Genre: Mystery

Review: Blackbird by Anna Carey

Review: Blackbird by Anna Carey
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on September 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

When I first heard about this book, I thought it sounded awesome. When it went up on Edelweiss, I downloaded it immediately. It was only after that I realized it was written in second person. My reaction: Uhh, second person, seriously? I don’t even think I want to read it anymore… I was also afraid to read this book due to bad reviews it has (3.57 avg…ouch!), but I ended up being pleasantly surprised. For once I was the black sheep in […]

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Find Me Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

Find Me Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on October 14, 2013 | 7 Comments

I do love the occasional mystery, and this one was pretty darn good! It gave you several options without giving away the ending. I have to admit, while I suspected the person at one point (although I suspected a couple different people), I didn’t figure it out until the end. I love that it wasn’t predictable! I tend to figure things out before the characters do, so it was refreshing to be surprised. Norcut says that was probably why my […]

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Review: The Shadow Girl by Jennifer Archer

Review: The Shadow Girl by Jennifer Archer
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 4, 2013 | 7 Comments

**Huge thanks to HarperTeen for providing a copy for review!  I really enjoyed this one while I was reading it, but looking back I realize: It didn’t make a lasting impression. Which saddens me. The details are already foggy and I have to struggle to remember certain things. But it is an engrossing read, because of the mystery aspect of it. I liked Lily, but I didn’t connect with her quite as much as I’d hoped to. Plus, there were times […]

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Review: Ten by Gretchen McNeil

Review: Ten by Gretchen McNeil
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on October 15, 2012 | 4 Comments

Hmm. I had a lot of mixed feelings about this one, so let me start with the bad (as per usual for me). The beginning dragged. A lot. There was waaaay too much teen angst and relationship drama for my tastes (I KNOW, it’s young adult. I know. But this was juvenile even for YA), which brought the story down quite a bit – for me, at least. It read too much like a typical and cliche horror movie: A […]

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Review: I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

Review: I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on July 23, 2012 | 2 Comments

This was a step outside of my usual circle of genres for me. I like forensic stuff and I’m a huge fan of the show Dexter, but this was the first thriller/murder mystery I’ve ever read (unless you count Deadly Cool, which I don’t). Like a typical crime scene setup, there were some gruesome scenes in this book – so if you’re really squeamish, I probably wouldn’t recommend it. Those scenes didn’t exactly go into depth and detail and they […]

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Review: Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday

Review: Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 12, 2012 | 6 Comments

What a quick and fun read! I devoured this one in a single sitting. It kept me guessing – I just wanted to finish it as soon as possible to find out who the heck the killer was!   Hartley had a witty voice and I enjoyed reading her sarcasm. I found myself smiling or giggling to myself regularly at the snarky and creative things she said. I loved her journey through solving the clues – the trouble she gets into […]

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