Thursday, July 31, 2014

Kaniesha Reviews: Of Metal and Wishes ARC by Sarah Fine

Title: Of Metal and Wishes
Series: Of Metal and Wishes #1
Author: Sarah Fine
Release date: August 5, 2014
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Genres: gothic, retelling, supernatural
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There are whispers of a ghost in the slaughterhouse where sixteen-year-old Wen assists her father in his medical clinic—a ghost who grants wishes to those who need them most. When one of the Noor, men hired as cheap factory labor, humiliates Wen, she makes an impulsive wish of her own, and the Ghost grants it. Brutally.

Guilt-ridden, Wen befriends the Noor, including their outspoken leader, a young man named Melik. At the same time, she is lured by the mystery of the Ghost and learns he has been watching her … for a very long time.

As deadly accidents fuel tensions within the factory, Wen must confront her growing feelings for Melik, who is enraged at the sadistic factory bosses and the prejudice faced by his people at the hand of Wen’s, and her need to appease the Ghost, who is determined to protect her against any threat—real or imagined. She must decide whom she can trust, because as her heart is torn, the factory is exploding around her … and she might go down with it.

Kaniesha's July 2014 Roundup

Threats of Sky and Sea by Jennifer Ellision Rating: 3.5 stars (reviewed!)
The Young World by Chris Weitz Rating: 5 stars (reviewed!)
On the Fence by Kasie West Rating: 3.5 stars

Unhinged by A.G. Howard
Altaica by Tracy M. Joyce
Eragon by Christopher Paolini *this is a re-read

Kundalis: Storm Dragon by Frances Pauli Rating: 2 stars

Still Reading:
Blood Orange Soda by Michael James Larranaga *but I'll probably drop this

Illusions of Fate ARC by Kiersten White
The Perilous Sea ARC by Sherry Thomas
Deliverance ARC by C.J. Redwine
* all three won from giveaways

Edelweiss & Netgalley:
Taken by David Massey
A Myth to the Night by Cora Choi
The Floating Boy and the Girl Who Couldn't Fly by P.T. Jones

Posts from July:
Heather's Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Authors I Own the Most Books From

Sorry we've gotten lazy about book blogging again. I told you guys at the end of June why I'd personally be taking a break. Video games! All my brain is thinking about is video games. I've been playing this game called 7 Days to Die nonstop. Check these out (My screencaps on Steam. Yes, I used the name Celaena. Did you think I wouldn't?). Plus, I've gotten back into Skyrim and I've been going crazy with mods. And I started a tumblr sideblog for Skyrim! Other than that, July was just normal and boring for me. I've put in some job applications as well, please send me some luck! How was your July? :)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Heather's Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Authors I Own the Most Books From

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 Top Ten Authors I Own the Most Books From

Kaniesha Posts: 2014 ARC August

Surprisingly to me, I can actually participate in a book challenge without fear of being overwhelmed! I'm actually ridiculously behind in my ARC reading, but quite a handful of the ones I want to read aren't going to be published until the end of August and the middle of September. Therefore, August is the perfect time to get to them!

ARCS I'll more than likely be reading during this challenge:
Deliverance by C.J. Redwine (and the two previous books in the trilogy, as I haven't read the series yet)
The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas*
Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White*
Amity by Micol Ostow
Blackbird by Anna Carey
Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper*
Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld*
Taken by David Massey*
Evidence of Things Not Seen by Lindsey Lane

* priorities

Wish me luck!

ARC August is an arc challenge hosted by Octavia at Read. Sleep. Repeat. Click here to sign up!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Kaniesha Reviews: The Young World ARC by Chris Weitz

Title: The Young World
Series: The Young World Trilogy #1
Author: Chris Weitz
Release date: July 29, 2014
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genres: action, dystopia, post-apocalyptic
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After a mysterious Sickness wipes out the rest of the population, the young survivors assemble into tightly run tribes. Jefferson, the reluctant leader of the Washington Square tribe, and Donna, the girl he's secretly in love with, have carved out a precarious existence among the chaos. But when another tribe member discovers a clue that may hold the cure to the Sickness, five teens set out on a life-altering road trip to save humankind.

The tribe exchanges gunfire with enemy gangs, escapes cults and militias, braves the wilds of the subway and Central Park...and discovers truths they could never have imagined.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Kaniesha Reviews: Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

Title: Rebel Belle
Series: Rebel Belle #1
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Release date: April 8, 2014
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Genres: supernatural, mythology, magic
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Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper's destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts.

Just when life can't get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she's charged to protect: David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper's least favorite person. But things get complicated when Harper starts falling for him—and discovers that David's own fate could very well be to destroy Earth.

With snappy banter, cotillion dresses, non-stop action and a touch of magic, this new young adult series from bestseller Rachel Hawkins is going to make y'all beg for more.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Kaniesha Reviews: Threats of Sky and Sea by Jennifer Ellision

Title: Threats of Sky and Sea
Series: Stand Alone
Author: Jennifer Ellision
Release date: May 20, 2014
Publisher: Createspace
Genres: magic, high fantasy
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Sixteen year-old Breena Perdit has spent her life as a barmaid, innocent to her father’s past and happily free from the Elemental gifts that would condemn her to a life in the Egrian King’s army. Until the day that three Elemental soldiers recognize her father as a traitor to the throne and Bree’s father is thrown in jail—along with the secrets from his last mission as the King’s assassin. Secrets that could help the King win a war. Secrets he refuses to share.

Desperate to escape before the King’s capricious whims prove her and her father’s downfall, Bree bargains with him: information for their lives. It’s a good trade. And she has faith she’ll get them both out of the King’s grasp with time.

But that was before the discovery that she’s the weapon the King’s been waiting for in his war.

Now, time is running out. To save her father’s life and understand her own, Bree must unravel the knot of her father’s past before the King takes his life– and uses her to bring a nation to its knees.