Genre: High Fantasy

ARC Review: Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

ARC Review: Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

What a beautiful debut!! The world of Aritsar as well as Ifueko’s prose were stunning and vivid. I loved the culture! It felt a lot like a mashup of Children of Blood & Bone and City of Brass, but was everything I wanted from both of those books (and didn’t get). This was the gorgeous Nigerian fantasy that I expected jumping into CoB&B, which left me feeling disappointing. This one did not! I was utterly hooked from the first chapter! It […]

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ARC Review: Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa

ARC Review: Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 16, 2020 | 1 Comment

Holy wow!! Night of the Dragon was everything I loved about Shadow of the Fox, and everything I expected from Soul of the Sword. I was disappointed in the second book – it felt like not much really happened, was lacking the action of the first book, and was overall just underwhelming for a Julie book. (I have NEVER rated anything else of hers under 5 stars! Wth!) It had some serious second book syndrome going for it, which is […]

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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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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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