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March 2015 New Releases: J.R. Ward, Chloe Neill, Patricia Briggs, Anne Bishop, Molly Harper, Gail Carriger and more

March 2015 New Releases: J.R. Ward, Chloe Neill, Patricia Briggs, Anne Bishop, Molly Harper, 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 February 2015. 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...
Feb
17

Welcome to Red London with V.E. Schwab

Welcome to Red London with V.E. Schwab Welcome to Red London, and the start of V.E. Schwab’s tour for A Darker Shade of Magic. Before we get to the good stuff—a quick question with the author and an excellent giveaway—I want to say VBC is super excited about this book. It’s got magic and smuggling and underhanded deeds and a protagonist we love. We’ll have a review later on (the novel releases Feb. 24), but just add this...
Feb
16

Review: Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear

Review: Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear Karen Memory Elizabeth Bear Published: Feb. 3, 2015 (Tor) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars “You ain’t gonna like what I have to tell you, but I’m gonna tell you anyway.” So begins Karen Memery’s (“like ‘memory’ only spelt with an e”) story about how she, and the rest of the “seamstresses” working for Madam...
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...
Feb
11

Review: Firefight by Brandon Sanderson (Reckoners #2)

Review: Firefight by Brandon Sanderson (Reckoners #2) Firefight (Reckoners #2) Brandon Sanderson Published: Jan. 6, 2015 (Delacorte Press) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Krista Rating (out of 5): 4 Stars Note: While review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books in the series. If you haven’t started yet, check out VBC’s review of Steelheart. At the end of Steelheart, David was able to kill...
Feb
10

Release-Day Review: The Diabolical Miss Hyde by Viola Carr (Electric Empire #1)

Release-Day Review: The Diabolical Miss Hyde by Viola Carr (Electric Empire #1) The Diabolical Miss Hyde (Electric Empire #1) Viola Carr Published: Feb. 10, 2015 (Harper Voyager) Purchase: Book Depository or AmazonReview Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Doctor Eliza Jekyll lives a rewarding, if sometimes lonely, life. She is a crime scene investigator who uses not only her intelligence, wit, and education...
Feb
2

February 2015 New Releases: Richelle Mead, Jaye Wells, Kristen Callihan, Chloe Neill, Jennifer Ashley & more

February 2015 New Releases: Richelle Mead, Jaye Wells, Kristen Callihan, Chloe Neill, Jennifer Ashley & 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 2015. 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...
Jan
29

Giveaway: Signed Copies of Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre

Giveaway: Signed Copies of Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre The VBC team is pretty confident you’d you dig Ann Aguirre’s Mortal Danger. Dangerous deals, a hot guy and a touch of evil? Sounds excellent, right? Well, we have four signed copies to give to lucky VBC readers. Revenge is a dish best served cold. Edie Kramer has a score to settle with the beautiful people at Blackbriar Academy. Their cruelty drove her to the brink of despair, and four months...
Jan
28

Review: Transmuted by Karina Cooper (St. Croix Chronicles #6)

Review: Transmuted by Karina Cooper (St. Croix Chronicles #6) Transmuted (The St. Croix Chronicles #6) Karina Cooper Published: Jan. 27, 2015 (Carina Press) 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 books in the series. If you haven’t started yet, check out VBC’s review of...
Jan
27

Release-Day Review: Gemini Cell by Myke Cole (Shadow Ops #0.5)

Release-Day Review: Gemini Cell by Myke Cole (Shadow Ops #0.5) Gemini Cell (Shadow Ops #0.5) Myke Cole Published: Jan. 27, 2015 (Ace) 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 Jim Schweitzer is a SEAL. He’s a professional, an artist in his mind, and knows how to get the job done. Despite his dedication to his job, nothing is more important to Jim than his...

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