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Nov
13

Review: This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada (This Mortal Coil #2)

Review: This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada (This Mortal Coil #2) This Cruel Design (This Mortal Coil #2) Emily Suvada Published: Oct. 30, 2018 (Simon Pulse) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 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
12

Review: The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Origin #1)

Review: The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Origin #1) The Darkest Star (Origin #1) Jennifer L. Armentrout Published: Oct. 30, 2018 (Tor Teen) 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 may unintentionally contain spoilers for two series set in the same world. If you haven’t stepped into this world...
Nov
8

Review: Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor (Strange the Dreamer #2)

Review: Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor (Strange the Dreamer #2) Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer #2) Laini Taylor Published: Oct. 2, 2018 (Little Brown Books for Young Readers) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Lazlo Strange is no longer himself. Or rather he is, but he’s also so much more. And Sarai, well…she has changed as well. While...
Nov
2

Giveaway: Witchlands Books by Susan Dennard

Giveaway: Witchlands Books by Susan Dennard We love fast-paced fantasy books at VBC, and we’ve found another series you’re going to want to devour: The Witchlands by Susan Dennard. We’re talking magic skills, a great friendship arc, and a hot dude who captains a ship. Even better Dennard makes her Witchlands world—a second world where some people are born with “witchery” abilities—accessible and immersive. So,...
Oct
3

Review: Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa (Shadow of the Fox #1)

Review: Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa (Shadow of the Fox #1) Shadow of the Fox (Shadow of the Fox #1) Julie Kagawa Published: Oct. 2, 2018 (Harlequin Teen) 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 Yumeko is a kitsune, a fox with magical powers. Well…sort of. She’s half-human as well, and has lived her entire life in a monastery with...
Sep
12

Win It Wednesday: Two Dark Reigns signed by Kendare Blake

Win It Wednesday: Two Dark Reigns signed by Kendare Blake Oh, VBC crew, I have something delightful for you with today’s Win It Wednesday: a signed copy of Two Dark Reigns. I adore Kendare Blake’s books. Each new one is better than the last, which is seriously saying something. I fell in love with Anna Dressed in Blood, and now I think everyone else is also in love with her Three Dark Crowns series. Amy reviewed Three Dark Crowns and One Dark Throne...
Sep
10

Early Review: Rule by Ellen Goodlett (Rule #1)

Early Review: Rule by Ellen Goodlett (Rule #1) Rule (Rule #1) Ellen Goodlett Published: Sept. 11, 2018 (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) 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 Three half-sisters from three different places in the kingdom with three different mothers. All with secrets that could be considered treason—and all...
Aug
23

Review: Blind the Eyes by K.A. Wiggins (Threads of Dreams #1)

Review: Blind the Eyes by K.A. Wiggins (Threads of Dreams #1) Blind the Eyes (Threads of Dreams #1) K.A. Wiggins Published: June 1, 2018 (Snowmelt & Stumps) 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 Cole lives a dreamless life—both sleeping and awake. Dreams are not allowed, for they will call the Mara, who will first eat the dreams—and then kill the...
Aug
13

Review: These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch (Stream Raiders #1)

Review: These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch (Stream Raiders #1) These Rebel Waves (Stream Raiders #1) Sara Raasch Published: Aug. 7, 2018 (Balzer+Bray) 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 Six years ago, Lu was a solider in the revolution to free Grace Loray from the religious dictatorship of Argrid. Now, Grace Loray is trying to stabilize the...
Jul
24

Release-Day Review: Contagion by Erin Bowman (Contagion #1)

Release-Day Review: Contagion by Erin Bowman (Contagion #1) Contagion (Contagion #1) Erin Bowman Published: July 24, 2018 (HarperTeen) 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 receiving a distress call from a drilling crew on the planet Achlys, the crew of the Odyssey is instructed to head out to the far reaches of the Fringe for a standard...

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