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Jun
20

Early Review: Godblind by Anna Stephens

Early Review: Godblind by Anna Stephens Godblind Anna Stephens Published: July 11, 2017 (Talos) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by U.K. publisher Harper Voyager in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Nearly a thousand years ago the Red Gods were driven from the world by the Gods of Light. The Mireces, worshippers of the Red Gods, were exiled from the Kingdom of Rilpor, forced...
Jun
19

Early Review: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss

Early Review: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter Theodora Goss Published: June 20, 2017 (Saga Press) 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 The recent death of her mother, after the death of her father fourteen year earlier, leaves Mary Jekyll in dire straits. With little money remaining and...
Jun
14

Review: Cormorant Run by Lilith Saintcrow

Review: Cormorant Run by Lilith Saintcrow Cormorant Run Lilith Saintcrow Published: June 13, 2017 (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 No one really knows what precipitated The Event. Aliens? Trans-dimensional rift? All that is clear is one day The Event happened, and it opened up Rifts in various parts of the world....
May
31

Review: Spectacle by Rachel Vincent (Menagerie #2)

Review: Spectacle by Rachel Vincent (Menagerie #2) Spectacle (Menagerie #2) Rachel Vincent Published: May 30, 2017 (MIRA) 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, Menagerie. Those in...
May
17

Win It Wednesday: Menagerie by Rachel Vincent (signed copy!)

Win It Wednesday: Menagerie by Rachel Vincent (signed copy!) It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of Rachel Vincent’s books. Her Unbound series is one I recommend all the time to anyone who likes their romance and their heroines complicated. Beautiful writing. Engaging stories. Just, seriously, she’s an auto buy for me for a reason. I’m not the only one at VBC who adores her books. Check out Amy’s review of Menagerie. RIGHT?!? As a...
May
15

Review: The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon (Bird and the Sword Chronicles #1)

Review: The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon (Bird and the Sword Chronicles #1) The Bird and the Sword (The Bird and the Sword Chronicles #1) Amy Harmon Published: May 11, 2016 (Amy Harmon) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars With words God created worlds. From those words also sprung light and dark, plants and trees, animals and people: two sons and two daughters. Each child received her own word. The Spinner could...
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...

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