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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...
Sep
21

Fran Wilde: Looking at Things Upside-Down (+ Giveaway)

Fran Wilde: Looking at Things Upside-Down (+ Giveaway) From Chelsea/VBC: Today we have author Fran Wilde on the blog. Her new novel Updraft is a refreshing read with touches of sci-fi and fantasy and steampunk, and basically VBC thinks you’ll dig it big time. You should probably buy a copy today, but in the meantime we have Fran here to talk about looking at things from a new perspective. Be sure to read to the end for your chance to win a copy of...
Sep
16

Review: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (Broken Earth #1)

Review: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (Broken Earth #1) The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) N.K. Jemisin Published: Aug. 4, 2015 (Orbit) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Jannelle Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars The Fifth Season is a story about just that: a fifth season. In a world seemingly like our own but most definitely not, there is an ever-changing landscape...
Sep
1

Release-Day Review: The Drafter by Kim Harrison (Peri Reed #1)

Release-Day Review: The Drafter by Kim Harrison (Peri Reed #1) The Drafter (The Peri Reed Chronicles #1) Kim Harrison Published: Sept. 1, 2015 (Gallery) 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 Peri Reed is a drafter, someone with a rare psychic ability to go back a short amount of time and revise events. When she drafts, Peri doesn’t consciously...
Aug
14

Review: Resonance by Erica O’Rourke (Dissonance #2)

Review: Resonance by Erica O’Rourke (Dissonance #2) Resonance (Dissonance #2) Erica O’Rourke Published: July 21, 2015 (Simon & Schuster) Purchase: Book Depository or AmazonReview 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 events from the previous book in the series. If you haven’t started yet, check out VBC’s review of book...
Aug
3

August 2015 New Releases: Chloe Neill, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kelley Armstrong, Amanda Ashley, Ann Aguirre & more

August 2015 New Releases: Chloe Neill, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kelley Armstrong, Amanda Ashley, Ann Aguirre & 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 August 2015. 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...
Jul
23

Giveaway: Signed Copy of Under My Skin by Shawntelle Madison

Giveaway: Signed Copy of Under My Skin by Shawntelle Madison As we edge toward the end of July, I’m eager for new, fresh reads. Also, I’ve been sick this month, and for some reason that always puts me in a bit of a reading funk. My tastes change and I want something entirely different. I flit from genre to genre when I’m feverish, apparently. In the event the general sweltering-ness of summer has you craving a refreshing read, I snagged a little...
Jul
15

Review: Shades of Treason by Sandy Williams (Anomaly #1)

Review: Shades of Treason by Sandy Williams (Anomaly #1) Shades of Treason (Anomaly #1) Sandy Williams Published: July 1, 2015 (Brimfire) Purchase: Amazon Review Source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Lieutenant Ramie “Ash” Ashdyn is part of a select group of individuals known as anomalies. They are stronger, faster, and smarter than your average person. They are ingrained with the need to uphold the ideologies of The Coalition above all...
Jul
8

Review: Final Protocol by J.C. Daniels

Review: Final Protocol by J.C. Daniels Final Protocol J.C. Daniels Published: July 7, 2015 (Samhain) Purchase: Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Her name is Silence. As far as she knows her past only extends back ten years. Before that, she only vaguely remembers bits and pieces. She knows she was once free and now she’s a killer. Sent out on missions...

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