Publisher: Henry Holt & Co

Review: The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg

Review: The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on September 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

This was basically a fantasy version of Westworld! I was actually skeptical about picking this one up when I first got it – I honestly hate the original cover and for some reason I just didn’t think I’d enjoy it. Then my lovely bookish friend Katie (@readerrewind) chose it for me for the 12 recs from 12 friends challenge on Instagram so I picked it up – and I ended up being pleasantly surprised! I would have finished this entire thing […]

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Audiobook Review: Children of Blood & Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Audiobook Review: Children of Blood & Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on November 23, 2018 | 1 Comment

We are all children of blood and bone. All instruments of vengeance and virtue. The first time I tried this book, I was reading it. I made it 254 pages into the ARC – which is right around halfway through – before I gave up. I was bored out of my mind, and other than the awesome premise (magic!!) and diverse setting/characters, it felt extremely generic. I couldn’t connect at all, and didn’t find the characters very inspiring. I kept […]

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DNF Review: The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

DNF Review: The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on October 9, 2015 | 4 Comments

Oh good flippin’ lord. I’m quite proud of myself for making it 65%, honestly. (Keep in mind that this book is FOUR HUNDRED AND NINETY TWO PAGES LONG. Almost five hundred pages of NOTHING.) This book was slow. Painfully so. There was absolutely nothing happening in the entire first half of this book. It was just Lia being a bartender and talking to thinking about the *adopts high-pitched breathy voice* two handsome, swoon-worthy gentlemen that stumbled into the tavern. Seriously. […]

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Review: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Review: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on November 20, 2013 | 10 Comments

I wasn’t a big fan of Shadow and Bone. I was the black sheep on that one. I was hoping that Siege and Storm would blow the first book out of the water and I would love it, like everyone else did. Sadly, I was wrong. It was exactly the same for me as Shadow and Bone was: Meh. I did fare a bit better with all of the foreign/made up terms in this one, because there was a map and […]

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Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 22, 2012 | 12 Comments

I found this book to be a bit disappointing. Maybe I was just expecting too much out of it. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed it. But it didn’t wow me like I thought it would. The beginning was very discouraging for me. There were so many terms and made up words thrown around without explanation that I very nearly gave up on it because I didn’t know what the hell was going on. I really think the world should […]

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