Posts that have been tagged with: "Carrie Vaughn"

Giveaway: Bannerless

Posted: July 17, 2017 in Giveaways Tags: Carrie Vaughn

Updated 7/17/17

This giveaway is closed.

The winner is: Johnathan from Thousand Oaks, CA. Congrats! Your book will be on its way soon.

The publisher of Carrie Vaughn’s newest release BANNERLESS has given EBR a copy to give away to one of our readers. If you love Carrie Vaughn’s stuff, dystopian novels, and mysteries, this book is for you! To enter this giveaway:Read the rest of this post »


Posted: July 6, 2017 by Vanessa in Books We Like Tags: Carrie Vaughn, Dystopian SF

From the cover: “Decades after economic and environmental collapse destroys much of civilization in the United States, the Coast Road region isn’t just surviving but thriving by some accounts, building something new on the ruins of what came before. A culture of population control has developed in which people, organized into households, must earn the children they bear by proving they can take care of them, with symbolic banners awarded to demonstrate this privilege. In the meantime, birth control is mandatory.”

Our main character, Enid, is from the community called Haven, and works as an investigator–she mediates disputes and investigates offenses against those living along the Coast Road. In her mid-twenties, she’s considered young for the job, and her first big case is to investigate the suspicious death of a young man treated as an outcast.

Strangely enough, in the post-apocalypse life murder is rare. Strict controls of being able to prove your worth as a contributing member of the community means people are focused on surviving and earning the right to have offspring. While for the most part this concept works, too many chafe at the restriction, hence the need for investigators.Read the rest of this review »

Giveaway: Martians Abroad

Posted: February 3, 2017 in Giveaways Tags: Carrie Vaughn

martiansThis giveaway is closed.
Updated 2/3/2017: The winner is Benjamin from Colorado Springs. Your book will be on the way soon!
Tor has provided EBR with a copy of MARTIANS ABROAD by Carrie Vaughn to give away to one of our lucky readers. To enter this giveaway:
1. Email us at
2. Include the following on the subject line: MARTIANS GIVEAWAY
3. In the body of the email include your name and mailing address. This giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses.
Giveaway rules can be found here. Entries will be accepted until midnight of February 2nd and the winners will be posted on the 3rd. Good luck!
And don’t forget to check out Vanessa’s review here.

Martians Abroad

Posted: January 26, 2017 by Vanessa in Books We Like Tags: Carrie Vaughn, Science Fiction, Young Adult

martiansTo Polly’s dismay, her mother–the administrator of Mars Colony–has signed up Polly and her brother Charles to the earth school Galileo Academy where the teens will rub shoulders with the progeny of the solar system’s elite. Polly and Charles were born on Mars and have lived there all their lives; but while Charles considers schooling on Earth as useful, Polly knows she’ll miss Mars and doesn’t want to give up her own plans.

Here at EBR we love us some Carrie Vaughn. We’ve reviewed several of her Kitty Norville books as well as a couple of her standalones, DISCORD’S APPLE (EBR Review) and AFTER THE GOLDEN AGE (EBR Review). Now her newest book, MARTIANS ABROAD is another standalone in the vein of Heinlein’s Young Adult books (such as CITIZEN OF THE GALAXY–EBR review) mixed with a little STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND–only our protagonist is a teenage girl.

Read the rest of this review »

Kitty Saves the World

Posted: August 18, 2015 by Vanessa in Books We Like Tags: Carrie Vaughn, Urban Fantasy

kittyworld2 There’s something so incredibly satisfying about reaching the end of a great series. Fourteen books (and a few short stories) of Kitty, Cormac, Ben, et al. We’ve come to know and love these people, their friends, and the work they do for the greater good. And now they have to try to save the world.

Read the rest of this review »

Kitty Rocks the House

After the exciting events of KITTY STEALS THE SHOW (EBR review), Kitty returns home to Denver to get down to the serious business of building a strong base of allies in the war against the vampire Roman and his plan to change the status of vampires among humans.Read the rest of this review »

Kitty Steals the Show

Posted: November 6, 2012 by Vanessa in Books We Like Tags: Carrie Vaughn, Urban Fantasy

In Carrie Vaughn‘s last Kitty Norville book, KITTY’S BIG TROUBLE, she raises the stakes (ahem, no pun intended) regarding Kitty’s dealings with the vampire Roman. In the next installment KITTY STEALS THE SHOW, we come to understand that his plans are big and his reach is even bigger.

Kitty has been invited to be a keynote speaker at the first ever Paranormal Conference in London. Scientists, lawyers, doctors, and paranormals themselves are not only presenters but attending the historic conference. Well, and a group of protesters, too. Of course.Read the rest of this review »

Kitty’s Greatest Hits

Posted: August 24, 2012 by Vanessa in Books We Like Tags: Carrie Vaughn, Urban Fantasy

Carrie Vaughn‘s first love was the short story, having published more than 50 in various Science Fiction and Fantasy publications over the years. Today she’s best known for her Kitty Norville series, but KITTY’S GREATEST HITS represents Vaughn’s considerable talents with shorter fiction. This is a compilation of mostly previously published works, and a few new pieces.Read the rest of this review »

After the Golden Age

Posted: September 28, 2011 by Vanessa in Books that are Mediocre Tags: Carrie Vaughn, Urban Fantasy

Celia West had it good growing up. At least that’s what everyone thinks. She’s the daughter of the wealthiest man in Commerce City, and heir to the West fortune. Dad and mom are also superheros. Everyone asks what it was like growing up with Captain Olympus for a dad and Spark for a mother. Celia avoids the question, but if she answered it straight up she’d say, “Not as awesome as you would think.”

But Celia has since graduated from college, moved out of the luxury penthouse she grew up in and into her own place, and works as a forensic accountant at one of the city’s biggest accounting firms. She only wants to be normal. And pretty much avoid her estranged father.Read the rest of this review »

Kitty’s Big Trouble

Posted: September 23, 2011 in Books for Chicks Tags: Carrie Vaughn, Urban Fantasy

With all the trouble Kitty has gotten into since she was turned into a werewolf, it’s hard to imagine that it could get any worse. But there’s a reason why book #9 is named KITTY’S BIG TROUBLE–by the end you’ll understand.

But, instead, let’s go back to the beginning. In the last book, KITTY GOES TO WAR, she learned about the U.S. government’s use of werewolves in combat, and she asked herself: how long have they been doing it, and who else in U.S. history could have been hiding their own supernatural origins?Read the rest of this post »