Tag: YA fantasy

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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Mini Audio Reviews: Bird & Sword, Prison Healer, Legendborn

Mini Audio Reviews: Bird & Sword, Prison Healer, Legendborn
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 27, 2023 | 0 Comments

I’m so sad that I didn’t love this one. The hype for this book is UNREAL! Everyone talks about how beautiful the writing is, but it didn’t wow me. In fact, I found this story to be somewhat dull. I loved the idea of the magic system, but the middle got pretty boring when Lark was in the castle. I didn’t care at all for the romance, either. There was zero chemistry between Lark and Tiras, and it borderlined controlling […]

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Audiobook Review: One Dark Window by Rachel Gillig

Audiobook Review: One Dark Window by Rachel Gillig
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 16, 2023 | 0 Comments

Buckle up, ladies and gents. Because I have a LOT of complaints. Firstly, I want to say that I listened to the audiobook, so some of my spellings may be off. I thought the MC was ‘Elsbeth’ for almost the whole book, until I finally looked at the synopsis; so I’m sure the other character names are probably spelled weird too lmao. Secondly, WHY DO I ALWAYS LET THE HYPE MONSTER GET ME?! WHY AM I ALWAYS A BLACK SHEEP?! […]

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Mini Audio Reviews: The Queen Will Betray You, The King Will Kill You

Mini Audio Reviews: The Queen Will Betray You, The King Will Kill You
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 13, 2023 | 0 Comments

I honestly don’t remember a darn thing about the second book. I enjoyed the first book for the most part, even though it was generic AF (thanks to the fantastic audiobook narrator, I’m quite sure); but sadly I enjoyed this one a bit less than the first. I did still mostly enjoy it while I was listening, but it felt even more generic than the first book and had a bit of second book syndrome going on. Although, Luca and Ama […]

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ARC Review: Song of Silver, Flame Like Night by Amelie Wen Zhao

ARC Review: Song of Silver, Flame Like Night by Amelie Wen Zhao
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 2, 2023 | 0 Comments

This book was awesome! I got an ARC at YALLfest, and honestly I was just in it for the cover and the fact that it’s Asian fantasy. For some reason I was afraid I wouldn’t like it, even though I haven’t read anything else by Zhao. I went in with little to no expectations, and the result? I was blown away! First of all, it’s been a long time since I’ve read a book so cinematic! In the opening scenes […]

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ARC Review: Unseelie by Ivelisse Housman

ARC Review: Unseelie by Ivelisse Housman
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

I have never read a book with an autistic MC (that I know of), and now that I have, I wonder if maybe I’m on the spectrum. Because I have never related to a main character as much as I related to Seelie. She’s brash, and stubborn, and reactive, and feels too much…and I honestly saw myself in her. She’s also super socially awkward (like to the point of it being painful, lmao) and shies away from human interaction and […]

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