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Jan
16

VBC’s Most Anticipated Books of 2017

VBC’s Most Anticipated Books of 2017 The VBC is already digging through release calendars looking for the best books to tell you about in 2017. Instead of making you wait until those books come out, we’ve each put together a list of the books we are most excited to read in 2017. Did your “can’t wait for it” book make the list? CHELSEA The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin (Broken Earth #3) Release Date: Aug. 15, 2017 I can...
Jan
9

Review: Metaltown by Kristen Simmons

Review: Metaltown by Kristen Simmons Metaltown Kristen Simmons Published: September 20, 2016 (Tor Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy purchased by reviewer  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 4 stars In Metaltown war—and the factories that feed it—is a constant. So is disease, starvation, and brutal rule by a cadre of “officials” who are all in the back pocket of the wealthiest family in the area. This world is...
Jan
2

January 2017 New Releases: Karen Marie Moning, Chloe Neill, Amanda Bouchet, Darynda Jones, Veronica Roth & more

January 2017 New Releases: Karen Marie Moning, Chloe Neill, Amanda Bouchet, Darynda Jones, Veronica Roth & 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 January 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,...
Dec
22

ICYMI Joint Review: Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole (Arcana Chronicles #3)

ICYMI Joint Review: Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole (Arcana Chronicles #3) Note from VBC HQ: It’s Throwback Week at VBC, and we’re highlighting some of your favorite reviews from VBC. I’m particularly pleased that our review of Dead of Winter was one of the most-read reviews this year, because I clearly had THOUGHTS. But also, we generally just love all things Kresley Cole and most of the VBC staff is up-to-date (and obsessed) with the Arcana Chronicles series....
Dec
21

Win It Wednesday: The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst

Win It Wednesday: The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst Are you ready for another chance to win an excellent book? (The answer is always yes, isn’t it?) Good, because it’s that time again: Win It Wednesday. Today I have a copy of Sarah Beth Durst’s The Queen of Blood. This book promises adventure, violent magic, and political intrigue within an epic backdrop. I won’t lie, it’s the phrase “violent magic” that got my...
Dec
20

ICYMI Review: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #2)

ICYMI Review: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #2) Note from VBC HQ: It’s Throwback Week at VBC, and we’re highlighting some of your favorite reviews from VBC. The VBC team is obsessed with all things Sarah J. Maas. We’re not alone. Our review of Crown of Midnight—from back in 2013!—was one of the top-read reviews on VBC in 2016. Are you a Throne of Glass fan?  Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) Sarah J. Maas Published: August 27,...
Dec
15

Review: Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan (Reign of Shadows #1)

Review: Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan (Reign of Shadows #1) Reign of Shadows (Reign of Shadows #1) Sophie Jordan Published: Feb. 9, 2016 (Harper Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Luna was born to the King and Queen of Relhok seventeen years ago. The exact same day, the same moment, that the darkness took over and the Dwellers emerged. Consequently a very enterprising (i.e. evil)...
Dec
5

Vampire Book Club’s Best Books of 2016

Vampire Book Club’s Best Books of 2016 Narrowing the list of stellar books published each year continues to get harder and harder. For the first time in seven years, VBC is bumping the number of books featured in our Best Books list. Yes, we’ve determined the Top 15 Books of 2016. We have great fantasy romance (something we got into this year), stellar YA, the very best in urban fantasy, and a few doses of the sexy-sexy. Basically, any...
Dec
1

December 2016 New Releases: JR Ward, Eileen Wilks, Keri Arthur, Jennifer Estep, Thea Harrison, Ilona Andrews and more

December 2016 New Releases: JR Ward, Eileen Wilks, Keri Arthur, Jennifer Estep, Thea Harrison, Ilona Andrews 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 December 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,...
Nov
28

Review: Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Review: Heartless by Marissa Meyer Heartless Marissa Meyer Published: Nov. 8, 2016 (Feiwel & Friends) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: library Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Before she became the decapitating obsessed Queen of Hearts, she was Catherine Pinkerton, daughter of the Marquess of Rock Turtle Cove, and she loved to bake. In fact, her dream is to open a bakery with her best friend Mary Ann. Cath...

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