Tag: Contemporary

Mini Reviews: The Summer I Drowned, The Hearts We Sold

Mini Reviews: The Summer I Drowned, The Hearts We Sold
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

I’m going to be honest, I let this review go for WAY too long. At this point I really don’t remember anything at all about the book. But, in my defense, it wasn’t all that memorable and didn’t stick with me to begin with. I had forgotten much of what I read within the first week. I didn’t enjoy it very much while I was reading, either. I didn’t care about any of the characters or anything that was happening, […]

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Review: Well Met by Jen DeLuca

Review: Well Met by Jen DeLuca
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Okay, so this book was pretty hit-or-miss for me. I didn’t like it in the beginning – the MC was royally pissing me off – then the middle was really good, but the ending got rocky again. The Faire was by far the best part and where this book shines. The nerd in me loved the setting, it made me miss Ren Faire! So, the beginning. I honestly hated Emily. She was petulant and childish, and sorry but she was fucking stupid. […]

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Review: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Review: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on July 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Okay, so to understand why I picked this up and why it was so poignant for me, I have to get really personal for a minute. My dad was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, which has spread to his bone, brain, and kidneys; he recently stopped chemo and was given 3-6 weeks to live. I’ve been looking for books dealing with loss, and this one popped up in my search a few times and I passed it by because, […]

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Mini Review: Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

Mini Review: Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

I confess I may have waited a bit too long to write this review. I’ve already forgotten a lot of the book >.< I’m not the biggest contemporary fan, but every once in a while I need a cute and fluffy book to give me a break from the fantasy I usually stick to. And this one totally worked! It was adorable, and I enjoyed the banter between the main characters. I am also a fan of the enemies-to-lovers trope! […]

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Audiobook Review: My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

Audiobook Review: My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” – Milton This book didn’t get to me as much as I’d hoped it would. I didn’t cry while reading it – there were a few quotes that hit me really hard, but I didn’t actually get choked up until I read the author’s note. The book itself fell a bit flat for me, which makes me really sad. I felt […]

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Review: The Lovely and the Lost by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Review: The Lovely and the Lost by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 10, 2020 | 1 Comment

This book is a bit hard for me to review, because I had some pretty mixed feelings about it. First of all, I absolutely LOVED the dogs and the search and rescue aspect, that was definitely the selling point! I love animals in stories, and the dogs were a forefront in this one. I also really loved the wilderness setting – it actually reminded me hardcore of Homeward Bound! But, if you remove those two elements that I was quite […]

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