Tag: Historical fiction

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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Review: Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

Review: Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on September 4, 2015 | 3 Comments

I think everyone knows by now how much I hate historical. I went into this expecting a fantasy. I knew it had a historical aspect, but I didn’t think it would be overpowering. Let me repeat: I thought this was a fantasy. It is NOT a fantasy. In fact, there’s really nothing fantasy about this book at all aside from Leah’s ability to witch gold. This is a historical all the way. But, surprisingly, that didn’t ruin it for me. […]

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Review: Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

Review: Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 31, 2015 | 5 Comments

Gold makes monsters of men. Hmm. This review is hard to write, because I’m not exactly sure how I feel about this book. It’s not the kind of story that I would typically even consider picking up, because I’m not really into westerns or anything remotely historical. But, I was in the mood for something different from my usual sci-fi or fantasy novel, and this one sounded interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed Rae Carson’s Walk the Earth a Stranger, and this […]

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A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin

A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on June 8, 2015 | 5 Comments

Thank you to Tor Teen for providing this copy for review! I never was able to tell if the girls at the School actually had supernatural abilities, or if they were just very talented. And smart. It kind of seemed like a paranormal, but it read more like a historical? Which would usually be a bad thing for me, because most of the time anything even remotely historical makes my brain shut down. But this was surprisingly not all that bad! […]

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Review: Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White

Review: Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 29, 2014 | 5 Comments

While fairly fluffy (as per usual with Kiersten White), Illusions of Fate was a cute and magical read! I liked Jessamin for the most part. She was stubborn, but determined, and stood up for what she believed in no matter what. I love that she’s not white! It’s so rare to find that in YA, it was refreshing to have an MC with a different background. I’m not quite sure how I felt about Finn, though. At times he reminded me a […]

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Review: Venom by Fiona Paul

Review: Venom by Fiona Paul
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 18, 2014 | 5 Comments

Evil flows silently among us like venom. This is a very tough review to write for me, and this book was hard to rate (you can see that my overall assessment ratings are all over the place). First of all, I’ve been wanting to read this for a long time because 1) I love the author. She’s one of the most friendly and sweetest authors I’ve ever had the privilege to talk to; and 2) because all of my Merp […]

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