Feb 112014
 
New Release Review: Reaper's Touch by Eleri Stone

Reaper’s Touch by Eleri Stone Book #1 in the Reaper series Genre: Western Paranormal Romance Publication Date: February 10th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Carina Press Synopsis from Goodreads: Abby is a Ranger, part of an elite group who defend the border against Reapers—humans infected with a parasite that turns them into mindless cannibals. Rangers are immune to Reaper infection, and as one of the only female Rangers, Abby is expected to settle down and breed more Rangers—a fate she’s keen to avoid. When she’s ambushed on the plains, she’s ready to go out with guns blazing—until a mysterious, handsome cowboy rides [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 11, 2014 at 7:00 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
Feb 092014
 
An Oldie but a Goodie: Carnal Innocence by Nora Roberts

Carnal Innocence by Nora Roberts First Published: 1991 Genres: Romantic Suspense Available in Paperback, Ebook, Audiobook Burned out and still reeling from a love affair gone bad, world-class violinist Caroline Waverly goes to her grandparents’ home in Innocence, Mississippi, for some much-needed rest and relaxation. Instead she finds herself overwhelmed all over again—first by Tucker Longstreet, a charming local with a sideline in no-strings-attached relationships, and then by a deadlier, more disturbing development. For Innocence is being stalked by its very own serial killer, whose brutal knife blows have pierced the veil of tranquillity in this sleepy Southern town and [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 9, 2014 at 6:24 am
Feb 072014
 
New Release Review: Circle of Death by Keri Arthur

New Release Review: Circle of Death by Keri Arthur Book 2 in Damask Circle series Release date: February 25, 2014 Originally published: June, 2002 Genre: Paranormal Romance Book provided by NetGalley and Random House Bantam Dell Synopsis from NetGalley: In one vicious night, Kirby Brown’s world is torn apart. Her best friend is dead, killed by a madman who is now after Kirby, and she has no idea why. When the police prove incapable of protecting Kirby, she has no choice but to trust a mysterious stranger. And while she finds herself inexplicably drawn to him, she fears the strange [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 7, 2014 at 7:00 am
Feb 062014
 
New Release Review: Pecan Pies and Homicides by Ellery Adams

Pecan Pies and Homicides by Ellery Adams Book #3 in the Charmed Pie Shoppe Mysteries Genre: Cozy Mystery Publication Date: January 7th 2014 E-Book Purchased from Amazon.com Synopsis from Goodreads: Her Charmed Pie Shoppe is open for business, but baker Ella Mae LeFaye is about to discover solving a murder is not as easy as pie… Owning the Charmed Pie Shoppe and serving enchanted treats in the magical town of Havenwood, Georgia, seemed like a little slice of heaven for Ella Mae LeFaye. But now her hopes for both a lasting romance with Hugh Dylan and business success are starting to seem like pie [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 6, 2014 at 10:41 am
Feb 042014
 
Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Seers by Julianna Scott

The Seers by Julianna Scott Book #2 in the Holders series Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Publication Date: February 4th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Strange Chemistry Synopsis from Goodreads: After nearly being drained of her ability and betrayed by a man her father trusted, Becca Ingle was left with one clue — Ciaran Shea. He holds the key to the downfall of the power-mad Holder, Darragh, and can ensure the safety of both Holder and Human kind alike… but is he willing to help? Becca, Alex, Jocelyn, and Cormac set out for Adare Manor to meet with the Bhunaidh, an aristocratic group of [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 4, 2014 at 9:28 am
Feb 032014
 
Interview and Giveaway: Black Dog by Rachel Neumeier

Badass Welcomes Rachel Neumeier! Interview and Giveaway too!   Badass Book Reviews welcomes Rachel Neumeier today for an interview and a review of her new book Black Dog.  February 4th is the release of Rachel’s book Black Dog.  If you want a chance to win and read Black Dog (open to US and Canada), scroll down and enter to play! Interview Regina: BLACK DOG is a great take on werewolves. I am partial to stories about werewolves and have read many of them, but it is rare to read one where they are portrayed as monsters. I love how you have taken the original [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 3, 2014 at 11:11 am
Jan 302014
 
Early Review: Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott

Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott Book #1 in the Fire & Flood series Genre: Young Adult, Survival, Adventure, Dystopian Publication Date: February 25th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Scholastic Press Synopsis from Goodreads: A modern-day thrill ride, where a teen girl and her animal companion must participate in a breathtaking race to save her brother’s life—and her own. Tella Holloway is losing it. Her brother is sick, and when a dozen doctors can’t determine what’s wrong, her parents decide to move to Montana for the fresh air. She’s lost her friends, her parents are driving her crazy, her brother is [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 30, 2014 at 7:00 am
Jan 292014
 
Early Review: Tesla's Attic by Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman

Early Review: Tesla’s Attic by Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman Book 1 of the Accelerati Trilogy Book provided by NetGalley and Disney-Hyperion Release Date: February 11, 2014 Genre: Children’s, Middle Grades, Young Adult, Science Fiction Synopsis from Goodreads: The first book in a brilliantly imagined and hilarious trilogy about four kids caught up in a dangerous plan concocted by the eccentric inventor Nikola Tesla. Tesla’s Attic is the first book in a brilliantly imagined and hilariously written trilogy that combines science, magic, intrigue, and just plain weirdness, about four kids who are caught up in a dangerous plan concocted by [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 29, 2014 at 7:00 am
Jan 282014
 
Release Day Review and Giveaway: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Release Day Review and Giveaway: Red Rising by Pierce Brown Book 1 in Red Rising series Release date: January 28, 2014 Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian, Young Adult Book provided by NetGalley and Random House Del Rey Spectra Synopsis from Goodreads: The war begins… Darrow is a Helldiver, one of a thousand men and women who live in the vast caves beneath the surface of Mars. Generations of Helldivers have spent their lives toiling to mine the precious elements that will allow the planet to be terraformed. Just knowing that one day people will be able to walk the surface of [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 28, 2014 at 5:36 am
Jan 272014
 
Q&A with Maya Banks and Giveaway of Letting Go (Surrender Trilogy #1)

Join Badass in welcoming Maya Banks today! We got lucky enough to ask Maya a few questions about her writings.  I enjoy her historical romance novels — I just devour them.  So I was excited to try out a new contemporary series of hers.  First, the book and then the interview.  Oh and stick around because below we have a giveaway for Maya Banks’ new book — play to win (just scroll down). Letting Go (Surrender Trilogy #1) by Maya Banks Release Date: 2/4/14 Book Summary: Josslyn found perfection once, and she knows she’ll never find it again. Now widowed, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 27, 2014 at 8:27 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

Mini Reviews: YA Roundup

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Jan 262014
 
Mini Reviews: YA Roundup

I read a ton of YA books last year and, while some of them were very good, a lot of them were hit or miss.  This year I’m trying to get back to my adult paranormal roots a little bit more, but that doesn’t mean I am totally going to ignore my new YA leanings.  Today I’ll give you a peek into the YA books (and one NA novella!) I’ve been reading lately and let you know which ones are worth your time!   Uninvited by Sophie Jordan Book #1 in the Uninvited series Genre: Young Adult Dystopian Publication Date: January 28th 2014 ARC Provided [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 26, 2014 at 7:00 am
Jan 252014
 
Sci-Fi Saturday - We Will Destroy Your Planet: An Alien's Guide to Conquering the Earth

The Reviewers at Badass Book Reviews are known for their eclectic tastes in books. One of our loves is for Science Fiction so why not have a feature called Science Fiction Saturday? And what better book to start off this feature but a humorous field guide for an alien invasion? Review: We Will Destroy Your Planet: An Alien’s Guide to Conquering the Earth by David McIntee Release Date: October 22, 2013 Genre: Science Fiction, Humor Book Provided by: Osprey Adventures Synopsis from Goodreads: Enjoy this pseudo-nonfiction, ‘how-to’ military handbook for aliens intending to conquer the Earth. Science fiction elements are [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 25, 2014 at 7:00 am
Jan 232014
 
Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: Young Adult - Unaccompanied Minor by Hollis Gillespie

AH and Christal decided to give the Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge a try for 2014.  The point of this challenge is to read a different genre each month.  For January, we were tasked with Young Adult.  We already read a lot of YA books here at Badass Book Reviews, but the YA book we chose was Unaccompanied Minor by Hollis Gillespie.  Read on to see what AH and Christal thought about this book! Unaccompanied Minor by Hollis Gillespie Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Publication Date: January 1st 2014 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Merit Press Synopsis from Goodreads: Fourteen-year-old April May Manning spent [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 23, 2014 at 7:00 am
Jan 222014
 
Runner by Patrick Lee (Early Review)

[box color=black] Sam Dryden, retired special forces, lives a quiet life in a small town on the coast of Southern California. While out on a run in the middle of the night, a young girl runs into him on the seaside boardwalk. Barefoot and terrified, she’s running from a group of heavily armed men with one clear goal—to kill the fleeing child. After Dryden helps her evade her pursuers, he learns that the eleven year old, for as long as she can remember, has been kept in a secret prison by forces within the government. But she doesn’t know much [ Read More of this Review ]

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Jan 212014
 
Review: Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando

Review: Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando *early review copy received from netgalley and publisher — thank you!* Regina’s Rating: 4.5 stars/Grade A     Book Summary: When Elizabeth receives her freshman-year roommate assignment at the beginning of summer, she shoots off an email to coordinate the basics: TV, microwave, mini-fridge. She can’t wait to escape her New Jersey beach town, and her mom, and start life over in California. The first note to Lauren in San Francisco comes as a surprise; she had requested a single. But if Lauren’s learned anything from being the oldest of six, it’s that [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 21, 2014 at 11:44 am
Jan 202014
 
Early Review: Live (Burnside #1) by Mary Ann Rivers

Review: Live (Burnside #1) by Mary Ann Rivers *early review copy received from netgalley and publisher — thank you!* Regina’s Rating: 4.5 stars/Grade A Release Date: 1/21/14   Book Summary: Mary Ann Rivers kicks off a new contemporary romance series—sure to please readers of Ruthie Knox, Kristan Higgins, and Jill Shalvis—where love can be found unexpectedly. If there’s an upside to unemployment, Destiny Burnside may have found it. Job searching at her local library in Lakefield, Ohio, gives her plenty of time to ogle the hottest man she has ever laid eyes on: the sexy wood-carver who’s restoring the building. But [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 20, 2014 at 10:18 am
Jan 172014
 
Early Review: Archetype by M.D. Waters

Archetype by M.D. Waters Book #1 in the Archetype duology Genre: Science Fiction Publication Date: February 6th 2014 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Dutton Adult Synopsis from Goodreads: Introducing a breathtakingly inventive futuristic suspense novel about one woman who rebels against everything she is told to believe. Emma wakes in a hospital, with no memory of what came before. Her husband, Declan, a powerful, seductive man, provides her with new memories, but her dreams contradict his stories, showing her a past life she can’t believe possible: memories of war, of a camp where girls are trained to be wives, of love for [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm
Jan 172014
 
New Release Review: Gilded Hearts by Christine d'Abo

Gilded Hearts by Christine d’Abo Book #1 in The Shadow Guild series Genre: Steam Punk Romance Publication Date: January 7th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Forever Yours Synopsis from Goodreads: Samuel Hawkins, Sergeant in the King’s Sentry, has been called in to investigate a murder case. As he awaits the Archivists to arrive—the team who will use a special device to extract the memories of the dead man to help find clues to his murder—he never expects to come face to face with the woman he’d left behind when he’d fled the Archives five years earlier. Piper Smith has grown from [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 17, 2014 at 7:00 am