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Jan
24

5 Reasons Kresley Cole’s Death Should Be Your Book Boyfriend

5 Reasons Kresley Cole’s Death Should Be Your Book Boyfriend Note: This article was originally published at Heroes & Heartbreakers in 2015. Even after the events of the later Arcana Chronicles books, I stand by my book boyfriend stance on Death. Aric FTW! Plus, I’m pretty ridiculously excited for the new Arcana book The Dark Calling next month. I’m aware I look like a crazy person every time I tack on the #TeamDeath hashtag to a tweet, but I can’t help...
Jan
22

Review: Markswoman by Rati Mehrotra (Asiana #1)

Review: Markswoman by Rati Mehrotra (Asiana #1) Markswoman (Asiana #1) Rati Mehrotra Published: Jan. 23, 2018 (Harper Voyager) 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 After earning her first “mark” Kyra, at nineteen, has become the youngest current Markswoman for the Order of Kali, the oldest of the five Orders in Asiana. The Orders...
Jan
18

Review: The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli (Iskari #1)

Review: The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli (Iskari #1) The Last Namsara (Iskari #1) Kristen Ciccarelli Published: Oct. 3, 2017 (Harper Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Asha is the daughter of a king—but few would dare call her “Princess.” She is fierce—she is the dragonslayer. Her own father set her on that path to save her, and the kingdom, from the ravages of the dragons and...
Jan
17

Win It Wednesday: Sinless by Sarah Tarkoff

Win It Wednesday: Sinless by Sarah Tarkoff Win It Wednesday is back, and we have a just-released sci-fi goodness up for grabs today with Sarah Tarkoff’s Sinless. It’s the first in her Eye of the Beholder series, and sounds super good. In Grace Luther’s world, morality is physically enforced. Those who are “good” are blessed with beauty, while those who are not suffer horrifying consequences—disfigurement or even death. The...
Jan
16

Review: Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire (Wayward Children #3)

Review: Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire (Wayward Children #3) Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children #3) Seanan McGuire Published: Jan. 9, 2018 (Tor) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 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, Every Heart a Doorway. Beneath the Sugar Sky takes readers...
Jan
15

Review: City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty (Daevabad #1)

Review: City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty (Daevabad #1) City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1) S.A. Chakraborty Published: Nov. 14, 2017 (Harper Voyager) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 4 stars  Nahri is a con—she uses her fake “talents” to “heal” those who may be possessed by spirits, and then she charges fees, steals what she can, and disappears. She does have some talent—she knows when...
Jan
11

Review: Lions and Tigers and Boys by Tawny Stokes

Review: Lions and Tigers and Boys by Tawny Stokes Lions and Tigers and Boys Tawny Stokes Published: Jan. 8, 2018 (Entangled) Purchase: Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Okay, so Ocean’s Eleven meets The Wizard of Oz . . . at the circus. Is your mind blown? That’s what I was thinking after the first chapter. But let me explain. Dani Gale promised her dying...
Jan
10

10 Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance Series Resurrected by Self-Publishing

10 Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance Series Resurrected by Self-Publishing Last month we talked about series that ended too soon. But a new year is a time for new beginnings, so we want to share some of our favorite series that have gotten a second life through self-publishing. If you primarily read e-books you may not have even noticed a difference, but the transition to self-publishing generally means books are only available online. So if you prefer to shop in a brick and...
Jan
9

Release-Day Review: Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (BDB Legacy #3)

Release-Day Review: Blood Fury by J.R. Ward (BDB Legacy #3) Blood Fury (Black Dagger Legacy #3) J.R. Ward Published: Jan. 9, 2018 (Ballantine) Purchase at: 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 Note: This review will be spoiler-free, but does assume you have some familiarity with either the Black Dagger Brotherhood series or its spinoff Black Dagger...
Jan
8

Review: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (The Folk in the Air #1)

Review: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (The Folk in the Air #1) The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) Holly Black Published: Jan. 2, 2018 (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) 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 Jude is human, but lives in faerie. As such, she is fully neither one. Tormented by faeries, raised by the man who killed her...

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