Hello and welcome to Badass Book Reviews. Badass Book Reviews started off as a small little blog in 2011. Since then, we’ve grown to a group of six reading-obsessed women. We love to read a variety of books such as Young Adult, Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Historical Romance, and Contemporary Romance. I’m probably missing a few genres, but you get the picture. We love to read. Most of us read on our ereaders – Kindles and a lonely little Kobo, and we do love our audio books as well. Between the six of us, we cover 2 countries (US and Canada) and 3 time zones, so organization is key.
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The Blog in One Sentence:
Badass Book Reviews in one sentence: “Eclectic Book Reviews from Chick Lit to Urban Fantasy“
Favorite Books of 2013 and The Year So Far:
AH – Ever After by Kim Harrison. 2014 – Red Rising by Pierce Brown.
D.G. – I can’t pick just one. It’s like asking a mother who’s her favorite child! Oh well…if I have to pick, I’ll say Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh for 2013 and so far this year, I’ve only given 5-stars to Lothaire by Kresley Cole.
Wendy – 2013 was a little harder for me, but it was really only between two books. I’m going to go with The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima in the Fantasy genre. Amazing ending to an amazing series. In 2014 there was no contest, the best book I’ve read so far is Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield.
Christal: My favorites from 2013 were Midnight Blue-Light Special by Seanan McGuire, The Split Worlds Trilogy by Emma Newman, and Tarnished by Rhiannon Held. I’ve actually rated several books 4 and 5 stars already this year and expect many more to come, but some of my favorites so far are Night Broken by Patricia Briggs, The Line by J.D. Horn, and Archetype by M.D. Waters. I loved The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison but I am holding out hope for the finale to become my favorite in the series later this year.
Regina: It is hard to remember back to 2013! For 2014, my favorites are easy Nightbroken by Patricia Briggs, Skin Game by Jim Butcher and Hard Time by Cara McKenna and Dark Places by Gillian Flynn. Cara McKenna continues to amaze me as to how she writes characters; and while I watch very few movies, I can’t wait to see Dark Places now. 2013, my favorites were Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell, Wild by Cheryl Strayed, Sweethearts by Sara Zarr, Beautiful Bad Man by Ellen O’Connell, After Hours by Cara McKenna, Cuckoo’s Calling by JK Rowling, Experiment in Terror series by Karina Halle, Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple, Do or Die by Suzanne Brockmann, and The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer. Yeah that’s a lot. 🙂
AH – For a full listing of all of our favorites of 2013, check out our Badass Best of 2013 posts. We loved so many books, we had to have a post for each genre.
Our Favorite Book or Reading Related Quote:
AH – “Go brush your teeth, comb your hair, put on dry clothes, and get the guns. We’re going to Wal-Mart.” On the Edge by Ilona Andrews
D.G. – “I have faults enough, but they are not, I hope, of understanding. My temper I dare not vouch for. It is, I believe, too little yielding— certainly too little for the convenience of the world. I cannot forget the follies and vices of other so soon as I ought, nor their offenses against myself. My feelings are not puffed about with every attempt to move them. My temper would perhaps be called resentful. My good opinion once lost, is lost forever.” Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Wendy – “I looked at his grave and, with tears in my eyes, I voiced these words: “You were worth it, old friend, and a thousand times over.” Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
Christal – “I have been mortal, and some part of me is mortal yet. I am full of tears and hunger and the fear of death, although I cannot weep, and I want nothing, and I cannot die. I am not like the others now, for no unicorn was ever born who could regret, but I do. I regret.”
― Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn
If I were stranded on a desert island….
Wendy – Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta, and Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls, though it’s hard because there are many more series stories I’d like to add. Nonreading items, a tent, a lighter, a pot… yeah, i can cook in the pot and collect water in it.
Regina — This is a hard question. I agree with Wendy, Outlander would be in my mix. So would any book by Cara McKenna.
Books into movies….
What book would you love to see as a movie?
AH – The Gentleman Bastard series by Scott Lynch. The first book is called The Lies of Locke Lamora.
D.G. – Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.
Wendy – Angelfall by Susan Ee
Christal: The InCryptid series by Seanan McGuire, starting with Discount Armageddon.
Regina: I don’t see many movies, I like my books to stay books …..
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