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Aug
29

Review: Arcana Rising by Kresley Cole (Arcana Chronicles #5)

Review: Arcana Rising by Kresley Cole (Arcana Chronicles #5) Arcana Rising (Arcana Chronicles #4) Kresley Cole Published: Aug. 15, 2016 (Valkyrie Press) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: Purchased Reviewed by: Chelsea Rating (out of 5): 4.5 Stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it assumes you’re familiar with the characters and the story up to this point. If you haven’t dived into the Arcana Chronicles, we highly recommend...
Aug
19

Review: Book of Shadows by Cate Tiernan (Sweep #1)

Review: Book of Shadows by Cate Tiernan (Sweep #1) Book of Shadows (Sweep #1) Cate Tiernan Published: Jan. 29, 2001 (Penguin Putnam) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Source: purchased Reviewer: Jannelle Rating: 4.5 stars Morgan Rowland has loving parents, a cute younger sister, a stereotypical gorgeous best friend at the top of the popular group, and a nerdy boy best friend who is on the opposite side of the popular spectrum. What seems to be a...
Aug
17

Review: Court of Fives by Kate Elliott (Court of Fives #1)

Review: Court of Fives by Kate Elliott (Court of Fives #1) Court of Fives (Court of Fives #1) Kate Elliott Published: Aug. 18, 2015 (Little Brown Books for Young Readers) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Growing up in a household that straddles the in-between of Commoner and Patron, Jessamy has dreamed of a different life. A life where she’s an Adversary in the royal game of Fives. She’s been...
Aug
11

Review: Day Zero by Kresley Cole (Arcana Chronicles #3.5)

Review: Day Zero by Kresley Cole (Arcana Chronicles #3.5) Day Zero (Arcana Chronicles #3.5) Kresley Cole Published: Aug. 1, 2016 (Valkyrie Press) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased   Reviewed by: Jenn Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Note: This review will be spoiler free, but does assume you’ve read the other Arcana Chronicle books. If you haven’t, you should! Check out our review of Poison Princess. I love the Arcana Chronicles, it’s truly...
Aug
8

Review: Firespell by Chloe Neill (The Dark Elite #1)

Review: Firespell by Chloe Neill (The Dark Elite #1) Firespell (The Dark Elite #1) Chloe Neill Published: Jan. 5, 2010 (Signet) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jannelle Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Lily Parker’s parents have gone on sabbatical and shipped her to St. Sophia’s, a boarding school in Chicago, while they work on research in Germany. As she has never been away from her parents and is used to her...
Aug
5

Review: The Shadow Hour by Melissa Grey (The Girl at Midnight #2)

Review: The Shadow Hour by Melissa Grey (The Girl at Midnight #2) The Shadow Hour (The Girl at Midnight #2) Melissa Grey Published: July 12, 2016 (Delacorte Press) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: Library Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference previous events in the series. If you haven’t yet started the series yet check out VBC’s review of book 1, The Girl at Midnight. At the end of...
Jul
13

Review: Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N. Holmberg

Review: Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N. Holmberg Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet Charlie N. Holmberg Published: June 28, 2016 (47North) 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 Maire’s memories only go back four years to the day when she was found on the side of the road by the kindly Arrice, who then proceeded to take the girl home. Maire has...
Jul
8

Review: And I Darken by Kiersten White (The Conquerors Saga #1)

Review: And I Darken by Kiersten White (The Conquerors Saga #1) And I Darken (The Conquerors Saga #1) Kiersten White Published: Jun 28, 2016 (Delacorte) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Kiersten White does a gender bending re-imagining of the early life of Vlad Dracul—yes that Vlad—with And I Darken. Here, Vlad is turned into Ladislav Dargwyla....
Jul
6

Rachel Caine Q&A: The Great Library, YA vs. Adult, spin-offs and what’s next!

Rachel Caine Q&A: The Great Library, YA vs. Adult, spin-offs and what’s next! Rachel Caine’s name is pretty synonymous with urban fantasy—both of the YA and adult varieties. Her books can arguably be called a staple of the genre (the Morganville Vampires and Weather Warden series alone are testaments to that). Last year saw the debut of Rachel Caine’s new series The Great Library. With the awesome world-building, and mysterious characters, it’s no wonder Ink and Bone made VBC’s...
Jul
5

Release-Day Review: Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine (The Great Library #2)

Release-Day Review: Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine (The Great Library #2) Paper and Fire (The Great Library #2) Rachel Caine Published: July 5, 2015 (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 book. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Ink and Bone....

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