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Feb
16

Review: Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear

Review: Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear Karen Memory Elizabeth Bear Published: Feb. 3, 2015 (Tor) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars “You ain’t gonna like what I have to tell you, but I’m gonna tell you anyway.” So begins Karen Memery’s (“like ‘memory’ only spelt with an e”) story about how she, and the rest of the “seamstresses” working for Madam...
Feb
10

Release-Day Review: The Diabolical Miss Hyde by Viola Carr (Electric Empire #1)

Release-Day Review: The Diabolical Miss Hyde by Viola Carr (Electric Empire #1) The Diabolical Miss Hyde (Electric Empire #1) Viola Carr Published: Feb. 10, 2015 (Harper Voyager) Purchase: Book Depository or AmazonReview Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Doctor Eliza Jekyll lives a rewarding, if sometimes lonely, life. She is a crime scene investigator who uses not only her intelligence, wit, and education...
Feb
2

February 2015 New Releases: Richelle Mead, Jaye Wells, Kristen Callihan, Chloe Neill, Jennifer Ashley & more

February 2015 New Releases: Richelle Mead, Jaye Wells, Kristen Callihan, Chloe Neill, Jennifer Ashley & 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 February 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...
Jan
28

Review: Transmuted by Karina Cooper (St. Croix Chronicles #6)

Review: Transmuted by Karina Cooper (St. Croix Chronicles #6) Transmuted (The St. Croix Chronicles #6) Karina Cooper Published: Jan. 27, 2015 (Carina Press) Purchase: 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 in the series. If you haven’t started yet, check out VBC’s review of...
Nov
19

Giveaway: Endsinger by Jay Kristoff

Giveaway: Endsinger by Jay Kristoff I was late to the party on Jay Kristoff’s Lotus War books. I started reading the first novel Stormdancer earlier this month, in fact. And seriously y’all should shame me for not reading these books sooner. So. Freaking. Good. The books are full of lyrical prose that weaves a stunning tapestry of worldbuilding mythology and engaging characters. I sank into these books and became utterly...
Nov
3

November 2014 New Releases: Jennifer Estep, Gena Showalter, Claudia Gray, Shiloh Walker & more

November 2014 New Releases: Jennifer Estep, Gena Showalter, Claudia Gray, Shiloh Walker & 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 November 2014. 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...
Oct
6

Review: The Clockwork Dagger by Beth Cato

Review: The Clockwork Dagger by Beth Cato The Clockwork Dagger Beth Cato Published: Sept. 16, 2014 (Harper Voyager) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: library Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Octavia Leander is a medician, a magical healer, traveling from her training academy to her new job in a faraway town aboard the airship Argus. During the recent war, she, somewhat unknowingly, made a name for herself healing...
Sep
24

Review: Evernight by Kristen Callihan (Darkest London #5)

Review: Evernight by Kristen Callihan (Darkest London #5) Evernight (Darkest London #5) Kristen Callihan Published: Sept 2, 2014 (Forever) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: library Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: While review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books in the series.If you haven’t started yet, check out VBC’s review of Firelight. Holly Evernight and Will Thorne met in the...
Sep
23

Review: A Vault of Sins by Sarah Harian (Chaos Theory #2)

Review: A Vault of Sins by Sarah Harian (Chaos Theory #2) A Vault of Sins (Chaos Theory #2) Sarah Harian Published: Sept. 16, 2014 (Intermix) Purchase: Amazon Review source: copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amanda Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While this review is spoiler free, it does reference the previous book in the series. If you haven’t started yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, The Wicked We...
Aug
20

Review: Engraved by Karina Cooper (St. Croix Chronicles #5)

Review: Engraved by Karina Cooper (St. Croix Chronicles #5) Engraved (St. Croix Chronicles #5) Karina Cooper Published: Aug. 11, 2014 (Carina Press) Purchase: Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: While review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books in the series. Cherry St. Croix fled London—having lost her home, her husband and her best...

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