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Feb
11

Review: Firefight by Brandon Sanderson (Reckoners #2)

Review: Firefight by Brandon Sanderson (Reckoners #2) Firefight (Reckoners #2) Brandon Sanderson Published: Jan. 6, 2015 (Delacorte Press) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Krista Rating (out of 5): 4 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 out VBC’s review of Steelheart. At the end of Steelheart, David was able to kill...
Feb
5

Review: Fairest by Marissa Meyer (Lunar Chronicles #3.5)

Review: Fairest by Marissa Meyer (Lunar Chronicles #3.5) Fairest (Lunar Chronicles #3.5) Marissa Meyer Published: Jan. 27, 2015 (Feiwel & Friends) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Note: While review will be spoiler free, it may make reference to previous books in the series. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of Cinder. Queen Levana has been quite...
Jan
29

Giveaway: Signed Copies of Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre

Giveaway: Signed Copies of Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre The VBC team is pretty confident you’d you dig Ann Aguirre’s Mortal Danger. Dangerous deals, a hot guy and a touch of evil? Sounds excellent, right? Well, we have four signed copies to give to lucky VBC readers. Revenge is a dish best served cold. Edie Kramer has a score to settle with the beautiful people at Blackbriar Academy. Their cruelty drove her to the brink of despair, and four months...
Jan
23

Review: Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz & Michael Johnston

Review: Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz & Michael Johnston Frozen (Heart of Dread #1) Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston Published: Sept. 17, 2013 (Putnam Juvenile) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: Borrowed from the library Reviewed by: Amanda Rating (out of 5): 4 stars In the middle of a frozen tundra, Vegas still beckons, Sin City keeping its promises even as the rest of the world is encased in ice. Natasha’s a blackjack dealer, but not...
Jan
21

Giveaway: Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

Giveaway: Firefight by Brandon Sanderson The VBC team really enjoyed Brandon Sanderson’s YA novel Steelheart (read Krista’s review). It’s sequel Firefight released just a couple weeks ago, and we know you might not be up-to-date on the Reckoners series. Luckily, we snagged an Epic Reads prize pack that includes copies of both Steelheart and Firefight to give to one VBC reader. ABOUT FIREFIGHT Brandon Sanderson is back with a...
Jan
13

Joint Review: Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole (Arcana Chronicles #3)

Joint Review: Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole (Arcana Chronicles #3) Dead of Winter (Arcana Chronicles #3) Kresley Cole Published: Jan. 6, 2015 (Simon & Schuster) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: Purchased Review by: Chelsea & Jo Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Chelsea: Usually VBC is a spoiler-free zone. We like talking about books in a way that lets you know what’s awesome without spoiling the experience. Today, though, we have to do something...
Jan
6

Review: Tithe by Holly Black (Modern Faerie Tales #1)

Review: Tithe by Holly Black (Modern Faerie Tales #1) Tithe (Modern Faerie Tales #1) Holly Black Published:  Oct. 1, 2002 (Margaret K. McElderry) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jannelle Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Kaye has lived her entire life traveling from city to city, based on the whim of her mother and her singular focus on her music career. After an unfortunate incident, Kaye and her mother are forced to take...
Dec
29

Review: Hexed by Michelle Krys (Witch Hunter #1)

Review: Hexed by Michelle Krys (Witch Hunter #1) Hexed (The Witch Hunter #1) Michelle Krys Published: June 10, 2014 (Delacorte) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jannelle Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Indigo Blackwood is a high school cheerleader who seems to have it all—popularity, a boyfriend who’s the head of the football team, and a best friend who has been by her side for as long as she can remember. Then,...
Dec
18

Giveaway Time! Falling Kingdoms Series & Swag

Giveaway Time! Falling Kingdoms Series & Swag Did you catch Amy’s review of Morgan Rhodes’ Falling Kingdoms last week? (Spoiler alert: She liked it.) Well, we’re excited about this series and decided it’s time to get Santa-y and give away all three books in the series (Falling Kingdoms, Rebel Spring and Gathering Darkness)…and a dartboard for good measure. Yep. YA fantasy books and games. Our kind of holiday. ABOUT THE...
Dec
11

Review: Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes (Falling Kingdoms #1)

Review: Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes (Falling Kingdoms #1) Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms #1) Morgan Rhodes Published: Dec. 11, 2012 (Razorbill) 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 The three kingdoms of Mytica (Limeros, Paelsia, and Auranos) used to be united as one. That was long ago when the land thrived and people still believed in magic....

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