Mini Audiobook Reviews: Fifth Season, Atlas Six

Mini Audiobook Reviews: Fifth Season, Atlas Six
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

Black sheep yet again. Womp womp. I’ll start with the things I liked first. The world was really unique and interesting – a bit weird, sure, but it was cool. I liked that it had second person point of view, and the twist was great. I appreciated how all of the points of view came together. But that’s where my enjoyment stopped. I couldn’t connect to the characters at all and I just didn’t care about anything that was happening. […]

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Audiobook Review: Redemptor by Jordan Ifueko (was a disappointment)

Audiobook Review: Redemptor by Jordan Ifueko (was a disappointment)
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 9, 2022 | 0 Comments

It’s been a while since I was so grossly disappointed in a sequel. This book has severe second book syndrome. I loved Raybearer, but everything I loved about about it was missing from this book. In my review of Raybearer I praised the richly enchanting world – that it was vivid and and captivating, and that the culture saturated the story – and we got none that in this book. The core relationships of the first book are also missing. […]

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Mini Reviews: Grace Year, No Beauties or Monsters

Mini Reviews: Grace Year, No Beauties or Monsters
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 6, 2022 | 0 Comments

Wow, this book was so powerful! It takes a hard look at the relationships between women – at the empowerment of sisterhood, but also at the power that women have to tear each other down (and how patriarchy pits us against one another). That we are stronger together instead of against one another. It’s been a while since I read a dystopian I enjoyed this much! It had a very Lord of the Flies feel when we were seeing the […]

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Review: The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh

Review: The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 2, 2022 | 4 Comments

This story was BEAUTIFUL!! This is probably one of the most unique books I’ve read in some time. I absolutely loved the world – I wanted to crawl into the pages and live there, it’s so magical! The cover is stunning and the story inside absolutely matches the cover. The fast pacing makes this book a quick and easy read, and the enchanting quality of the story keeps you turning pages. I gobbled this story up! You don’t know very […]

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Mini Audiobook Reviews: Cerulean Sea & Whispering Door

Mini Audiobook Reviews: Cerulean Sea & Whispering Door
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

I don’t have much to say about this one other than I loved it to pieces! The narration is FANTASTIC, and I loved the characters and the sense of found family. There’s something about Klune’s quirky prose and almost sardonic humor that just draws me in. I really adore his writing – it’s magical, SUPER quotable, and also very poignant. There were some passages that were just so beautiful and spoke to me in a way I can’t describe – […]

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(Partial) Series Review: The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

(Partial) Series Review: The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

It actually took me two tries to get into this book. *hides* The first time I just wasn’t in the mood. I didn’t make it very far before I moved on. The second time went a lot better! It does start a little slow, but once it picks up it’s a pretty good read. It gets super intense in a few points! I really enjoyed it while I was reading it, even though it didn’t really stick with me like […]

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