Tag: Thriller

Review: Panic by Lauren Oliver

Review: Panic by Lauren Oliver
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 28, 2014 | 17 Comments

I thought for sure I was going to enjoy this book. I absolutely LOVED Before I Fall, and while I wasn’t the biggest fan, Delirium was still enjoyable. Sadly, this one did not work for me. The pacing was downright horrendous – I was bored out of my mind for most of the book. There was far too much detail about mundane things, and I think that could have been cut back to keep the pace moving. After pages and pages of detail […]

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Review: Parasite by Mira Grant

Review: Parasite by Mira Grant
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on October 15, 2013 | 6 Comments

The uniqueness of this book was the selling quality for me. The idea was crazy, but also completely logical. It was done so well that I felt like it could actually happen! I didn’t really care for Sal, to be honest. She was rather flat and dull to me, and I couldn’t connect with her at all. I felt nothing reading from her perspective because she was so detached and clinical about everything. The emotion just wasn’t there. There were a […]

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Find Me Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

Find Me Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on October 14, 2013 | 7 Comments

I do love the occasional mystery, and this one was pretty darn good! It gave you several options without giving away the ending. I have to admit, while I suspected the person at one point (although I suspected a couple different people), I didn’t figure it out until the end. I love that it wasn’t predictable! I tend to figure things out before the characters do, so it was refreshing to be surprised. Norcut says that was probably why my […]

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Review: All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Review: All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on September 11, 2013 | 14 Comments

I was sure I was going to love this one. I mean, come on – time travel?! How can that not be amazing? I’ve always been fascinated by time travel stories. But sadly, this one fell a bit flat for me. I really struggled in the first half. If I had to rate this book by each half, it’d probably be 1-2 stars in the beginning and 4 stars at the end. I’m glad I stuck with it! The world […]

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Review: I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

Review: I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on July 23, 2012 | 2 Comments

This was a step outside of my usual circle of genres for me. I like forensic stuff and I’m a huge fan of the show Dexter, but this was the first thriller/murder mystery I’ve ever read (unless you count Deadly Cool, which I don’t). Like a typical crime scene setup, there were some gruesome scenes in this book – so if you’re really squeamish, I probably wouldn’t recommend it. Those scenes didn’t exactly go into depth and detail and they […]

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Review: Slide by Jill Hathaway

Review: Slide by Jill Hathaway
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on July 4, 2012 | 3 Comments

Secrets, lies, and danger, indeed! Slide was a fast-paced thriller with a plot that was crazy and twisted – I flew through this book in a matter of a few short hours because I didn’t want to put it down. The question of ‘Who is the killer?’ kept me thoroughly intrigued. Even though I rarely pick up mysteries, I enjoy reading them and trying to figure out what’s going to happen. Slide was a bit predictable, I’m afraid. I had a feeling of […]

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