Jul 292014
 
Release Day Review: Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews

Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews Book #7 in the Kate Daniels series Release date: July 29, 2014 Genre: Urban Fantasy ARC provided by Ace Hardcovers and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: No matter how much the paranormal politics of Atlanta change, one thing always remains the same: if there’s trouble, Kate Daniels will be in the middle of it… As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she still struggling to keep her investigative business afloat, she must now deal with the affairs of the pack, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 29, 2014 at 7:11 am
May 202014
 
Early Group Review and Giveaway: Banishing the Dark by Jenn Bennett

    Early Group Review and Giveaway: Banishing the Dark by Jenn Bennett Book 4 in Arcadia Bell – series finale Release date: May 27, 2014 Genre: Urban Fantasy Book provided by NetGalley and Pocketbooks Synopsis from Goodreads: The fourth and final installment of a “riveting” (RT Book reviews) urban fantasy series about a renegade mage and the demons who love her. Complicated does not begin to describe Arcadia Bell’s life right now: unnatural magical power, another brush with death, and a murderous mother who’s not only overbearing but determined to take permanent possession of Cady’s body. Forced to delve [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 20, 2014 at 7:27 am
Apr 022014
 
Group Review: Romancing by Duke by Tessa Dare

Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare Series: Castles Ever After #1 Genre: Historical Romance Release Date: Jan 28, 2014 Audiobook narrated by Carmen Rose As the daughter of a famed author, Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens. She never doubted romance would be in her future, too. The storybooks offered endless possibilities. And as she grew older, Izzy crossed them off. One by one by one. Ugly duckling turned swan? Abducted by handsome highwayman? Rescued from drudgery by charming prince? No, no, and… Heh.  Now Izzy’s given up yearning for romance. She’ll settle [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 2, 2014 at 6:37 am
Mar 132014
 
New Release Group Review: Night Broken by Patricia Briggs

  It’s so exciting to read an advance copy of a highly anticipated book. The ladies of Badass Book Reviews loved Night Broken so much that we had to talk about all of our favorite parts. We’ll try to keep this as spoiler free as possible however if you have not yet read earlier books, there may be spoilers for earlier books. Don’t forget to check out Regina’s interview with author Patricia Briggs. There’s also a contest for US readers to win a copy of Night Broken on that page. Night Broken by Patricia Briggs Book #8 in Mercy Thompson [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 13, 2014 at 8:05 am
Feb 102014
 
Early Group Review: The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison

AH and Christal are back with another group review! This time we are tackling The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison. This is book #12 in the Rachel Morgan series, one of our personal favorites! Read on to see if Kim Harrison was able to keep the spark alive so far into her series.  Some slight spoilers may be included, but we were sure to spoiler tag the big ones. The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison Book #12 in the Rachel Morgan series Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: February 25th 2014 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Harper Voyager Synopsis from Goodreads: Witch and day-walking [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 10, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 182013
 
Blog Tour and Giveaway: Ashes to Ashes by Karina Halle

Ashes to Ashes by Karina Halle (Experiment in Terror #8) Publication date: December 11th 2013 Genres: Horror, New Adult, Supernatural Synopsis: It’s been two months since Perry Palomino and Dex Foray’s relationship reached a new turning point, two months since Perry started a new life in Seattle, and two months since their Experiment in Terror show took on a new partner, ex-Wine Babe Rebecca Sims, and found a new level of success. But whenever there is light in their lives, the madness still has a way of coming back in. When the team is sent back to the stormy Oregon [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 18, 2013 at 7:00 am
Dec 052013
 
Group Review: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Christal and AH were very excited to receive a copy of These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner to review. We figured that a regular review just wouldn’t do – we had to share our thoughts on the book with you.   Group Review: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner Book 1 in the Starbound series Release date: December 10, 2013 Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance Book provided by NetGalley and Disney Hyperion Synopsis from Goodreads: It’s a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 5, 2013 at 8:11 am
Nov 212013
 
Group Discussion: The Devil's Reprise by Karina Halle

Group Discussion and New Release Review: The Devil’s Reprise by Karina Halle Book 2 in the Devil’s series Release date: October 29, 2013 Book provided by NetGalley and Diversion Books Synopsis from Goodreads: Given a second chance, music journalist Dawn Emerson and guitarist Sage Knightly are reunited, only to have their lives threatened again by a demonic bargain. The sequel to THE DEVIL’S METAL, from USA Today bestselling author Karina Halle. When Dawn Emerson got the chance to go on tour with her favorite metal band, Hybrid, she thought she landed the writing gig of the century. But what started [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 21, 2013 at 7:58 am
Nov 122013
 
World After Group Review and Giveaway

World After Author: Susan Ee Series title: Penryn & the End of Days Book 1 in series: Angelfall Candidate for “Favorite Book of 2013″ 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 capture Penryn’s sister Paige, thinking she’s a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken. Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads [ Read More of this Review ]

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Oct 292013
 
Early Group Review and Giveaway: Parasite by Mira Grant

We were so excited to get a copy of Mira Grant’s new book Parasite to read and review. Parasite is the first book in her new Parasitology series. And as an added bonus to you, dear reader, we have a copy of Parasite to give away to one lucky US reader. We had mixed feelings about this book, so we decided to pluck a few choice quotes from the book and discuss them. Synopsis from Goodreads: A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease. We owe our good health to a humble parasite – [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 29, 2013 at 7:00 am
Oct 152013
 
New Release Group Review: Bound by Night by Larissa Ione

In keeping with our month-long Halloween theme, we have another review about things that go bump in the night. This time it’s a new series by Larissa Ione – The Moonbound Clan Vampire series. It’s a different take on vampires: vampires are slaves of humans. It’s still bloody and full of those hot sexy moments that the author is known for. Synopsis from Goodreads: Larissa Ione’s bestselling Demonica series has captivated fans with its sensual blend of dark passion and demonic fury. Now she takes you to another intoxicating world—where a dangerous clan of wild vampires rules the night… A [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
Aug 152013
 
What Happened to Sookie?  A review of Dead Ever After (Sookie #13) by Charlaine Harris

The Badass Ladies Discuss What Happened to Sookie? Also, a review of Dead Ever After (Sookie #13) by Charlaine Harris I have yet to find a fan or reader of Charlaine Harris’s Southern Vampire series that was thoroughly satisfied with all the books — from book 1 through book 13.  So many readers of this series believe that the Sookie became derailed.  We decided to chat about this and throw around our theories — please share yours.  What happened to Sookie? AH:  I think I just kind of lost interest in the series. I remember that I literally gobbled up [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 15, 2013 at 8:41 am
Jul 272013
 
Audio Book Review: 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (5th Wave #1)

Audio Book Review: 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (5th Wave #1) *audio book purchased from audible.com* Regina, Michelle and AH’s Rating: 4 stars/Grade A Book Summary: The Passage meets Ender’s Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey. After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 27, 2013 at 11:36 am
Jul 182013
 
New Release Group Review: Hunted by Kevin Hearne

Hunted by Kevin Hearne Series: Iron Druid Chronicles #6 Genre: Urban Fantasy Release Date: Jun 25, 2013 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Del Rey/Audio Purchased from Audible For a two-thousand-year-old Druid, Atticus O’Sullivan is a pretty fast runner. Good thing, because he’s being chased by not one but two goddesses of the hunt—Artemis and Diana—for messing with one of their own. Dodging their slings and arrows, Atticus, Granuaile, and his wolfhound Oberon are making a mad dash across modern-day Europe to seek help from a friend of the Tuatha Dé Danann. His usual magical option of shifting planes is blocked, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 18, 2013 at 6:50 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
Apr 102013
 
Early Group Review: The Eternity Cure

The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa Book #2 in the Blood of Eden series Genre: YA Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic ARC provided by NetGalley and Harlequin Release Date: April 30, 2013 Synopsis from Goodreads: Allison Sekemoto has vowed to rescue her creator, Kanin, who is being held hostage and tortured by the psychotic vampire Sarren. The call of blood leads her back to the beginning—New Covington and the Fringe, and a vampire prince who wants her dead yet may become her wary ally. Even as Allie faces shocking revelations and heartbreak like she’s never known, a new strain of the Red Lung virus that decimated humanity is [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 10, 2013 at 7:00 am
Mar 192013
 
Early Review: Black Feathers by Joseph D'Lacey

Welcome to another Badass joint review! Today, Regina and I take a look at Joseph D’Lacey’s beautifully twisted apocalyptic fantasy, Black Feathers.   Black Feathers by Joseph D’Lacey Book #1 in the Black Dawn duology Genre: Apocalyptic Fantasy Publication Date: 26 March 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Angry Robot Synopsis from Goodreads: 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 dark messiah known as The Crowman. In their [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 19, 2013 at 7:00 am
Mar 052013
 
Patricia Briggs Interview and Giveway, Group Review of Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson #7)

We have some fun stuff today.  First up is an interview with the amazing author Patricia Briggs!  Her Mercy Thompson and Alpha & Omega series are a top favorites of mine and the ladies at BadAss.  You can read our review of Fair Game, which the Badass Team loved and our interview with Ms. Briggs last year.  Second, D.G. and myself review Patricia Briggs’s new release Frost Burned and then …….. because we want to share this amazing book, we are raffling off a TWO hardcover copies of Frost Burned.  So if you want to win a copy your chances are good, so [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 5, 2013 at 8:16 am
Jan 112013
 
Group Review: Ever After by Kim Harrison

+ + + Group Review: Ever After by Kim Harrison Book 11 in the Hollows series Book provided by Edelweiss and Harper Collins Release date 1/22/2013 Synopsis from Goodreads: The ever after, the demonic realm that parallels the human world, is shrinking. If it disappears completely, so does all magic. It’s up to witch-turned-daywalking-demon Rachel Morgan to avert catastrophe and keep life from changing… for the worse. While saving the world is important, it isn’t Rachel’s only motivation. There’s also the small fact that she caused the ley line to rip in the first place, setting off a chain reaction [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 11, 2013 at 7:00 am
Oct 132012
 
Group Discussion and Review: Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin

Sometimes, a regular review just isn’t right for a book. Sometimes, we are so excited about a book that we need to share our enthusiasm with others. Welcome to Badass Book Reviews discusses Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin. This is a spoiler-free discussion, so feel free to read without covering your eyes.       [box color=grey]Synopsis from Goodreads: It’s been over six months since the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano. Alex and Darla have been staying with Alex’s relatives, trying to cope with the new reality of the primitive world so vividly portrayed in Ashfall, the first book in this series. It’s [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 13, 2012 at 3:12 pm