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Jul
23

Review: Generation V by M.L. Brennan (Generation V #1)

Review: Generation V by M.L. Brennan (Generation V #1) Generation V (Generation V #1) M.L. Brennan Published: May 7, 2013 (Penguin) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: library Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Fortitude Scott is about as far from the usual alpha male vampire as you can get. He’s a barista with a degree in film theory, a deadbeat roommate and a cheating girlfriend. He drives a beat up Ford Fiesta and his shoes...
Jul
10

Review: The Magicians by Lev Grossman (The Magicians #1)

Review: The Magicians by Lev Grossman (The Magicians #1) The Magicians (The Magicians #1) Lev Grossman Published: August 11, 2009 (Viking) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Quentin Coldwater is a brilliant soon-to-be high school graduate and he’s exceedingly unhappy with his life. Ideally, he would be able to live in Fillory, the fantasy world of his favorite books. Fillory is a place very...
Jul
2

Review: Shattered by Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid #7)

Review: Shattered by Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid #7) Shattered (Iron Druid Chronicles #7) Kevin Hearne Published: June 17, 2014 (Del Rey) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by Jo Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books in the series. If you haven’t started yet, check out VBC’s review...
Jun
30

July 2014 New Releases: Richelle Mead, Jennifer Estep, Yasmine Galenorn, Maggie Stiefvater, Diana Rowland and more

July 2014 New Releases: Richelle Mead, Jennifer Estep, Yasmine Galenorn, Maggie Stiefvater, Diana Rowland 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 July 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 fiction...
Jun
9

Review: Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris (Midnight, Texas #1)

Review: Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris (Midnight, Texas #1) Midnight Crossroad (Midnight, Texas #1) Charlaine Harris Published: May 6, 2014 (Ace) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: Purchased Reviewed by: Chelsea Rating (out of 5): 4 stars I was a long-time fan of the Sookie Stackhouse series. I stuck with it though all thirteen books. That’s a long series, and over the course of the series my engagement was driven by the love of the...
Jun
5

Review: The Kraken King Part 8 by Meljean Brook (Iron Seas #4.8)

Review: The Kraken King Part 8 by Meljean Brook (Iron Seas #4.8) The Kraken King Part 8: The Kraken King and the Greatest Adventure (Iron Seas #4.8) Meljean Brook Published: June 3, 2014 (Avon) Purchase: Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note from Chelsea/VBC: The Kraken King is being published as a serial with a new part offered each week. We’re such super fans of Meljean...
Jun
2

June New Releases: Nalini Singh, Kevin Hearne, Molly Harper, Laurell K. Hamilton, Jenn Bennett, Leigh Bardugo & more

June New Releases: Nalini Singh, Kevin Hearne, Molly Harper, Laurell K. Hamilton, Jenn Bennett, Leigh Bardugo & 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 May 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 and YA is young...
May
30

Review: The Immortal Crown by Richelle Mead (Age of X #2)

Review: The Immortal Crown by Richelle Mead (Age of X #2) The Immortal Crown (The Age of X #2) Richelle Mead Published: May 27, 2014 (Dutton) 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 Note: While this review will be spoiler-free, it will reference events from the first book in the series, Gameboard of the Gods (VBC review). Servitor Justin March and...
Apr
8

Release-Day Review: The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

Release-Day Review: The Here and Now by Ann Brashares The Here and Now Ann Brashares Published: April 8, 2014 (Delacorte Press) 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 What would you do if you knew the future? If you knew the desolation that was to come, would you try to change it? Or by changing it, are you thereby dooming it further? Ann...
Mar
26

Sabrina Benulis Guest Post & Giveaway: Excerpt from Angela Mathers’ Diaries

Sabrina Benulis Guest Post & Giveaway: Excerpt from Angela Mathers’ Diaries An Excerpt from Angela Mathers’s Diary, Discovered Along with The Pages of COVENANT These pages were found along with the same manuscript that appears to be a record of Angela Mathers’s journey into Hell to save her friend Sophia, who is also the Book of Raziel. It would appear from these records that their friendship was extremely strong, for there is no human within historically recorded...

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