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Apr
12

Review: The Glass Blade by Ryan Wieser (Hunters of Infinity #1)

Review: The Glass Blade by Ryan Wieser (Hunters of Infinity #1) The Glass Blade (Hunters of Infinity #1) Ryan Wieser Published: March 6, 2018 (Rebel Base 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): 2.5 stars Jessop is a warrior with exceptional powers and skill. She saves the lives of a couple of men who turn out to be Hunters of Infinity, a select group of...
Mar
28

Review: Torn by Rowenna Miller (Unraveled Kingdom #1)

Review: Torn by Rowenna Miller (Unraveled Kingdom #1) Torn (The Unraveled Kingdom #1) Rowenna Miller Published: March 20, 2018 (Orbit) 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 Sophie Balstrade has used her talent as a seamstress to support herself and her brother, Kristos, and she’s managed to open her own shop even as others around her struggle...
Mar
12

Review: Blood and Tempest by Jon Skovron (Empire of Storms #3)

Review: Blood and Tempest by Jon Skovron (Empire of Storms #3) Blood and Tempest (Empire of Storms #3) Jon Skovron Published: Nov. 21, 2017 (Orbit) 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, Hope and Red. The end of Bane and Shadow left our main...
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
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
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
5

Review: Heart on Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles #3)

Review: Heart on Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles #3) Heart on Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #3) Amanda Bouchet Published: Jan. 2, 2018 (Sourcebooks Casablanca) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Jo 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...
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...
Nov
8

Win It Wednesday: The Winter King by C.L. Wilson

Win It Wednesday: The Winter King by C.L. Wilson Win It Wednesday is back and we have a delicious fantasy romance for one lucky VBC reader. You might have caught Amy’s early review of The Sea King by C.L. Wilson recently. If it piqued your interest, but you weren’t up to date on the series, it’s cool. You know we have your back with the book recs. We have three copies of The Winter King, which is the first book in the Weathermages of...

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