Tag: Urban fantasy

ARC Review: Silver in the Bone by Alexandra Bracken

ARC Review: Silver in the Bone by Alexandra Bracken
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 20, 2023 | 0 Comments

“Three magics to be feared: curses born of the wrath of gods, poisons that turn soil to ash, and that which leaves one dark of heart and silver in the bone.” I got this ARC at YALLfest last November, to my utter delight! It was one of my most anticipated 2023 releases, and one of the ARCs I wanted to get my hands on the most at the festival. To be honest though? I wasn’t sure how this one would […]

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Audiobook Review: The Last Tale of the Flower Bride by Roshani Chokshi

Audiobook Review: The Last Tale of the Flower Bride by Roshani Chokshi
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 6, 2023 | 0 Comments

This one took me by surprise! It’s enchanting, similar to the uncanny way of The Ten Thousand Doors of January and Strange the Dreamer (although I didn’t love it quite as much as those two). I think the vibe of this book was my favorite part! It’s very mysterious, and magical in that strange way that magical realism has, but without being nonsensical like most magical realism. It’s hard to talk about this without giving anything away – I went […]

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Audiobook Review: Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett

Audiobook Review: Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 13, 2023 | 0 Comments

I absolutely did not expect to love this book as much as I did!! The hype for it is so well deserved! I went in with little to no expectations – I hadn’t heard much about this one, I just knew that it had quite high ratings and a “curmudgeonly professor.” I enjoyed Even the Darkest Stars, and liked the narrator based on the Audible sample, so I used a credit to get the audiobook. And I’m so glad I […]

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DNF Reviews: Not Even Bones, Dark Theory, Diviners

DNF Reviews: Not Even Bones, Dark Theory, Diviners
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

DNF @ 50% I wanted to love this – it’s marketed for fans of Dexter, after all – but sadly, I didn’t. I’ll start with the good: The concept was fantastic! I love how dark it was, and it was gory and brutal. I loved the magical creatures and the idea of a magical creature black market. Super cool! Unfortunately, that’s where my enjoyment ended. The writing is just…not good, sorry. It’s very juvenile to the point that it felt […]

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Mini Audio Reviews: Blood Scion, Rolling in the Deep

Mini Audio Reviews: Blood Scion, Rolling in the Deep
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 10, 2023 | 0 Comments

WHY DOES HYPE ALWAYS GET ME?! I wanted to love this one SO bad. Sadly, I did not. I was extremely underwhelmed with this book and expected much more. My book twin Christy loved it, so I was sure I would too. *sobs* I loved the audio narrator, her accent was fantastic! I think she was the only reason I didn’t DNF this book. I liked how brutal the book was, but otherwise I was pretty bored. I have already […]

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Mini ARC Reviews: A Long Stretch of Bad Days, Mysteries of Thorn Manor

Mini ARC Reviews: A Long Stretch of Bad Days, Mysteries of Thorn Manor
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 30, 2023 | 0 Comments

I don’t have all that much to say about this one, other than I enjoyed it! Mindy’s contemporary books are almost always a hit for me, which is funny because I’m not usually a fan of contemporary. Even funnier that her fantasy books usually don’t work for me. Her contemps just knock it out of the park! This one felt so realistic, like the events had actually happened. There isn’t really a whole lot going on plot wise for a […]

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