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Jun
18

Release-Day Review: The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind by Jackson Ford

Release-Day Review: The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind by Jackson Ford The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind (The Frost Files #1) Jackson Ford Published: June 18, 2019 (Orbit) Purchase at: Amazon or Book Depository Review Source: Copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Teagan Frost is a psychokinetic—or PK as she likes to call it. In other words, she’s the girl who can move sh*t with her mind. Teagan is...
Jun
10

Review: Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey

Review: Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey Magic for Liars Sarah Gailey Published: June 4, 2019 (Tor Books) Purchase at: 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 Ivy Gamble has a very fulfilling life as a pseudo-successful private investigator. She goes home every night to an empty apartment, she doesn’t form relationships, and there’s a slight...
Jun
5

Review: The Fire Opal Mechanism by Fran Wilde (Gemworld #2)

Review: The Fire Opal Mechanism by Fran Wilde (Gemworld #2) The Fire Opal Mechanism (Gemworld #2) Fran Wilde Published: June 4, 2019 (Tor) Purchase at: Amazon or Book Depository Review Source: Copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy  Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it may reference previous events in the series. When the Pressmen come to the Far Reaches looking to confiscate all the...
May
16

Review: The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie

Review: The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie The Raven Tower Ann Leckie Published: Feb. 26, 2019 (Orbit) Purchase at: Amazon or Book Depository Review Source: Copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy  Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Here is a story I have heard: Upon word of his father’s impending death Mawat rides home for Iraden to take his place as heir to the Raven’s Lease. As Lease, Mawat’s father will be called...
Mar
11

Review: Mahimata by Rati Mehrotra (Asiana #2)

Review: Mahimata by Rati Mehrotra (Asiana #2) Mahimata (Asiana #2) Rati Mehrotra Published: March 5, 2019 (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 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference the previous book. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Markswoman. After...
Mar
5

Review: Rosewater by Tade Thompson (Wormwood #1)

Review: Rosewater by Tade Thompson (Wormwood #1) Rosewater (The Wormwood Trilogy #1) Tade Thompson Published: Sept. 18, 2018 (Orbit) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Rosewater is a city in a near-future Nigeria that formed around a mysterious alien biodome that appeared eleven years ago. Every year, the dome opens and releases healing to those gathered around the dome. This is known...
Feb
20

Win It Wednesday: The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross

Win It Wednesday: The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross We love a good fairy tale retelling, and Leife Shallcross’s The Beast’s Heart is that and then some. All the Beauty & The Beast fangirls, this one is for you, because not only is this that story, but it’s from the Beast’s point of view. Swoon! We’ve got one copy of The Beast’s Heart up for grabs for one lucky VBC reader. Read on for the details about the book and how to...
Jan
9

Win It Wednesday: Dragonshadow by Elle Katharine White

Win It Wednesday: Dragonshadow by Elle Katharine White Win It Wednesday is back, and we have a copy of Elle Katharine White’s Dragonshadow (VBC review). The book has elements that Jane Austen fans will enjoy and a lovely dose of magic and swords. Totally our kind of book. ABOUT DRAGONSHADOW The Battle of North Fields is over—or so Aliza Bentaine, now a Daired, fervently wants to believe. But rumors are spreading of an unseen monster ravaging the...
Nov
26

Review: Dragonshadow by Elle Katharine White (Heartstone #2)

Review: Dragonshadow by Elle Katharine White (Heartstone #2) Dragonshadow (Heartstone #2) Elle Katharine White Published: Nov. 20, 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 Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference the previous book. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1,...
Nov
20

Review: Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri (Books of Ambha #1)

Review: Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri (Books of Ambha #1) Empire of Sand (Books of Ambha #1) Tasha Suri Published: Nov. 13, 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 For years Mehr has lived as an outsider in her own home. Her mother’s people, the Amrithi, are outcasts in the Empire. The magic in their blood and their beliefs supersede...

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