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Feb
22

Review: The Tombs by Deborah Schaumberg

Review: The Tombs by Deborah Schaumberg The Tombs Deborah Schaumberg Published: Feb. 20, 2018 (HarperTeen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Avery lives in a tenement and works with the other undesirable kids as a welder. Her mother is gone, taken away to The Tombs as a mental patient years earlier, and her father has...
Feb
21

Review: Winter Igniting by Rebecca Zanetti (Scorpius Syndrome #5)

Review: Winter Igniting by Rebecca Zanetti (Scorpius Syndrome #5) Winter Igniting (Scorpius Syndrome #5) Rebecca Zanetti Published: Feb. 20, 2018 (RAZ INK LLC) Purchase: Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Mercury Striking. After...
Feb
19

Review: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert (The Hazel Wood #1)

Review: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert (The Hazel Wood #1) The Hazel Wood (The Hazel Wood #1) Melissa Albert Published: Jan. 30, 2018 (Flatiron Books) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Alice Proserpine has lived her entire 17 years on the run with her mother. Never really knowing why, but knowing that, sooner or later, bad luck always found...
Feb
15

Review: That Killer Smile by Juliet Lyons (Bite Nights #3)

Review: That Killer Smile by Juliet Lyons (Bite Nights #3) That Killer Smile (Bite Nights #3) Juliet Lyons Published: Feb. 6, 2018 (Sourcebooks Casablanca) Purchase: Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Note: While review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1,...
Feb
13

5 Favorite Paranormal Romance Tropes

5 Favorite Paranormal Romance Tropes We couldn’t let Valentine’s Day go by without talking about romance. For me, romance is comfort food all year long. You know it’s going to have a happy ending, even if it rips your heart out on the way there. Readers can also find comfort in the fact that most romances have at least one recognizable trope that lets you say, “Oh, it’s this kind of story.” Here are some of my faves: Friends to Lovers These...
Feb
12

Early Review: Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre (The Honors #1)

Early Review: Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre (The Honors #1) Honor Among Thieves (The Honors #1) Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre Published: Feb. 13, 2018 (Katherine Tegen Books) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars One hundred years ago when Earth was on the path to total destruction, along came the Leviathans, large sentient ship-like aliens, to offer...
Feb
8

Exclusive Excerpt from Watcher by Roh Morgon

Exclusive Excerpt from Watcher by Roh Morgon Roh Morgon’s The Chosen series brings a nice dose of paranormal romance to a solid urban fantasy framework. …and that’s the kind of thing we dig around here. The first book in the series, Watcher, was recently re-released with a fresh editing pass and a snazzy new cover. If you missed this series the first time around, it’s now “new and improved.” 😉 We have an exclusive...
Feb
7

Win It Wednesday: Conspiracy of Angels by Michelle Belanger

Win It Wednesday: Conspiracy of Angels by Michelle Belanger It’s Wednesday, which means we have an awesome book for one lucky VBC reader. This week we’re shifting back to urban fantasy with Michelle Belanger’s Conspiracy of Angels. It’s the first in her Shadowside series, so prepared to be hooked for a set of books. (Your TBR will thank you.) ABOUT CONSPIRACY OF ANGELS When Zachary Westland regains consciousness on the winter shores of Lake...
Feb
6

Review: Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (Unearthed #1)

Review: Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (Unearthed #1) Unearthed (Unearthed #1) Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner Published: Jan. 9, 2018 (Disney-Hyperion) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Mia Radcliffe is a scavenger—a literal treasure hunter—looting areas for any money she might get. Jules Addison is a rich kid from a well-known family,...
Feb
5

Review: The Gods of Love by Nicola Mostyn

Review: The Gods of Love by Nicola Mostyn The Gods of Love Nicola Mostyn Published: Feb. 1, 2018 (Piaktus) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon or Amazon UK Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Frida is rocking life right now: She runs her own divorce law practice, has a beautiful flat with beautiful things in it, and is about to go for an interview for a...

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