Genre: Contemporary

Audiobook Review: My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

Audiobook Review: My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” – Milton This book didn’t get to me as much as I’d hoped it would. I didn’t cry while reading it – there were a few quotes that hit me really hard, but I didn’t actually get choked up until I read the author’s note. The book itself fell a bit flat for me, which makes me really sad. I felt […]

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Review: The Lovely and the Lost by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Review: The Lovely and the Lost by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 10, 2020 | 1 Comment

This book is a bit hard for me to review, because I had some pretty mixed feelings about it. First of all, I absolutely LOVED the dogs and the search and rescue aspect, that was definitely the selling point! I love animals in stories, and the dogs were a forefront in this one. I also really loved the wilderness setting – it actually reminded me hardcore of Homeward Bound! But, if you remove those two elements that I was quite […]

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Review: A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

Review: A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Wow. What a powerful story! This book absolutely broke my heart, and I felt so angry and indignant for the things that Shirin had to go through. This book is definitely important, and one that I think everyone should read! I hated the pathetic, soul-sucking effort it took to finally make a single friend brave enough to sit next to me in public. Coming from a place of privilege, it’s hard to ever imagine what going through these things would […]

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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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ARC Review: 10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston

ARC Review: 10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Anyone who knows me knows that I am not a fan of contemporary and I rarely read it. Actually, this was my first contemporary romance all year, oops. I needed a break from my High Fantasy rut (and reading slump) and this was just the book for it since it’s set at Christmastime! It’s not something I’d usually have looked twice at, but Disney sent me a copy a while back, and then it showed up in my suggestions when I […]

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Review: The Deceivers by Kristen Simmons

Review: The Deceivers by Kristen Simmons
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 15, 2019 | 1 Comment

Vincit Omnia Veritas. Truth conquers all. I absolutely adore Kristen Simmons, you guys! I always enjoy everything she writes and this book was no different. Well, it was very different for Kristen, but I enjoyed it all the same! This is her first contemporary – everything else has been sci-fi. And she rocked it! I loved the idea of the book – a school for con artists! It was oh so fun and unlike any other contemp I’ve ever read. Brynn was […]

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