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Aug
10

Review: The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland

Review: The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland Published: July 13, 2017 (William Morrow) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 2 stars  D.O.D.O. The Department of Diachronic Operations. A sort of black ops department that figures out how and why magic disappeared from our world, and then works out how to make magic work again....
Aug
2

Review: Raid by K.S. Merbeth

Review: Raid by K.S. Merbeth Raid K.S. Merbeth Published: Jul. 25, 2017 (Orbit) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Clementine is a bounty hunter in the post-apocalyptic land known as the wastes. It’s a desert landscape dotted with small, ramshackle villages that survive on scavenged bottled water and canned...
Aug
1

August 2017 New Releases: NK Jemisin, Kate Baxter, Beth Cato, Leigh Bardugo, Sherrilyn Kenyon and more

August 2017 New Releases: NK Jemisin, Kate Baxter, Beth Cato, Leigh Bardugo, 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 August 2017. 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,...
Jul
13

Review: The End of Ordinary by Edward Ashton

Review: The End of Ordinary by Edward Ashton The End of Ordinary Edward Ashton Published: June 20, 2017 (Harper Voyager Impulse) Purchase: Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Humanity. Not generally so good at the “can’t we all just get along” concept. Find a difference, make it bigger, and BOOM! Torment, cruelty, and sometimes, war. The End of Ordinary takes...
Jul
6

July 2017 New Releases: Rachel Caine, Kevin Hearne, Ilona Andrews, Molly Harper, MJ Rose, Thea Harrison & more

July 2017 New Releases: Rachel Caine, Kevin Hearne, Ilona Andrews, Molly Harper, MJ Rose, Thea Harrison & 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 2017. 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

Review: Anomaly by Tonya Kuper (Schrodinger’s Consortium #1)

Review: Anomaly by Tonya Kuper (Schrodinger’s Consortium #1) Anomaly (Schrodinger’s Consortium #1) Tonya Kuper Published: Nov. 25, 2014 (Entangled Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Kris Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Josie’s 17th birthday is not off to a great start. Her boyfriend breaks up with her, her dad is still playing absentee father, and the new kid at school brings on the strangest headache. Quickly, Josie...
Jun
19

Early Review: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss

Early Review: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter Theodora Goss Published: June 20, 2017 (Saga Press) 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 The recent death of her mother, after the death of her father fourteen year earlier, leaves Mary Jekyll in dire straits. With little money remaining and...
Jun
14

Review: Cormorant Run by Lilith Saintcrow

Review: Cormorant Run by Lilith Saintcrow Cormorant Run Lilith Saintcrow Published: June 13, 2017 (Orbit) 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 No one really knows what precipitated The Event. Aliens? Trans-dimensional rift? All that is clear is one day The Event happened, and it opened up Rifts in various parts of the world....
Apr
21

Review: The Edge of the Abyss by Emily Skrutskie (The Abyss Surrounds Us #2)

Review: The Edge of the Abyss by Emily Skrutskie (The Abyss Surrounds Us #2) The Edge of the Abyss (The Abyss Surrounds Us #2) Emily Skrutskie Published: Apr. 18, 2017 (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 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...
Apr
10

Review: Phantom Pains by Mishell Baker (Arcadia Project #2)

Review: Phantom Pains by Mishell Baker (Arcadia Project #2) Phantom Pains (Arcadia Project #2) Mishell Baker Published: March 21, 2017 (Saga Press) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: purchased  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Note: While this review will spoiler free, it may reference the previous book. Still trying to recover from the events of four months ago, Millie has left the Arcadia Project and found a job on the same television...

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