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Jul
8

Review: And I Darken by Kiersten White (The Conquerors Saga #1)

Review: And I Darken by Kiersten White (The Conquerors Saga #1) And I Darken (The Conquerors Saga #1) Kiersten White Published: Jun 28, 2016 (Delacorte) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Kiersten White does a gender bending re-imagining of the early life of Vlad Dracul—yes that Vlad—with And I Darken. Here, Vlad is turned into Ladislav Dargwyla....
Jul
7

Review: The Interminables by Paige Orwin

Review: The Interminables by Paige Orwin The Interminables Paige Orwin Published: July 5, 2016 (Angry Robot) 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 What if saving the world is dependent on an alcoholic, virtually immortal wizard with PTSD who “steals” time from other people, a skeletal concept of war (aka: ghost) with wings and...
Jul
6

Rachel Caine Q&A: The Great Library, YA vs. Adult, spin-offs and what’s next!

Rachel Caine Q&A: The Great Library, YA vs. Adult, spin-offs and what’s next! Rachel Caine’s name is pretty synonymous with urban fantasy—both of the YA and adult varieties. Her books can arguably be called a staple of the genre (the Morganville Vampires and Weather Warden series alone are testaments to that). Last year saw the debut of Rachel Caine’s new series The Great Library. With the awesome world-building, and mysterious characters, it’s no wonder Ink and Bone made VBC’s...
Jul
5

Release-Day Review: Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine (The Great Library #2)

Release-Day Review: Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine (The Great Library #2) Paper and Fire (The Great Library #2) Rachel Caine Published: July 5, 2015 (NAL) 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 Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference the previous book. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Ink and Bone....
Jul
4

Review: Soldier by Julie Kagawa (Talon #3)

Review: Soldier by Julie Kagawa (Talon #3) Soldier (Talon #3) Julie Kagawa Published: April 26, 2016 (Harlequin Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jannelle 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, Talon. Soldier starts off right where Rogue...
Jul
1

July 2016 New Releases: Rachel Caine, Victoria Schwab, Christina Henry, Jennifer Estep, Gail Carriger and more

July 2016 New Releases: Rachel Caine, Victoria Schwab, Christina Henry, Jennifer Estep, Gail Carriger and 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 July 2016. 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, YA...
Jun
30

Review: Forevermore by Kristen Callihan (Darkest London #7)

Review: Forevermore by Kristen Callihan (Darkest London #7) Forevermore (Darkest London #7) Kristen Callihan Published: June 28, 2016 (Forever) 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 this 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...
Jun
29

Waiting on Wednesday: Excerpt from J. Patrick Black’s Ninth City Burning

Waiting on Wednesday: Excerpt from J. Patrick Black’s Ninth City Burning Have you guys heard about J. Patrick Black’s upcoming novel Ninth City Burning? We read the blurb and immediately perked up. It kind of sounds like if Independence Day and Terminator 2 had a baby, only, you know, no time travel (as far as we know). The novel comes out on Sept. 6, 2016 (pre-order it), but we have an excerpt just for VBC readers. Read on for the official book blurb and excerpt from...
Jun
28

Release-Day Review: The Curse of Tenth Grave by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson #10)

Release-Day Review: The Curse of Tenth Grave by Darynda Jones (Charley Davidson #10) The Curse of Tenth Grave (Charley Davidson #10) Darynda Jones Published: June 28, 2016 (St. Martin’s) 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 this review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out...
Jun
27

Early Review: Hope & Red by Jon Skovron (Empire of Storms #1)

Early Review: Hope & Red by Jon Skovron (Empire of Storms #1) Hope & Red (Empire of Storms Trilogy #1) Jon Skovron Published: Jun 28, 2016 (Orbit) 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 At the age of eight both Hope and Red were left as orphans, albeit in very different circumstances. After watching her entire village used as an experiment by a...

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