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Jul
14

Rachel Caine Guest Post: Ancient Tech and the Power of Books

Rachel Caine Guest Post: Ancient Tech and the Power of Books Note from VBC HQ: We are delighted to have author Rachel Caine on the blog today. We love pretty much everything she writes, and are thrilled we got out hot hands on a new The Great Library book earlier this week. Actually, you should check out our review of Ash and Quill. However, today isn’t about us. We’re turning VBC over to Rachel for today’s post.  Hi, VBC, thanks so much for...
Jul
13

Review: The End of Ordinary by Edward Ashton

Review: The End of Ordinary by Edward Ashton The End of Ordinary Edward Ashton Published: June 20, 2017 (Harper Voyager Impulse) Purchase: Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Humanity. Not generally so good at the “can’t we all just get along” concept. Find a difference, make it bigger, and BOOM! Torment, cruelty, and sometimes, war. The End of Ordinary takes...
Jul
10

Early Review: Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine (The Great Library #3)

Early Review: Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine (The Great Library #3) Ash and Quill (The Great Library #3) Rachel Caine Published: July 11, 2017 (NAL) 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 books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Ink and Bone....
Jun
29

Review: Anomaly by Tonya Kuper (Schrodinger’s Consortium #1)

Review: Anomaly by Tonya Kuper (Schrodinger’s Consortium #1) Anomaly (Schrodinger’s Consortium #1) Tonya Kuper Published: Nov. 25, 2014 (Entangled Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Kris Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Josie’s 17th birthday is not off to a great start. Her boyfriend breaks up with her, her dad is still playing absentee father, and the new kid at school brings on the strangest headache. Quickly, Josie...
Jun
7

Review: Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh (Flame in the Mist #1)

Review: Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh (Flame in the Mist #1) Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist #1) Renee Ahdieh Published: May 16, 2017 (G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Mariko is the only daughter of a Samurai with upward-mobility plans. As such, she has been betrothed to the younger brother of the Emperor against her will—a man she has never...
May
16

Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (ACoTaR #3)

Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (ACoTaR #3) A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) Sarah J. Maas Published: May 2, 2017 (Bloomsbury) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Note: while this review will be spoiler, it will make reference to previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, A Court of Thorns and...
Apr
21

Review: The Edge of the Abyss by Emily Skrutskie (The Abyss Surrounds Us #2)

Review: The Edge of the Abyss by Emily Skrutskie (The Abyss Surrounds Us #2) The Edge of the Abyss (The Abyss Surrounds Us #2) Emily Skrutskie Published: Apr. 18, 2017 (Flux) 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. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s...
Apr
14

Review: Firewalker by Josephine Angelini (Worldwalker #2)

Review: Firewalker by Josephine Angelini (Worldwalker #2) Firewalker (Worldwalker #2) Josephine Angelini Published: Sept. 1, 2015 (Feiwel & Friends) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased   Reviewed by: Jenn 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, Trial by Fire. Starting off where book...
Apr
13

Review: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Review: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) Laini Taylor Published: March 28, 2017 (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): 5 stars Lazlo, a boy raised in an orphanage who dreams of another world—until one day, the name of that world is erased and becomes,...
Apr
12

Win It Wednesday: Glitter by Aprilynne Pike

Win It Wednesday: Glitter by Aprilynne Pike It’s been a hot minute since we gave away a young adult book in Win It Wednesday. I didn’t forget about everyone who loves their YA fixes (myself included!), and I have an excellent book for you this week: Glitter by Aprilynne Pike. Despite the name, don’t expect Mariah Carey at all. We’re talking Breaking Bad meets Marie Antoinette. Royalty going drug dealer in a dystopian setting...

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