Category: Book Reviews

Review: Damsel by Elana K. Arnold

Review: Damsel by Elana K. Arnold
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

THIS BOOK IS NOT YA. It is labeled as such, but contains sexual and mature content. Oh, boy. How to review this?! I don’t even know how I feel about it to be honest. I actually think that I fall into the black sheep category on this book, but for once in a good way. I think I actually liked it. (I say ‘think’ because I’m rather freaking confused and my feelings are muddled and I think that speaks volumes.) First […]

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Books I Didn’t Finish: January & February 2020

Books I Didn’t Finish: January & February 2020
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir Series: The Locked Tomb #1 Published by Tor (9.10.2019) Genres: High Fantasy, Young Adult Format: Audiobook, 448 pages Source: Audible The Emperor needs necromancers. The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman. Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit. Tamsyn Muir’s Gideon the Ninth unveils a solar system of swordplay, cut-throat politics, and lesbian necromancers. Her characters leap off the page, as skillfully animated as necromantic skeletons. The result is a […]

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ARC Review: The Vanishing Deep by Astrid Scholte

ARC Review: The Vanishing Deep by Astrid Scholte
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Hooboy *takes deep breath* This is not going to be pretty. Honestly, I should have just DNFed this book. The only reason I didn’t is because the world was intriguing and in the beginning I was really interested. But sadly, the farther I read, the worse it got. I’ll start with the positive: The concept was FANTASTIC. In the beginning, I was so onboard! It felt so much like Waterworld, which I love. The idea of a post-apocalyptic world of […]

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Audiobook Review: Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

Audiobook Review: Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

The concept of this book is incredible! I really loved the unique magic system of “scrived” devices, it was unlike anything I’ve ever read before. That was what kept me going, because I felt totally apathetic about the story and characters. Sancia is everything an MC should be, on paper – badass, resilient, determined, and was a clear underdog (coming from a poor background living on the streets, fighting to survive). She should have been easy to root for, but […]

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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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