Genre: Adult

Mini Audiobook Reviews: Malice, Sleeping Giants, Scythe

Mini Audiobook Reviews: Malice, Sleeping Giants, Scythe
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

This book was SO. TEDIOUS. The narrator was okay – not bad, but not great either. And the book took FOREVER! And I feel like nothing really happened. I just listened to the audiobook a month or two ago and I remember almost nothing. The characters were hard to keep straight, too. There were several sets of names that sounded almost identical (it’s fantasy so probably spelled differently) and I kept mixing them up. And I just didn’t care about […]

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Review: Sinister Magic by Lindsay Buroker

Review: Sinister Magic by Lindsay Buroker
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

Oh my goodness, I found an Urban Fantasy that I actually enjoyed! And that breaks out of the genre! I usually hate Urban Fantasy, because they all read exactly the same. For once I was pleasantly surprised! This one stands out and brought a fresh perspective to the table that I thoroughly enjoyed. First of all, SINDARI. Um, sentient magical tiger sidekick, YES PLEASE! Actually, he was the reason I picked this up in the first place. Ya’ll know I’m a […]

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Review: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Review: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on July 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Okay, so to understand why I picked this up and why it was so poignant for me, I have to get really personal for a minute. My dad was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, which has spread to his bone, brain, and kidneys; he recently stopped chemo and was given 3-6 weeks to live. I’ve been looking for books dealing with loss, and this one popped up in my search a few times and I passed it by because, […]

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Review: Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold

Review: Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

THIS BOOK IS NOT YA. It is labeled as such, but contains sexual and mature content. Content warning: Sexual assault/violence/harassment, sexual content, graphic menstruation Sometimes boys become wolves, you know. Elana K. Arnold seems to have a penchant for making her readers uncomfortable in a powerful way. She doesn’t shy away from bringing those uncomfortable, yet important, topics to light. Just like with Damsel, many people are going to hate this story. It’s hard to read, and it’s definitely going […]

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Audiobook Review: Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Audiobook Review: Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 27, 2020 | 1 Comment

Honestly, this is something I NEVER would have picked up on my own. But my book twin Christy was raving about how amazing the audio was, and I’d been seeing a lot of hype surrounding the book. so I requested it from my library. The hype for the audiobook? SO well deserved. It was fantastic, and to be honest every single one of those 2.5 stars is solely for the audiobook. The book itself? A solid Not For Me. I […]

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Audiobook Review: Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

Audiobook Review: Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

The concept of this book is incredible! I really loved the unique magic system of “scrived” devices, it was unlike anything I’ve ever read before. That was what kept me going, because I felt totally apathetic about the story and characters. Sancia is everything an MC should be, on paper – badass, resilient, determined, and was a clear underdog (coming from a poor background living on the streets, fighting to survive). She should have been easy to root for, but […]

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