Dec 312015
 
Badass Best of 2015: Our Most Anticipated 2016 Reads

2015 was filled with wonderful reads, but we here at Badass Book Reviews are already looking forward to what 2016 has in store. Check out some of our Most Anticipated reads below! New Stand Alone Novels:       New Installments in Ongoing Series:                                  New Series Debuts:       Badass Best of 2015: AH’s Top 10 List Christal’s Top 10 List Angie’s Top 10 List Wendy’s Top 10 List Our Most Anticipated 2016 Reads

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 Posted by on December 31, 2015 at 6:00 am
Dec 302015
 
Badass Best of 2015: Wendy's Top 10 List

I thought, when I started compiling this list, that I would have too many great books for just one list of 10. When I started looking through all my reads from 2015, I realized that a lot of the books I thought would stick with me really didn’t, and the books that I thought were forgettable ended up leaving a lasting impression.  On one hand, building this list were hard.  I was torn between two books of similar genre, and felt bad about leaving off a book that deserves recognition.  On the other hand, so many of my picks were no-brainers. After careful [ Read More of this Review ]

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Dec 292015
 
Badass Best of 2015: Angie's Top 10 List

2015 was an enlightening reading year for me. Genres that I’ve read since I first started reading have lost their appeal and different ones are jumping in to fill the void, I have finally mastered the art of DNFing (it has improved my reading life dramatically,) and most shockingly (to me) M/M books are my newest obsession. Like the other Badass gals, my Top 10 list is in no particular order and compiled with books that have stuck with me throughout the year.     #10: Making a Play by Victoria Denault Book 2 in Hometown Players Rose’s innocent nature [ Read More of this Review ]

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Dec 282015
 
Badass Best of 2015: Christal's Top 10 List

Welcome to day two of our Badass Best of 2015 lists! I didn’t read as many books this year as I normally do (I got sucked into the world of comics), but I still found a lot of great reads that made narrowing down my Top 10 list very difficult.  All of these books clocked in between 4 and 5 skulls for me, but the deciding factors behind my choices were whether or not I still think about the stories and if will I come back to re-read them again soon.     #10: Dark Alchemy by Laura Bickle Book [ Read More of this Review ]

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Dec 272015
 
Badass Best of 2015: AH's Top 10 List

This was the year that I binged on Netflix, so unfortunately I didn’t read as many books as I would have wanted to. I checked out my list of books that I read this year and was surprised by the variety of genres I enjoyed.  Choosing a Top 10 list is very difficult and no doubt some of my favorites may have been left off the list. I’ve also included a series of adult coloring books because they kept me very busy this year. My list is in no particular order – it’s just my most memorable books of 2015. [ Read More of this Review ]

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12 Funny Reads for April Fools’ Day II

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Apr 012015
 
12 Funny Reads for April Fools' Day II

Besides jokes and pranks, April Fools’ Day is a day to laugh. That’s why again this year, we’re sharing a list of 12 books in many different genres that have made us Badass ladies laugh (feel free to also check the first iteration of this list.) Whether is parody, slapstick, comedy of manners, witticisms, sarcasm or clever comebacks, we’re sure you’ll find something in this list to your liking, no matter what kind of humor you enjoy. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion Genre: Fiction D.G.: The Rosie Project is a quirky, funny, feel good story with a great message: [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 1, 2015 at 7:03 am
Mar 062015
 
Badass Best of Non-Alpha Heroines

Badass Best of Non-Alpha Heroines Keeping with this weeks special topic, in honor of the March release of Patricia Briggs’ newest Alpha & Omega novel, Dead Heat, the Badass Ladies have put together a list of some of our favorite heroines. The catch is that we have chosen to focus on heroines that wouldn’t be classified as warriors.  Check out our favorites and let us know if who you think should be on this list! Anna, the Omega wolf from Alpha & Omega by Patricia Briggs Originally we intended to call this post ‘Beta Heroines’, but we had to rethink that because our intention, as said above, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 6, 2015 at 10:45 am
Mar 042015
 
Badass Best of Werewolves

Badass Best of Werewolves In honor of the March release of Patricia Briggs’ newest Alpha & Omega novel Dead Heat, featuring our favorite werewolf couple extraordinaire Anna and Charles (not to mention Bran, Asil, Sage, and the rest of the Marrok Pack), the Badass Ladies have put together a list of some of our other favorite werewolf series. 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 Adam Hauptman and the Columbia Basin Pack make our list! Mercy might be the star of the series [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 4, 2015 at 8:27 am
Dec 312014
 
Badass Best of 2014: Our Most Anticipated 2015 Reads

2014 was filled with wonderful reads, but we here at Badass Book Reviews are already looking forward to what 2015 has in store. Check out some of our Most Anticipated reads below! New Stand Alone Novels:              w w New Installments in Ongoing Series:                                 w w New Series Debuts:              Other Badass Best of 2014 Lists: Urban Fantasy Speculative Fiction General Fiction Romance (Part One) Romance (Part Two) YA & NA Romance YA & NA Speculative Fiction YA & NA Contemporary Fiction Our Literary Slambook Our Most Anticipated Reads of 2015

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 Posted by on December 31, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 302014
 
Badass Best of 2014: Our Literary Slambook

The ladies of Badass Book Reviews all got together to gossip about our favorite characters and authors for 2014. Take a peek inside our Badass Literary Slambook!   Other Badass Best of 2014 Lists: Urban Fantasy Speculative Fiction General Fiction Romance (Part One) Romance (Part Two) YA & NA Romance YA & NA Speculative Fiction YA & NA Contemporary Fiction Our Best Discoveries Our Most Anticipated Reads of 2015

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 Posted by on December 30, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 292014
 
Badass Best of 2014: Our Best Discoveries

Our Best Discoveries for 2014 are books that we read this year that weren’t published in 2014.  A lot of these books were gateways to authors’ newer release, but some were “just because” reads.  No matter the reason for reading, we fell in love with these books! Click on each book cover to be taken to either our review or Goodreads to learn more about the stories. ROMANCE:     ROMANTIC SUSPENSE:   FANTASY:       MYSTERY: HISTORICAL:     POST-APOCALYPTIC: PARANORMAL:    LITERARY FICTION: CONTEMPORARY:          NON-FICTION: SCIENCE FICTION:   Other Badass Best of 2014 Lists: Urban Fantasy Speculative Fiction General Fiction Romance [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 29, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 282014
 
Badass Best of 2014: YA & NA Contemporary Fiction

We’re continuing with our favorite YA and NA reads and today we’re going to share with you some of our favorite contemporaries. Read on to see the ten books that touched our hearts this year and let us know some of your hidden gems in the comments! The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu || Published June 3rd 2014 by Roaring Brook Press || || Review Synopsis: Everyone knows Alice slept with two guys at one party. But did you know Alice was sexting Brandon when he crashed his car? It’s true. Ask ANYBODY. Rumor has it that Alice Franklin is a slut. It’s written all [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 28, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 272014
 
Badass Best of 2014: YA & NA Speculative Fiction

  Continuing with our Badass Best of 2014 in Young Adult and New Adult fiction, we have some of our favorite speculative fiction novels to share with you in the science fiction/dystopian, fantasy, and paranormal categories. Take a look below for our favorite novels from each of these genres and be sure to let us know your favorites in the comments! UnDivided by Neal Shusterman (Book #4 in Unwind Dystology) || Published October 14th 2014 by Simon and Schuster || || Review Synopsis: Teens control the fate of America in the fourth and final book in the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology by Neal [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 27, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 262014
 
Badass Best of 2014: YA & NA Romance

We’re continuing with the romance genre today, but now we’re moving into Young Adult and New Adult reads.  We have ten of our favorites from this year below in no particular order.  What were some YA or NA romances that made you swoon this year?  Fill us in in the comments! Unteachable by Leah Raeder || Published March 24th 2014 by Atria || || Review Synopsis: Maise O’Malley just turned eighteen, but she’s felt like a grown-up her entire life. The summer before senior year, she has plans: get into a great film school, convince her mom to go into rehab, and absolutely do [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 26, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 252014
 
Badass Best of 2014: Romance (Part Two - Contemporary)

Welcome back to our Badass Best of 2014, romance edition.  Now that we’ve shared our favorite paranormal, historical, and erotic romance with you, it’s time to move on to contemporary romance.  We have ten of our favorites contemporary romance books that we read this year listed below.  How do they compare to your favorites?  Let us know in the comments! Breaking Point by Lindsay McKenna (Book #5 in Shadow Warriors) || Published April 29th 2014 by Harlequin HQN || || Review Synopsis: In the line of fire… OPERATION SHADOW WARRIORS An ongoing U.S. military experiment to test the integration of trained female military [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 25, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Dec 252014
 
Badass Best of 2014: Romance (Part One - Paranormal, Historical, and Erotic)

Romance was a big genre for us this year at Badass Book Reviews!  Today we’re hitting you with our favorite novels in several different romance subgenres.  Take a look below for our favorites from the paranormal, historical, and erotic romance genres and come back later today for our contemporary romance list.  Don’t forget to let us know about your favorites in the comments; we’re always looking for fabulous, new reads.  Burn for Me by Cynthia Eden (Book #1 in Phoenix Fire) || Published January 28th 2014 by Brava || + ½ || Review Synopsis: Under Fire… Eve Bradley was undercover looking for a story, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 25, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 242014
 
Badass Best of 2014: General Fiction

Next up on the Badass Best of 2014 are our favorites from the general fiction genres of Horror, Mystery, and Historicals! Take a look below for our favorite novels from each of these genres and be sure to let us know about your favorites in the comments.  The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey || Published January 14th 2014 by Orbit || || Review Synopsis: Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her “our little genius.”  Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 24, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 232014
 
Badass Best of 2014: Speculative Fiction

On today’s Badass Best of 2014, we’re presenting some of our favorite novels in the speculative fiction genres of Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Steam Punk! Take a look below for our favorite novels from each of these genres and be sure to let us know some of your favorites in the comments. Child of a Hidden Sea by A.M. Dellamonica (Book #1 in Hidden Sea Tales) || Published June 24th 2014 by Tor Books || || Review Synopsis: 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, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 23, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 222014
 
Badass Best of 2014: Urban Fantasy

Welcome to the Badass Best of 2014. We are once again kicking off the lists with urban fantasy! Take a look below for our ten favorite UFs that we read this year (in no particular order) that were published in 2014 and a few honorable mentions just to be on the safe side.  Don’t forget to tell us about your favorites from this year in the comments!   Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews (Book #7 in Kate Daniels) || Published July 29th 2014 by Ace || || Review Synopsis: As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 22, 2014 at 7:00 am
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