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Apr
22

Review: The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M.J. Rose

Review: The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M.J. Rose The Witch of Painted Sorrows (The Daughters of La Lune #1) M.J. Rose Published: March 17, 2016 (Atria Books) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jannelle Rating (out of 5): 3 stars When we meet Sandrine Salome, she is running away from her home and husband in New York to the safe haven her grandmother can potentially provide in Paris, France, in the 1890’s. When she...
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...
Apr
15

Review: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (Every Heart a Doorway #1)

Review: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (Every Heart a Doorway #1) Every Heart a Doorway (Every Heart a Doorway #1) Seanan McGuire Published: April 5, 2016 (Tor) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased  Reviewed by: Amy  Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Do you ever wonder what happens to those children that return from the wardrobe, rabbit hole, portal, doorway, etc.? For those that don’t really want to come back—for whom the real world is no longer...
Apr
14

Review: Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan

Review: Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan Tell the Wind and Fire Sarah Rees Brennan Published: April 5, 2016 (Clarion Books) 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 Two years ago Lucie Manette very publicly saved her father’s life and fled Dark New York for the Light. Now she goes to an exclusive school, has a boyfriend whose family...
Apr
5

Release-Day Review: Shadow Rites by Faith Hunter (Jane Yellowrock #10)

Release-Day Review: Shadow Rites by Faith Hunter (Jane Yellowrock #10) Shadow Rites (Jane Yellowrock #10) Faith Hunter Published: Apr. 5, 2016 (Roc) 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 stars  Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of...
Mar
23

Lia Davis’s Sunstone’s Fire Excerpt and Giveaway

Lia Davis’s Sunstone’s Fire Excerpt and Giveaway Lia Davis is launching a new paranormal romance series on April 8, and we’ve snagged an exclusive taste. Sunstone’s Fire is the first in her new Cursed in Stone series (pre-order it). We’ve got a witch trying to avoid her fate (and fighting her magic side), a hero seeking solace, and a curse trying to drive them apart. Serious chemistry beats curses every day, though, and an HEA is in...
Mar
18

Review: A Little Night Magic by Lucy March (Nodaway Falls #1)

Review: A Little Night Magic by Lucy March (Nodaway Falls #1) A Little Night Magic (Nodaway Falls #1) Lucy March Published: Jan. 31, 2012 (St. Martin’s Griffin) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jannelle Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Liv is a small-town girl working at the unchanged local diner in Nodaway Falls and hanging out with the same friends she’s known her entire life. Recently, Liv acted on her long-felt attraction...
Mar
17

Review: The Rook by Daniel O’Malley (Checquy Files #1)

Review: The Rook by Daniel O’Malley (Checquy Files #1) The Rook (Checquy Files #1) Daniel O’Malley Published: Jan. 11, 2012 (Little, Brown and Company) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: library Reviewed by: Amanda Rating (out of 5): 4 stars One evening, Myfanwy (that’s Miff-un-ee to you, and yes, she knows she’s pronouncing it wrong) finds herself in the middle of a park, drenched to the bone, with no memory of who she is. When she goes...
Mar
15

Review: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard (Witchlands #1)

Review: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard (Witchlands #1) Truthwitch (Witchlands #1) Susan Dennard Published: Jan. 5, 2016 (Tor Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Krista Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Safiya Fon Hasstrel is a young noblewoman who has been training and studying for years under the direction of her uncle and select tutors. Unbeknownst to the Emperor, she has not been learning to be a proper noblewoman;...
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...

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