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Mar
27

Win It Wednesday: That Ain’t Witchcraft by Seanan McGuire

Win It Wednesday: That Ain’t Witchcraft by Seanan McGuire Seanan McGuire is a favorite author for much of the VBC staff, both under her own name and under the Mira Grant pen name. (Yep, I’m taking this chance to again recommend everyone check out her Newsflesh series starting with Feed.) Today, though, we’re reveling in her InCryptid books, where cryptozoology is legit and creatures are in need of protection. The latest That Ain’t Witchcraft hit shelves this...
Sep
4

Review: Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse (Sixth World #1)

Review: Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse (Sixth World #1) Trail of Lightning (Sixth World #1) Rebecca Roanhorse Published: June 26, 2018 (Saga) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review Source: copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Chelsea Rating (out of 5): 4.5 stars Trail of Lightning, like its heroine Maggie Hoskie, packs a powerful punch in a small package. This urban fantasy debut is brimming with fresh, clever...
Mar
14

Review: The Myth Manifestation by Lisa Shearin (SPI Files #5)

Review: The Myth Manifestation by Lisa Shearin (SPI Files #5) The Myth Manifestation (SPI Files #5) Lisa Shearin Published: Jan. 16, 2018 (NLA Digital) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: library Reviewed by: Margaret Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Note: While review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books in the series. Supernaturals from all over the world, and other worlds, have gathered at the Regor Regency Hotel in New York...
Jun
19

Early Review: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss

Early Review: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter Theodora Goss Published: June 20, 2017 (Saga 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): 4 stars The recent death of her mother, after the death of her father fourteen year earlier, leaves Mary Jekyll in dire straits. With little money remaining and...
Feb
16

Review: The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman (Lady Helen #2)

Review: The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman (Lady Helen #2) The Dark Days Pact (Lady Helen #2) Alison Goodman Published: Jan. 31, 2017 (Viking) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Beth Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Lady Helen is back, just four weeks after the events of her presentation ball, events which culminated in her losing her mother’s only gift to her, saving a man’s life, and needing to find refuge outside of London. As...
Aug
8

Review: Firespell by Chloe Neill (The Dark Elite #1)

Review: Firespell by Chloe Neill (The Dark Elite #1) Firespell (The Dark Elite #1) Chloe Neill Published: Jan. 5, 2010 (Signet) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Jannelle Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Lily Parker’s parents have gone on sabbatical and shipped her to St. Sophia’s, a boarding school in Chicago, while they work on research in Germany. As she has never been away from her parents and is used to her life in New...
Oct
29

Review: Dark Heart of Magic by Jennifer Estep (Black Blade #2)

Review: Dark Heart of Magic by Jennifer Estep (Black Blade #2) Dark Heart of Magic (Black Blade #2) Jennifer Estep Published: Oct. 27, 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 Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it does make reference to previous books in the series. If you haven’t started yet, check out VBC’s review of...
Sep
18

Review: House Immortal by Devon Monk (House Immortal #1)

Review: House Immortal by Devon Monk (House Immortal #1) House Immortal (House Immortal #1) Devon Monk Published: Sept. 2, 2014 (Roc) Purchase: Book Depository or Amazon Review source: purchased Reviewed by: Amy Rating (out of 5): 4 stars In the year 2210, the world is run by various color-coded Houses that control the world’s resources (i.e. water, technology, minerals, etc.). Each House yearns for more power. Matilda Case has always known she was different....
Aug
12

Review: The Monsters in Your Neighborhood by Jesse Petersen (Monstrosity #2)

Review: The Monsters in Your Neighborhood by Jesse Petersen (Monstrosity #2) The Monsters in Your Neighborhood (Monstrosity #2) Jesse Petersen Published: July 29, 2013 (Pocket Star) Purchase at: Amazon Review Source: Copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by: Jo Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars Note: While this review will be spoiler free it may contain spoilers for the first book in the series. Check out our review of book one Club Monstrosity. Six...
Aug
18

Book Bits: Richelle Mead, Allison Pang, JR Ward, more and Contest Roundup

Book Bits: Richelle Mead, Allison Pang, JR Ward, more and Contest Roundup I’m working on a fun post about vampire cowboys. (You read that right. Trust me here.) If you’ve actually read a good book with vampire cowboys, shoot me an email. I want your suggestions. First four chapters of Bloodlines The team over at EW’s Shelf Life have exclusively posted the first four chapters of Bloodlines. If you’re unaware, Bloodlines is the first in Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy spinoff...

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