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13

Review: Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N. Holmberg

Review: Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet by Charlie N. Holmberg Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet Charlie N. Holmberg Published: June 28, 2016 (47North) 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 stars Maire’s memories only go back four years to the day when she was found on the side of the road by the kindly Arrice, who then proceeded to take the girl home. Maire has...
Jul
8

Review: And I Darken by Kiersten White (The Conquerors Saga #1)

Review: And I Darken by Kiersten White (The Conquerors Saga #1) And I Darken (The Conquerors Saga #1) Kiersten White Published: Jun 28, 2016 (Delacorte) 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 Kiersten White does a gender bending re-imagining of the early life of Vlad Dracul—yes that Vlad—with And I Darken. Here, Vlad is turned into Ladislav Dargwyla....
Jul
6

Rachel Caine Q&A: The Great Library, YA vs. Adult, spin-offs and what’s next!

Rachel Caine Q&A: The Great Library, YA vs. Adult, spin-offs and what’s next! Rachel Caine’s name is pretty synonymous with urban fantasy—both of the YA and adult varieties. Her books can arguably be called a staple of the genre (the Morganville Vampires and Weather Warden series alone are testaments to that). Last year saw the debut of Rachel Caine’s new series The Great Library. With the awesome world-building, and mysterious characters, it’s no wonder Ink and Bone made VBC’s...
Jul
5

Release-Day Review: Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine (The Great Library #2)

Release-Day Review: Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine (The Great Library #2) Paper and Fire (The Great Library #2) Rachel Caine Published: July 5, 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): 4 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, Ink and Bone....
Jul
4

Review: Soldier by Julie Kagawa (Talon #3)

Review: Soldier by Julie Kagawa (Talon #3) Soldier (Talon #3) Julie Kagawa Published: April 26, 2016 (Harlequin Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jannelle Rating (out of 5): 4.5 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 review of book 1, Talon. Soldier starts off right where Rogue...
Jul
1

July 2016 New Releases: Rachel Caine, Victoria Schwab, Christina Henry, Jennifer Estep, Gail Carriger and more

July 2016 New Releases: Rachel Caine, Victoria Schwab, Christina Henry, Jennifer Estep, Gail Carriger 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 2016. 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
17

Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2)

Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) Sarah J. Maas Published: May 3, 2016 (Bloomsbury USA Children’s) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased  Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free (sort of, see below), it will make reference to previous books. If you haven’t started this series yet, check out VBC’s...
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...
Jun
8

Review: Julia Vanishes by Catherine Egan (Witch’s Child #1)

Review: Julia Vanishes by Catherine Egan (Witch’s Child #1) Julia Vanishes (Witch’s Child #1) Catherine Egan Published: June 7, 2016 (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): 4 stars Julia is a spy and a thief with an unusual talent: she can be…unseen. Not invisible, not really. People just…look past her. While this is an...
Jun
1

June 2016 New Releases: Nalini Singh, Lauren Dane, Darynda Jones, Kristen Callihan, Sherrilyn Kenyon and more

June 2016 New Releases: Nalini Singh, Lauren Dane, Darynda Jones, Kristen Callihan, Sherrilyn Kenyon 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 June 2016. 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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