Jul 272015
 
Dueling New Release Review: Armada by Ernest Cline

        Both DG and Wendy read Ernest Cline’s new release novel, Armada, and it quickly became evident that their enjoyment levels were very different.  It’s not the first time that two Badass Reviewers had differing thoughts on the same book, however instead of a group discussion we thought it may be fun for both reviewers to plead their case for what did, or didn’t, work for them.  This way our readers get both the positive feedback, and the equally helpful negative. Welcome to our first ever Dueling review! Armada by Ernest Cline Genre: Science-Fiction Publication Date: July 14th, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 27, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jul 152015
 
New Release Review: Time Salvager by Wesley Chu

Time Salvager by Wesley Chu Genre: Science Fiction Publication Date: July 7th 2015 ARC Provided by Tor/Angry Robot Books and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: Convicted criminal James Griffin-Mars is no one’s hero. In his time, Earth is a toxic, abandoned world and humans have fled into the outer solar system to survive, eking out a fragile, doomed existence among the other planets and their moons. Those responsible for delaying humanity’s demise believe time travel holds the key, and they have identified James, troubled though he is, as one of a select and expendable few ideally suited for the most dangerous job [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 15, 2015 at 9:35 am
Jul 142015
 
New Release Review: Pure Blooded by Amanda Carlson

New Release Review: Pure Blooded by Amanda Carlson Book 5 in Jessica MacClain series Release date: June 16, 2015 Genre: Urban Fantasy Book provided by NetGalley Orbit Synopsis from Goodreads: Jessica arrives back from the Underworld to find her father embroiled in a battle against the Made wolves. She and her crew drop everything to join them. Once she arrives, the threat is after her. Jessica is lured into danger when her adversary takes something precious from her. With help from an unlikely source, Jessica goes up against her creator in a battle that will decide the path of everyone [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 14, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jun 182015
 
New Release Review: Scarred Souls by T.T. Kove

Scarred Souls by T.T. Kove Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance Publication Date: May 20st, 2015 Publisher: Less Than Three Press Synopsis from Goodreads: On a cold, wet afternoon Damian stumbled across a young man huddled beneath a tree crying his eyes out. He’s got more than enough problems of his own, but is compelled to give the bloke a place to crash for at least the night. Josh is used to being alone, and most days it’s easier than trying to deal with people who can’t, or won’t, understand him. When Damian takes him in for the night, Josh assumes it’s gong to be [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 18, 2015 at 7:00 am
May 232015
 
Sci-Fi Saturday - Outlaw M.C. By James Cox

  Outlaw M.C. by James Cox: Earth was considered a desolate planet and is used as a prison.  Humanity lives on Mars in a single but always expanding city.  Technology being what it is keeps humans breathing.  The government is ruled by a man named Max Wesmen.  He’s a twisted fuck and changed our entire structure.  Now it’s illegal to drink alcohol, do any drugs, have kinky sex, and, of course, smoke.  Homosexuality was a death sentence.  Women were to be kept for breeding.  Dark skinned men were used as slaves, like back in the darkest days of history.  The [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 23, 2015 at 8:00 am
May 182015
 
Early Review, Blog Tour and Giveaway: Behind the Mask (Associates #4) by Carolyn Crane

Behind the Mask (Associates #4) by Carolyn Crane Genre: Romantic Suspense Publication Date: May 19, 2015 ARC provided by Author (thank you!) Want to win a copy? Scroll down to enter and play!   TO SAVE HER PROSTITUTE TWIN SISTER SHE HAS TO SWITCH PLACES WITH HER… When her estranged sister is won in a card game by a brutal drug cartel, Zelda knows what she has to do: take her place. Save her. Focus on infiltrating the shadowy group–and try not to think about why she left the spying game years ago. She’s slept with dangerous criminals before; she can do [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 18, 2015 at 8:48 am
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
Apr 142015
 
Review: The Master by Kresley Cole

The Master by Kresley Cole Series: The Game Maker #2 Genre: Erotic Romance, BDSM Release Date: Feb 17, 2015 Everyone fears the Master…Rich, irresistible politician/Mafya boss Maksimilian Sevastyan prefers tall, obedient blondes to fulfill his… complicated desires. That is, until the icy Russian encounters a disobedient brunette whose exquisite little body threatens his legendary restraint. Except her. Catarina Marín was a well-off young wife until her world fell apart. Now she’s hiding out, forced to start working as an escort in Miami. Her very first client is beyond gorgeous, but when he tells her what he plans to do to [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 14, 2015 at 1:17 pm
Apr 142015
 
Review: The Professional by Kresley Cole

The Professional by Kresley Cole Series: The Game Maker #1 Genre: Erotic Romance, BDSM Release Date: May 6, 2014 He makes the rules…Mafiya enforcer Aleksei “The Siberian” Sevastyan’s loyalty to his boss knows no bounds, until he meets the boss’s long-lost daughter, a curvy, feisty redhead who haunts his mind and heats his blood like no other. Ordered to protect her, Aleksei will do anything to possess her as well—on his own wicked terms. Rules are made to be broken…Grad student Natalie Porter had barely recovered from her first sight of the dark and breathtaking Sevastyan before the professional enforcer [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 14, 2015 at 5:09 am
Mar 252015
 
Review: Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kristin Cronn-Mills

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kristin Cronn-Mills Genre: YA Contemporary LGBT Publication Date: October 1, 2012 Publisher: Flux   Synopsis from Goodreads: “This is Beautiful Music for Ugly Children, on community radio 90.3, KZUK. I’m Gabe. Welcome to my show.” My birth name is Elizabeth, but I’m a guy. Gabe. My parents think I’ve gone crazy and the rest of the world is happy to agree with them, but I know I’m right. I’ve been a boy my whole life. When you think about it, I’m like a record. Elizabeth is my A side, the song everybody knows, and Gabe [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 25, 2015 at 8:25 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 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 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

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

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Jan 272015
 
January 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!   All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Publication Date: January 6th 2015 ARC Provided by [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 27, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jan 262015
 
Guest Post & Review: Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish

Badass Book Reviews Welcomes: Kristi Charish kicks off her new Urban Fantasy series with Owl and the Japanese Circus, an action packed story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. With all of the twists and turns, our ‘Indiana Jane’ has her work cut out for her! Kristi joins Badass Book Reviews today to talk about female leads and the standards they are held to versus their male counterparts. Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish Book #1 in The Adventures of Owl Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: January 13th, 2015 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 26, 2015 at 7:00 am

New Release Review: Transmuted by Karina Cooper

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Jan 192015
 
New Release Review: Transmuted by Karina Cooper

Transmuted by Karina Cooper Book #6 in The St. Croix Chronicles Genres: Steampunk Publication Date: January 26th 2015 ARC Provided by Carina Press and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: In this final installment of Cherry St. Croix’s adventures, only one thing could compel the disgraced countess to return to Society—the threat of immortality. All is not peaceful in the wake of the Midnight Menagerie’s ruin. Although the Karakash Veil has been forced to flee its stronghold, the mysterious head of the criminal organization is not content to fade away. Above the foggy drift, a priceless diamond vanishes. In the dangerous Underground, a murderous rampage demands [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 19, 2015 at 7:00 am

New Release Review: The Deep by Nick Cutter

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Jan 182015
 
New Release Review: The Deep by Nick Cutter

New Release Review: The Deep by Nick Cutter Release date: January 13, 2015 Genre: Horror, Science Fiction Book provided by NetGalley and Gallery Books Synopsis from Goodreads: From the acclaimed author of The Troop—which Stephen King raved “scared the hell out of me and I couldn’t put it down.…old-school horror at its best”—comes this utterly terrifying novel where The Abyss meets The Shining. A strange plague called the ’Gets is decimating humanity on a global scale. It causes people to forget—small things at first, like where they left their keys…then the not-so-small things like how to drive, or the letters [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 18, 2015 at 12:17 pm
Dec 042014
 
Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: Historical Fiction - Evernight by Kristen Callihan

The Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge was Historical Fiction for November and we decided to use this month to catch up on one of our favorite series, Darkest London, with Evernight by Kristen Callihan. Evernight by Kristen Callihan Book #5 in Darkest London Genres: Historical Paranormal Steam Punk Publication Date: August 26th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Forever Synopsis from Goodreads: Once the night comes . . . Will Thorne is living a nightmare, his sanity slowly being drained away by a force he can’t control. His talents have made him the perfect assassin for hire. But as he loses his grip on reality, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 4, 2014 at 7:33 am
Oct 162014
 
World of Weir Blog Tour, by Cinda Williams Chima + Giveaway

THE SORCERER HEIR: The can’t-miss finale to the beloved and bestselling Heir Chronicles series. The delicate peace between Wizards and the underguilds (Warriors, Seers, Enchanters, and Sorcerers) still holds by the thinnest of threads, but powerful forces inside and outside the guilds threaten to sever it completely. Old friends and foes return as new threats arise in this stunning and revelatory conclusion to the beloved and bestselling Heir Chronicles series. The Sorcerer Heir is a self-contained story, accessible to readers just discovering the Heir series, but loyal fans will be rewarded by visits from characters they love (and love to [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 16, 2014 at 8:00 am

Review: Meatworks by Jordan Castillo Price

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Oct 152014
 
Review: Meatworks by Jordan Castillo Price

Meatworks by Jordan Castillo Price Genre: M/M Science Fiction Publication Date: July 3rd, 2014 Publisher: JCP Books, LLC   Synopsis from Goodreads: Desmond Poole is damaged in more ways than one. If he was an underachiever before, he’s entirely useless now that he’s lost his right hand. He spends his time drowning his sorrows in vodka while he deliberately blows off the training that would help him master his new prosthetic. Social Services seems determined to try and stop him from wallowing in his own filth, so he’s forced to attend an amputee support group. He expects nothing more than stale cookies, tepid decaf [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 15, 2014 at 8:00 am