Tag: 2.5 heartbeats

Mini Audio Reviews: Bird & Sword, Prison Healer, Legendborn

Mini Audio Reviews: Bird & Sword, Prison Healer, Legendborn
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 27, 2023 | 0 Comments

I’m so sad that I didn’t love this one. The hype for this book is UNREAL! Everyone talks about how beautiful the writing is, but it didn’t wow me. In fact, I found this story to be somewhat dull. I loved the idea of the magic system, but the middle got pretty boring when Lark was in the castle. I didn’t care at all for the romance, either. There was zero chemistry between Lark and Tiras, and it borderlined controlling […]

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Audiobook Review: One Dark Window by Rachel Gillig

Audiobook Review: One Dark Window by Rachel Gillig
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 16, 2023 | 0 Comments

Buckle up, ladies and gents. Because I have a LOT of complaints. Firstly, I want to say that I listened to the audiobook, so some of my spellings may be off. I thought the MC was ‘Elsbeth’ for almost the whole book, until I finally looked at the synopsis; so I’m sure the other character names are probably spelled weird too lmao. Secondly, WHY DO I ALWAYS LET THE HYPE MONSTER GET ME?! WHY AM I ALWAYS A BLACK SHEEP?! […]

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Mini Audio Reviews: The Queen Will Betray You, The King Will Kill You

Mini Audio Reviews: The Queen Will Betray You, The King Will Kill You
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 13, 2023 | 0 Comments

I honestly don’t remember a darn thing about the second book. I enjoyed the first book for the most part, even though it was generic AF (thanks to the fantastic audiobook narrator, I’m quite sure); but sadly I enjoyed this one a bit less than the first. I did still mostly enjoy it while I was listening, but it felt even more generic than the first book and had a bit of second book syndrome going on. Although, Luca and Ama […]

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Mini Audio Reviews: Inheritance Games, Weight of Blood, Nettle & Bone

Mini Audio Reviews: Inheritance Games, Weight of Blood, Nettle & Bone
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 6, 2023 | 0 Comments

This was good, not great. It was a quick read, and fairly entertaining, but it felt kind of juvenile to me. I feel like there was more focus on drama and romance than the puzzles we were promised. All of the boys felt like the exact same person (with extra jerkness to Grayson, maybe) and I was continuously having issues telling them apart. I was also confused about the love triangle (square??) and the fact that every freakin’ dude in […]

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Audiobook Review: Secrets So Deep by Ginny Myers Sain

Audiobook Review: Secrets So Deep by Ginny Myers Sain
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

Like many other reviewers have said, this book wasn’t nearly as good as Dark and Shallow Lies (which had a fantastic atmosphere, btw). But still, it was a decent read. I liked the summer camp setting and the fact that it was on the ocean. The pacing was rather slow for most of the book, but the little snippets we got here and there were enough to keep me interested. The audiobook narrator was pretty good, which also helped with […]

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Audiobook Review: RoseBlood by A.G. Howard

Audiobook Review: RoseBlood by A.G. Howard
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 2, 2022 | 0 Comments

I have very mixed feelings about this book. It’s definitely not Howard’s best work. (Stain is FANTASTIC, read that instead.) I loved the premise and setting – I’ve never read a Phantom of the Opera retelling, and don’t see many of them to begin with. Howard’s take on incubus/succubus lore was really cool! I also loved Rune’s song and abilities and how they worked. However, the romance utterly ruined it for me. The soulmate trope has to be done a […]

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