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Dec
28

Win It Wednesday: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Win It Wednesday: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas Sorry for being MIA yesterday. We had some technical issues, but we’re back up and come bearing books! (Reviews kick back in tomorrow, too!) It’s Win It Wednesday—quickly becoming my favorite day—and today we’re offering Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. VBC’s Jo is the one who got me hooked on this series, and we had a specific request on Facebook for us to giveaway books by Sarah...
Dec
22

ICYMI Joint Review: Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole (Arcana Chronicles #3)

ICYMI Joint Review: Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole (Arcana Chronicles #3) Note from VBC HQ: It’s Throwback Week at VBC, and we’re highlighting some of your favorite reviews from VBC. I’m particularly pleased that our review of Dead of Winter was one of the most-read reviews this year, because I clearly had THOUGHTS. But also, we generally just love all things Kresley Cole and most of the VBC staff is up-to-date (and obsessed) with the Arcana Chronicles series....
Dec
20

ICYMI Review: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #2)

ICYMI Review: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #2) Note from VBC HQ: It’s Throwback Week at VBC, and we’re highlighting some of your favorite reviews from VBC. The VBC team is obsessed with all things Sarah J. Maas. We’re not alone. Our review of Crown of Midnight—from back in 2013!—was one of the top-read reviews on VBC in 2016. Are you a Throne of Glass fan?  Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) Sarah J. Maas Published: August 27,...
Dec
15

Review: Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan (Reign of Shadows #1)

Review: Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan (Reign of Shadows #1) Reign of Shadows (Reign of Shadows #1) Sophie Jordan Published: Feb. 9, 2016 (Harper Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Luna was born to the King and Queen of Relhok seventeen years ago. The exact same day, the same moment, that the darkness took over and the Dwellers emerged. Consequently a very enterprising (i.e. evil)...
Nov
28

Review: Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Review: Heartless by Marissa Meyer Heartless Marissa Meyer Published: Nov. 8, 2016 (Feiwel & Friends) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: library Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Before she became the decapitating obsessed Queen of Hearts, she was Catherine Pinkerton, daughter of the Marquess of Rock Turtle Cove, and she loved to bake. In fact, her dream is to open a bakery with her best friend Mary Ann. Cath...
Nov
10

Review: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows #2)

Review: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows #2) Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) Leigh Bardugo Published: Sept. 27, 2016 (Henry Holt & Co.) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchase Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will most definitely reference events from the previous book. If you haven’t started this series yet (and really what’s stopping you?!), check out VBC’s review of...
Nov
9

Review: Rose & Thorn by Sarah Prineas (Ash & Bramble #2)

Review: Rose & Thorn by Sarah Prineas (Ash & Bramble #2) Rose & Thorn (Ash & Bramble #2) Sarah Prineas Published: Oct. 18, 2016 (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 Once upon a time, there was a girl who carried a curse. The curse showed itself as a rose upon her wrist. Two protectors conspired to steal the girl away in the night...
Nov
4

Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows #1)

Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows #1) Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) Leigh Bardugo Published: Dec. 1, 2015 (Henry Holt & Co.) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: library Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Ketterdam is a place where anything is possible: for the right price. No one knows this as well as thief extraordinaire Kaz Brekker. Kaz has worked his way up from the bottom of the Barrel to being one of the top...
Oct
31

Review: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray (Firebird #1)

Review: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray (Firebird #1) A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1) Claudia Gray Published: Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon (as of this posting, the ebook was on sale for $1.99) Review Source: Purchased Reviewed by: Chelsea Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Time travel stories are tricky. A Thousand Pieces of You isn’t a time travel story, though. When this first book was first released, though, several people told me they loved...
Oct
24

Review: Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #5)

Review: Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #5) Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) Sarah J. Maas Published: Sept. 6, 2016 (Bloomsbury) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will make reference to previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Throne of Glass. The last we saw of...

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