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May
21

Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) Sarah J. Maas Published: May 5, 2015 (Bloomsbury) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars A Court of Thorns and Roses is the first in a new series from Sarah J. Maas, author of the Throne of Glass books (if you haven’t read those, highly highly recommend them—highly). A new...
May
21

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 4: Slade vs. Gin Blanco

Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 4: Slade vs. Gin Blanco This year brought the fresh meat to the Alpha Showdown. We had some first timers battle one another in Round 1, but this time out we have a newbie taking on a veteran. The vampire Slade from Teresa Gabelman’s The Protectors series is new to VBC, but his fans came out big time in the nomination rounds. Can this vampire take on one of our favorite assassins? Gin Blanco is a certified badass, and she...
May
15

Review: The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows (Orphan Queen #1)

Review: The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows (Orphan Queen #1) The Orphan Queen (Orphan Queen #1) Jodi Meadows Published: March 10, 2015 (Katherine Tegen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Krista Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Ten years ago the Indigo Kingdom conquered the kingdom of Aecor. In one bloody night they killed the royal family and outlawed magic. Magic and its toxic byproduct Wraith is slowing creeping upon all the...
May
11

Stacey Kennedy on Witches Be Burned + Exclusive Excerpt

Stacey Kennedy on Witches Be Burned + Exclusive Excerpt From Chelsea/VBC: Magic and warriors are hitting all the right buttons with the VBC team lately. So I’m pleased to have Stacey Kennedy on the site today. Her second book in her Magic and Mayhem series Witches Be Burned releases on May 19, and it looks super good. We managed to snag an exclusive excerpt of the book just for you guys, and peek at the end of the post for a giveaway, too. Thank you so much...
May
5

Release-Day Review: Day Shift by Charlaine Harris (Midnight, Texas #2)

Release-Day Review: Day Shift by Charlaine Harris (Midnight, Texas #2) Day Shift (Midnight, Texas #2) Charlaine Harris Published: May 5, 2015 (Ace) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Review by: Chelsea Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: This review will be spoiler-free, but will assume you’re familiar with the characters in the Midnight, Texas series. If you haven’t started, we suggest...
Apr
27

Early Review: Rook by Sharon Cameron

Early Review: Rook by Sharon Cameron Rook Sharon Cameron Published: April 28, 2015 (Scholastic) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars After the Great Death occurred in the Time Before and the use of technology was outlawed and punishable by death, the Red Rook becomes a form of salvation for those awaiting their turn under...
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...

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