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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...
Aug
28

Review: The Queen and the Cure by Amy Harmon (The Bird and the Sword #2)

Review: The Queen and the Cure by Amy Harmon (The Bird and the Sword #2) The Queen and the Cure (The Bird and the Sword #2) Amy Harmon Published: May 9, 2017 (Amy Harmon) 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...
Aug
24

Review: Bannerless by Carrie Vaughn (Bannerless #1)

Review: Bannerless by Carrie Vaughn (Bannerless #1) Bannerless (Bannerless Saga #1) Carrie Vaughn Published: July 11, 2017 (John Joseph Adams) 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 stars Enid lives in the United States—or what remain of them, decades after civilization fell and was virtually destroyed. A time where girls get birth control...
Aug
21

Early Review: Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore

Early Review: Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore Reincarnation Blues Michael Poore Published: Aug. 22, 2017 (Del Rey) 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 Milo is an old soul. In fact, he’s the oldest soul in existence. To be exact, he’s lived 9,995 lives. Milo has yet to achieve Perfection, the one thing that would send him along to...
Aug
10

Review: The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland

Review: The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland Published: July 13, 2017 (William Morrow) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 2 stars  D.O.D.O. The Department of Diachronic Operations. A sort of black ops department that figures out how and why magic disappeared from our world, and then works out how to make magic work again....
Aug
2

Review: Raid by K.S. Merbeth

Review: Raid by K.S. Merbeth Raid K.S. Merbeth Published: Jul. 25, 2017 (Orbit) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Clementine is a bounty hunter in the post-apocalyptic land known as the wastes. It’s a desert landscape dotted with small, ramshackle villages that survive on scavenged bottled water and canned...
Jul
27

Review: The Fifth Doll by Charlie N. Holmberg

Review: The Fifth Doll by Charlie N. Holmberg The Fifth Doll Charlie N. Holmberg Published: July 25, 2017 (47North) 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 Matrona has always tried to be the dutiful daughter her parents expect her to be. She stays on top of her chores and never complains. She’s even gone so far as to agree to marry the man...
Jul
26

Review: Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys (Innsmouth Legacy #1)

Review: Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys (Innsmouth Legacy #1) Winter Tide (The Innsmouth Legacy #1) Ruthanna Emrys Published: April 4, 2017 (Tor) 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 Aphra is…not like the other humans around her. Oh, she can mostly pass for one, but it’s the telling little details that give her away as a monster. Not monster as in...

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