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Apr
27

Early Review: Rook by Sharon Cameron

Early Review: Rook by Sharon Cameron Rook Sharon Cameron Published: April 28, 2015 (Scholastic) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars After the Great Death occurred in the Time Before and the use of technology was outlawed and punishable by death, the Red Rook becomes a form of salvation for those awaiting their turn under...
Apr
23

Review: Angelfall by Susan Ee (Penryn and the End of Days #1)

Review: Angelfall by Susan Ee (Penryn and the End of Days #1) Angelfall (Penryn and the End of Days #1) Susan Ee Published: Aug. 28, 2012 (Skyscape) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amanda Rating (out of 5): 5 stars True story: A friend of mine raved about Angelfall for months before I broke down and bought it. It took me another two years to actually read the book (Amazon says I purchased it in March of 2013). I should not...
Apr
22

Review: The Body Electric by Beth Revis

Review: The Body Electric by Beth Revis The Body Electric Beth Revis Published: Oct. 6, 2014 (Scripturient Books) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: Purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Are you tired of the stresses of everyday life? Do you wish to be able to go back to a simpler time? Well then, make an appointment at the Reverie Mental Spa. They have the finest scientists developing the latest technology...
Apr
20

Early Review: Cold Burn of Magic by Jennifer Estep (Black Blade #1)

Early Review: Cold Burn of Magic by Jennifer Estep (Black Blade #1) Cold Burn of Magic (Black Blade #1) Jennifer Estep Published: Apr. 28, 2015 (Kensington) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Seventeen-year-old Lila Merriweather lives in “the most magical place in America.” No not Disneyland. Cloudburst Falls, West Virginia. The town...
Apr
14

Review: The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

Review: The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury The Sin Eater’s Daughter (The Sin Eater’s Daughter #1) Melinda Salisbury Published: Oct. 6, 2014 (Scholastic Press) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 3 stars Twylla has been blessed by the Gods, but with that blessing comes a high price. Her skin is infused with poison. While Twylla herself is immune to the poison, anyone who touches her will...
Apr
1

April 2015 New Releases: Kelley Armstrong, Jennifer Estep, Kristen Painter, Jennifer Ashley, Diana Rowland, and more

April 2015 New Releases: Kelley Armstrong, Jennifer Estep, Kristen Painter, Jennifer Ashley, 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 April 2015. 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...
Mar
31

Release-Day Review: Sisters of Blood and Spirit by Kady Cross

Release-Day Review: Sisters of Blood and Spirit by Kady Cross Sisters of Blood and Spirit (Sisters of Blood and Spirit #1) Kady Cross Published: Mar. 31, 2015 (Harlequin Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided author in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Lark and Wren Noble are twins. They’re nearly identical except that Lark is platinum blonde and Wren is a redhead . . . and a ghost. Lark...
Mar
26

Review: The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons

Review: The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons The Glass Arrow Kristen Simmons Published: Feb. 10, 2015 (Tor Teen) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars In the future, women are viewed as commodities. Their value is based on their breeding ability. They are kept in confined areas where they are primped and pampered in order to sell to the highest bidder. If they prove to be of value...
Mar
12

Review: The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead (Bloodlines #6)

Review: The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead (Bloodlines #6) The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines #6) Richelle Mead Published: February 10, 2015 (Razorbill) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: Library Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference the previous books in the series. If you haven’t started it yet, check out VBC’s review of Bloodlines. The Ruby Circle begins a month after...
Mar
6

Joint Review: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others #3)

Joint Review: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (The Others #3) Vision in Silver (The Others #3) Anne Bishop Published: March 3, 2015 (Penguin) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Amanda & Amy Amanda’s Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Amy’s Rating (out of 5): 5 stars Note: while this review will be spoiler free, it may reference previous books in the series. If you haven’t...

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