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Feb
8

Win It Wednesday: Frostblood by Elly Blake

Win It Wednesday: Frostblood by Elly Blake This week we’re going YA fantasy for our Win It Wednesday pick. Frostblood by Elly Blake released on Jan. 10, and VBC’s Margaret immediately jumped to read it. …and not just because of that pretty cover. You can check her full review, but she said that it’s a fast read, which is a rare thing in a genre “full of epic tomes.” She’s not wrong. Plus, there’s a...
Feb
7

Review: Justice Ascending by Rebecca Zanetti (Scorpius Syndrome #3)

Review: Justice Ascending by Rebecca Zanetti (Scorpius Syndrome #3) Justice Ascending (Scorpius Syndrome #3) Rebecca Zanetti Published: Jan. 31, 2017 (Zebra) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for and 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,...
Feb
6

Early Review: Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

Early Review: Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones Wintersong S. Jae-Jones Published: Feb. 7, 2017 (Thomas Dunne) 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 Liesl gave up her dreams and desires early on, resigning herself to helping around her family’s inn. Quickly putting aside the magical stories of goblins and their King, The Lord of...
Feb
2

Review: Nice Guys Bite by Jennifer Estep (Elemental Assassin #15.5)

Review: Nice Guys Bite by Jennifer Estep (Elemental Assassin #15.5) Nice Guys Bite (Elemental Assassin #15.5) Jennifer Estep Published: Dec. 12, 2016 (Pocket Star) Purchase: Amazon Review source: purchased   Reviewed by: Kris Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: While review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Spider’s Bite. Being the assistant to Ashland’s...
Feb
1

Win It Wednesday: Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris

Win It Wednesday: Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris I’ve been a fan of Charlaine Harris’s novels since the first page of Dead Until Dark. Her Midnight, Texas series brings that same rural charm to Texas with healthy doses of character arcs, supernatural, and mystery. I’ve recommended this series before, and will probably keep doing so until every one of you reads it. (It’s how fangirls roll, right?) As I said in my review...
Jan
31

February 2017 New Releases: Jeaniene Frost, V.E. Schwab, Kresley Cole, Kim Harrison, Melissa Marr, Sierra Dean & more

February 2017 New Releases: Jeaniene Frost, V.E. Schwab, Kresley Cole, Kim Harrison, Melissa Marr, Sierra Dean & more In an effort to help you keep that to-read list updated, I’ve compiled the hot urban fantasy and paranormal romance releases for February 2017. All dates are U.S. and tentative. Also: Click the title of any book to visit the Amazon page for pre-order or purchase goodness. I’ve included genre classification with each book: UF is urban fantasy, PNR is paranormal romance, F is fantasy, SF is science fiction,...
Jan
30

Early Review: The Ghoul Vendetta by Lisa Shearin (SPI Files #4)

Early Review: The Ghoul Vendetta by Lisa Shearin (SPI Files #4) The Ghoul Vendetta (SPI Files #4) Lisa Shearin Published: Jan. 31, 2017 (Ace) 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 Note: While review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books in the series. In previous books in the SPI Files series, Agent Makenna “Mac” Fraser and...
Jan
27

Excerpt & Giveaway: Martians Abroad by Carrie Vaughn

Excerpt & Giveaway: Martians Abroad by Carrie Vaughn Earlier this week VBC’s Amy told you how much fun Carrie Vaughn’s Martians Abroad is. It’s quirky and we loved the fish-out-of-water idea reversed to have a Martian coming to Earth. We liked it so much we’re sharing the first chapter of the novel right here, and a giveaway of Martians Abroad. Read on for a taste of the book, and your chance to win a copy! EXCERPT MARTIANS ABROAD...
Jan
26

Early Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Caraval #1)

Early Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Caraval #1) Caraval (Caraval #1) Stephanie Garber Published: January 31, 2017 (Flatiron Books) 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 Scarlett and her sister Tella live with their father, a brutal man ever since their mother disappeared years ago. He has killed when people did not do just as he...
Jan
25

Win It Wednesday: In A Fix by Linda Grimes (Ciel Halligan #1)

Win It Wednesday: In A Fix by Linda Grimes (Ciel Halligan #1) I’m in the mood for an unconventional urban fantasy, so for this week’s Win It Wednesday I’m giving away a copy of Linda Grimes’ In a Fix. Jo has reviewed this series (now at book 4), and has loved the unique twists in the books. In a Fix is the first in the Ciel Halligan series, and here’s a snippet from Jo’s review for convincing: This book had me in stitches, the...

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