Format: ARC

ARC Review: Goddess in the Machine by Lora Beth Johnson

ARC Review: Goddess in the Machine by Lora Beth Johnson
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on June 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the beginning, I was totally hooked. It felt a lot like Aurora Rising: girl wakes up hundreds of years – or in this case, a thousand years – late from cryosleep and everyone she knew is dead and the future is cray. Girl out of time! The girl’s name is even similar – Andromeda (Aurora), or Andra (Auri) for short – maybe not the best decision? But that’s where the similarities to Aurora Rising – as well as my […]

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ARC Review: Aurora Burning by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

ARC Review: Aurora Burning by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Caution: Possible spoilers for Aurora Rising HOLY. SHIT. YOU GUYS. This was my most anticipated 2020 release, and it did NOT disappoint! It was just as amazing and epic and mind blowing as Aurora Rising was. No second book syndrome here! I devoured this book within 24 hours of receiving it (and may or may not have screeched like a banshee and done a happy dance when it arrived, heh). Feeling so tiny makes me realize just how big what […]

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ARC Review: Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

ARC Review: Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

What a beautiful debut!! The world of Aritsar as well as Ifueko’s prose were stunning and vivid. I loved the culture! It felt a lot like a mashup of Children of Blood & Bone and City of Brass, but was everything I wanted from both of those books (and didn’t get). This was the gorgeous Nigerian fantasy that I expected jumping into CoB&B, which left me feeling disappointing. This one did not! I was utterly hooked from the first chapter! It […]

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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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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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ARC Review: The Night Country by Melissa Albert

ARC Review: The Night Country by Melissa Albert
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 17, 2020 | 1 Comment

I didn’t enjoy this one quite as much as I enjoyed The Hazel Wood, but I still loved stepping back into the dark and twisted world! I felt like this one was lacking in action, but thankfully it didn’t really lose my interest. Melissa’s prose is lyrical and draws you in, so that you want to continue even when there’s nothing happening. I’m not sure how I felt about the introduction of new characters. I liked Sophia well enough, but […]

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