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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...
Apr
4

Early Review: The Demonists by Thomas E. Sniegoski (Demonist #1)

Early Review: The Demonists by Thomas E. Sniegoski (Demonist #1) The Demonists (Demonist #1) Thomas E. Sniegoski Published: April 5, 2016 (Roc) 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 John Fogg has long believed in the paranormal. He’s made a fine job of learning about and seeking out the things that go bump in the night. When he meets Theodora Knight, a...
Mar
31

Early Review: Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs

Early Review: Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs Future Shock Elizabeth Briggs Published: April 5, 2016 (Albert Whitman & Company) 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 Elena will be eighteen in two months. She’s about to age out of the system and will be forced to leave her foster parents’ house. With no job, and the prospects looking...
Mar
21

Review: Dissension by Stacey Berg (Echo Hunter 367 #1)

Review: Dissension by Stacey Berg (Echo Hunter 367 #1) Dissension (Echo Hunter 367 #1) Stacey Berg Published: March 15, 2016 (Harper Voyager Impulse) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amanda Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Four hundred years ago, civilization as we know it ended, and the only thing propping up what’s left of humanity is the Church. Those left in the city...
Mar
9

Review: The Cold Between by Elizabeth Bonesteel (Central Corps #1)

Review: The Cold Between by Elizabeth Bonesteel (Central Corps #1) The Cold Between (Central Corps #1) Elizabeth Bonesteel Published: March 8, 2016 (Harper Voyager) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amanda Rating (out of 5 stars): 4 stars Decades ago, the Central Corps ship Phoenix exploded near an innocuous wormhole, killing everyone on board. Fast-forward to the present, and...
Feb
29

March 2016 New Releases: Anne Bishop, Patricia Briggs, Chloe Neill, Melissa Marr, Christine Feehan & more

March 2016 New Releases: Anne Bishop, Patricia Briggs, Chloe Neill, Melissa Marr, Christine Feehan & 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 March 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...
Jan
15

Early Review: The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie

Early Review: The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie The Abyss Surrounds Us (The Abyss Surrounds Us #1) Emily Skrutskie Published: Feb. 8, 2016 (Flux) 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 The Abyss Surrounds Us is a truly original take on the pirate story! It’s a contemporary, though alternate, world filled with diverse...
Oct
19

Review: Vicious by V.E. Schwab (Vicious #1)

Review: Vicious by V.E. Schwab (Vicious #1) Vicious (Vicious #1) V.E. Schwab Published: Sept. 24, 2013 (Tor Books) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars V.E. Schwab immediately caught my interest after reading A Darker Shade of Magic earlier this year. In that regard it was only a matter of time before I got around to reading Vicious. Upon finishing, I acknowledge that V.E. Schwab...

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