Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Review: The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna

Review: The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on October 10, 2012 | 2 Comments

What a beautiful story! It was desperate and emotional with a lyrical and captivating prose. I liked Eva, and I felt bad for her. All her life she’d been trained to be somebody else, never really getting to just be herself. How awful would that be? Imagine not being about to do anything you want to do. You have to like certain things, do certain things, just because your Other does. If your Other gets a bad haircut, or a […]

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Review: Defiance by C.J. Redwine

Review: Defiance by C.J. Redwine
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 18, 2012 | 10 Comments

I was sure before I even picked this one up that I was going to love it. And in a rare instance, I was right! Many times when I go in with high hopes, I get disappointed. But that was not the case with Defiance. The fact that I could connect enough for it to actually make me cry earned major bonus points for this book. I even knew the bad thing was going to happen, because I saw it coming, […]

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Review: Slide by Jill Hathaway

Review: Slide by Jill Hathaway
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on July 4, 2012 | 3 Comments

Secrets, lies, and danger, indeed! Slide was a fast-paced thriller with a plot that was crazy and twisted – I flew through this book in a matter of a few short hours because I didn’t want to put it down. The question of ‘Who is the killer?’ kept me thoroughly intrigued. Even though I rarely pick up mysteries, I enjoy reading them and trying to figure out what’s going to happen. Slide was a bit predictable, I’m afraid. I had a feeling of […]

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Review: Glimmer by Phoebe Kitanidis

Review: Glimmer by Phoebe Kitanidis
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 16, 2012 | 2 Comments

Knowing someone means you know who they were in the past. Anything else is just a glimmer of possibility, a distant hope, and probably wishful thinking.   Glimmer was a freaky book with a refreshingly original plot that kept me on my toes! It grabbed me right away with two strangers waking up in bed together with no recollection of how they got there or who they are. The memory loss of the narrators makes it so that you as a reader have no clue […]

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Review: Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris

Review: Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 30, 2012 | 6 Comments

Lives are made of strings of moments, and every once in a while, one of those moments is pivotal and defining. It changes everything, alters you so completely that when you look back, there’s a clear before and after. Wow. This book blew my mind! I don’t read a lot of sci-fi, so it was unlike anything I’ve ever read before. And boy does Norris know how to kick your feet out from under you! There were a few things […]

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Review: Partials by Dan Wells

Review: Partials by Dan Wells
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 8, 2012 | 4 Comments

Partials blew my mismatched little socks right off. From the first sentence to the very last, I was riveted. Honestly, it had my attention even before I started the first chapter, with this: This book is dedicated to the rule breakers, the troublemakers, and the revolutionaries. Sometimes the hand that feeds you needs a good bite. What a brilliant open to a dystopian novel! Then it leads in with this: Newborn #485GA18M died on June 30, 2076, at 6:07 in […]

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