Tag: YA fantasy

Audiobook Review: Redemptor by Jordan Ifueko (was a disappointment)

Audiobook Review: Redemptor by Jordan Ifueko (was a disappointment)
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 9, 2022 | 0 Comments

It’s been a while since I was so grossly disappointed in a sequel. This book has severe second book syndrome. I loved Raybearer, but everything I loved about about it was missing from this book. In my review of Raybearer I praised the richly enchanting world – that it was vivid and and captivating, and that the culture saturated the story – and we got none that in this book. The core relationships of the first book are also missing. […]

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Review: The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh

Review: The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 2, 2022 | 4 Comments

This story was BEAUTIFUL!! This is probably one of the most unique books I’ve read in some time. I absolutely loved the world – I wanted to crawl into the pages and live there, it’s so magical! The cover is stunning and the story inside absolutely matches the cover. The fast pacing makes this book a quick and easy read, and the enchanting quality of the story keeps you turning pages. I gobbled this story up! You don’t know very […]

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Mini Audiobook Reviews: Cerulean Sea & Whispering Door

Mini Audiobook Reviews: Cerulean Sea & Whispering Door
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

I don’t have much to say about this one other than I loved it to pieces! The narration is FANTASTIC, and I loved the characters and the sense of found family. There’s something about Klune’s quirky prose and almost sardonic humor that just draws me in. I really adore his writing – it’s magical, SUPER quotable, and also very poignant. There were some passages that were just so beautiful and spoke to me in a way I can’t describe – […]

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Audiobook Review: The Princess Will Save You by Sarah Henning

Audiobook Review: The Princess Will Save You by Sarah Henning
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

Overall, this book was extremely generic. I feel like it didn’t bring anything new to the table as far as fantasy goes, and it just felt like a mashup of a bunch of other stories I’ve read a million other times before. The writing is also very bland. However, that isn’t to say that I didn’t enjoy it, because I did for the most part. I was a little bored in the middle, but it maintained my interest enough to […]

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Review: Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

Review: Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

It takes a monster to slay a monster. Holy. Freaking. CRAP. You guys, this book absolutely BLEW me away!! I mean just wow. I don’t remember the last time I enjoyed a book this much from the opening sentence to the very last page that wasn’t written by Jay Kristoff. I wish I could bottle up the sheer fierce joy I felt while reading this delightful book! It reminded me a lot of watching Pacific Rim for the first time […]

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Audiobook Review: Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco

Audiobook Review: Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

This was actually my second time reading this book, because to be honest I didn’t remember much of anything about it the first time I read it, oops. I did really enjoy it though, and I enjoyed it the second time through as well! I love the Italian setting and culture in this book – it made me SO HUNGRY!! Lmao! The world in this book is so atmospheric and magical. I really enjoyed the stories of the Wicked (princes […]

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