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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
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,...
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
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
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...
Nov
20

Review: This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada (This Mortal Coil #1)

Review: This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada (This Mortal Coil #1) This Mortal Coil (This Mortal Coil #1) Emily Suvada Published: Nov. 7, 2017 (Simon Pulse) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Cat is a hacker—but she doesn’t just hack computers. She hacks genes, people’s DNA. Most people have been implanted with machines that control apps, and the apps control people’s features. Want a tail? Grow one....
Nov
16

Review: Artemis by Andy Weir

Review: Artemis by Andy Weir Artemis Andy Weir Published: Nov. 14, 2017 (Crown) 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 The Moon. Long a dream of mankind to not only visit, but maybe—someday—to colonize. In Andy Weir’s Artemis, that dream has become a reality. Let me say this before I go any further into this review:...
Nov
13

Review: Jade City by Fonda Lee (Green Bone #1)

Review: Jade City by Fonda Lee (Green Bone #1) Jade City (The Green Bone Saga #1) Fonda Lee Published: November 7, 2017 (Orbit) 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 stars Jade has power, for those who can wield it. With that jade comes physical strength, unique abilities, and power over others. There are two clans who control the mining and...
Oct
11

Review: Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff (Nevernight #2)

Review: Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff (Nevernight #2) Godsgrave (Nevernight Chronicles #2) Jay Kristoff Published: Sept. 5, 2017 (Thomas Dunne Books) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Note: while this review will be spoiler free, it will make reference to the previous book. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Nevernight. Mia is back—and more fierce...
Oct
5

Review: Haunting the Deep by Adriana Mather (How to Hang a Witch #2)

Review: Haunting the Deep by Adriana Mather (How to Hang a Witch #2) Haunting the Deep (How to Hang a Witch #2) Adriana Mather Published: Oct. 3, 2017 (Knopf 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): 3.5 stars Note: While this review is spoiler free, it does assume you’re familiar with the first book. If you aren’t, please check...

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