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Aug
16

Win It Wednesday: Enclave by Ann Aguirre

Win It Wednesday: Enclave by Ann Aguirre Win It Wednesday is back, because who doesn’t love awesome books for free? You might remember me gushing over Ann Aguirre’s Vanguard not too long ago. It was a companion novel to her post-apocalyptic young adult Razorland trilogy. While my Vanguard review focused on the relationship that made the book sing (and the best first kiss scene I’ve read in some time), I discovered many of you...
Aug
15

Review: Enigma by Tonya Kuper (Schrodinger’s Consortium #2)

Review: Enigma by Tonya Kuper (Schrodinger’s Consortium #2) Enigma (Schrodinger’s Consortium #2) Tonya Kuper Published: July 3, 2017 (Entangled Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Kris Rating (out of 5): 3.5 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 review of...
Aug
14

Review: No Good Deed by Kara Connolly

Review: No Good Deed by Kara Connolly No Good Deed Kara Connolly Published: July 18, 2017 (Delacorte) 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 Robin Hood is a legend—robs the rich, gives back to the poor. But what if the legend as we have always known it was wrong? What if Robin Hood was really a girl and she was actually an...
Jul
25

Release-Day Review: Vanguard by Ann Aguirre (Razorland #4)

Release-Day Review: Vanguard by Ann Aguirre (Razorland #4) Vanguard (Razorland #4) Ann Aguirre Published: July 25, 2017 (Feiwel & Friends) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Chelsea Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars It’s been several years since I read the original Razorland trilogy, but still when someone brings up Enclave I can’t wait to talk about the...
Jul
14

Rachel Caine Guest Post: Ancient Tech and the Power of Books

Rachel Caine Guest Post: Ancient Tech and the Power of Books Note from VBC HQ: We are delighted to have author Rachel Caine on the blog today. We love pretty much everything she writes, and are thrilled we got out hot hands on a new The Great Library book earlier this week. Actually, you should check out our review of Ash and Quill. However, today isn’t about us. We’re turning VBC over to Rachel for today’s post.  Hi, VBC, thanks so much for...
Jul
13

Review: The End of Ordinary by Edward Ashton

Review: The End of Ordinary by Edward Ashton The End of Ordinary Edward Ashton Published: June 20, 2017 (Harper Voyager Impulse) Purchase: Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Humanity. Not generally so good at the “can’t we all just get along” concept. Find a difference, make it bigger, and BOOM! Torment, cruelty, and sometimes, war. The End of Ordinary takes...
Jul
10

Early Review: Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine (The Great Library #3)

Early Review: Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine (The Great Library #3) Ash and Quill (The Great Library #3) Rachel Caine Published: July 11, 2017 (NAL) 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 the previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Ink and Bone....
Jun
29

Review: Anomaly by Tonya Kuper (Schrodinger’s Consortium #1)

Review: Anomaly by Tonya Kuper (Schrodinger’s Consortium #1) Anomaly (Schrodinger’s Consortium #1) Tonya Kuper Published: Nov. 25, 2014 (Entangled Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Kris Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Josie’s 17th birthday is not off to a great start. Her boyfriend breaks up with her, her dad is still playing absentee father, and the new kid at school brings on the strangest headache. Quickly, Josie...
Jun
7

Review: Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh (Flame in the Mist #1)

Review: Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh (Flame in the Mist #1) Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist #1) Renee Ahdieh Published: May 16, 2017 (G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Mariko is the only daughter of a Samurai with upward-mobility plans. As such, she has been betrothed to the younger brother of the Emperor against her will—a man she has never...
May
16

Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (ACoTaR #3)

Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (ACoTaR #3) A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) Sarah J. Maas Published: May 2, 2017 (Bloomsbury) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Note: while this review will be spoiler, it will make reference to previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, A Court of Thorns and...

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