Tag: Historical fiction

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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Review: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Review: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 18, 2014 | 15 Comments

“The Winner’s Curse is when you come out on top of the bid, but only by paying a steep price.” It’s no secret that I had been DYING for this book for months. It was THE most anticipated 2014 release for me! I was kinda worried that the Hype Monster would strike again, that I would be disappointed because my hopes were sky high. But I was pleasantly surprised! It didn’t blow me away, but I still loved it! This […]

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Review: Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama

Review: Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on September 3, 2012 | 4 Comments

I’ve been looking for another mermaid book that I could love as much as Forgive My Fins. Alas, this was not the one. I loved the premise, really I did. The back story was fantastic. I just didn’t care for the delivery or the prose. Or any of the characters. I was skeptical about the book as soon as I read the prologue, but I decided to give it a chance anyway. In the beginning, a mermaid is ‘in love’ with […]

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Review: Fateful by Claudia Gray

Review: Fateful by Claudia Gray
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on July 30, 2012 | 5 Comments

I was a bit disappointed with this one, as I had pretty high hopes. I loved the movie Titanic and love werewolf stories, so I was eagerly anticipating a book that mixed the two together. I couldn’t connect with the characters at all, which dragged the book down for me. But my main problem? The romance. I understand that it’s on a ship and time is limited, so things have to move fairly fast, but there’s a difference between fast-moving romance […]

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