Tag: YA fantasy

Review: The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

Review: The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 8, 2021 | 0 Comments

I was worried I wouldn’t enjoy this with it being historical, but I picked it up anyway because I LOVED The Ten Thousand Doors of January. And Alix delivered yet again! It wasn’t quite as good as Ten Thousand Doors, but it was still haunting and beautiful! Harrow’s prose is absolutely lovely and engaging and it just draws you in! I loved the magic of this story. It made me want to crawl into the pages and live there! I’m […]

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ARC Review: We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal

ARC Review: We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 8, 2021 | 1 Comment

“We hunted the flame together, found the light in the darkness, but we are far from done, laa? Now we unleash it. We free the stars, shatter the darkness holding us captive, and return the world to the splendor it once was.” What a beautiful ending to an amazing duology! If you haven’t read We Hunt the Flame yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR. Hafsah’s storytelling is simply stunning! Lush and magical world, unique and fleshed out characters, action-packed plot. […]

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ARC Review: The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa

ARC Review: The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

It was so great to dive back into the world of the Iron Fey! I love the magical setting so much, and I didn’t realize how much I’d missed it. It was also fantastic to see the characters again, and interesting to see how much had changed. From the outside looking in, Meghan and Ash seem to have almost god-like status – elevated and untouchable. It’s so vastly different to read about them as secondary characters instead of main ones. […]

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ARC Review: The Other Side of the Sky by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

ARC Review: The Other Side of the Sky by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you enjoyed These Broken Stars, you’ll definitely enjoy this one too! It had a similar feel despite the fact that the world and concept was pretty different. I loved the setting and the concept! There’s a land of magic and gods on the ground, where only one remaining divinity still reigns. All the rest of the gods are believed to have abandoned the land of magic to the sky, but there’s a hidden city of science in the sky and […]

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Audiobook Review: The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

Audiobook Review: The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Holy. Wow. This book. I did NOT expect to love it as much as I did! I’d heard people raving about it, and I wanted to know what the fuss was about. The audiobook came highly recommended, so on a total whim, I downloaded it from the library. The audio blew me away! The hype is 100% deserved. This book was positively stunning and atmospheric in the vein of Laini Taylor! It actually felt a LOT like Strange the Dreamer. Completely […]

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ARC Review: Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

ARC Review: Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 3, 2020 | 1 Comment

She had read enough stories to know that the princess and the monster were never the same. I absolutely adored the Persian culture and lore!! It was such a rich and beautiful world that I wanted to crawl into the pages and live there. I loved reading about the div (demons) too! I am super pleased with the twist the romance took! It’s hard to talk about anything without spoiling it – I didn’t know much going in and was […]

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