Publisher: Flatiron Books

Mini Reviews: Year One, House of the Scorpion, Ninth House

Mini Reviews: Year One, House of the Scorpion, Ninth House
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

This book was SO BLAND. There was really nothing special about the writing or the characters. The concept was interesting, and was about the only thing this book really had going for it. But honestly? It just felt like a straight rip off of Darkest Minds. An adult version, and not nearly as good of one. The characters are all flat with no personality to speak of, and I didn’t care about any of them or anything that was happening. Color […]

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Mini Reviews: TRUEL1F3, Tales From the Hinterland

Mini Reviews: TRUEL1F3, Tales From the Hinterland
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on June 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

Okay, so I let this review go WAY too long! I don’t know why, I loved this book just like I love all of Jay’s other stuff. But for some reason, it didn’t stick with me like the first two books did. I even listened to it via audio as a re-read and STILL barely remember anything *hides* Not to say I didn’t enjoy the shit out of it – I definitely did! As always, Jay grabs you by the […]

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ARC Review: Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

ARC Review: Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 3, 2020 | 1 Comment

She had read enough stories to know that the princess and the monster were never the same. I absolutely adored the Persian culture and lore!! It was such a rich and beautiful world that I wanted to crawl into the pages and live there. I loved reading about the div (demons) too! I am super pleased with the twist the romance took! It’s hard to talk about anything without spoiling it – I didn’t know much going in and was […]

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ARC Review: The Night Country by Melissa Albert

ARC Review: The Night Country by Melissa Albert
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 17, 2020 | 1 Comment

I didn’t enjoy this one quite as much as I enjoyed The Hazel Wood, but I still loved stepping back into the dark and twisted world! I felt like this one was lacking in action, but thankfully it didn’t really lose my interest. Melissa’s prose is lyrical and draws you in, so that you want to continue even when there’s nothing happening. I’m not sure how I felt about the introduction of new characters. I liked Sophia well enough, but […]

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Review: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Review: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 7, 2020 | 2 Comments

Why did I wait so long to read this?! I guess I thought I wouldn’t like it – it had some mixed reviews, and recently I’ve seen mostly bad ones, so I started questioning whether it would be a me book or not. But it totally was! I love how strange and haunting this book was – it’s definitely a darker fantasy. It pushed the boundaries of magical realism, without being annoying and full of wtfery like the genre usually is […]

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Review: Legendary by Stephanie Garber (unpopular opinion again oops)

Review: Legendary by Stephanie Garber (unpopular opinion again oops)
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

After seeing everyone RAVING about how amazing the sequel was and how it was just sooo much better than the first, I had some pretty high hopes. I didn’t love Caraval or anything – I was super underwhelmed by the ending, but I did enjoy it for the most part because of the intriguing world. However, this book was not only a struggle, but a MAJOR disappointment. I feel like I read a totally different book than everyone else did. […]

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