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Review: The Girl King by Mimi Yu

Review: The Girl King by Mimi Yu

Let me start this off by saying that I am a HUGE fan of Asian Fantasy. It’s actually my favorite sub-genre and I crave more of it. I was super excited for this book because not only is it AF, it’s #ownvoices! (If you’re looking for some amazing #ownvoices Asian Fantasy I highly recommend Shadow of the Fox and Girls of Paper & Fire!) Sadly, this book fell flat for me. But, the one thing I did love was the Asian aspect […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 11, 2019 | 1 Comment
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ARC Review: Ship of Smoke & Steel by Django Wexler

ARC Review: Ship of Smoke & Steel by Django Wexler

This book wasn’t even on my radar until I picked up a free ARC at YALLfest, and it sounded super intriguing so I thought I’d give it a go. I also thought for some reason it was an Asian fantasy (it is sooo not), so I was excited to read it. I hadn’t heard much about it, either, so I didn’t know what to expect. Sadly, I ended up being disappointed. The main issue I had was with our main […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 14, 2019 | 1 Comment
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Mini Review: Shadow Run by Adrianne Strickland & Michael Miller

Mini Review: Shadow Run by Adrianne Strickland & Michael Miller

What I liked: Space! Shadow, and Qole’s ability to wield it ….well, crap, that’s it What I didn’t like: The horrible pacing The dual POVs. It was very confusing and I often forgot who I was reading. There wasn’t really a distinction between them The “white people are royalty and dark people are savages” trope. I’m not sure it was intended that way, as there were dark skinned people in the palace as well, but poor/careless writing nonetheless (am I […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on September 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Review: The Dragon’s Price by Bethany Wiggins

Review: The Dragon’s Price by Bethany Wiggins

Let me make something perfectly clear: THIS IS A ROMANCE. THIS IS A ROMANCE. THIS IS A ROMANCE. THIS IS A ROMANCE. THIS IS A ROMANCE. THIS IS A FUCKING ROMANCE. Got it? Good. This is not a book about dragons. In fact, dragons make an appearance exactly three times in this entire book. Yes, three. THREE. IN THREE HUNDRED PAGES. Literally the rest of the book is ooey gooey, in your face, vomit-inducing romance. If you dig romance, you’ll […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 3, 2017 | 2 Comments
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Review: Blood, Ink and Fire by Ashley Mansour

Review: Blood, Ink and Fire by Ashley Mansour

I think this book had fabulous potential. The idea of it all was epic – in the future, books and reading are forbidden. How scary is that? I think Ashley Mansour was really onto something great here, because it speaks to the heart of every single one of us readers. A world without books is the worst kind of world we could possibly imagine! The concept really was brilliant. But there were a lot of issues I had with it that […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 8, 2016 | 5 Comments
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ARC Review: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

ARC Review: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

I was really looking forward to this book because umm, that cover?! Gorgeeeoouuus. Sadly I was tricked by a pretty cover again. Maybe the hype killed it a little for me too, or maybe Susan Dennard books just aren’t my cup of tea (I didn’t like Something Strange and Deadly much either, but thought that was just because it was Historical). Sigh. My main issue with this book is that I was horribly bored for the majority of it. I didn’t […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on November 17, 2015 | 12 Comments
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