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May
15

Release-Day Review: The Plastic Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg (Paper Magician #4)

Release-Day Review: The Plastic Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg (Paper Magician #4) The Plastic Magician (The Paper Magician #4) Charlie N. Holmberg Published: May 15, 2018 (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): 4 stars Alvie Bechenmacher is headed to London to start her apprenticeship as a Polymaker—a magical trade learning how to bespell plastic. With Polymaking being a...
May
14

Early Review: Onyx and Ivory by Mindee Arnett

Early Review: Onyx and Ivory by Mindee Arnett Onyx and Ivory Mindee Arnett Published: May 15, 2018 (Balzer+Bray) Purchase: 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 No one knows exactly what prompted Kate Brighton’s father to attempt to murder the High King of Rime three years ago. Some suspect a disagreement regarding the Inquisition of the...
Apr
17

Early Review: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Early Review: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young Sky in the Deep Adrienne Young Published: April 24, 2018 (Wednesday Books) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Every five years the Aska and Riki clans meet in battle on the fields of Aurvanger in what is known as “the fighting season.” This has been going on for generations...
Apr
16

Vampires with a Twist: 4 Authors Who Keep Vampire Mythology Fresh

Vampires with a Twist: 4 Authors Who Keep Vampire Mythology Fresh Note: This article was originally posted on Heroes & Heartbreakers in 2013. Chelsea still says these books are fantastic, though! Vampire books have ensnared readers for years. Sometimes we think they’re sexy, other times we think they’re scary, but the creature of the night mythos follows a familiar trope. If you think you might be burned out on vampires, maybe it’s time to try a vampire book done in a...
Apr
5

Review: The Big Bad Wolf by Jus Accardo

Review: The Big Bad Wolf by Jus Accardo The Big Bad Wolf Jus Accardo Published: Mar. 5, 2018 (Entangled) 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  I love the idea of YA shifter romance. It’s not something I’ve seen much before, but this is my second one this year so I’m hoping it’s going to be a thing. Big Bad Wolf could have...
Apr
4

Win It Wednesday: Signed Copy of Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre

Win It Wednesday: Signed Copy of Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre When two of your favorite authors team up to write a book with a sentient space whale, you read it. Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre brought us Honor Among Thieves, which is packed with YA sci-fi goodness including a girl falling in love with her spaceship…and that spaceship being essentially a space whale. It’s absolutely a unique concept, and it’s executed masterfully by Rachel and Ann. If...
Apr
3

Release-Day Review: Future Lost by Elizabeth Briggs (Future Shock #3)

Release-Day Review: Future Lost by Elizabeth Briggs (Future Shock #3) Future Lost (Future Shock #3) Elizabeth Briggs Published: April 3, 2018 (Albert Whitman & Company) Purchase: 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 will reference previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book...
Mar
27

Release-Day Review: Risen by Cole Gibsen (Blood Eternal #1)

Release-Day Review: Risen by Cole Gibsen (Blood Eternal #1) Risen (Blood Eternal #1) Cole Gibsen Published: Mar. 27, 2018 (Entangled Teen) 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 Seventeen-year-old Charlie lives with her Aunt Rachel off the grid in a cabin in the woods, but she can’t wait to go to college in the real world. She thinks that...
Mar
22

Review: Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston (Heart of Iron #1)

Review: Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston (Heart of Iron #1) Heart of Iron (Heart of Iron #1) Ashley Poston Published: Feb. 27, 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): 4.5 stars Seven years ago, Ana was found by the dread pirate Captain Siege floating adrift in an escape pod. She has no recollection of why she was there or where she came...
Mar
19

Review: The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton

Review: The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton The Price Guide to the Occult Leslye Walton Published: March 13, 2018 (Candlewick) 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 Generations ago, Rona Blackburn landed on Anathema Island and was henceforth shunned by the original eight settlers. When Rona finds herself pregnant, the settlers’...

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