Heartbeat Monthly (27): June & July 2020

Heartbeat Monthly (27): June & July 2020
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

June haul Bought Aurora Burning by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman (US, Good Choice Reading) Aurora Burning by Jay & Amie, Goldsboro edition Aurora Burning by Jay & Amie, Illumicrate edition Strayed vol. 1 Animosity vol. 1 Invader Zim: Gir’s Big Day Luci Funko Pop Freebies Forest of Souls by Lori M. Lee (thank you Page Street/Macmillan!) July haul Bought DEV1AT3 by Jay Kristoff TRUEL1F3 by Jay Kristoff Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson Hold Back the Tide by […]

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Audiobook Review: Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall

Audiobook Review: Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 7, 2020 | 1 Comment

This book was suuuper creepy!! I love how twisted and bizarre it was. It was definitely dark and atmospheric – this would have been a perfect Halloween read! I didn’t think it was scary, but definitely disturbing at times. That was 100% the selling point of this book for me! I adore the dark and disturbing and this book was full of it. My main complaint about it, though, is that I couldn’t connect to any of the characters. I […]

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ARC Review: Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

ARC Review: Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 3, 2020 | 1 Comment

She had read enough stories to know that the princess and the monster were never the same. I absolutely adored the Persian culture and lore!! It was such a rich and beautiful world that I wanted to crawl into the pages and live there. I loved reading about the div (demons) too! I am super pleased with the twist the romance took! It’s hard to talk about anything without spoiling it – I didn’t know much going in and was […]

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Review: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Review: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on July 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Okay, so to understand why I picked this up and why it was so poignant for me, I have to get really personal for a minute. My dad was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, which has spread to his bone, brain, and kidneys; he recently stopped chemo and was given 3-6 weeks to live. I’ve been looking for books dealing with loss, and this one popped up in my search a few times and I passed it by because, […]

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Review: Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Review: Renegades by Marissa Meyer
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on July 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

For me this is one of those books that you enjoy for the most part while reading, but don’t ever think about again after you finish. It was good, not great (just like her Lunar Chronicles were for me personally). Honestly, it kind of felt like a rip off of both The Boys and Steelheart. It didn’t particularly have anything super unique as far as superheroes & villains go to bring to the table. I also didn’t care much for […]

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ARC Review: Goddess in the Machine by Lora Beth Johnson

ARC Review: Goddess in the Machine by Lora Beth Johnson
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on June 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the beginning, I was totally hooked. It felt a lot like Aurora Rising: girl wakes up hundreds of years – or in this case, a thousand years – late from cryosleep and everyone she knew is dead and the future is cray. Girl out of time! The girl’s name is even similar – Andromeda (Aurora), or Andra (Auri) for short – maybe not the best decision? But that’s where the similarities to Aurora Rising – as well as my […]

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