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May
30

Review: The Immortal Crown by Richelle Mead (Age of X #2)

Review: The Immortal Crown by Richelle Mead (Age of X #2) The Immortal Crown (The Age of X #2) Richelle Mead Published: May 27, 2014 (Dutton) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler-free, it will reference events from the first book in the series, Gameboard of the Gods (VBC review). Servitor Justin March and...
May
21

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 8: Acheron vs. Sabina Kane

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 8: Acheron vs. Sabina Kane Update: Sabina put up a good fight, but in the end Acheron took home the victory. He’ll advance in the Showdown. Round 8 of the Alpha Showdown is the first-timers’ round. If we hadn’t changed our rules this year—taking off the “published in…” limitation—these two wouldn’t have made the bracket. So we’re pleased we made the change, because your...
Sep
10

Review: Vampires Need Not…Apply? by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff (Accidentally Yours #4)

Review: Vampires Need Not…Apply? by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff (Accidentally Yours #4) Vampires Need Not…Apply? (Accidentally Yours #4) Mimi Jean Pamfiloff Published: Sept. 3, 2013 (Forever) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: Provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Candace Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Paranormal romance appeals because it brings the heat. The men are so hot, they smolder. The women soften up werewolves, vampires, warlocks,...
Jun
26

Review: Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead (Age of X #1)

Review: Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead (Age of X #1) Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X #1) Richelle Mead Published: June 4, 2013 (Dutton) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: Publisher provided copy in exchange for honest review Reviewed by: Chelsea Rating (out of 5): 2 stars Richelle Mead’s new adult series Age of X had significant potential, but unfortunately Gameboard of the Gods tries to do too much and the reader connection is lost...
Jun
25

Release-Day Review: Hunted by Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid #6)

Release-Day Review: Hunted by Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid #6) Hunted (The Iron Druid Chronicles #6) Kevin Hearne Published: June 25, 2013 (Del Rey) 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: If you haven’t read earlier books in the Iron Druid Chronicles, we highly recommend them. Start with Hounded. After his exploits in the last book, 2,000...
Jun
17

Early Review: Ink by Amanda Sun (Paper Gods #1)

Early Review: Ink by Amanda Sun (Paper Gods #1) Ink (Paper Gods #1) Amanda Sun Published: June 25, 2013 (Harlequin Teen) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: Provided by publisher Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Ink is Amanda Sun’s debut novel and the first in a new series. Katie Greene has been sent to live in Japan with her aunt after her mother’s untimely death a few months earlier. Dealing with the culture shock,...
Jan
4

Review: Heart of Atlantis by Alyssa Day (Warriors of Poseidon #8)

Review: Heart of Atlantis by Alyssa Day (Warriors of Poseidon #8) Heart of Atlantis (Warriors of Poseidon #8) Alyssa Day Published: Dec. 4, 2012 (Berkley) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Reviewed by: Candace Rating (out of 5): 4 stars “…See me for the heartless monster that I am, Quinn, and make no mistake that your safety is my only priority.” Sometimes an introduces a character early in a series, and then dangles them along to torture the hell out of...
Dec
21

Review: Marked by Elisabeth Naughton (Eternal Guardians #1)

Review: Marked by Elisabeth Naughton (Eternal Guardians #1) Marked (Eternal Guardians #1) Elisabeth Naughton Published: April 2010 (Love Spell) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars After finishing Fantasy Lover for this month’s VBC Group Read, Marked popped up on my Amazon recommended page. A series based around the descendants of the Argonauts, with smokin’ hot romance and more Greek mythology than you can...
Dec
19

Review: Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Dark-Hunter #0.5)

Review: Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Dark-Hunter #0.5) Fantasy Lover (Dark-Hunter #0.5) Sherrilyn Kenyon Published: 2002 (St. Martin’s) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Reviewed by: Chelsea Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Nothing like a Greek love slave to keep you up all night. Well, it didn’t go exactly like that, but I did read the entirety of Fantasy Lover in a single sitting in the wee hours of the night. So, we can pretend, yes? While Fantasy...
Jun
15

Review: Lethal Rider by Larissa Ione (Lords of Deliverance #3)

Review: Lethal Rider by Larissa Ione (Lords of Deliverance #3) Lethal Rider (Lords of Deliverance #3) Larissa Ione Published: May 22, 2012 (Grand Central) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Reviewed by: Candace Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Note: While this review contains no spoilers for Lethal Rider, it does reference events of earlier Lords of Deliverance novels. When you pick up Lethal Rider, be prepared to sacrifice several hours of your life. Short of a...

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