Publisher: Random House

Mini Reviews: Grace Year, No Beauties or Monsters

Mini Reviews: Grace Year, No Beauties or Monsters
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 6, 2022 | 0 Comments

Wow, this book was so powerful! It takes a hard look at the relationships between women – at the empowerment of sisterhood, but also at the power that women have to tear each other down (and how patriarchy pits us against one another). That we are stronger together instead of against one another. It’s been a while since I read a dystopian I enjoyed this much! It had a very Lord of the Flies feel when we were seeing the […]

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Audibook Review: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Audibook Review: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 8, 2022 | 0 Comments

I felt like I was on drugs reading this book. Either I was on drugs reading it, or the author was on drugs writing it. Don’t get me wrong, I like weird. And this book was nothing if not unique. But sometimes the wtfery got a bit thick even for me, and more than once while listening I said out loud, “wait, what?” or “I don’t even know what the hell is going on.” There were a couple times I […]

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Audiobook Review: As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson

Audiobook Review: As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 14, 2022 | 2 Comments

I just. Wow. I wish I could pretend that the entire ass last half of this book did not exist. I think this has been the most disappointing finale of a series that I’ve ever read, to be completely honest. It took a HARD turn in the middle of the book and completely lost me, and I was so frustrated that I almost DNFed it. I still wish I had, sadly. It’s a shame, really. This series has been phenomenal […]

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Audiobook Review: Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson

Audiobook Review: Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

I felt disappointed with this book in some nameless way that I can’t explain. I really don’t know why, but it just didn’t have the magic that the first and second book had. I still loved the characters – Spensa is tough as nails and an MC worth rooting for, M-Bot is hilarious and his struggle with emotions is endearing, and I enjoyed the introduction of  Chet as well. I also have to admit that I didn’t know there would […]

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Audiobook Review: Aurora’s End by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

Audiobook Review: Aurora’s End by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

While we fight, there is hope. What a BEAUTIFUL ending to an amazing series!! I was lucky enough to get my hands on an eARC of this book before its release (thanks, Christy!!), but I never got around to reviewing it because I was wedding planning. I had pre-ordered the audiobook because the Aurora Cycle audiobooks are some of my faves, so when it came out I listened to it as a re-read! Aurora Burning left all our beloved characters […]

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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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