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May
21

Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) Sarah J. Maas Published: May 5, 2015 (Bloomsbury) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars A Court of Thorns and Roses is the first in a new series from Sarah J. Maas, author of the Throne of Glass books (if you haven’t read those, highly highly recommend them—highly). A new...
May
15

Review: The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows (Orphan Queen #1)

Review: The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows (Orphan Queen #1) The Orphan Queen (Orphan Queen #1) Jodi Meadows Published: March 10, 2015 (Katherine Tegen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Krista Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Ten years ago the Indigo Kingdom conquered the kingdom of Aecor. In one bloody night they killed the royal family and outlawed magic. Magic and its toxic byproduct Wraith is slowing creeping upon all the...
May
12

Review: World After by Susan Ee (Penryn and the End of Days #2)

Review: World After by Susan Ee (Penryn and the End of Days #2) World After (Penryn and the End of Days #2) Susan Ee Published: Nov. 19, 2013 (Skyscape) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by Amanda Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: While this review is spoiler-free, it does reference events in the previous book. If you haven’t started this series yet check out VBC’s...
Apr
28

Release-Day Review: The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey

Release-Day Review: The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey The Girl at Midnight (The Girl at Midnight #1) Melissa Grey Published: April 28, 2015 (Delacorte Press) 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 At the age of seven Echo, a runaway, was brought into the magical world of the Avicen, a race of bird-like people who dwell beneath the streets of...
Apr
27

Early Review: Rook by Sharon Cameron

Early Review: Rook by Sharon Cameron Rook Sharon Cameron Published: April 28, 2015 (Scholastic) 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 After the Great Death occurred in the Time Before and the use of technology was outlawed and punishable by death, the Red Rook becomes a form of salvation for those awaiting their turn under...
Apr
23

Review: Angelfall by Susan Ee (Penryn and the End of Days #1)

Review: Angelfall by Susan Ee (Penryn and the End of Days #1) Angelfall (Penryn and the End of Days #1) Susan Ee Published: Aug. 28, 2012 (Skyscape) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amanda Rating (out of 5): 5 stars True story: A friend of mine raved about Angelfall for months before I broke down and bought it. It took me another two years to actually read the book (Amazon says I purchased it in March of 2013). I should not...
Apr
22

Review: The Body Electric by Beth Revis

Review: The Body Electric by Beth Revis The Body Electric Beth Revis Published: Oct. 6, 2014 (Scripturient Books) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: Purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Are you tired of the stresses of everyday life? Do you wish to be able to go back to a simpler time? Well then, make an appointment at the Reverie Mental Spa. They have the finest scientists developing the latest technology...
Apr
20

Early Review: Cold Burn of Magic by Jennifer Estep (Black Blade #1)

Early Review: Cold Burn of Magic by Jennifer Estep (Black Blade #1) Cold Burn of Magic (Black Blade #1) Jennifer Estep Published: Apr. 28, 2015 (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): 4.5 stars Seventeen-year-old Lila Merriweather lives in “the most magical place in America.” No not Disneyland. Cloudburst Falls, West Virginia. The town...
Apr
14

Review: The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

Review: The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury The Sin Eater’s Daughter (The Sin Eater’s Daughter #1) Melinda Salisbury Published: Oct. 6, 2014 (Scholastic Press) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Twylla has been blessed by the Gods, but with that blessing comes a high price. Her skin is infused with poison. While Twylla herself is immune to the poison, anyone who touches her will...
Mar
31

Release-Day Review: Sisters of Blood and Spirit by Kady Cross

Release-Day Review: Sisters of Blood and Spirit by Kady Cross Sisters of Blood and Spirit (Sisters of Blood and Spirit #1) Kady Cross Published: Mar. 31, 2015 (Harlequin Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided author in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Lark and Wren Noble are twins. They’re nearly identical except that Lark is platinum blonde and Wren is a redhead . . . and a ghost. Lark...

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