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Aug
14

Review: Dreadful Company by Vivian Shaw (Dr. Greta Helsing #2)

Review: Dreadful Company by Vivian Shaw (Dr. Greta Helsing #2) Dreadful Company (Dr. Greta Helsing #2) Vivian Shaw Published: July 31, 2018 (Orbit) 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 Dr. Greta Helsing is in Paris, presenting at a supernatural medical conference, having recovered from the events in book one. Her plan? To present and head back home...
Aug
13

Review: These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch (Stream Raiders #1)

Review: These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch (Stream Raiders #1) These Rebel Waves (Stream Raiders #1) Sara Raasch Published: Aug. 7, 2018 (Balzer+Bray) 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 Six years ago, Lu was a solider in the revolution to free Grace Loray from the religious dictatorship of Argrid. Now, Grace Loray is trying to stabilize the...
Aug
7

Review: Spellslinger by Sebastian de Castell (Spellslinger #1)

Review: Spellslinger by Sebastian de Castell (Spellslinger #1) Spellslinger (Spellslinger #1) Sebastian de Castell Published: July 17, 2018 (Orbit) 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 In order to earn his mage name and join his family as a member of the Jan’Tep (“People of True Magic”), Kellan must master the six types of magic as well pass the...
Aug
6

Early Review: Wild Hunger by Chloe Neill (Heirs of Chicagoland #1)

Early Review: Wild Hunger by Chloe Neill (Heirs of Chicagoland #1) Wild Hunger (Heirs of Chicagoland #1) Chloe Neill Published: Aug. 14, 2018 (Berkley) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review   Reviewed by: Margaret   Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars   Note: While review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to events in the Chicagoland Vampires series. If you haven’t started yet, check out...
Jul
24

Release-Day Review: Contagion by Erin Bowman (Contagion #1)

Release-Day Review: Contagion by Erin Bowman (Contagion #1) Contagion (Contagion #1) Erin Bowman Published: July 24, 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): 4.5 stars After receiving a distress call from a drilling crew on the planet Achlys, the crew of the Odyssey is instructed to head out to the far reaches of the Fringe for a standard...
Jul
23

Early Review: The Serpent by Sarah Fine (Immortal Dealers #1)

Early Review: The Serpent by Sarah Fine (Immortal Dealers #1) The Serpent (The Immortal Dealers #1) Sarah Fine Published: July 24, 2018 (47 North) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars The unfortunately named Ernie Terwilliger has a fairly mundane clerical job at a hospital. She hasn’t taken a vacation in years for fear of leaving her...
Jul
19

Review: The Girl in the Green Silk Gown by Seanan McGuire (Ghost Roads #2)

Review: The Girl in the Green Silk Gown by Seanan McGuire (Ghost Roads #2) The Girl in the Green Silk Gown (Ghost Roads #2) Seanan McGuire Published: July 17, 2018 (DAW) 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 1,...
Jul
17

Review: The Grey Bastards by Jonathan French (Lot Lands #1)

Review: The Grey Bastards by Jonathan French (Lot Lands #1) The Grey Bastards (The Lot Lands #1) Jonathan French Published: June 19, 2018 (Crown) 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  The Grey Bastards, a group of part-Orcs who help protect their territory from Orc incursions, who help protect a land they’ve never seen against a repeat of a war...
Jul
16

Review: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Review: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik Spinning Silver Naomi Novik Published: July 10, 2018 (Del Rey) 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 Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders. Where her grandfather is successful at moneylending, her father not so much. So Miryem takes it upon herself to collect the debt...
Jul
11

Early Review: One of Us by Craig DiLouie

Early Review: One of Us by Craig DiLouie One of Us Craig DiLouie Published: July 17, 2018 (Orbit) 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 Who defines what a monster is? Is it the child who doesn’t look “normal,” or the adult who locks that child away in a home with other children, who are beaten, not educated, and forced to...

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