Format: ARC

Mini ARC Reviews: A Long Stretch of Bad Days, Mysteries of Thorn Manor

Mini ARC Reviews: A Long Stretch of Bad Days, Mysteries of Thorn Manor
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 30, 2023 | 0 Comments

I don’t have all that much to say about this one, other than I enjoyed it! Mindy’s contemporary books are almost always a hit for me, which is funny because I’m not usually a fan of contemporary. Even funnier that her fantasy books usually don’t work for me. Her contemps just knock it out of the park! This one felt so realistic, like the events had actually happened. There isn’t really a whole lot going on plot wise for a […]

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ARC Review: Song of Silver, Flame Like Night by Amelie Wen Zhao

ARC Review: Song of Silver, Flame Like Night by Amelie Wen Zhao
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 2, 2023 | 0 Comments

This book was awesome! I got an ARC at YALLfest, and honestly I was just in it for the cover and the fact that it’s Asian fantasy. For some reason I was afraid I wouldn’t like it, even though I haven’t read anything else by Zhao. I went in with little to no expectations, and the result? I was blown away! First of all, it’s been a long time since I’ve read a book so cinematic! In the opening scenes […]

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ARC Review: Unseelie by Ivelisse Housman

ARC Review: Unseelie by Ivelisse Housman
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

I have never read a book with an autistic MC (that I know of), and now that I have, I wonder if maybe I’m on the spectrum. Because I have never related to a main character as much as I related to Seelie. She’s brash, and stubborn, and reactive, and feels too much…and I honestly saw myself in her. She’s also super socially awkward (like to the point of it being painful, lmao) and shies away from human interaction and […]

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ARC Review: Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson

ARC Review: Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

I am embarrassed that it took me so long to finally review this book, but here we are. Even though this wasn’t my favorite Rogerson book by far, I still thoroughly enjoyed it! My main complaint with this book was that I found the pacing to be rather slow. Sorcery of Thorns and An Enchantment of Ravens both grabbed me immediately, and I was captivated by both of them from the get-go (especially Sorcery, which is one of my all […]

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ARC Review: The Depths by Nicole Lesperance

ARC Review: The Depths by Nicole Lesperance
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on November 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

This book was so unique! I absolutely LOVED the atmospheric setting – Eulalie Island was fantastic! It’s creepy and unsettling and I never knew what was going to happen next. I adore dark and disturbing and this book definitely delivered on both points. The author brought the island to life in vivid detail! The descriptions made things so easy to picture without being too descriptive. Eulalie Island felt like a real place. This would make an awesome movie! I found a […]

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ARC Review: Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

ARC Review: Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 3, 2020 | 1 Comment

She had read enough stories to know that the princess and the monster were never the same. I absolutely adored the Persian culture and lore!! It was such a rich and beautiful world that I wanted to crawl into the pages and live there. I loved reading about the div (demons) too! I am super pleased with the twist the romance took! It’s hard to talk about anything without spoiling it – I didn’t know much going in and was […]

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