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May
21

Review: The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

Review: The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw The Wicked Deep Shea Ernshaw Published: March 6, 2018 (Simon Pulse) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars 17-year-old Penny has never really fit in. She’s not part of the “cool” crowd, and she lives with her mother on an island just off the town of Sparrow. Her mother used to read tea...
Mar
19

Review: The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton

Review: The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton The Price Guide to the Occult Leslye Walton Published: March 13, 2018 (Candlewick) 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 Generations ago, Rona Blackburn landed on Anathema Island and was henceforth shunned by the original eight settlers. When Rona finds herself pregnant, the settlers’...
Sep
21

Review: Murder, Magic, and What We Wore by Kelly Jones

Review: Murder, Magic, and What We Wore by Kelly Jones Murder, Magic, and What We Wore Kelly Jones Published: Sept. 19, 2017 (Knopf Books for Young Readers) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Annis Whitworth’s father is dead. Her mother has been gone for years, and her father traveled a lot. It is on one of these trips that he dies under...
Aug
29

Review: How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather (How to Hang a Witch #1)

Review: How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather (How to Hang a Witch #1) How to Hang a Witch (How to Hang a Witch #1) Adriana Mather Published: July 23, 2016 (Knopf Books for Young Readers) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Samantha (Sam) Mather is moving to Salem, Massachusetts. Not willingly, mind you. Her father is in a coma, and her stepmother insist they sell their home in New York to be able to pay...
Jul
18

Review: Wicked Kiss by Rebecca Zanetti (Realm Enforcers #4)

Review: Wicked Kiss by Rebecca Zanetti (Realm Enforcers #4) Wicked Kiss (Realm Enforcers #4) Rebecca Zanetti Published: July 4, 2017 (Kensington) 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 Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference previous events in the series. After the condemnation of his brothers Kellach and Daire, and their...
May
11

Review: Blood Kissed by Keri Arthur (Lizzy Grace #1)

Review: Blood Kissed by Keri Arthur (Lizzy Grace #1) Blood Kissed (Lizzy Grace #1) Keri Arthur Published: May 9, 2017 (Keri Arthur) Purchase: Amazon Review source: purchased  Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Lizzie Grace is the black sheep of a blueblood witch family. She fled her family and the witch establishment at sixteen after her younger sister’s death. Most of the time she denies having any magic abilities at all, claiming to simply...
Apr
14

Review: Firewalker by Josephine Angelini (Worldwalker #2)

Review: Firewalker by Josephine Angelini (Worldwalker #2) Firewalker (Worldwalker #2) Josephine Angelini Published: Sept. 1, 2015 (Feiwel & Friends) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased   Reviewed by: Jenn Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference the previous book. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Trial by Fire. Starting off where book...
Mar
20

Review: Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini (Worldwalker #1)

Review: Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini (Worldwalker #1) Trial by Fire (Worldwalker #1) Josephine Angelini Published: Sept. 2, 2014 (Feiwel & Friends) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jenn Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Lily Proctor is sick. Not just cough-and-sneeze sick, but she-might-die sick. She’s allergic to everything, suffers from seizures, and can’t do anything fun because she lives in fear. When her BFF Tristan,...
Oct
6

Review: Black Magic Bayou by Sierra Dean (Genie McQueen #2)

Review: Black Magic Bayou by Sierra Dean (Genie McQueen #2) Black Magic Bayou (Genie McQueen #2) Sierra Dean Published: Oct. 5, 2016 (Sierra Dean) Purchase: Amazon Review source: copy provided by author 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 previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Bayou Blues. It’s been a few...
Jun
20

Release-Day Review: Moonstruck by Lauren Dane (Diablo Lake #1)

Release-Day Review: Moonstruck by Lauren Dane (Diablo Lake #1) Moonstruck (Diablo Lake #1) Lauren Dane Published: June 20, 2016 (Carina Press) Purchase: Amazon Review Source: Copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Chelsea Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars I’m an unabashed Lauren Dane fan and have been auto-buying her contemporary romances for a long time, but I always love it most when she visits the paranormal side. (I absolutely...

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