Genre: Dystopian

Review: Dustborn by Erin Bowman

Review: Dustborn by Erin Bowman
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on June 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

I was born of this dust, and I am never going to escape it. This is the book I’ve been waiting for and didn’t even know it! In the sea of 3 star books I’ve read in the past few months, it was refreshing to read something that sucked me in, and I needed that. The cover and synopsis drew me in when I first heard about this one, but I wasn’t sure if I’d enjoy it because Bowman’s books […]

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Review: Verify by Joelle Charbonneau

Review: Verify by Joelle Charbonneau
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on November 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. I have some pretty mixed feelings about this book, but overall I feel pretty meh about it. Which makes it hard to review. The concept was fairly awesome. And kinda scary, really: In the future, there are no physical books or written words (they’re not banned, but people get paid to turn in paper and there’s a tax for using it, so they’re super rare) – basically everything is […]

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Review: Crown of Oblivion by Julie Eshbaugh

Review: Crown of Oblivion by Julie Eshbaugh
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on November 4, 2019 | 1 Comment

To be honest, I don’t remember much of this book. I put off reviewing this because after finishing I felt meh about the book and didn’t have much to say about it, so I just never wrote a review. And now I’ve already forgotten a lot of it, even though I just read it two months ago. It just wasn’t a memorable story. Actually, it was quite generic. Super bland, basic dystopian. It felt a lot like a Hunger Games […]

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Review: Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

Review: Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 29, 2019 | 1 Comment

What I liked: The storytelling. It was absolutely brilliant! I love how things were unveiled and it kind of throws you for a loop. Secrets, lies, and betrayal! I love how each of the queens had something to hide, and their secrets slowly came to light. They were each breaking the queenly law in some way. The world. The concept of the world was really interesting, albeit a bit vague – four distinct quadrants of Quadara, four ruling queens. I’ll […]

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Review: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Review: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

After reading Skyward, I immediately started seeking out other Sanderson books. This was one I had tried to read forever ago, couldn’t get into (probably a total mood thing, I’m such a mood reader), and have been meaning to try again forever! I’m glad I finally picked it up! I loved the concept of this one! The Epics and their powers were awesome, and I loved that the power basically corrupted them. There were no superheroes, only super-villains. I thought it […]

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ARC Review: Wildcard by Marie Lu

ARC Review: Wildcard by Marie Lu
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on September 10, 2018 | 1 Comment

It was so awesome to return to this imaginative virtual world! The world of the NeuroLink is my absolute favorite part of this series. It’s so cinematic! I also LOVE the setting because it’s in Japan! Honestly the whole concept of mind control through the form of a virtual reality is terrifying, because everything in this book seems viable. It feels realistic, like it could actually happen someday. I really liked the catharsis in this book. I can’t say much […]

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