ARC Review: The Vanishing Deep by Astrid Scholte

ARC Review: The Vanishing Deep by Astrid Scholte
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Hooboy *takes deep breath* This is not going to be pretty. Honestly, I should have just DNFed this book. The only reason I didn’t is because the world was intriguing and in the beginning I was really interested. But sadly, the farther I read, the worse it got. I’ll start with the positive: The concept was FANTASTIC. In the beginning, I was so onboard! It felt so much like Waterworld, which I love. The idea of a post-apocalyptic world of […]

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Audiobook Review: Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

Audiobook Review: Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

The concept of this book is incredible! I really loved the unique magic system of “scrived” devices, it was unlike anything I’ve ever read before. That was what kept me going, because I felt totally apathetic about the story and characters. Sancia is everything an MC should be, on paper – badass, resilient, determined, and was a clear underdog (coming from a poor background living on the streets, fighting to survive). She should have been easy to root for, but […]

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Book Buddy = Organization Obsession!

Book Buddy = Organization Obsession!
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 27, 2020 | 1 Comment

I’ve always half-assed organized my books with a combo of an Excel spreadsheet (which I admittedly haven’t updated in months), and Goodreads. Not a great system, honestly. But recently I saw someone in the Epic Reads group on Facebook mention Book Buddy, an app for organizing the books they own, so I downloaded the free demo. An hour later, I’d bought the full version! It’s amazing!! The demo only allows you to upload 50 books. The full version is $4.99, […]

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ARC Review: Witches of Ash & Ruin by E. Latimer

ARC Review: Witches of Ash & Ruin by E. Latimer
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

When the publisher sent me a copy of this, I had never even heard of it. I wasn’t super interested, because I’m not usually a fan of witch books. However, when I saw that it had Celtic mythology, I was super intrigued! I knew next to nothing going into this, and I ended up being pleasantly surprised! I was really drawn in by the prose from the very beginning! I really enjoyed the writing style – it was engaging and […]

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Audiobook Review: Fireborne by Rosaria Munda

Audiobook Review: Fireborne by Rosaria Munda
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Oh look, another dragon book that utterly disappointed me. *long suffering sigh* First of all, STOP. COMPARING. BOOKS. TO. OTHER. BOOKS. This is compared to Red Rising and Game of Thrones in the blurb. THIS BOOK IS LITERALLY NOTHING LIKE RED RISING, which is a glorious masterpiece of a series. Or Game of Thrones, other than having dragons. This book has absolutely nothing in common with either, and is even more pitiful in comparison. I’m so tired of that marketing […]

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Top Ten Tuesday: Last Books That Gave Me a Hangover

Top Ten Tuesday: Last Books That Gave Me a Hangover
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 18, 2020 | 3 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl Aurora Burning Aurora Rising Darkdawn DEV1AT3 Dark Age Iron Gold (audio) Darkest Hour Stain Sorcery of Thorns Muse of Nightmares Most of these were books I read last year, and the last two I actually read back in 2018. My book hangovers are few and far between, not many books blow me away anymore *sigh* What were the last books that gave you a hangover? Do you agree with any […]

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