Genre: High Fantasy

Review: The Girl King by Mimi Yu

Review: The Girl King by Mimi Yu

Let me start this off by saying that I am a HUGE fan of Asian Fantasy. It’s actually my favorite sub-genre and I crave more of it. I was super excited for this book because not only is it AF, it’s #ownvoices! (If you’re looking for some amazing #ownvoices Asian Fantasy I highly recommend Shadow of the Fox and Girls of Paper & Fire!) Sadly, this book fell flat for me. But, the one thing I did love was the Asian aspect […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 11, 2019 | 1 Comment
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ARC Review: Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto

ARC Review: Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto

I loved the concept of Phoenix Riders!! The world was truly phenomenal – well thought out and painstakingly built. It felt real! I could tell Nicki put a lot of thought into it. It was excruciatingly detailed without annoying info dumps. The info was well placed and spread throughout the whole book, giving you an in depth understanding of the world without being overwhelming. Also, I LOVE stories where a girl dresses as a boy! Sadly, that was where most of […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 21, 2019 | 1 Comment
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ARC Review: Ship of Smoke & Steel by Django Wexler

ARC Review: Ship of Smoke & Steel by Django Wexler

This book wasn’t even on my radar until I picked up a free ARC at YALLfest, and it sounded super intriguing so I thought I’d give it a go. I also thought for some reason it was an Asian fantasy (it is sooo not), so I was excited to read it. I hadn’t heard much about it, either, so I didn’t know what to expect. Sadly, I ended up being disappointed. The main issue I had was with our main […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 14, 2019 | 1 Comment
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Review: The Caged Queen by Kristen Ciccarelli

Review: The Caged Queen by Kristen Ciccarelli

Love withstands all things. Even death. Especially death. This didn’t quite have the magic that The Last Namsara did, but I still really enjoyed it! It was a great companion novel! Don’t expect to see much of the characters you loved from the first book. Or dragons. If you can destroy that expectation before you ever go in, you’ll enjoy this one a lot more. I was pretty disappointed that there were no dragons or Asha. I loved the magic involved and […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 14, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Audiobook Review: Children of Blood & Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Audiobook Review: Children of Blood & Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

We are all children of blood and bone. All instruments of vengeance and virtue. The first time I tried this book, I was reading it. I made it 254 pages into the ARC – which is right around halfway through – before I gave up. I was bored out of my mind, and other than the awesome premise (magic!!) and diverse setting/characters, it felt extremely generic. I couldn’t connect at all, and didn’t find the characters very inspiring. I kept […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on November 23, 2018 | 1 Comment
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ARC Review: Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

ARC Review: Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Trigger warning: Rape, abuse, animal killing I have NO clue what I was expecting when I picked this book up – I know I read the synopsis when I added it but for some reason I wasn’t sure if it was going to be a ‘me’ book. Actually, I was quite sure it wasn’t going to be and I don’t even know why. The result? I was blown away! In the very beginning I was HOOKED, and positively loving it. […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on October 12, 2018 | 2 Comments
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