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Jan
16

VBC’s Most Anticipated Books of 2017

VBC’s Most Anticipated Books of 2017 The VBC is already digging through release calendars looking for the best books to tell you about in 2017. Instead of making you wait until those books come out, we’ve each put together a list of the books we are most excited to read in 2017. Did your “can’t wait for it” book make the list? CHELSEA The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin (Broken Earth #3) Release Date: Aug. 15, 2017 I can...
Jan
12

Review: Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles #2)

Review: Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles #2) Breath of Fire (The Kingmaker Chronicles #2) Amanda Bouchet Published: Jan. 3, 2017 (Sourcebooks Casablanca) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will make reference to the previous book. If you haven’t started this series yet, check...
Jan
9

Review: Metaltown by Kristen Simmons

Review: Metaltown by Kristen Simmons Metaltown Kristen Simmons Published: September 20, 2016 (Tor Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy purchased by reviewer  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 4 stars In Metaltown war—and the factories that feed it—is a constant. So is disease, starvation, and brutal rule by a cadre of “officials” who are all in the back pocket of the wealthiest family in the area. This world is...
Jan
6

Early Review: Frostblood by Elly Blake (Frostblood Saga #1)

Early Review: Frostblood by Elly Blake (Frostblood Saga #1) Frostblood (Frostblood Saga #1) Elly Blake Published: Jan. 10, 2017 (Little, Brown) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Margaret  Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Ruby has spent her life hiding her fireblood powers from the ruling frostbloods who would see her dead or in prison. When she is finally discovered by the king’s soldiers, she thinks her life is over. Her mother...
Jan
4

Win It Wednesday: Nine of Stars by Laura Bickle

Win It Wednesday: Nine of Stars by Laura Bickle I want to start 2017 on the right foot. (If you want to read how I focused on the positive at the end of year, you can hop to this post.) That means keeping this whole Win It Wednesday deal rolling and bringing even more awesome reads into your lives. Everyone is setting their reading goals for the year—I’m currently listening to the full-cast recording of American Gods on audio and finishing the so...
Jan
2

January 2017 New Releases: Karen Marie Moning, Chloe Neill, Amanda Bouchet, Darynda Jones, Veronica Roth & more

January 2017 New Releases: Karen Marie Moning, Chloe Neill, Amanda Bouchet, Darynda Jones, Veronica Roth & 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 January 2017. 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,...
Dec
28

Win It Wednesday: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Win It Wednesday: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas Sorry for being MIA yesterday. We had some technical issues, but we’re back up and come bearing books! (Reviews kick back in tomorrow, too!) It’s Win It Wednesday—quickly becoming my favorite day—and today we’re offering Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. VBC’s Jo is the one who got me hooked on this series, and we had a specific request on Facebook for us to giveaway books by Sarah...
Dec
22

ICYMI Joint Review: Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole (Arcana Chronicles #3)

ICYMI Joint Review: Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole (Arcana Chronicles #3) Note from VBC HQ: It’s Throwback Week at VBC, and we’re highlighting some of your favorite reviews from VBC. I’m particularly pleased that our review of Dead of Winter was one of the most-read reviews this year, because I clearly had THOUGHTS. But also, we generally just love all things Kresley Cole and most of the VBC staff is up-to-date (and obsessed) with the Arcana Chronicles series....
Dec
21

Win It Wednesday: The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst

Win It Wednesday: The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst Are you ready for another chance to win an excellent book? (The answer is always yes, isn’t it?) Good, because it’s that time again: Win It Wednesday. Today I have a copy of Sarah Beth Durst’s The Queen of Blood. This book promises adventure, violent magic, and political intrigue within an epic backdrop. I won’t lie, it’s the phrase “violent magic” that got my...
Dec
20

ICYMI Review: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #2)

ICYMI Review: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #2) Note from VBC HQ: It’s Throwback Week at VBC, and we’re highlighting some of your favorite reviews from VBC. The VBC team is obsessed with all things Sarah J. Maas. We’re not alone. Our review of Crown of Midnight—from back in 2013!—was one of the top-read reviews on VBC in 2016. Are you a Throne of Glass fan?  Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) Sarah J. Maas Published: August 27,...

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