Sep 052014
 
New Release Review: Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins Genre: YA Contemporary Romance Publication Date: August 14, 2014 Publisher: Dutton (Hardcover Purchased through Amazon.com)     Synopsis from Goodreads: Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on brooding artist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And, after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer break, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to face uncertainty about their futures, and the very real possibility of being apart. Set against the stunning backdrops of [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 5, 2014 at 8:00 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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Jan 052014
 
Badass Book Reviews' 2014 Reading Resolutions (or I promise I will read these books!)

New Year’s resolutions are not new or original; everyone is making them at this time of year (or already breaking them!) — no sugar, work out more, cuss less and on and on. Well, being book obsessed, we at Badass have a different sort of resolution — its all about what books we will read or not read this year. So below are our publicly stated reading resolutions for 2014. I can fairly say that each of us feels like even though we read so many books, we aren’t always reading what we want to read or maybe it is [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 5, 2014 at 12:18 pm
Jan 012014
 
Badass Best of 2013: Our Most Anticipated 2014 Reads

2013 was filled with wonderful reads, but we here at Badass Book Reviews are already looking forward to what 2014 has in store. Check out some of our Most Anticipated reads below! Christal’s Most Anticipated Reads:    A Shiver of Light by Laurell K. Hamilton || Book #9 in the Merry Gentry series || Expected publication: June 3rd 2014 by Berkley Hardcover Dawn’s Early Light by Philippa Ballantine and Tee Morris || Book #3 in the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series || Expected publication:  March 25th 2014 by Ace Banishing the Dark by Jenn Bennett || Book #4 in the Arcadia [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 1, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 312013
 
Badass Best of 2013: Our Literary Slambook

AH, Christal, D.G., and Michelle all got together to gossip about our favorite characters and authors for 2013. Take a peek inside our Badass Literary Slambook!    Other Badass Best of 2013 Lists: Urban Fantasy Paranormal Romance Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror Mystery, Romance, and Historical YA & NA Fantasy, Paranormal, and Science Fiction YA & NA Dystopian, Horror, and Mystery YA & NA Contemporary, Historical, and Romance Our Best Discoveries Our Most Anticipated Books of 2014

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 Posted by on December 31, 2013 at 7:00 am
Dec 302013
 
Badass Best of 2013: Our Best Discoveries

Our Best Discoveries for 2013 are the books that may not have been published this year, but were some of our favorite reads! A few were published as early as last year, but we have some going all the way back to the 1980’s. You might see a few of these books pop up in a future “Oldie But Goodie” feature. Click on each book cover to be taken to either our review or Goodreads to learn more about the stories. ROMANCE:          FANTASY:      MYSTERY:    HORROR:     DYSTOPIAN:    PARANORMAL: LITERARY FICTION:   CONTEMPORARY: MEMOIR: Other Badass Best of 2013 Lists: [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 30, 2013 at 1:45 pm
Dec 292013
 
Badass Best of 2013: YA & NA Contemporary, Historical, and Romance

Today’s Badass Best of 2013 is getting away from the fantasical and moving back into reality. Below you will find our five favorite Young Adult and New Adult novels in the Conteporary, Historical, and Romance genres.     If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch || Published March 26th 2013 by St. Martin’s Griffin || || Review Synopsis: There are some things you can’t leave behind.  A broken-down camper hidden deep in a national forest is the only home fifteen year-old Carey can remember. The trees keep guard over her threadbare existence, with the one bright spot being Carey’s younger sister, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 29, 2013 at 7:00 am
Dec 282013
 
Badass Best of 2013: YA & NA Dystopian, Horror, and Mystery

Continuing with our Badass Best of 2013 in Young Adult and New Adult fiction, we have our favorite Dystopian, Horror, and Mystery novels to share with you. Take a look below for our five favorite novels from each of these genres and be sure to let us know what we missed in the comments!    World After by Susan Ee || Published November 19th 2013 by Skyscape || || Review Synopsis: In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what’s left of the modern world. When a group of people [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 28, 2013 at 7:00 am
Dec 272013
 
Badass Best of 2013: YA & NA Fantasy, Paranormal, and Science Fiction

The Badass Best of 2013 is moving into Young Adult and New Adult fiction!  Today we have our favorite Fantasy, Paranormal (UF and PNR), and Science Fiction novels written for the younger set.  Take a look below for our five favorite novels from each of these genres.     The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson || Published August 270th 2013 by Greenwillow Books || || Review Synopsis: The epic conclusion to Rae Carson’s Fire and Thorns trilogy. The seventeen-year-old sorcerer-queen will travel into the unknown realm of the enemy to win back her true love, save her country, and uncover the final secrets [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 27, 2013 at 7:00 am
Dec 262013
 
Badass Best of 2013: Mystery, Romance, and Historicals

Next up on the Badass Best of 2013 are our favorite Mystery, Romance, and Historical novels! Take a look below for our seven favorite novels from each of these genres and be sure to let us know what we missed in the comments.       The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith || Published April 30th 2013 by Mulholland Books || + ½ || Review Synopsis: After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 26, 2013 at 7:00 am
Dec 252013
 
Badass Best of 2013: Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror

On today’s Badass Best of 2013, we’re presenting our favorite Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror novels!  Take a look below for our five favorite novels from each of these genres and be sure to let us know what we missed in the comments.     Black Feathers by Joseph D’Lacey || Published March 26th 2013 by Angry Robot || || Review Synopsis: 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 [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 25, 2013 at 7:00 am
Dec 242013
 
Badass Best of 2013: Paranormal Romance

Continuing in the paranormal vein, we’ve got our Badass Best of 2013 for Paranormal Romance today! Take a look below for our ten favorite PNRs from this year and a couple of honorable mentions that just missed the cut.     Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh || Published June 4th 2013 by Berkley Sensation || || Review Synopsis: A dangerous, volatile rebel, hands stained blood-red.  A woman whose very existence has been erased.  A love story so dark, it may shatter the world itself.  A deadly price that must be paid.  The day of reckoning is here. From “the alpha author [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 24, 2013 at 7:00 am
Dec 232013
 
Badass Best of 2013: Urban Fantasy

Welcome to the Badass Best of 2013.  We’re kicking off this year’s posts with one of our favorite genres, urban fantasy!  Take a look below for our ten favorite UFs from this year and a few honorable mentions just to be on the safe side.       Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews || Published July 30th 2013 by Ace ||  || Review Synopsis: Mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate, Curran, the Beast Lord, are struggling to solve a heartbreaking crisis. Unable to control their beasts, many of the Pack’s shapeshifting children fail to survive to adulthood. While there is a medicine that can [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 23, 2013 at 7:00 am
Jul 112013
 
Summer Recommendations from Team Badass

Summer Reading — What Should You Read? Summer is magical, such a special time.  A sort of break from — even if we are working or still in school, summer feels different than winter, fall and spring.  So, it should call for special books right?  The ladies of Badass have a few summer reading recommendations for every occasion.  What do you like to read in the summer?  Let us know — we want to hear what your recommendations are. Where do you like to read in the summer? Our own AH has an ideal spot in her backyard to cuddle up [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 11, 2013 at 8:36 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 012013
 
12 Funny Reads for April Fools' Day

This April Fools’ Day, we’re in the mood to laugh! That’s why we’re sharing 12 funny books in 12 different genres. Here you’ll find humor in all its forms: slapstick, satire, comedy of manners, witticisms, sarcasm, clever comebacks, you name it. In truth, no matter what kind of humor you enjoy, we’re sure you’ll find something in this list to your liking. A Bad Day for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield Genre: Mystery Why This Is Funny:  Stella is hilarious, her observations as to people’s behavior and choices are funny and she has created an interesting group of side characters. This [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 1, 2013 at 6:54 am
Feb 142013
 
12 Romantic Reads for Valentine's Day

This Valentine’s Day, we are in a mood for love (of course!) so we want to share some of the most romantic, swoon inducing stories that made our heart flutter and left us sighing for days. In all these books, the relationship between the main characters and what they mean to each other is paramount to the plot. Once you finish reading the list, please share in the comments which books top your list of very romantic reads. As You Desire by Connie Brockway Genre: Historical Romance Why Is This Romantic: This is the story of two outsiders that find [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 14, 2013 at 7:01 am
Jan 262013
 
Badass Audiobooks... a Year In Review

What a difference a year can make. In 2011, I read almost a book a day. Not bad considering I have a family, full time job and all that fun stuff. In 2012, I was lucky to read a book a week. Towards the end of the year, I read NO books during the last two months. Now, before you say “poor baby”, the key here is READ. Thankfully, I had my audiobooks. I lived for my audiobooks and I’m so happy that I found some great ones. They saved me from the insanity called real life. So, without anymore [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jan 162013
 
The Best Badass Shifter Books

SHIFTERS In honor of the February release of Patricia Briggs’ newest Mercy Thompson novel, Frost Burned, the Badass Ladies have put together a list of our favorite (non-wolf) shifters.  See if your favorites made the list, and if not, let us know what we are missing in the comments!       The Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs Of course the Mercy Thompson series makes our list!  The series is chocked full of vampires, werewolves, and fae but it’s Mercy that makes these books something special.  As a coyote shifter, or walker, Mercy is just trying to find her place in [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 16, 2013 at 7:00 am
Dec 302012
 
Best of 2012: Post-Apocalyptic/Dystopia, Literary Fiction, New Series

Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin –D.G.: This is among the best second book in a trilogy I’ve ever read. It’s clear that Mr. Mullin really knew where he was going because this book was so exciting and action packed that I had my heart in my mouth for like 20 chapters straight. Post Apocalyptic is not one of my usual genres but I cannot get enough of this series! –Regina:  Mike Mullin writes maybe my favorite post-apocalyptic series.  Ever.  It is real, it has depth and has great action.  I cannot wait for the third book in this series. There [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 30, 2012 at 8:02 am