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May
18

Review: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton (Rebel of the Sands #1)

Review: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton (Rebel of the Sands #1) Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands #1) Alwyn Hamilton Published: Mar. 8, 2016 (Viking) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: library Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars When Amani was sixteen, her mother killed her father and was executed. In a few months, a year will have passed and she’ll be eligible for marriage. Her aunt and uncle are already making plans. But Amani’s...
May
16

Review: The Bloodbound by Erin Lindsey (Bloodbound #1)

Review: The Bloodbound by Erin Lindsey (Bloodbound #1) The Bloodbound (Bloodbound #1) Erin Lindsey Published: Sept. 30, 2014 (Ace) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars The Bloodbound starts on a battlefield as King Erik of Alden is betrayed by his brother, and left to die at the hands of the Oridian enemy. Alix Black, a scout in the King’s army, leaves her post to give aid and ends up saving...
May
12

Review: The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater (Raven Cycle #4)

Review: The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater (Raven Cycle #4) The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) Maggie Stiefvater Published: April 26, 2016 (Scholastic Press) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet check out VBC’s review of book 1, The Raven Boys. So this is it. All the research,...
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...

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