Sep 022015
 
Review: The Dragons of Dorcastle by Jack Campbell

The Dragons of Dorcastle by Jack Campbell Series: The Pillars of Reality #1 Genre: Fantasy Release Date: Dec 2nd, 2014 Audiobook Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews For centuries, the two Great Guilds have controlled the world of Dematr. The Mechanics and the Mages have been bitter rivals, agreeing only on the need to keep the world they rule from changing. But now a Storm approaches, one that could sweep away everything that humans have built. Only one person has any chance of uniting enough of the world behind her to stop the Storm, but the Great Guilds and many others will [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 2, 2015 at 6:39 am
Aug 262015
 
Early Review: Your Voice is All I Hear by Leah Scheier

Your Voice is All I Hear by Leah Scheier Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: September 1st, 2015 Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire   Synopsis from Goodreads: Everything about Jonah is unexpected. On the first day of school, he sits next to April, when he could have chosen to sit with the popular girl. He turns down an invitation to join the school team and declares he’d rather paint. He encourages April to develop her musical talent and shrugs off the bullies that torment them. April isn’t surprised to find herself falling for Jonah. The unexpected part is when he falls for her too. But [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 26, 2015 at 7:00 am
Aug 072015
 
From Page to Screen: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

  Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Not too long ago I reviewed Me and Earl and the Dying Girl here on Badass Book Reviews and for the most part I absolutely loved it.  I can still say, with confidence, that it was the absolute funniest book that I’ve ever read.  Ever.  It should win awards for comedy genius. Well, the truth is that the only reason I finally read Me and Earl and the Dying Girl was because the movie was being independently released, and the trailer looked awesome!  If you are a true bibliophile you can’t watch a movie before reading [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 7, 2015 at 7:00 am
Aug 032015
 
Early Group Review: The Veil by Chloe Neill

The Veil by Chloe Neill Book #1 in Devil’s Isle Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: August 4th, 2015 ARC Provided by Netgalley and NAL Synopsis from Goodreads: Seven years ago, the Veil that separates humanity from what lies beyond was torn apart, and New Orleans was engulfed in a supernatural war. Now, those with paranormal powers have been confined in a walled community that humans call the District. Those who live there call it Devil’s Isle. Claire Connolly is a good girl with a dangerous secret: she’s a Sensitive, a human endowed with magic that seeped through the Veil. Claire knows [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 3, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jul 292015
 
New Release Review: Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

Him by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy Genre: M/M Sports Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: July 28th, 2015 Publisher: Rennie Road Books   Synopsis from Goodreads: They don’t play for the same team. Or do they? Jamie Canning has never been able to figure out how he lost his closest friend. Four years ago, his tattooed, wise-cracking, rule-breaking roommate cut him off without an explanation. So what if things got a little weird on the last night of hockey camp the summer they were eighteen? It was just a little drunken foolishness. Nobody died. Ryan Wesley’s biggest regret is coaxing his very straight friend [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 29, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jul 282015
 
Release Day Group Review: The Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward

The Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward Book #1 in The Bourbon Kings Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: July 28th, 2015 ARC Provided by Penguin Synopsis from Goodreads: The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood delivers the first novel in an enthralling new series set amid the shifting dynamics of a Southern family defined by wealth and privilege—and compromised by secrets, deceit, and scandal…. For generations, the Bradford family has worn the mantle of kings of the bourbon capital of the world. Their sustained wealth has afforded them prestige and privilege—as well as a hard-won division of [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 28, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jul 142015
 
Early Review: Spider's Trap by Jennifer Estep

Early Review: Spider’s Trap by Jennifer Estep Book 13 in Elemental Assassins series Release date: July 28, 2015 Genre: Urban Fantasy Book provided by NetGalley and Pocket Books Synopsis from Goodreads: The next thrilling book in Jennifer Estep’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling Elemental Assassin series—“an extraordinary series… One of the most intriguing heroines in the genre” (Romantic Times Book Reviews). Keep your friends close but your enemies within stabbing distance. One important lesson I’ve learned in the assassination business is that to be the best you have to roll with the punches. Now that I’m queen of [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm
Jul 102015
 
Review: Blood Ties: A Novel by Nicholas Guild

Blood Ties: A Novel by Nicholas Guild Genre: Suspense/Psychological Thriller Publication Date: May 12th, 2015 ARC provided by Tor/Forge Synopsis from Goodreads: Homicide detective Ellen Ridley of the SFPD is tracking a serial killer terrorizing young women in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ridley is sure she’s cornered her most likely suspect: Stephen Tregear, a hacker and code breaker who works for U.S. Naval Intelligence. But Tregear is not the killer… he’s the killer’s son. Ridley and Tregear team up to look for Tregear’s father, Walter, in an elaborate game of murderous cat and mouse. As the body count rises, Ridley [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 10, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jul 022015
 
Early Review: Jesse's Girl by Miranda Kenneally

New Release Review: Jesse’s Girl by Miranda Kenneally Book 6 in the Hundred Oaks series Release date: July 7, 2014 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance Book provided by NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire Synopsis from Goodreads: Practice Makes Perfect. Everyone at Hundred Oaks High knows that career mentoring day is a joke. So when Maya Henry said she wanted to be a rock star, she never imagined she’d get to shadow *the* Jesse Scott, Nashville’s teen idol. But spending the day with Jesse is far from a dream come true. He’s as gorgeous as his music, but seeing all that he’s [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 2, 2015 at 10:07 am
Jun 262015
 
Josh Lanyon Love!

Rather than reviewing these books at different times, and drown you in multiple days worth of Josh Lanyon, I decided to combine them all into just this one post. If you are a mystery reader and enjoy the M/M genre, Josh Lanyon is a must read.  Dead serious.  Must read.   Fair Game by Josh Lanyon All’s Fair book #1 Genre: M/M Contemporary Mystery Publication Date: August 1st, 2010 Publisher: Carina Press Synopsis from Goodreads: A crippling knee injury forced Elliot Mills to trade in his FBI badge for dusty chalkboards and bored college students. Now a history professor at Puget Sound university, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 26, 2015 at 7:50 am
Jun 252015
 
Should You Read This Series? - Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

At the beginning of the year, I decided I wouldn’t center my reading goals around the number of books I read. The pressure to read a certain amount of books in a certain amount of time was too much. I set my goal way too high and got stressed out when I had to lower it. Instead, I’d step outside of my comfort zone, which is primarily Contemporary and Historical Romance. Young Adult is one of the genres I wanted to explore more of, and I discovered the Dairy Queen series when I needed a third book for a challenge I was [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 25, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jun 082015
 
New Release Review, Excerpt, + Giveaway: Asking for It by Lilah Pace

Asking for It by Lilah Pace Book #1 in Asking for It Genre: Dark Erotica Publication Date: June 2nd, 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley and Berkley Synopsis from Goodreads:“This is who I am. This is what I want. Now I need a man dangerous enough to give it to me.” Graduate student Vivienne Charles is afraid of her own desires—ashamed to admit that she fantasizes about being taken by force, by a man who will claim her completely and without mercy. When the magnetic, mysterious Jonah Marks learns her secret, he makes an offer that stuns her: they will remain near-strangers to each [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 8, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jun 042015
 
Group Review: In the Absence of Light by Adrienne Wilder

In the Absence of Light by Adrienne Wilder Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance Publication Date: March 28th, 2015 Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Synopsis from Goodreads: For years Grant Kessler has smuggled goods from one end of the world to the next. When business turns in a direction Grant isn’t willing to follow he decides to retire and by all appearances he settles down in a nowhere town called Durstrand. But his real plan is to wait a few years and let the FBI lose interest, then move on to the distant coastal life he’s always dreamed of. Severely autistic, Morgan cannot look people [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 4, 2015 at 6:51 am
May 182015
 
Early Review, Blog Tour and Giveaway: Behind the Mask (Associates #4) by Carolyn Crane

Behind the Mask (Associates #4) by Carolyn Crane Genre: Romantic Suspense Publication Date: May 19, 2015 ARC provided by Author (thank you!) Want to win a copy? Scroll down to enter and play!   TO SAVE HER PROSTITUTE TWIN SISTER SHE HAS TO SWITCH PLACES WITH HER… When her estranged sister is won in a card game by a brutal drug cartel, Zelda knows what she has to do: take her place. Save her. Focus on infiltrating the shadowy group–and try not to think about why she left the spying game years ago. She’s slept with dangerous criminals before; she can do [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 18, 2015 at 8:48 am
May 072015
 
New Release Review: Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction/Magical Realism Publication Date: April 21st, 2015 Publisher: HarperCollins   Synopsis from Goodreads: Caden Bosch is on a ship that’s headed for the deepest point on Earth: Challenger Deep, the southern part of the Marianas Trench. Caden Bosch is a brilliant high school student whose friends are starting to notice his odd behavior. Caden Bosch is designated the ship’s artist in residence, to document the journey with images. Caden Bosch pretends to join the school track team but spends his days walking for miles, absorbed by the thoughts in his head. Caden Bosch is [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 7, 2015 at 8:00 am
May 052015
 
Early Review: Day Shift (Midnight, Texas #2) by Charlaine Harris

Day Shift (Midnight, Texas #2) by Charlaine Harris Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Publication Date: May 5, 2015 ARC provided by Netgalley and Ace      Synopsis from Goodreads: In Midnight Crossroad, Charlaine Harris “capture[d] the same magic as the world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, and [took] it to another level” (Houston Press). Now the #1 New York Timesbestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels returns to the one-traffic-light town you see only when you’re on the way to someplace else… There is no such thing as bad publicity, except in Midnight, Texas, where the residents like to keep to themselves. Even in a town full [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 5, 2015 at 7:00 am
May 022015
 
Mini Reviews: Midnight's Kiss by Thea Harrison, Jaguar Pride by Terry Spear, and Taking Fire by Lindsay McKenna

New Release Review: Midnight’s Kiss by Thea Harrison Book 8 in Elder Races series Release date: May 5, 2015 Genre: Paranormal Romance Book provided by NetGalley and Penguin Group Berkley NAL Synopsis from Goodreads: In the latest Novel of the Elder Races, two souls who have long buried their passions are about to be consumed… Ever since their scorching affair ended years ago, Julian, the Nightkind King, and Melisande, daughter of the Light Fae Queen, have tried to put the past behind them—and distance between them. But when a war breaks out between Julian and Justine, a powerful Vampyre of [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 2, 2015 at 7:00 am
Apr 172015
 
New Release Review: All the Rage by Courtney Summers

All the Rage by Courtney Summers Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: April 14, 2015 Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin   Synopsis from Goodreads: The sheriff’s son, Kellan Turner, is not the golden boy everyone thinks he is, and Romy Grey knows that for a fact. Because no one wants to believe a girl from the wrong side of town, the truth about him has cost her everything—friends, family, and her community. Branded a liar and bullied relentlessly by a group of kids she used to hang out with, Romy’s only refuge is the diner where she works outside of town. No one [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 17, 2015 at 8:00 am
Apr 132015
 
Group Review: Prince's Gambit by C.S. Pacat

    Prince’s Gambit by C.S. Pacat Book #2 in Captive Prince Genre: M/M, Fantasy Re-Release Date: July 7th, 2015 Synopsis from Goodreads: “This was Vere’s most powerful lords unfurling their banners for war.” With their countries on the brink of war, Damen and his new master Prince Laurent must exchange the intrigues of the palace for the sweeping might of the battlefield as they travel to the border to avert a lethal plot. Forced to hide his identity, Damen finds himself drawn to the dangerous, charismatic Laurent. But as the fledgeling trust between the two men deepens, the truth of secrets [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 13, 2015 at 7:00 am
Apr 102015
 
March Mini Reviews: The Good, The (Not So) Bad, and The Ugly

Because of the amount of books I read most months, I don’t get to review everything for the blog. The Mini Review Catch Up is my place to give you a little information about some of my other reads and whether or not I would recommend them without going into tons of detail. These are a good sampling of the books I read in March and I’ll let you know whether they were good, (not so) bad, or just plain ugly!     Bone Gap by Laura Ruby Genre: Young Adult Contemporary with Fantasy elements Publication Date: March 3rd 2015 ARC Provided by Balzer [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 10, 2015 at 12:15 pm