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Mar
20

Review: Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini (Worldwalker #1)

Review: Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini (Worldwalker #1) Trial by Fire (Worldwalker #1) Josephine Angelini Published: Sept. 2, 2014 (Feiwel & Friends) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jenn Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Lily Proctor is sick. Not just cough-and-sneeze sick, but she-might-die sick. She’s allergic to everything, suffers from seizures, and can’t do anything fun because she lives in fear. When her BFF Tristan,...
Mar
14

Release-Day Review: These Ruthless Deeds by Tarun Shanker & Kelly Zekas (These Vicious Masks #2)

Release-Day Review: These Ruthless Deeds by Tarun Shanker & Kelly Zekas (These Vicious Masks #2) These Ruthless Deeds (These Vicious Masks #2) Tarun Shanker & Kelly Zekas Published: March 14, 2017 (St. Martin’s Press) 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 events from the previous book. If you haven’t started this series...
Mar
13

Review: Gardenia by Kelsey Sutton

Review: Gardenia by Kelsey Sutton Gardenia Kelsey Sutton Published: Feb. 28, 2017 (Diversion) 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 Ever since Ivy Erickson was a child she’s been able to see the exact moment that someone will die. It appears like a glaringly red countdown clock over their heads. That’s why three months...
Mar
2

Review: Future Threat by Elizabeth Briggs (Future Shock #2)

Review: Future Threat by Elizabeth Briggs (Future Shock #2) Future Threat (Future Shock #2) Elizabeth Briggs Published: March 1, 2017 (Albert Whitman & Company) 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 previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book...
Feb
27

Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco (Stalking Jack the Ripper #1)

Review: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco (Stalking Jack the Ripper #1) Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper #1) Kerri Maniscalco Published: Sept. 20, 2016 (Jimmy Patterson) Purchased: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in Exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 2.5 stars Audrey Rose Wadsworth is not your average young Victorian lady. While she may enjoy beautiful clothes and balls, her real passion lies...
Feb
10

Review: Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill (Clash of Kingdoms #1)

Review: Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill (Clash of Kingdoms #1) Ever the Hunted (Clash of Kingdoms #1) Erin Summerill Published: Dec. 27, 2016 (HMH Books for Young Readers) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars After the murder of her father, Britta Flannery is trying her best to survive on her own. Which is easier said than done. Britta is the child of a union between a Malam man and a Shaerdan woman....
Feb
8

Win It Wednesday: Frostblood by Elly Blake

Win It Wednesday: Frostblood by Elly Blake This week we’re going YA fantasy for our Win It Wednesday pick. Frostblood by Elly Blake released on Jan. 10, and VBC’s Margaret immediately jumped to read it. …and not just because of that pretty cover. You can check her full review, but she said that it’s a fast read, which is a rare thing in a genre “full of epic tomes.” She’s not wrong. Plus, there’s a...
Feb
6

Early Review: Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

Early Review: Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones Wintersong S. Jae-Jones Published: Feb. 7, 2017 (Thomas Dunne) 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 Liesl gave up her dreams and desires early on, resigning herself to helping around her family’s inn. Quickly putting aside the magical stories of goblins and their King, The Lord of...
Jan
27

Excerpt & Giveaway: Martians Abroad by Carrie Vaughn

Excerpt & Giveaway: Martians Abroad by Carrie Vaughn Earlier this week VBC’s Amy told you how much fun Carrie Vaughn’s Martians Abroad is. It’s quirky and we loved the fish-out-of-water idea reversed to have a Martian coming to Earth. We liked it so much we’re sharing the first chapter of the novel right here, and a giveaway of Martians Abroad. Read on for a taste of the book, and your chance to win a copy! EXCERPT MARTIANS ABROAD...
Jan
26

Early Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Caraval #1)

Early Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Caraval #1) Caraval (Caraval #1) Stephanie Garber Published: January 31, 2017 (Flatiron Books) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Scarlett and her sister Tella live with their father, a brutal man ever since their mother disappeared years ago. He has killed when people did not do just as he...

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