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Apr
18

Book Bits: Richelle Mead, Lynsay Sands, Andrea Cremer & Julie Kagawa

Book Bits: Richelle Mead, Lynsay Sands, Andrea Cremer & Julie Kagawa Surprises are coming here at VBC. I have some new things in the works as we approach Alpha Showdown 2013 and come up on our three-year anniversary (when did that happen?). I hope you guys are enjoying the new voices here at VBC. We’re going to try to work in more backlist titles (as in books that have been out for a while). As always, if you have suggestions, let me know. You Could Be Reading New...
Apr
1

April Releases: Rachel Vincent, Julie Kagawa, Thea Harrison, Amanda Carlson, Karina Cooper & more

April Releases: Rachel Vincent, Julie Kagawa, Thea Harrison, Amanda Carlson, Karina Cooper & 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 April 2013. 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 and YA is young...
Jan
8

Top 10 Most Popular VBC Reviews

Top 10 Most Popular VBC Reviews I’ve had a higher-than-usual number of book recommendation requests on the VBC Facebook page and via Twitter of late. While I can, of course, just point you to the recommendations section, I decided to take a look at the most popular reviews here at VBC. Consider this post your quick access to the books reviews VBC readers found helpful. TOP 10 MOST POPULAR VBC REVIEWS Dead Reckoning by Charlaine...
Jan
2

January Releases: Kim Harrison, Yasmine Galenorn, Andrea Cremer, Beth Revis & more

January Releases: Kim Harrison, Yasmine Galenorn, Andrea Cremer, Beth Revis & 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 January 2013. 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 and YA is...
Dec
28

Review: The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa (Call of the Forgotten #1)

Review: The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa (Call of the Forgotten #1) The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1) Julie Kagawa Published: Oct. 23, 2012 (Harlequin Teen) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Reviewed by: Chelsea Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While there are no spoilers for this novel, this review does mention key points from other Iron Fey novels. I think I may have to admit to being a bit of a Julie Kagawa fangirl. I have yet to find a book...
Nov
21

Vampire Book Club’s Best Books of 2012

Vampire Book Club’s Best Books of 2012 We’re doing things slightly differently this year. This is the first year where we have associate reviewers at VBC. As such, it didn’t feel quite right to only include my top 10. So, you’ll find my 10 picks for the absolute best books of 2012 and below that a top 5 list from Jo and Candace, respectively. Plus, of course, we have your winner for the reader’s choice best book. (See the Best Of lists...
Oct
23

Giveaway: The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa

Giveaway: The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa Remember how much I loved the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa? Sure you do. It’s the source of the Hot Boy With Sword tag on other posts. While Meghan Chase’s journey ended with The Iron Queen. And Prince Ash’s story with The Iron Knight. There’s a new story to tell, that of Meghan’s half-brother Ethan. He’s grown up and now entangled in fey problems. The first book in...
Aug
29

Palate cleanser, anyone?

Palate cleanser, anyone? As an avid reader, I’ve been known to fall into a reading rut every now and then. Sometimes a great new book (hint hint) will put me back into book-devour mode. But it isn’t always about a rut. There are times when I find myself reading several books in a row with similar tone (dark, dark, dark) or with so much sexy I stop blushing when hitting something really graphic. When those things...
Jul
26

Book Bits: Angie Fox, Dani Worth, Julie Kagawa, Group Read Poll and more

Book Bits: Angie Fox, Dani Worth, Julie Kagawa, Group Read Poll and more Oh, readers, I’m gearing up for the Authors After Dark convention in New Orleans in a couple weeks. If you’re going, make sure to tweet me — @ChelseaVBC — to meet up. I’ll be attending with my real-life bestie Kristin from My Bookish Ways. Also, the August group read poll is at the end of this post… so make sure to read the whole thing. Cover Reveal for Immortally...
Jun
28

Book Bits: Julie Kagawa, Devon Monk, Meljean Brook, Brenna Yovanoff

Book Bits: Julie Kagawa, Devon Monk, Meljean Brook, Brenna Yovanoff First, a huge thank you to everyone who donated, bid or spread the word about the Books Fighting Cancer charity auctions. Based on the receipts emailed to me (and I know many of you donated directly) and the Amazon commissions, the Books Fighting Cancer event raised $4,817 for the Barrow Neurological Institute and brain cancer research. Amazing. I was floored by the generosity and kindness of VBC readers...

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