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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...
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...
Mar
26

Review: The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons

Review: The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons The Glass Arrow Kristen Simmons Published: Feb. 10, 2015 (Tor Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars In the future, women are viewed as commodities. Their value is based on their breeding ability. They are kept in confined areas where they are primped and pampered in order to sell to the highest bidder. If they prove to be of value (by...
Mar
12

Review: The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead (Bloodlines #6)

Review: The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead (Bloodlines #6) The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines #6) Richelle Mead Published: February 10, 2015 (Razorbill) 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 the previous books in the series. If you haven’t started it yet, check out VBC’s review of Bloodlines. The Ruby Circle begins a month after...
Mar
6

Joint Review: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others #3)

Joint Review: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others #3) Vision in Silver (The Others #3) Anne Bishop Published: March 3, 2015 (Penguin) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amanda & Amy Amanda’s Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Amy’s Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Note: while this review will be spoiler free, it may reference previous books in the series. If you haven’t...
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...

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