Genre: Historical Fiction

Review: Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

Review: Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 31, 2015 | 5 Comments

Gold makes monsters of men. Hmm. This review is hard to write, because I’m not exactly sure how I feel about this book. It’s not the kind of story that I would typically even consider picking up, because I’m not really into westerns or anything remotely historical. But, I was in the mood for something different from my usual sci-fi or fantasy novel, and this one sounded interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed Rae Carson’s Walk the Earth a Stranger, and this […]

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A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin

A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on June 8, 2015 | 5 Comments

Thank you to Tor Teen for providing this copy for review! I never was able to tell if the girls at the School actually had supernatural abilities, or if they were just very talented. And smart. It kind of seemed like a paranormal, but it read more like a historical? Which would usually be a bad thing for me, because most of the time anything even remotely historical makes my brain shut down. But this was surprisingly not all that bad! […]

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Review: Venom by Fiona Paul

Review: Venom by Fiona Paul
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 18, 2014 | 5 Comments

Evil flows silently among us like venom. This is a very tough review to write for me, and this book was hard to rate (you can see that my overall assessment ratings are all over the place). First of all, I’ve been wanting to read this for a long time because 1) I love the author. She’s one of the most friendly and sweetest authors I’ve ever had the privilege to talk to; and 2) because all of my Merp […]

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Review: The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey

Review: The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on October 16, 2013 | 9 Comments

 This book was very tough to rate for me. I had extremely bipolar thoughts about this book, and the rating should be broken down as such: Scenes with the Anthropophagi Scenes without the Anthropophagi It’s no secret that I am NOT a fan of historical by any means, and I had no clue going into this that it would be historical (I saw Rick Yancey + gruesome horror and didn’t bother to read anymore). So, I was bored to tears in the […]

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Review: Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama

Review: Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on September 3, 2012 | 4 Comments

I’ve been looking for another mermaid book that I could love as much as Forgive My Fins. Alas, this was not the one. I loved the premise, really I did. The back story was fantastic. I just didn’t care for the delivery or the prose. Or any of the characters. I was skeptical about the book as soon as I read the prologue, but I decided to give it a chance anyway. In the beginning, a mermaid is ‘in love’ with […]

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Review: Fateful by Claudia Gray

Review: Fateful by Claudia Gray
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on July 30, 2012 | 5 Comments

I was a bit disappointed with this one, as I had pretty high hopes. I loved the movie Titanic and love werewolf stories, so I was eagerly anticipating a book that mixed the two together. I couldn’t connect with the characters at all, which dragged the book down for me. But my main problem? The romance. I understand that it’s on a ship and time is limited, so things have to move fairly fast, but there’s a difference between fast-moving romance […]

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