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February 2018 New Releases: Kresley Cole, Rachel Caine, Ann Aguirre, Dannika Dark, Larissa Ione, and more

February 2018 New Releases: Kresley Cole, Rachel Caine, Ann Aguirre, Dannika Dark, Larissa Ione, 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 February 2018. 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
31

Win It Wednesday: The Leopard King by Ann Aguirre

Win It Wednesday: The Leopard King by Ann Aguirre I really love Ann Aguirre’s books. Both her young adult and adult novels are packed with complex characters and detailed worldbuilding. Those are basically my catnip. Her latest Ars Numina book The Wolf Lord is around the corner (yayayayayayayayay!), and if you’re not already hooked on these clever paranormal romances, now’s the time. As such, I’ve got one digital copy of The...
Jan
30

Review: The Emerald Lily by Juliette Cross (Vampire Blood #4)

Review: The Emerald Lily by Juliette Cross (Vampire Blood #4) The Emerald Lily (Vampire Blood #4) Juliette Cross Published: Jan. 29, 2018 (Entangled) Purchase: 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 boooks. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, The Black...
Jan
29

Early Review: Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaughen (The Elementae #1)

Early Review: Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaughen (The Elementae #1) Reign the Earth (The Elementae #1) A.C. Gaughen Published: Jan. 30, 2018 (Bloomsbury) 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 Shalia is a daughter of the desert and after years of war she has agreed to marry Calix, the King of the Bone Lands, in order to broker peace for her people. What...
Jan
24

5 Reasons Kresley Cole’s Death Should Be Your Book Boyfriend

5 Reasons Kresley Cole’s Death Should Be Your Book Boyfriend Note: This article was originally published at Heroes & Heartbreakers in 2015. Even after the events of the later Arcana Chronicles books, I stand by my book boyfriend stance on Death. Aric FTW! Plus, I’m pretty ridiculously excited for the new Arcana book The Dark Calling next month. I’m aware I look like a crazy person every time I tack on the #TeamDeath hashtag to a tweet, but I can’t help...
Jan
22

Review: Markswoman by Rati Mehrotra (Asiana #1)

Review: Markswoman by Rati Mehrotra (Asiana #1) Markswoman (Asiana #1) Rati Mehrotra Published: Jan. 23, 2018 (Harper Voyager) 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 After earning her first “mark” Kyra, at nineteen, has become the youngest current Markswoman for the Order of Kali, the oldest of the five Orders in Asiana. The Orders...
Jan
18

Review: The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli (Iskari #1)

Review: The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli (Iskari #1) The Last Namsara (Iskari #1) Kristen Ciccarelli Published: Oct. 3, 2017 (Harper Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Asha is the daughter of a king—but few would dare call her “Princess.” She is fierce—she is the dragonslayer. Her own father set her on that path to save her, and the kingdom, from the ravages of the dragons and...
Jan
17

Win It Wednesday: Sinless by Sarah Tarkoff

Win It Wednesday: Sinless by Sarah Tarkoff Win It Wednesday is back, and we have a just-released sci-fi goodness up for grabs today with Sarah Tarkoff’s Sinless. It’s the first in her Eye of the Beholder series, and sounds super good. In Grace Luther’s world, morality is physically enforced. Those who are “good” are blessed with beauty, while those who are not suffer horrifying consequences—disfigurement or even death. The...
Jan
16

Review: Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire (Wayward Children #3)

Review: Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire (Wayward Children #3) Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children #3) Seanan McGuire Published: Jan. 9, 2018 (Tor) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Every Heart a Doorway. Beneath the Sugar Sky takes readers...
Jan
15

Review: City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty (Daevabad #1)

Review: City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty (Daevabad #1) City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1) S.A. Chakraborty Published: Nov. 14, 2017 (Harper Voyager) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 4 stars  Nahri is a con—she uses her fake “talents” to “heal” those who may be possessed by spirits, and then she charges fees, steals what she can, and disappears. She does have some talent—she knows when...

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