Tag: High fantasy

DNF Review: Forest of Souls by Lori M. Lee

DNF Review: Forest of Souls by Lori M. Lee
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on June 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

After spending nearly a month trying to get into this one and fighting with myself over picking it back up, I’ve decided it’s time to let go. Which makes me SUPER bummed, because it was one of my most anticipated 2020 releases!! I wanted so badly to love this one, but I made it 200 pages in and I was still struggling hardcore and feeling really apathetic toward it. It started off really strong – I was enjoying the writing, […]

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Review: Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

Review: Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

I honestly have NO idea why I put off finishing this series for so long!! I read the second book way back in 2012, and this one came out early 2014, but I just…never read it. Oops. I suck at series. I guess part of me thought I was going to be let down? I’d heard some really mixed things about this last book, so that probably led to me putting it off too. I shouldn’t have worried! Although, I […]

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ARC Review: House of Dragons by Jessica Cluess

ARC Review: House of Dragons by Jessica Cluess
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 4, 2020 | 1 Comment

This book was one of my most anticipated 2020 releases! I was DYING to get my hands on it, and was ready to start begging (okay, I kind of begged in buy/sell/trade groups, trying to get someone to trade with me lol), and I finally got lucky enough that the publisher responded to my ARC request with a Netgalley widget! Yay! Did it live up to the hype? Yes and no. Honestly, I was a little disappointed in it overall. […]

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DNF Review: Race the Sands by Sarah Beth Durst

DNF Review: Race the Sands by Sarah Beth Durst
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

The book I read was an uncorrected proof. Any quotes used may be subject to change. Color me disappointed, because I was really looking forward to this one. The concept is incredible! Bad people’s souls are reincarnated as monsters called Kehoks in their next life, and basically take the form of a chimera. People race them, and the Kehok that wins gets redemption for their soul. It’s so cool! However, this book fell really flat for me. My main issue […]

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ARC Review: Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

ARC Review: Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

What a beautiful debut!! The world of Aritsar as well as Ifueko’s prose were stunning and vivid. I loved the culture! It felt a lot like a mashup of Children of Blood & Bone and City of Brass, but was everything I wanted from both of those books (and didn’t get). This was the gorgeous Nigerian fantasy that I expected jumping into CoB&B, which left me feeling disappointing. This one did not! I was utterly hooked from the first chapter! It […]

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Review: A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer

Review: A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

While I still enjoyed this book for the most part, it sooo did not have the magic that A Curse So Dark and Lonely did. First of all, this book is a companion. (Which I knew going in, so I lowered my expectations a bit.) And it’s like most companions – once you get attached to the characters in the first book, it’s hard to get as attached to the secondary characters (or new characters) as the main characters in a […]

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