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Jun
30

Review: Forevermore by Kristen Callihan (Darkest London #7)

Review: Forevermore by Kristen Callihan (Darkest London #7) Forevermore (Darkest London #7) Kristen Callihan Published: June 28, 2016 (Forever) 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 this 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...
Jun
16

Review: The Transatlantic Conspiracy by G.D. Falksen

Review: The Transatlantic Conspiracy by G.D. Falksen The Transatlantic Conspiracy G.D. Falksen Published: June 14, 2016 (Soho Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 2.5 stars 17-year-old Rosalind has been in Europe, staying with her friend, when she is called back home to America by her father. Even worse, she is expected to be the figurehead...
Feb
9

Release-Day Review: These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker & Kelly Zekas

Release-Day Review: These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker & Kelly Zekas These Vicious Masks (These Vicious Masks #1) Tarun Shanker & Kelly Zekas Published: Feb. 9, 2016 (Swoon Reads) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars This season, Evelyn Wyndham’s biggest concern is how many suitors she’ll have to stave off after her mother gets to meddling. When her...
Dec
25

25 Days of Book Boyfriends: Rhys (aka The Iron Duke)

25 Days of Book Boyfriends: Rhys (aka The Iron Duke) A couple weeks ago I joked on Twitter that I was in need of a book boyfriend Advent calendar. There was quite a bit of “yes, please!” from others, but no one could find a good one. Clearly, this was up to me. So, to make the chaotic holiday season a little more fun and a lot more sexy, we’re going to feature a book boyfriend every day for the next 25 days. That’s right. Welcome to...
Dec
7

Review: Clockwork Samurai by Jeannie Lin (Gunpowder Chronicles #2)

Review: Clockwork Samurai by Jeannie Lin (Gunpowder Chronicles #2) Clockwork Samurai (Gunpowder Chronicles #2) Jeannie Lin Published: Dec. 1, 2015 (InterMix) 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. Clockwork Samurai picks up about a year after the end of Gunpowder Alchemy. Jin...
Nov
9

Review: The Devious Dr. Jekyll by Viola Carr (Electric Empire #2)

Review: The Devious Dr. Jekyll by Viola Carr (Electric Empire #2) The Devious Dr. Jekyll (Electric Empire #2) Viola Carr Published: Oct. 27, 2015 (Harper Voyager) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference events from the previous book. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, The Diabolical Miss Hyde....
Sep
28

Early Review: The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher (Cinder Spires #1)

Early Review: The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher (Cinder Spires #1) The Aeronaut’s Windlass (The Cinder Spires #1) Jim Butcher Published: Sept. 29, 2015 (Roc) 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 Aeronaut’s Windlass tells the story of a disgraced airship captain, three teenaged cadets, a madman and his apprentice, and a cat, who try to save their...
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
2

Review: Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho (Sorcerer Royal #1)

Review: Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho (Sorcerer Royal #1) Sorcerer to the Crown (Sorcerer Royal #1) Zen Cho Published: Sept. 1, 2015 (Ace) 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 Zacharias Wythe, freed slave and magical scholar, has never been well liked by his colleagues in the Royal Society for Unnatural Philosophy. When he becomes Sorcerer...
Aug
19

Review: Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendon (Rebel Mechanics #1)

Review: Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendon (Rebel Mechanics #1) Rebel Mechanics (Rebel Mechanics #1) Shanna Swendson Published: July 14, 2015 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: library Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Rebel Mechanics is set in New York City in an alternate nineteenth century in which America is still a British colony. The English aristocracy quashed the 1776 rebellion with their magic and...

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