Posts by: Jessi (Geo)


Review: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Review: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Honor above life. This book is dark. Gritty. Violent. But it felt raw and realistic, and was heartbreakingly beautiful! What a kickass viking fantasy! I had zero problem picturing everything in my head as it was happening. Young’s stunning prose brought the world and characters to life. It was cinematic! The characters were compelling and real. The characterization of this book is phenomenal. Even the side characters were important. I found myself attached to each and every one of them! The sense of family […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 12 April, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Heartbeat Monthly (3): March 2018

Heartbeat Monthly (3): March 2018

  March haul Bought Lying Cat Funko Pop (FINALLY!!) Storiarts writing gloves A Novel Companion book planner from Little Inklings Illuminae phone case from Society6, designed by EvieBookish An Ember in the Ashes pillowcase from Illumicrate, designed by Stella Bookish Art (BST group) Game of Thrones seasons 1-7 Books Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaughen (signed) Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi (signed Target edition) Pacifica by Kristen Simmons (signed at event) Candles Omnis Vir Lupis layered candle from Novelly Yours […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 2 April, 2018 | 1 Comment
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Review: Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

Review: Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

It took me two tries to get into this book. My first attempt I DNFed it within 25-30 pages, because the way Alosa regarded men grated on my nerves. The second time, I went in with low expectations and an open mind, promising myself to take it at face value and not look at it too closely. Honestly, the first half of this book is absolutely ridiculous. It was a constant back and forth of Alosa escaping and getting thrown […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 19 March, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Children of Blood & Bone: Now We Rise Blog Tour

Children of Blood & Bone: Now We Rise Blog Tour

Children of Blood & Bone by Tomi Adeyemi Series: Legacy of Orisha #1 Genres: High Fantasy, Young Adult Publication date: March 6, 2018 544 pages Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now, Zélie has one […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 12 March, 2018 | 1 Comment
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Review: Pacifica by Kristen Simmons

Review: Pacifica by Kristen Simmons

Kristen sure has a way with writing characters and building worlds! There wasn’t a huge amount of action in the first half because she spent a lot of time really building up those parts. And it made them feel so vivid and real! The pacing is a bit slow to start, but it gives you time to savor the world and understand it, and also savor the character development. Kristen also has a way of writing an empowering story of […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 5 March, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Books I Didn’t Finish: January & February 2018

Books I Didn’t Finish: January & February 2018

Furyborn by Claire Legrand Series: The Empirium Trilogy #1 Genre: High Fantasy, Young Adult Published by Sourcebooks Fire (5.22.2018) ARC, 491 pages Source: I own it (Illumicrate) When assassins ambush her best friend, the crown prince, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing her ability to perform all seven kinds of elemental magic. The only people who should possess this extraordinary power are a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light and salvation and a queen of blood and destruction. […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 3 March, 2018 | 3 Comments
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