Source: Library

Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Review: Circe by Madeline Miller
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Trigger Warning: Rape I have some very mixed feelings on this book, which is going to make it super hard to review. I love mythology, so the basis of this book is a total win for me. However, I was not a fan of the writing style at ALL. The prose is very, VERY dry. That was probably my biggest issue with this book. It’s told in past tense, first person – which is usually my favorite, because I tend to connect […]

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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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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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Review: Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

Review: Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 29, 2019 | 1 Comment

What I liked: The storytelling. It was absolutely brilliant! I love how things were unveiled and it kind of throws you for a loop. Secrets, lies, and betrayal! I love how each of the queens had something to hide, and their secrets slowly came to light. They were each breaking the queenly law in some way. The world. The concept of the world was really interesting, albeit a bit vague – four distinct quadrants of Quadara, four ruling queens. I’ll […]

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Review: City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

Review: City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

This book is rather difficult for me to review, because in the beginning I had really mixed feelings about it. I didn’t love it quite like I’d hoped to. My girl Erin (@asthebookends) LOVED this book so I was expecting to be blown away and maybe my hopes were just too high. I actually put it off for a few weeks when I was planning on picking it up because I was afraid it’d send me into a reading slump […]

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Review: Smoke in the Sun by Renee Ahdieh

Review: Smoke in the Sun by Renee Ahdieh
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on September 28, 2018 | 2 Comments

“Ours is a love stronger than fear and deeper than the sea.” Soo this makes me really sad to say but this story was really boring for most of the book?? *cries* Looking back I really can’t tell you what actually happened because NOTHING HAPPENED. After Flame in the Mist I expected much, much more. Not to say that I didn’t like it – I did still enjoy it for the most part because Renee’s writing is lovely, and I […]

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