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Jul
26

Review: The Copper Promise by Jen Williams (The Copper Cat #1)

Review: The Copper Promise by Jen Williams (The Copper Cat #1) The Copper Promise (The Copper Cat #1) Jen Williams Published: July 5, 2016 (Angry Robot 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): 4 stars Note: This appears to be a re-release of the book, originally published in 2014 after being released as a series of novellas. Wydrin is a typical...
Jul
25

Review: Fangs for the Memories by Molly Harper (Half-Moon Hollow #0.5)

Review: Fangs for the Memories by Molly Harper (Half-Moon Hollow #0.5) Fangs for the Memories (Half-Moon Hollow #0.5) Molly Harper Published: November 2, 2015 (Pocket Star) Purchase: Amazon Review source: purchased  Reviewed by: Jannelle Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Note: While this 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 Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs (Jane Jameson #1)....
Jul
22

Review: The Tigress and the Yogi by Shelley Schanfield (Sadhana #1)

Review: The Tigress and the Yogi by Shelley Schanfield (Sadhana #1) The Tigress and the Yogi (The Sadhana Trilogy #1) Shelley Schanfield Published: Jan. 30, 2016 (Shelley Schanfield) 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 Mala is the daughter of a tanner—an outcaste girl who knows she is less-than. However, she also has a secret—the gods have spoken to...
Jul
21

Review: Death and Relaxation by Devon Monk (Ordinary Magic #1)

Review: Death and Relaxation by Devon Monk (Ordinary Magic #1) Death and Relaxation (Ordinary Magic #1) Devon Monk Published: June 17, 2016 (Odd House Press) Purchase: Amazon Review Source: Purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Ordinary, Oregon is a complete misnomer, and no one knows that better than the Reed family. For generations the Reeds have been the resident peacekeepers in a small town that’s home to the likes of many varieties of creatures...
Jul
20

Review: Nightshades by Melissa F. Olson

Review: Nightshades by Melissa F. Olson Nightshades Melissa F. Olson Published: Jul. 19, 2016 (Tor.com) 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 Two years ago a vampire, or shade as they prefer to be called, named Ambrose wound up in the custody of the FBI. His capture confirmed the existence of shades to the world and...
Jul
19

Review: Unwanted by Jennifer Estep (Elemental Assassin #14.5)

Review: Unwanted by Jennifer Estep (Elemental Assassin #14.5) Unwanted (Elemental Assassin #14.5) Jennifer Estep Published: July 18, 2016 (Pocket Books) Purchase: 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 1, Spider’s...
Jul
15

Review: Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn

Review: Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn Heroine Complex (Heroine Complex #1) Sarah Kuhn Published: July 5, 2016 (DAW) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Jannelle Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Evie Tanaka is the personal assistant of San Francisco’s superhero mascot Aveda Jupiter. While Evie is happy to help run every aspect of her best friend Aveda’s life in...
Jul
13

Review: Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N. Holmberg

Review: Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N. Holmberg Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet Charlie N. Holmberg Published: June 28, 2016 (47North) 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 Maire’s memories only go back four years to the day when she was found on the side of the road by the kindly Arrice, who then proceeded to take the girl home. Maire has...
Jul
11

Review: The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Review: The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling #1) Erika Johansen Published: July 8, 2014 (Harper) Purchased: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Smuggled as a child out of the capital after the invasion of Tearling by the neighboring kingdom of Mortmesne, and the death of her mother Queen Elyssa, Kelsea has been bought up in hiding. All...
Jul
8

Review: And I Darken by Kiersten White (The Conquerors Saga #1)

Review: And I Darken by Kiersten White (The Conquerors Saga #1) And I Darken (The Conquerors Saga #1) Kiersten White Published: Jun 28, 2016 (Delacorte) 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 Kiersten White does a gender bending re-imagining of the early life of Vlad Dracul—yes that Vlad—with And I Darken. Here, Vlad is turned into Ladislav Dargwyla....

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