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Apr
29

Early Review: True Born by L.E. Sterling (True Born #1)

Early Review: True Born by L.E. Sterling (True Born #1) True Born (True Born Trilogy #1) L.E. Sterling Published: May 3, 2016 (Entangled: Teen) 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 stars The Plague was not born out of the recesses of disease; it’s something that is in our very DNA. Growing slowly at first, it soon evolved, attacking us from the...
Apr
15

Review: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (Every Heart a Doorway #1)

Review: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (Every Heart a Doorway #1) Every Heart a Doorway (Every Heart a Doorway #1) Seanan McGuire Published: April 5, 2016 (Tor) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased  Reviewed by: Amy  Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Do you ever wonder what happens to those children that return from the wardrobe, rabbit hole, portal, doorway, etc.? For those that don’t really want to come back—for whom the real world is no longer...
Apr
8

Review: Arena by Holly Jennings

Review: Arena by Holly Jennings Arena Holly Jennings Published: April 5, 2016 (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): 3.5 stars In 2054 the Super Bowl will no longer be the most watched sporting event of the year. No, that honor will go to the RAGE (Reality-Alternate Gladiatorial Events) tournament. For all of the pre-season,...
Apr
4

Early Review: The Demonists by Thomas E. Sniegoski (Demonist #1)

Early Review: The Demonists by Thomas E. Sniegoski (Demonist #1) The Demonists (Demonist #1) Thomas E. Sniegoski Published: April 5, 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): 4 stars John Fogg has long believed in the paranormal. He’s made a fine job of learning about and seeking out the things that go bump in the night. When he meets Theodora Knight, a...
Apr
1

April 2016 New Releases: J.R. Ward, Jennifer Ashley, Maggie Stiefvater, Richelle Mead, Larissa Ione and more

April 2016 New Releases: J.R. Ward, Jennifer Ashley, Maggie Stiefvater, Richelle Mead, Larissa Ione 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 April 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, YA...
Mar
31

Early Review: Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs

Early Review: Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs Future Shock Elizabeth Briggs Published: April 5, 2016 (Albert Whitman & Company) 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 Elena will be eighteen in two months. She’s about to age out of the system and will be forced to leave her foster parents’ house. With no job, and the prospects looking...
Mar
22

Release-Day Review: Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

Release-Day Review: Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye Jane Steele Lyndsay Faye Published: March 22, 2016 (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) Purchase at: 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 Lyndsay Faye deftly reimagines Bronte’s famous titular heroine Jane Eyre into a serial-killing woman out to help those who can’t help themselves. Yet Jane Steele stands out on...
Mar
21

Review: Dissension by Stacey Berg (Echo Hunter 367 #1)

Review: Dissension by Stacey Berg (Echo Hunter 367 #1) Dissension (Echo Hunter 367 #1) Stacey Berg Published: March 15, 2016 (Harper Voyager Impulse) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amanda Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Four hundred years ago, civilization as we know it ended, and the only thing propping up what’s left of humanity is the Church. Those left in the city...
Mar
17

Review: The Rook by Daniel O’Malley (Checquy Files #1)

Review: The Rook by Daniel O’Malley (Checquy Files #1) The Rook (Checquy Files #1) Daniel O’Malley Published: Jan. 11, 2012 (Little, Brown and Company) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: library Reviewed by: Amanda Rating (out of 5): 4 stars One evening, Myfanwy (that’s Miff-un-ee to you, and yes, she knows she’s pronouncing it wrong) finds herself in the middle of a park, drenched to the bone, with no memory of who she is. When she goes...
Mar
15

Review: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard (Witchlands #1)

Review: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard (Witchlands #1) Truthwitch (Witchlands #1) Susan Dennard Published: Jan. 5, 2016 (Tor Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Krista Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Safiya Fon Hasstrel is a young noblewoman who has been training and studying for years under the direction of her uncle and select tutors. Unbeknownst to the Emperor, she has not been learning to be a proper noblewoman;...

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