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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...
Sep
21

Review: Murder, Magic, and What We Wore by Kelly Jones

Review: Murder, Magic, and What We Wore by Kelly Jones Murder, Magic, and What We Wore Kelly Jones Published: Sept. 19, 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 stars Annis Whitworth’s father is dead. Her mother has been gone for years, and her father traveled a lot. It is on one of these trips that he dies under...
Sep
12

Review: Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

Review: Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody Daughter of the Burning City Amanda Foody Published: July 25, 2017 (Harlequin Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy purchased by reviewer  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Gomorrah is a traveling festival perpetually surrounded by black smoke. A city and a circus, all in one—where the “respectable” folks come to see the “sin” that takes place in such a place. The same...
Aug
29

Review: How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather (How to Hang a Witch #1)

Review: How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather (How to Hang a Witch #1) How to Hang a Witch (How to Hang a Witch #1) Adriana Mather Published: July 23, 2016 (Knopf Books for Young Readers) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Samantha (Sam) Mather is moving to Salem, Massachusetts. Not willingly, mind you. Her father is in a coma, and her stepmother insist they sell their home in New York to be able to pay...
Aug
24

Review: Bannerless by Carrie Vaughn (Bannerless #1)

Review: Bannerless by Carrie Vaughn (Bannerless #1) Bannerless (Bannerless Saga #1) Carrie Vaughn Published: July 11, 2017 (John Joseph Adams) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 2 stars Enid lives in the United States—or what remain of them, decades after civilization fell and was virtually destroyed. A time where girls get birth control...
Aug
22

Review: Roar by Cora Carmack (Stormheart #1)

Review: Roar by Cora Carmack (Stormheart #1) Roar (Stormheart #1) Cora Carmack Published: June 13, 2017 (Tor Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Aurora is a princess in a land where royalty is expected to be able to control the violent storms that erupt. Except that she cannot–and has never been able to. In a bid to protect that secret, her mother makes an arranged...

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