Tag: Young Adult

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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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: 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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Audiobook Review: As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson

Audiobook Review: As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on March 14, 2022 | 12 Comments

I just. Wow. I wish I could pretend that the entire ass last half of this book did not exist. I think this has been the most disappointing finale of a series that I’ve ever read, to be completely honest. It took a HARD turn in the middle of the book and completely lost me, and I was so frustrated that I almost DNFed it. I still wish I had, sadly. It’s a shame, really. This series has been phenomenal […]

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