Tag: YA fantasy

ARC Review: Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

ARC Review: Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

What a beautiful debut!! The world of Aritsar as well as Ifueko’s prose were stunning and vivid. I loved the culture! It felt a lot like a mashup of Children of Blood & Bone and City of Brass, but was everything I wanted from both of those books (and didn’t get). This was the gorgeous Nigerian fantasy that I expected jumping into CoB&B, which left me feeling disappointing. This one did not! I was utterly hooked from the first chapter! It […]

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Review: A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer

Review: A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

While I still enjoyed this book for the most part, it sooo did not have the magic that A Curse So Dark and Lonely did. First of all, this book is a companion. (Which I knew going in, so I lowered my expectations a bit.) And it’s like most companions – once you get attached to the characters in the first book, it’s hard to get as attached to the secondary characters (or new characters) as the main characters in a […]

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ARC Review: Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa

ARC Review: Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 16, 2020 | 1 Comment

Holy wow!! Night of the Dragon was everything I loved about Shadow of the Fox, and everything I expected from Soul of the Sword. I was disappointed in the second book – it felt like not much really happened, was lacking the action of the first book, and was overall just underwhelming for a Julie book. (I have NEVER rated anything else of hers under 5 stars! Wth!) It had some serious second book syndrome going for it, which is […]

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Audiobook Review: Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa

Audiobook Review: Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

I absolutely LOVED Shadow of the Fox when I read it, and loved it even more on audio. I mean, Asian fantasy is my fave, and I love Inuyasha (which Shadow in the Fox is basically a book form of), and I adore Julie and everything she’s ever written. Unfortunately, this one didn’t quite have the magic that the first book did. I actually read this last year before it came out, and was disappointed in it. I think I […]

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Audiobook Review: Fireborne by Rosaria Munda

Audiobook Review: Fireborne by Rosaria Munda
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Oh look, another dragon book that utterly disappointed me. *long suffering sigh* First of all, STOP. COMPARING. BOOKS. TO. OTHER. BOOKS. This is compared to Red Rising and Game of Thrones in the blurb. THIS BOOK IS LITERALLY NOTHING LIKE RED RISING, which is a glorious masterpiece of a series. Or Game of Thrones, other than having dragons. This book has absolutely nothing in common with either, and is even more pitiful in comparison. I’m so tired of that marketing […]

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ARC Review: The Night Country by Melissa Albert

ARC Review: The Night Country by Melissa Albert
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 17, 2020 | 1 Comment

I didn’t enjoy this one quite as much as I enjoyed The Hazel Wood, but I still loved stepping back into the dark and twisted world! I felt like this one was lacking in action, but thankfully it didn’t really lose my interest. Melissa’s prose is lyrical and draws you in, so that you want to continue even when there’s nothing happening. I’m not sure how I felt about the introduction of new characters. I liked Sophia well enough, but […]

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