya and its neighbouring lands. In a last-ditch effort to stave off what looks to be a devastating loss for the kingdom, Jaron undertakes what may be his last journey to save everything and everyone he loves. But even with his lightning-quick wit, Jaron cannot forestall the terrible danger that descends on him and his country. Along the way, will he lose what matters most? And in the end, who will sit on Carthya's throne?

Rousing and affecting, Jaron's adventures have thrilled and moved readers in The False Prince and The Runaway King. Journey once again with the Ascendant King of Carthya, as New York Times bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen brings his story to a stunning conclusion with The Shadow Throne.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Kaniesha Rants: Snakeroot by Andrea Cremer (Spoiler Warning)

Title: Snakeroot
Series: Nightshade Legacy #1
Author: Andrea Cremer
Release date: December 10, 2013
Publisher: Philomel
Genres: paranormal, romance, werewolves
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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.

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?

Spoilers are in this rant.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Kaniesha's Waiting on Wednesday #15: Illusion by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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

Title: Illusion
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Series: Chronicles of Nick #5
Release date: April 1, 2014

Synopsis: Be careful what you wish for . . . You just might get it.

Nick Gautier is tired of his destiny. He doesn't want to be the son of a demon who’s fated to end the world. Nor does he want to see another demon or other preternatural creature who wants to kill or enslave him. He just wants to be normal and have normal problems like everyone else.

But normality isn't all it’s cracked up to be. When he gets sucked into an alternate reality where his mother has married his mentor and his Atlantean god best friend has become a human geek, he begins to understand that no life is free of pain, and that every person has a specific place in the universe . . . Even the son of a hated demon. Most of all, he sees that his powers aren't the curse he thought they were, and that the world needs a champion, especially one its enemies can’t imagine rising up to defend the ones he should destroy.

Old enemies and new friends square off for a major battle that will either restore Nick to his real world, or end him forever.

I've gone on about this series before and I even made my mom read the books. I don't read a lot of books with male POV - not because I don't want to, but because I never come across too many - and this is a GREAT series. It changed the way I think about a lot of things. I think this one might be the last in the series and I'm sad about that but I'm also definitely ready to let it go. And ready to see what choices Nick makes!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Combined Reads: February 2014

Hello again, everyone! Heather and I have picked three books to read together in February and hope anyone who reads this post might read along and discuss with us!

Our choices for this month are:


Happy reading!

Heather's Monthly Roundup: January

This is my third month doing this and I really like keeping track of things this way.  (Plus it really helped when I had a brain fart and accidentally deleted four books from my shelf last year and then scrambled to put them back on.)

Kaniesha's January 2014 Roundup

Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen (reviewed!) Rating: 4/5 stars
The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas (reviewed!) Rating: 3/5 stars
Insurgent by Veronica Roth Rating: 5/5 stars
Free Four: Tobias Tells the Divergent Story by Veronica Roth Rating: 5/5 stars
Cinder by Marissa Meyer Rating: 5/5 stars
The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd Rating: 4/5 stars

Snakeroot by Andrea Cremer
Allegiant by Veronica Roth
World After by Susan Ee

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer (Won from the SimonTeen FB page!)

Approved on Netgalley:
The Shadow Throne by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Scintillate by Tracy Clark

The Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal
The first 4% of this book is really slow and boring. I can't deal with it right now. I'll try again later maybe!

January was a lot better than I thought it'd be. I didn't expect to finish 4 books. (Not counting Insurgent since I've been reading it since..... November? That took a lot longer than I originally intended.. life got in the way and someone spoiled Allegiant for me so I was put off for a while :| but still, it's done now and I'm finally on to Allegiant!) But I'm still about 10 ARCs behind and I really need to get caught up. *deep sigh* I just don't know how you 100+ books a year people do it. How'd everyone else's January go?

Happy February!

P.S. Look forward to our Combined Reads (and possibly a new feature post)!