5 Standalones That Deserve a Sequel

5 Standalones That Deserve a Sequel

Last week I talked about sequels that didn’t live up to the first book. This week, I want to highlight a few amazing standalones that I desperately wished DID have a sequel! (Is there no middle ground?!)   Stain – This book sent me into such a slump, it’s one of my favorites! Definitely my favorite standalone. I desperately need more of the characters and world! Words cannot describe how incredible the world is! Sorcery of Thorns – Another one that […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on September 5, 2019 | 1 Comment
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Heartbeat Monthly (20): August 2019

Heartbeat Monthly (20): August 2019

  August haul Bought Lion King patch (Hot Topic) Kady & Ezra chess pieces (Shelflove Crate) Mia woodmark (SLC) Strange the Dreamer pin (SLC) Scorpio Races pencil tin (Owlcrate BST group) August “Murderous Vengeance” Novelly Yours box Audiobooks: Dark Age by Pierce Brown Ink & Bone by Rachel Caine Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim Insignia by S.J. Kincaid Malice by John Gwynne Freebies From publisher: City of Beasts by Corrie Wang (Freeform/Disney) Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin (HarperTeen) […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on September 2, 2019 | 1 Comment
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Review: Containment by Caryn Lix

Review: Containment by Caryn Lix

In case you missed my review for Sanctuary, I absolutely loved the first book! It was gripping, the aliens were chilling, and I loved the dark Alien-esque feel it had going for it. It was a space horror through and through and kept you on the edge of your seat. This book? Not so much. There was some major Second Book Syndrome going on here. The parts that I loved so much about the first book – namely, the scary aliens […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 30, 2019 | 0 Comments
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When Sequels Don’t Live Up to the First Book

When Sequels Don’t Live Up to the First Book

Do you ever read a book and LOVE it – then you wait in desperate anticipation for months for the sequel, only to read it and be totally let down? Happens to me ALL. THE. TIME. What is it with Second Book Syndrome? Here’s a few that I gave very different ratings to the second book as compared to the first: Do you agree with any of these? What sequels were you disappointed by?  

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 29, 2019 | 1 Comment
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Mini Reviews: Books I Never Got Around to Reviewing

Mini Reviews: Books I Never Got Around to Reviewing

I never reviewed this way back when I read it, but I just discovered a half-assed review draft on the blog and thought I’d transfer it here. Cuz let’s face it, I’m never gonna actually write a real review *shrugs* I really enjoyed the movie, but when I saw it I was thinking to myself, “I read the book but I don’t remember ANY of this???” So I don’t know if they changed a lot or if my memory is […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 23, 2019 | 2 Comments
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ARC Review: DEV1AT3 by Jay Kristoff

ARC Review: DEV1AT3 by Jay Kristoff

CAUTION: MASSIVE SPOILERS FOR LIFEL1K3 So, with the way the first book left off, I was wondering hardcore where that would leave us and what would happen next. The character turnarounds in this one were astounding! I’m sad that Eve is basically a villain now, but it makes for a really interesting story! I’m hoping there’s still some redemption for her in the future. It’s kind of scary how far off the deep end she went after the revelations in […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 19, 2019 | 0 Comments
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