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May
13

5-Star Review: Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman (Aurora Cycle #1)

5-Star Review: Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman (Aurora Cycle #1) Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1) Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman Published: May 7, 2019 (Knopf Books for Young Readers) 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): 5 stars Trying to work off some pre-draft jitters, star cadet Tyler Jones decides to take a little flight. Well, that little flight turns...
Apr
3

Review: Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan (Something Dark and Holy #1)

Review: Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan (Something Dark and Holy #1) Wicked Saints (Something Dark and Holy #1) Emily A. Duncan Published: April 2, 2019 (Wednesday Books) 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): 4.5 stars Tranavians and Kalyazins have been in a centuries-long holy war ever since the Tranavians had forsaken belief in the gods, and their power, to...
Mar
28

Review: Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy

Review: Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy Once & Future (Once & Future #1) Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy Published: March 26, 2018 (Little Brown & Company) 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): 3.5 stars I’d bet on saying that the legend of King Arthur is pretty widely known. So then what happens when you make the legend a...
Mar
12

Review: Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller

Review: Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller Warrior of the Wild Tricia Levenseller Published: Feb. 26, 2019 (Feiwel & Friends) 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 Rasmira has been training to become her father’s successor as leader of their village. First, she must pass her warrior test which will signal her move from childhood...
Feb
26

Release-Day Review: The Dysasters by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast (The Dysasters #1)

Release-Day Review: The Dysasters by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast (The Dysasters #1) The Dysasters (The Dysasters #1) P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast Published: February 26, 2019 (Wednesday Books) Purchase at: Amazon or Book Depository Review Source: Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for and honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 3.5 Stars Foster Stewart and her adoptive mother have been on the run for the past year. From what Foster’s not exactly sure, but she knows it’s...
Feb
18

Review: Dread Nation by Justina Ireland (Dread Nation #1)

Review: Dread Nation by Justina Ireland (Dread Nation #1) Dread Nation (Dread Nation #1) Justina Ireland Published: April 3, 2018 (Balzer+Bray) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: Purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars In Justina Ireland’s Dread Nation the Battle of Gettysburg was still one of the turning points of the Civil War, just not entirely for the same reasons that you or I might remember from history class. Instead, it...
Feb
7

Review: Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

Review: Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand Sawkill Girls Claire Legrand Published: Oct. 2, 2018 (Katherine Tegen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: Purchased Reviewed by: Chelsea Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Unapologetic characters have long been my favorite. I want to read about characters with flaws, who are broken, but trying. Sawkill Girls gave me that in more ways than I expected. There are three points of view in the book,...
Jan
22

Review: In An Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire (Wayward Children #4)

Review: In An Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire (Wayward Children #4) In An Absent Dream (Wayward Children #4) Seanan McGuire Published: Jan. 8, 2019 (Tor) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: Purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Notes: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Every Heart a Doorway. In An Absent Dream is the story about...
Jan
7

Review: Evermore by Sara Holland (Everless #2)

Review: Evermore by Sara Holland (Everless #2) Evermore (Everless #2) Sara Holland Published: Dec. 31, 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): 3.5 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, Everless. At the end...
Nov
27

5 Reasons Bloodlines’ Adrian Ivashkov Would Make an Awesome Boyfriend

5 Reasons Bloodlines’ Adrian Ivashkov Would Make an Awesome Boyfriend If you’re a long-time VBC reader, you may know I ‘shipped Rose and Dimitri in Richelle Mead’s highly successful Vampire Academy series. In that series we met Adrian Ivashkov. He was a little old to be hanging around high schoolers without, you know, a reason. He was that charming older guy who somehow always had booze. He was hot and a bad influence. Things change, though. People change. They grow....

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