Feb 182015
 
Reconnecting with old Friends, Bibliophile style!

    I’m sure that this is a post that most of you have experienced.  It’s a post about those long ended series that you loved so much.  The ones that you think about frequently and find yourself missing.  The books that you still, even 2 or so years later, tell yourself that you just wish there was something more.  They meant so much to you, and when you came to the end you just were not ready to say goodbye to either the characters, or to the world. I was lucky that when that surge of nostalgia came upon me I [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 18, 2015 at 8:44 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 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
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