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Dec
18

Giveaway Time! Falling Kingdoms Series & Swag

Giveaway Time! Falling Kingdoms Series & Swag Did you catch Amy’s review of Morgan Rhodes’ Falling Kingdoms last week? (Spoiler alert: She liked it.) Well, we’re excited about this series and decided it’s time to get Santa-y and give away all three books in the series (Falling Kingdoms, Rebel Spring and Gathering Darkness)…and a dartboard for good measure. Yep. YA fantasy books and games. Our kind of holiday. ABOUT THE...
Dec
11

Review: Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes (Falling Kingdoms #1)

Review: Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes (Falling Kingdoms #1) Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms #1) Morgan Rhodes Published: Dec. 11, 2012 (Razorbill) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: Copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars The three kingdoms of Mytica (Limeros, Paelsia, and Auranos) used to be united as one. That was long ago when the land thrived and people still believed in magic....
Dec
8

Vampire Book Club’s Best Books of 2014

Vampire Book Club’s Best Books of 2014 There were so many excellent books this year. Narrowing down my favorites alone was hard. Then I asked all the VBC reviewers to send me their top lists, too. (I’m pretty sure the ladies thought I was evil incarnate when I asked for just five favorite books for the year.) The best of the best rose quickly, though, as favorite titles appeared on our reviewers lists again and again. I cheered each time...
Dec
1

December 2014 New Releases: Larissa Ione, Laurell K. Hamilton, Sierra Dean, Jennifer L. Armentrout & more

December 2014 New Releases: Larissa Ione, Laurell K. Hamilton, Sierra Dean, Jennifer L. Armentrout & 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 December 2014. 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...
Nov
13

Review: The World Without a Future by Nazarea Andrews (The World Without End #1)

Review: The World Without a Future by Nazarea Andrews (The World Without End #1) The World Without a Future (The World Without End #1) Nazarea Andrews Published: Dec. 3, 2013 (A&A Literary) 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 Nurrin was born the first day the dead “came alive”in the form of the infected, and rose up to kill thousands of the population within...
Nov
11

Review: The Seat of Magic by J. Kathleen Cheney (The Golden City #2)

Review: The Seat of Magic by J. Kathleen Cheney (The Golden City #2) The Seat of Magic (The Golden City #2) J. Kathleen Cheney Published: July 1, 2014 (Roc Trade) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference events in the first book. If you haven’t started this series yet check out VBC’s review of book 1, The Golden City. After solving the...
Oct
15

Excerpt from Cinda Williams Chima’s The Sorcerer Heir

Excerpt from Cinda Williams Chima’s The Sorcerer Heir Today we have a taste of Cinda Williams Chima’s latest novel The Sorcerer Heir. The book is the final in her Heir Chronicles and comes out Oct. 21. (You might want to pre-order The Sorcerer Heir.) The series features all sorts of magical types. However, today, we’re focused on the sorcerers. As we do. Sorcerer Excerpt from The Sorcerer Heir: “I hoped your father might know something about...
Oct
10

Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway: Michael R. Underwood’s The Younger Gods

Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway: Michael R. Underwood’s The Younger Gods We’re fans of Michael R. Underwood’s books. He has a new one coming out on Monday, and we wanted VBC readers to have a sneak peek. Luckily, Michael’s a good sharer. He’s provided the fifth chapter of The Younger Gods for VBC to share exclusively. Pretty nice, huh? It gets better. We also have two digital copies of the book to giveaway. Double win. Read on for a taste of The Younger...
Oct
6

Review: The Clockwork Dagger by Beth Cato

Review: The Clockwork Dagger by Beth Cato The Clockwork Dagger Beth Cato Published: Sept. 16, 2014 (Harper Voyager) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: library Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Octavia Leander is a medician, a magical healer, traveling from her training academy to her new job in a faraway town aboard the airship Argus. During the recent war, she, somewhat unknowingly, made a name for herself healing...
Oct
3

Review: The Arrivals by Melissa Marr

Review: The Arrivals by Melissa Marr The Arrivals Melissa Marr Published: July 2, 2013 (William Morrow/HarperCollins) Purchase: Book Depository or The Arrivals Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Jannelle Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars In The Wastelands of some world away from Earth, you can find a group of individuals self-titled “The Arrivals.” The brother and sister leaders of The...

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