Sep 082014
 
New Release Review: The Bullet-Catcher's Daughter by Rod Duncan

New Release Review: The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter by Rod Duncan Book 1 of The Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire Release date: August 26, 2014 Genre: Steampunk, Alternate History Book provided by NetGalley and Angry Robot Synopsis from Goodreads: Elizabeth Barnabus lives a double life—as herself and as her brother, the private detective. She is trying to solve the mystery of a disappearing aristocrat and a hoard of arcane machines. In her way stand the rogues, freaks and self-proclaimed alchemists of a travelling circus. But when she comes up against an agent of the all-powerful Patent Office, her life and the course [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share
 Posted by on September 8, 2014 at 7:00 am
Aug 072014
 
Genre Book Showdown: The Girl From the Well vs Servants of the Storm

I’ve been looking for a spooky read lately and my perusal of Netgalley and Edelweiss turned up The Girl From the Well and Servants of the Storm.  While neither turned out to be the creeptastic read I was hoping for, I definitely preferred one book over the other.  Read on to see who won this installment of the Genre Book Showdown!   The Contenders: The Girl From the Well by Rin Chupeco Genre: Young Adult Horror Publication Date: August 5th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Sourcebooks Fire Synopsis from Goodreads: You may think me biased, being murdered myself. But my state of being [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share
 Posted by on August 7, 2014 at 9:00 am
Jul 142014
 
New Release Review: Child of a Hidden Sea by A. M. Dellamonica

New Release Review: Child of a Hidden Sea by A.M. Dellamonica Release date: June 24, 2014 Genre: Fantasy Book 1 of a 3 book trilogy Book provided by NetGalley and MacMillan-Tor/Forge Synopsis from Goodreads: One minute, twenty-four-year-old Sophie Hansa is in a San Francisco alley trying to save the life of the aunt she has never known. The next, she finds herself flung into the warm and salty waters of an unfamiliar world. Glowing moths fall to the waves around her, and the sleek bodies of unseen fish glide against her submerged ankles. The world is Stormwrack, a series of [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share
 Posted by on July 14, 2014 at 7:00 am
May 052014
 
Second in a Series: MILA 2.0 Renegade by Debra Driza and Rebel by Amy Tintera

SECOND IN A SERIES Today I’m reviewing two books that are much anticipated second books in a series. MILA 2.0: Renegade by Debra Driza and Rebel by Amy Tintera. Both books are geared to young adults and have a kick ass heroine who struggles with her humanity. Early Release Review: MILA 2.0: Renegade by Debra Driza Book 2 in MILA 2.0 Release date: May 13, 2014 Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction Book provided by Edelweiss and Katherine Tegen Books Synopsis from Goodreads: There is no one left for Mila to trust. Except for a boy she barely knows. But Hunter [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share
 Posted by on May 5, 2014 at 7:00 am
Apr 232014
 
Early Review: Invisible City by Julia Dahl

Early Release Review: Invisible City by Julia Dahl Release date: May 6, 2014 Genre: Mystery, Suspense Book provided by NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press Synopsis from Goodreads: Just months after Rebekah Roberts was born, her mother, an Hasidic Jew from Brooklyn, abandoned her Christian boyfriend and newborn baby to return to her religion. Neither Rebekah nor her father have heard from her since. Now a recent college graduate, Rebekah has moved to New York City to follow her dream of becoming a big-city reporter. But she’s also drawn to the idea of being closer to her mother, who might still [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share
 Posted by on April 23, 2014 at 7:00 am
Apr 152014
 
Release Day Review: The Temptations of Anna Jacobs by Robyn DeHart

The Temptations of Anna Jacobs by Robyn DeHart Book #2 in Dangerous Liaisons Genre: Historical Romance, Mystery Publication Date: April 15th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and InterMix Synopsis from Goodreads: Love and justice… When Drew Foster is released from prison, he doesn’t much care about salvaging his soiled reputation. Though he’s working undercover, everyone in Victorian London believes him guilty of the Jack the Ripper murders and that his brother paid for his “innocence.” Despite her genteel upbringing, Anna Jacobs is intent on finishing medical school and becoming a physician. Society’s ridicule has never bothered her, but when her brother, the Yard’s [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share
 Posted by on April 15, 2014 at 4:28 pm
Apr 152014
 
Review: The Secrets of Mia Danvers by Robyn DeHart

The Secrets of Mia Danvers by Robyn DeHart Book #1 in Dangerous Liaisons Genre: Historical Romance, Mystery Publication Date: June 18th 2013 E-Book Purchased from Amazon and InterMix Synopsis from Goodreads: A lone witness finds her protector… Since losing her sight in a childhood accident, Mia Danvers has resided in a small cottage on the vast Carrington estate. Thought to be dead, Mia lives a life of virtual seclusion—until one night, while walking home, she happens upon a horrendous crime. Alex Foster, Eighth Duke of Carrington, lives according to society’s expectations for him. He’s never met the woman who lives in the cottage at [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share
 Posted by on April 15, 2014 at 9:39 am
Apr 022014
 
Group Review: Romancing by Duke by Tessa Dare

Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare Series: Castles Ever After #1 Genre: Historical Romance Release Date: Jan 28, 2014 Audiobook narrated by Carmen Rose As the daughter of a famed author, Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens. She never doubted romance would be in her future, too. The storybooks offered endless possibilities. And as she grew older, Izzy crossed them off. One by one by one. Ugly duckling turned swan? Abducted by handsome highwayman? Rescued from drudgery by charming prince? No, no, and… Heh.  Now Izzy’s given up yearning for romance. She’ll settle [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share
 Posted by on April 2, 2014 at 6:37 am
Mar 272014
 
Early Review: Sempre: Redemption by J.M. Darhower

Early Review: Sempre: Redemption by J. M. Darhower Book 2 in Forever series Release date: April 1, 2014 Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult Book provided by Edelweiss and Gallery Books Synopsis from Goodreads: In this thrilling and sexy follow-up to Sempre, two young lovers struggle to keep their relationship intact after they become deeply enmeshed in the dangerous mafia-run crime ring they once tried to overthrow. Haven Antonelli and Carmine DeMarco have been through a lot. Haven was taken in by Carmine’s father, and with his family’s help, she escaped a gruesome fate. However, saving Haven from the dark intentions [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share
 Posted by on March 27, 2014 at 7:00 am
Jan 172014
 
New Release Review: Gilded Hearts by Christine d'Abo

Gilded Hearts by Christine d’Abo Book #1 in The Shadow Guild series Genre: Steam Punk Romance Publication Date: January 7th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Forever Yours Synopsis from Goodreads: Samuel Hawkins, Sergeant in the King’s Sentry, has been called in to investigate a murder case. As he awaits the Archivists to arrive—the team who will use a special device to extract the memories of the dead man to help find clues to his murder—he never expects to come face to face with the woman he’d left behind when he’d fled the Archives five years earlier. Piper Smith has grown from [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share
 Posted by on January 17, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 112013
 
Early Review: Sempre by J.M. Darhower

Early Review: Sempre by J. M. Darhower Book 1 in Forever series Release date: February 25, 2014 Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance Book provided by Edelweiss and Simon and Schuster Synopsis from Goodreads: Haven Antonelli and Carmine DeMarco had vastly different childhoods. Haven, a second-generation slave, grew up isolated in the middle of the desert, her days full of hard work and terrifying abuse. Carmine, born into a wealthy Mafia family, lived a life of privilege, never having to answer for anything he did. Both now seventeen, a twist of fate causes their worlds to collide, making them question everything [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share
 Posted by on December 11, 2013 at 7:00 am
Nov 222013
 
Review: The Angel Stone by Juliet Dark

Review: The Angel Stone by Juliet Dark (Carol Goodman) Book 3 in the Fairwick Chronicles series Release date: September 3, 2013 Genre: Paranormal Romance, Contemporary, Historical, Fantasy Book provided by Edelweiss and Ballantine Books Synopsis from Goodreads: A can’t-miss read for fans of Deborah Harkness and Karen Marie Moning, The Angel Stone weaves a tale of ancient folklore and thrilling fantasy with a passionate love story that transcends time. For Callie McFay, a half-witch/half-fey professor of folklore and Gothic literature, the fight to save the enchanted town of Fairwick, New York, is far from over. After a hostile takeover by [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share
 Posted by on November 22, 2013 at 1:00 pm
Sep 102013
 
Early Review: Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller

Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Publication Date: 24 September 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Bloomsbury Childrens Synopsis from Goodreads: Stolen as a child from her large and loving family, and on the run with her mom for more than ten years, Callie has only the barest idea of what normal life might be like. She’s never had a home, never gone to school, and has gotten most of her meals from laundromat vending machines. Her dreams are haunted by memories she’d like to forget completely. But when Callie’s mom is finally arrested for kidnapping her, and [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share
 Posted by on September 10, 2013 at 7:00 am
Jul 242013
 
King Hall by Scarlett Dawn (Early Review)

Book Summary from Goodreads: A fresh, meaty, sink-your-teeth-in-and-hold-on-tight new adult fantasy series kicks off with King Hall… King Hall — where the Mysticals go to learn their craft, get their degrees, and transition into adulthood. And where four new Rulers will rise and meet their destinies. Lily Ruckler is adept at one thing: survival. Born a Mystical hybrid, her mere existence is forbidden, but her nightmare is only about to start. Fluke, happenstance, and a deep personal loss finds Lily deeply entrenched with those who would destroy her simply for existing — The Mystical Kings. Being named future Queen of [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share
Jul 052013
 
Early Review: Carniepunk by Rachel Caine and multiple authors

Carniepunk by Rachel Caine and multiple authors* *see full list at the end of this post* Book provided by Edelweiss and Simon & Schuster Gallery Books Release date: July 23, 2013 Genre: Anthology of short stories about carnivals Synopsis from Goodreads: A star-studded urban fantasy anthology featuring bestselling authors Rachel Caine, Rob Thurman, Seanan McGuire, Jennifer Estep, and Kevin Hearne, whose stories explore the creepy, mysterious, and, yes, sometimes magical world of traveling carnivals. The traveling carnival is a leftover of a bygone era, a curiosity lurking on the outskirts of town. It is a place of contradictions—the bright lights [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share
 Posted by on July 5, 2013 at 7:00 am
May 062013
 
Early Review: Binding Agreement (Just One Night Part 3)

Early Review: Binding Agreement – Just One Night Part 3 by Kyra Davis Book 3 in Just One Night series Release date: May 20, 2013 Book provided by Edelweiss and Pocket Star Synopsis from Edelweiss: Part 3 of the Just One Night series. One wild night in a Vegas hotel changed everything for Kasie. Sleeping with a powerful, sexy stranger made her rethink her impending marriage, and a whole lot more. As her affair threatens her job and the sexy billionaire Robert Dade becomes more controlling, Kasie has to figure out if her passion is leading her down a path [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share
 Posted by on May 6, 2013 at 7:00 am
Mar 192013
 
Early Review: Black Feathers by Joseph D'Lacey

Welcome to another Badass joint review! Today, Regina and I take a look at Joseph D’Lacey’s beautifully twisted apocalyptic fantasy, Black Feathers.   Black Feathers by Joseph D’Lacey Book #1 in the Black Dawn duology Genre: Apocalyptic Fantasy Publication Date: 26 March 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Angry Robot Synopsis from Goodreads: Black Feathers is a modern fantasy set in two epochs: the Black Dawn, a time of environmental apocalypse, and generations into the future in its aftermath, the Bright Day. In each era, a child undertakes a perilous journey to find a dark messiah known as The Crowman. In their [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share
 Posted by on March 19, 2013 at 7:00 am
Mar 072013
 
Early Review: MILA 2.0 by Debra Driza

Early Review: MILA 2.0 by Debra Driza Book 1 in MILA 2.0 series Release date: March 12, 2013 Book provided by Edelweiss and Harper Collins Children Synopsis from Goodreads: Mila 2.0 is the first book in an electrifying sci-fi thriller series about a teenage girl who discovers that she is an experiment in artificial intelligence. Mila was never meant to learn the truth about her identity. She was a girl living with her mother in a small Minnesota town. She was supposed to forget her past —that she was built in a secret computer science lab and programmed to do [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share
 Posted by on March 7, 2013 at 2:00 pm
Feb 252013
 
Early Review: Exposed (Just One Night Part 2) by Kyra Davis

Early Review: Exposed – Just One Night Part 2 by Kyra Davis Book 2 in Just One Night series Release date: March 18, 2013 Book provided by Edelweiss and Pocket Star Synopsis from Goodreads: Part 2 of the Just One Night series. One passionate night with a stranger turned Kasie’s world upside down, and just when she thought she was getting the hang of things, her fiancé finds out… You should sleep with a stranger —those words whispered in her ear by her best friend became a challenge Kasie took to heart. Suddenly, the man who gave her the most [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share
 Posted by on February 25, 2013 at 7:00 am
Feb 232013
 
Review: Office of Mercy by Ariel Djanikian

Office of Mercy by Ariel Djanikian *early review copy provided by Viking, Edelweis and Netgalley* Regina’s Rating: 3 stars/Grade B Blurb: Weaving philosophy and science together into a riveting, dystopian story of love and adventure, The Office of Mercy illuminates an all-too-real future imagined by a phenomenal new voice in fiction. Twenty-four-year-old Natasha Wiley lives in America-Five—a high-tech, underground, utopian settlement where hunger and money do not exist, everyone has a job, and all basic needs are met. But when her mentor and colleague, Jeffrey, selects her to join a special team to venture Outside for the first time, Natasha’s [ Read More of this Review ]

Bookmark and Share
 Posted by on February 23, 2013 at 11:09 am