Publisher: Penguin

Review: Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

Review: Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

It takes a monster to slay a monster. Holy. Freaking. CRAP. You guys, this book absolutely BLEW me away!! I mean just wow. I don’t remember the last time I enjoyed a book this much from the opening sentence to the very last page that wasn’t written by Jay Kristoff. I wish I could bottle up the sheer fierce joy I felt while reading this delightful book! It reminded me a lot of watching Pacific Rim for the first time […]

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Review: Dark and Shallow Lies by Ginny Myers Sain

Review: Dark and Shallow Lies by Ginny Myers Sain
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

If she were really dead, surely I would be, too. How do you go on living with only half a heart? This was such an atmospheric read!! The characters didn’t really stand out to me, but the world sure did! I loved the bayou/deep south setting and the strange and unusual feel this book had going for it! It reminded me a lot of The Wicked Deep. All of the gifts that the characters had were awesome, too. Each person […]

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DNF Reviews: Kingkiller, Where Dreams Descend, Gods of Jade/Shadow

DNF Reviews: Kingkiller, Where Dreams Descend, Gods of Jade/Shadow
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

DNF @ 50% (second try) I give up. I gave it a valiant effort. I really did. The first time I made it right around the 100 page mark before I gave up from boredom. But, this book has a ridiculous amount of raving reviews, so I thought I’d give the audio a shot in hopes that it’d be better. It wasn’t. I wasn’t a fan of the narrator at ALL. He was SO boring! Some of the accents and […]

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Mini Reviews: Golden Compass, Scammed, Lore

Mini Reviews: Golden Compass, Scammed, Lore
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on July 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

I had seen the movie already, so I almost didn’t pick this book up. And while reading, I kept thinking that I was wasting my time because it was basically exactly how I remembered the movie (I’ll get to that misconception in a minute!). I did enjoy it for the most part, though! The writing style was really juvenile – this feels a lot more like MG than YA – but the story itself is good. I confess that I […]

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DNF Review: Dark Lover by J.R. Ward

DNF Review: Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on June 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Honestly, this is a “it’s not you, it’s me” situation. I used to read Paranormal Romance a lot in my early 20’s, and I just plain got sick of it. After a while, it all reads EXACTLY THE SAME. Super sexy, single Mary Sue – a virgin too, eye roll – in her mid 20’s (what 25 year old has NEVER HAD AN ORGASM? I mean I’m sure it happens occasionally but why is it EVERY SINGLE PR EVER?!) meets […]

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Mini Audiobook Reviews: Dune, Way of Kings, Kings of the Wyld

Mini Audiobook Reviews: Dune, Way of Kings, Kings of the Wyld
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

This post is basically the “epic Jessi fail of Adult Fantasy reviews” lmao, why am I having such bad luck with Adult Fantasy?! And audiobooks at that!! Okay, WHAT THE HELL IS EVERYONE RAVING ABOUT?! This is one of the most decorated high fantasies in existence and I absolutely hated it. (What is wrong with me?!) I was SO. BORED. Through the entire fucking novel. Nothing happened! The characters sucked! The plot sucked! The writing is dull AF! Like I could rant […]

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