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Jul
17

Review: The Grey Bastards by Jonathan French (Lot Lands #1)

Review: The Grey Bastards by Jonathan French (Lot Lands #1) The Grey Bastards (The Lot Lands #1) Jonathan French Published: June 19, 2018 (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): 5 stars  The Grey Bastards, a group of part-Orcs who help protect their territory from Orc incursions, who help protect a land they’ve never seen against a repeat of a war...
Jul
16

Review: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Review: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik Spinning Silver Naomi Novik Published: July 10, 2018 (Del Rey) 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 Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders. Where her grandfather is successful at moneylending, her father not so much. So Miryem takes it upon herself to collect the debt...
Jul
11

Early Review: One of Us by Craig DiLouie

Early Review: One of Us by Craig DiLouie One of Us Craig DiLouie Published: July 17, 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 Who defines what a monster is? Is it the child who doesn’t look “normal,” or the adult who locks that child away in a home with other children, who are beaten, not educated, and forced to...
Jun
25

Review: The Sisters Mederos by Patrice Sarath

Review: The Sisters Mederos by Patrice Sarath The Sisters Mederos Patrice Sarath Published: April 3, 2018 (Angry Robot) 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 Yvienne Mederos is the eldest sister, Tesara the youngest of the pair, daughters of a successful merchant and his wife. When they are forced into poverty and sent to a...
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
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...
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...

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