Genre: Historical Fiction

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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Review: Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard

Review: Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on July 26, 2012 | 1 Comment

I had some trouble getting into this one. To be honest, I wanted to put it down in the first half. I’m glad I didn’t, because the last quarter was pretty good! I think I was bored early on because there wasn’t much happening action-wise. This is only the second true zombie book I’ve read, and I was expecting an overload of flesh-eating zombies. But, they hardly had an appearance except for the very beginning and very end, which disappointed me […]

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DNF Review: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

DNF Review: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 10, 2012 | 1 Comment

I may get flogged for this…but I couldn’t even bear to finish this one. There was so much hype and sooo many people marked this as 4 or 5 stars – which, frankly, I can’t see why – but it just was not for me. I knew going in that it was historical fiction, but decided to give it a try anyway (even though I hate anything historical), because it had such great reviews and ratings. But, after about 200 pages, […]

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DNF Review: The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton

DNF Review: The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on November 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

I had heard good things about this book, so I bought it. I am now regretting that decision. I made it through 200 pages, more than halfway…and was absolutely bored to death. Everyone talks about the fey being real, but you don’t really see many glimpses of them. There was little to no plot in my opinion and the story was not convincing. The characters didn’t have any personality. There was little to no action. I would have liked to […]

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