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May
21

Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) Sarah J. Maas Published: May 5, 2015 (Bloomsbury) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars A Court of Thorns and Roses is the first in a new series from Sarah J. Maas, author of the Throne of Glass books (if you haven’t read those, highly highly recommend them—highly). A new...
May
18

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 1: Mad Rogan vs. Celaena Sardothien

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 1: Mad Rogan vs. Celaena Sardothien Today marks the beginning of the fifth annual Alpha Showdown here at Vampire Book Club, and we’ve brought out the big guns. The bracket is stacked with the most badass, lethal, charismatic alphas we could find including plenty of first timers. The opening match exemplifies this as we pit the dangerous mage Mad Rogan from Ilona Andrews’s Hidden Legacy books against the young assassin princess...
May
15

Review: The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows (Orphan Queen #1)

Review: The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows (Orphan Queen #1) The Orphan Queen (Orphan Queen #1) Jodi Meadows Published: March 10, 2015 (Katherine Tegen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Krista Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Ten years ago the Indigo Kingdom conquered the kingdom of Aecor. In one bloody night they killed the royal family and outlawed magic. Magic and its toxic byproduct Wraith is slowing creeping upon all the...
May
12

Review: World After by Susan Ee (Penryn and the End of Days #2)

Review: World After by Susan Ee (Penryn and the End of Days #2) World After (Penryn and the End of Days #2) Susan Ee Published: Nov. 19, 2013 (Skyscape) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by Amanda Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: While this review is spoiler-free, it does reference events in the previous book. If you haven’t started this series yet check out VBC’s...
May
4

Review: The Shattered Court by M.J. Scott (Four Arts #1)

Review: The Shattered Court by M.J. Scott (Four Arts #1) The Shattered Court (A Novel of the Four Arts #1) M.J. Scott Published: April 28, 2015 (Roc) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by Amanda Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Lady Sophia Kendall is days away from her twenty-first birthday—the day she’ll come into her powers, if she has any. She’s out running errands with Lieutenant...
May
1

May 2015 New Releases: Darynda Jones, Charlaine Harris, Sarah J. Maas, Thea Harrison, Jenn Bennett & more

May 2015 New Releases: Darynda Jones, Charlaine Harris, Sarah J. Maas, Thea Harrison, Jenn Bennett & 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 2015. 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...
Apr
28

Release-Day Review: The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey

Release-Day Review: The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey The Girl at Midnight (The Girl at Midnight #1) Melissa Grey Published: April 28, 2015 (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): 4 stars At the age of seven Echo, a runaway, was brought into the magical world of the Avicen, a race of bird-like people who dwell beneath the streets of...
Apr
27

Early Review: Rook by Sharon Cameron

Early Review: Rook by Sharon Cameron Rook Sharon Cameron Published: April 28, 2015 (Scholastic) 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 After the Great Death occurred in the Time Before and the use of technology was outlawed and punishable by death, the Red Rook becomes a form of salvation for those awaiting their turn under...
Apr
23

Review: Angelfall by Susan Ee (Penryn and the End of Days #1)

Review: Angelfall by Susan Ee (Penryn and the End of Days #1) Angelfall (Penryn and the End of Days #1) Susan Ee Published: Aug. 28, 2012 (Skyscape) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amanda Rating (out of 5): 5 stars True story: A friend of mine raved about Angelfall for months before I broke down and bought it. It took me another two years to actually read the book (Amazon says I purchased it in March of 2013). I should not...
Apr
22

Review: The Body Electric by Beth Revis

Review: The Body Electric by Beth Revis The Body Electric Beth Revis Published: Oct. 6, 2014 (Scripturient Books) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: Purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Are you tired of the stresses of everyday life? Do you wish to be able to go back to a simpler time? Well then, make an appointment at the Reverie Mental Spa. They have the finest scientists developing the latest technology...

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