Tag: Thriller

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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Review: The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman

Review: The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 18, 2012 | 1 Comment

I must say I kinda waffled when it came to rating this one. I had a bit of a love/hate relationship going with this  book, alternating between being intrigued and bored out of my freakin’ mind. My attention span wandered and I couldn’t connect to the characters at all, which really dragged the story down for me. A few times I considered giving up, but I’m glad I didn’t. The last 20% or so made up for the rest. When […]

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Review: Seizure by Kathy Reichs

Review: Seizure by Kathy Reichs
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on November 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

I have to admit, I didn’t read the synopsis before I started this. So, when the very first chapter was about pirates, I was a bit confused (albeit intrigued). My thought was, What does this have to do with a group of teenagers? But soon I found out – when Tory discovers the legend of Anne Bonny. From there on this book was a riveting mixture of adventure, danger, and excitement. I loved it!   The Virals bite off more than […]

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Review: Frost by Marianna Baer

Review: Frost by Marianna Baer
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on October 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

While I did like this book, there really wasn’t much of a plot line involved. I did enjoy the development of the relationship between David and Leena. I always love a good romance ;) Even without much going on though, this book still held my attention (believe me, not an easy task). The strange and unexplained happenings in Frost House left me wanting answers. You start to wonder if Celeste is doing the things to herself, if one of the […]

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