Jul 292014
 
Release Day Review: Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews

Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews Book #7 in the Kate Daniels series Release date: July 29, 2014 Genre: Urban Fantasy ARC provided by Ace Hardcovers and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: No matter how much the paranormal politics of Atlanta change, one thing always remains the same: if there’s trouble, Kate Daniels will be in the middle of it… As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she still struggling to keep her investigative business afloat, she must now deal with the affairs of the pack, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 29, 2014 at 7:11 am
Jul 112014
 
New Release Review: The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson

The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Paranormal, Romance Publication Date: July 1st 2014 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and HarperTeen Synopsis from Goodreads: Girls started vanishing in the fall, and now winter’s come to lay a white sheet over the horror. Door County, it seems, is swallowing the young, right into its very dirt. From beneath the house on Water Street, I’ve watched the danger swell. The residents know me as the noises in the house at night, the creaking on the stairs. I’m the reflection behind them in the glass, the feeling of fear in the cellar. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 11, 2014 at 4:00 pm
Jun 252014
 
Should You Read This Series? Midnight Breed by Lara Adrian

There are so many published series out there and I know you wonder…which ones are worth the read? In this feature, we tell you which series you should start and which ones you shouldn’t. As a ground rule, series in this feature must have at least 3 books published and the reviewer must have read more than half the series. If you want us to feature a series in the future, please ask in the comments. SERIES: Midnight Breed by Lara Adrian GENRE: Paranormal Romance BOOKS PUBLISHED TO DATE: 11 + several novellas SERIES STATUS: Ongoing (latest book will be [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 25, 2014 at 7:17 am
Jun 192014
 
Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: High Fantasy - Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

The Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge takes on high fantasy in June! Christal and AH took a chance on a new YA high fantasy series and looooved the debut. Read on to see why they think you should run out and buy this book now. Half A King by Joe Abercrombie Book #1 in Shattered Sea Genres: Young Adult, High/Epic Fantasy Publication Date: July 15th 2014 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Del Rey Synopsis from Goodreads: “I swore an oath to avenge the death of my father. I may be half a man, but I swore a whole oath.” Prince Yarvi [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 19, 2014 at 10:26 am
Apr 282014
 
Early Review: The House on Blackberry Hill by Donna Alward

The House on Blackberry Hill by Donna Alward Book #1 in Jewell Cove Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: April 29th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and St. Martin’s Press Synopsis from Goodreads: When a young woman inherits a rundown mansion, the last thing she expects to find is the key to her heart… Abby Foster is a fish out of water in the Maine coastal town of Jewell Cove. The crumbling Foster estate, left to her by a relative she never even knew, has everyone’s eyes on her—an eerie reminder of the long-buried family secrets that have haunted her…forever. Single, stunning, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 28, 2014 at 10:41 am
Apr 072014
 
Re-Release Review: Circle of Desire by Keri Arthur

Re-Release Review: Circle of Desire by Keri Arthur Book 3 in The Damask Circle series Release date: April 1, 2014 (previously published in 2001 & 2009) Book provided by NetGalley and Dell Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy Synopsis from Goodreads: A TEMPTING FATE Two children have been found dead, their souls torn from their bodies. Two more are missing, and Ethan Morgan’s niece is one of them. A dedicated cop, Ethan has every intention not only of bringing her back alive but of catching the monster behind these kidnappings. And he will use anyone and everyone to achieve those aims—even [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 7, 2014 at 7:09 am
Feb 072014
 
New Release Review: Circle of Death by Keri Arthur

New Release Review: Circle of Death by Keri Arthur Book 2 in Damask Circle series Release date: February 25, 2014 Originally published: June, 2002 Genre: Paranormal Romance Book provided by NetGalley and Random House Bantam Dell Synopsis from NetGalley: In one vicious night, Kirby Brown’s world is torn apart. Her best friend is dead, killed by a madman who is now after Kirby, and she has no idea why. When the police prove incapable of protecting Kirby, she has no choice but to trust a mysterious stranger. And while she finds herself inexplicably drawn to him, she fears the strange [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 7, 2014 at 7:00 am
Feb 062014
 
New Release Review: Pecan Pies and Homicides by Ellery Adams

Pecan Pies and Homicides by Ellery Adams Book #3 in the Charmed Pie Shoppe Mysteries Genre: Cozy Mystery Publication Date: January 7th 2014 E-Book Purchased from Amazon.com Synopsis from Goodreads: Her Charmed Pie Shoppe is open for business, but baker Ella Mae LeFaye is about to discover solving a murder is not as easy as pie… Owning the Charmed Pie Shoppe and serving enchanted treats in the magical town of Havenwood, Georgia, seemed like a little slice of heaven for Ella Mae LeFaye. But now her hopes for both a lasting romance with Hugh Dylan and business success are starting to seem like pie [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 6, 2014 at 10:41 am
Jan 092014
 
Early Review: Avalon by Mindee Arnett

Avalon by Mindee Arnett Book #1 in the Avalon duology Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction Publication Date: January 21st 2014 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Balzer + Bray Synopsis from Goodreads: A ragtag group of teenage mercenaries who crew the spaceship Avalon stumble upon a conspiracy that could threaten the entire galaxy in this fascinating and fast-paced sci-fi adventure from author Mindee Arnett. Of the various star systems that make up the Confederation, most lie thousands of light-years from First Earth-and out here, no one is free. The agencies that govern the Confederation are as corrupt as the crime bosses who patrol it, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 9, 2014 at 9:02 am
Jan 082014
 
Early Review: Circle of Fire by Keri Arthur

Early Review: Circle of Fire by Keri Arthur Book 1 in The Damask Circle series Release date: January 28, 2014 (previously published in 2001 & 2009) Book provided by NetGalley and Dell Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy Synopsis from Goodreads: VISIONS OF TERROR Sixteen teenagers taken from their homes. Eleven bodies recovered, each completely drained of blood. Some believe vampires are responsible. Jon Barnett knows that what’s happening is far worse. Sent by a group of paranormal investigators known as the Damask Circle, Jon quickly becomes enmeshed in a web of black magic and realizes he needs help. But fate [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 8, 2014 at 7:00 am
Jan 032014
 
Review: Clean Sweep (Innkeep Chronicles #1) by Ilona Andrews

  Review: Clean Sweep (Innkeep Chronicles #1) by Ilona Andrews *early review copy received from author — thank you!* Regina’s and AH’s Rating: 4 stars/Grade A- Book Summary: On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest problem should be what to serve her guests for breakfast. But Dina is…different: Her broom is a deadly weapon; her Inn is magic and thinks for itself. Meant to be a lodging for otherworldly visitors, the only [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 3, 2014 at 9:27 am
Nov 182013
 
New Release Review: Fortune's Pawn by Rachel Bach

Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach Book #1 in the Paradox series Genre: Science Fiction Publication Date: 5 November 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Orbit Synopsis from Goodreads: Devi Morris isn’t your average mercenary. She has plans. Big ones. And a ton of ambition. It’s a combination that’s going to get her killed one day – but not just yet. That is, until she just gets a job on a tiny trade ship with a nasty reputation for surprises. The Glorious Fool isn’t misnamed: it likes to get into trouble, so much so that one year of security work under its captain is equal to [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 18, 2013 at 9:32 am
Nov 142013
 
Review of Horde (Razorland #3) by Ann Aguirre

Review of Horde (Razorland #3) by Ann Aguirre *purchased audio book from audible.com* Regina’s Rating: 3.5 stars/Grade B+ Book Summary:   The epic conclusion to the USA Today bestselling trilogy. The horde is coming. Salvation is surrounded, monsters at the gates, and this time, they’re not going away. When Deuce, Fade, Stalker and Tegan set out, the odds are against them. But the odds have been stacked against Deuce from the moment she was born. She might not be a Huntress anymore, but she doesn’t run. With her knives in hand and her companions at her side, she will not [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 14, 2013 at 9:27 am
Oct 222013
 
Review and Giveaway: Dirt Nap by AJ Aalto

  Our Frightening Fall Reads continues with a short story from the Marnie Baranuik universe. You may remember that I was very excited about this new Urban Fantasy series that features the psychic preternatural expert Marnie Baranuik and her vampire companion Harry. Marnie is one of those characters that just doesn’t have a brain filter – she says it as she sees it. This leads to all sorts of hilarious and often hairy situations. Book Blurb: “Jail probably would have been a better place to spend a Thursday afternoon, but when a preternatural expert is needed, there’s no one else [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 22, 2013 at 7:00 am
Sep 202013
 
New Release Review: Maddaddam (MaddAddam Trilogy #3) by Margaret Atwood

MaddAddam (MaddAddam Trilogy #3) by Margaret Atwood *received early review copy from publisher and Edelweiss* Regina’s Rating: 4.5 stars/Grade A Release Date: 9/3/13 Book Summary: A man-made plague has swept the earth, but a small group survives, along with the green-eyed Crakers – a gentle species bio-engineered to replace humans. Toby, onetime member of the Gods Gardeners and expert in mushrooms and bees, is still in love with street-smart Zeb, who has an interesting past. The Crakers’ reluctant prophet, Snowman-the-Jimmy, is hallucinating; Amanda is in shock from a Painballer attack; and Ivory Bill yearns for the provocative Swift Fox, who [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 20, 2013 at 1:25 pm
Sep 112013
 
Early Review: Four Summoner's Tales by Kelley Armstrong, David Liss, Christopher Golden, and Jonathan Maberry

Early Review: Four Summoner’s Tales by Kelley Armstrong, David Liss, Christopher Golden, and Jonathan Maberry Release date: September 17, 2013 Genre: Anthology, Paranormal, Horror Book provided by Edelweiss and Gallery Books Synopsis from Goodreads: Four terror-inducing novellas from acclaimed bestselling authors Kelley Armstrong, David Liss, Christopher Golden, and Jonathan Maberry beginning with the premise: “A stranger comes to town, offering to raise the townsfolk’s dearly departed from the dead—for a price.” In Kelley Armstrong’s “Suffer the Children,” an acute diphtheria outbreak kills most of the children in an isolated village in nineteen-century Ontario. Then a stranger arrives and offers to [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 11, 2013 at 7:00 am
Aug 222013
 
New Release Review: Omens by Kelley Armstrong

Omens by Kelley Armstrong Book #1 in the Cainsville series Genre: Paranormal Mystery Publication Date: August 20th 2013 Print Copy Provided by Dutton Adult Synopsis from Goodreads: #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong begins her new series with Omens, featuring a compelling new heroine thrust into a decades-old murder case and the dark mysteries surrounding her strange new home. Twenty-four-year-old Olivia Taylor Jones has the perfect life. The only daughter of a wealthy, prominent Chicago family, she has an Ivy League education, pursues volunteerism and philanthropy, and is engaged to a handsome young tech firm CEO with political ambitions. But Olivia’s world [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 22, 2013 at 8:55 am
Jul 282013
 
Guest Post and Giveaway: Cold Company by A.J. Aalto

Guest Post and Giveaway: Cold Company by A. J. Aalto Today we have a special treat for you. Remember how excited I was to find a new urban fantasy series to love? Today, we have A.J. Aalto the author of the Marnie Baranuik series (Touched, Death Rejoices) here on Badass Book Reviews! Yay! And because I adore Harry and have learned so many big archaic words from him, I asked Ms. Aalto to write us a post from Lord Dreppenstedt’s (Harry’s) point of view. She loved the idea and without further ado, here’s the story:   “Harry?” I wandered through [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 28, 2013 at 8:00 am
Jul 192013
 
New Release Review: Marvel and Hyperion's New Line of Superheroine Books

Rogue Touch by Christine Woodward Genre: Superheroes/Science Fiction Publication Date: June 18th 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Hyperion Synopsis from Goodreads: “An interesting take on Rogue, as her powers take her down a path I never would have imagined.” –Chris Claremont, author of Dragon Moon and writer for seventeen years of Uncanny X-Men Twenty-year-old Anna Marie was just fired for the third time–this time from a bakery. Why can’t she hold a job? Well, for starters, she dresses . . . differently. She looks like a Goth girl to the extreme, her shock of white hair contrasting with her [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 19, 2013 at 11:40 am
Jul 172013
 
Early Review: Terminated by Rachel Caine

Early Review: Terminated by Rachel Caine Book 3 in Revivalist series Genre: Urban Fantasy, Thriller, Science Fiction Release date: August 6, 2013 Book provided by the author Synopsis from Goodreads: In New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine’s latest Revivalist novel, Bryn Davis’s problems quickly turn from dead to worse… Already addicted to the pharmaceutical drug that keeps her body from decomposing, Bryn has to stop a secretive group of rich and powerful investors from eliminating the existing Returné addicts altogether. To ensure their plan to launch a new, military-grade strain of nanotech, the investors’ undead assassin—who just happens to [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm