Thursday, March 27, 2014

Kaniesha Turns 21!

I actually didn't check with Heather for permission on this one but I don't think she'll mind. Jump under the cut for the full post! (Spazzy personal post warning)!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Hiatus Part (wait for it...) Deux~

All jokes aside, we are sincerely sorry to have to announce this.  It seems like as hard as we try and as much as we'd like to really focus on the blog, life gets in the way.  We're being forced (in a way) to go on hiatus for various reasons this time and, while there's no telling how long it'll actually be, we hope it won't be that long.

We're really sorry to have to do this again, but we hope to rejoin the book blogging world very soon!

- Kan and Heather

Monday, March 17, 2014

Kaniesha Reviews: The Seers ARC by Julianna Scott

Title: The Seers
Series: Holders #2
Author: Julianna Scott
Release date: February 4, 2014
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Genres: fantasy, supernatural, romance
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After nearly being drained of her ability and betrayed by a man her father trusted, Becca Ingle was left with one clue — Ciaran Shea. He holds the key to the downfall of the power-mad Holder, Darragh, and can ensure the safety of both Holder and Human kind alike... but is he willing to help?

Becca, Alex, Jocelyn, and Cormac set out for Adare Manor to meet with the Bhunaidh, an aristocratic group of pure blooded Holders of whom Ciaran is a rumored member. However, when Becca discovers that they might not be the only ones after the information Ciaran has, everyone begins to wonder if Bhunaidh might not be as uninvolved with Darragh as they claim.

A race to uncover Ciaran’s secrets begins, where the line between friend and foe is blurred, and everyone seems to have their own agenda. Becca will have to call on every ability at her disposal to uncover the truth, all the while knowing that sometimes the answer is more dangerous than the question.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Kaniesha Reviews: White Hart ARC by Sarah Dalton (Spoiler Warning)

Title: White Hart
Series: White Hart #1
Author: Sarah Dalton
Release date: March 5, 2014
Publisher: Sarah Dalton (Indie)
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Mae never asked to be craft-born. She never wanted that burden.
The realm needs magic again, and the the King of Aegunlund has been waiting for the first craft-born girl to marry his son, Prince Casimir.

In Mae's town of Halts-Walden, the ambitious miller claims his daughter Ellen is craft-born. Mae knows this is a load of hogwash, but she's glad Ellen will have the unfortunate pleasure of becoming queen instead of her. All she has to do is sit back and wait until Casimir and Ellen are married, then she will finally be free of the threat of her fate. But on that day an event so shocking and terrible occurs that Mae finds herself entering the neighbouring cursed forest on a quest she never thought she'd have to follow.

Join Mae as she rides her white stag through the Waerg Woods with a pampered prince at her heels. She's out for revenge and nothing, no one, will get in her way.

This review contains some spoilers.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Kaniesha's Waiting on Wednesday #16: Of Neptune by Anna Banks

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

Title: Of Neptune
Author: Anna Banks
Series: The Syrena Trilogy #3
Release date: May 1, 2014

Synopsis: Emma and Galen's kingdom and their love is threatened by long-lost Syrena in the brilliant conclusion to Anna Banks bestselling trilogy.

Emma, half human and half Syrena, and her Syrena love, Galen, need time together alone. Away from the kingdoms of Poseidon and Triton. Emma s grandfather, the Poseidon king, suggests the two visit a small town called Neptune.

Neptune is home to both Syrena and Half-Breeds alike. But Emma and Galen didn t sign up to be peacemakers between the ocean and the land-dwelling, freshwater Syrena. They didn t bargain for meeting a charming Half-Breed named Reed, who can barely disguise his feelings for Emma. And they especially didn t expect to find themselves in the middle of a power struggle that threatens not only their love but their ocean kingdoms.

In this stunning conclusion to her bestselling Syrena Legacy, Anna Banks thrills fans with more action and romance than ever.


Breathes, breeeeathes. I said "finally" but I really don't actually want it to end. I have no idea how I found Of Poseidon in the first place in 2012 but I am soooo glad that I did. This is such a cute (and intense) trilogy and Galen is The Best. Book boyfriends? Definitely yes. And there's two! Two book boyfriends! I didn't mention Toraf. Trust me, you want to read these for Galen and Toraf.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Kaniesha's Top Ten Tuesday #9: Top Ten All Time Favorite Fantasy+ Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a book blog meme created and hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week we're picking our top ten favorite books in whatever genre we choose!

1. Throne of Glass / Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
2. The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini
3. Seven Realms Series by Cinda Williams Chima
4. Of Poseidon / Of Triton by Anna Banks
5. Five Ancestors Series by Jeff Stone
6. Angelfall by Susan Ee
7. Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan
8. Heroes of Olympus Series by Rick Riordan
9. Chronicles of Nick Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon
10. Children of the Red King Series by Jenny Nimmo
11. Daughter of Smoke & Bone / Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor
12. Inkheart Trilogy by Cornelia Funke

Okay, technically I've named 35+ books with this list but they are my favorites! I tried to originally list my favorite fantasy books but some of these cross over into paranormal and I'm not really sure which is which with them. Have you ever thought about it before? Categorizing your favorites into a standard genre? I bolded the two I think might be considered paranormal instead of fantasy. Regardless! These are my favorites.
What are your favorite fantasy books? Have you read the ones I listed?

Monday, March 3, 2014

Heather's Monthly Roundup: February

I think I did better this month because I really wanted to push myself.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Combined Reads: March 2014

Hello again, everyone! Heather and I have picked two books to read together in March and hope anyone who reads this post might read along and discuss with us! Did anyone read one of our February picks? Did you like them?

Our choices for this month are:

Happy Reading!

Kaniesha's February 2014 Roundup

Snakeroot by Andrea Cremer Rating: 2.5/5 stars
Allegiant by Veronica Roth Rating: 3.5/5 stars
The Shadow Throne ARC by Jennifer Nielsen Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Mind Games by Kiersten White Rating: 5/5 stars
Split Second by Kasie West Rating: 5/5 stars


White Hart by Sarah Dalton
Coda by Emma Trevayne
Dollhouse by the Kardashians

Approved on Netgalley:
White Hart by Sarah Dalton

Twinmaker ARC won from Bibliopunkk

Overall, I did not reach my February goals. I was hoping to read all three of our February picks plus a few more, including releases from the month. Ah well, five books finished is good enough for me. (Especially because I've read at least a fraction into each of the other books I started). How was everyone else's February? I hope you have a good March!! (A certain someone's birthday is at the end of this month... hohoho...)