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Oct
31

Review: Black Dog by Caitlin Kittredge (Hellhound Chronicles #1)

Review: Black Dog by Caitlin Kittredge (Hellhound Chronicles #1) Black Dog (Hellhound Chronicles #1) Caitlin Kittredge Published: Oct 28, 2014 (Harper Voyager) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4 stars I’m a fan of Caitlin Kittredge’s dark and edgy Black London series (VBC review of Street Magic), so I was really excited about Black Dog. It wasn’t...
Oct
30

Review: Love Me to Death by Marissa Clarke (Underveil #1)

Review: Love Me to Death by Marissa Clarke (Underveil #1) Love Me to Death (Underveil #1) Marissa Clarke Published: Oct. 28, 2014 (Entangled: Select) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Elena Arcos lives a pretty ordinary life. That all changes after she’s shot in a convenience store hold-up. She should be dead, instead she finds herself...
Oct
29

Alyssa Day Guest Post & Giveaway: Halloween Memories

Alyssa Day Guest Post & Giveaway: Halloween Memories Hi! Happy Halloween! What else could I talk about this week except favorite Halloween memories? I ADORE Halloween, so I have so many—my kids’ first Halloweens, my first one with Navy Guy, trick-or-treating as a kid—but one of my favorite memories is of Halloween in Japan. We were stationed on Naval Air Station Atsugi, Japan, south of Tokyo (yes, we were there when the earthquake/tsunami happened,...
Oct
28

Release-Day Review: Archangel’s Shadows by Nalini Singh (Guild Hunter #7)

Release-Day Review: Archangel’s Shadows by Nalini Singh (Guild Hunter #7) Archangel’s Shadows (Guild Hunter #7) Nalini Singh Published: Oct. 28, 2014 (Berkley) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: Copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Chelsea Rating (out of 5): 4 stars When I think about Archangel’s Shadows, I can’t help but let out a happy sigh. Janvier and Ashwini’s story was just what I needed from these...
Oct
27

Early Review: Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews (Hidden Legacy #1)

Early Review: Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews (Hidden Legacy #1) Burn For Me (Hidden Legacy #1) Ilona Andrews Published: Oct. 28, 2014 (Avon) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Jannelle Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Nevada owns Baylor Investigative Agency with the help of her family. In the world Nevada lives in, magicians rule the world. These magic wielders are (more often than not)...
Oct
24

If You Like Harry Potter, Read The Paper Magician

If You Like Harry Potter, Read The Paper Magician From VBC/Chelsea: We are having fun with our If You Like… series. If there’s a recommendation you’d like, feel free to leave a comment and we’ll see if we can add a post for you! For now, though, let VBC’s Margaret convince you to read The Paper Magician. In Charlie N. Holmberg’s The Paper Magician, 19-year-old Ceony Twill has just graduated from magic school, not Hogwarts...
Oct
23

Review: Raziel by Kristina Douglas (The Fallen #1)

Review: Raziel by Kristina Douglas (The Fallen #1) Raziel (The Fallen #1) Kristina Douglas Published: Jan. 25, 2011 (Pocket Books) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jill Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Allie is having a very normal day. She’s running late for a meeting, forgot to eat lunch, got to flirt with a hot stranger, and her stilettos are killing her. Then everything changes when she is accidentally hit by a...
Oct
22

Guest Post & Giveaway: A Day in the Life of Alex Kahler

Guest Post & Giveaway: A Day in the Life of Alex Kahler One of the joys of being a full-time writer is that my days are pretty varied—there’s no such thing as an average day. Doing circus-based entertainment work on the side also helps, as it means I get to balance introvert and extrovert activities (highly necessary). So this is sort of the melded version of my days. They’re not usually this packed; very often I will just lounge in pajamas from...
Oct
21

Review: Break Out by Nina Croft (Blood Hunter #1)

Review: Break Out by Nina Croft (Blood Hunter #1) Break Out (Blood Hunter #1) Nina Croft Published: September 30, 2014 (St. Martin’s) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for and honest review Reviewed by: Jannelle Rating (out of 5): 3 stars In the year 3048, humans, genetically modified aliens and even vampires have already left Earth in search of a precious mineral known as Meridian—known to...
Oct
20

Early Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle #3)

Early Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle #3) Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3) Maggie Stiefvater Published: Oct. 21, 2014 (Scholastic Press) Purchase: Book Depository or 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 events from previous books in the series. If you haven’t started yet, check out...

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