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Jan
22

Review: Markswoman by Rati Mehrotra (Asiana #1)

Review: Markswoman by Rati Mehrotra (Asiana #1) Markswoman (Asiana #1) Rati Mehrotra Published: Jan. 23, 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 After earning her first “mark” Kyra, at nineteen, has become the youngest current Markswoman for the Order of Kali, the oldest of the five Orders in Asiana. The Orders...
Jan
17

Win It Wednesday: Sinless by Sarah Tarkoff

Win It Wednesday: Sinless by Sarah Tarkoff Win It Wednesday is back, and we have a just-released sci-fi goodness up for grabs today with Sarah Tarkoff’s Sinless. It’s the first in her Eye of the Beholder series, and sounds super good. In Grace Luther’s world, morality is physically enforced. Those who are “good” are blessed with beauty, while those who are not suffer horrifying consequences—disfigurement or even death. The...
Jan
15

Review: City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty (Daevabad #1)

Review: City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty (Daevabad #1) City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1) S.A. Chakraborty Published: Nov. 14, 2017 (Harper Voyager) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 4 stars  Nahri is a con—she uses her fake “talents” to “heal” those who may be possessed by spirits, and then she charges fees, steals what she can, and disappears. She does have some talent—she knows when...
Jan
5

Review: Heart on Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles #3)

Review: Heart on Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles #3) Heart on Fire (Kingmaker Chronicles #3) Amanda Bouchet Published: Jan. 2, 2018 (Sourcebooks Casablanca) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Jo 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...
Nov
16

Review: Artemis by Andy Weir

Review: Artemis by Andy Weir Artemis Andy Weir Published: Nov. 14, 2017 (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): 3.5 stars The Moon. Long a dream of mankind to not only visit, but maybe—someday—to colonize. In Andy Weir’s Artemis, that dream has become a reality. Let me say this before I go any further into this review:...
Nov
13

Review: Jade City by Fonda Lee (Green Bone #1)

Review: Jade City by Fonda Lee (Green Bone #1) Jade City (The Green Bone Saga #1) Fonda Lee Published: November 7, 2017 (Orbit) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Jade has power, for those who can wield it. With that jade comes physical strength, unique abilities, and power over others. There are two clans who control the mining and...
Nov
8

Win It Wednesday: The Winter King by C.L. Wilson

Win It Wednesday: The Winter King by C.L. Wilson Win It Wednesday is back and we have a delicious fantasy romance for one lucky VBC reader. You might have caught Amy’s early review of The Sea King by C.L. Wilson recently. If it piqued your interest, but you weren’t up to date on the series, it’s cool. You know we have your back with the book recs. We have three copies of The Winter King, which is the first book in the Weathermages of...
Nov
6

Review: The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso (Swords and Fire #1)

Review: The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso (Swords and Fire #1) The Tethered Mage (Swords and Fire #1) Melissa Caruso Published: October 24, 2017 (Orbit) 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 In the Serene Empire, those who possess strong magic develop a mage mark that shows itself as a colored ring around the iris of the eye. Those who begin to show...
Oct
23

Early Review: The Sea King by C.L. Wilson (Weathermages of Mystral #2)

Early Review: The Sea King by C.L. Wilson (Weathermages of Mystral #2) The Sea King (Weathermages of Mystral #2) C.L. Wilson Published: October 31, 2017 (Avon) Purchase at: 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 Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it may reference previous events in the series. If you haven’t yet started, check out VBC’s review of The...
Sep
22

Tom Doyle Guest Post: The Temptation of Immortality

Tom Doyle Guest Post: The Temptation of Immortality The Temptation of Immortality by Tom Doyle In my American Craftsmen trilogy, what could possible tempt a magician-soldier or psychic spy? Readers of my first book discover that these powerful craftspeople come from long family lineages that have accumulated more money than any individual will get to use in their own lifetime. But that is of course the heart of the problem: some craftspeople want more...

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