Genre: High Fantasy

DNF Review: Forest of Souls by Lori M. Lee

DNF Review: Forest of Souls by Lori M. Lee
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on June 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

After spending nearly a month trying to get into this one and fighting with myself over picking it back up, I’ve decided it’s time to let go. Which makes me SUPER bummed, because it was one of my most anticipated 2020 releases!! I wanted so badly to love this one, but I made it 200 pages in and I was still struggling hardcore and feeling really apathetic toward it. It started off really strong – I was enjoying the writing, […]

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ARC Review: House of Dragons by Jessica Cluess

ARC Review: House of Dragons by Jessica Cluess
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 4, 2020 | 1 Comment

This book was one of my most anticipated 2020 releases! I was DYING to get my hands on it, and was ready to start begging (okay, I kind of begged in buy/sell/trade groups, trying to get someone to trade with me lol), and I finally got lucky enough that the publisher responded to my ARC request with a Netgalley widget! Yay! Did it live up to the hype? Yes and no. Honestly, I was a little disappointed in it overall. […]

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DNF Review: Race the Sands by Sarah Beth Durst

DNF Review: Race the Sands by Sarah Beth Durst
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

The book I read was an uncorrected proof. Any quotes used may be subject to change. Color me disappointed, because I was really looking forward to this one. The concept is incredible! Bad people’s souls are reincarnated as monsters called Kehoks in their next life, and basically take the form of a chimera. People race them, and the Kehok that wins gets redemption for their soul. It’s so cool! However, this book fell really flat for me. My main issue […]

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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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