Publisher: Delacorte

ARC Review: Song of Silver, Flame Like Night by Amelie Wen Zhao

ARC Review: Song of Silver, Flame Like Night by Amelie Wen Zhao
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 2, 2023 | 0 Comments

This book was awesome! I got an ARC at YALLfest, and honestly I was just in it for the cover and the fact that it’s Asian fantasy. For some reason I was afraid I wouldn’t like it, even though I haven’t read anything else by Zhao. I went in with little to no expectations, and the result? I was blown away! First of all, it’s been a long time since I’ve read a book so cinematic! In the opening scenes […]

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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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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 | 2 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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Audiobook Review: Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson

Audiobook Review: Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

I felt disappointed with this book in some nameless way that I can’t explain. I really don’t know why, but it just didn’t have the magic that the first and second book had. I still loved the characters – Spensa is tough as nails and an MC worth rooting for, M-Bot is hilarious and his struggle with emotions is endearing, and I enjoyed the introduction of  Chet as well. I also have to admit that I didn’t know there would […]

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Mini Audiobook Reviews: Gilded Ones, Star Daughter, Blade’s Edge

Mini Audiobook Reviews: Gilded Ones, Star Daughter, Blade’s Edge
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on July 9, 2021 | 0 Comments

This was one of my most anticipated 2020 releases! I was really hoping for this to be a 5 star book for me. While it didn’t quite make it as high as my expectations, I enjoyed it a lot! The concept is really cool – I loved the gilded ones, alaki, and the deathshrieks. The narrator (Shayna Small) is FANTASTIC! Honestly, she brought this book to life and I know that I wouldn’t have enjoyed it half as much as […]

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Mini Audiobook Reviews: Frostblood, Bone Witch, Bound by Blood & Sand

Mini Audiobook Reviews: Frostblood, Bone Witch, Bound by Blood & Sand
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on June 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

I picked this up on a whim, and to be honest I went in expecting not to enjoy it very much. I ended up being surprised because while it wasn’t great, it was still a fairly decent read. It was pretty generic as far as high fantasy goes and doesn’t really stand out in the sea of fantasy. But Blake’s writing style was solid and the book was able to hold my interest. I enjoyed it for the most part […]

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