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14

Review: Ninth City Burning by J. Patrick Black

Review: Ninth City Burning by J. Patrick Black Ninth City Burning J. Patrick Black Published: Sept. 6, 2016 (Roc) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Far, far in the distant future, after Earth suffered a harsh answer as to whether there was “life out there,” battles with the aliens have become regular, boring events. Until one...
Sep
12

Review: Necrotech by K.C. Alexander (SINless #1)

Review: Necrotech by K.C. Alexander (SINless #1) Necrotech (SINless #1) K.C. Alexander Published: Sept. 6, 2016 (Angry Robot) 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 In the world of Necrotech, everyone has nanos that allow them to survive the pollution and radiation in the city. When children are conceived, their nanos carve a SIN, a...
Sep
1

Sept. 2016 New Releases: Sarah J. Maas, Seanan McGuire, Kresley Cole, Ilona Andrews, Fran Wilde and more

Sept. 2016 New Releases: Sarah J. Maas, Seanan McGuire, Kresley Cole, Ilona Andrews, Fran Wilde and 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 September 2016. 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...
Jul
7

Review: The Interminables by Paige Orwin

Review: The Interminables by Paige Orwin The Interminables Paige Orwin Published: July 5, 2016 (Angry Robot) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars What if saving the world is dependent on an alcoholic, virtually immortal wizard with PTSD who “steals” time from other people, a skeletal concept of war (aka: ghost) with wings and...
Jul
1

July 2016 New Releases: Rachel Caine, Victoria Schwab, Christina Henry, Jennifer Estep, Gail Carriger and more

July 2016 New Releases: Rachel Caine, Victoria Schwab, Christina Henry, Jennifer Estep, Gail Carriger and 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 July 2016. 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 fiction, YA...
Jun
29

Waiting on Wednesday: Excerpt from J. Patrick Black’s Ninth City Burning

Waiting on Wednesday: Excerpt from J. Patrick Black’s Ninth City Burning Have you guys heard about J. Patrick Black’s upcoming novel Ninth City Burning? We read the blurb and immediately perked up. It kind of sounds like if Independence Day and Terminator 2 had a baby, only, you know, no time travel (as far as we know). The novel comes out on Sept. 6, 2016 (pre-order it), but we have an excerpt just for VBC readers. Read on for the official book blurb and excerpt from...
Jun
1

June 2016 New Releases: Nalini Singh, Lauren Dane, Darynda Jones, Kristen Callihan, Sherrilyn Kenyon and more

June 2016 New Releases: Nalini Singh, Lauren Dane, Darynda Jones, Kristen Callihan, Sherrilyn Kenyon and 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 June 2016. 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 fiction, YA...
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
12

Review: Chaos Choreography by Seanan McGuire (Incryptid #5)

Review: Chaos Choreography by Seanan McGuire (Incryptid #5) Chaos Choreography (Incryptid #5) Seanan McGuire Published: Mar. 1, 2016 (DAW) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Note: While 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 book 1, Discount Armageddon. When we met Verity Price in...
Apr
11

Review: Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley (Magonia #1)

Review: Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley (Magonia #1) Magonia (Magonia #1) Maria Dahvana Headley Published: April 28, 2015 (HarperCollins) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Aza Ray Boyle has been dying for as long as she can remember. Her life has been spent in and out of hospitals with doctors stumped as to what exactly is wrong with Aza. Basically, her lungs don’t work like they...

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