Tag: Witches

Review: The Rising by Kelley Armstrong

Review: The Rising by Kelley Armstrong
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

Out of the entire series, I think that this book is the best one! I was very pleased with a few little twists that were added, and it made it overall more enjoyable. And I don’t want to say why without using spoiler tags because I don’t want to ruin it for anyone! The first half was kind of slow, honestly. It didn’t pick up until the appearance of what I mentioned in the spoiler tag. The first half would […]

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Review: Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff

Review: Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on September 19, 2014 | 3 Comments

Meh. That’s the best word I can describe this book with, and it’s mostly all I have to say about it. But I can’t write a one word review, can I? First of all, this book was weird. And confusing. There were a lot of WTF moments, and sometimes it didn’t make any sense at all. There were a lot of terms that weren’t explained, either: downhollow, fiend (which I eventually figured out was basically a demon), crooked (I finally […]

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Review: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Review: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on September 15, 2014 | 2 Comments

I’m going to be honest, I really struggled with this book at first. The first half was excruciatingly boring, to the point that I almost gave up. I had to put it down several times – I read to 10%, put it down and picked up Trial by Fire; picked it back up after I finished that one only to put it back down at 20%; started and finished Fiendish, then picked HoF back up again, this time pushing myself through […]

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Review: Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini

Review: Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 25, 2014 | 7 Comments

Oh jeez, this book is going to be very hard to rate. As you can see from my Overall Assessment breakdown, I was very torn on ratings. While the idea, the plot, the world, and the originality were great; the writing style, characters, and feels were not so great. Pretty bad, in fact. In the beginning the book mostly just annoyed me (sometimes straight ticked me off), but it did get better toward the end. My main issue was that […]

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DNF Review: Half Bad by Sally Green

DNF Review: Half Bad by Sally Green
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 19, 2014 | 2 Comments

Breathtaking, my ass. The only thing “breathtaking” about this book is the cover. Shame on me for falling for that again. I made it to page 77 before I just couldn’t take it anymore. Stabbing myself in the leg would have been more enjoyable.   First of all, the writing was HORRIBLY sophomoric. Why is this labeled YA? It seriously needs to be labeled as a MG book, because it reads like one. It’s sad when you’re so distracted by editing […]

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Review: House of Ivy and Sorrow by Natalie Whipple

Review: House of Ivy and Sorrow by Natalie Whipple
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 7, 2014 | 5 Comments

Always in the shadows, draped in ivy and sorrow, the house waits for a child too daring for his own good. Yes, this book was kind of fluffy, but there was a decent undercurrent of darkness that I loved. Maybe it didn’t quite achieve the ominous feeling that the name implies, but it had its fair share of seriousness. I absolutely LOVED the magic of this story! I loved that there was always a high price for magic and I feel as […]

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