Tag: Mythology

Mini Audiobook Reviews: Set Fire to the Gods, Steel Crow Saga

Mini Audiobook Reviews: Set Fire to the Gods, Steel Crow Saga
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on July 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Okay so I wasn’t a huge fan of Snow Like Ashes, and I tried to read These Rebel Waves and couldn’t get into it. But when I saw that Kristen (who I adore) was co-writing the book, of course I had to pick it up! I didn’t love it like I’d hoped to, but I did enjoy it while I was reading it even though it didn’t necessarily stick with me. I am a HUGE fan of stories with gods […]

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Mini Reviews: Golden Compass, Scammed, Lore

Mini Reviews: Golden Compass, Scammed, Lore
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on July 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

I had seen the movie already, so I almost didn’t pick this book up. And while reading, I kept thinking that I was wasting my time because it was basically exactly how I remembered the movie (I’ll get to that misconception in a minute!). I did enjoy it for the most part, though! The writing style was really juvenile – this feels a lot more like MG than YA – but the story itself is good. I confess that I […]

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Mini Audiobook Reviews: Beasts of the Frozen Sun & Beyond a Darkened Shore

Mini Audiobook Reviews: Beasts of the Frozen Sun & Beyond a Darkened Shore
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake Published by HarperTeen (4.10.2018) Genres: Young Adult, High Fantasy Format: Audiobook, 435 pages Length: 12 hours, 22 minutes Narrator: Alana Kerr Collins Source: I own it The ancient land of Éirinn is mired in war. Ciara, Princess of Mide, has never known a time when Éirinn’s kingdoms were not battling for power, or Northmen were not plundering their shores. The people of Mide have thankfully always been safe because of Ciara’s unearthly ability […]

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ARC Review: Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

ARC Review: Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 3, 2020 | 1 Comment

She had read enough stories to know that the princess and the monster were never the same. I absolutely adored the Persian culture and lore!! It was such a rich and beautiful world that I wanted to crawl into the pages and live there. I loved reading about the div (demons) too! I am super pleased with the twist the romance took! It’s hard to talk about anything without spoiling it – I didn’t know much going in and was […]

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Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Review: Circe by Madeline Miller
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Trigger Warning: Rape I have some very mixed feelings on this book, which is going to make it super hard to review. I love mythology, so the basis of this book is a total win for me. However, I was not a fan of the writing style at ALL. The prose is very, VERY dry. That was probably my biggest issue with this book. It’s told in past tense, first person – which is usually my favorite, because I tend to connect […]

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Review: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings Anthology

Review: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings Anthology
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on June 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Three words for you: Asian. Folklore. Reimagined. If that doesn’t catch your attention, I don’t know what will! I loved the culture, mythology, and folklore in this one! It was amazing to see different mythology from different cultures in Asia, and I also loved hearing where each author drew their inspiration from. The stories were very hit or miss for me, but the few really amazing ones definitely made it worth the read! Favorite stories: Eyes Like Candlelight by Julie […]

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