Bout of Books 29: Goals & Progress

Bout of Books 29: Goals & Progress
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 15, 2020 | 1 Comment

Sign up HERE Bout of Books starts tomorrow and as always I am SUPER excited!!! I’m getting to the point that it’s agony to wait for the next one, I love this readathon so much! It’s perfect timing too, because I’ve been lagging behind on reading and I need a little boost :) GOALS Finish current reads or DNF Kingdom of the Wicked (on page 171/372) ✓ Gardens of the Moon (on page 62/657) ✗ The Hearts We Sold (on […]

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Review: The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Review: The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 14, 2020 | 2 Comments

I absolutely LOVED the premise and the Welsh mythology!! So awesome! The bone houses, the Tylwyth Teg (fae), the pwca, and the story of the cauldron were so unique and intriguing. That was definitely my favorite part! This book started off really strong! I was super interested in the bone houses and the mythology aspect, and it wasn’t like anything I’d read before. (I’d also heard all about the goat so I was ready for that hehe!) It flagged a […]

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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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