Review of The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

The Girl with All the GiftsThe Girl With All the Gifts
By: M.R. Carey
Release Date: June 19th 2014
Publisher: Orbit
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased

This book is classified as adult fiction, and for good reason.

I read TGwAtG with my good friend Pili from In Love with Handmade. It was an absolute pleasure to read along with her. I highly recommend that you read this with a friend. We chose to do 10 chapters a day and it was perfect.

My Rating:
star

Summary:
Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class.

When they come for her, Sergeant Parks keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don’t like her. She jokes that she won’t bite. But they don’t laugh.

Melanie is a very special girl.
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Review of The Fire Wish by Amber Lough

The Fire Wish (The Jinni Wars, #1)The Fire Wish
By: Amber Lough
Release Date: July 22, 2014
Publisher: Random House Children’s
Format: Electronic ARC
Source: Publisher via NetGalley

My Rating:
star

Summary:
A jinni. A princess. And the wish that changes everything. . . .

Najwa is a jinni, training to be a spy in the war against the humans. Zayele is a human on her way to marry a prince of Baghdad—which she’ll do anything to avoid. So she captures Najwa and makes a wish. With a rush of smoke and fire, they fall apart and 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 young men Najwa and Zayele are just discovering they might love.
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Review of Prototype by M.D. Waters

Prototype (Archetype #2)Prototype (Archetype #2)
By: M.D. Waters
Release Date: July 24th 2014
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Source: Publisher
Format: Physical ARC

A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Prototype is a sequel. There will be spoilers from the first book, Archetype. This is an adult fiction book so there are some mature scenes.

My Rating:
star

Summary:
Emma looks forward to the day when she can let go of her past—both of them. After more than a year on the run, with clues to her parents’ whereabouts within her grasp, she may finally find a place to settle down. Start a new life. Maybe even create new memories with a new family.
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Stacking the Shelves

Jewel

Not a lot happened this week and I didn’t get all that many books. It’s been fairly slow around here and I’m pretty happy about that.
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Blog Tour for The Fire Wish by Amber Lough- Interview + Giveaway

 The Fire Wish (The Jinni Wars, #1)photo by John Wesley Mannion

The Fire Wish is a beautifully written, fast paced book about the Jinn stemming from the Middle Eastern mythology. I loved the vivid descriptions of the scenery and was transported to this area that I’ve not often read about. Lough’s story focuses on two very different girls who found themselves connected in unexpected ways.
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