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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...
Sep
9

Release-Day Review: Vampires of Manhattan by Melissa de la Cruz (New Blue Bloods Coven #1)

Release-Day Review: Vampires of Manhattan by Melissa de la Cruz (New Blue Bloods Coven #1) Vampires of Manhattan (New Blue Bloods Coven #1) Melissa de la Cruz Published: September 9, 2014 (Hyperion) Purchase at: Book Depository Review source: copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Candace Rating (out of 5): 3 stars This is my first time reading a novel by Melissa de la Cruz, and that put me at a definite disadvantage. The gothic cover piqued my interest and we’re...
Sep
2

Release-Day Review: Maplecroft by Cherie Priest (The Borden Dispatches #1)

Release-Day Review: Maplecroft by Cherie Priest (The Borden Dispatches #1) Maplecroft (The Borden Dispatches #1) Cherie Priest Published: Sept. 2, 2014 (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): 3 stars We all know the story of Lizzie Borden, how she allegedly chopped up both her father and her stepmother with an axe. The subsequent investigation and trial was a huge...
Sep
1

Early Review: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #3)

Early Review: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #3) Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) Sarah J. Maas Published: Sept. 2, 2014 (Bloomsbury) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Krista Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it does reference events from previous books on the series. If you haven’t started yet check out VBC’s...
Aug
15

Review: Fireblood by Trisha Wolfe (Fireblood #1)

Review: Fireblood by Trisha Wolfe (Fireblood #1) Fireblood (Fireblood #1) Trisha Wolfe Published: Dec. 17, 2013 (Spencer Hill Press) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Little remains of the modern world we know after war-caused nuclear fallout reaps destruction and a Virus kills off much of the population. Karm, under the rule of King Hart, thrives behind a force field that keeps...

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