Category: Book Reviews

Review: Seven Deadly Shadows by Courtney Alameda & Valynne E. Maetani

Review: Seven Deadly Shadows by Courtney Alameda & Valynne E. Maetani
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you know me, you know I am a HUGE sucker for Asian Fantasy. Especially if it’s Japanese. And there’s so few of them! This had everything I love about Japanese fantasy – oni, yokai, kitsune, miko, Shinto shrines, and plenty of glorious Japanese culture. (Which I am positively obsessed with.) That was definitely my favorite part of this book! It was super easy to picture everything – you know how some books tell you they’re in a certain country/place, […]

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Review: This Vicious Cure by Emily Suvada

Review: This Vicious Cure by Emily Suvada
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 17, 2020 | 2 Comments

Wow, what a wild ride!! This book was explosive and action packed from start to finish! The second book dragged in the beginning, but this one definitely did NOT have that problem. There was never a dull moment! I have to say, Emily Suvada never disappoints when it comes to dropping bombs. So many surprises! “We’re both monsters, Jun Bei. That’s what they made us into. But that doesn’t mean we can’t do good in this world.” Jun Bei was ruthless […]

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ARC Review: Ashlords by Scott Reintgen

ARC Review: Ashlords by Scott Reintgen
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

This one is rather hard for me to review, because I had some pretty mixed feelings about it. First, I just want to say that the concept is EPIC!!! Alchemy! Phoenix horses!!! I loved the riders’ use of specific alchemical components to basically upgrade their horses. The concept was the shining gem of this book, and ultimately the main thing that kept me interested. I adored the horses and everything about them. The race was cool, too – it had […]

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Review: Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Review: Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 3, 2020 | 3 Comments

In the beginning, I was on the fence about reading this book. I had actually picked it up once, wasn’t feeling it, and moved on to something else for a while before coming back to it. The French-esque setting (but not actually France?) and social themes had a historical feel, which I hate, and I was struggling. I didn’t care about anything and it was slow going. When Lou and Reid met, everything changed. From the moment that Lou sets […]

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Books I Re-read This Year via Audio

Books I Re-read This Year via Audio
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

I’ve been a huge fan of re-reading with audiobooks this year! It frees up time to physically read the books I want to get to sooner, and also gives me another perspective on books I loved. LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff Series: Lifelike #1 Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult Published by Knopf (5.29.2018) Format: Audiobook, 416 pages Source: From Publisher On an island junkyard beneath a sky that glows with radiation, a deadly secret lies buried in the scrap. Seventeen-year-old Eve […]

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Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Review: Circe by Madeline Miller
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Trigger Warning: Rape I have some very mixed feelings on this book, which is going to make it super hard to review. I love mythology, so the basis of this book is a total win for me. However, I was not a fan of the writing style at ALL. The prose is very, VERY dry. That was probably my biggest issue with this book. It’s told in past tense, first person – which is usually my favorite, because I tend to connect […]

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