Oct 272014
New Release Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater  Book #3 in The Raven Cycle Genre: YA YA Paranormal Fantasy Publication Date: October 21, 2014 Publisher: Scholastic Press   Synopsis from Goodreads: There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up. Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs. The trick with found things though, is how easily they can [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 27, 2014 at 7:13 am
Aug 232014
New Release Review: Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead

Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead Genre: YA Urban Fantasy Publication Date: July 29, 2014 Publisher: Razerbill (Hardcover Purchased through Amazon.com) Synopsis from Goodreads: Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires.  They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.  In The Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists. Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their [ Read More of this Review ]

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May 242014
Reread Review! The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima

The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima Series: The Seven Realms #4 Genre: Fantasy Publication Date: October 23rd 2012 Synopsis from Goodreads: A thousand years ago, two young lovers were betrayed-Alger Waterlow to his death, and Hanalea, Queen of the Fells, to a life without love. Now, once again, the Queendom of the Fells seems likely to shatter apart. For young queen Raisa ana’Marianna, maintaining peace even within her own castle walls is nearly impossible; tension between wizards and Clan has reached a fevered pitch. With surrounding kingdoms seeking to prey on the Fells’ inner turmoil, Raisa’s best hope is [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 24, 2014 at 9:46 am
Apr 272013
Series Review: Raine Benares by Lisa Shearin

The Raines Benares series by Lisa Shearin is a fun and sexy light fantasy.  It follows an elf named Raine as she learns to deal with magical powers she never expected to have and the consequences that come with being so powerful.  She has a hilarious cast of supporting characters around her and not one, but two smoking hot men!  Definitely check this series out if you are looking for a read that will make you smile… and swoon just a little.  Raines is the perfect heroine and these books make a wonderful bridge between urban and traditional fantasies.  Another plus [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 27, 2013 at 2:09 pm
Mar 282013
Series Review: Cora Oglesby by Lee Collins

Lee Collins’ “Cora Oglesby” series has been described as True Grit meets True Blood. It’s a western that takes place during the Old West gold rush, but it includes paranormal creatures such as vampires, hellhounds, and wendigos. Cora and her husband Ben are bounty hunters that focus on the supernatural beasties. The series has a dry humor and an in your face heroine in the form of Cora. She doesn’t take lip from anyone and lives up to the reputation she has developed as a badass. She can sling guns, play cards, and drink whiskey with the best of them. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 28, 2013 at 7:00 am

Series Review: Fire Spirits by Samantha Young

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Feb 282013
Series Review: Fire Spirits by Samantha Young

Series Review: Fire Spirits by Samantha Young Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy Overall Rating – 4 Skulls: B+ Samantha Young is better known for her popular contemporary romance novel On Dublin Street, but she is also a prolific writer of Young Adult Urban Fantasy. Today we bring you reviews of the first 3 books in her Fire Spirits series, so you can enjoy them before April’s release of the latest installment – Darkness, Kindled. Book 1: When eighteen year old Ari Johnson is transported from her bedroom into the chilling realm of Mount Qaf – home to the terrifying and mercurial [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 28, 2013 at 7:35 am
Jan 312013
Series Review: Susannah Sandlin's Penton Legacy + Omega ARC

Many of you may know Suzanne Johnson from her “Sentinels of New Orleans” series that includes Royal Street and River Road.  What you may not know is that she also writes paranormal romance under the pen name Susannah Sandlin.  Susannah’s “Penton Legacy” series currently has two books published and the third, Omega, will be released in early February.  Thanks to the lovely author, BadassBookReviews received review copies of all three books in the series.  Keep reading to find out a little about each one and be sure to come back on 8 Feb for a guest post from Susannah Sandlin featuring her newest [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 31, 2013 at 7:00 am
Aug 032012
Sucker for a Series - Shifters by Rachel Vincent

  The Shifters series by Rachel Vincent is one of my all-time favorite series. The reader is taken on a roller coaster ride of emotions. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll probably want to scream and throw the books across the room. The Shifters series follows the werecat shifter Faythe Saunders and her family through a tumultuous period. I think what initially attracted me to the series was the mafia-like pride structure of the werecats. The power struggles were both fascinating and frustrating for me. A word of warning – if you dislike love triangles (and possibly squares) – you will [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 3, 2012 at 7:00 am
Jul 112012
Sucker for Series: Curse Workers by Holly Black

Sucker for Series: Curse Workers by Holly Black White Cat #1 Red Glove #2 Black Heart #3   I hate to say I was pushed into reading this series, but well, you know who you are – and you know you do some pushing. Thank you for the push.  So this series is a unique, but a growing subset, in the young adult paranormal genre.  The uniqueness being female authored with a male protagonist as the hero and a dark dark world.  The lead in each of these books is the same teenaged boy – -Cass.  I would compare it to Hold Me Closer, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 11, 2012 at 7:00 am
Jul 042012
Sucker for Series: Corine Solomon Series by Ann Aguirre

              Sucker for Series: Corine Solomon Series by Ann Aguirre *Purchased E-books from Amazon.com* Regina’s Read: Blue Diablo #1:  2.75 Stars/Grade C Blurb: [box=red]Corine Solomon is a handler. When she touches an object she instantly knows its history and its future. Using her ability, she can find the missing, which is why people never stop trying to find her. Like her ex-boyfriend Chance, who needs Corine’s gift to find someone dear to them both. But the search proves dangerous as it leads them into a strange world of demons and sorcerers, ghosts and witchcraft, zombies, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 4, 2012 at 2:48 pm
Mar 162012
Sucker for Series: Jaz Parks by Jennifer Rardin

  A kind of paranormal Alias – remember that TV series starring Jennifer Garner?   You name it, the Jaz Parks series has it…vampires, psychics, assassins, spies, ghosts, gnomes, reavers, spirit guides, demons, werewolves, spooky haunted castles…and more   Yeah, baby. There are gadgets a-plenty. Bergman is the nerdy gadget guy and some of his inventions are lethal and hilarious at the same time. Case in point – Astral the Robo-kitty.   The books provide the reader an around the world tour of exotic locales. Miami (hey, I’m from Canada – anywhere where there is no snow most of the [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 16, 2012 at 7:46 am
Feb 172012
Sucker for: Keri Arthur ~ Riley Jenson Series

  Yep, you’re reading that right. I’m a sucker for Keri Arthur. I love her Riley Jenson series. Although, if I am being honest, the first few books made me uncomfortable with the amount of casual sex. I’m not a prude. I like my sex hot, and sure, there is some hot sex in the Riley Series *cough* window scene with Quinn *cough* but, the culture of werewolves in the Jenson series means they have to have sex in order to find their werewolf mate…so they have sex with lots and lots of people… Alright’, let’s call a spade a [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 17, 2012 at 8:02 am
Jan 312012
Sucker for Series: The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning

  We at Badass Book Reviews strive to make your reading experience pleasurable. We read the good, the bad, and the outstanding and then we tell you all about them. If you’ve noticed, a lot of these books are parts of a series and we’ve decided that it’s time we gave you information about our favorite series. When I joined Goodreads two years ago, I discovered a whole new world of Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance series. I’m so glad I did. I’ve started a lot of series – even finished a few – and I am enjoying the experience. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 31, 2012 at 8:00 am