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Feb
8

Review: Dreaming Death by J. Kathleen Cheney (Palace of Dreams #1)

Review: Dreaming Death by J. Kathleen Cheney (Palace of Dreams #1) Dreaming Death (Palace of Dreams #1) J. Kathleen Cheney Published: Feb. 2, 2016 (Roc) 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 Shironne Anjir is a touch sensitive. Her powers, which manifested when she was twelve, have now grown so overwhelmingly strong that she’s gone blind. Not letting...
Feb
3

Review: The Midnight Queen by Sylvia Izzo Hunter (Noctis Magicae #1)

Review: The Midnight Queen by Sylvia Izzo Hunter (Noctis Magicae #1) The Midnight Queen (Noctis Magicae #1) Sylvia Izzo Hunter Published: Sept. 2, 2014 (Ace) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: library Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Attending Oxford’s Merlin College was all that Graham “Gray” Marshall wanted out of life. He got it, at the expense of his family, and he’s not one to squander his good luck. Unfortunately, good luck doesn’t always...
Feb
2

February 2016 New Releases: Jennifer Estep, V.E. Schwab, Lynsay Sands, Faith Hunter, Kalayna Price and more

February 2016 New Releases: Jennifer Estep, V.E. Schwab, Lynsay Sands, Faith Hunter, Kalayna Price 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 2016. 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
26

Release-Day Review: Roadside Magic by Lilith Saintcrow (Gallow and Ragged #2)

Release-Day Review: Roadside Magic by Lilith Saintcrow (Gallow and Ragged #2) Roadside Magic (Gallow and Ragged #2) Lilith Saintcrow Published: Jan. 26, 2016 (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 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...
Jan
15

Early Review: The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie

Early Review: The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie The Abyss Surrounds Us (The Abyss Surrounds Us #1) Emily Skrutskie Published: Feb. 8, 2016 (Flux) 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 stars The Abyss Surrounds Us is a truly original take on the pirate story! It’s a contemporary, though alternate, world filled with diverse...
Dec
30

Early Review: Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley

Early Review: Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley Worlds of Ink and Shadow Lena Coakley Published: Jan. 5, 2016 (Amulet Books) 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 Arguably one of literature’s most famous families get a paranormal twist in Worlds of Ink and Shadow. Lena Coakley takes the siblings’ actual writings from when they were...
Dec
29

Review: Cruel Summer by Minerva Zimmerman (Shattered Ones #2)

Review: Cruel Summer by Minerva Zimmerman (Shattered Ones #2) Cruel Summer (The Shattered Ones #2) Minerva Zimmerman Published: Dec. 15, 2015 (Fireside Fiction) Purchase: Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference events from the previous book in the series. If you haven’t yet started, check out VBC’s review of book 1,...
Dec
14

Review: Take on Me by Minerva Zimmerman (The Shattered Ones #1)

Review: Take on Me by Minerva Zimmerman (The Shattered Ones #1) Take on Me (The Shattered Ones #1) Minerva Zimmerman Published: Oct. 6, 2015 (Fireside Fiction) Purchase: Amazon Review Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Nothing can prepare Alex for quick thinking in light of an emergency quite like being a doctor. Nothing can help Alex heal a girl found curled up in his shower trying to take...
Dec
7

Review: Clockwork Samurai by Jeannie Lin (Gunpowder Chronicles #2)

Review: Clockwork Samurai by Jeannie Lin (Gunpowder Chronicles #2) Clockwork Samurai (Gunpowder Chronicles #2) Jeannie Lin Published: Dec. 1, 2015 (InterMix) 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. Clockwork Samurai picks up about a year after the end of Gunpowder Alchemy. Jin...
Nov
27

Review: Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn #5)

Review: Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn #5) Shadows of Self (Mistborn #5) Brandon Sanderson Published: Oct. 6, 2015 (Tor) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Krista Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will make reference to previous books in the series. Brandon Sanderson is arguably one of the biggest names in modern fantasy. You have to give a guy props who has the...

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