Tag: Historical fiction

Mini Audiobook Reviews: Deliverance Dane, Firefight, Chasing Power

Mini Audiobook Reviews: Deliverance Dane, Firefight, Chasing Power
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on June 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

I was leery about picking this one up because it was Historical, but my girl Kayla (@rheya_reads on Insta) picked it for me last year for the 12 recs challenge (12 friends pick 12 books for you to read). I’m so sorry Kayla, I let you down!! I was really hoping to enjoy it, because it was a witchy novel, but sadly I just didn’t. The concept and the way the story was told were both really cool, though! I […]

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Audiobook Review: The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

Audiobook Review: The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 8, 2021 | 0 Comments

I was worried I wouldn’t enjoy this with it being historical, but I picked it up anyway because I LOVED The Ten Thousand Doors of January. And Alix delivered yet again! It wasn’t quite as good as Ten Thousand Doors, but it was still haunting and beautiful! Harrow’s prose is absolutely lovely and engaging and it just draws you in! I loved the magic of this story. It made me want to crawl into the pages and live there! I’m […]

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[Horror October] Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

[Horror October] Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fear is a hungry beast. The more you feed it, the more it grows. I have been putting this book off for SO long! To be honest, the hype was a bit intimidating. It’s also Historical, which is so not my thing. So I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about this one. As it turns out, I’m somewhere in the middle. I did enjoy it, but I didn’t love it. I don’t know what it is about a Historical setting that […]

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Review: Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson

Review: Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on September 19, 2016 | 3 Comments

Just like with the first book, I’m pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this one. As I stated in my review of Walk on Earth a Stranger, I went into the series expecting a historical fantasy. This book is NOT fantasy. The only thing fantasy about this series is Leah’s ability to witch gold. This series is hardcore Historical Fiction, set during the gold rush. I think it’s the latter part that makes it interesting to me. It’s no secret […]

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DNF Review: And I Darken by Kiersten White

DNF Review: And I Darken by Kiersten White
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on June 13, 2016 | 6 Comments

This book was SO boring I just couldn’t bring myself to finish. It’s sad, because I usually really enjoy Kiersten White’s books. I’m not sure if it was because it’s Historical (which I’m pretty picky about on the very rare occasion I do pick it up), because I just wasn’t in the mood to read it (I’m going to be honest, my brain is in Raven Cycle mode at the moment), or because it simply isn’t for me (most likely, tbh). I made […]

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Review: A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

Review: A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 18, 2016 | 3 Comments

“They work their discreet types of madness on us, power and pain, and we hold to our truths in the darkness.” I had major problems connecting with this book. Mainly to our lead, Grace. I got no feeling whatsoever from her. In fact, it seemed as if she didn’t have feelings. She was telling the story, but she never had any emotion. Therefore, I felt nothing. I was an onlooker to this story, not part of it. I like to experience […]

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