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Oct
11

Review: Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff (Nevernight #2)

Review: Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff (Nevernight #2) Godsgrave (Nevernight Chronicles #2) Jay Kristoff Published: Sept. 5, 2017 (Thomas Dunne Books) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Note: while this review will be spoiler free, it will make reference to the previous book. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Nevernight. Mia is back—and more fierce...
Oct
5

Review: Haunting the Deep by Adriana Mather (How to Hang a Witch #2)

Review: Haunting the Deep by Adriana Mather (How to Hang a Witch #2) Haunting the Deep (How to Hang a Witch #2) Adriana Mather Published: Oct. 3, 2017 (Knopf Books for Young Readers) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Note: While this review is spoiler free, it does assume you’re familiar with the first book. If you aren’t, please check...
Oct
4

Review: Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #6)

Review: Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #6) Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) Sarah J. Maas Published: Sept. 5, 2017 (Bloomsbury) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will make reference to previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Throne of Glass. Running concurrently to...
Sep
29

Early Review: Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi

Early Review: Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi Beasts Made of Night Tochi Onyebuchi Published: Oct. 31, 2017 (Razorbill) 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 stars We’ve probably all heard the term “sin-eater” to refer to someone who bears guilt on another’s behalf. (Yes, I know it’s also an old religious practice and a Marvel Comics...
Sep
25

Review: One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake (Three Dark Crowns #2)

Review: One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake (Three Dark Crowns #2) One Dark Throne (Three Dark Crowns #2) Kendare Blake Published: Sept. 19, 2017 (HarperTeen) 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 Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference previous events. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1,...
Sep
21

Review: Murder, Magic, and What We Wore by Kelly Jones

Review: Murder, Magic, and What We Wore by Kelly Jones Murder, Magic, and What We Wore Kelly Jones Published: Sept. 19, 2017 (Knopf Books for Young Readers) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Annis Whitworth’s father is dead. Her mother has been gone for years, and her father traveled a lot. It is on one of these trips that he dies under...
Sep
12

Review: Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

Review: Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody Daughter of the Burning City Amanda Foody Published: July 25, 2017 (Harlequin Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy purchased by reviewer  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Gomorrah is a traveling festival perpetually surrounded by black smoke. A city and a circus, all in one—where the “respectable” folks come to see the “sin” that takes place in such a place. The same...
Sep
7

Early Review: Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows (Fallen Isles #1)

Early Review: Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows (Fallen Isles #1) Before She Ignites (Fallen Isles Trilogy #1) Jodi Meadows Published: September 12, 2017 (Katherine Tegen) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Seventeen years ago, the Mira Treaty was enacted to bring about peace between the seven isles and unite them from the corrupted mainland....
Aug
29

Review: How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather (How to Hang a Witch #1)

Review: How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather (How to Hang a Witch #1) How to Hang a Witch (How to Hang a Witch #1) Adriana Mather Published: July 23, 2016 (Knopf Books for Young Readers) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Samantha (Sam) Mather is moving to Salem, Massachusetts. Not willingly, mind you. Her father is in a coma, and her stepmother insist they sell their home in New York to be able to pay...
Aug
22

Review: Roar by Cora Carmack (Stormheart #1)

Review: Roar by Cora Carmack (Stormheart #1) Roar (Stormheart #1) Cora Carmack Published: June 13, 2017 (Tor Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Aurora is a princess in a land where royalty is expected to be able to control the violent storms that erupt. Except that she cannot–and has never been able to. In a bid to protect that secret, her mother makes an arranged...

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