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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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DNF Review: Dark Lover by J.R. Ward

DNF Review: Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on June 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Honestly, this is a “it’s not you, it’s me” situation. I used to read Paranormal Romance a lot in my early 20’s, and I just plain got sick of it. After a while, it all reads EXACTLY THE SAME. Super sexy, single Mary Sue – a virgin too, eye roll – in her mid 20’s (what 25 year old has NEVER HAD AN ORGASM? I mean I’m sure it happens occasionally but why is it EVERY SINGLE PR EVER?!) meets […]

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Review: Hold Back the Tide by Melinda Salisbury

Review: Hold Back the Tide by Melinda Salisbury
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on September 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Wow. I don’t really know what I expected going in. I saw Cait’s (@paperfury) review where she said “this book softly held my hand, lead me to the edge of a cliff, and then shoved me straight on off” and went and bought it instantly. I didn’t even really know what genre it was – the synopsis is very vague, so I thought it was a contemporary pushing thriller with maybe some possible paranormal elements. What I got was NOTHING […]

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Review: All Systems Red by Martha Wells

Review: All Systems Red by Martha Wells
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Being only 149 pages, this book was super quick and easy to read. Which I’m grateful for, because the beginning was a struggle for me. Despite the short length, it still took me nearly 80 pages to become invested, and even then there was one reason and one reason only I cared at all: Murderbot. So, I’m awkward with actual humans. It’s not paranoia about my hacked governor module, and it’s not them; it’s me. I know I’m a horrifying […]

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Review: Damsel by Elana K. Arnold

Review: Damsel by Elana K. Arnold
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

THIS BOOK IS NOT YA. It is labeled as such, but contains sexual and mature content. Oh, boy. How to review this?! I don’t even know how I feel about it to be honest. I actually think that I fall into the black sheep category on this book, but for once in a good way. I think I actually liked it. (I say ‘think’ because I’m rather freaking confused and my feelings are muddled and I think that speaks volumes.) First […]

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Mini Review: Memento by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

Mini Review: Memento by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

I absolutely LOVED this origin story of how the crazy yet endearing AIDAN that we know was born! It’s kinda creepy, because you can see where he’s coming from even as he makes horrific choices. He always has the best interest of the fleet in mind, but is murder justifiable for survival? It brings into question humanity, and the morality of weighing one life against many, or even one deemed more valuable. Chilling! Even though this was only 82 pages, […]

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