Category: Book Reviews

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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Review: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Review: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Phase one: preoccupation; difficulty focusing; dry mouth; perspiration, sweaty palms; fits of dizziness and disorientation; reduced mental awareness; racing thoughts; impaired reasoning skills Phase two: periods of euphoria; hysterical laughter and heightened energy; periods of despair; lethargy; changes in appetite; rapid weight loss or weight gain; fixation; loss of other interests; compromised reasoning skills; distortion of reality; disruption of sleep patterns; insomnia or constant fatigue; obsessive thoughts and actions; paranoia; insecurity Phase three (critical): difficulty breathing; pain in the chest, […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 7, 2011 | 3 Comments
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Review: Rippler by Cidney Swanson

Review: Rippler by Cidney Swanson

Cidney Swanson is the first author I’ve had the privilege of talking to (if only via email and twitter). I want to give a special thanks Cidney for her generosity in giving me a copy of this! It was my first experience with Kindle…I figured I would hate reading on an electronic device, but surprisingly it wasn’t too bad. It’s not something I’d prefer over holding the real tangible thing in my hands (and the smell of books…mmmm). But I […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 4, 2011 | 1 Comment
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Review: Matched by Ally Condie

Review: Matched by Ally Condie

I was really confused at the beginning because things weren’t explained right away…like the pills, what the heck are the pills?! But soon you find out that the green pill is to calm you, blue is to help you survive in case of emergency…and the red pill is the big mystery. I figured it out right before it was revealed, I was pretty proud of myself. It made sense, really, considering how Society wants to mold everyone. The sleep tags […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 2, 2011 | 1 Comment
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