Oct 102014
 
Review: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham

The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham Book #1 in new Veronica Mars mystery series Genre: Contemporary Mystery/Screen to Page Publication Date: March 25th, 2014 Publisher: Vintage   Synopsis from Goodreads: From Rob Thomas, the creator of groundbreaking television series and movie Veronica Mars, comes the first book in a thrilling new mystery series. Ten years after graduating from high school in Neptune, California, Veronica Mars is back in the land of sun, sand, crime, and corruption. She’s traded in her law degree for her old private investigating license, struggling to keep Mars Investigations afloat on the scant cash [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 10, 2014 at 8:25 am
Sep 292014
 
Review: Carrier by Anne Tibbets

Carrier by Anne Tibbets Book #1 in The Line Genre: New Adult Dystopian Publication Date: June 16th 2014 Synopsis from Goodreads: Twenty-two -year-old Naya has spent nearly half her life as a sex slave in a government institution called The Line. When she’s kicked out after getting pregnant with twins, she’s got no way to earn a living and a horrifying choice to make: find someone to replace her, or have her babies taken in her stead.A doctor with a history of aiding ex-Line girls, Ric Bennett, wants to help. He runs a team of rebels that can delete Naya’s records [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 29, 2014 at 7:00 am
Jun 262014
 
Summertime and the Reading is Easy.....

SUMMERTIME READS June 24th marks the beginning of summer in my part of the world. Summer means hot and humid days, sultry nights, and daylight up to 9PM. Living in Canada means making the most of our favorite season and we try to spend as much time outdoors relaxing with a tall cool drink and a good book (and lots of sunscreen and bug spray, too!). 2014 has been a fantastic year for books and I’ve come up with some great summer reads. Here’s my list of suggestions: The Martian by Andy Weir This book came highly recommended by Michelle [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 26, 2014 at 7:00 am
May 082014
 
New Release Review: Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor

Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor Series: Daughter of Smoke & Bone #3 Genre: Fantasy Publication Date: Apr 8, 2014 By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her, if there can even be a future for the chimaera in war-ravaged Eretz. Common enemy, common cause. When Jael’s brutal seraph army trespasses into the human world, the unthinkable becomes essential, and Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat. It is a twisted version [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 8, 2014 at 6:49 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 ]

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 Posted by on May 5, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 102013
 
New Release Review: Four Seconds to Lose by K.A. Tucker

Four Seconds to Lose by K.A. Tucker Book #3 in the Ten Tiny Breaths series Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance Publication Date: November 4th 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Atria Books Synopsis from Goodreads: When a gorgeous young dancer walks through his door, a strip club owner must decide whether to follow his rules or his heart in the third novel by the author of One Tiny Lie and Ten Tiny Breaths. Owning a strip club isn’t the fantasy most guys expect it to be. With long hours, a staff with enough issues to keep a psych ward in [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 10, 2013 at 7:00 am
Nov 282013
 
Mini Review Catch Up: YA/NA Contemporary Romances

I’m trying to finish off all my 2013 ARCs before the end of December so this month I tackled some of the Young Adult (YA) and New Adult (NA) contemporary romances I had waiting for me. I wasn’t super successful at finding a winner, but read on to see what I liked best out of K.A. Tucker’s One Tiny Lie, Jennifer Echol’s Dirty Little Secret, and Teresa Mummert’s White Trash Beautiful.   White Trash Beautiful by Teresa Mummert Book #1 in the White Trash Trilogy Genre: NA Contemporary Romance Publication Date: July 9th 2013 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Gallery [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 28, 2013 at 7:00 am
Aug 262013
 
Early Review: The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas

Early Review: The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas Book 1 in The Elemental Trilogy Release date: September 17, 2013 Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult Book provided by Edelweiss and Harper Collins Synopsis from Goodreads: It all began with a ruined elixir and an accidental bolt of lightning… Iolanthe Seabourne is the greatest elemental mage of her generation—or so she’s being told. The one prophesied for years to be the savior of The Realm. It is her duty and destiny to face and defeat the Bane, the greatest mage tyrant the world has ever known. A suicide task for anyone let alone [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 26, 2013 at 7:00 am
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 ]

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 Posted by on July 5, 2013 at 7:00 am
Jun 132013
 
Review: Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker

Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker Book #1 in the Ten Tiny Breaths series Genre: New Adult Romance Publication Date:  February 12th 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Atria Synopsis from Goodreads: Just breathe, Kacey. Ten tiny breaths. Seize them. Feel them. Love them. Four years ago Kacey Cleary’s life imploded when her car was hit by a drunk driver, killing her parents, boyfriend, and best friend. Still haunted by memories of being trapped inside, holding her boyfriend’s lifeless hand and listening to her mother take her last breath, Kacey wants to leave her past behind. Armed with two bus tickets, twenty-year-old Kacey and [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 13, 2013 at 7:00 am
May 042013
 
Early Review: Reboot by Amy Tintera

Early Review: Reboot by Amy Tintera Book 1 in Reboot Series Book provided by Edelweiss and Harper Teen Release Date: May 7, 2013 Synopsis from Goodreads: Five years ago, Wren Connolly was shot three times in the chest. After 178 minutes she came back as a Reboot: stronger, faster, able to heal, and less emotional. The longer Reboots are dead, the less human they are when they return. Wren 178 is the deadliest Reboot in the Republic of Texas. Now seventeen years old, she serves as a soldier for HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation). Wren’s favorite part of the [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 4, 2013 at 8:25 am
Mar 152013
 
Early Review: Moonset by Scott Tracey

Moonset by Scott Tracey Book #1 in The Legacy of Moonset Genre: YA Urban Fantasy Publication Date: 8 April 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Flux Synopsis from Goodreads: Justin Daggett, his trouble-making sister, and their three orphan-witch friends have gotten themselves kicked out of high school. Again. Now they’ve ended up in Carrow Mills, New York, the town where their parents—members of the terrorist witch organization known as Moonset—began their evil experiments with the dark arts one generation ago. When the siblings are accused of unleashing black magic on the town, Justin fights to prove their innocence. But tracking [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
Feb 062013
 
Read with Caution: Beautiful Bastard and Primal Law

Today’s “Read With Caution” features two different books in two different genres: Beautiful Bastard, a popular Twilight fan fiction previously known online as ‘The Office” and Primal Law, the first book in the “Alpha Pack” Paranormal Romance series. Read the Badass reviews to find out why you should proceed carefully with these books. Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren Book 1 in Beautiful Bastard series Release Date: February 12, 2013 Book provided by Edelweiss and Gallery Books Synopsis from Goodreads: An ambitious intern. A perfectionist executive. And a whole lot of name calling. Discover the story that garnered more than two [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 6, 2013 at 7:01 am
Nov 112012
 
New Release Review: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor Book #2 – Daughter of Smoke and Bone Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy Audiobook narrated by Khristine Hvam Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a world free of bloodshed and war. This is not that world. Art student and monster’s apprentice Karou finally has the answers she has always sought. She knows who she is—and what she is. But with this knowledge comes another truth she would give anything to undo: She loved the enemy and he betrayed her, and a world suffered [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 11, 2012 at 9:12 am
Nov 062012
 
Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor Book #1 – Daughter of Smoke and Bone Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Audiobook narrated by Khristine Hvam Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grown dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war. Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 6, 2012 at 7:34 am
Aug 302012
 
ARC Review:  Off the Grid (Monkeewrench #6) by PJ Tracy

Off the Grid (Monkeewrench #6) by PJ Tracy *review copy of e-book received from edelweis  and the publisher* Rating: 3 Stars/Grade B- Blurb: [box=blue]On a sailboat ten miles off the Florida coast, Grace MacBride, partner in Monkeewrench Software, thwarts an assassination attempt on retired FBI agent John Smith. A few hours later, in Minneapolis, a fifteen-year-old girl is discovered in a vacant lot, her throat slashed. Later that day, two young men are found in their home a few blocks away, killed execution-style. The next morning, the dead bodies of three more men turn up, savagely murdered in the same neighborhood. As Minneapolis [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 30, 2012 at 11:07 am
Jul 162012
 
Review: Far North by Marcel Theroux

Far North by Marcel Theroux 5 out of 5 Stars/Grade A Blurb: [box=grey]Far North is a 2009 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. My father had an expression for a thing that turned out bad. He’d say it had gone west. But going west always sounded pretty good to me. After all, westwards is the path of the sun. And through as much history as I know of, people have moved west to settle and find freedom. But our world had gone north, truly gone north, and just how far north I was beginning to learn. Out on the frontier [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 16, 2012 at 7:00 am
Jan 212012
 
Review:  Lips Touch Three Times by Laini Taylor

  Lips Touch Three Times by Laini Taylor and Illustrated by Jim Di Bartolo Audio book borrowed from library Print book borrowed from library Regina’s Review: 5 Stars/Grade A++     Lips Touch Three Times is a compilation of three novellas written by Laini Taylor and illustrated by her husband, Jim DiBartolo.  The novellas defy a neat and easy categorization.  The main female character in each book is a young adult, a young teenage girl.  Each novella takes place in an urban locale but shortly in to the text there is a breakaway to an other world.  The novellas are [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 21, 2012 at 8:00 am
Nov 022011
 
Quick Review: Night Moves by Stephanie Tyler

    E-Galley received via NetGalley, thanks to Dell Publishing. Night Moves by Stephanie Tyler Shadow Force Series #4 [box] Kell Roberts has walked the thin line between life and death for so long that it now feels like home. He is a soldier, a survivor, and a loner. Still, Kell cannot turn his back on the beautiful woman caught in his firefight against the drug lords of Mexico. She says her name is Teddie, but Kell senses there’s much more to her story—and it’s about to pull him into a mission he didn’t sign on for: keeping her alive. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 2, 2011 at 8:23 am
Oct 272011
 
Review: In the Air Tonight by Stephanie Tyler

In the Air Tonight by Stephanie Tyler Shadow Force book Three I purchased this novel from Amazon [box] With danger closing in, all they have is each other. Haunted by a mission he barely survived, Delta Force operative Mace Stevens still carries a soldier’s burden. Running a small bar in upstate New York, he remains a stone-cold warrior who guards dangerous secrets and stays ready for anything. Anything except beautiful, vulnerable Paige Grayson, who shows up at his door, demanding answers about her heroic stepbrother’s death under his command. Paige bears burdens, too. She’s plagued by demons unleashed by an [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 27, 2011 at 5:08 am