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Apr
11

Review: Red Sister by Mark Lawrence (Book of the Ancestor #1)

Review: Red Sister by Mark Lawrence (Book of the Ancestor #1) Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor #1) Mark Lawrence Published: April 4, 2017 (Ace) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: UK copy provided by UK publisher, Harper Voyager, in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 4 stars With the Sun slowly dying, the world has been reduced to a single, fifty-mile-wide corridor between the Ice Walls with every inch being fought over...
Apr
10

Review: Phantom Pains by Mishell Baker (Arcadia Project #2)

Review: Phantom Pains by Mishell Baker (Arcadia Project #2) Phantom Pains (Arcadia Project #2) Mishell Baker Published: March 21, 2017 (Saga Press) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: purchased  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Note: While this review will spoiler free, it may reference the previous book. Still trying to recover from the events of four months ago, Millie has left the Arcadia Project and found a job on the same television...
Apr
6

Review: Gauntlet by Holly Jennings (Arena #2)

Review: Gauntlet by Holly Jennings (Arena #2) Gauntlet (Arena #2) Holly Jennings Published: April 4, 2017 (Ace) 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 events from the previous book. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Arena. It’s been a...
Apr
5

Win It Wednesday: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Win It Wednesday: American Gods by Neil Gaiman I am all kinds of nerdy excited for the television adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods. It’s not just the cast, which includes Ricky Whittle (a.k.a. Lincoln from The 100) as Shadow Moon and Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday. The look, the feel, the timing is right for a revisit of this great fantasy novel. Not too long ago, I did a re-read of American Gods on audio. It has a full-cast...
Mar
6

Review: A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab (Shades of Magic #3)

Review: A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab (Shades of Magic #3) A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3) V.E. Schwab Published: Feb. 21, 2017 (Tor) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 5 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, A Darker Shade of Magic. A darkness has been growing from the...
Mar
2

Review: Future Threat by Elizabeth Briggs (Future Shock #2)

Review: Future Threat by Elizabeth Briggs (Future Shock #2) Future Threat (Future Shock #2) Elizabeth Briggs Published: March 1, 2017 (Albert Whitman & Company) 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...
Feb
16

Review: The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman (Lady Helen #2)

Review: The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman (Lady Helen #2) The Dark Days Pact (Lady Helen #2) Alison Goodman Published: Jan. 31, 2017 (Viking) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Lady Helen is back, just four weeks after the events of her presentation ball, events which culminated in her losing her mother’s only gift to her, saving a man’s life, and needing to find refuge outside of London. As...
Feb
13

Early Review: Portal of a Thousand Worlds by Dave Duncan

Early Review: Portal of a Thousand Worlds by Dave Duncan Portal of a Thousand Worlds Dave Duncan Published: Feb. 14, 2017 (Open Road) 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 An aging Empress, a group of monks who make murder their main mission, and a ragtag army—led by a crazy man—who are high on drugs and convinced they are invincible. All of...
Jan
27

Excerpt & Giveaway: Martians Abroad by Carrie Vaughn

Excerpt & Giveaway: Martians Abroad by Carrie Vaughn Earlier this week VBC’s Amy told you how much fun Carrie Vaughn’s Martians Abroad is. It’s quirky and we loved the fish-out-of-water idea reversed to have a Martian coming to Earth. We liked it so much we’re sharing the first chapter of the novel right here, and a giveaway of Martians Abroad. Read on for a taste of the book, and your chance to win a copy! EXCERPT MARTIANS ABROAD...
Jan
20

Review: Martians Abroad by Carrie Vaughn

Review: Martians Abroad by Carrie Vaughn Martians Abroad Carrie Vaughn Published: Jan. 17, 2017 (Tor Books) 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 Carrie Vaughn takes a detour after Kitty Norville and gives readers an interesting take on sci-fi with her new novel Martians Abroad. Polly Newton thinks she has it all figured out. Born...

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