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Aug
29

Review: Arcana Rising by Kresley Cole (Arcana Chronicles #5)

Review: Arcana Rising by Kresley Cole (Arcana Chronicles #5) Arcana Rising (Arcana Chronicles #4) Kresley Cole Published: Aug. 15, 2016 (Valkyrie Press) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: Purchased Reviewed by: Chelsea Rating (out of 5): 4.5 Stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it assumes you’re familiar with the characters and the story up to this point. If you haven’t dived into the Arcana Chronicles, we highly recommend...
Aug
23

Review: Angels’ Blood by Nalini Singh (Guild Hunter #1)

Review: Angels’ Blood by Nalini Singh (Guild Hunter #1) Angels’ Blood (Guild Hunter #1) Nailini Singh Published: March 3, 2009 (Berkley Sensation) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased  Reviewed by: Jannelle  Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Elena Deveraux is a vampire hunter in an alternate version of modern day New York City. Her job is to track and capture vampires that have attempted escape from their Archangel makers. In Singh’s world,...
Aug
2

Release-Day Review: A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker #1)

Release-Day Review: A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker #1) A Promise of Fire (The Kingmaker Chronicles #1) Amanda Bouchet Published: Aug. 2, 2016 (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): 5 stars Mix together all the things I love about high fantasy and paranormal romance, add in a sarcastic, reluctant heroine, a band of warriors on a...
Jun
17

Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2)

Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) Sarah J. Maas Published: May 3, 2016 (Bloomsbury USA Children’s) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased  Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free (sort of, see below), it will make reference to previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s...
Jun
14

Release-Day Review: Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #15)

Release-Day Review: Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh (Psy-Changeling #15) Allegiance of Honor (Psy-Changeling #15) Nalini Singh Published: June 14, 2016 (Berkley) 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 Note: While this review is spoiler free, it does reference events in previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book...
May
27

Alpha Showdown 2016 Round 5: Mercy Thompson vs. Merit

Alpha Showdown 2016 Round 5: Mercy Thompson vs. Merit The Alpha Showdown is underway, and already proving to be a good one. There’s stiff competition this year, just look at the bracket! It’s badass alpha woman against badass alpha woman in Alpha Showdown Round 5. Coyote shifter Mercy from Patricia Briggs’s books will take on vampire Merit from Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampires. Who will advance in the Alpha Showdown, though?...
May
25

Alpha Showdown 2016 Round 3: Adam Hauptman vs. Ethan Sullivan

Alpha Showdown 2016 Round 3: Adam Hauptman vs. Ethan Sullivan The Alpha Showdown is underway, and already proving to be a good one. There’s stiff competition this year, just look at the bracket! Once again, it’s coming down to werewolf versus vampire. This time we get long-time favorites Ethan Sullivan, from Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampires series, and Adam Hauptman, from Patricia Briggs’s Mercy Thompson series. There’s no question...
Apr
20

Waiting on Wednesday: Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh

Waiting on Wednesday: Allegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh I spent last week in Las Vegas for the RT Booklover’s Convention. It was wonderful to be surrounded by hundreds and hundreds of people who love genre fiction the way the team at VBC does. Authors and readers talking about what’s next in romance and urban fantasy. It’s not often enough I sit at a bar and fall into a debate about tropes, but it sure happens at RT. I’ll do a full...
Mar
11

Review: A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab (ADSOM #2)

Review: A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab (ADSOM #2) A Gathering of Shadows (A Darker Shade of Magic #2) V.E. Schwab Published: Feb. 23, 2016 (Tor) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free it will reference the previous book. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, A Darker Shade of Magic. It has been four months...
Mar
8

Roundtable Review: Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop (The Others #4)

Roundtable Review: Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop (The Others #4) Marked in Flesh (The Others #4) Anne Bishop Published: March 8, 2016 (Penguin/Roc) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copies provided by publisher in exchange for honest reviews Average rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free it will make reference to previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet (and you really should!), check out VBC’s...

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