Friday, April 22, 2016

Review: The Fire Wish - Amber Lough

The Fire Wish by Amber Lough
Series: The Jinni Wars #1
Genre: YA, fantasy
Published on July 22, 2014
Published by Random House
Pages: 320
Read From 03.09.16 - 03.26.16

The Princess

Locked in a caravan on her way to marry a prince of Baghdad, Zayele will do anything to escape. 

The Jinni

Trained as a spy in the war against the humans, Najwa knows there's something about Zayele that the other jinn are hidden. 

The Wish

Zayele captures Najwa and makes a wish. With a rush of smoke and fire, they fall apart, them re-form - as each other. A jinni and a human, trading lives. 

Both girls must play their parts among enemies who would kill them if the deception were ever discovered - enemies including the fascinating young men Najwa and Zayele are just discovering they might live.


Others in The Jinni Wars Series:
1)The Fire Wish
2)The Blind Wish

Monday, April 4, 2016

2016 TBR Update #7

So it's been a (long) while since I've done one of these updates, but I'm going to try and do them on Mondays on a regular basis. Not only so you can stay up to date on my reading challenges, but also my TBR progress for the months.

So my April TBR has 18 official books. Out of those, I have completed 1 this week.
  • Rise of the Wolf by Jennifer A. Nielsen (5/5 strawberries)
I have 17 left to read:
  • Calamity by Brandon Sanderson
  • Daughter of Dusk by Livia Blackburne
  • Empire of Night by Kelley Armstrong
  • A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
  • Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
  • The Golden Yarn by Cornelia Funke
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling
  • Hopper's Destiny by Lisa Fiedler
  • Ignite by Sara B. Larson
  • The Pirate's Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke
  • Palace of Mirrors by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Raging Sea by Michael Buckley
  • Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige
  • Curio by Evangeline Denmark
  • Illusionarium by Heather Dixon
  • Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly
  • Stars Above by Marissa Meyer
I have also read:

I am currently reading 2 books:
  • A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
  • The Pirate's Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke
I have caught up on 1 series (The Praetor War), and I have started 0 new series/trilogies/duologies.

So I sort of failed in last year's all-year-round challenge, but this year I'm doing another one just because I can! And I'm doing the 2016 Monthly Keyword Reading Challenge. Click the link to see detailed rules, but essentially each month there are a set of keywords, and I have to choose a book that adheres to one of those keywords in the title. For me, I'm going to try and select more than one keyword, because I like a challenge.

This month's keywords are: 
Far, Life, Stay, One War, Thorns
(Yellow Brick War)

MAY: Cure, Trial, Family, Key, Thief, Bend

JUN: Moon, In, Only, Whisper, Sleep, Trap

JUL: Rose, Sun, Clock, Day, Angel, Unto

AUG: Prince, Boy, Glass, Heart, Lost, Now

SEP: Wind, Color, Touch, At, How, Sweet

OCT: Rock, Ghost, Fall, Away, Sky, Storm

NOV: Dream, Holiday, And, Of, Dawn, Beautiful

DEC: End, Promise, Everlasting, Ice, Snow, My

And because I feel like stressing myself out, I'm taking on a second reading challenge. The A-Z Reading Challenge. It's very simple: I have to read a book that begins with a letter from the alphabet, until I've gone through the entire alphabet! So this is my lineup!

B: Bad Beginning, The - Lemony Snicket
C: Castle in the Air - Diana Wynne Jones
D: Daughter of Dusk - Livia Blackburne
E: Empire of Night - Kelley Armstrong
F: Firelight - Kazu Kibuishi
G: Glass Sword - Victoria Aveyard
H: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J. K. Rowling
I: Ignite - Sara B. Larson
M: Monstrous - MarcyKate Connolly
P: Pirate's Wish, The - Cassandra Rose Clarke
R: Rise of the Wolf - Jennifer A. Nielsen
S: Sword of Summer, The - Rick Riordan
W: Wrath and the Dawn, The - Renee Ahdieh
Y: Yellow Brick War - Danielle Paige

Friday, April 1, 2016

April 2016 TBR

I'm such a mood reader these days, but I'll still try to have a monthly TBR that I will (sort of) stick to.