Feb 052016
 
Audiobook Review: The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne

The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne Book #1 in Victorian Rebels Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: September 1st, 2015 Synopsis from Goodreads:  STEALING BEAUTY Dorian Blackwell, the Blackheart of Ben More, is a ruthless villain. Scarred and hard-hearted, Dorian is one of London’s wealthiest, most influential men who will stop at nothing to wreak vengeance on those who’ve wronged him…and will fight to the death to seize what he wants. The lovely, still innocent widow Farah Leigh Mackenzie is no exception—and soon Dorian whisks the beautiful lass away to his sanctuary in the wild Highlands… COURTING DESIRE But Farah is no [ Read More of this Review ]

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Feb 022016
 
Release Day Review: Wickedly Powerful and Wickedly Ever After by Deborah Blake

Wickedly Powerful by Deborah Blake Book #3 in Baba Yaga Genre: Paranormal Romance Publication Date: February 2nd 2016 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Berkley Romance Synopsis from Goodreads: Known as the wicked witch of Russian fairy tales, Baba Yaga is not one woman, but rather a title carried by a chosen few. They keep the balance of nature and guard the borders of our world, but don’t make the mistake of crossing one of them… The only thing more fiery than Bella Young’s red hair is her temper. She knows that a Baba Yaga’s power without strict control can leave the [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jan 072016
 
New Release Review: Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken Book #1 in Passenger Genre: YA Science Fiction/Fantasy, Time Travel Publication Date: January 5th 2016 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Disney-Hyperion Synopsis from Goodreads: passage, n. i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes. ii. A journey by water; a voyage. iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time. In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jan 052016
 
Genre Book Showdown: This is Where it Ends vs Violent Ends

I’ve been sitting on This Is Where It Ends for a long time.  I requested it months ago, but wanted to put my review out closer to it’s release date.  While I waited Violent Ends came out, and I thought it was interesting that the two were very similar.  Not only were both books about school shootings, both of them were also told from multiple perspectives, none of which are the shooter.  I wondered if these books would make for a perfect comparison review, and I was eager to put these two books in the ring and see who came out the winner. If you’ve [ Read More of this Review ]

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Dec 232015
 
Review: Golden Son by Pierce Brown

Golden Son by Pierce Brown #2 in Red Rising Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Publication Date: January 6th, 2015 Publisher: Del Rey   Synopsis from Goodreads: With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, debut author Pierce Brown’s genre-defying epic Red Rising hit the ground running and wasted no time becoming a sensation. Golden Son continues the stunning saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom from the overlords of a brutal elitist future built on lies. Now fully embedded among the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down Society [ Read More of this Review ]

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Dec 182015
 
ARC Review: Craving's Creek by Mel Bossa

Craving’s Creek by Mel Bossa Genre: M/M, Contemporary Romance Publication Date: August 18th, 2015 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Samhain Publishing Synopsis from Goodreads: For the man he loves, he will fight—body, mind, and soul. Fourteen years ago, on a sun-drenched summer day on the banks of Craving’s Creek, Ryde swore to his best friend, Alistair, he’d never be alone in the world. Though Alistair was destined for the priesthood, there was something beyond holy about the first kiss they shared. But a fun camping trip went horribly wrong when Alistair was involved in a horrific incident. Now, at age thirty-one, Ryde’s [ Read More of this Review ]

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Nov 032015
 
Release Day Review: A Wicked Way to Win an Earl by Anna Bradley

A Wicked Way to Win an Earl by Anna Bradley Book #1 in Sutherland Scandals Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: November 3rd, 2015 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Penguin Synopsis from Goodreads: England, 1811. Delia Somerset despises the privileged ton, but her young sister, Lily, is desperate to escape their family’s scandalous past and join high society. Unwilling to upset her sister, Delia reluctantly agrees to attend a party at the Sutherland estate—and avoid the gossip at all costs. Alec Sutherland is known as a hot-headed scoundrel, but nothing gets a rise out of him as much as the news that [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 3, 2015 at 7:00 am
Nov 022015
 
Blog Tour and Giveaway: Mercury Retrograde by Laura Bickle

Welcome to our blog tour stop for LAURA BICKLE‘s new book MERCURY RETROGRADE.  This is the second book in her DARK ALCHEMY series and it just keeps getting better and better.  We highly recommend these books for urban fantasy readers so keep reading below to find out more about this series and MERCURY RETROGRADE in particular.  Also, thank you to the blog tour host, Bewitching Books Tours! Mercury Retrograde by Laura Bickle Book #2 in Dark Alchemy Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: October 27th 2015 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Harper Voyager Impulse Synopsis from Goodreads: Geologist Petra Dee and the [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 2, 2015 at 8:44 am
Oct 302015
 
New Release Review & Giveaway: Wild Sky by Suzanne Brockmann and Melanie Brockmann

Wild Sky by Suzanne Brockmann and Melanie Brockmann Book #2 in Night Sky Genre: Young Adult/Paranormal Publication Date: October 6th, 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley and Sourcebooks Synopsis from Goodreads: Skylar Reid is slowly adjusting to the powers that make her a Greater-Than; it’s the rest of her ”normal” life that’s too hard to handle. Her boyfriend is distant, and her mentor is obsessed with rescuing her sister from the producers of the Destiny drug. Then a secret Destiny lab pops up in Skylar’s town, and her best friend Calvin is accidentally injected. After spending years in a wheelchair, the drug gives [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 30, 2015 at 7:00 am
Oct 282015
 
New Release Review: The Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher

The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher The Cinder Spires #1 Genre: Sci-Fi Steampunk Publication Date: September 29th, 2015 Publisher: Roc   Synopsis from Goodreads: Jim Butcher, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Dresden Files and the Codex Alera novels, conjures up a new series set in a fantastic world of noble families, steam-powered technology, and magic-wielding warriors… Since time immemorial, the Spires have sheltered humanity, towering for miles over the mist-shrouded surface of the world. Within their halls, aristocratic houses have ruled for generations, developing scientific marvels, fostering trade alliances, and building fleets of airships to keep the peace. Captain [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 28, 2015 at 7:00 am

New Release Review: Tremaine’s True Love by Grace Burrowes

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Aug 142015
 
New Release Review: Tremaine's True Love by Grace Burrowes

Tremaine’s True Love by Grace Burrowes Book #1 in True Gentlemen Genre: Historical Romance Publication Date: August 4th, 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley and Sourcebooks Synopsis from Goodreads:  Tremaine St. Michael is firmly in trade and seeks only to negotiate the sale of some fancy sheep with the Earl of Haddonfield. The earl’s sister, Lady Nita, is pragmatic, hard-working, and selfless, though Tremaine senses she’s also tired of her charitable obligations and envious of her siblings’ marital bliss. Tremaine, having been raised among shepherds, can spot another lonely soul, no matter how easily she fools her own family. Neither Tremaine nor [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 14, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jul 292015
 
New Release Review: Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

Him by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy Genre: M/M Sports Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: July 28th, 2015 Publisher: Rennie Road Books   Synopsis from Goodreads: They don’t play for the same team. Or do they? Jamie Canning has never been able to figure out how he lost his closest friend. Four years ago, his tattooed, wise-cracking, rule-breaking roommate cut him off without an explanation. So what if things got a little weird on the last night of hockey camp the summer they were eighteen? It was just a little drunken foolishness. Nobody died. Ryan Wesley’s biggest regret is coaxing his very straight friend [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 29, 2015 at 7:00 am

Early Review: The Stellow Project by Shari Becker

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Jun 172015
 
Early Review: The Stellow Project by Shari Becker

The Stellow Project by Shari Becker Genre: Young Adult Publication Date: June 23rd, 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley and Skyscape Synopsis from Goodreads: When a killer storm unexpectedly hits Manhattan, seventeen-year-old Lilah Stellow’s dad insists that she and her younger sister, Flori, take refuge at their cabin in the mountains. But instead of joining them with the experimental drug that keeps Lilah alive, he disappears just as news reports name him as a prime suspect in an act of ecoterrorism. As days pass without her medicine, Lilah finds herself teetering on the edge, caring for her sister, and growing increasingly certain [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 17, 2015 at 7:00 am

Review: Trowchester Blues by Alex Beecroft

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Jun 102015
 
Review: Trowchester Blues by Alex Beecroft

Trowchester Blues by Alex Beecroft Book #1 in Trowchester Blues Series Genre: M/M Romance Publication Date: February 7th, 2015 Publisher: Riptide Publishing Synopsis from Goodreads: Michael May is losing it. Long ago, he joined the Metropolitan Police to escape his father’s tyranny and protect people like himself. Now his father is dead, and he’s been fired for punching a suspect. Afraid of his own rage, he returns to Trowchester—and to his childhood home, with all its old fears and memories. When he meets a charming, bohemian bookshop owner who seems to like him, he clings tight. Fintan Hulme is an honest man [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 10, 2015 at 7:00 am
May 142015
 
Early Review: A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin

A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin Book #1 in Stranje House Genre: Young Adult Publication Date: May 19th, 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley and Macmillan-Tor/Forge Synopsis from Goodreads: It’s 1814. Napoleon is exiled on Elba. Europe is in shambles. Britain is at war on four fronts. And Stranje House, a School for Unusual Girls, has become one of Regency England’s dark little secrets. The daughters of the beau monde who don’t fit high society’s constrictive mold are banished to Stranje House to be reformed into marriageable young ladies. Or so their parents think. In truth, Headmistress Emma Stranje, the original [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 14, 2015 at 8:20 am

Release Day Review: Dark Alchemy by Laura Bickle

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Mar 242015
 
Release Day Review: Dark Alchemy by Laura Bickle

Dark Alchemy by Laura Bickle Genres: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: March 24th 2015 ARC Provided by Harper Voyager Impulse and Edelweiss Synopsis from Goodreads: Geologist Petra Dee arrives in Wyoming looking for clues to her father’s disappearance years before. What she finds instead is Temperance, a dying Western town with a gold rush past and a meth-infested present. But under the town’s dust and quiet, an old power is shifting. When bodies start turning up – desiccated and twisted skeletons that Petra can’t scientifically explain – her investigations land her in the middle of a covert war between the town’s most powerful [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 24, 2015 at 2:27 pm
Mar 232015
 
Excerpt, Early Review, + Giveaway: The Duke's Disaster by Grace Burrowes

Today Badass Book Reviews is excited to bring you an excerpt of The Duke’s Disaster. Noah and Thea’s story kicks off Grace Burrowes’ latest Historical Romance series, True Gentlemen. Don’t forget to scroll down to the bottom of the post for your chance to win a Grace Burrowes book bundle and personalized literary embosser. ~ Excerpt ~ The Duke and Duchess are having a rocky start to their marriage, also to their day… “Your tea, Duchess.” Noah had woken up beside his wife—again, despite all plans to the contrary—creating another first for him. Thea had risen several times during the night [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 23, 2015 at 7:00 am
Mar 062015
 
Badass Best of Non-Alpha Heroines

Badass Best of Non-Alpha Heroines Keeping with this weeks special topic, in honor of the March release of Patricia Briggs’ newest Alpha & Omega novel, Dead Heat, the Badass Ladies have put together a list of some of our favorite heroines. The catch is that we have chosen to focus on heroines that wouldn’t be classified as warriors.  Check out our favorites and let us know if who you think should be on this list! Anna, the Omega wolf from Alpha & Omega by Patricia Briggs Originally we intended to call this post ‘Beta Heroines’, but we had to rethink that because our intention, as said above, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 6, 2015 at 10:45 am
Mar 052015
 
Group Review: Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs

    Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs Genres: Urban Fantasy Anthology Publication Date: September 2nd 2014 ARC Provided by Ace Books and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: Mercy Thompson’s world just got a whole lot bigger… A collection of all-new and previously published short stories featuring Mercy Thompson, “one of the best heroines in the urban fantasy genre today” (Fiction Vixen Book Reviews), and the characters she calls friends… Includes the new stories: Silver, Roses in Winter, Redemption, and Hollow.   Our Review – 4 Skulls – B+ The ladies of Badass gather to give [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 5, 2015 at 9:18 am
Mar 032015
 
Release Day Group Review: Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs

  Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs Book #4 in Alpha & Omega Genres: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: March 3rd 2015 ARC Provided by Ace Books Synopsis from Goodreads: For once, mated werewolves Charles and Anna are not traveling because of Charles’s role as his father’s enforcer. This time, their trip to Arizona is purely personal, as Charles plans to buy Anna a horse for her birthday. Or at least it starts out that way… Charles and Anna soon discover that a dangerous Fae being is on the loose, replacing human children with simulacrums. The Fae’s cold war with humanity is about to [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 3, 2015 at 7:22 am