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Oct
20

Early Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle #3)

Early Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle #3) Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle #3) Maggie Stiefvater Published: Oct. 21, 2014 (Scholastic Press) 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 Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference events from previous books in the series. If you haven’t started yet, check out...
Oct
15

Excerpt from Cinda Williams Chima’s The Sorcerer Heir

Excerpt from Cinda Williams Chima’s The Sorcerer Heir Today we have a taste of Cinda Williams Chima’s latest novel The Sorcerer Heir. The book is the final in her Heir Chronicles and comes out Oct. 21. (You might want to pre-order The Sorcerer Heir.) The series features all sorts of magical types. However, today, we’re focused on the sorcerers. As we do. Sorcerer Excerpt from The Sorcerer Heir: “I hoped your father might know something about...
Oct
10

Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway: Michael R. Underwood’s The Younger Gods

Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway: Michael R. Underwood’s The Younger Gods We’re fans of Michael R. Underwood’s books. He has a new one coming out on Monday, and we wanted VBC readers to have a sneak peek. Luckily, Michael’s a good sharer. He’s provided the fifth chapter of The Younger Gods for VBC to share exclusively. Pretty nice, huh? It gets better. We also have two digital copies of the book to giveaway. Double win. Read on for a taste of The Younger...
Oct
3

Review: The Arrivals by Melissa Marr

Review: The Arrivals by Melissa Marr The Arrivals Melissa Marr Published: July 2, 2013 (William Morrow/HarperCollins) Purchase: Book Depository or The Arrivals Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Jannelle Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars In The Wastelands of some world away from Earth, you can find a group of individuals self-titled “The Arrivals.” The brother and sister leaders of The...
Oct
2

Review: Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey (Jessica #1)

Review: Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey (Jessica #1) Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side (Jessica #1) Beth Fantaskey Published: Feb. 1, 2009 (Harcourt) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jill Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars This book was so not what I was expecting. I have found in my old age that I have no patience for teenagers and their angst (even though I was the most angsty of them all). And Jessica’s...
Oct
1

October 2014 New Releases: Nalini Singh, J.R. Ward, Maggie Stiefvater, Darynda Jones, Julie Kagawa and more

October 2014 New Releases: Nalini Singh, J.R. Ward, Maggie Stiefvater, Darynda Jones, Julie Kagawa 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 October 2014. 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...
Sep
5

If You Like The Mortal Instruments… Read The Witch Finder

If You Like The Mortal Instruments… Read The Witch Finder So the sixth Mortal Instruments book has been released, read, and reread. Tears were shed, plot lines were resolved, and happy endings were had by all. By all except for the readers who now have nothing in the young adult, urban fiction, paranormal romance, angel/demon/all-of-the-above genre to read. Jace and Clary had an epic love that overcame obstacle after obstacle. While we have been promised...
Sep
1

Early Review: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #3)

Early Review: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #3) Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) Sarah J. Maas Published: Sept. 2, 2014 (Bloomsbury) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Krista Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it does reference events from previous books on the series. If you haven’t started yet check out VBC’s...
Aug
29

September 2014 New Releases: Kim Harrison, Larissa Ione, Thea Harrison, Melissa Marr, Patricia Briggs and more

September 2014 New Releases: Kim Harrison, Larissa Ione, Thea Harrison, Melissa Marr, Patricia Briggs 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 September 2014. 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...
Aug
28

Review: Ghost House by Alexandra Adornetto (Ghost House Saga #1)

Review: Ghost House by Alexandra Adornetto (Ghost House Saga #1) Ghost House (The Ghost House Saga #1) Alexandra Adornetto Published: Aug. 26, 2014 (Harlequin Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Jannelle Rating (out of 5): 2.5 stars Chloe Kennedy is a 17-year-old high school student from California. Ghost House begins with the death of her mother and the rehabilitation of her...

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