Genre: High Fantasy

ARC Review: All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace

ARC Review: All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Fear is part of life; all that matters is what we do with it. Murderous mermaids, sea monsters, and swashbuckling, oh my! This book was pitched as Caraval meets Throne of Glass, but it was literally nothing like them other than having magic in my opinion. It felt a lot like To Kill a Kingdom to me! I loved the magic system! And also the backstory. The lies and mystery and secrets connected to the kingdom and its magic were […]

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Review: Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff

Review: Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on November 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

CAUTION: SPOILERS FOR GODSGRAVE I am the war you cannot win. Holy SHIT. I basically sobbed through the last like quarter of this book, heh. This book wrecked my feels! Jay, you’ve done it yet again!! We all knew going in that Mia was going to die in the end. However, we didn’t know the deets, and I’m quite happy with how everything played out. It was bittersweet! “You kiss like you kill, Mia Corvere.” “And how’s that?” “With finesse.” […]

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ARC Review: The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson

ARC Review: The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on July 8, 2019 | 2 Comments

Not gonna lie, I am hella disappointed in this book. This was my most anticipated 2019 debut, and my second most anticipated non-sequel release of 2019. Perhaps my hopes were just too high, but when I heard magical, elemental crows I was STOKED to read it. What an awesome-sounding concept! And indeed it was – I loved the crows and how the different types worked: sun crows for healing, earth and storm crows for crops, fire crows, battle crows, shadow crows…it was seriously […]

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ARC Review: Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

ARC Review: Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 24, 2019 | 1 Comment

HOLY CRAP this book blew me away!!! I really enjoyed Enchantment of Ravens (even though I didn’t think I would), so I knew I’d love this one too. I didn’t expect to love it so much, giving me my first 5 star book in 4 months! The concept was AMAZING!! Our main character, Elisabeth, works as an apprentice in a magical library full of sentient grimoires. Sentient magical books, you guys. MAGICAL. BOOKS. Has there ever been a more perfect book for bookworms?! […]

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Review: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Review: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s been a really long time since I read a book that I hated so much that I legit wanted to throw across the room. And for whatever reason, I couldn’t stop reading it??? It was like watching a train wreck, it was SO. TERRIBLE. but I just couldn’t look away. (Or maybe I’m becoming a softie since I apparently have lost my ability to ruthlessly DNF anything I’m not enjoying….) This book was honestly terrible. The romance was terrible. […]

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ARC Review: We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal

ARC Review: We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

I will show him what a woman can do. In the beginning, I was enjoying it but I wasn’t engrossed. The writing was positively stunning, and I was intrigued by the world, but it wasn’t grabbing me for some reason (I blame this stupid reading slump that won’t go away). It wasn’t until Benyamin and Kifah showed up that I realized that was hopelessly hooked. Talk about squad goals!!! I freaking LOVED the banter and camaraderie that the gang – […]

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