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Audiobook Review: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

Audiobook Review: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 17, 2020 | 3 Comments

Holy crap, this book was so addicting!! I’ve seen it compared to One of Us is Lying, which I enjoyed, but I think this one was even better! In the beginning, it starts off as a typical mystery – popular girl is murdered, her boyfriend is the supposed killer. Okay, I can see which direction this is going. But as Pippa started digging and uncovering secrets, shit got crazy! The list of suspects grew longer and just created more and […]

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Review: A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

Review: A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Wow. What a powerful story! This book absolutely broke my heart, and I felt so angry and indignant for the things that Shirin had to go through. This book is definitely important, and one that I think everyone should read! I hated the pathetic, soul-sucking effort it took to finally make a single friend brave enough to sit next to me in public. Coming from a place of privilege, it’s hard to ever imagine what going through these things would […]

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Audiobook Review: One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Audiobook Review: One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

It’s been a while since I read a mystery/thriller because they’re not usually my jam (and ya’ll know I don’t usually do contemp at all), but I really enjoyed this one! I loved the mystery aspect and how we slowly got snippets of information that lead to clues about the murder. The mystery and all the secrets kept me going! Honestly, throughout most of this book I had no idea who did it. It was well done for sure! I can […]

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Audiobook Review: Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa

Audiobook Review: Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

I absolutely LOVED Shadow of the Fox when I read it, and loved it even more on audio. I mean, Asian fantasy is my fave, and I love Inuyasha (which Shadow in the Fox is basically a book form of), and I adore Julie and everything she’s ever written. Unfortunately, this one didn’t quite have the magic that the first book did. I actually read this last year before it came out, and was disappointed in it. I think I […]

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ARC Review: Witches of Ash & Ruin by E. Latimer

ARC Review: Witches of Ash & Ruin by E. Latimer
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

When the publisher sent me a copy of this, I had never even heard of it. I wasn’t super interested, because I’m not usually a fan of witch books. However, when I saw that it had Celtic mythology, I was super intrigued! I knew next to nothing going into this, and I ended up being pleasantly surprised! I was really drawn in by the prose from the very beginning! I really enjoyed the writing style – it was engaging and […]

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Review: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Review: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 7, 2020 | 2 Comments

Why did I wait so long to read this?! I guess I thought I wouldn’t like it – it had some mixed reviews, and recently I’ve seen mostly bad ones, so I started questioning whether it would be a me book or not. But it totally was! I love how strange and haunting this book was – it’s definitely a darker fantasy. It pushed the boundaries of magical realism, without being annoying and full of wtfery like the genre usually is […]

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