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Jul
28

Review: All Fixed Up by Linda Grimes (Ciel Halligan #4)

Review: All Fixed Up by Linda Grimes (Ciel Halligan #4) All Fixed Up (Ciel Halligan #4) Linda Grimes Published: May 24, 2016 (Tor) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, there may be references to previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, In a...
Jul
26

Review: The Copper Promise by Jen Williams (The Copper Cat #1)

Review: The Copper Promise by Jen Williams (The Copper Cat #1) The Copper Promise (The Copper Cat #1) Jen Williams Published: July 5, 2016 (Angry Robot Books) 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 Note: This appears to be a re-release of the book, originally published in 2014 after being released as a series of novellas. Wydrin is a typical...
Jul
22

Review: The Tigress and the Yogi by Shelley Schanfield (Sadhana #1)

Review: The Tigress and the Yogi by Shelley Schanfield (Sadhana #1) The Tigress and the Yogi (The Sadhana Trilogy #1) Shelley Schanfield Published: Jan. 30, 2016 (Shelley Schanfield) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Mala is the daughter of a tanner—an outcaste girl who knows she is less-than. However, she also has a secret—the gods have spoken to...
Jul
18

M.J. Rose Daughters of La Lune Excerpt & Giveaway

M.J. Rose Daughters of La Lune Excerpt & Giveaway The VBC team loves seeing paranormal elements pop up in fresh ways. M.J. Rose does exactly that. VBC’s Jannelle enjoyed seeing these posh, historic characters have modern paranomal romance chemistry in The Witch of Painted Sorrows, and we’re excited to see what new ways she’ll wrap us up in the second Daughters of La Lune book The Secret Language of the Stones.  The new book works as a...
Jul
15

Review: Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn

Review: Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn Heroine Complex (Heroine Complex #1) Sarah Kuhn Published: July 5, 2016 (DAW) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Jannelle Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Evie Tanaka is the personal assistant of San Francisco’s superhero mascot Aveda Jupiter. While Evie is happy to help run every aspect of her best friend Aveda’s life in...
Jul
13

Review: Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N. Holmberg

Review: Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N. Holmberg Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet Charlie N. Holmberg Published: June 28, 2016 (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): 4 stars Maire’s memories only go back four years to the day when she was found on the side of the road by the kindly Arrice, who then proceeded to take the girl home. Maire has...
Jul
12

Christina Henry Q&A & Giveaway: On Alice, Red Queen, and Surprises

Christina Henry Q&A & Giveaway: On Alice, Red Queen, and Surprises Christina Henry is the author of the Black Wings urban fantasy series, books featuring an angel of death and—wait for it—her loyal gargoyle. To be honest, however, I didn’t hear of her until she took a huge departure and went classical—with a twist. Alice came out last year, and I was blown away by the way the story is utterly changed, and yet so very similar. Frankly, I loved it. As did so many others...
Jul
11

Review: The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Review: The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling #1) Erika Johansen Published: July 8, 2014 (Harper) Purchased: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Smuggled as a child out of the capital after the invasion of Tearling by the neighboring kingdom of Mortmesne, and the death of her mother Queen Elyssa, Kelsea has been bought up in hiding. All...
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....

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