Tag: Diversity

Review: Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

Review: Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

Upon finishing this book, the main emotion I felt was relief. It seriously took me thirty days to finish this book, you guys. THIRTY. DAYS. I can’t think of any other book that I’ve ever spent more than a couple of weeks on that I didn’t DNF (or hate, it did take me three months to finish Brisingr and it was AWFUL).  Me after finishing: It fucking felt like 84 years anyway XD Honestly, this book was way, WAY too long. Waaaaaay too […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 3, 2019 | 2 Comments
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Audiobook Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Audiobook Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

To be completely honest, I was worried going in that I would be the black sheep again because the hype for this book is U N R E A L. Thankfully, I wasn’t! For once, the hype is 100% justified. This book is so important, so impactful. It really makes you think about the world and how flawed it is. And honestly, this book got under my skin. I didn’t expect to care so much, because I am just not a contemporary […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 7, 2018 | 1 Comment
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Audiobook Review: Children of Blood & Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Audiobook Review: Children of Blood & Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

We are all children of blood and bone. All instruments of vengeance and virtue. The first time I tried this book, I was reading it. I made it 254 pages into the ARC – which is right around halfway through – before I gave up. I was bored out of my mind, and other than the awesome premise (magic!!) and diverse setting/characters, it felt extremely generic. I couldn’t connect at all, and didn’t find the characters very inspiring. I kept […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on November 23, 2018 | 1 Comment
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Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

I feel very, very alive. It’s been an embarrassingly long time since I read this book, so it’s hard to review it! I’d forgotten a lot of it so I had to skim the book to remember. I did really enjoy it while I was reading though! The story is super cute. “But you know, there’s an upside here. Because when you spend so much time intensely wanting something, and then you actually get the thing? It’s magic.” There’s something […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Review: The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

Review: The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

This was a tad difficult to rate. It was mostly enjoyable while I was actually reading, but now that I’m not it’s….fading. While there were things happening, I don’t really feel like all that much happened. It seemed like a bunch of running around and avoiding getting killed, with no real plot. We don’t find out what Dai’s purpose is (or what the point of the numbers is) until closer to the end. There was a lull around 20% or so where […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on October 17, 2014 | 2 Comments
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Review: The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

Review: The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

I will try my best not to include spoilers outside of spoiler tags, but it is very difficult to talk about without spoiling anything, so beware! I say this in every review of a Julie Kagawa book: Julie cannot write a bad book. It’s just not possible. There hasn’t been a single book she’s written that I didn’t love, and this one was no exception!! I was sad to see this trilogy end, but I loved the way everything was wrapped […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 11, 2014 | 2 Comments
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