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Oct
2

Review: Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey (Jessica #1)

Review: Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey (Jessica #1) Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side (Jessica #1) Beth Fantaskey Published: Feb. 1, 2009 (Harcourt) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jill Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars This book was so not what I was expecting. I have found in my old age that I have no patience for teenagers and their angst (even though I was the most angsty of them all). And Jessica’s...
Sep
5

If You Like The Mortal Instruments… Read The Witch Finder

If You Like The Mortal Instruments… Read The Witch Finder So the sixth Mortal Instruments book has been released, read, and reread. Tears were shed, plot lines were resolved, and happy endings were had by all. By all except for the readers who now have nothing in the young adult, urban fiction, paranormal romance, angel/demon/all-of-the-above genre to read. Jace and Clary had an epic love that overcame obstacle after obstacle. While we have been promised...
Sep
1

Early Review: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #3)

Early Review: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #3) Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) Sarah J. Maas Published: Sept. 2, 2014 (Bloomsbury) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Krista Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it does reference events from previous books on the series. If you haven’t started yet check out VBC’s...
Aug
28

Review: Ghost House by Alexandra Adornetto (Ghost House Saga #1)

Review: Ghost House by Alexandra Adornetto (Ghost House Saga #1) Ghost House (The Ghost House Saga #1) Alexandra Adornetto Published: Aug. 26, 2014 (Harlequin Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Jannelle Rating (out of 5): 2.5 stars Chloe Kennedy is a 17-year-old high school student from California. Ghost House begins with the death of her mother and the rehabilitation of her...
Aug
15

Review: Fireblood by Trisha Wolfe (Fireblood #1)

Review: Fireblood by Trisha Wolfe (Fireblood #1) Fireblood (Fireblood #1) Trisha Wolfe Published: Dec. 17, 2013 (Spencer Hill Press) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Little remains of the modern world we know after war-caused nuclear fallout reaps destruction and a Virus kills off much of the population. Karm, under the rule of King Hart, thrives behind a force field that keeps...
Aug
11

Review: Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead (Bloodlines #5)

Review: Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead (Bloodlines #5) Silver Shadows (Bloodlines #5) Richelle Mead Published: July 29, 2014 (Razorbill) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: Purchased Reviewed by: Chelsea Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Note: While this review will remain spoiler-free, it will assume you’ve read the previous books in the Bloodlines series. If you haven’t, take a peek at our review for Bloodlines, the first book in the...
Aug
7

Review: Forecast by Rinda Elliott (Sisters of Fate #2)

Review: Forecast by Rinda Elliott (Sisters of Fate #2) Forecast (Sisters of Fate #2) Rinda Elliott Published: Aug. 5, 2014 (Harlequin Teen) Purchase: Amazon Review source: copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: This review will be spoiler free, but will reference events from the previous book in the series. If you haven’t started yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1,...
Jul
18

Review: Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz (Blue Bloods #2)

Review: Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz (Blue Bloods #2) Masquerade (Blue Bloods #2) Melissa de la Cruz Published: August 10, 2009 (Disney Hyperion) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: purchased Reviewed by: Mary Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars At the end of the first book in the Blue Bloods series, Schuyler’s dying grandmother charges her with tracking down her grandfather and enlisting him in the fight against the silver bloods (evil vampires)...
Jul
14

Review: Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater (Wolves of Mercy Falls #3.5)

Review: Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater (Wolves of Mercy Falls #3.5) Sinner (Wolves of Mercy Falls #3.5) Maggie Stiefvater Published: July 1, 2014 (Scholastic Press) Purchase at: 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 Despite my still unclear feelings on the original end of the Wolves of Mercy Falls series, Forever, one thing was always clear: Cole and Isabel’s story...
Jun
18

Review: Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz (Blue Bloods #1)

Review: Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz (Blue Bloods #1) Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods #1) Melissa de la Cruz Published: Aug. 19, 2009 (Disney Hyperion) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Mary Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Schulyer Van Allen has many of the same insecurities that any normal fifteen-year-old girl would have. She doesn’t look like the popular girls, she isn’t blonde or rich, and she doesn’t have a jock...

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