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Jul
18

Review: Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz (Blue Bloods #2)

Review: Masquerade by Melissa de la Cruz (Blue Bloods #2) Masquerade (Blue Bloods #2) Melissa de la Cruz Published: August 10, 2009 (Disney Hyperion) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: purchased Reviewed by: Mary Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars At the end of the first book in the Blue Bloods series, Schuyler’s dying grandmother charges her with tracking down her grandfather and enlisting him in the fight against the silver bloods (evil vampires)...
Jul
14

Review: Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater (Wolves of Mercy Falls #3.5)

Review: Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater (Wolves of Mercy Falls #3.5) Sinner (Wolves of Mercy Falls #3.5) Maggie Stiefvater Published: July 1, 2014 (Scholastic Press) Purchase at: 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 Despite my still unclear feelings on the original end of the Wolves of Mercy Falls series, Forever, one thing was always clear: Cole and Isabel’s story...
Jun
30

July 2014 New Releases: Richelle Mead, Jennifer Estep, Yasmine Galenorn, Maggie Stiefvater, Diana Rowland and more

July 2014 New Releases: Richelle Mead, Jennifer Estep, Yasmine Galenorn, Maggie Stiefvater, Diana Rowland 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 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 fiction...
Jun
20

Review: The One by Kiera Cass (The Selection #3)

Review: The One by Kiera Cass (The Selection #3) The One (The Selection #3) Kiera Cass Published: May 6, 2014 (HarperTeen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: Purchased Reviewed by: Krista Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it does reference events from past books in the series The Selection series by Kiera Cass was one of my picks for our Beach Reads last year. In my mind it’s a perfect book for...
Jun
18

Review: Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz (Blue Bloods #1)

Review: Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz (Blue Bloods #1) Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods #1) Melissa de la Cruz Published: Aug. 19, 2009 (Disney Hyperion) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Mary Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Schulyer Van Allen has many of the same insecurities that any normal fifteen-year-old girl would have. She doesn’t look like the popular girls, she isn’t blonde or rich, and she doesn’t have a jock...
Jun
17

Review: Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #3)

Review: Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #3) Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #3) Laini Taylor Published: April 8, 2014 (Little Brown Books for Young Readers) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: Purchased Reviewed by: Krista Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it does reference events from previous books in the trilogy. Check out VBC’s reviews for Daughter of Smoke...
Jun
16

Review: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #6)

Review: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments #6) City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) Cassandra Clare Published: May 27, 2014 (Margaret K. McElderry) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jill Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Note: While this review will attempt to be spoiler free, it does make references to previous books in the series. If you haven’t started yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1,...
Jun
13

Review: The Taking by Kimberly Derting (The Taking #1)

Review: The Taking by Kimberly Derting (The Taking #1) The Taking (The Taking #1) Kimberly Derting Published: April 29, 2014 (HarperTeen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: Borrowed from the library Reviewed by: Amanda Rating (out of 5): 3 stars *Cue X-Files theme* Kyra Agnew was a mostly normal high schooler. I say mostly because she did stand out in one way—she excelled at softball. Good enough to have top colleges scouting her. But after...
Jun
2

June New Releases: Nalini Singh, Kevin Hearne, Molly Harper, Laurell K. Hamilton, Jenn Bennett, Leigh Bardugo & more

June New Releases: Nalini Singh, Kevin Hearne, Molly Harper, Laurell K. Hamilton, Jenn Bennett, Leigh Bardugo & 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 May 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 and YA is young...
May
28

Giveaway: Complete Set of The Mortal Instruments Series & More!

Giveaway: Complete Set of The Mortal Instruments Series & More! We’re pretty excited about the release of City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare this week. You’re probably excited, too. It’s the final book in Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series, and well we’ve been waiting for it. (Expect a review soon!) If you haven’t read this series yet, we can/should change that. We have a complete set of The Mortal Instruments...

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