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Jan
19

Review: Heartstone by Elle Katharine White

Review: Heartstone by Elle Katharine White Heartstone Elle Katharine White Published: January 17, 2017 (Harper Voyager) Purchase at: Amazon or Book Depository Review Source: Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for and honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Heartstone is a fantastical retelling of the classic Pride & Prejudice. Elle Katharine White’s version takes place in the land of Arle, most specifically, in Hart’s...
Jan
12

Review: Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles #2)

Review: Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (Kingmaker Chronicles #2) Breath of Fire (The Kingmaker Chronicles #2) Amanda Bouchet Published: Jan. 3, 2017 (Sourcebooks Casablanca) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will make reference to the previous book. If you haven’t started this series yet, check...
Jan
6

Early Review: Frostblood by Elly Blake (Frostblood Saga #1)

Early Review: Frostblood by Elly Blake (Frostblood Saga #1) Frostblood (Frostblood Saga #1) Elly Blake Published: Jan. 10, 2017 (Little, Brown) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Margaret  Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Ruby has spent her life hiding her fireblood powers from the ruling frostbloods who would see her dead or in prison. When she is finally discovered by the king’s soldiers, she thinks her life is over. Her mother...
Jan
5

Review: Forever Wilde by Jenn Stark (Immortal Vegas #6)

Review: Forever Wilde by Jenn Stark (Immortal Vegas #6) Forever Wilde (Immortal Vegas #6) Jenn Stark Published: Dec. 27, 2016 (Elewyn Publishing) Purchase: Amazon Review source: copy provided by the publisher in exchange for and honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free it does reference previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Getting Wilde. The end...
Jan
3

Release-Day Review: The Dead Seekers by Barb & J.C. Hendee (Dead Seekers #1)

Release-Day Review: The Dead Seekers by Barb & J.C. Hendee (Dead Seekers #1) The Dead Seekers (Dead Seekers #1) Barb & J.C. Hendee Published: Jan. 3, 2017 (Ace) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars After witnessing the death of her entire family at the age of ten, Mari has spent more than half her life hunting the entity/person responsible. Her search as led her...
Dec
22

ICYMI Joint Review: Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole (Arcana Chronicles #3)

ICYMI Joint Review: Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole (Arcana Chronicles #3) Note from VBC HQ: It’s Throwback Week at VBC, and we’re highlighting some of your favorite reviews from VBC. I’m particularly pleased that our review of Dead of Winter was one of the most-read reviews this year, because I clearly had THOUGHTS. But also, we generally just love all things Kresley Cole and most of the VBC staff is up-to-date (and obsessed) with the Arcana Chronicles series....
Dec
15

Review: Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan (Reign of Shadows #1)

Review: Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan (Reign of Shadows #1) Reign of Shadows (Reign of Shadows #1) Sophie Jordan Published: Feb. 9, 2016 (Harper Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Luna was born to the King and Queen of Relhok seventeen years ago. The exact same day, the same moment, that the darkness took over and the Dwellers emerged. Consequently a very enterprising (i.e. evil)...
Dec
12

Early Review: Moonshadow by Thea Harrison (Moonshadow #1)

Early Review: Moonshadow by Thea Harrison (Moonshadow #1) Moonshadow (Moonshadow #1) Thea Harrison Published: Dec. 13, 2016 (Teddy Harrison LLC) 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 Sophie Ross is on leave from her job as a magical consultant for the LAPD while she recovers from a shooting. So when she’s offered a chance to spend three...
Dec
6

Release-Day Review & Giveaway: A Season of Spells by Sylvia Izzo Hunter (Noctis Magicae #3)

Release-Day Review & Giveaway: A Season of Spells by Sylvia Izzo Hunter (Noctis Magicae #3) A Season of Spells (Noctis Magicae #3) Sylvia Izzo Hunter Published: Dec. 6, 2016 (Ace) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference previous events in the series. If you haven’t started the series yet check out VBC’s review of book...
Nov
29

Review: Howling at the Moon by Karen MacInerney (Tales of an Urban Werewolf #1)

Review: Howling at the Moon by Karen MacInerney (Tales of an Urban Werewolf #1) Howling at the Moon (Tales of an Urban Werewolf #1) Karen MacInerney Published: Feb. 26, 2008 (Ballantine Books) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased   Reviewed by: Jenn Rating (out of 5): 2 stars I love a good werewolf story. I love when an author gives me characters that I can sink my teeth into, so when Howling at the Moon popped up on my Kindle, I was excited to dig in. I wish...

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