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Feb
10

Review: Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill (Clash of Kingdoms #1)

Review: Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill (Clash of Kingdoms #1) Ever the Hunted (Clash of Kingdoms #1) Erin Summerill Published: Dec. 27, 2016 (HMH Books for Young Readers) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars After the murder of her father, Britta Flannery is trying her best to survive on her own. Which is easier said than done. Britta is the child of a union between a Malam man and a Shaerdan woman....
Feb
8

Win It Wednesday: Frostblood by Elly Blake

Win It Wednesday: Frostblood by Elly Blake This week we’re going YA fantasy for our Win It Wednesday pick. Frostblood by Elly Blake released on Jan. 10, and VBC’s Margaret immediately jumped to read it. …and not just because of that pretty cover. You can check her full review, but she said that it’s a fast read, which is a rare thing in a genre “full of epic tomes.” She’s not wrong. Plus, there’s a...
Feb
6

Early Review: Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

Early Review: Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones Wintersong S. Jae-Jones Published: Feb. 7, 2017 (Thomas Dunne) 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 Liesl gave up her dreams and desires early on, resigning herself to helping around her family’s inn. Quickly putting aside the magical stories of goblins and their King, The Lord of...
Jan
31

February 2017 New Releases: Jeaniene Frost, V.E. Schwab, Kresley Cole, Kim Harrison, Melissa Marr, Sierra Dean & more

February 2017 New Releases: Jeaniene Frost, V.E. Schwab, Kresley Cole, Kim Harrison, Melissa Marr, Sierra Dean & 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 February 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,...
Jan
27

Excerpt & Giveaway: Martians Abroad by Carrie Vaughn

Excerpt & Giveaway: Martians Abroad by Carrie Vaughn Earlier this week VBC’s Amy told you how much fun Carrie Vaughn’s Martians Abroad is. It’s quirky and we loved the fish-out-of-water idea reversed to have a Martian coming to Earth. We liked it so much we’re sharing the first chapter of the novel right here, and a giveaway of Martians Abroad. Read on for a taste of the book, and your chance to win a copy! EXCERPT MARTIANS ABROAD...
Jan
26

Early Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Caraval #1)

Early Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Caraval #1) Caraval (Caraval #1) Stephanie Garber Published: January 31, 2017 (Flatiron Books) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review  Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Scarlett and her sister Tella live with their father, a brutal man ever since their mother disappeared years ago. He has killed when people did not do just as he...
Jan
20

Review: Martians Abroad by Carrie Vaughn

Review: Martians Abroad by Carrie Vaughn Martians Abroad Carrie Vaughn Published: Jan. 17, 2017 (Tor Books) 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 Carrie Vaughn takes a detour after Kitty Norville and gives readers an interesting take on sci-fi with her new novel Martians Abroad. Polly Newton thinks she has it all figured out. Born...
Jan
19

Review: Heartstone by Elle Katharine White

Review: Heartstone by Elle Katharine White Heartstone Elle Katharine White Published: January 17, 2017 (Harper Voyager) Purchase at: Amazon or Book Depository Review Source: Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for and honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Heartstone is a fantastical retelling of the classic Pride & Prejudice. Elle Katharine White’s version takes place in the land of Arle, most specifically, in Hart’s...
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...

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