Apr 092014
 
Early Review: The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

Early Release Review: The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa Release date: April 15, 2014 Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Post-Apocalyptic, Horror Book provided by NetGalley and Harlequin Teen Synopsis from Goodreads: VENGEANCE WILL BE HERS Allison Sekemoto once struggled with the question: human or monster? With the death of her love, Zeke, she has her answer. MONSTER Allie will embrace her cold vampire side to hunt down and end Sarren, the psychopathic vampire who murdered Zeke. But the trail is bloody and long, and Sarren has left many surprises for Allie and her companions—her creator, Kanin, and her blood brother, Jackal. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 9, 2014 at 7:00 am
Feb 262014
 
Karina Halle Interview, Donners of the Dead Feature and Giveaway!

Q&A with Karina Halle BadassBook Reviews welcomes Karina Halle today for an interview. Karina is the author of the much loved and obsessed over several series: Experiment in Terror, the Artists’ Trilogy, and Devils’. Clearly we at Badass love Karina Halle.  So when we heard that Ms. Halle was releasing a stand-alone historical romance horror novel we were pretty excited.  This month, Karina releases Donners of the Dead and further below we feature Donners of the Dead.  We are participating in an Xpresso Blog Tour which is hosting an amazing giveaway (scroll down to see the very cool prize!).  Enter below to [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 26, 2014 at 6:29 am
Feb 122014
 
New Release Review: Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd

New Release Review: Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd Book 2 in The Madman’s Daughter series Release date: January 28, 2014 Genre: Young Adult, historical, retellings Book provided by Edelweiss and Balzer &Bray Synopsis from Goodreads: To defeat the darkness, she must first embrace it. Months have passed since Juliet Moreau returned to civilization after escaping her father’s island—and the secrets she left behind. Now, back in London once more, she is rebuilding the life she once knew and trying to forget Dr. Moreau’s horrific legacy—though someone, or something, hasn’t forgotten her. As people close to Juliet fall victim one [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 12, 2014 at 7:00 am
Jan 262014
 
New Release Review: Snowblind by Christopher Golden

Snowblind by Christopher Golden Genre: Horror Publication Date: January 21st 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and St. Martin’s Press Synopsis from Goodreads: In Christopher Golden’s first horror novel in more than a decade–a work reminiscent of early Stephen King–Snowblind updates the ghost story for the modern age. The small New England town of Coventry had weathered a thousand blizzards…but never one like this. Icy figures danced in the wind and gazed through children’s windows with soul-chilling eyes. People wandered into the whiteout and were never seen again. Families were torn apart, and the town would never be the same. Now, as [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 26, 2014 at 1:00 pm
Jan 132014
 
Double Feature Review/Anthology Maddness!: Dark Duets by Christopher Golden and Dangerous Women by George R. R. Martin

Anthologies can be hit or miss for me.  Often, they seem to be positioned as a way to introduce readers to series and authors.   Now this is just my opinion, but too many times short stories aren’t as engaging and just don’t pull me in like a novel.  The characters may not be as well introduced because they exist in a series or novel already.  There are exceptions of course.  For example, Alice Munro, Patricia Briggs and Jim Butcher write beautifully executed short stories.  But honestly, too often there are so many authors in an anthology that I don’t [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 13, 2014 at 8:03 am
Jan 062014
 
Early Review: The Troop by Nick Cutter

Early Review: The Troop by Nick Cutter Release Date: January 7, 2014 Book provided by Edelweiss and Simon & Schuster Genre: Young Adult and older, Horror Synopsis from Goodreads: Lord of the Flies meets The Ruins in this frightening novel written in the bestselling traditions of Stephen King and Scott Smith. Boy Scouts live by the motto “Be Prepared.” However, nothing can prepare this group of young boys and their scoutmaster for what they encounter on a small, deserted island, as they settle down for a weekend of campfires, merit badges, and survival lessons. Everything changes when a haggard stranger [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 6, 2014 at 1:04 pm
Dec 282013
 
Badass Best of 2013: YA & NA Dystopian, Horror, and Mystery

Continuing with our Badass Best of 2013 in Young Adult and New Adult fiction, we have our favorite Dystopian, Horror, and Mystery novels to share with you. Take a look below for our five favorite novels from each of these genres and be sure to let us know what we missed in the comments!    World After by Susan Ee || Published November 19th 2013 by Skyscape || || Review Synopsis: 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 [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 28, 2013 at 7:00 am
Dec 252013
 
Badass Best of 2013: Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror

On today’s Badass Best of 2013, we’re presenting our favorite Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror novels!  Take a look below for our five favorite novels from each of these genres and be sure to let us know what we missed in the comments.     Black Feathers by Joseph D’Lacey || Published March 26th 2013 by Angry Robot || || Review Synopsis: 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 [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 25, 2013 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 142013
 
Wildfire Gospel by Kenya Wright (early review)

Title: Wildfire Gospel Author: Kenya Wright Series: Santeria Habitat Book #: 3 Expected publication: December 19th 2013 by Dragonfairy Press Other Books in Series: – Fire Baptized, book 1 – The Burning Bush, book 2 [box color=black] LANORE’S TO-DO LIST #1- Set Dante on fire until he’s nothing but smoke and ash. #2- Find Nona and Mother Earth, tie them to a tree, and create the biggest bonfire Santeria has ever seen. #3- Find out if there is anybody higher in Mother Earth’s psychotic chain of command. #4- Burn anybody else to a crisp if they get in my fucking [ Read More of this Review ]

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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 282013
 
Michelle's Badass Bundle of Books

Reading is my passion. It is my escape from the real world. You would think that reading being an escape for me would mean I would read more when real life was not at its best. Thus, the need for an escape. That is not how my brain works. Nope, not me. I seem to only want to read when my real life is happy, and problem free. Now don’t get me wrong, my life is almost never problem free. It just has never been so problem full as it has been lately. What does this long, boring intro mean [ Read More of this Review ]

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Oct 242013
 
Early Review: Engines of the Broken World by Jason Vanhee

In honor of Halloween this month, we will be featuring reviews of some new and upcoming spine-tingling reads. From ghosts to zombies and everything in between, look for the Frightening Fall Reads banner when you are ready for something spooky this month! Today we have a YA horror story that tackles the apocalypse. Read on to find out if this end-of-the world tale lived up to its creepy premise…   Engines of the Broken World by Jason Vanhee Genre: YA Apocalyptic Horror Publication Date: 5 November 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Henry Holt and Co. Synopsis from Goodreads: Merciful [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 24, 2013 at 7:00 am
Oct 212013
 
Release Day Review: Nightlife by Matthew Quinn Martin

In honor of Halloween this month, we will be featuring reviews of some new and upcoming spine-tingling reads. From ghosts to zombies and everything in between, look for the Frightening Fall Reads banner when you are ready for something spooky this month! We have a ferocious take on the vampire novel up today. Matthew Quinn Martin makes the vampire scary again in his new dark urban fantasy, Nightlife…   Nightlife by Matthew Quinn Martin Book #1 in the Nightlife series Genre: Dark Urban Fantasy Publication Date: 21 October 2013 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Pocket Star Synopsis from Goodreads: For [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 21, 2013 at 9:09 am
Oct 142013
 
Early Review: The Heavens Rise by Christopher Rice

In honor of Halloween this month, I will be featuring reviews of some new and upcoming spine-tingling reads. From ghosts to zombies and everything in between, look for the Frightening Fall Reads banner when you are ready for something spooky this month! This time around, we have a supernatural suspense from NY Time bestselling author Christopher Rice (yep, his mother is that famous vampire writer)…   The Heavens Rise by Christopher Rice Genre: Supernatural Suspense Publication Date: 15 October 2013 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Gallery Books Synopsis from Goodreads: New York Times bestselling author Christopher Rice returns to New [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 14, 2013 at 9:40 am
Oct 092013
 
New Release Review: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

New Release Review: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud Book 1 in Lockwood & Co. series Release date: September 17, 2013 Genre: Children’s, Young Adult, Horror Book provided by NetGalley and The Disney Book Group Synopsis from Goodreads: When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in . . . For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of ghosts. A number of Psychic Investigations Agencies have sprung up to destroy the dangerous apparitions. Lucy Carlyle, a talented young agent, arrives in London hoping for a notable career. Instead [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on October 9, 2013 at 7:00 am
Sep 222013
 
New Release Review: The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman

New Release Review: The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman Release date: September 10, 2013 Genre: Young Adult, Horror Book provided by NetGalley and Random House Synopsis from Goodreads: They called it the killing day. Twelve people dead, all in the space of a few hours. Five murderers: neighbors, relatives, friends. All of them so normal. All of them seemingly harmless. All of them now dead by their own hand . . . except one. And that one has no answers to offer the shattered town. She doesn’t even know why she killed—or whether she’ll do it again. Something is waking [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 22, 2013 at 8:06 pm
Sep 112013
 
Early Review: Four Summoner's Tales by Kelley Armstrong, David Liss, Christopher Golden, and Jonathan Maberry

Early Review: Four Summoner’s Tales by Kelley Armstrong, David Liss, Christopher Golden, and Jonathan Maberry Release date: September 17, 2013 Genre: Anthology, Paranormal, Horror Book provided by Edelweiss and Gallery Books Synopsis from Goodreads: Four terror-inducing novellas from acclaimed bestselling authors Kelley Armstrong, David Liss, Christopher Golden, and Jonathan Maberry beginning with the premise: “A stranger comes to town, offering to raise the townsfolk’s dearly departed from the dead—for a price.” In Kelley Armstrong’s “Suffer the Children,” an acute diphtheria outbreak kills most of the children in an isolated village in nineteen-century Ontario. Then a stranger arrives and offers to [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 11, 2013 at 7:00 am
Jul 132013
 
Memory of A Summer and America's Past -- Review: Joyland by Stephen King

Joyland by Stephen King *audio book purchased from audible.com* Regina’s Rating 4.5 stars/Grade B+ Book Summary: “I love crime, I love mysteries, and I love ghosts,” says Stephen King, who has combined these elements into a wonderful new story. Joyland is a whodunit noir crime novel and a haunting ghost story set in the world of an amusement park. It tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a ‘carny’ in small-town North Carolina and has to confront the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 13, 2013 at 9:28 am
Jun 212013
 
New Release Review: Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn

Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn Genre: Young Adult Horror Publication Date: 11 June 2013 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Harper Collins Synopsis from Goodreads: The spine-tingling horror of Stephen King meets an eerie mystery worthy of Sara Shepard’s Pretty Little Liars series in Kate Karyus Quinn’s haunting debut. On a cool autumn night, Annaliese Rose Gordon stumbled out of the woods and into a high school party. She was screaming. Drenched in blood. Then she vanished. A year later, Annaliese is found wandering down a road hundreds of miles away. She doesn’t know who she is. She doesn’t know how she [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on June 21, 2013 at 8:55 am