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Jul
30

Early Review & Giveaway: Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #8)

Early Review & Giveaway: Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #8) Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels #8) Ilona Andrews Published: Aug. 4, 2015 (Ace) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Krista Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will make reference to previous books in the series. If you haven’t started yet, check out VBC’s review of book...
Jul
29

Review: Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Review: Uprooted by Naomi Novik Uprooted Naomi Novik Published: May 19, 2015 (Del Rey) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars “Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley.” Every ten years the Dragon—really he’s a wizard, not a literal dragon—chooses a girl from the valley and in exchange he offers the people of the...
Jul
24

Early Review: Old Dog, New Tricks by Hailey Edwards (Black Dog #4)

Early Review: Old Dog, New Tricks by Hailey Edwards (Black Dog #4) Old Dog, New Tricks (Black Dog #4) Hailey Edwards Published: July 30, 2015 (Crushstar Multimedia) Purchase: Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4 stars I’ve really enjoyed the Black Dog series. It’s full of fun, quick reads with lots of action, great magic and interesting creatures. It’s part paranormal...
Jul
22

Early Review: Spider’s Trap by Jennifer Estep (Elemental Assassin #13)

Early Review: Spider’s Trap by Jennifer Estep (Elemental Assassin #13) Spider’s Trap (Elemental Assassin #13) Jennifer Estep Published: July 28, 2015 (Pocket Books) 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 yet started the series, check out VBC’s review of...
Jul
15

Review: Shades of Treason by Sandy Williams (Anomaly #1)

Review: Shades of Treason by Sandy Williams (Anomaly #1) Shades of Treason (Anomaly #1) Sandy Williams Published: July 1, 2015 (Brimfire) Purchase: Amazon Review Source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Lieutenant Ramie “Ash” Ashdyn is part of a select group of individuals known as anomalies. They are stronger, faster, and smarter than your average person. They are ingrained with the need to uphold the ideologies of The Coalition above all...
Jul
14

Excerpt & Giveaway: Jennifer Estep’s Spider’s Trap

Excerpt & Giveaway: Jennifer Estep’s Spider’s Trap We are huge fangirls of Jennifer Estep’s Elemental Assassin series here at VBC. We can’t get enough of Gin Blanco—assassin, badass and lover of good barbecue. So, naturally, we’re pretty stoked about the release of Spider’s Trap, the thirteenth book in the series, at the end of the month. (Yes, you can expect a review.) We know you’re eager for more Gin & Co., too, so we...
Jul
8

Review: Final Protocol by J.C. Daniels

Review: Final Protocol by J.C. Daniels Final Protocol J.C. Daniels Published: July 7, 2015 (Samhain) Purchase: Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Her name is Silence. As far as she knows her past only extends back ten years. Before that, she only vaguely remembers bits and pieces. She knows she was once free and now she’s a killer. Sent out on missions...
Jul
7

Release-Day Review & Giveaway: The Shores of Spain by J. Kathleen Cheney (Golden City #3)

Release-Day Review & Giveaway: The Shores of Spain by J. Kathleen Cheney (Golden City #3) The Shores of Spain (The Golden City #3) J. Kathleen Cheney Published: July 7, 2015 (Roc) 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 in the series. If you haven’t yet started, check out VBC’s review of book 1 The...
Jul
3

Early Review: Flight From Death by Yasmine Galenorn (Fly by Night #1)

Early Review: Flight From Death by Yasmine Galenorn (Fly by Night #1) Flight From Death (Fly by Night #1) Yasmine Galenorn Published: July 7, 2015 (Berkley) 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 Shimmer is a blue (a.k.a. water) dragon. After being caught stealing from another dragon, Shimmer is stripped of much of her powers and banished Earthside for five...
Jun
26

Review: Trailer Park Fae by Lilith Saintcrow (Gallow and Ragged #1)

Review: Trailer Park Fae by Lilith Saintcrow (Gallow and Ragged #1) Trailer Park Fae (Gallow and Ragged #1) Lilith Saintcrow Published: June 23, 2015 (Orbit) 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 A plague has broken out in Faery, ravaging the Unseelie Court and the free Fae. Only those with mortal blood appear to be immune. Fearing the sickness will...

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