Aug 212014
 
Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: Paranormal - The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost

The Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge was Paranormal for August so we decided on the new series debut from fan-favorite Jeaniene Frost! This one worked a little better for AH than it did for me, but we both plan to continue on in the series. The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost Book #1 in Broken Destiny Genres: New Adult Paranormal Publication Date: August 26th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Harlequin HQN Synopsis from Goodreads: In a world of shadows, anything is possible. Except escaping your fate. Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions of strange realms just [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 21, 2014 at 7:00 am
May 022014
 
New Release Review: Forged by Jacquelyn Frank

New Release Review: Forged by Jacquelyn Frank Book 4 in The World of Nightwalkers series Release date: April 29, 2014 Genre: Paranormal Romance Book provided by NetGalley and Ballantine Books Synopsis from Goodreads: From New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank comes a seductive new paranormal romance set in the World of the Nightwalkers, as a battle-scarred bodyguard and a sensitive beauty risk their lives—and their hearts—in the face of evil. When Katrina Haynes discovers a large man lying wounded in the snow, she fears he is at death’s door. But as Kat tends to his injuries, she quickly realizes [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 2, 2014 at 7:00 am
Apr 052014
 
{Sci-Fi Saturday} Double Feature: The Ophelia Prophecy and Under Nameless Stars

In today’s Science Fiction Saturday, I bring you not one but two very different sci-fi reads.  Sharon Lynn Fisher’s science fiction romance The Ophelia Prophecy is a must read for adults while Christian Schoon’s Under Nameless Stars is more appropriate for middle-grade and YA readers who are crazy for aliens.   The Ophelia Prophecy by Sharon Lynn Fisher Genre: Science Fiction Romance Publication Date: April 1st 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Tor Books  Synopsis from Goodreads: Our world is no longer our own. We engineered a race of superior fighters — the Manti, mutant humans with insect-like abilities. Twenty-five years ago they all but [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 5, 2014 at 7:00 am
Mar 312014
 
Early Review: Big Fat Disaster by Beth Fehlbaum

Early Release Review: Big Fat Disaster by Beth Fehlbaum Release date: April 18, 2014 Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult Book provided by NetGalley and Adams Media/Merit Press Synopsis from Goodreads: Insecure, shy, and way overweight, Colby hates the limelight as much as her pageant-pretty mom and sisters love it. It’s her life: Dad’s a superstar, running for office on a family values platform. Then suddenly, he ditches his marriage for a younger woman and gets caught stealing money from the campaign. Everyone hates Colby for finding out and blowing the whistle on him. From a mansion, they end up in a [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 31, 2014 at 7:00 am
Jan 082014
 
New Release Review: Forsaken by Jacquelyn Frank

New Release Review: Forsaken by Jacquelyn Frank Book 3 in The World of the Nightwalkers series Release date: January 7, 2014 Genre: Paranormal Romance Book provided by NetGalley and Ballantine Books Synopsis from Goodreads: New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank continues her scorching and sensual new series set in the world of the Nightwalkers, where alluring entities known as Bodywalkers are the vanguards against the raging forces of darkness. As a mercenary, Leo Alvarez has signed on for a lot—but he never signed on for his best friend becoming host to the soul of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh. Jackson [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm
Oct 302013
 
Wolfin' Out Mini Reviews: Charming, Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl, and Inhuman

This past month I read three books that tackled the “were” issue. Charming, Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl, and Inhuman are all very different stories but they have one thing in common, the mixing of human and animal DNA. Charming has a more traditional take on the werewolf myth but blends it with fairytale stylings. Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl gives the first-person experience of a young woman who finds herself undergoing a change… And finally, Inhuman takes a look at the havoc that could be unleashed if humans started mixing our DNA with animals in order to create new [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 30, 2013 at 7:00 am
Sep 012013
 
Early Review: The Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer

Early Review: The Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer Book 2 in Matteo Alacran series Release date: September 3, 2013 Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian Book provided by Edelweiss and Athenium Books for Young Readers Synopsis from Goodreads: The new book continues the story of Matt, the boy who was cloned from evil drug lord El Patrón in The House of the Scorpion. Now 14 years old, Matt rules his own country, the Land of Opium, the only thriving place in a world ravaged by ecological disaster. Though he knows that the cure for ending the suffering is hidden [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 1, 2013 at 9:07 am
May 252013
 
New Release Review: Forever by Jacquelyn Frank

New Release Review: Forever by Jacquelyn Frank Book 2 – The World of the Nightwalkers series Book provided by Edelweiss and Ballantine Books Release Date: May 28, 2013 Synopsis from Goodreads: After being brought back from death, police officer Jackson Waverly receives the shock of his life: he has become host to a Bodywalker, a spirit that is reborn in flesh and blood, and part of a proud, ancient race that uses its extraordinary gifts to battle dark, evil forces. Jackson’s spirit is a powerful one—none other than the Egyptian pharaoh Menes, who longs to reunite with his eternal love, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 25, 2013 at 7:00 am
May 202013
 
Keep Reading,  It Only Gets Better.. or Not

  As a blogger, we have access to numerous novels not yet released. It’s like putting a kid in a candy store without a parent in sight and it is absolutely glorious. I’m so grateful for those advance reader copies because if I want to read a brand new story every day, I can do so. Even with an endless supply of advance reader copies, a continuing story in a established series draws me in even more. Why you ask? You already know the characters, the setting and the general storyline. The author can take an already developed storyline to [ Read More of this Review ]

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Apr 172013
 
Early Review: Towering by Alex Flinn

Towering by Alex Flinn Book #3 in the Kendra Chronicles Genre: YA Fairy Tale Retelling Publication Date: 14 May 2013 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and HarperTeen Synopsis from Goodreads: At first, I merely saw his face, his hands on the window ledge. Then, his whole body as he swung himself through the window. Only I could not see what he swung on. Until, one day, I told my dream self to look down. And it was then that I saw. He had climbed on a rope. I knew without asking that the rope had been one of my own tying. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 17, 2013 at 7:00 am
Apr 072013
 
New Release Review: Twice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost

Twice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost Book #2 in the Night Prince series Genre: Paranormal Romance Publication Date: 26 March 2013 E-Book Purchased from Amazon.com Synopsis from Goodreads: Dating the Prince of Darkness has its challenges… Leila’s psychic abilities have been failing her, and now she isn’t sure what the future holds. If that weren’t enough, her lover, Vlad, has been acting distant. Though Leila is a mere mortal, she’s also a modern woman who refuses to accept the cold shoulder treatment forever–especially from the darkly handsome vampire who still won’t admit that he loves her. Like choosing between eternal love and a loveless [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 7, 2013 at 4:10 pm
Mar 242013
 
Genre Book Showdown: The Ward vs Taken

I’m trying out a new format for the Genre Book Showdown this time; let me know what you think!  This month I read two YA dystopians that are the beginnings of new series and today they meet in the Genre Book Showdown. Who will take home the win? Will it be The Ward by Jordana Frankel, where the world is lacking clean water and a vicious disease affects a large portion of the people? Or will it be Taken by Erin Bowman which creates a world within a broken world? Read on to see who is declared the victor!   The Contenders: The Ward by Jordana Frankel Book [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 24, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Jan 182013
 
New Release Review: Blood Winter by Diana Pharaoh Francis

Blood Winter by Diana Pharoah Francis Book #4 in the Horngate Witches series Publication Date: 26 Dec 2012 Paperback Purchased from Amazon.com Synopsis from Goodreads: Set in apocalyptic America and featuring a magically enslaved heroine who is “a riveting mixture of guts, compassion, and furious anger as she struggles with a world coming apart at the seams” (Romantic Times), the fourth in a dynamic dark urban fantasy series unlike anything you’ve ever read before.Winter is coming to Montana and Shadowblade warrior Max is expecting trouble. People are hoarding everything. They are banding together, many flocking to the congregation of Sterling Savage, a [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 18, 2013 at 7:00 am
Nov 282012
 
ARC Review: City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte

City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte Publication Date: 27 Nov 2012 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Penguin Books Synopsis from Goodreads: Cosmically fast-paced and wildly imaginative, this debut novel is a perfect potion of magic and suspense!Once a city of enormous wealth and culture, Prague was home to emperors, alchemists, astronomers, and, as it’s whispered, hell portals. When music student Sarah Weston lands a summer job at Prague Castle cataloging Beethoven’s manuscripts, she has no idea how dangerous her life is about to become. Prague is a threshold, Sarah is warned, and it is steeped in blood.Soon after Sarah [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 28, 2012 at 7:00 am
Nov 222012
 
ARC Review: Anything He Wants by Sara Fawkes

ARC Review: Anything He Wants by Sara Fawkes Release Date: November 27, 2012 Book provided by NetGalley and St. Martin’s Griffin Synopsis from Goodreads: First published as a five-part serial novel, Anything He Wants inflamed imaginations everywhere and became a national bestseller. Now available for the first time ever as a complete book, this edition contains never-before-released scenes and special bonus material. Don’t miss this erotic tale of a powerful billionaire who always gets what he wants and the young woman who’s about to enter his exclusive realm–a world of glittering opulence and all-consuming passion, where she’ll explore the darkest [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 22, 2012 at 7:00 am
Nov 052012
 
ARC Review: Forbidden by Jacquelyn Frank

ARC Review: Forbidden by Jacquelyn Frank Book 1 of The World of Nightwalkers series Release Date: October 30, 2012 Book provided by Edelweiss and Ballantine Books Synopsis from Goodreads: From New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank comes this first book in The World of the Nightwalkers—an exciting and sensual new spin-off series in which the Bodywalkers, an ancient race of the night, battles the evil forces who prey on them. The unexpected happens in an instant. On her way to work, secretary Docia Waverley hurtles into a crashing crossroads, and she quickly begins to suspect that things will never [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 5, 2012 at 7:00 am
Sep 222012
 
Pretty When She Kills Blog Tour Stop and Excerpt!

Pretty When She Kills  By Rhiannon Frater The girls of Badass Book Reviews are big fans of Rhiannon Frater and it is our pleasure to be a stop on the Pretty When She Kills Blog Tour. Please stop by the Bookish Brunette to win a grand prize! It feels like I have been waiting so long for the sequel to Pretty When She Dies, and here it is!  Below is an excerpt from this fabulous book.  What Frater does brilliantly is weave elements of horror, with the mythology of vampires and still manages to do really interesting character development.  The characters from Pretty When [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 22, 2012 at 12:02 pm
Aug 312012
 
ARC Review: Broken Harbour (Dublin Murder Squad #4) by Tana French

Broken Harbour (Dublin Murder Squad #4) by Tana French *review copy of e-book received from netgalley  and the publisher* Rating: 5 Stars/Grade A Blurb: [box=blue]In BROKEN HARBOUR, a ghost estate outside Dublin – half-built, half-inhabited, half-abandoned – two children and their father are dead. The mother is on her way to intensive care. Scorcher Kennedy is given the case because he is the Murder squad’s star detective. At first he and his rookie partner, Richie, think this is a simple one: Pat Spain was a casualty of the recession, so he killed his children, tried to kill his wife Jenny, and finished [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 31, 2012 at 7:01 am
Aug 212012
 
Cover Reveal - The Vampire Bride Series by Rhiannon Frater

The girls of Badass Book Reviews are big fans of Rhiannon Frater and it is our pleasure to reveal the brand new beautiful new covers to her Vampire Bride series. Take a look, aren’t they gorgeous?   Tale of the Vampire Bride  [box color=grey]Synopsis from Goodreads: All Lady Glynis Wright ever wanted was the freedom to live her life as she pleased. Unfortunately, her aristocratic parents want her to marry well and settle into a life of luxury. When her family becomes guests to one of the most fearsome and powerful vampires of all time, Glynis finds her fate is far [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 21, 2012 at 4:32 pm
Jul 242012
 
Review: Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost

Review: Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost Book Purchased from Book Depository [box color=blue]Synopsis from Goodreads: She’s a mortal with dark powers… After a tragic accident scarred her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was still to come: terrifying powers that let her channel electricity and learn a person’s darkest secrets through a single touch. Leila is doomed to a life of solitude…until creatures of the night kidnap her, forcing her to reach out with a telepathic distress call to the world’s most infamous vampire… He’s the Prince of Night… Vlad Tepesh inspired the greatest vampire [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 24, 2012 at 12:49 pm