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Sep
4

Review: The Unkindest Tide by Seanan McGuire (October Daye #13)

Review: The Unkindest Tide by Seanan McGuire (October Daye #13) The Unkindest Tide (October Daye #13)Seanan McGuirePublished: Sept. 3, 2019 (DAW)Purchase at: Amazon Review Source: Copy provided by the 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 contain references to previous events in the series. If you haven’t yet started, check out VBC’s review of Rosemary and Rue....
Aug
26

Release-Day Review: Wishful Thinking by Helen Harper

Release-Day Review: Wishful Thinking by Helen Harper Wishful Thinking (How to be the Best Damn Faery Godmother in the World [or Die Trying] #1)Helen HarperPublished: Aug. 26, 2019Purchase: AmazonReview source: copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Helen Harper has been on my radar for several months now—everyone seems to love her Slouch Witch series. So when I spotted this first book in a...
Aug
5

10 Favorite Series Featuring the Fae

10 Favorite Series Featuring the Fae I recently finished a Netflix rewatch of Lost Girl, which got me thinking that maybe I should revisit some favorite books about the fae as well. But where to start? This took me back to when I was just discovering urban fantasy almost a decade ago. (Please tell me I’m not the only one who feels old now.) Here are some of my favorites. For my fellow binge readers, most of these are completed series. The...
Jun
24

Review: The Hallowed Knight by Jenn Stark (Wilde Justice #3)

Review: The Hallowed Knight by Jenn Stark (Wilde Justice #3) The Hallowed Knight (Wilde Justice #3) Jenn Stark Published: May 29, 2019 (Elewyn Publishing) Purchase at: Amazon Review Source: Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: This review will be spoiler free, however it will reference events from the previous Immortal Vegas series, if you haven’t started that one yet, check out VBC’s...
May
7

Release-Day Review: Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson #11)

Release-Day Review: Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson #11) Storm Cursed (Mercy Thompson #11) Patricia Briggs Published: May 7, 2019 (Ace) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books in the series. If you haven’t started yet, check out VBC’s review of Moon Called. In a...
May
6

Early Review: Westside by W.M. Akers

Early Review: Westside by W.M. Akers Westside W.M. Akers Published: May 7, 2019 (Harper Voyager) 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 stars It’s 1921 and ever since her father’s disappearance, two years prior, Gilda Carr has taken up the mantle of private detective in his stead. She only focuses on the tiny mysteries. Gilda...
Mar
27

Win It Wednesday: That Ain’t Witchcraft by Seanan McGuire

Win It Wednesday: That Ain’t Witchcraft by Seanan McGuire Seanan McGuire is a favorite author for much of the VBC staff, both under her own name and under the Mira Grant pen name. (Yep, I’m taking this chance to again recommend everyone check out her Newsflesh series starting with Feed.) Today, though, we’re reveling in her InCryptid books, where cryptozoology is legit and creatures are in need of protection. The latest That Ain’t Witchcraft hit shelves this...
Mar
18

Review: Wild Country by Anne Bishop (World of the Others #2)

Review: Wild Country by Anne Bishop (World of the Others #2) Wild Country (World of the Others #2/The Others #7) Anne Bishop Published: Mar. 5, 2019 (Ace) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Note: While review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books in the series. If you haven’t started yet, check out VBC’s review of...
Mar
13

Win It Wednesday: Wild Country by Anne Bishop

Win It Wednesday: Wild Country by Anne Bishop When it comes to Win It Wednesday, I’m usually trying to find a new, shiny author or series for everyone to discover. Those series that I can wave the flag of book rec on, and get to point the winner to book one in the series. Sometimes, though, you just need the new, much coveted book in a series. When it comes to Anne Bishop, much of the VBC crowd is familiar. You guys loved The Others, and the spin-off...
Mar
1

Guest Post: Faith Hunter on Plant People + Circle of the Moon Excerpt & Giveaway

Guest Post: Faith Hunter on Plant People + Circle of the Moon Excerpt & Giveaway Note from VBC: We’re delighted to host the charming Faith Hunter on today’s blog. We love her Jane Yellowrock and Soulwood novels and are incredibly excited for the release of Circle of the Moon earlier this week. Enough of us. Let’s turn it over to Faith: There has been a lot of press about diversity lately, and there needs to be. It’s a small planet and a MUCH smaller nation and way, way too many of us,...

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