Tag: YA sci-fi

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: The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow

Audiobook Review: The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

This is a hard book to review, because I have pretty mixed feelings about it. In the beginning, it felt very much like a rip off of Zero Repeat Forever, which is one of my all time favorite books (read: those are some VERY big shoes to fill). The dynamic between M0rR1s (Morris to humans, audiobook narrator pronounced it “em-zero-one-is” in Ilori language) and Janelle is VERY similar to August and Raven. Their personalities are incredibly similar as well – Janelle […]

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Mini Audiobook Reviews: Trollslayer, Devils Unto Dust, Wraiths & Ruin

Mini Audiobook Reviews: Trollslayer, Devils Unto Dust, Wraiths & Ruin
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

This one was okay, not great. I don’t remember much about it, to be honest, because I was severely bored throughout the entire story. However, narration by Jonathan Keeble was absolutely fantastic and kept me going. Spot on voices for each character and brought the story to life! I’ll probably seek out more works by this narrator. He saved the book for me, because I probably would have DNFed if I’d physically read it. The world was interesting but the […]

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Audiobook Review: Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson

Audiobook Review: Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on February 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

I felt disappointed with this book in some nameless way that I can’t explain. I really don’t know why, but it just didn’t have the magic that the first and second book had. I still loved the characters – Spensa is tough as nails and an MC worth rooting for, M-Bot is hilarious and his struggle with emotions is endearing, and I enjoyed the introduction of  Chet as well. I also have to admit that I didn’t know there would […]

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Mini ARC Reviews: Blood & Honey, Skyhunter, Addie Larue

Mini ARC Reviews: Blood & Honey, Skyhunter, Addie Larue
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

It’s not very often that I find a book that makes me literally laugh out loud, so I genuinely cherish Shelby as an author! The wit and humor that I loved so much from the first book was still present in this one, which makes me so happy! I do think that this suffered from a bit of Second Book Syndrome. I still enjoyed it, but it wasn’t quite as good as the first book. It felt like filler, to […]

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Audiobook Review: Aurora’s End by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

Audiobook Review: Aurora’s End by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on January 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

While we fight, there is hope. What a BEAUTIFUL ending to an amazing series!! I was lucky enough to get my hands on an eARC of this book before its release (thanks, Christy!!), but I never got around to reviewing it because I was wedding planning. I had pre-ordered the audiobook because the Aurora Cycle audiobooks are some of my faves, so when it came out I listened to it as a re-read! Aurora Burning left all our beloved characters […]

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