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Jul
18

Review: Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz (Blue Bloods #2)

Review: Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz (Blue Bloods #2) Masquerade (Blue Bloods #2) Melissa de la Cruz Published: August 10, 2009 (Disney Hyperion) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: purchased Reviewed by: Mary Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars At the end of the first book in the Blue Bloods series, Schuyler’s dying grandmother charges her with tracking down her grandfather and enlisting him in the fight against the silver bloods (evil vampires)...
Jul
14

Review: Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater (Wolves of Mercy Falls #3.5)

Review: Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater (Wolves of Mercy Falls #3.5) Sinner (Wolves of Mercy Falls #3.5) Maggie Stiefvater Published: July 1, 2014 (Scholastic Press) Purchase at: 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 Despite my still unclear feelings on the original end of the Wolves of Mercy Falls series, Forever, one thing was always clear: Cole and Isabel’s story...
Jun
18

Review: Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz (Blue Bloods #1)

Review: Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz (Blue Bloods #1) Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods #1) Melissa de la Cruz Published: Aug. 19, 2009 (Disney Hyperion) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Mary Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Schulyer Van Allen has many of the same insecurities that any normal fifteen-year-old girl would have. She doesn’t look like the popular girls, she isn’t blonde or rich, and she doesn’t have a jock...
Jun
17

Review: Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #3)

Review: Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #3) Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #3) Laini Taylor Published: April 8, 2014 (Little Brown Books for Young Readers) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: Purchased Reviewed by: Krista Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it does reference events from previous books in the trilogy. Check out VBC’s reviews for Daughter of Smoke...
Jun
16

Review: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #6)

Review: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #6) City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) Cassandra Clare Published: May 27, 2014 (Margaret K. McElderry) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jill Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: While this review will attempt to be spoiler free, it does make references to previous books in the series. If you haven’t started yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1,...
Jun
13

Review: The Taking by Kimberly Derting (The Taking #1)

Review: The Taking by Kimberly Derting (The Taking #1) The Taking (The Taking #1) Kimberly Derting Published: April 29, 2014 (HarperTeen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: Borrowed from the library Reviewed by: Amanda Rating (out of 5): 3 stars *Cue X-Files theme* Kyra Agnew was a mostly normal high schooler. I say mostly because she did stand out in one way—she excelled at softball. Good enough to have top colleges scouting her. But after...
May
28

Giveaway: Complete Set of The Mortal Instruments Series & More!

Giveaway: Complete Set of The Mortal Instruments Series & More! We’re pretty excited about the release of City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare this week. You’re probably excited, too. It’s the final book in Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series, and well we’ve been waiting for it. (Expect a review soon!) If you haven’t read this series yet, we can/should change that. We have a complete set of The Mortal Instruments...
Apr
15

Dual Review: The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa (Blood of Eden #3)

Dual Review: The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa (Blood of Eden #3) The Forever Song (Blood of Eden #3) Julie Kagawa Published: April 15, 2014 (Harlequin Teen) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Chelsea and Jo Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Note: This review assumes you’ve read both The Immortal Rules and The Eternity Cure. If you haven’t, please start with those reviews...
Apr
11

Review: Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me #3)

Review: Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me #3) Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) Tahereh Mafi Published: Feb. 4, 2014 (HarperCollins) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: borrowed from library Reviewed by: Amanda Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While this review is spoiler free, it does assume you’ve read the other books in the series. Juliette wakes up after being shot in the chest by Anderson, the supreme leader, only to find she’s been...
Apr
8

Release-Day Review: The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

Release-Day Review: The Here and Now by Ann Brashares The Here and Now Ann Brashares Published: April 8, 2014 (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): 3 stars What would you do if you knew the future? If you knew the desolation that was to come, would you try to change it? Or by changing it, are you thereby dooming it further? Ann...

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