Posts by: Jessi (Geo)


Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

I heard good things about this book, so I was reeeaaaally looking forward to reading it. I was most certainly not disappointed. Karou. Her name means hope. Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic. She’s an enigma – her hair grows blue from her scalp, she collects languages, and […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 19 November, 2011 | 2 Comments
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Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

After reading several awesome reviews for this book, I was really itching to get my hands on it and see what the fuss was all about. So, let’s get the complaints out of the way first. The purple prose really disappointed me (even though I tried not to let it because I was so looking forward to reading this). And the metaphors, good LORD, the metaphors. Every freaking page. A few is one thing, but after the first like, 20, […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 18 November, 2011 | 1 Comment
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Book Haul (2)

Book Haul (2)

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren     From the Library:   The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin           Bought this week:   Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi           Books going on vacation with me:   The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer Shatter Me Ripple Before I Fall The Faerie Ring Wildefire Daughter of Smoke & Bone  

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 17 November, 2011 | 0 Comments
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Review: The Shadow Reader by Sandy Williams

Review: The Shadow Reader by Sandy Williams

I. HATE. LOVE. TRIANGLES!!!! Ok, now that I’ve gotten that out of my system. I was thoroughly unimpressed by this book. The plot was good, sure, but it just lacked for me. Even the ending –  with everything falling apart and the death of an important character – felt rushed. Maybe because I was skimming to get to the end and get it over with, who knows. It wasn’t a bad book necessarily, but it wasn’t memorable at all. Her prose […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 15 November, 2011 | 0 Comments
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Review: Seizure by Kathy Reichs

Review: Seizure by Kathy Reichs

I have to admit, I didn’t read the synopsis before I started this. So, when the very first chapter was about pirates, I was a bit confused (albeit intrigued). My thought was, What does this have to do with a group of teenagers? But soon I found out – when Tory discovers the legend of Anne Bonny. From there on this book was a riveting mixture of adventure, danger, and excitement. I loved it!   The Virals bite off more than […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 12 November, 2011 | 0 Comments
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Book Haul (1)

Book Haul (1)

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren     In My Mailbox is for sharing the books you’ve recently received, but I threw in some movies I wanted to share, too. I provided links to GoodReads for all of the books if you want to check them out :)           From the library:   Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia Seizure by Kathy Reichs Darkness Unbound -and- Darkness Rising by Keri Arthur The Shadow Reader […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 8 November, 2011 | 0 Comments
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