Category: Book Reviews

Review: Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

Review: Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 3, 2019 | 2 Comments

Upon finishing this book, the main emotion I felt was relief. It seriously took me thirty days to finish this book, you guys. THIRTY. DAYS. I can’t think of any other book that I’ve ever spent more than a couple of weeks on that I didn’t DNF (or hate, it did take me three months to finish Brisingr and it was AWFUL).  Me after finishing: It fucking felt like 84 years anyway XD Honestly, this book was way, WAY too long. Waaaaaay too […]

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Review: Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

Review: Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 29, 2019 | 1 Comment

What I liked: The storytelling. It was absolutely brilliant! I love how things were unveiled and it kind of throws you for a loop. Secrets, lies, and betrayal! I love how each of the queens had something to hide, and their secrets slowly came to light. They were each breaking the queenly law in some way. The world. The concept of the world was really interesting, albeit a bit vague – four distinct quadrants of Quadara, four ruling queens. I’ll […]

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Books I Didn’t Finish: January & February 2019

Books I Didn’t Finish: January & February 2019
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons Series: A Chorus of Dragons #1 Published by Tor (2.5.2019) Genre: High Fantasy, Young Adult Format: eARC, 560 pages Source: Netgalley There are the old stories. And then there’s what actually happens. Kihrin is a bastard orphan who grew up on storybook tales of long-lost princes and grand quests. When he is claimed against his will as the long-lost son of a treasonous prince, Kihrin finds that being a long-lost prince isn’t what the storybooks […]

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Review: The Pioneer by Bridget Tyler

Review: The Pioneer by Bridget Tyler
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 25, 2019 | 3 Comments

This was such a great debut sci-fi! It was definitely right up my alley. I went in not really knowing much and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it! The beginning started out with a bang – I actually read this in the middle of a reading slump so I needed something to grab me right away and this one definitely did. I absolutely love books about finding and colonizing new planets. I love seeing what authors imagine the […]

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Review: Stain by A.G. Howard

Review: Stain by A.G. Howard
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 22, 2019 | 2 Comments

Holy crap, where do I start?! This book blew me away! I was hopelessly hooked from the very beginning. This book got to me in the very best way! This story is so beautiful and enchanting, and Howard’s lyrical prose drew me in! The premise was absolutely BRILLIANT – I loved every single aspect of it, from the uniquely dark and magical (and sometimes twisted!) world that Howard painted; down to the prophecy of the Prince and Princess and the […]

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ARC Review: Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller

ARC Review: Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 18, 2019 | 2 Comments

Despite feeling rather apathetic about Daughter of the Pirate King, I had high hopes for this one. Vikings!! Norse mythology!!! But sadly, it didn’t work for me much at all. Just like DotPK, I found the writing style to be very juvenile, and it just grated on my nerves. Plot-wise it feels generic and shallow, just like DotPK. I think maybe Tricia Levenseller is just not for me. :( I loved the concept and the world, didn’t give a crap […]

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