2020 & 2021 Audiobook Re-reads

2020 & 2021 Audiobook Re-reads
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir Published by Razorbill (4.28.2015) Genres: High Fantasy, Young Adult Format: Audiobook, 443 pages Length: 15 hours, 22 min Narrator: Fiona Hardingham, Steve West Source: Borrowed LAIA is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire’s greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save […]

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Audiobook Review: Aurora’s End by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

Audiobook Review: Aurora’s End by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

While we fight, there is hope. What a BEAUTIFUL ending to an amazing series!! I was lucky enough to get my hands on an eARC of this book before its release (thanks, Christy!!), but I never got around to reviewing it because I was wedding planning. I had pre-ordered the audiobook because the Aurora Cycle audiobooks are some of my faves, so when it came out I listened to it as a re-read! Aurora Burning left all our beloved characters […]

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DNF Reviews: Kingkiller, Where Dreams Descend, Gods of Jade/Shadow

DNF Reviews: Kingkiller, Where Dreams Descend, Gods of Jade/Shadow
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

DNF @ 50% (second try) I give up. I gave it a valiant effort. I really did. The first time I made it right around the 100 page mark before I gave up from boredom. But, this book has a ridiculous amount of raving reviews, so I thought I’d give the audio a shot in hopes that it’d be better. It wasn’t. I wasn’t a fan of the narrator at ALL. He was SO boring! Some of the accents and […]

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How I Got Fit…and Have Stayed There

How I Got Fit…and Have Stayed There
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 20, 2022 | 2 Comments

Back in 2018, I posted about My Journey Toward a Healthier Lifestyle. I had just hit the big 3-0 and had a huge wakeup call – I was the biggest I’d ever been in my life, and I was miserable. I started walking and eating better, and I lost 50 pounds in 9 months. I was doing great, and more importantly, feeling great! Fast forward to my dad being diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in 2019 and his downward spiral in 2020, […]

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Top Ten Tuesday: 2021 Releases I Didn’t Get To

Top Ten Tuesday: 2021 Releases I Didn’t Get To
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 18, 2022 | 2 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl Today’s topic is: 2021 releases I was excited to read, but didn’t get to! Looking back at my most anticipated books of 2021, I actually did really well. I managed to read 9/12! So, the top line consists of the 3 on my most anticipated that I didn’t get to, and the rest are a few other 2021 releases I was excited to read but didn’t get around to either.   […]

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Review: Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff

Review: Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

Okay, so this book took me foreeeever.  I started this behemoth September 20th. Didn’t finish until November freaking 22nd. TWO. MONTHS. To be fair, I was planning my wedding and was balls deep in wedding stuff (which was November 6th, and my glorious husband messaged Jay about it and he actually recorded a “happy marriage” video for me *insert squealing, puppy eyes, and tears*) so I didn’t have much time to read. Plus, this book is HEAVY. It probably took […]

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