Publisher: HarperTeen

Review: A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

Review: A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Wow. What a powerful story! This book absolutely broke my heart, and I felt so angry and indignant for the things that Shirin had to go through. This book is definitely important, and one that I think everyone should read! I hated the pathetic, soul-sucking effort it took to finally make a single friend brave enough to sit next to me in public. Coming from a place of privilege, it’s hard to ever imagine what going through these things would […]

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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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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: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Review: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s been a really long time since I read a book that I hated so much that I legit wanted to throw across the room. And for whatever reason, I couldn’t stop reading it??? It was like watching a train wreck, it was SO. TERRIBLE. but I just couldn’t look away. (Or maybe I’m becoming a softie since I apparently have lost my ability to ruthlessly DNF anything I’m not enjoying….) This book was honestly terrible. The romance was terrible. […]

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Review: The Pioneer by Bridget Tyler

Review: The Pioneer by Bridget Tyler
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 25, 2019 | 3 Comments

This was such a great debut sci-fi! It was definitely right up my alley. I went in not really knowing much and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it! The beginning started out with a bang – I actually read this in the middle of a reading slump so I needed something to grab me right away and this one definitely did. I absolutely love books about finding and colonizing new planets. I love seeing what authors imagine the […]

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