Articles Posted in the " book review " Category

  • Book Review: The Summer of Us by Cecilia Vinesse

    The summer before their freshman year of college, five friends journey from London on a ten-day cross-continent trip. In The Summer of Us, Europe is mostly a backdrop as these friends discover that growing up sometimes means growing apart. Read our before commenting. Please do not copy our content in whole to other websites. Linkbacks are encouraged.


  • It’s Your Universe by Ashley Eckstein: A Tale to Inspire

    I’ll be honest, I don’t read many memoirs – they just aren’t my style – but when I heard about Ashley Eckstein’s new book, It’s Your Universe, I knew I had to have it. I was lucky enough to receive a review copy from the publisher, and while it wasn’t quite what I expected, I […]


  • “Ship It” Sounds Cute but May Actually Do Shippers a Disservice

    I was really excited about Britta Lundin’s Ship It, a YA novel heavily focused on fandom and convention culture featuring an LGBTQ+ romance. Unfortunately, I was incredibly disappointed with the characters and the way fandom – particularly shippers – were presented. It is a good starting off point for a much-needed discussion about entitlement in fandom, […]


  • ‘A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo’ Is a Must Read

    I’m not one of the usual book reviewers here at the Geekiary, but I couldn’t pass up A Day In The Life of Marlon Bundo.  I’m a big fan of children’s books that promote diversity, and this one is donating their proceeds to The Trevor Project and AIDS United.  It also has the added bonus […]


  • Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

    I read a lot of YA. I read a lot of fantasy. It has been a long time since something has captivated me as much as Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone. I had a lot of expectations going into this book, and usually that means I’m silently pleading to not be let down, but […]



  • Beauty is Power in “The Belles”

    Beauty is in the blood… for a special few. These are the most revered citizens of Orléans, and every generation is called upon to use their magic for the good of the people. This is the world of the Belles, who are pressed into service at a young age. They set the standard for beauty, […]


  • Bonfire Is a Tired Trope That Nonetheless Entertains

    Krysten Ritter’s Bonfire is nothing we haven’t seen before. Small-town girl longs to escape, but eventually something draws her back, and she must face the demons of her past. In Abby Williams’ case, she’s an environmental lawyer who returns to investigate Optimal, the company that owns and employs most of her hometown of Barrens, Indiana. Despite […]


  • Black Star Renegades: All Style With Little Substance

    The galaxy is in chaos. Praxis is on the brink of complete control, and only the Paragon can save the day. The problem is, the Paragon is dead. Black Star Renegades is the story of Cade Sura, whose dead brother was the galaxy’s one hope. Armed with a weapon that only his brother can wield, […]


  • The Cruel Prince Review: Gritty Fantasy With A Kick

    The world of Faerie is not like our own. This is something that Jude, the main character in Holly Black’s new book, The Cruel Prince, learns at the tender age of seven. That’s when her mother’s first husband tracks down her family and kills her parents while Jude and her sisters watch. Read our before commenting. Please […]