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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. I can...
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, naturally, we partnered with Tor Teen...

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