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Aug
10

Review: The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland

Review: The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland Published: July 13, 2017 (William Morrow) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 2 stars  D.O.D.O. The Department of Diachronic Operations. A sort of black ops department that figures out how and why magic disappeared from our world, and then works out how to make magic work again....
Aug
9

Review: Sophia by D.B. Reynolds (Vampires in America #4)

Review: Sophia by D.B. Reynolds (Vampires in America #4) Sophia (Vampires in America #4) D.B. Reynolds Published: Jan. 19, 2014 (ImaJinn Books) Purchase: Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Kris Rating (out of 5): 3.5 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 of book 1, Raphael. A brutal murder and assault in the Pacific...
Aug
8

Review: Ride the Storm by Karen Chance (Cassie Palmer #8)

Review: Ride the Storm by Karen Chance (Cassie Palmer #8) Ride the Storm (Cassandra Palmer #8) Karen Chance Published: Aug. 1, 2017 (Signet) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4.5 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...
Aug
7

Review: Mark of the Moon by Beth Dranoff (Mark of the Moon #1)

Review: Mark of the Moon by Beth Dranoff (Mark of the Moon #1) Mark of the Moon (Mark of the Moon #1) Beth Dranoff Published: Feb. 6, 2017 (Carina Press) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: Purchased  Reviewed by: Jenn Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Dana Markovitz is a bartender in a paranormal bar run by a demon, and she also has an on-again-off-again vampire lover. When the book opens the two are seen together having a particularly rousing bout of sex,...
Aug
2

Review: Raid by K.S. Merbeth

Review: Raid by K.S. Merbeth Raid K.S. Merbeth Published: Jul. 25, 2017 (Orbit) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Clementine is a bounty hunter in the post-apocalyptic land known as the wastes. It’s a desert landscape dotted with small, ramshackle villages that survive on scavenged bottled water and canned...
Aug
1

August 2017 New Releases: NK Jemisin, Kate Baxter, Beth Cato, Leigh Bardugo, Sherrilyn Kenyon and more

August 2017 New Releases: NK Jemisin, Kate Baxter, Beth Cato, Leigh Bardugo, Sherrilyn Kenyon 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 August 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,...
Jul
31

Review: Besieged by Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid Anthology)

Review: Besieged by Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid Anthology) Besieged (Iron Druid Chronicles Short Stories Collection) Kevin Hearne Published: July 11, 2017 (Del Rey) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 4 stars  Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it may make references to previous books. If you have started this series yet, check out VBC’s review...
Jul
27

Review: The Fifth Doll by Charlie N. Holmberg

Review: The Fifth Doll by Charlie N. Holmberg The Fifth Doll Charlie N. Holmberg Published: July 25, 2017 (47North) 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 Matrona has always tried to be the dutiful daughter her parents expect her to be. She stays on top of her chores and never complains. She’s even gone so far as to agree to marry the man...
Jul
26

Review: Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys (Innsmouth Legacy #1)

Review: Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys (Innsmouth Legacy #1) Winter Tide (The Innsmouth Legacy #1) Ruthanna Emrys Published: April 4, 2017 (Tor) 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 Aphra is…not like the other humans around her. Oh, she can mostly pass for one, but it’s the telling little details that give her away as a monster. Not monster as in...
Jul
25

Release-Day Review: Vanguard by Ann Aguirre (Razorland #4)

Release-Day Review: Vanguard by Ann Aguirre (Razorland #4) Vanguard (Razorland #4) Ann Aguirre Published: July 25, 2017 (Feiwel & Friends) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Chelsea Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars It’s been several years since I read the original Razorland trilogy, but still when someone brings up Enclave I can’t wait to talk about the...

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