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Jun
7

Review: Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh (Flame in the Mist #1)

Review: Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh (Flame in the Mist #1) Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist #1) Renee Ahdieh Published: May 16, 2017 (G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Mariko is the only daughter of a Samurai with upward-mobility plans. As such, she has been betrothed to the younger brother of the Emperor against her will—a man she has never...
Jun
1

June 2017 New Releases: Nalini Singh, Jeaniene Frost, Lilith Saintcrow, Victoria Schwab, Gena Showalter & more

June 2017 New Releases: Nalini Singh, Jeaniene Frost, Lilith Saintcrow, Victoria Schwab, Gena Showalter & 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 June 2017. 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...
May
26

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 5: Mad Rogan vs. Rhysand

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 5: Mad Rogan vs. Rhysand Update: Mad Rogan dominated this round with 70 percent of the vote. He’ll advance on in the Alpha Showdown. We have a previous Alpha Showdown champion in this round: Mad Rogan from Ilona Andrews’ Hidden Legacy series. Let’s not pity his opponent just yet. Rhysand has a whole lot of passionate fans of Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses series at his back. Magic and power...
May
18

Alpha Showdown 2017 Starts Next Week!

Alpha Showdown 2017 Starts Next Week! Every year the Alpha Showdown gets bigger and better. It’s back for 2017, and OMG can we talk about the lineup? Old favorites—Mad Rogan, Jane Yellowrock, Ethan Sullivan—and fresh faces including both the hero and heroine from VBC’s best book of 2016 A Promise of Fire. Rhysand caught everyone’s attention in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series, and he’s making his first appearance...
May
16

Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (ACoTaR #3)

Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (ACoTaR #3) A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) Sarah J. Maas Published: May 2, 2017 (Bloomsbury) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Note: while this review will be spoiler, it will make reference to previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, A Court of Thorns and...
Apr
21

Review: The Edge of the Abyss by Emily Skrutskie (The Abyss Surrounds Us #2)

Review: The Edge of the Abyss by Emily Skrutskie (The Abyss Surrounds Us #2) The Edge of the Abyss (The Abyss Surrounds Us #2) Emily Skrutskie Published: Apr. 18, 2017 (Flux) 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 review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s...
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...
Apr
13

Review: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Review: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) Laini Taylor Published: March 28, 2017 (Little, Brown 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): 5 stars Lazlo, a boy raised in an orphanage who dreams of another world—until one day, the name of that world is erased and becomes,...
Apr
12

Win It Wednesday: Glitter by Aprilynne Pike

Win It Wednesday: Glitter by Aprilynne Pike It’s been a hot minute since we gave away a young adult book in Win It Wednesday. I didn’t forget about everyone who loves their YA fixes (myself included!), and I have an excellent book for you this week: Glitter by Aprilynne Pike. Despite the name, don’t expect Mariah Carey at all. We’re talking Breaking Bad meets Marie Antoinette. Royalty going drug dealer in a dystopian setting...
Apr
3

April 2017 New Releases: Chloe Neill, JR Ward, Jennifer Estep, Kresley Cole, Claudia Gray and more

April 2017 New Releases: Chloe Neill, JR Ward, Jennifer Estep, Kresley Cole, Claudia Gray 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 April 2017. 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...

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