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Jun
17

Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2)

Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) Sarah J. Maas Published: May 3, 2016 (Bloomsbury USA Children’s) 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 (sort of, see below), it will make reference to previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s...
Jun
16

Review: The Transatlantic Conspiracy by G.D. Falksen

Review: The Transatlantic Conspiracy by G.D. Falksen The Transatlantic Conspiracy G.D. Falksen Published: June 14, 2016 (Soho Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 2.5 stars 17-year-old Rosalind has been in Europe, staying with her friend, when she is called back home to America by her father. Even worse, she is expected to be the figurehead...
Jun
8

Review: Julia Vanishes by Catherine Egan (Witch’s Child #1)

Review: Julia Vanishes by Catherine Egan (Witch’s Child #1) Julia Vanishes (Witch’s Child #1) Catherine Egan Published: June 7, 2016 (Knopf Books for Young Readers) 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 Julia is a spy and a thief with an unusual talent: she can be…unseen. Not invisible, not really. People just…look past her. While this is an...
May
18

Review: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton (Rebel of the Sands #1)

Review: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton (Rebel of the Sands #1) Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands #1) Alwyn Hamilton Published: Mar. 8, 2016 (Viking) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: library Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars When Amani was sixteen, her mother killed her father and was executed. In a few months, a year will have passed and she’ll be eligible for marriage. Her aunt and uncle are already making plans. But Amani’s...
May
13

Review: Bright Blaze of Magic by Jennifer Estep (Black Blade #3)

Review: Bright Blaze of Magic by Jennifer Estep (Black Blade #3) Bright Blaze of Magic (Black Blade #3) Jennifer Estep Published: Apr. 26, 2016 (Kensington) 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 Note: while review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s...
May
12

Review: The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater (Raven Cycle #4)

Review: The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater (Raven Cycle #4) The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) Maggie Stiefvater Published: April 26, 2016 (Scholastic Press) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4.5 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, The Raven Boys. So this is it. All the research,...
Apr
29

Early Review: True Born by L.E. Sterling (True Born #1)

Early Review: True Born by L.E. Sterling (True Born #1) True Born (True Born Trilogy #1) L.E. Sterling Published: May 3, 2016 (Entangled: Teen) 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 stars The Plague was not born out of the recesses of disease; it’s something that is in our very DNA. Growing slowly at first, it soon evolved, attacking us from the...
Apr
21

Review: The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead (Glittering Court #1)

Review: The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead (Glittering Court #1) The Glittering Court (The Glittering Court #1) Richelle Mead Published: April 5, 2016 (Razorbill) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 2.5 stars Just as a precursor to this review, it’s with a heavy heart that I give a book by Richelle Mead a measly 2.5 stars which—egads!—I still feel might be rather generous. Still, upon research, there’s a...
Apr
18

Review: Sisters of Salt and Iron by Kady Cross (Sisters of Blood and Spirit #2)

Review: Sisters of Salt and Iron by Kady Cross (Sisters of Blood and Spirit #2) Sisters of Salt and Iron (Sisters of Blood and Spirit #2) Kady Cross Published: Mar. 29, 2016 (Harlequin Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by author 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 previous books in the series. If you haven’t started yet, check...
Apr
14

Review: Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan

Review: Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan Tell the Wind and Fire Sarah Rees Brennan Published: April 5, 2016 (Clarion 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): 3 stars Two years ago Lucie Manette very publicly saved her father’s life and fled Dark New York for the Light. Now she goes to an exclusive school, has a boyfriend whose family...

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