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Oct
2

Release-Day Review: Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep (Crown of Shards #1)

Release-Day Review: Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep (Crown of Shards #1) Kill the Queen (Crown of Shards #1) Jennifer Estep Published: Oct. 2, 2018 (Harper Voyager) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Ever since the death of her parents fifteen years ago Lady Everleigh Saffira Winter Blair has lived as a shadow amongst her royal family at the palace in the...
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...

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