Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Audiobook Review: My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

Audiobook Review: My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” – Milton This book didn’t get to me as much as I’d hoped it would. I didn’t cry while reading it – there were a few quotes that hit me really hard, but I didn’t actually get choked up until I read the author’s note. The book itself fell a bit flat for me, which makes me really sad. I felt […]

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Review: Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold

Review: Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

THIS BOOK IS NOT YA. It is labeled as such, but contains sexual and mature content. Content warning: Sexual assault/violence/harassment, sexual content, graphic menstruation Sometimes boys become wolves, you know. Elana K. Arnold seems to have a penchant for making her readers uncomfortable in a powerful way. She doesn’t shy away from bringing those uncomfortable, yet important, topics to light. Just like with Damsel, many people are going to hate this story. It’s hard to read, and it’s definitely going […]

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Review: Damsel by Elana K. Arnold

Review: Damsel by Elana K. Arnold
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

THIS BOOK IS NOT YA. It is labeled as such, but contains sexual and mature content. Oh, boy. How to review this?! I don’t even know how I feel about it to be honest. I actually think that I fall into the black sheep category on this book, but for once in a good way. I think I actually liked it. (I say ‘think’ because I’m rather freaking confused and my feelings are muddled and I think that speaks volumes.) First […]

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Audiobook Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Audiobook Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 7, 2018 | 1 Comment

To be completely honest, I was worried going in that I would be the black sheep again because the hype for this book is U N R E A L. Thankfully, I wasn’t! For once, the hype is 100% justified. This book is so important, so impactful. It really makes you think about the world and how flawed it is. And honestly, this book got under my skin. I didn’t expect to care so much, because I am just not a contemporary […]

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Review: Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett

Review: Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on September 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Even the darkest stars shone here, so far from the earth. I don’t really know what I was expecting going into this one. I hadn’t heard much about it, but a lot of my bookish friends loved it. I think going in with little expectations and little knowledge of what the book was about worked in my favor, because I really enjoyed it!! The main complaint I have about this book is that it is really slow. Not much happens other […]

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Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

I feel very, very alive. It’s been an embarrassingly long time since I read this book, so it’s hard to review it! I’d forgotten a lot of it so I had to skim the book to remember. I did really enjoy it while I was reading though! The story is super cute. “But you know, there’s an upside here. Because when you spend so much time intensely wanting something, and then you actually get the thing? It’s magic.” There’s something […]

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