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Mar
24

Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab A Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic #1) V.E. Schwab Published: Feb. 24, 2015 (Tor) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Many, many years ago magic was a prevalent thing throughout the worlds. Those who carried magic within themselves could travel at will through the open...
Mar
19

Serial Review: The Golden Key Legacy by A.J. Nuest

Serial Review: The Golden Key Legacy by A.J. Nuest The Golden Key Legacy (A Furious Muse; The Sacrifice; A Wizard Rises; A Time of Reckoning) A.J. Nuest Published: March 5, 2015 (HarperImpulse) Purchase: Amazon Review source: copy of A Time of Reckoning provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review; previous books purchased Reviewed by: Amanda Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Note: The Golden Key Legacy is a series of novellas. Each part was...
Mar
16

Early Review: Prudence by Gail Carriger (The Custard Protocol #1)

Early Review: Prudence by Gail Carriger (The Custard Protocol #1) Prudence (The Custard Protocol #1) Gail Carriger Published: March 17, 2015 (Orbit) 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 When I found out there was to be a spin-off/sequel series to Gail Carriger’s truly brilliant Parasol Protectorate series (start with Soulless), I’m not going to...
Mar
11

Review: Pocket Apocalypse by Seanan McGuire (Incryptid #4)

Review: Pocket Apocalypse by Seanan McGuire (Incryptid #4) Pocket Apocalypse (Incryptid #4) Seanan McGuire Published: Mar. 3, 2015 (DAW) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Hear a clip from the audiobook Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books in the series. About a year has passed since the events...
Mar
2

March 2015 New Releases: J.R. Ward, Chloe Neill, Patricia Briggs, Anne Bishop, Molly Harper, Gail Carriger and more

March 2015 New Releases: J.R. Ward, Chloe Neill, Patricia Briggs, Anne Bishop, Molly Harper, Gail Carriger 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 February 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...
Feb
17

Welcome to Red London with V.E. Schwab

Welcome to Red London with V.E. Schwab Welcome to Red London, and the start of V.E. Schwab’s tour for A Darker Shade of Magic. Before we get to the good stuff—a quick question with the author and an excellent giveaway—I want to say VBC is super excited about this book. It’s got magic and smuggling and underhanded deeds and a protagonist we love. We’ll have a review later on (the novel releases Feb. 24), but just add this...
Feb
16

Review: Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear

Review: Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear Karen Memory Elizabeth Bear Published: Feb. 3, 2015 (Tor) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars “You ain’t gonna like what I have to tell you, but I’m gonna tell you anyway.” So begins Karen Memery’s (“like ‘memory’ only spelt with an e”) story about how she, and the rest of the “seamstresses” working for Madam...
Feb
13

Review: The Glittering World by Robert Levy

Review: The Glittering World by Robert Levy The Glittering World Robert Levy Published: Feb. 10, 2015 (Gallery Books) 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 The thing I love about fantasy is its ability to surprise. You think you know something, and then an author comes around and shakes his finger at you and says, huh-uh. Not so...
Feb
11

Review: Firefight by Brandon Sanderson (Reckoners #2)

Review: Firefight by Brandon Sanderson (Reckoners #2) Firefight (Reckoners #2) Brandon Sanderson Published: Jan. 6, 2015 (Delacorte Press) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Krista Rating (out of 5): 4 Stars Note: While 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 of Steelheart. At the end of Steelheart, David was able to kill...
Feb
10

Release-Day Review: The Diabolical Miss Hyde by Viola Carr (Electric Empire #1)

Release-Day Review: The Diabolical Miss Hyde by Viola Carr (Electric Empire #1) The Diabolical Miss Hyde (Electric Empire #1) Viola Carr Published: Feb. 10, 2015 (Harper Voyager) Purchase: Book Depository or AmazonReview Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Doctor Eliza Jekyll lives a rewarding, if sometimes lonely, life. She is a crime scene investigator who uses not only her intelligence, wit, and education...

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