Category: Book Reviews

2020 & 2021 Audiobook Re-reads

2020 & 2021 Audiobook Re-reads
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir Published by Razorbill (4.28.2015) Genres: High Fantasy, Young Adult Format: Audiobook, 443 pages Length: 15 hours, 22 min Narrator: Fiona Hardingham, Steve West Source: Borrowed LAIA is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire’s greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save […]

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Audiobook Review: Aurora’s End by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

Audiobook Review: Aurora’s End by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

While we fight, there is hope. What a BEAUTIFUL ending to an amazing series!! I was lucky enough to get my hands on an eARC of this book before its release (thanks, Christy!!), but I never got around to reviewing it because I was wedding planning. I had pre-ordered the audiobook because the Aurora Cycle audiobooks are some of my faves, so when it came out I listened to it as a re-read! Aurora Burning left all our beloved characters […]

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DNF Reviews: Kingkiller, Where Dreams Descend, Gods of Jade/Shadow

DNF Reviews: Kingkiller, Where Dreams Descend, Gods of Jade/Shadow
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

DNF @ 50% (second try) I give up. I gave it a valiant effort. I really did. The first time I made it right around the 100 page mark before I gave up from boredom. But, this book has a ridiculous amount of raving reviews, so I thought I’d give the audio a shot in hopes that it’d be better. It wasn’t. I wasn’t a fan of the narrator at ALL. He was SO boring! Some of the accents and […]

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Review: Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff

Review: Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

Okay, so this book took me foreeeever.  I started this behemoth September 20th. Didn’t finish until November freaking 22nd. TWO. MONTHS. To be fair, I was planning my wedding and was balls deep in wedding stuff (which was November 6th, and my glorious husband messaged Jay about it and he actually recorded a “happy marriage” video for me *insert squealing, puppy eyes, and tears*) so I didn’t have much time to read. Plus, this book is HEAVY. It probably took […]

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Mini Audiobook Reviews: Set Fire to the Gods, Steel Crow Saga

Mini Audiobook Reviews: Set Fire to the Gods, Steel Crow Saga
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on July 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Okay so I wasn’t a huge fan of Snow Like Ashes, and I tried to read These Rebel Waves and couldn’t get into it. But when I saw that Kristen (who I adore) was co-writing the book, of course I had to pick it up! I didn’t love it like I’d hoped to, but I did enjoy it while I was reading it even though it didn’t necessarily stick with me. I am a HUGE fan of stories with gods […]

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Mini Reviews: With Shield & Ink & Bone, Wings of Ebony

Mini Reviews: With Shield & Ink & Bone, Wings of Ebony
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on July 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

I enjoyed this one while I was reading, but even a week after finishing I had already forgotten most of the details. I liked the viking aspect, the gods, and the setting; and the pacing was quick, which made for an easy read. I also found the prose to be enjoyable and engaging. But sadly the characters didn’t do much for me. I didn’t connect to any of them, and the romance moved a bit too quickly for me. I’m […]

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