Category: Book Reviews

Review: The Girl King by Mimi Yu

Review: The Girl King by Mimi Yu

Let me start this off by saying that I am a HUGE fan of Asian Fantasy. It’s actually my favorite sub-genre and I crave more of it. I was super excited for this book because not only is it AF, it’s #ownvoices! (If you’re looking for some amazing #ownvoices Asian Fantasy I highly recommend Shadow of the Fox and Girls of Paper & Fire!) Sadly, this book fell flat for me. But, the one thing I did love was the Asian aspect […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 11, 2019 | 1 Comment
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Review: City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

Review: City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

This book is rather difficult for me to review, because in the beginning I had really mixed feelings about it. I didn’t love it quite like I’d hoped to. My girl Erin (@asthebookends) LOVED this book so I was expecting to be blown away and maybe my hopes were just too high. I actually put it off for a few weeks when I was planning on picking it up because I was afraid it’d send me into a reading slump […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 1, 2019 | 0 Comments
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ARC Review: Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto

ARC Review: Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto

I loved the concept of Phoenix Riders!! The world was truly phenomenal – well thought out and painstakingly built. It felt real! I could tell Nicki put a lot of thought into it. It was excruciatingly detailed without annoying info dumps. The info was well placed and spread throughout the whole book, giving you an in depth understanding of the world without being overwhelming. Also, I LOVE stories where a girl dresses as a boy! Sadly, that was where most of […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 21, 2019 | 1 Comment
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Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

I’ve been putting off this book for EVER. And I was worried to pick it up because, let’s face it, the hype is unreal. I don’t read contemp very often, but I do usually like it well enough when I read it. And the same goes for this book. I enjoyed it for the most part, but it didn’t wow me and probably won’t leave a lasting impression. I do see why people love it so much. Cath is a hardcore fangirl […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 18, 2019 | 0 Comments
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ARC Review: Ship of Smoke & Steel by Django Wexler

ARC Review: Ship of Smoke & Steel by Django Wexler

This book wasn’t even on my radar until I picked up a free ARC at YALLfest, and it sounded super intriguing so I thought I’d give it a go. I also thought for some reason it was an Asian fantasy (it is sooo not), so I was excited to read it. I hadn’t heard much about it, either, so I didn’t know what to expect. Sadly, I ended up being disappointed. The main issue I had was with our main […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 14, 2019 | 1 Comment
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Review: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Review: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

After reading Skyward, I immediately started seeking out other Sanderson books. This was one I had tried to read forever ago, couldn’t get into (probably a total mood thing, I’m such a mood reader), and have been meaning to try again forever! I’m glad I finally picked it up! I loved the concept of this one! The Epics and their powers were awesome, and I loved that the power basically corrupted them. There were no superheroes, only super-villains. I thought it […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 11, 2019 | 0 Comments
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