Mini-Reviews for #ReadThemAllThon: Crossed + The Geography of You and Me

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Author: Eliza Crewe
Publisher/Release Date: August 13th 2015 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 346-Paperback-Owned
Finished: August 20th 2016
Goodreads
My Rating: 4.5/5

Review:

  • Finally got around to reading this! I love this series and I was so glad to get back to this world. The dark humour and characters were just as I remembered them.
  • Meda and Jo are still such great characters, and I actually really liked Jo in the second half of the book. Even Armand was enjoyable after the events in the second book.
  • This is a series that I definitely need to re-read back to back some day and I really hope that more people get into it!

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the geography of you and meThe Geography of You and Me

Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher/Release Date: April 15th 2014 by Poppy
Pages: 337-Paperback-Gifted
Finished: August 18th 2016
Goodreads
My Rating: 4/5

Review:

  • This book was so cute! I loved the other book I read by this author so I was glad I finally got to get to this.
  • Certain parts were frustrating because it made you feel like they kept getting further and further apart and that it might not work out. But at the same time it really made you feel how long-distance relationships could feel, even though theirs was complicated. My husband and I did long distance for a while until he moved in, so I understood the need of wanting the other person there.
  • I loved the postcard theme throughout the book! I think it would have been even more amazing if we could have seen the postcards though.

Favourite Books of 2015!

It’s time again for me to share my favourite books of the year! 2015 was crazy. I had a lot of trouble with reading and blogging, especially near the end. But I did manage to beat my Goodreads goal of 60 by reading 87 books! It’s always hard to choose the best of them, especially since I had a lot of 5 star ratings this time. So to make it easier, I will not be including re-reads since they were already a 5 star before as well. There were so many good books this year but I don’t have the space to add every single one. So here are a few of my selections that really stood out to me. They include ARCs, older books, and newer ones. They are in no particular order! All links go to Goodreads.

 

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard | Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows | Vicious & A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli | A Court of Thorns & Roses and Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers | Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

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Truthwitch by Sudan Dennard | The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee | Crushed by Eliza Crewe | Deceptions by Kelley Armstrong

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5 to 1 by Holly Bodger | Sins of the Warrior by Linda Poitevin

The Crawling Darkness, Terminal, & House of Whispers by J.L. Bryan

Review: Crushed by Eliza Crewe

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Title: Crushed (Soul Eaters #2)
Author: Eliza Crewe
Release Date/Publisher: September 18th 2014
Finished: April 6th 2015
Pages: 431-Kindle eBook-Bought
Series:
1. Cracked
2. Crushed
3. Crossed

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Meda’s back. This time she has a friend.

The battle is over; the choice has been made. Meda Melange has officially hung up her monstrous mantle and planted her feet firmly on the holy and righteous path of a Crusader-in-training. Or, at least, she’s willing to give it a shot. It helps that the Crusaders are the only thing standing between her and the demon hordes who want her dead.

The problem is, the only people less convinced than Meda of her new-found role as Good Girl are the very Crusaders she’s trying to join. So when a devilishly handsome half-demon boy offers escape, how’s a girl supposed to say “no?”

After all, everyone knows a good girl’s greatest weakness is a bad boy.

What I Thought:

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Review: Cracked by Eliza Crewe

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Title: Cracked (Soul Eater #1)

Author: Eliza Crewe

Release Date/Publisher: November 5th 2013 by Strange Chemistry

Finished: December 6th 2013

Pages: 327-Paperback-owned

Series: 

  1. Cracked
  2. Crushed
  3. Crossed

Synopsis:

Meet Meda. She eats people.

Well, technically, she eats their soul. But she totally promises to only go for people who deserve it. She’s special. It’s not her fault she enjoys it. She can’t help being a bad guy. Besides, what else can she do? Her mother was killed and it’s not like there are any other “soul-eaters” around to show her how to be different. That is, until the three men in suits show up.

They can do what she can do. They’re like her. Meda might finally have a chance to figure out what she is. The problem? They kind of want to kill her. Before they get the chance Meda is rescued by crusaders, members of an elite group dedicated to wiping out Meda’s kind. This is her chance! Play along with the “good guys” and she’ll finally figure out what, exactly, her ‘kind’ is.

Be careful what you wish for. Playing capture the flag with her mortal enemies, babysitting a teenage boy with a hero complex, and trying to keep one step ahead of a too-clever girl are bad enough. But the Hunger is gaining on her.

The more she learns, the worse it gets. And when Meda uncovers a shocking secret about her mother, her past, and her destiny… she may finally give into it.

What I thought:

Oh my goodness this book was good! I found out about it from another blogger’s review and it sounded really interesting. I couldn’t find it anywhere in my library system, so I figured I might as well treat myself and just buy it.

One of the things I loved the most was of course Meda. Her humour was kind of wicked and dark at times but I really loved it. For instance she would be acting all innocent to win someone over, while plotting in her head the best way to kill them, sometimes with a pun added. She also had a bunch of funny comebacks in her thoughts. She’s half-human, half something dark and when I found out what it all was I thought it was awesome. She was just a breath of fresh air because she was different from a lot of other female leads out there.

I loved her interactions with the other characters too. Jo is the stubborn and mean girl who everyone thinks is weak because she lost her leg. Meda takes a liking to her after a while. Chi is the guy who seems like he could do anything and kind of a golden boy at their school. Uri though was my second favourite character in all of this. He idolizes Chi but he takes his own weight even though he’s young, and Meda seems to get along with him well. He was just fun. And I love the part where they play food charades! Popcorn anyone?

If you’re not sold on just the characters yet, there’s lots of action and fighting between the demons and Templars. There’s no actual romance between Meda and anyone, but some side characters have a bit of one. I really liked that part because it doesn’t take away from the actual plot of the story.

I loved this book, and I’m super excited to continue this series!

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