Tag: Realistic fiction

Review: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Review: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on July 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Okay, so to understand why I picked this up and why it was so poignant for me, I have to get really personal for a minute. My dad was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, which has spread to his bone, brain, and kidneys; he recently stopped chemo and was given 3-6 weeks to live. I’ve been looking for books dealing with loss, and this one popped up in my search a few times and I passed it by because, […]

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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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Review: The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

Review: The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 14, 2014 | 15 Comments

Wow. I haven’t read a contemporary that affected me so much since Before I Fall! This story was beautiful, guys. It had me sobbing! I loved Nastya. LOVED her. She was so awesome! She was witty and hilarious, she was strong, and she didn’t give a f*ck what anyone thought of her. Plus, she was interesting. I wish she were real so we could be friends! I don’t dress this way because I like it so much or because I want people to […]

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Audiobook Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Audiobook Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on November 25, 2013 | 9 Comments

So, I finally read this book. Took me long enough, eh? It didn’t really blow me away, but I did really enjoy it. I must admit that this book is very difficult to review as I don’t have much to say other than it was beautiful and heartbreaking! John Green’s writing style is epic. He makes even the most mundane things seem interesting, and that was what made me enjoy this so much. There was hardly anything going on for […]

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Review: If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch

Review: If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on November 4, 2013 | 10 Comments

I’d heard very good things about this book, but didn’t really look twice at it until C.J. Redwine recommended it at her book signing. I thought for sure it was going to be a tear-jerker, and something I could find that could compare to Before I Fall, but for some reason it just didn’t work for me. Don’t get me wrong, it was a fabulous story. But I couldn’t connect like I’d hoped. I think my main issue was that […]

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