Genre: Young Adult

Audiobook Review: Redemptor by Jordan Ifueko (was a disappointment)

Audiobook Review: Redemptor by Jordan Ifueko (was a disappointment)
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 9, 2022 | 0 Comments

It’s been a while since I was so grossly disappointed in a sequel. This book has severe second book syndrome. I loved Raybearer, but everything I loved about about it was missing from this book. In my review of Raybearer I praised the richly enchanting world – that it was vivid and and captivating, and that the culture saturated the story – and we got none that in this book. The core relationships of the first book are also missing. […]

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Mini Reviews: Grace Year, No Beauties or Monsters

Mini Reviews: Grace Year, No Beauties or Monsters
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 6, 2022 | 0 Comments

Wow, this book was so powerful! It takes a hard look at the relationships between women – at the empowerment of sisterhood, but also at the power that women have to tear each other down (and how patriarchy pits us against one another). That we are stronger together instead of against one another. It’s been a while since I read a dystopian I enjoyed this much! It had a very Lord of the Flies feel when we were seeing the […]

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Review: The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh

Review: The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 2, 2022 | 3 Comments

This story was BEAUTIFUL!! This is probably one of the most unique books I’ve read in some time. I absolutely loved the world – I wanted to crawl into the pages and live there, it’s so magical! The cover is stunning and the story inside absolutely matches the cover. The fast pacing makes this book a quick and easy read, and the enchanting quality of the story keeps you turning pages. I gobbled this story up! You don’t know very […]

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Audiobook Review: The Princess Will Save You by Sarah Henning

Audiobook Review: The Princess Will Save You by Sarah Henning
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

Overall, this book was extremely generic. I feel like it didn’t bring anything new to the table as far as fantasy goes, and it just felt like a mashup of a bunch of other stories I’ve read a million other times before. The writing is also very bland. However, that isn’t to say that I didn’t enjoy it, because I did for the most part. I was a little bored in the middle, but it maintained my interest enough to […]

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Audiobook Review: The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow

Audiobook Review: The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

This is a hard book to review, because I have pretty mixed feelings about it. In the beginning, it felt very much like a rip off of Zero Repeat Forever, which is one of my all time favorite books (read: those are some VERY big shoes to fill). The dynamic between M0rR1s (Morris to humans, audiobook narrator pronounced it “em-zero-one-is” in Ilori language) and Janelle is VERY similar to August and Raven. Their personalities are incredibly similar as well – Janelle […]

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Audiobook Review: As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson

Audiobook Review: As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 14, 2022 | 12 Comments

I just. Wow. I wish I could pretend that the entire ass last half of this book did not exist. I think this has been the most disappointing finale of a series that I’ve ever read, to be completely honest. It took a HARD turn in the middle of the book and completely lost me, and I was so frustrated that I almost DNFed it. I still wish I had, sadly. It’s a shame, really. This series has been phenomenal […]

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