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Aug
28

Review: The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent

Review: The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent The Stars Never Rise (Stars Never Rise #1) Rachel Vincent Published: June 9, 2015 (Delacorte Press) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: Library Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars In The Stars Never Rise the country has been decimated by demons. While demons have not been completely annihilated, anyone who managed to survive live in cities behind walls­­—cities that are controlled...
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...
Aug
14

Review: Resonance by Erica O’Rourke (Dissonance #2)

Review: Resonance by Erica O’Rourke (Dissonance #2) Resonance (Dissonance #2) Erica O’Rourke Published: July 21, 2015 (Simon & Schuster) Purchase: Book Depository or AmazonReview source: copy provided by publisher 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 events from the previous book in the series. If you haven’t started yet, check out VBC’s review of...
Jul
29

Review: Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Review: Uprooted by Naomi Novik Uprooted Naomi Novik Published: May 19, 2015 (Del Rey) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars “Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley.” Every ten years the Dragon—really he’s a wizard, not a literal dragon—chooses a girl from the valley and in exchange he offers the people of the...
Jul
23

Giveaway: Signed Copy of Under My Skin by Shawntelle Madison

Giveaway: Signed Copy of Under My Skin by Shawntelle Madison As we edge toward the end of July, I’m eager for new, fresh reads. Also, I’ve been sick this month, and for some reason that always puts me in a bit of a reading funk. My tastes change and I want something entirely different. I flit from genre to genre when I’m feverish, apparently. In the event the general sweltering-ness of summer has you craving a refreshing read, I snagged a little...
Jul
20

Review: Dissonance by Erica O’Rourke (Dissonance #1)

Review: Dissonance by Erica O’Rourke (Dissonance #1) Dissonance (Dissonance #1) Erica O’Rourke Published: July 22, 2014 (Simon & Schuster) 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 In Dissonance Erica O’Rourke imagines an alternate world, known as the Key World. This is attached to alternate worlds, known as Echoes, which form and branch...
Jul
9

Review: Siren’s Fury by Mary Weber (Storm Siren #2)

Review: Siren’s Fury by Mary Weber (Storm Siren #2) Siren’s Fury (Storm Siren #2) Mary Weber Published: June 2, 2015 (Thomas Nelson) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Jill Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Note: While this review will attempt to be spoiler free, it will make some references to the previous book in the series. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have...
Jul
6

Early Review: Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine (Great Library #1)

Early Review: Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine (Great Library #1) Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1) Rachel Caine Published: July 7, 2015 (NAL) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Rachel Caine re-imagines a world where the Great Library at Alexandria was not destroyed all those years ago, but instead thrived and became the foremost hub of information...
Jul
1

July 2015 New Releases: Rachel Caine, Jennifer Estep, Yasmine Galenorn, Rinda Elliott, Jennifer L. Armentrout and more

July 2015 New Releases: Rachel Caine, Jennifer Estep, Yasmine Galenorn, Rinda Elliott, Jennifer L. Armentrout 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 July 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 fiction, YA...
Jun
4

Review: Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge

Review: Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge Crimson Bound Rosamund Hodge Published: May 5, 2015 (Balzer + Bray) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for and honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 3 stars At the age of fifteen Rachelle Brinon was apprenticing to become her village’s next woodwife. As such, her job would be to protect her village from the evils of the Forest by weaving...

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