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Oct
29

Early Review: Fury by Rachel Vincent (Menagerie #3)

Early Review: Fury by Rachel Vincent (Menagerie #3) Fury (Menagerie #3) Rachel Vincent Published: Oct. 30, 2018 (MIRA) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: Copy provided by the 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 books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Menagerie. August 24,...
Jul
11

Early Review: One of Us by Craig DiLouie

Early Review: One of Us by Craig DiLouie One of Us Craig DiLouie Published: July 17, 2018 (Orbit) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Who defines what a monster is? Is it the child who doesn’t look “normal,” or the adult who locks that child away in a home with other children, who are beaten, not educated, and forced to work in...
May
17

Win It Wednesday: Menagerie by Rachel Vincent (signed copy!)

Win It Wednesday: Menagerie by Rachel Vincent (signed copy!) It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of Rachel Vincent’s books. Her Unbound series is one I recommend all the time to anyone who likes their romance and their heroines complicated. Beautiful writing. Engaging stories. Just, seriously, she’s an auto buy for me for a reason. I’m not the only one at VBC who adores her books. Check out Amy’s review of Menagerie. RIGHT?!? As a matter of fact, I have a signed copy...
Nov
16

Win It Wednesday: Menagerie by Rachel Vincent

Win It Wednesday: Menagerie by Rachel Vincent I’m always looking to add new books to dive into headfirst. I know you are, too. (That’s why we’re friends.) So how about I giveaway one of those books to a lucky reader? Rachel Vincent has been an auto-buy author for me for quite some time. She knows how to balance an engaging plot, character development, and the emotional suckerpunch that serves a purpose. Menagerie explores humanity in an utterly...
Oct
30

Review: Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig (Miriam Black #1)

Review: Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig (Miriam Black #1) Blackbirds (Miriam Black #1) Chuck Wendig Published: Sept. 24, 2013 (Tor) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Eight years. That’s how long Miriam Black has lived with the ability (curse?) to know when and how a person is going to die. Just one touch, skin-on-skin, is all it takes, and Miriam can tell you right down to the minute when you...
Oct
5

Review: Menagerie by Rachel Vincent (Menagerie #1)

Review: Menagerie by Rachel Vincent (Menagerie #1) Menagerie (Menagerie #1) Rachel Vincent Published: Sept. 29, 2015 (MIRA) 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 Delilah Marlow’s life has been pretty normal throughout her twenty-five years. She’s wanted for nothing. However, things can change in the blink of an eye. Metzger’s Menagerie is...
Feb
13

Review: The Glittering World by Robert Levy

Review: The Glittering World by Robert Levy The Glittering World Robert Levy Published: Feb. 10, 2015 (Gallery Books) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amanda Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars The thing I love about fantasy is its ability to surprise. You think you know something, and then an author comes around and shakes his finger at you and says, huh-uh. Not so...
Apr
23

Review: The Reckoning by Alma Katsu (The Taker #2)

Review: The Reckoning by Alma Katsu (The Taker #2) The Reckoning (The Taker Trilogy #2) Alma Katsu Published: June 19, 2012 (Gallery Books) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Please note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will contain references to the first book in the series The Taker. The Reckoning picks up a couple of months after the end of The Taker. Luke and Lanore are in London viewing...
Apr
11

Giveaway: 4 copies of Twilight’s Dawn by Anne Bishop

Giveaway: 4 copies of Twilight’s Dawn by Anne Bishop Need an escape? Oh, we have you covered. Today we’re bringing you another Reading Escapes contest. Four hardcover copies — yes, four — of Anne Bishop’s Twilight’s Dawn. It’s a collection of novellas set in her Black Jewels world. (You can read an excerpt here, but there may be spoilers.) Leave a comment on this post on or before April 26 for a chance to win Twilight’s Dawn. Four winners will be chosen....
Mar
11

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro Guest Post: The Incredible Durability of Vampires

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro Guest Post: The Incredible Durability of Vampires Chelsea Quinn Yarbro has given us stunning displays of dark fiction teeming with vampires for more than two decades. All her Saint-Germain novels, which feature vampires in a historical setting alongside famous figures (yes, with historical accuracy), and they’re plenty dark. We’ll skip the crash course on her writing, because, really, Yarbro knows how to write vampire novels. That’s what you need to...

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