Book Haul (3): Thanksgiving edition

Book Haul (3): Thanksgiving edition

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren     From the library:   Wither by Lauren DeStefano       In my mailbox (literally):   The Magnolia League by Katie Crouch Past Perfect by Leila Sales Shelter by Harlan Coben Eona by Alison Goodman Envy by Gregg Olsen Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney Everything We Ever Wanted by Sara Shepard What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen Secrets by Lauren Kunze Drought by Pam Bachorz Spoiled by Heather […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 24 November, 2011 | 0 Comments
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Review: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Review: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Oh. My. God. When this book first started, I loathed Sam and her friends. They were everything I hate in girls – snobby, preppy, shallow. Cheating on tests and copying homework. Making fun of everyone they consider less fortunate. Flirting with teachers (gag). I was disgusted by how Sam and her friends treated other people. And I found it irritating how focused on sex they were, like it was the most important thing in a relationship, or something to gain […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 23 November, 2011 | 1 Comment
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Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

When Mara’s friends die in an accident, she moves to Florida. I thought that was appropriate, considering I’m in Florida right now on vacation. Anyway, this book was pretty uneventful for the first 200 pages. A few PTSD hallucinations in the form of creepy dead people sightings here and there to keep you intrigued, that was about it. It’s mostly just Mara getting adjusted to life at a new school without her friends. After those 200 pages it picked up […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 21 November, 2011 | 0 Comments
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Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

I heard good things about this book, so I was reeeaaaally looking forward to reading it. I was most certainly not disappointed. Karou. Her name means hope. Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic. She’s an enigma – her hair grows blue from her scalp, she collects languages, and […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 19 November, 2011 | 2 Comments
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Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

After reading several awesome reviews for this book, I was really itching to get my hands on it and see what the fuss was all about. So, let’s get the complaints out of the way first. The purple prose really disappointed me (even though I tried not to let it because I was so looking forward to reading this). And the metaphors, good LORD, the metaphors. Every freaking page. A few is one thing, but after the first like, 20, […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 18 November, 2011 | 1 Comment
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Book Haul (2)

Book Haul (2)

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren     From the Library:   The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin           Bought this week:   Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi           Books going on vacation with me:   The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer Shatter Me Ripple Before I Fall The Faerie Ring Wildefire Daughter of Smoke & Bone  

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 17 November, 2011 | 0 Comments
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