Tag: Magic

Review: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

Review: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on June 6, 2016 | 1 Comment

I liked what life felt like with him in the desert. Like we were equals. Like we fit together. Too tangled to pull apart so easily. This book has a very western/Arabian feel to it – it’s kind of like Walk on Earth a Stranger meets The Fire Wish. (Loved WoEaS, didn’t care for FW.) I lovelovelove the girl-disguised-as-a-boy stories! This book wasn’t really Historical, but kind of had that feel to it when it came to women’s rights. Life is […]

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Review: The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

Review: The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 27, 2016 | 1 Comment

In that moment, Blue was a little in love with all of them. Their magic. Their quest. Their awfulness and strangeness. Her raven boys. Okay first of all, I cannot believe I waited so long to read this series! I’m really surprised by how much I’m enjoying it. I didn’t expect that! Can we please just talk about how FREAKING EPIC dream thieving is?! I loved that so much it’s not even funny. It’s quite possibly the coolest idea ever, and […]

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Review: Ruined by Amy Tintera

Review: Ruined by Amy Tintera
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 23, 2016 | 3 Comments

Good freaking lord, am I the ONLY person who didn’t like this book? I don’t understand the hype this book has. It was like Red Queen and Snow Like Ashes all over again. This book was SO generic. It was not memorable at all and doesn’t stand out in the sea of other High Fantasy books.  Actually, as far as HF goes, this one was a terrible one. There’s so many other, better HFs out there! There was NO world building in this […]

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Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 20, 2016 | 2 Comments

Oh my gosh, how do I even put it into words? I guess I’ll start with a confession. I tried to read this book almost 4 years ago, either before it came out or right after (I’m pretty sure I had a review copy from NetGalley). I read maybe two chapters and just…quit. And never picked it back up again. Now that I’ve finished it, I’m asking myself: WHY?! I put off reading it for years because I was afraid I […]

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Review: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

Review: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 21, 2016 | 8 Comments

**MAY CONTAIN MILD SPOILERS** Well….there’s 4 hours of my life I’m never getting back. What. the actual fuck. did I just read……….*blank stare* WHY DID NO ONE WARN ME HOW FUCKING WEIRD THIS BOOK IS?! This book was NOT my thing. At all. Total waste of my time. This was my first foray into the world of magical realism, and if it’s all like this book it’s definitely not something I’d ever read again. There was so much WTFery in this story I […]

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Review: Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

Review: Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 14, 2016 | 1 Comment

In the beginning, I wasn’t sure I’d like this book at all. Actually, I was weary of picking it up in the first place. Cotillion and couture aren’t really my thing. The only thing that pushed me to try anyway was the fact that it’s Rachel Hawkins, and I loved her Hex Hall series. In the beginning, I didn’t like it. I found Harper to be extremely shallow. The whole book seemed shallow. I mean, there was an in-depth discussion about lip gloss […]

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