Category: Book Reviews

Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

After reading several awesome reviews for this book, I was really itching to get my hands on it and see what the fuss was all about. So, let’s get the complaints out of the way first. The purple prose really disappointed me (even though I tried not to let it because I was so looking forward to reading this). And the metaphors, good LORD, the metaphors. Every freaking page. A few is one thing, but after the first like, 20, […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on November 18, 2011 | 1 Comment
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Review: The Shadow Reader by Sandy Williams

Review: The Shadow Reader by Sandy Williams

I. HATE. LOVE. TRIANGLES!!!! Ok, now that I’ve gotten that out of my system. I was thoroughly unimpressed by this book. The plot was good, sure, but it just lacked for me. Even the ending –  with everything falling apart and the death of an important character – felt rushed. Maybe because I was skimming to get to the end and get it over with, who knows. It wasn’t a bad book necessarily, but it wasn’t memorable at all. Her prose […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on November 15, 2011 | 0 Comments
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Review: Seizure by Kathy Reichs

Review: Seizure by Kathy Reichs

I have to admit, I didn’t read the synopsis before I started this. So, when the very first chapter was about pirates, I was a bit confused (albeit intrigued). My thought was, What does this have to do with a group of teenagers? But soon I found out – when Tory discovers the legend of Anne Bonny. From there on this book was a riveting mixture of adventure, danger, and excitement. I loved it!   The Virals bite off more than […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on November 12, 2011 | 0 Comments
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Review: Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

Review: Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

This is another one that I didn’t really know what to think of at first. The first page instantly grabbed my attention with talk of Oberon, Titania, and Puck from A Midsummer’s Night dream. While I can’t stand the Shakespearean language (mainly because it’s way above my head, ha), I love the lore of the courts – mainly because of reading the Iron Fey by Julie Kagawa. So, after this first page, my expectations were set high.    Then I […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on November 8, 2011 | 1 Comment
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Review: Need by Carrie Jones

Review: Need by Carrie Jones

I didn’t really know what to think of this book. It started out really slow and although I love paranormal stuff, this story didn’t seem to sell very well at first. It came off as a little cheesy and cliche in some spots, but as the story started to pick up I actually found myself enjoying it. I almost gave up a couple times, but after like page 150 or so it finally gets interesting.   In the beginning Zara […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on November 6, 2011 | 0 Comments
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Review: Fins are Forever by Tera Lynn Childs

Review: Fins are Forever by Tera Lynn Childs

My first thought upon finishing this book: Ahhhhhhhh. I love happy endings, and I especially love books that leave no loose ends.    There’s trouble in paradise when Lily’s squid-brain cousin, Dosinia, shows up to live with her and learn the ways of humans. Things soon get knee-deep as said cousin takes an instant liking to Lily’s ex-crush. In an ironic twist of fate, Lily makes an unexpected trip home to visit.   I must say I admire Lily for […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on November 4, 2011 | 1 Comment
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