Publisher: HarperCollins

Review: Seven Deadly Shadows by Courtney Alameda & Valynne E. Maetani

Review: Seven Deadly Shadows by Courtney Alameda & Valynne E. Maetani
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you know me, you know I am a HUGE sucker for Asian Fantasy. Especially if it’s Japanese. And there’s so few of them! This had everything I love about Japanese fantasy – oni, yokai, kitsune, miko, Shinto shrines, and plenty of glorious Japanese culture. (Which I am positively obsessed with.) That was definitely my favorite part of this book! It was super easy to picture everything – you know how some books tell you they’re in a certain country/place, […]

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Review: Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Review: Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 3, 2020 | 3 Comments

In the beginning, I was on the fence about reading this book. I had actually picked it up once, wasn’t feeling it, and moved on to something else for a while before coming back to it. The French-esque setting (but not actually France?) and social themes had a historical feel, which I hate, and I was struggling. I didn’t care about anything and it was slow going. When Lou and Reid met, everything changed. From the moment that Lou sets […]

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Series Review: Warriors by Erin Hunter (+ I Made My Own Clan!)

Series Review: Warriors by Erin Hunter (+ I Made My Own Clan!)
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

I honestly don’t even know how I had never heard of this series until recently – I mean, a book about cat warrior clans basically screams ‘Jessi book!’ I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about it knowing that it was more of juvenile fiction than teen fiction; but because I went in knowing that fact, I was able to bring my expectations of the prose down. And it did read like Middle Grade. But, once I got into the story […]

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Review: Verify by Joelle Charbonneau

Review: Verify by Joelle Charbonneau
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on November 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. I have some pretty mixed feelings about this book, but overall I feel pretty meh about it. Which makes it hard to review. The concept was fairly awesome. And kinda scary, really: In the future, there are no physical books or written words (they’re not banned, but people get paid to turn in paper and there’s a tax for using it, so they’re super rare) – basically everything is […]

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Review: Crown of Oblivion by Julie Eshbaugh

Review: Crown of Oblivion by Julie Eshbaugh
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on November 4, 2019 | 1 Comment

To be honest, I don’t remember much of this book. I put off reviewing this because after finishing I felt meh about the book and didn’t have much to say about it, so I just never wrote a review. And now I’ve already forgotten a lot of it, even though I just read it two months ago. It just wasn’t a memorable story. Actually, it was quite generic. Super bland, basic dystopian. It felt a lot like a Hunger Games […]

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Mini Reviews: Books I Never Got Around to Reviewing

Mini Reviews: Books I Never Got Around to Reviewing
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 23, 2019 | 2 Comments

I never reviewed this way back when I read it, but I just discovered a half-assed review draft on the blog and thought I’d transfer it here. Cuz let’s face it, I’m never gonna actually write a real review *shrugs* I really enjoyed the movie, but when I saw it I was thinking to myself, “I read the book but I don’t remember ANY of this???” So I don’t know if they changed a lot or if my memory is […]

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