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Dec
19

Review: Black Spring by Christina Henry (Black Wings #7)

Review: Black Spring by Christina Henry (Black Wings #7) Black Spring (Black Wings #7) Christina Henry Published: Oct. 28, 2014 (Ace) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: Purchased Reviewed by: Krista Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it does reference events from previous books in the series. In my head the Black Wings books feel like a ‘new’ series even though we are now on book 7. It’s been...
Dec
17

Review: The Witches of Echo Park by Amber Benson (Witches of Echo Park #1)

Review: The Witches of Echo Park by Amber Benson (Witches of Echo Park #1) The Witches of Echo Park (The Witches of Echo Park #1) Amber Benson Published: Jan. 7, 2015 (Ace) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Lyse lost her parents at thirteen and went to live with her great aunt Eleanora. She grew up never knowing that Eleanora was a witch, much less that...
Dec
12

Review: Premonitions by Jamie Schultz (Arcane Underworld #1)

Review: Premonitions by Jamie Schultz (Arcane Underworld #1) Premonitions (Arcane Underworld #1) Jamie Schultz Published: July 1, 2014 (Roc) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amanda Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Two million dollars. That’s a lot of money to someone like Karyn Chance. It’s a lot of money for everyone else in her crew, too, which is the reason that, despite...
Dec
8

Vampire Book Club’s Best Books of 2014

Vampire Book Club’s Best Books of 2014 There were so many excellent books this year. Narrowing down my favorites alone was hard. Then I asked all the VBC reviewers to send me their top lists, too. (I’m pretty sure the ladies thought I was evil incarnate when I asked for just five favorite books for the year.) The best of the best rose quickly, though, as favorite titles appeared on our reviewers lists again and again. I cheered each time...
Dec
5

Review: Jinn and Juice by Nicole Peeler

Review: Jinn and Juice by Nicole Peeler Jinn and Juice (Jinn and Juice #1) Nicole Peeler Published: November 25, 2014 (Orbit) Purchase: Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Lyla was cursed to live as a jinn for a thousand years. If she’s unBound, she’ll become human again when the curse expires. She’s been hiding out in Pittsburgh, hoping to stay under the supernatural radar. Rivers in the human...
Nov
24

Early Dual Review: Black Widow by Jennifer Estep (Elemental Assassin #2)

Early Dual Review: Black Widow by Jennifer Estep (Elemental Assassin #2) Black Widow (Elemental Assassin #12) Jennifer Estep Published: November 25, 2014 (Pocket Books) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: Copies provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amanda and Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it may reference previous books in the series. If you haven’t started the Elemental Assassin...
Nov
19

Giveaway: Endsinger by Jay Kristoff

Giveaway: Endsinger by Jay Kristoff I was late to the party on Jay Kristoff’s Lotus War books. I started reading the first novel Stormdancer earlier this month, in fact. And seriously y’all should shame me for not reading these books sooner. So. Freaking. Good. The books are full of lyrical prose that weaves a stunning tapestry of worldbuilding mythology and engaging characters. I sank into these books and became utterly...
Nov
14

Review: Arcana by Jessica Leake

Review: Arcana by Jessica Leake Arcana Jessica Leake Published November 11, 2014 (Skyhorse) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: Provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amanda Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars It’s 1905 and Katherine Sinclair’s been forced by her father into the London Season. Upset he’s broken his promise to allow her to wait until she’s 19 to make her debut, she heads...
Nov
11

Review: The Seat of Magic by J. Kathleen Cheney (The Golden City #2)

Review: The Seat of Magic by J. Kathleen Cheney (The Golden City #2) The Seat of Magic (The Golden City #2) J. Kathleen Cheney Published: July 1, 2014 (Roc Trade) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference events in the first book. If you haven’t started this series yet check out VBC’s review of book 1, The Golden City. After solving the...
Nov
3

November 2014 New Releases: Jennifer Estep, Gena Showalter, Claudia Gray, Shiloh Walker & more

November 2014 New Releases: Jennifer Estep, Gena Showalter, Claudia Gray, Shiloh Walker & 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 November 2014. 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, SF is science...

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