May 162016
 
Early Review: Beta Test by Annabeth Albert

Beta Test by Annabeth Albert Book #2 in #gaymers Genre: M/M, Contemporary Romance Publication Date: May 30th, 2016 ARC provided by Carina Press Synopsis from Goodreads: Player vs. Player. Fight! Brilliant graphic designer Ravi Tandel is ahead of the game—he’s just been asked to present a top secret project at a huge conference in Seattle. All systems are go…until he learns his buttoned-up office nemesis is coming along for the ride. Tristan Jones isn’t really the gamer type, but he knows the back end of the video game business inside out. Together, he and Ravi will give an awesome presentation. If they [ Read More of this Review ]

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May 032016
 
April Mini Reviews: The Good, The (Not So) Bad, and The Ugly

So the month of April kicked my butt reviewing-wise, but I did manage to read a few books.  I’m a little late with this Mini Review installment, but here is  a good sampling of the books I read in the month of April!     Heartsick by Chelsea Cain Read by Carolyn McCormick Book #1 in Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell Genre: Mystery/Thriller Publication Date: March 4th 2007 Audiobook Borrowed from Local Library Synopsis from Goodreads: Damaged Portland detective Archie Sheridan spent ten years tracking Gretchen Lowell, a beautiful serial killer, but in the end she was the one who caught him. Two years [ Read More of this Review ]

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Mar 312016
 
March 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. These are a good sampling of the books I read this month and I’ll let you know whether they were good, (not so) bad, or just plain ugly!     Borderline by Mishell Baker Book #1 in Arcadia Project Trilogy Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: March 1st [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 31, 2016 at 5:18 pm

February Mini Reviews: The Good, The (Not So) Bad, and The Ugly

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Feb 252016
 
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. These are a good sampling of the books I read this month and I’ll let you know whether they were good, (not so) bad, or just plain ugly!     Night Study by Maria V. Snyder Book #2 in Soulfinders Genre: Fantasy Publication Date: January 26th 2016 ARC [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jan 282016
 
Review: Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews

Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews Book #2 in The Innkeeper Chronicles Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: November 13th 2015 Synopsis from Goodreads: Dina DeMille doesn’t run your typical Bed and Breakfast. Her inn defies laws of physics, her fluffy dog is secretly a monster, and the only paying guest is a former Galactic tyrant with a price on her head. But the inn needs guests to thrive, and guests have been scarce, so when an Arbitrator shows up at Dina’s door and asks her to host a peace summit between three warring species, she jumps on the chance. Unfortunately, for [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jan 012016
 
Blog Tour: Review of City of Light by Keri Arthur

City of Light by Keri Arthur Book #1 in Outcast Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: January 5th 2016 ARC Provided by Signet and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: The first in an all-new futuristic fantasy series from Keri Arthur—the New York Times bestselling author of the Souls of Fire novels. When the bombs that stopped the species war tore holes in the veil between this world and the next, they allowed entry to the Others—demons, wraiths, and death spirits who turned the shadows into their hunting grounds. Now, a hundred years later, humans and shifters alike live in artificially lit cities designed to keep the [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 1, 2016 at 7:00 am

New Release Review: Status Update by Annabeth Albert

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Dec 092015
 
New Release Review: Status Update by Annabeth Albert

Status Update by Annabeth Albert Book #1 in #gaymers Genre: M/M, Contemporary Romance Publication Date: December 7th, 2015 ARC provided by Carina Press and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: Adrian Gottlieb is winning at life. He’s a successful video game designer with everything a man could ask for, including a warm comfy ride to Denver and a date for his sister’s wedding. But he finds himself in need of a total reboot when he’s left stranded at a snowy campground in Utah. Holiday plans? Epic fail. That is until Noah Walters offers him shelter for the night and a reluctant cross-country ride. [ Read More of this Review ]

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Review Hodgepodge (#2)

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Oct 052015
 
Review Hodgepodge (#2)

It’s that time again – binge read, review, & repeat. Today I have some early release reviews for you that were middle-of-the-road reads for me. I’m trying to launch an all-out ARC attack. The number of books in my to be read pile is starting to overtake my Kindle, and it’s time to get down to business! So without further ado… Opening Moves by Sean Michael Book #1 in Chess Genre: Erotica / M/M/M/M Publication Date: October 6th, 2015 ARC provided by Total-E-Bound Synopsis from Goodreads: Threesome Rook, Knight and Bishop make Jason an offer he can’t refuse. Can the four [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 5, 2015 at 7:00 am

Review: Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley

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Sep 102015
 
Review: Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley

Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley Book #3 in Chaos Genre: Contemporary/MC Romance Publication Date: June 30th, 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing Synopsis from Goodreads: The ride of her life . . . Once upon a time, Carissa Teodoro believed in happy endings. Money, marriage, motherhood: everything came easy—until she woke up to the ugly truth about her Prince Charming. Now a struggling, single mom and stranded by a flat tire, Carissa’s pondering her mistakes when a vaguely familiar knight rides to her rescue on a ton of horsepower. Climb on and hold tight . . . In [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 10, 2015 at 10:47 am

From Page to Screen: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

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Aug 072015
 
From Page to Screen: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

  Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Not too long ago I reviewed Me and Earl and the Dying Girl here on Badass Book Reviews and for the most part I absolutely loved it.  I can still say, with confidence, that it was the absolute funniest book that I’ve ever read.  Ever.  It should win awards for comedy genius. Well, the truth is that the only reason I finally read Me and Earl and the Dying Girl was because the movie was being independently released, and the trailer looked awesome!  If you are a true bibliophile you can’t watch a movie before reading [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 7, 2015 at 7:00 am
Aug 062015
 
New Release Group Review: Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews

Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews Book #8 in Kate Daniels Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: August 4th, 2015 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Ace Synopsis from Goodreads: In the latest Kate Daniels novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews, magic is coming and going in waves in post-Shift Atlanta—and each crest leaves danger in its wake… After breaking from life with the Pack, mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate—former Beast Lord Curran Lennart—are adjusting to a very different pace. While they’re thrilled to escape all the infighting, Curran misses the constant challenges of leading the shapeshifters. So when [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 6, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jun 092015
 
Review: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews Genre: YA Contemporary Realistic/Humor Publication Date: March 1st, 2012 Publisher: Amulet Books   Synopsis from Goodreads: Greg Gaines is the last master of high school espionage, able to disappear at will into any social environment. He has only one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time making movies, their own incomprehensible versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics. Until Greg’s mother forces him to rekindle his childhood friendship with Rachel. Rachel has been diagnosed with leukemia—-cue extreme adolescent awkwardness—-but a parental mandate has been issued and must be obeyed. When Rachel stops [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 9, 2015 at 8:00 am

Early Review: Vicious Cycle by Katie Ashley

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May 192015
 
Early Review: Vicious Cycle by Katie Ashley

Vicious Cycle by Katie Ashley Book #1 in Vicious Cycle Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: June 2nd, 2015 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Berkley Trade Synopsis from Goodreads: Deacon Malloy’s life is dedicated to the Hell’s Raiders motorcycle club. Tough, hard, and fast with his fists, he serves the group as sergeant at arms. But his devil-may-care approach to life is thrown for a loop when the five-year-old daughter he never knew existed lands on the club steps. Alexandra Evans is devoted to all her students—but there’s always been something about Willow Malloy that tugs at her heart. There’s an aura [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 19, 2015 at 7:00 am

Review: First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen

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May 132015
 
Review: First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen

First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen Series: Waverly Family #2 Genre: Magical Realism Release Date: January 20, 2015 It’s October in Bascom, North Carolina, and autumn will not go quietly. As temperatures drop and leaves begin to turn, the Waverley women are made restless by the whims of their mischievous apple tree… and all the magic that swirls around it. But this year, first frost has much more in store. Claire Waverley has started a successful new venture, Waverley’s Candies. Though her handcrafted confections—rose to recall lost love, lavender to promote happiness and lemon verbena to soothe throats and minds—are [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 13, 2015 at 6:57 am

New Release Review: Any Way You Slice It by Kristine Carlson Asselin

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May 042015
 
New Release Review: Any Way You Slice It by Kristine Carlson Asselin

Any Way You Slice It by Kristine Carlson Asselin Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: April 21st, 2015 Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark   Synopsis from Goodreads: Penelope Spaulding just can’t catch a break. Between long hours at the family restaurant, homework, and her parents’ plans for her future, it’s hard to find a spare moment to breathe. But when she laces up her skates and steps on the ice, everything slips away… Racing around the rink allows her to blow off steam after yet another fight with her dad about going to culinary school. So when Jake Gomes, the bad boy who lives [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 4, 2015 at 8:00 am

Group Review: Wind Catcher by Jeff & Erynn Altabef

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Mar 272015
 
Group Review: Wind Catcher by Jeff & Erynn Altabef

Wind Catcher by Jeff & Erynn Altabef Book #1 in The Chosen Genre: YA Fantasy/Mythology Publication Date: March 2015 Publisher: Evolved Publishing, LLC Synopsis from Goodreads: Juliet Wildfire Stone hears voices and sees visions, but she can’t make out what they mean. Her eccentric grandfather tells her stories about the Great Wind Spirit and Coyote, but he might as well be speaking another language. None of it makes any sense. When she stumbles upon a series of murders she can’t help but worry her grandfather might be involved. To discover the truth, Juliet must choose between her new life at an elite private school [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 27, 2015 at 7:00 am

Early Review: Polaris by Mindee Arnett

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Jan 082015
 
Early Review: Polaris by Mindee Arnett

Polaris by Mindee Arnett Book #2 in Avalon Genres: Young Adult Science Fiction Publication Date: January 20th 2015 ARC Provided by Balzer + Bray and Edelweiss Synopsis from Goodreads: Jeth Seagrave and his crew of mercenaries are pulled into one last high-stakes mission in this breathtaking sequel to Mindee Arnett’s fascinating and fast-paced sci-fi thriller Avalon. Jeth Seagrave and his crew are on the run. The ITA, still holding Jeth’s mother in a remote research lab, is now intent on acquiring the metatech secrets Jeth’s sister Cora carries inside her DNA, and Jeth is desperate to find the resources he needs [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 8, 2015 at 7:00 am

Review: Hate is Such a Strong Word by Sarah Ayoub

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Nov 182014
 
Review: Hate is Such a Strong Word by Sarah Ayoub

Hate is Such a Strong Word by Sarah Ayoub  Genre: Realistic Cultural Fiction Publication Date: September 1st, 2013 Publisher: HarperCollins Australia   Synopsis from Goodreads: I hate being invisible. I hate that I still can′t fight my own battles. I hate that I can′t keep up with the demands of high school. Sophie Kazzi is in Year 12 at an all-Lebanese, all-Catholic school where she is invisible, uncool and bored out of her brain. While she′s grown up surrounded by Lebanese friends, Lebanese neighbours and Lebanese shops, she knows there′s more to life than Samboosik and Baklawa, and she desperately wants to find [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 18, 2014 at 8:02 am

New Release Review: Otherworld Nights by Kelley Armstrong

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Nov 132014
 
New Release Review: Otherworld Nights by Kelley Armstrong

Otherworld Nights by Kelley Armstrong Book #3 in Otherworld Stories Genres: Urban Fantasy Anthology Publication Date: October 28th 2014 ARC Provided by Plume and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: Rare and never-before published short stories featuring fan favorites from the New York Times bestselling series It’s been more than ten years since Kelley Armstrong began the Otherworld series and drew legions of fans to a realm roamed by witches, werewolves, necromancers, vampires, and half-demons. Many of the novels have become bestselling favorites, but not all of the Otherworld adventures have been easy to find. At last, Otherworld Nights shares short stories that have previously [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 13, 2014 at 7:00 am
Oct 282014
 
Release Day Group Review: Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews

Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews Book #1 in Hidden Legacy Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: October 28, 2014 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Avon Synopsis from Goodreads: #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews launches a brand new Hidden Legacy series, in which one woman must place her trust in a seductive, dangerous man who sets off an even more dangerous desire… Nevada Baylor is faced with the most challenging case of her detective career—a suicide mission to bring in a suspect in a volatile case. Nevada isn’t sure she has the chops. Her quarry is a Prime, the [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 28, 2014 at 7:00 am