Feb 272015
 

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Welcome to our monthly feature where we take a look at the books releasing in March and offer up our top picks. We have chosen 36 of our most anticipated new releases. The release dates are on a best known basis and are not guaranteed. Books may get delayed or sometimes even released earlier so please check with your favorite store to ensure availability. Now, on to the books!

 

3 Pocket Apocalypse 3 Not Otherwise Specified 3 Mosquitoland 3 Infinity Bell 3 Dead Heat 3 Bone Gap

Pocket Apocalypse by Seanan McGuire (#4 in InCryptid) – Expected publication: March 3rd 2015 by DAW
Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz – Expected publication: March 3rd 2015 by Simon Pulse
Mosquitoland by David Arnold – Expected publication: March 3rd 2015 by Viking Children’s
Infinity Bell by Devon Monk (#2 in House Immortal) – Expected publication: March 3rd 2015 by Roc
Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs (#4 in Alpha & Omega) – Expected publication: March 3rd 2015 by Ace
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby – Expected publication: March 3rd 2015 by Balzer + Bray

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3 The Winner's Crime 3 Vision in Silver 9 The Fighter and the Fallen Woman 10 Little Peach 10 Shadow Scale 10 Tamed

The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski (#2 in The Winner’s Trilogy) – Expected publication: March 3rd 2015 by Farrar Straus Giroux
Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop (#3 in The Others) – Expected publication: March 3rd 2015 by Roc  {Review}
The Fighter and the Fallen Woman by Pamela Cayne – Expected publication: March 9th 2015 by Carina Press
Little Peach by Peggy Kern – Expected publication: March 10th 2015 by Balzer & Bray
Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman (#2 in Seraphina) – Expected publication: March 10th 2015 by Random House Books for Young Readers
Tamed by Stacey Kennedy (#5 in Club Sin) – Expected publication: March 10th 2015 by Loveswept

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10 The Exile 16 Getting It Right 16 Soaring 17 Prudence 17 The Witch of Painted Sorrows 17 Under a Painted Sky

Exile by C.T. Adams (#1 in The Fae) – Expected publication: March 10th 2015 by Tor Books
Getting It Right by A.M. Arthur (#1 in Restoration) – Expected publication: March 16th 2015 by Carina Press
Soaring by Kristen Ashley (#2 in Magdalene) – Expected publication: March 16th 2015 by Kristen Ashley
Prudence by Gail Carriger (#1 in The Custard Protocol) – Expected publication: March 17th 2015 by Orbit
The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M.J. Rose – Expected publication: March 17th 2015 by Atria Books
Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee – Expected publication: March 17th 2015 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

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23 Time Served 24 Harrison Squared 24 Liars Inc 24 The Haunting of Sunshine Girl 24 The Walls Around Us 24 Written in the Stars

Time Served by Julianna Keyes – Expected publication: March 23rd 2015 by Carina Press
Harrison Squared by Daryl Gregory – Expected publication: March 24th 2015 by Tor Books
Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes – Expected publication: March 24th 2015 by HarperTeen
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie – Expected publication: March 24th 2015 by Weinstein Books
The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma – Expected publication: March 24th 2015 by Algonquin Young Readers
Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed - Expected publication: March 24th 2015 by Nancy Paulsen Books

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31 The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire 30 The Cemetery Boys 31 Black Dove White Raven 31 It Started With a Scandal 31 Normal 31 Sisters of Blood and Spirit

The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire by Molly Harper (#3 in Half Moon Hollow) – Expected publication: March 24st 2015 by Pocket Books
The Cemetery Boys by Heather Brewer – Expected publication: March 30th 2015 by HarperTeen
Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein – Expected publication: March 31st 2015 by Disney-Hyperion
It Started With a Scandal by Julie Anne Long (#10 in Pennyroyal Green) – Expected publication: March 31st 2015 by Avon
Normal by Graeme Cameron – Expected publication: March 31st 2015 by Mira
Sisters of Blood and Spirit by Kady Cross (#1 in Sisters of Blood and Spirit) – Expected publication: March 31st 2015 by Harlequin Teen

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31 The Diamond Conspiracy 31 The Memory House 31 The Shadows 31 The Unleashing 31 The Virgin 31 Wild Hearts

The Diamond Conspiracy by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris (#4 in Ministry of Peculiar Occurences) – Expected publication: March 31st 2015 by Ace
The Memory House by Linda Goodnight – Expected publication: March 31st 2015 by HQN Books
The Shadows by J.R. Ward (#13 in Black Dagger Brotherhood) – Expected publication: March 31st 2015 by NAL
The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston (#1 in Call of Crows) –  Expected publication: March 31st 2015 by Kensington
The Virgin by Tiffany Reisz (#3 in The Original Sinners: White Years) – Expected publication: March 31st 2015 by Harlequin MIRA
Wild Hearts by Sharon Sala (#1 in Secrets and Lies) – Expected publication: March 31st 2015 by Mira

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 Posted by on February 27, 2015 at 7:00 am
Feb 262015
 
Early Release Group Review: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop

Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop Series: The Others #3 Genre: Urban Fantasy Release Date: March 3, 2015 ARC Provided by Penguin Publishing Group The Others freed the cassandra sangue to protect the blood prophets from exploitation, not realizing their actions would have dire consequences. Now the fragile seers are in greater danger than ever before—both from their own weaknesses and from those who seek to control their divinations for wicked purposes. In desperate need of answers, Simon Wolfgard, a shape-shifter leader among the Others, has no choice but to enlist blood prophet Meg Corbyn’s help, regardless of the risks she [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 26, 2015 at 7:13 am
Feb 252015
 
New Release Group Review: Soulbound by Kristen Callihan

  Soulbound by Kristen Callihan Book #6 in Darkest London Genres: Historical, Paranormal Romance, Steam Punk Publication Date: February 24th 2015 ARC Provided by Forever and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: Once two souls are joined… When Adam’s soul mate rejected him, there was more at stake than his heart. After seven hundred years of searching, his true match would have ended the curse that keeps his spirit in chains. But beautiful, stubborn Eliza May fled—and now Adam is doomed to an eternity of anguish, his only hope for salvation gone… Their hearts will beat together forever… No matter how devilishly irresistible Adam was, Eliza couldn’t [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 25, 2015 at 7:00 am
Feb 242015
 
Release Day Review: Grave Matters by Lauren M. Roy

Grave Matters by Lauren M. Roy Book #2 in Night Owls Genres: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: February 24th 2015 ARC Provided by Ace and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: Night Owls bookstore always keeps a light on and evil creatures out. But, as Lauren M. Roy’s thrilling sequel continues, even its supernatural staff isn’t prepared for the dead to come back to life… Elly grew up training to kill things that go bump in the night, so she’s still getting used to working alongside them. While she’s learned to trust the eclectic group of vampires, Renfields, and succubi at Night Owls bookstore, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 24, 2015 at 3:47 pm
Feb 202015
 
ARC Review: What a Lady Demands by Ashlyn Macnamara

What a Lady Demands by Ashlyn Macnamra Book #2 in The Eton Boys Trilogy Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: November 4th, 2014 ARC provided by Netgalley and Loveswept Synopsis from Goodreads: Viscount Lindenhurst cannot seem to find a governess who meets his impossible standards—until Cecelia Sanford becomes the first woman to interrupt the widower’s brooding in years. Lind had returned home from the Napoleonic wars, broken in body and soul and longing for his wife’s embrace, only to find her changed. Before they could reconcile, an accident struck their son and claimed her life. Now enter Cecelia, with her soft curves and [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 20, 2015 at 7:00 am
Feb 192015
 
February Mini Reviews: The Good, The (Not So) Bad, and The Ugly

Because of the amount of books I read most months, I don’t get to review everything for the blog. The Mini Review Catch Up is my place to give you a little information about some of my other reads and whether or not I would recommend them without going into tons of detail. This time I have a few very different reads to spotlight and I’ll let you know whether they were good, (not so) bad, or just plain ugly!     Undressed by Shannon Richard Book #4.5 in Country Roads Genre: Romance Publication Date: February 3rd 2015 ARC Provided by [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 19, 2015 at 7:00 am
Feb 182015
 
Reconnecting with old Friends, Bibliophile style!

    I’m sure that this is a post that most of you have experienced.  It’s a post about those long ended series that you loved so much.  The ones that you think about frequently and find yourself missing.  The books that you still, even 2 or so years later, tell yourself that you just wish there was something more.  They meant so much to you, and when you came to the end you just were not ready to say goodbye to either the characters, or to the world. I was lucky that when that surge of nostalgia came upon me I [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 18, 2015 at 8:44 am
Feb 172015
 
New Release Review: The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand

The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand Genres: Young Adult Contemporary Publication Date: February 10th 2015 ARC Provided by HarperTeen and Edelweiss Synopsis from Goodreads: There’s death all around us. We just don’t pay attention. Until we do. The last time Lex was happy, it was before. When she had a family that was whole. A boyfriend she loved. Friends who didn’t look at her like she might break down at any moment. Now she’s just the girl whose brother killed himself. And it feels like that’s all she’ll ever be. As Lex starts to put her life back together, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 17, 2015 at 12:21 pm
Feb 162015
 
Early Review: Vanilla by Megan Hart

Vanilla by Megan Hart Genre: Erotic Romance Publication Date: February 24th, 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley and Mira Synopsis from Goodreads: It’s an acquired taste…he just has to acquire it Elise knows what she wants in the bedroom, and she makes sure she gets it. Her thirst for domination has long been quenched by a stable of men only too happy to bow down before her. But sexual satisfaction isn’t the same as love, and she’s been burned in the past by giving her heart too freely. Niall is handsome, smart, successful and sweet—sweet as vanilla. When they meet, their romantic [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 16, 2015 at 7:00 am
Feb 132015
 
Group New Release Review: Burned by Karen Moning

  It’s no secret that the girls of Badass Book Reviews love Karen Moning’s Fever series. We fell in love with Barrons and Mac right from the start, even when Mac was pretty in pink. When the opportunity to read Burned presented itself, we eagerly jumped at the chance to read the book…with some reservations. We had some serious problems with book 6 in the series – Iced. In fact, we may have wanted to stop reading the series at Shadowfever. Here’s a sampling of what we thought of Iced: KMM had lost her sense of the characters.  In particular [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 13, 2015 at 7:00 am
Feb 122015
 
New Release Review: Radiance by Grace Draven

Radiance by Grace Draven Series: Wraith Kings #1 Genre: Fantasy Romance Release Date: January 13, 2015 ~THE PRINCE OF NO VALUE~ Brishen Khaskem, prince of the Kai, has lived content as the nonessential spare heir to a throne secured many times over. A trade and political alliance between the human kingdom of Gaur and the Kai kingdom of Bast-Haradis requires that he marry a Gauri woman to seal the treaty. Always a dutiful son, Brishen agrees to the marriage and discovers his bride is as ugly as he expected and more beautiful than he could have imagined. ~THE NOBLEWOMAN OF [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 12, 2015 at 6:39 am
Feb 112015
 
New Release Review: Deadly Spells by Jaye Wells

Deadly Spells by Jaye Wells Book #3 in Prospero’s War Genres: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: February 10th 2015 ARC Provided by Orbit and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: After the grisly murder of a dirty magic coven leader, Kate Prospero and The Magical Enforcement Agency team up with the local police to find the killer. But as the infighting between covens turns ugly, an all-out war brews in the slums of Babylon. When a tenacious reporter sticks her nose in both the investigation and Prospero’s past in the covens, old ghosts resurface. The team will have to use all the weapons in [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 11, 2015 at 7:00 am
Feb 102015
 
Early Review: When Joss Met Matt by Ellie Cahill

When Joss Met Matt by Ellie Cahill Genre: New Adult Romance Publication Date: February 24th, 2015 ARC provided by Edelweiss, Netgalley, and Ballantine Books Synopsis from Goodreads: Dating can be fun, but it can leave a nasty taste in your mouth. For Joss, ever since her longtime boyfriend cheated on her, she doesn’t want her last memory of a guy to be that jerk. Enter her college friend, Matt. They come up with a theory: after a bad break-up, a person needs to cleanse the palate with a little sorbet sex. Lovers for a night, but always back to being friends [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 10, 2015 at 7:00 am
Feb 092015
 
Blog Tour: Guest Post from Sharon Lynn Fisher, author of ECHO 8

We’re very excited to be hosting Sharon Lynn Fisher on the blog again today!  You might remember her from our previous Featured Author Friday post. Her science fiction novels are some of our favorites and we equally loved her newest book, Echo 8.  Be sure to watch for our upcoming review in a Science Fiction Saturday feature.  One of the best things about Sharon’s books is that she is able to blend her science fiction and romance elements seamlessly to create a perfect balance.  This time, Sharon’s tackling parapsychology.  Check out our guest post from Sharon below where she discusses just what parapsychology is and [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 9, 2015 at 11:05 am
Feb 052015
 
Literary News and Happenings: February 5th, 2015

  Harper Lee, renowned author of the American classic To Kill A Mockingbird, has announced she will be releasing a new novel, Go Set a Watchman.  Watchman was actually the first book Lee wrote, but Mockingbird was deemed to be a better commercial bet.  Sources say Watchman is set about 20 years after the events of Mockingbird and will feature many of the same characters with Scout returning home from New York to visit her father Atticus in Alabama.  There is some controversy with the publication though.  Many see the timing as strange, with the announcement coming only a few [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 5, 2015 at 10:03 am
Feb 042015
 
To All the Books I've Left Behind...

  We are very fortunate here at Badass Book Reviews to receive many fabulous ARCs throughout the year but it’s easy to get bogged down with more books than we have free time to read.  Other forms of entertainment also intrude (I’m looking at you, Netflix!) and we still have to make time for that pesky real life.  Today, instead of reviewing a recent book, I’m going to share with you the top 20 books I intended to read last year, but just didn’t.  Have you read any of these?  Should I bump them up on Mount TBR or are [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 4, 2015 at 7:00 am
Feb 032015
 
Early Review: Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly

Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly Genres: Children’s/Middle Grade Fantasy Publication Date: February 10th 2015 ARC Provided by HarperCollins Children’s Books and Edelweiss Synopsis from Goodreads: The city of Bryre suffers under the magic of an evil wizard. Because of his curse, girls sicken and disappear without a trace, and Bryre’s inhabitants live in fear. No one is allowed outside after dark. Yet night is the only time that Kymera can enter this dangerous city, for she must not be seen by humans. Her father says they would not understand her wings, the bolts in her neck, or her spiky tail—they would kill her. They [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 3, 2015 at 7:00 am
Feb 022015
 
Early Review: Crash & Burn by Lisa Gardner

Crash & Burn by Lisa Gardner Book #3 in Tessa Leoni Genre: Psychological Thriller Publication Date: February 3rd, 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley and Dutton Synopsis from Goodreads: My name is Nicky Frank. Except, most likely, it isn’t. Nicole Frank shouldn’t have been able to survive the car accident, much less crawl up the steep ravine. Not in the dark, not in the rain, not with her injuries. But one thought allows her to defy the odds and flag down help: Vero. I’m looking for a little girl. I have to save her. Except, most likely, she doesn’t exist. Sergeant Wyatt [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 2, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jan 302015
 
Spotlight on February's New Releases

Welcome to our monthly feature where we take a look at the books releasing in February and offer up our top picks and opinions. We have chosen 30 of our most anticipated new releases. The release dates are on a best known basis and are not guaranteed. Books may get delayed or sometimes even released earlier so please check with your favorite store to ensure availability. Now, on to the books!     Earls Just Want to Have Fun by Shana Galen (#1 in Covent Garden Cubs) – Expected publication: February 3rd 2015 by Sourcebooks Casablanca {Our Review} Echo 8 by Sharon [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 30, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jan 292015
 
Review: Dirty Rowdy Thing by Christina Lauren

Dirty Rowdy Thing by Christina Lauren Book #2 in Wild Seasons Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: November 4, 2014 Publisher: Gallery Books   Synopsis from Goodreads: From the New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Bastard,Beautiful Stranger, and Beautiful Player, Book Two of the brand-new Wild Seasons series that started with Sweet Filthy Boy—a story of friends, love, and lust. Despite their rowdy hookups, Harlow and Finn don’t even like each other…which would explain why their marriage lasted only twelve hours. He needs to be in charge and takes whatever he wants. She lives by the Want-something-done? Do-it-yourself mantra. Maybe she’s too similar [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 29, 2015 at 8:33 am