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Mini Reviews: Grace Year, No Beauties or Monsters

Mini Reviews: Grace Year, No Beauties or Monsters
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 6, 2022 | 0 Comments

Wow, this book was so powerful! It takes a hard look at the relationships between women – at the empowerment of sisterhood, but also at the power that women have to tear each other down (and how patriarchy pits us against one another). That we are stronger together instead of against one another. It’s been a while since I read a dystopian I enjoyed this much! It had a very Lord of the Flies feel when we were seeing the […]

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Review: The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh

Review: The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 2, 2022 | 4 Comments

This story was BEAUTIFUL!! This is probably one of the most unique books I’ve read in some time. I absolutely loved the world – I wanted to crawl into the pages and live there, it’s so magical! The cover is stunning and the story inside absolutely matches the cover. The fast pacing makes this book a quick and easy read, and the enchanting quality of the story keeps you turning pages. I gobbled this story up! You don’t know very […]

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(Partial) Series Review: The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

(Partial) Series Review: The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

It actually took me two tries to get into this book. *hides* The first time I just wasn’t in the mood. I didn’t make it very far before I moved on. The second time went a lot better! It does start a little slow, but once it picks up it’s a pretty good read. It gets super intense in a few points! I really enjoyed it while I was reading it, even though it didn’t really stick with me like […]

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Review: Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff

Review: Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

Okay, so this book took me foreeeever.  I started this behemoth September 20th. Didn’t finish until November freaking 22nd. TWO. MONTHS. To be fair, I was planning my wedding and was balls deep in wedding stuff (which was November 6th, and my glorious husband messaged Jay about it and he actually recorded a “happy marriage” video for me *insert squealing, puppy eyes, and tears*) so I didn’t have much time to read. Plus, this book is HEAVY. It probably took […]

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Mini Reviews: With Shield & Ink & Bone, Wings of Ebony

Mini Reviews: With Shield & Ink & Bone, Wings of Ebony
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on July 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

I enjoyed this one while I was reading, but even a week after finishing I had already forgotten most of the details. I liked the viking aspect, the gods, and the setting; and the pacing was quick, which made for an easy read. I also found the prose to be enjoyable and engaging. But sadly the characters didn’t do much for me. I didn’t connect to any of them, and the romance moved a bit too quickly for me. I’m […]

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Mini Reviews: Golden Compass, Scammed, Lore

Mini Reviews: Golden Compass, Scammed, Lore
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on July 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

I had seen the movie already, so I almost didn’t pick this book up. And while reading, I kept thinking that I was wasting my time because it was basically exactly how I remembered the movie (I’ll get to that misconception in a minute!). I did enjoy it for the most part, though! The writing style was really juvenile – this feels a lot more like MG than YA – but the story itself is good. I confess that I […]

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