Category: Book Reviews

Review: Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold

Review: Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

THIS BOOK IS NOT YA. It is labeled as such, but contains sexual and mature content. Content warning: Sexual assault/violence/harassment, sexual content, graphic menstruation Sometimes boys become wolves, you know. Elana K. Arnold seems to have a penchant for making her readers uncomfortable in a powerful way. She doesn’t shy away from bringing those uncomfortable, yet important, topics to light. Just like with Damsel, many people are going to hate this story. It’s hard to read, and it’s definitely going […]

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Review: The Lovely and the Lost by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Review: The Lovely and the Lost by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 10, 2020 | 1 Comment

This book is a bit hard for me to review, because I had some pretty mixed feelings about it. First of all, I absolutely LOVED the dogs and the search and rescue aspect, that was definitely the selling point! I love animals in stories, and the dogs were a forefront in this one. I also really loved the wilderness setting – it actually reminded me hardcore of Homeward Bound! But, if you remove those two elements that I was quite […]

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Review: A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

Review: A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Wow. What a powerful story! This book absolutely broke my heart, and I felt so angry and indignant for the things that Shirin had to go through. This book is definitely important, and one that I think everyone should read! I hated the pathetic, soul-sucking effort it took to finally make a single friend brave enough to sit next to me in public. Coming from a place of privilege, it’s hard to ever imagine what going through these things would […]

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Books I Didn’t Finish: March 2020 (a terrible reading month!)

Books I Didn’t Finish: March 2020 (a terrible reading month!)
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

A Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter Series: The Burning #1 Published by Orbit (7.16.2019) Genres: Adult, High Fantasy Format: Hardcover, 544 pages Source: Library The Omehi people have been fighting an unwinnable fight for almost two hundred years. Their society has been built around war and only war. The lucky ones are born gifted. One in every two thousand women has the power to call down dragons. One in every hundred men is able to magically transform himself into a bigger, stronger, […]

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ARC Review: Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

ARC Review: Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

What a beautiful debut!! The world of Aritsar as well as Ifueko’s prose were stunning and vivid. I loved the culture! It felt a lot like a mashup of Children of Blood & Bone and City of Brass, but was everything I wanted from both of those books (and didn’t get). This was the gorgeous Nigerian fantasy that I expected jumping into CoB&B, which left me feeling disappointing. This one did not! I was utterly hooked from the first chapter! It […]

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Audiobook Review: Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Audiobook Review: Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 27, 2020 | 1 Comment

Honestly, this is something I NEVER would have picked up on my own. But my book twin Christy was raving about how amazing the audio was, and I’d been seeing a lot of hype surrounding the book. so I requested it from my library. The hype for the audiobook? SO well deserved. It was fantastic, and to be honest every single one of those 2.5 stars is solely for the audiobook. The book itself? A solid Not For Me. I […]

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