Jan 052015
Read with Caution - Early Group Review: The Witches of Echo Park by Amber Benson

The Witches of Echo Park by Amber Benson Book #1 in The Witches of Echo Park Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: January 6, 2015 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Penguin Synopsis from Goodreads: Unbeknownst to most of humankind, a powerful network of witches thrives within the shadows of society, using their magic to keep the world in balance. But they are being eliminated—and we will all pay if their power falls… When Elyse MacAllister’s great-aunt Eleanora, the woman who raised her, becomes deathly ill, Lyse puts her comfortable life in Georgia on hold to rush back to Los Angeles. And once she [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 5, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jun 032013
Read With Caution: True by Erin McCarthy and September Girls by Bennett Madison

    In today’s Read With Caution, we take a look at two YA/NA books that you should be cautious about! True by Erin McCarthy Released: May 7, 2013 Book provided by NetGalley and Berkley Genre: New Adult Synopsis from Goodreads: When Rory Macintosh’s roommates find out that their studious and shy friend has never been with a guy, they decide that, as an act of kindness they’ll help her lose her virginity by hiring confident, tattooed bad boy Tyler Mann to do the job…unbeknownst to Rory. Tyler knows he’s not good enough for Rory. She’s smart, doctor smart, while [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 3, 2013 at 10:46 am
Apr 032013
Read with Caution: Matched Series by Ally Condie

IN THE SOCIETY, OFFICIALS DECIDE. WHO YOU LOVE. WHERE YOU WORK. WHEN YOU DIE. Breaking free from its pristine confines, Cassia embarks on an epic journey to protect the power of choice and the meaning of true love. D.G.’s Series Rating: 2.5 skulls = C I struggled with the rating for each book of this young adult dystopian series. Although parts were very moving and the language is really poetic, Ms. Condie has problems with pacing and plot development. I can best describe this series as “moments of brilliance surrounded by hours of boredom.” In Matched, Cassia lives in a Society where [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 3, 2013 at 7:34 am
Feb 062013
Read with Caution: Beautiful Bastard and Primal Law

Today’s “Read With Caution” features two different books in two different genres: Beautiful Bastard, a popular Twilight fan fiction previously known online as ‘The Office” and Primal Law, the first book in the “Alpha Pack” Paranormal Romance series. Read the Badass reviews to find out why you should proceed carefully with these books. Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren Book 1 in Beautiful Bastard series Release Date: February 12, 2013 Book provided by Edelweiss and Gallery Books Synopsis from Goodreads: An ambitious intern. A perfectionist executive. And a whole lot of name calling. Discover the story that garnered more than two [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 6, 2013 at 7:01 am
Dec 032012
Read with Caution: The Perfect Play and Urban Shaman

Today we start a new bimonthly feature in which we discuss two popular books that didn’t impress us much. Why? Because we think our job is not only to recommend you great books, but also to steer you away from not so great reads. At the same time, we know that different books appeal to different people and we want your take. Have you read these books? If you have, do you agree or disagree with our assessment? And if you haven’t read them, are you still planning to read them? Read the mini-reviews and afterwards, let us know your [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 3, 2012 at 7:48 am