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Sep
12

Review: Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

Review: Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody Daughter of the Burning City Amanda Foody Published: July 25, 2017 (Harlequin Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy purchased by reviewer  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Gomorrah is a traveling festival perpetually surrounded by black smoke. A city and a circus, all in one—where the “respectable” folks come to see the “sin” that takes place in such a place. The same...
Sep
7

Early Review: Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows (Fallen Isles #1)

Early Review: Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows (Fallen Isles #1) Before She Ignites (Fallen Isles Trilogy #1) Jodi Meadows Published: September 12, 2017 (Katherine Tegen) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Seventeen years ago, the Mira Treaty was enacted to bring about peace between the seven isles and unite them from the corrupted mainland....
Aug
29

Review: How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather (How to Hang a Witch #1)

Review: How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather (How to Hang a Witch #1) How to Hang a Witch (How to Hang a Witch #1) Adriana Mather Published: July 23, 2016 (Knopf Books for Young Readers) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Samantha (Sam) Mather is moving to Salem, Massachusetts. Not willingly, mind you. Her father is in a coma, and her stepmother insist they sell their home in New York to be able to pay...
Aug
22

Review: Roar by Cora Carmack (Stormheart #1)

Review: Roar by Cora Carmack (Stormheart #1) Roar (Stormheart #1) Cora Carmack Published: June 13, 2017 (Tor Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Aurora is a princess in a land where royalty is expected to be able to control the violent storms that erupt. Except that she cannot–and has never been able to. In a bid to protect that secret, her mother makes an arranged...
Aug
16

Win It Wednesday: Enclave by Ann Aguirre

Win It Wednesday: Enclave by Ann Aguirre Win It Wednesday is back, because who doesn’t love awesome books for free? You might remember me gushing over Ann Aguirre’s Vanguard not too long ago. It was a companion novel to her post-apocalyptic young adult Razorland trilogy. While my Vanguard review focused on the relationship that made the book sing (and the best first kiss scene I’ve read in some time), I discovered many of you...
Aug
15

Review: Enigma by Tonya Kuper (Schrodinger’s Consortium #2)

Review: Enigma by Tonya Kuper (Schrodinger’s Consortium #2) Enigma (Schrodinger’s Consortium #2) Tonya Kuper Published: July 3, 2017 (Entangled Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Kris Rating (out of 5): 3.5 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 review of...
Aug
14

Review: No Good Deed by Kara Connolly

Review: No Good Deed by Kara Connolly No Good Deed Kara Connolly Published: July 18, 2017 (Delacorte) 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 stars Robin Hood is a legend—robs the rich, gives back to the poor. But what if the legend as we have always known it was wrong? What if Robin Hood was really a girl and she was actually an...
Jul
25

Release-Day Review: Vanguard by Ann Aguirre (Razorland #4)

Release-Day Review: Vanguard by Ann Aguirre (Razorland #4) Vanguard (Razorland #4) Ann Aguirre Published: July 25, 2017 (Feiwel & Friends) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Chelsea Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars It’s been several years since I read the original Razorland trilogy, but still when someone brings up Enclave I can’t wait to talk about the...
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...

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