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Oct
28

Early Review: The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa (Call of the Forgotten #2)

Early Review: The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa (Call of the Forgotten #2) The Iron Traitor (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #2) Julie Kagawa Published: Oct. 29, 2012 (Harlequin Teen) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: Copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Chelsea Rating (out of 5): 4 stars One of the things I loved most about Julie Kagawa’s original Iron Fey trilogy was the way she transported us to another world...
May
3

VBC Roundtable Review: The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa (Blood of Eden #2)

VBC Roundtable Review: The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa (Blood of Eden #2) As our first roundtable review was so much fun, we’re doing it again. Earlier this week, Julie Kagawa’s second Blood of Eden novel released and nearly everyone at VBC jumped on it. Some of us adored the novel, others had a harder time. Find out who loved it, who didn’t and add your thoughts in the comments at the end. The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2) Julie Kagawa Published: April 30,...
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 adult....
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 young adult....
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 from...
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...

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