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Jul
10

Review: The Magicians by Lev Grossman (The Magicians #1)

Review: The Magicians by Lev Grossman (The Magicians #1) The Magicians (The Magicians #1) Lev Grossman Published: August 11, 2009 (Viking) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Quentin Coldwater is a brilliant soon-to-be high school graduate and he’s exceedingly unhappy with his life. Ideally, he would be able to live in Fillory, the fantasy world of his favorite books. Fillory is a place very...
Jul
9

Review: The Wizard King by Dana Marie Bell (Heart’s Desire #3)

Review: The Wizard King by Dana Marie Bell (Heart’s Desire #3) The Wizard King (Heart’s Desire #3) Dana Marie Bell Published: June 17, 2014 (Samhain) Purchase: Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amanda Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While this review is spoiler-free, it does assume you’ve read the other books in the series. Gareth Beckett’s about to be crowned king of the wizards, and he could care less. All he wants is for his mate to come home, but...
Aug
13

Release-Day Review: Elysian Fields by Suzanne Johnson (Sentinels of New Orleans #3)

Release-Day Review: Elysian Fields by Suzanne Johnson (Sentinels of New Orleans #3) Elysian Fields (Sentinels of New Orleans #3) Suzanne Johnson Published: Aug. 13, 2013 (Tor) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: Copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it may contain spoilers for previous books in the series. Check out our reviews of the first two books Royal...
Aug
9

Review: Shadow of the Wolf by Dana Marie Bell (Heart’s Desire #1)

Review: Shadow of the Wolf by Dana Marie Bell (Heart’s Desire #1) Shadow of the Wolf (Heart’s Desire #1) Dana Marie Bell Published: Sept. 9, 2012 (Samhain) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: Purchased Reviewed by: Amanda Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Chris Beckett and his brothers are under a curse. Wizards who shift into werewolves, each brother must perform a spell to find their mate, and Chris is first up to the plate. He asks for someone of old...
Aug
2

Review: River Road by Suzanne Johnson (Sentinels of New Orleans #2)

Review: River Road by Suzanne Johnson (Sentinels of New Orleans #2) River Road (Sentinels of New Orleans #2) Suzanne Johnson Published: Nov. 13, 2012 (Tor) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: Purchased Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it may contain spoilers for the first book in the series. If you’re new to this series, check out our review of Royal Street. Three years have past since...
Jul
16

Review: The Cursed by Alyssa Day (The League of the Black Swan #1)

Review: The Cursed by Alyssa Day (The League of the Black Swan #1) The Cursed (The League of the Black Swan #1) Alyssa Day Published: May 7, 2013 (Berkley) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: Purchased Reviewed by: Candace Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Authors are risk takers. They finish off a series and begin another with their fanbase expecting something just as intriguing as the series and characters that made them become dedicated fans to begin with....
Jun
18

Review: Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson (Sentinels of New Orleans #1)

Review: Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson (Sentinels of New Orleans #1) Royal Street (Sentinels of New Orleans #1) Suzanne Johnson Published: April 10, 2012 (Tor Books) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: Purchased Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Set pre- and post-Hurricane Katrina, Royal Street follows Drusilla ‘DJ’ Jaco, wizard and junior Sentinel of New Orleans. Along with her boss and mentor Gerry, it’s DJ’s job to protect...
Nov
26

Review: Storm Front by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files #1)

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Review: Storm Front by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files #1) Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1) Jim Butcher Published: 2000 (ROC) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Harry Dresden, Wizard and P.I. Need something found or having a supernatural issue? He’s your man. He also works as a consultant with the Chicago P.D., helping out on those cases that don’t quite make sense. You’d think being a highly trained,...
Nov
11

Giveaway: Black Sun’s Daughter series set by M.L.N. Hanover

Giveaway: Black Sun’s Daughter series set by M.L.N. Hanover Demons, magic, wizards and a hot guy or two. We have a full set of M.L.N. Hanover’s Black Sun’s Daughter series to give away to one lucky VBC reader. The latest book Killing Rites is set to release on Nov. 29. And if you want four great urban fantasy novels to devour before the holidays, you’ll want to enter this contest. The contest closes at 11:01 p.m. CST on Black Friday, Nov. 25....

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