Category: Book Reviews

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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ARC Review: The Night Country by Melissa Albert

ARC Review: The Night Country by Melissa Albert
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 17, 2020 | 1 Comment

I didn’t enjoy this one quite as much as I enjoyed The Hazel Wood, but I still loved stepping back into the dark and twisted world! I felt like this one was lacking in action, but thankfully it didn’t really lose my interest. Melissa’s prose is lyrical and draws you in, so that you want to continue even when there’s nothing happening. I’m not sure how I felt about the introduction of new characters. I liked Sophia well enough, but […]

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Review: Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw

Review: Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

We are daughters of the wood. It’s hard to review this one, because I loved the concept but I felt quite indifferent about it in general. I was excited to read it because I loved The Wicked Deep, but this one fell short. My main issue was complete apathy. I didn’t care about what was happening, I didn’t care about the characters, nothing. The magic and mystery were intriguing, though, and that’s what kept me going. I saw a few people […]

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Mini Review: Memento by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

Mini Review: Memento by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

I absolutely LOVED this origin story of how the crazy yet endearing AIDAN that we know was born! It’s kinda creepy, because you can see where he’s coming from even as he makes horrific choices. He always has the best interest of the fleet in mind, but is murder justifiable for survival? It brings into question humanity, and the morality of weighing one life against many, or even one deemed more valuable. Chilling! Even though this was only 82 pages, […]

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Review: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Review: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 7, 2020 | 2 Comments

Why did I wait so long to read this?! I guess I thought I wouldn’t like it – it had some mixed reviews, and recently I’ve seen mostly bad ones, so I started questioning whether it would be a me book or not. But it totally was! I love how strange and haunting this book was – it’s definitely a darker fantasy. It pushed the boundaries of magical realism, without being annoying and full of wtfery like the genre usually is […]

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