Aug 072014
 
Genre Book Showdown: The Girl From the Well vs Servants of the Storm

I’ve been looking for a spooky read lately and my perusal of Netgalley and Edelweiss turned up The Girl From the Well and Servants of the Storm.  While neither turned out to be the creeptastic read I was hoping for, I definitely preferred one book over the other.  Read on to see who won this installment of the Genre Book Showdown!   The Contenders: The Girl From the Well by Rin Chupeco Genre: Young Adult Horror Publication Date: August 5th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Sourcebooks Fire Synopsis from Goodreads: You may think me biased, being murdered myself. But my state of being [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 7, 2014 at 9:00 am
Apr 082014
 
Genre Book Showdown: Ghost Seer vs Spirited

We have a haunted installment this time as two new series featuring women that can communicate with ghosts debuted in 2014.  Mary Behre’s Spirted goes head-to-head with Robin D. Owens’ Ghost Seer in this Genre Book Showdown!  Which ghostly tale will take home the trophy?  Read on to find out.   The Contenders: Spirited by Mary Behre Book #1 in Tidewater Genre: Paranormal Romance Publication Date: March 4th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Berkley Sensation Synopsis from Goodreads: She’s running from who she is…… All Jules Scott wants is to live a normal, quiet life—preferably one that doesn’t include ghosts. Jules’s talent for communicating with the dead has brought [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 8, 2014 at 7:00 am
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
Jul 042013
 
Genre Book Showdown: Wallbanger vs. The Dr Pepper Prophecies

Today we are proud to present a Genre Book Showdown, 4th of July style! The contenders are two chick lit books with roots in Fan Fiction – one American and the other one British – with two heroines inordinately fond of sweets. Who will take home the win? Will it be the mighty Wallbanger by Alice Clayton, where an O-less woman finds her match in an oversexed neighbor with a bag full of tricks? Or will it be the unknown The Dr Pepper Prophecies by Jennifer Gilby Roberts where a young woman decides to ‘fix’ the lives of her friends? [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 4, 2013 at 9:17 am
May 022013
 
Genre Book Showdown: Transparent vs Parallel

This month I read two HarperTeen novels about teenage girls that are something more than average.  Transparent‘s MC Fiona was an invisible girl and Parallel‘s MC Abby was able to sift through parallel universes.  Today, these books meet in the Genre Book Showdown. Who will take home the win?  Read on to see who is declared the victor!   The Contenders: Transparent by Natalie Whipple Genre: YA Paranormal Publication Date: 21 May 2013 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and HarperTeen Synopsis from Goodreads: Plenty of teenagers feel invisible. Fiona McClean actually is. An invisible girl is a priceless weapon. Fiona’s own father has been forcing her to do his dirty [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 2, 2013 at 1:47 pm
Mar 242013
 
Genre Book Showdown: The Ward vs Taken

I’m trying out a new format for the Genre Book Showdown this time; let me know what you think!  This month I read two YA dystopians that are the beginnings of new series and today they meet in the Genre Book Showdown. Who will take home the win? Will it be The Ward by Jordana Frankel, where the world is lacking clean water and a vicious disease affects a large portion of the people? Or will it be Taken by Erin Bowman which creates a world within a broken world? Read on to see who is declared the victor!   The Contenders: The Ward by Jordana Frankel Book [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 24, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Mar 132013
 
Genre Book Showdown: Emilie and the Hollow World vs Spellbinding

This month I read two standalone, YA fantasies that skew toward a younger audience and today they meet in the Genre Book Showdown.  Who will take home the win?  Will it be Emilie and the Hollow World by Martha Wells, a steampunk-infused fantasy set in a land at the center of the Earth?  Or will it be Spellbinding by Maya Gold which threads the people and stories of Salem into an all-new world of witches?  Read on to see who is declared the victor!   Emilie and the Hollow World by Martha Wells Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: 2 April 2013 ARC [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 13, 2013 at 7:00 am
Feb 242013
 
Genre Book Showdown: The Boyfriend vs The Gray Ghost Murders

I recently read two ARCs (advance reader copies) from the crime/mystery genre.  The Boyfriend by Thomas Perry followed the investigation of a serial killer targeting female escorts that all happened to fit the same physical profile.  The Gray Ghost Murders by Keith McCafferty featured the discovery of human remains in a remote Montana location and the resulting investigation.  Both of these books were good reads, but read on to see which novel wins this crime-filled showdown!   The Boyfriend by Thomas Perry Publication Date: 5 March 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Mysterious Press Synopsis from Goodreads: Jack Till, who has retired from [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 24, 2013 at 1:42 pm
Feb 132013
 
Genre Book Showdown: Dance of Shadows vs Dancing in the Dark

February 2013 marks the release of two very different YA novels that are both set around the world of ballet. Dance of Shadows by Yelena Black is a paranormal mystery set in a high-pressure, elite dance academy environment while Dancing in the Dark by Robyn Bavati is a contemporary novel set in the ultra-conservative Haredi Jewish community. Both of these novels work the world of ballet and the beauty of dance throughout their plotlines, but I can only recommend one of them to you Badass readers. Read on to see which novel wins this ballet-based showdown!   Dance of Shadows [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 13, 2013 at 7:00 am