Genre: Urban Fantasy

Mini Reviews: Golden Compass, Scammed, Lore

Mini Reviews: Golden Compass, Scammed, Lore
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on July 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

I had seen the movie already, so I almost didn’t pick this book up. And while reading, I kept thinking that I was wasting my time because it was basically exactly how I remembered the movie (I’ll get to that misconception in a minute!). I did enjoy it for the most part, though! The writing style was really juvenile – this feels a lot more like MG than YA – but the story itself is good. I confess that I […]

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Review: Sinister Magic by Lindsay Buroker

Review: Sinister Magic by Lindsay Buroker
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

Oh my goodness, I found an Urban Fantasy that I actually enjoyed! And that breaks out of the genre! I usually hate Urban Fantasy, because they all read exactly the same. For once I was pleasantly surprised! This one stands out and brought a fresh perspective to the table that I thoroughly enjoyed. First of all, SINDARI. Um, sentient magical tiger sidekick, YES PLEASE! Actually, he was the reason I picked this up in the first place. Ya’ll know I’m a […]

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ARC Review: The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa

ARC Review: The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

It was so great to dive back into the world of the Iron Fey! I love the magical setting so much, and I didn’t realize how much I’d missed it. It was also fantastic to see the characters again, and interesting to see how much had changed. From the outside looking in, Meghan and Ash seem to have almost god-like status – elevated and untouchable. It’s so vastly different to read about them as secondary characters instead of main ones. […]

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Review: The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Review: The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 14, 2020 | 2 Comments

I absolutely LOVED the premise and the Welsh mythology!! So awesome! The bone houses, the Tylwyth Teg (fae), the pwca, and the story of the cauldron were so unique and intriguing. That was definitely my favorite part! This book started off really strong! I was super interested in the bone houses and the mythology aspect, and it wasn’t like anything I’d read before. (I’d also heard all about the goat so I was ready for that hehe!) It flagged a […]

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ARC Review: Witches of Ash & Ruin by E. Latimer

ARC Review: Witches of Ash & Ruin by E. Latimer
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

When the publisher sent me a copy of this, I had never even heard of it. I wasn’t super interested, because I’m not usually a fan of witch books. However, when I saw that it had Celtic mythology, I was super intrigued! I knew next to nothing going into this, and I ended up being pleasantly surprised! I was really drawn in by the prose from the very beginning! I really enjoyed the writing style – it was engaging and […]

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ARC Review: The Night Country by Melissa Albert

ARC Review: The Night Country by Melissa Albert
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 17, 2020 | 1 Comment

I didn’t enjoy this one quite as much as I enjoyed The Hazel Wood, but I still loved stepping back into the dark and twisted world! I felt like this one was lacking in action, but thankfully it didn’t really lose my interest. Melissa’s prose is lyrical and draws you in, so that you want to continue even when there’s nothing happening. I’m not sure how I felt about the introduction of new characters. I liked Sophia well enough, but […]

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