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Apr
24

It’s Official! The Alpha Showdown 2015 Bracket

It’s Official! The Alpha Showdown 2015 Bracket The fifth annual Alpha Showdown is slated to begin May 18. Are you ready? Your votes selected all 16 of our alphas, and we loved seeing new faces this year! We have fresh blood in the bracket this year including Kaleb (Nalini Singh), Mad Rogan (Ilona Andrews) and Celaena Sardothien (Sarah J. Maas) alongside long-time favorites like Ethan Sullivan (Chloe Neill), Jane Yellowrock (Faith Hunter) and Vlad...
Apr
21

Release-Day Review: Ashes by Sophie H. Morgan (Divided Kingdom #1)

Release-Day Review: Ashes by Sophie H. Morgan (Divided Kingdom #1) Ashes (The Divided Kingdom #1) Sophie H. Morgan Published: April 21, 2015 (Samhain) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by Amanda Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Once a princess, now the leader of a street gang, Ana uses her phoenix fire and lethal fighting skills to bring some sense of justice to the Maze. But she’s not...
Apr
20

Early Review: Cold Burn of Magic by Jennifer Estep (Black Blade #1)

Early Review: Cold Burn of Magic by Jennifer Estep (Black Blade #1) Cold Burn of Magic (Black Blade #1) Jennifer Estep Published: Apr. 28, 2015 (Kensington) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Seventeen-year-old Lila Merriweather lives in “the most magical place in America.” No not Disneyland. Cloudburst Falls, West Virginia. The town...
Apr
17

Giveaway: Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris

Giveaway: Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris The first week of May has long been my Charlaine Harris week. For years it was when I got my annual Sookie Stackhouse fix. (Okay, we all know I was there for Eric Northman, too.) After that series ended, I wondered what I would read that week. Luckily, Charlaine’s new Midnight, Texas series came around. Last year, we got our first taste of the quaint Texas town with more than its fair share of magic...
Apr
14

Review: The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

Review: The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury The Sin Eater’s Daughter (The Sin Eater’s Daughter #1) Melinda Salisbury Published: Oct. 6, 2014 (Scholastic Press) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Twylla has been blessed by the Gods, but with that blessing comes a high price. Her skin is infused with poison. While Twylla herself is immune to the poison, anyone who touches her will...
Apr
3

Review: Midnight’s Captive by Donna Grant (Dark Warriors #6)

Review: Midnight’s Captive by Donna Grant (Dark Warriors #6) Midnight’s Captive (Dark Warriors #6) Donna Grant Published: July 2, 2013 (St. Martin’s) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jill 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 this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book one Midnight’s Master....
Apr
2

Review: Raintree: Oracle by Linda Winstead Jones (Raintree #4)

Review: Raintree: Oracle by Linda Winstead Jones (Raintree #4) Raintree: Oracle (Raintree #4) Linda Winstead Jones Published: March 15, 2015 (Harlequin) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for and honest review Reviewed by: Jannelle Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Echo Raintree is an empath who suffers from prophetic visions of horrific disasters that will most likely come to pass. For years, Echo has fought against...
Mar
30

Early Review: The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston (Call of Crows #1)

Early Review: The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston (Call of Crows #1) The Unleashing (Call of Crows #1) Shelly Laurenston Published: March 31, 2015 (Kensington) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Krista Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars The first thing I have to say about Shelly Laurenston’s writing, whether under her name or her pen name of G.A. Aiken, is that it’s fun. No matter what...
Mar
27

Review: The Danger of Destiny by Leigh Evans (Mystwalker #4)

Review: The Danger of Destiny by Leigh Evans (Mystwalker #4) The Danger of Destiny (Mystwalker #4) Leigh Evans Published: March 3, 2015 (St. Martin’s Press) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Krista Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it does reference events from previous books. So it had been more than a year since I’ve delved into...
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 doors...

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