Category: Book Reviews

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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Review: Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

Review: Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

You are made of dreams and this world is not for you. Okay, so I loved the Raven Boys series, and Ronan was my FAVORITE character out of the whole series. So imagine my elation when I found out that he had his own series coming out!!!!! I was kinda worried going in that this wouldn’t amount to the very tall pedestal of hype that I had raised it on in my head, but IT DID. OH, it did. RONAN […]

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Books I Didn’t Finish: Winter 2019-2020

Books I Didn’t Finish: Winter 2019-2020
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 31, 2020 | 2 Comments

The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco Series: The Never Tilting World #1 Published by HarperTeen (10.15.2019) Genres: High Fantasy, Young Adult Format: Hardcover, 496 pages Source: I own it Generations of twin goddesses have long ruled Aeon. But seventeen years ago, one sister’s betrayal defied an ancient prophecy and split their world in two. The planet ceased to spin, and a Great Abyss now divides two realms: one cloaked in perpetual night, the other scorched by an unrelenting sun. While one […]

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ARC Review: All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace

ARC Review: All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Fear is part of life; all that matters is what we do with it. Murderous mermaids, sea monsters, and swashbuckling, oh my! This book was pitched as Caraval meets Throne of Glass, but it was literally nothing like them other than having magic in my opinion. It felt a lot like To Kill a Kingdom to me! I loved the magic system! And also the backstory. The lies and mystery and secrets connected to the kingdom and its magic were […]

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Review: Starsight by Brandon Sanderson

Review: Starsight by Brandon Sanderson
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Holy crap, no second book syndrome here! It’s very rare that I love a sequel almost as much as the first book, but this one really delivered. I highly suggest reading this book BEFORE reading my review – going in, you know basically nothing about the plot because the synopsis doesn’t give you much. It’s so hard to talk about this book without giving anything away! So if you want to go in blind and be surprised like I was […]

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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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