Tag: Fairy tales

ARC Review: The Night Country by Melissa Albert

ARC Review: The Night Country by Melissa Albert
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 17, 2020 | 1 Comment

I didn’t enjoy this one quite as much as I enjoyed The Hazel Wood, but I still loved stepping back into the dark and twisted world! I felt like this one was lacking in action, but thankfully it didn’t really lose my interest. Melissa’s prose is lyrical and draws you in, so that you want to continue even when there’s nothing happening. I’m not sure how I felt about the introduction of new characters. I liked Sophia well enough, but […]

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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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Review: Winter by Marissa Meyer

Review: Winter by Marissa Meyer
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 22, 2016 | 3 Comments

**Possible spoilers** I loved seeing all the characters come together! I think that’s my favorite thing about this series, is that each book tells a different story yet they’re all tied together. I love the backstories of all of them, especially Winter! The scene with Thorne and Cress in the castle gave me warm fuzzies! “I would have killed every one of them to get to you. I would have done anything to get you back. Knowing that we were […]

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Review: Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Review: Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on October 26, 2015 | 3 Comments

I’m going to be honest, I only picked this up to see what all the fuss was about. Not that it didn’t sound interesting, but I probably would have never given this book a second thought based on the cover. After seeing everyone RAVING about it, and even hearing Mindee Arnett mention it at a book signing, I knew I had to get my hands on it. And I did enjoy it. But, I’m afraid the hype might have lessened […]

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Review: Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult

Review: Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on June 26, 2015 | 5 Comments

I’m going to be honest, this is a book I would never have picked up on my own. The cover just screams “contemporary” and I’m not a big contemp reader. I also wouldn’t have pegged it as YA. Not to mention the average Goodreads rating is only 3.53, which typically scares me away from reading. But, I got the companion/sequel novel, Off the Page, from the publisher for review and everyone told me that I should read this one first. […]

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Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 8, 2015 | 2 Comments

I’m going to be honest, Cress annoyed the crap out of me. Out of all three of the main characters introduced in this series so far, she is by far my least favorite (with my favorite being Scarlet, of course). She was so naive, and annoying, and immature – I mean, I understand she’s been locked away for a long time, but…ugh. I can only handle so much, okay? Her constant daydreams started grating on my nerves. Not so much the […]

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