Genre: Young Adult

Review: The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg

Review: The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on September 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

This was basically a fantasy version of Westworld! I was actually skeptical about picking this one up when I first got it – I honestly hate the original cover and for some reason I just didn’t think I’d enjoy it. Then my lovely bookish friend Katie (@readerrewind) chose it for me for the 12 recs from 12 friends challenge on Instagram so I picked it up – and I ended up being pleasantly surprised! I would have finished this entire thing […]

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Review: Hold Back the Tide by Melinda Salisbury

Review: Hold Back the Tide by Melinda Salisbury
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on September 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Wow. I don’t really know what I expected going in. I saw Cait’s (@paperfury) review where she said “this book softly held my hand, lead me to the edge of a cliff, and then shoved me straight on off” and went and bought it instantly. I didn’t even really know what genre it was – the synopsis is very vague, so I thought it was a contemporary pushing thriller with maybe some possible paranormal elements. What I got was NOTHING […]

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ARC Review: The Other Side of the Sky by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

ARC Review: The Other Side of the Sky by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you enjoyed These Broken Stars, you’ll definitely enjoy this one too! It had a similar feel despite the fact that the world and concept was pretty different. I loved the setting and the concept! There’s a land of magic and gods on the ground, where only one remaining divinity still reigns. All the rest of the gods are believed to have abandoned the land of magic to the sky, but there’s a hidden city of science in the sky and […]

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Audiobook Review: The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

Audiobook Review: The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Holy. Wow. This book. I did NOT expect to love it as much as I did! I’d heard people raving about it, and I wanted to know what the fuss was about. The audiobook came highly recommended, so on a total whim, I downloaded it from the library. The audio blew me away! The hype is 100% deserved. This book was positively stunning and atmospheric in the vein of Laini Taylor! It actually felt a LOT like Strange the Dreamer. Completely […]

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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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Audiobook Review: Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall

Audiobook Review: Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 7, 2020 | 1 Comment

This book was suuuper creepy!! I love how twisted and bizarre it was. It was definitely dark and atmospheric – this would have been a perfect Halloween read! I didn’t think it was scary, but definitely disturbing at times. That was 100% the selling point of this book for me! I adore the dark and disturbing and this book was full of it. My main complaint about it, though, is that I couldn’t connect to any of the characters. I […]

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