Tag: Rant reviews


Review: Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick

Review: Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick

Rating this book was a huge struggle, because I can’t even pin down exactly how I feel about it. As you can see from my Overall Assessment, my ratings are all over the place, so overall I just feel confused about the impression this book on me. I almost didn’t even rate the ‘feels’ category because I didn’t know whether to give it a high feels rating for pissing me off so much or give it a zero for the same reason. […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 3 October, 2014 | 17 Comments
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DNF Review: Half Bad by Sally Green

DNF Review: Half Bad by Sally Green

Breathtaking, my ass. The only thing “breathtaking” about this book is the cover. Shame on me for falling for that again. I made it to page 77 before I just couldn’t take it anymore. Stabbing myself in the leg would have been more enjoyable.   First of all, the writing was HORRIBLY sophomoric. Why is this labeled YA? It seriously needs to be labeled as a MG book, because it reads like one. It’s sad when you’re so distracted by editing […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 19 April, 2014 | 2 Comments
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Novel Thoughts: Bad Reactions to Negative Reviews

Novel Thoughts: Bad Reactions to Negative Reviews

I’m not going to go into detail about what made me want to talk about this topic, because I don’t want to open up that can of worms and stir up drama. This post is not directed at a particular incident, but rather inspired by it. Because let’s face it, this has happened many, many times.  So called ‘negative’ reviews If you publish a book, you are knowingly putting it out there for criticism. That’s the risk you take, period. […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 9 November, 2013 | 28 Comments
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Review: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke

Review: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke

Perhaps I doomed myself by going into this book with sky high hopes. And perhaps I deserve it because even after seeing some not-so-great reviews, my shallow nature wouldn’t let me walk away from the beautiful, beautiful cover. (Damn you, beautiful cover, damn you.) But my goodness, I was highly disappointed in this book! First of all, WHERE IS THE GOTHIC NOVEL I WAS PROMISED?!?! This was supposed to be a horror! This book is NOT a horror. It is […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 25 October, 2013 | 21 Comments
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Review: Ashes on the Waves by Mary Lindsey

Review: Ashes on the Waves by Mary Lindsey

It’s no secret that I’m not a big fan of romance, but I do enjoy them occasionally if they’re done well. Sadly, this one fell flat for me. My main problem was the characters. I couldn’t connect to Liam or Anna – in fact, they annoyed the crap out of me – and therefore I couldn’t bring myself to care about anything that was happening to them. It’s really not a good thing when you’re rooting for them to fail.  Sometimes […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 17 July, 2013 | 9 Comments
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Review: PODs by Michelle Pickett

Review: PODs by Michelle Pickett

Huge thanks to Spencer Hill for providing a review copy! I very nearly DNF’ed this book in the first 20-30 pages. I managed to stick through it somehow – my masochistic nature? or morbid curiosity? who knows – and honestly, I wouldn’t have been missing much. I was really looking forward to reading this because of the idea, but the delivery was so lackluster that it all just fell flat for me. My first problem happened very early when Eva […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 25 May, 2013 | 7 Comments
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