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Sep
19

Review: The Night Crossing by Robert Masello

Review: The Night Crossing by Robert Masello The Night Crossing Robert Masello Published: Sept. 18, 2018 (47North) 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 Bram Stoker is managing a theatre with his friend the great actor Henry Irving. He’s also writing, though getting more and more frustrated by his inability to write the story...
Sep
12

Win It Wednesday: Two Dark Reigns signed by Kendare Blake

Win It Wednesday: Two Dark Reigns signed by Kendare Blake Oh, VBC crew, I have something delightful for you with today’s Win It Wednesday: a signed copy of Two Dark Reigns. I adore Kendare Blake’s books. Each new one is better than the last, which is seriously saying something. I fell in love with Anna Dressed in Blood, and now I think everyone else is also in love with her Three Dark Crowns series. Amy reviewed Three Dark Crowns and One Dark Throne...
Aug
30

Early Review: Hidden Sun by Jaine Fenn (Shadowlands #1)

Early Review: Hidden Sun by Jaine Fenn (Shadowlands #1) Hidden Sun (Shadowlands #1) Jaine Fenn Published: Sept. 4, 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): 4 stars Rhia is…unconventional, to say the least. She is a noble lady—but one who spurns the idea of a conventional marriage, because she knows that a conventional man would...
Aug
27

Review: Shadowblack by Sebastien de Castell (Spellslinger #2)

Review: Shadowblack by Sebastien de Castell (Spellslinger #2) Shadowblack (Spellslinger #2) Sebastien de Castell Published: Aug. 21, 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 Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check our VBC’s review of book 1, Spellslinger....
Aug
21

Release-Day Review: Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett (Founders #1)

Release-Day Review: Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett (Founders #1) Foundryside (Founders #1) Robert Jackson Bennett Published: Aug. 21, 2018 (Crown) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Tevanne is a city run by four Merchant Houses who each control the art of scriving—a magical code that can imbue objects with a kind of sentience. Those who don’t work for...
Aug
8

Win It Wednesday: The Bloodprint by Ausma Zehanat Khan

Win It Wednesday: The Bloodprint by Ausma Zehanat Khan Have you dived into Ausma Zehanat Khan’s Khorasan Archives series? This fantasy series packs a punch, and we have a copy of the first book in the series The Bloodprint to giveaway to a lucky VBC reader. If you end up loving it, the second book in the series The Black Khan will be out on Oct. 16, 2018 (pre-order). ABOUT THE BLOODPRINT A dark power called the Talisman has risen in the land, born of...
Aug
7

Review: Spellslinger by Sebastian de Castell (Spellslinger #1)

Review: Spellslinger by Sebastian de Castell (Spellslinger #1) Spellslinger (Spellslinger #1) Sebastian de Castell Published: July 17, 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): 3.5 stars In order to earn his mage name and join his family as a member of the Jan’Tep (“People of True Magic”), Kellan must master the six types of magic as well pass the...
Jul
19

Review: The Girl in the Green Silk Gown by Seanan McGuire (Ghost Roads #2)

Review: The Girl in the Green Silk Gown by Seanan McGuire (Ghost Roads #2) The Girl in the Green Silk Gown (Ghost Roads #2) Seanan McGuire Published: July 17, 2018 (DAW) 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 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,...
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...

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