Sep 102014
 
Review: The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima

The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: June 10, 2008 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion     Synopsis from Goodreads: Sixteen-year-old Seph McCauley has spent the past three years getting kicked out of one exclusive private school after another. And it’s not his attitude that’s the problem: it’s the trail of magical accidents – lately, disasters – that follow in his wake. Seph is a wizard, orphaned and untrained, and his powers are escalating out of control. After causing a tragic fire at an after-hours party, Seph is sent to the Havens, a secluded boys’ school on the coast of Maine. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 10, 2014 at 8:33 am
Aug 142014
 
New Release Group Review: Cursed Moon by Jaye Wells

Cursed Moon by Jaye Wells Book #2 in Prospero’s War Genres: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: August 12th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Orbit Synopsis from Goodreads: When a rare Blue Moon upsets the magical balance in the city, Detective Kate Prospero and her Magical Enforcement colleagues pitch in to help Babylon PD keep the peace. Between potions going haywire and everyone’s emotions running high, every cop in the city is on edge. But the moon’s impact is especially strong for Kate who’s wrestling with guilt over falling off the magic wagon. After a rogue wizard steals dangerous potions from the local [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 14, 2014 at 8:58 am
Jul 242014
 
Release Day Review: Prototype by M.D. Waters

Prototype by M.D. Waters #2 in Archetype Genres: Science Fiction Publication Date: July 24th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Dutton Adult Synopsis from Goodreads: The stunning debut that began with Archetype— and has readers buzzing—concludes in Prototype, when a woman’s dual pasts lock onto a collision course, threatening her present and future. Emma looks forward to the day when she can let go of her past—both of them. After more than a year on the run, with clues to her parents’ whereabouts within her grasp, she may finally find a place to settle down. Start a new life. Maybe even [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 24, 2014 at 11:48 am
Jul 022014
 
New Release Review: On The Fence by Kasie West

On The Fence by Kasie West Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance Publication Date: July 1st 2014 ARC Provided by HarperTeen and Edelweiss Synopsis from Goodreads: She’s a tomboy. He’s the boy next door… Charlie Reynolds can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn’t know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at a chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world. To cope with the stress of her new reality, Charlie takes to spending nights chatting with her neighbor Braden through the [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 2, 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 242014
 
Reread Review! The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima

The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima Series: The Seven Realms #4 Genre: Fantasy Publication Date: October 23rd 2012 Synopsis from Goodreads: A thousand years ago, two young lovers were betrayed-Alger Waterlow to his death, and Hanalea, Queen of the Fells, to a life without love. Now, once again, the Queendom of the Fells seems likely to shatter apart. For young queen Raisa ana’Marianna, maintaining peace even within her own castle walls is nearly impossible; tension between wizards and Clan has reached a fevered pitch. With surrounding kingdoms seeking to prey on the Fells’ inner turmoil, Raisa’s best hope is [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 24, 2014 at 9:46 am
May 072014
 
Group Review & Giveaway: Breakable by Tammara Webber

Breakable by Tammara Webber Series: Countours of the Heart #2 Genre: New Adult Romance Publication Date: May 6, 2014 Book provided by Berkley/NAL Romance **After the review, be sure to enter our giveaway for a chance to win a print copy of both Easy & Breakable!! ** As a child, Landon Lucas Maxfield believed his life was perfect and looked forward to a future filled with promise — until tragedy tore his family apart and made him doubt everything he ever believed. All he wanted was to leave the past behind.When he met Jacqueline Wallace, his desire to be everything [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 7, 2014 at 7:06 am
Mar 212014
 
Review: Static by L.A. Witt

Static by L.A. Witt Genre: LGTB Paranormal Publication Date: June 17th 2011 Synopsis from Goodreads: After two years together, Alex has been dreading the inevitable moment when Damon learns the truth: that Alex is a shifter, part of a small percentage of the population able to switch genders at will. Thanks to a forced implant, though, Alex is suddenly static— unable to shift —and male. Overnight, he’s out to a world that neither understands nor tolerates shifters… and to his heterosexual boyfriend. Damon is stunned to discover his girlfriend is a shifter, and scared to death of the dangers the [ Read More of this Review ]

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Mar 032014
 
New Release Review: Carnal Secrets by Suzanne Wright

Carnal Secrets by Suzanne Wright Series: Phoenix Pack #3 Genre: Paranormal Romance Release Date: Feb 11, 2014 Audiobook narrated by Jill Redfield Half-shifter Shaya Critchley may hold a submissive role in her pack, but she’s done taking orders. After her Alpha wolf mate refused to claim her—but committed to interfering in her life—she took off. Now she hides from him, posing as a human in a town full of anti-shifter extremist groups. She thinks he’ll never find her again, and that suits her just fine. But she’s wrong. Nick Axton can barely control his feelings for Shaya, but he could [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 3, 2014 at 6:59 am
Feb 202014
 
Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: Contemporary - Me Since You by Laura Wiess

AH and Christal continue their journey on the Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge!  This month the genre was Contemporary.  We chose a young adult Contemporary read that will just break your heart, Me Since You by Laura Wiess.  Read on to see what AH and Christal thought about this book! Me Since You by Laura Wiess Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Publication Date: February 18th 2014 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and MTV Books Synopsis from Goodreads: Laura Wiess captures the visceral emotion of a girl’s journey from innocence to devastating loss and, ultimately, to a strange and unexpected kind of understanding—in [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 20, 2014 at 7:00 am

Mini Reviews: YA Roundup

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Jan 262014
 
Mini Reviews: YA Roundup

I read a ton of YA books last year and, while some of them were very good, a lot of them were hit or miss.  This year I’m trying to get back to my adult paranormal roots a little bit more, but that doesn’t mean I am totally going to ignore my new YA leanings.  Today I’ll give you a peek into the YA books (and one NA novella!) I’ve been reading lately and let you know which ones are worth your time!   Uninvited by Sophie Jordan Book #1 in the Uninvited series Genre: Young Adult Dystopian Publication Date: January 28th 2014 ARC Provided [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 26, 2014 at 7:00 am
Jan 172014
 
Early Review: Archetype by M.D. Waters

Archetype by M.D. Waters Book #1 in the Archetype duology Genre: Science Fiction Publication Date: February 6th 2014 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Dutton Adult Synopsis from Goodreads: Introducing a breathtakingly inventive futuristic suspense novel about one woman who rebels against everything she is told to believe. Emma wakes in a hospital, with no memory of what came before. Her husband, Declan, a powerful, seductive man, provides her with new memories, but her dreams contradict his stories, showing her a past life she can’t believe possible: memories of war, of a camp where girls are trained to be wives, of love for [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm
Jan 152014
 
Genre Book Showdown: Jaye Wells' Dirty Magic vs Lisa Shearin's The Grendel Affair

Jaye Wells and Lisa Shearin are both starting new series that I was very excited to read based on how much I loved their previous books.  Jaye’s Sabina Kane series and Lisa’s Raine Benares series are some of my favorite reads and I couldn’t wait to see what each had up their sleeve this time.  Today, Jaye’s first book in her Prospero’s War series, Dirty Magic, goes head-to-head with the first book in Lisa’s new SPI Files, The Grendel Affair.  Keep reading to see which one wins in the Genre Book Showdown!   The Contenders: Dirty Magic by Jaye Wells Book #1 in [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
Jan 112014
 
New Release Review: The Sharpest Blade by Sandy Williams

New Release Review: The Sharpest Blade by Sandy Williams Book 3 in The Shadow Reader series Release date: December 31, 2013 Genre: Urban Fantasy Book provided by NetGalley and Penguin Group Berkley NAL Synopsis from Goodreads: Torn between two worlds. Torn between two lives. McKenzie Lewis’s ability to read the shadows has put her—and …those she loves—in harm’s way again and again. The violence must end, but will the cost of peace be more devastating than anyone ever imagined? After ten years of turmoil, the life McKenzie has always longed for may finally be within her grasp. No one is [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 11, 2014 at 7:08 am
Jan 102014
 
Guest Post and Giveaway: The Sharpest Blade by Sandy Williams

GUEST POST, EXCERPT, AND GIVEAWAY – SANDY WILLIAMS We’re so very pleased to have a guest post from Sandy Williams, author of The Sharpest Blade, book 3 of her Shadow Reader series. A special Badass Book Reviews welcome, Sandy! Don’t forget to check at the bottom of the post for our giveaway, a copy of one of the books in the Shadow Reader series. The Other Side of the Story, Part 2   Secondary characters are important in every story. In my Shadow Reader novels, I have a character who makes few appearances, but who has a very important role [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 10, 2014 at 7:11 am
Dec 142013
 
Wildfire Gospel by Kenya Wright (early review)

Title: Wildfire Gospel Author: Kenya Wright Series: Santeria Habitat Book #: 3 Expected publication: December 19th 2013 by Dragonfairy Press Other Books in Series: – Fire Baptized, book 1 – The Burning Bush, book 2 [box color=black] LANORE’S TO-DO LIST #1- Set Dante on fire until he’s nothing but smoke and ash. #2- Find Nona and Mother Earth, tie them to a tree, and create the biggest bonfire Santeria has ever seen. #3- Find out if there is anybody higher in Mother Earth’s psychotic chain of command. #4- Burn anybody else to a crisp if they get in my fucking [ Read More of this Review ]

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Nov 162013
 
New Series To Me: Tempting Danger (World of the Lupi #1) by Eileen Wilks

Tempting Danger (World of the Lupi #1) by Eileen Wilks *e-book purchased from Amazon* Regina’s Rating: 4.5 stars/Grade A+ Book Summary: National bestselling author Eileen Wilks draws readers into a bold new world where the magical and mundane co-exist in an uneasy alliance–and a cop balanced on her own knife-edged struggle is their only hope against a cold-blooded killer. Lily Yu is a San Diego police detective investigating a series of grisly murders that appear to be the work of a werewolf. To hunt down the killer, she must infiltrate the clans. Only one man can help her–a were named [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 16, 2013 at 8:38 am
Sep 252013
 
Early Review: Blackout by Robison Wells

Blackout by Robison Wells Book #1 in the Blackout series Genre: YA Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic Publication Date: 1 October 2013 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and HarperTeen Synopsis from Goodreads: Laura and Alec are trained terrorists. Jack and Aubrey are high school students. There was no reason for them to ever meet. But now, a mysterious virus is spreading throughout America, infecting teenagers with impossible powers. And these four are about to find their lives intertwined in a complex web of deception, loyalty, and catastrophic danger—where one wrong choice could trigger an explosion that ends it all. Christal’s Review - 3 Skulls – B- Blackout was [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 25, 2013 at 11:33 am
Sep 222013
 
New Release Review: The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman

New Release Review: The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman Release date: September 10, 2013 Genre: Young Adult, Horror Book provided by NetGalley and Random House Synopsis from Goodreads: They called it the killing day. Twelve people dead, all in the space of a few hours. Five murderers: neighbors, relatives, friends. All of them so normal. All of them seemingly harmless. All of them now dead by their own hand . . . except one. And that one has no answers to offer the shattered town. She doesn’t even know why she killed—or whether she’ll do it again. Something is waking [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 22, 2013 at 8:06 pm
Sep 022013
 
Early Review: Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Early Review: Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein Book 2/Companion Book to Code Name Verity Release date: September 10, 2013 Genre: Historical, Young Adult, New Adult Book provided by NetGalley and Disney Hyperion Synopsis from Goodreads: While flying an Allied fighter plane from Paris to England, American ATA pilot and amateur poet, Rose Justice, is captured by the Nazis and sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious women’s concentration camp. Trapped in horrific circumstances, Rose finds hope in the impossible through the loyalty, bravery and friendship of her fellow prisoners. But will that be enough to endure the fate that’s in store [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 2, 2013 at 10:51 am