Category: Book Reviews

Review: Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Review: Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

I actually started this book last year and the timing was just terrible so I only made it about 80 pages in. Despite that, I was sure I was really going to love this book and there was a lot of hype about it…so I ended up being a bit disappointed. It was still good and went pretty fast, but it just didn’t cut it for me.   In the beginning I was really confused about all the terminology and hierarchies. […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 5, 2012 | 1 Comment
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Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Just so you know, I never really liked alien stories. I do now. Let me start by telling a story (it’s kind of long, I apologize in advance). I have wanted this book sooo incredibly bad since it came out. Aliens don’t really appeal to me, but I did like Smallville (I was an avid watcher for the first couple seasons) and even though I only saw episode 1 of Roswell, I liked it too. This book sounded a bit […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 30, 2011 | 2 Comments
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Review: After Obsession by Carrie Jones

Review: After Obsession by Carrie Jones

Carrie’s writing skills have really improved since she wrote Need. I didn’t care for that one, but this one was pretty darn good! Dark and haunting – it definitely had the creep factor. It was a quick read and went smoothly. The descriptions were great but not too lengthy, I was able to get a good picture in my head without getting bored. I think this would make a great movie!   I liked that it switched back and forth […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 29, 2011 | 1 Comment
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Review: Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Review: Wither by Lauren DeStefano

There were so many things wrong with this book in the world-building category it’s not even funny, so I’m going to get my complaints out of the way first.   First of all, I would have loved to know what year it’s supposed to be. The only thing she gives you is, “Seventy years ago science perfected the art of children.” So how far in the future from now is that perfection? Your guess is as good as mine. So […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 21, 2011 | 2 Comments
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Review: Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel

Review: Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel

I had mixed feelings about this book. I loved it for the simple fact that it was unique and unlike anything I’ve ever read before. Zombie/Post-Apocalyptic/Steampunk/Victorian all in one…wow! I really enjoyed the history of what went wrong in the world, particularly America, and the physical explanation for the Laz. Fascinating and well developed. The world building was great too, I was able to get a very good hold on the atmosphere Habel painted.   The characters though, not so […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 19, 2011 | 0 Comments
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Review: Between Seasons by Aida Brassington

Review: Between Seasons by Aida Brassington

I don’t really have much to say about this book since I liked it. I have absolutely nothing to complain about as far as prose goes (which is what makes long book reviews for me…spending time complaining). The first line of this book is “Whoever said dying was easy was full of crap,” so just with the very first sentence I was hooked. The beginning was interesting and attention-grabbing, giving you a glimpse at dying and the afterlife through Patrick’s eyes. […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 13, 2011 | 0 Comments
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