Tag: Urban fantasy

Mini Reviews: With Shield & Ink & Bone, Wings of Ebony

Mini Reviews: With Shield & Ink & Bone, Wings of Ebony
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on July 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

I enjoyed this one while I was reading, but even a week after finishing I had already forgotten most of the details. I liked the viking aspect, the gods, and the setting; and the pacing was quick, which made for an easy read. I also found the prose to be enjoyable and engaging. But sadly the characters didn’t do much for me. I didn’t connect to any of them, and the romance moved a bit too quickly for me. I’m […]

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DNF Review: Dark Lover by J.R. Ward

DNF Review: Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on June 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Honestly, this is a “it’s not you, it’s me” situation. I used to read Paranormal Romance a lot in my early 20’s, and I just plain got sick of it. After a while, it all reads EXACTLY THE SAME. Super sexy, single Mary Sue – a virgin too, eye roll – in her mid 20’s (what 25 year old has NEVER HAD AN ORGASM? I mean I’m sure it happens occasionally but why is it EVERY SINGLE PR EVER?!) meets […]

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Review: Sinister Magic by Lindsay Buroker

Review: Sinister Magic by Lindsay Buroker
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

Oh my goodness, I found an Urban Fantasy that I actually enjoyed! And that breaks out of the genre! I usually hate Urban Fantasy, because they all read exactly the same. For once I was pleasantly surprised! This one stands out and brought a fresh perspective to the table that I thoroughly enjoyed. First of all, SINDARI. Um, sentient magical tiger sidekick, YES PLEASE! Actually, he was the reason I picked this up in the first place. Ya’ll know I’m a […]

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Review: The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Review: The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 14, 2020 | 2 Comments

I absolutely LOVED the premise and the Welsh mythology!! So awesome! The bone houses, the Tylwyth Teg (fae), the pwca, and the story of the cauldron were so unique and intriguing. That was definitely my favorite part! This book started off really strong! I was super interested in the bone houses and the mythology aspect, and it wasn’t like anything I’d read before. (I’d also heard all about the goat so I was ready for that hehe!) It flagged a […]

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Review: Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold

Review: Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

THIS BOOK IS NOT YA. It is labeled as such, but contains sexual and mature content. Content warning: Sexual assault/violence/harassment, sexual content, graphic menstruation Sometimes boys become wolves, you know. Elana K. Arnold seems to have a penchant for making her readers uncomfortable in a powerful way. She doesn’t shy away from bringing those uncomfortable, yet important, topics to light. Just like with Damsel, many people are going to hate this story. It’s hard to read, and it’s definitely going […]

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ARC Review: Witches of Ash & Ruin by E. Latimer

ARC Review: Witches of Ash & Ruin by E. Latimer
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

When the publisher sent me a copy of this, I had never even heard of it. I wasn’t super interested, because I’m not usually a fan of witch books. However, when I saw that it had Celtic mythology, I was super intrigued! I knew next to nothing going into this, and I ended up being pleasantly surprised! I was really drawn in by the prose from the very beginning! I really enjoyed the writing style – it was engaging and […]

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