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Jun
20

The Definitive Ranking of Sookie Stackhouse Novels

The Definitive Ranking of Sookie Stackhouse Novels Spoiler Warning: This post may contain spoilers for Charlaine Harris’s Southern Vampire Series (a.k.a. The Sookie Stackhouse Series), and by extension, the HBO show True Blood.  Charlaine Harris’s Southern Vampire Mysteries brought a fresh take to paranormal. It offered a look at the normalization of vampires in the open world. The books were urban fantasy in a rural setting. Sookie and her...
Jun
19

Review: The Defiant Heir by Melissa Caruso (Swords and Fire #2)

Review: The Defiant Heir by Melissa Caruso (Swords and Fire #2) The Defiant Heir (Swords and Fire #2) Melissa Caruso Published: April 19, 2018 (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): 4 stars Lady Amalia never meant to become a Falconer—though technically she isn’t. She never meant to become an agent of her government, either—though here she is. Her...
Jun
18

Early Review: Stray Magic by Kelly Meding (Strays #1)

Early Review: Stray Magic by Kelly Meding (Strays #1) Stray Magic (Strays #1) Kelly Meding Published: Jun. 19, 2018 (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): 3.5 stars Shiloh Harrison is a U.S. Marshal in the Paranormal Investigations Unit stationed in Washington. DC. She’s just returned home from a grueling assignment when she’s...
Jun
14

10 Urban Fantasy Series You Need to Read

10 Urban Fantasy Series You Need to Read Have you fallen for an urban fantasy series and want more? We’re here to help. These ten book series epitomize things we love about urban fantasy. They may have influenced the subgenre or they’re the ones every urban fantasy fan has read. These are the books that showcase what we love—and expect—from urban fantasies. 1. Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton We have to start here....
Jun
12

Review: 84K by Claire North

Review: 84K by Claire North 84K Claire North Published: May 24, 2018 (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): 2 stars Life in our world has changed—it’s become nothing but a number, an amount of worth. Everyone has worth—except for those who don’t. And in this world, any crime is ok, as long as those who commit it can...
Jun
11

Early Review: Ocean Light by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling Trinity #2)

Early Review: Ocean Light by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling Trinity #2) Ocean Light (Psy-Changeling Trinity #2) Nalini Singh Published: Jun. 12, 2018 (Berkley) 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 Note: While review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books in this series and the Psy-Changeling series. If you haven’t started...
Jun
5

Review: LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff (Lifelike #1)

Review: LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff (Lifelike #1) LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike #1) Jay Kristoff Published: May 29, 2018 (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): 5 stars Once upon a time, there was a family: a father, a mother, three sisters, and a brother. But once upon a time only leads to happily ever after in fairy...
Jun
4

Review: Switchback by Melissa F. Olson (Nightshades #2)

Review: Switchback by Melissa F. Olson (Nightshades #2) Switchback (Nightshades #2) Melissa F. Olson Published: Oct. 24, 2017 (Tor) Purchase: Book Depository or 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,...
May
30

Review: Demon Unbound by Jenn Stark (Demon Enforcers #1)

Review: Demon Unbound by Jenn Stark (Demon Enforcers #1) Demon Unbound (Demon Enforcers #1) Jenn Stark Published: May 15, 2018 (Elewyn Publishing) Purchase: Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While this book will be spoiler free, it will reference events from its prequel series. If you haven’t started that series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Getting Wilde....
May
22

Release-Day Review: Furyborn by Claire Legrand (Empirium #1)

Release-Day Review: Furyborn by Claire Legrand (Empirium #1) Furyborn (Empirium #1) Claire Legrand Published: May 22, 2018 (Sourcebooks Fire) 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 Two Queens will rise. One of blood. One of light. Generations ago in a war between humans and Angels, the angels were defeated and locked behind a gate. Do to their...

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