Tag: YA fiction

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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Audiobook Review: One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Audiobook Review: One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

It’s been a while since I read a mystery/thriller because they’re not usually my jam (and ya’ll know I don’t usually do contemp at all), but I really enjoyed this one! I loved the mystery aspect and how we slowly got snippets of information that lead to clues about the murder. The mystery and all the secrets kept me going! Honestly, throughout most of this book I had no idea who did it. It was well done for sure! I can […]

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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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Series Review: The Honors by Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre

Series Review: The Honors by Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Holy crap, WHY did I wait so long to read this?! I’d heard of it, but never really heard ABOUT it. I knew it existed, it was on my Goodreads TBR, but I never really looked twice at it. I recently posted in the Epic Reads Book Club group on Facebook looking for obscure and underrated books and someone suggested this one. I went and looked it up, and: Sentient alien spaceships?! Give me NOW! I went and bought it […]

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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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