Tag: 3.5 heartbeats

Mini Audio Reviews: Lovely War, Soulmate Equation, Crawdads

Mini Audio Reviews: Lovely War, Soulmate Equation, Crawdads
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 3, 2023 | 0 Comments

This was a book club pick, and something I would have never touched in a million years on my own. I have never been a fan of historical fiction and usually avoid it at all costs. So, I ended up being pleasantly surprised by this one! The audiobook was FANTASTIC! I didn’t enjoy the flashbacks a whole lot, because that’s where the historical part really shone through. I didn’t care all that much about Hazel and James or Aubrey and […]

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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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Mini Reviews: Year One, House of the Scorpion, Ninth House

Mini Reviews: Year One, House of the Scorpion, Ninth House
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 16, 2022 | 0 Comments

This book was SO BLAND. There was really nothing special about the writing or the characters. The concept was interesting, and was about the only thing this book really had going for it. But honestly? It just felt like a straight rip off of Darkest Minds. An adult version, and not nearly as good of one. The characters are all flat with no personality to speak of, and I didn’t care about any of them or anything that was happening. Color […]

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Audiobook Review: How to Survive Your Murder by Danielle Valentine

Audiobook Review: How to Survive Your Murder by Danielle Valentine
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on November 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

I have no idea how to rate this because I still can’t decide if I loved it or hated it?? I vacillated pretty wildly back and forth at various points of the story. The beginning was rougghhhh. I almost DNFed this book because the first 20% is PAINFULLY, in-your-face high school. Almost like it was trying wayyy too hard to feel like high school. To the point that it was nauseating. It was shallow and juvenile, and I was starting to wonder […]

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Series Review Roundup: Warriors Super Editions 1, 5, 12, & 13

Series Review Roundup: Warriors Super Editions 1, 5, 12, & 13
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

I didn’t love this as much as I thought I was going to. I adored Squirrelflight’s Hope, even though I don’t usually care for side stories when I already know the outcome, so I was really hoping to love this one too. I mean, Firestar is an old fave and will always be special, so I was looking forward to being back in his head for a bit. And I did enjoy it, but it was extreeemely slow paced. Almost […]

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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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