Jul 272015
 
Dueling New Release Review: Armada by Ernest Cline

        Both DG and Wendy read Ernest Cline’s new release novel, Armada, and it quickly became evident that their enjoyment levels were very different.  It’s not the first time that two Badass Reviewers had differing thoughts on the same book, however instead of a group discussion we thought it may be fun for both reviewers to plead their case for what did, or didn’t, work for them.  This way our readers get both the positive feedback, and the equally helpful negative. Welcome to our first ever Dueling review! Armada by Ernest Cline Genre: Science-Fiction Publication Date: July 14th, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 27, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jul 152015
 
New Release Review: Time Salvager by Wesley Chu

Time Salvager by Wesley Chu Genre: Science Fiction Publication Date: July 7th 2015 ARC Provided by Tor/Angry Robot Books and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: Convicted criminal James Griffin-Mars is no one’s hero. In his time, Earth is a toxic, abandoned world and humans have fled into the outer solar system to survive, eking out a fragile, doomed existence among the other planets and their moons. Those responsible for delaying humanity’s demise believe time travel holds the key, and they have identified James, troubled though he is, as one of a select and expendable few ideally suited for the most dangerous job [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 15, 2015 at 9:35 am
Jul 032015
 
Review: The Lost Boys Symphony by Mark Andrew Ferguson

The Lost Boys Symphony by Mark Andrew Ferguson Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction/Sci-Fi/Magical Realism Publication Date: March 24th, 2015 Publisher: Little Brown & Company Synopsis from Goodreads: After Henry’s girlfriend Val leaves him and transfers to another school, his grief begins to manifest itself in bizarre and horrifying ways. Cause and effect, once so reliable, no longer appear to be related in any recognizable manner. Either he’s hallucinating, or the strength of his heartbreak over Val has unhinged reality itself. After weeks of sleepless nights and sick delusions, Henry decides to run away. If he can only find Val, he thinks, everything will make [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on July 3, 2015 at 7:00 am
May 232015
 
Sci-Fi Saturday - Outlaw M.C. By James Cox

  Outlaw M.C. by James Cox: Earth was considered a desolate planet and is used as a prison.  Humanity lives on Mars in a single but always expanding city.  Technology being what it is keeps humans breathing.  The government is ruled by a man named Max Wesmen.  He’s a twisted fuck and changed our entire structure.  Now it’s illegal to drink alcohol, do any drugs, have kinky sex, and, of course, smoke.  Homosexuality was a death sentence.  Women were to be kept for breeding.  Dark skinned men were used as slaves, like back in the darkest days of history.  The [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 23, 2015 at 8:00 am
May 212015
 
New Release Review: Revive by Tracey Martin

Revive by Tracey Martin Book #1 in Redzone Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction Thriller Publication Date: May 19th 2015 ARC Provided by Author and Samhain Publishing Synopsis from Goodreads: What the mind forgets, the heart remembers. Alone in a train station bathroom, Sophia Hernandez has no memory of who she is or how she got there. All she’s certain of are three things: her college ID is a lie, bad people are coming for her, and no one can be trusted. The only clue to her past is the fellow student who finds her. Although Sophia’s gut tells her Kyle [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 21, 2015 at 11:03 am
May 202015
 
New Release Group Review: End of Days by Susan Ee

End of Days by Susan Ee Book #3 in Penryn & the End of Days Genre: Young Adult / Fantasy Publication Date: May 12th, 2015 Synopsis from Goodreads: After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They’re both desperate to find a doctor who can reverse the twisted changes inflicted by the angels on Raffe and Penryn’s sister. As they set off in search of answers, a startling revelation about Raffe’s past unleashes dark forces that threaten them all. When the angels release an apocalyptic nightmare onto humans, both sides are set on a path [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 20, 2015 at 7:00 am
May 122015
 
Review: Seven by Adrienne Wilder

Seven by Adrienne Wilder Book #1 in The Others Project Genre: M/M Sci-Fi/Paranormal Fiction Publication Date: September 23, 2013 Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin   Synopsis from Goodreads: A past that won’t let go… After losing his job, Chase Sarim finds himself living in a shit hole apartment. His new neighbor calls himself Seven, wears aluminum hats and carries around a ceramic rooster. He also seems to know what Chase is going to do or say before it happens, and talks about people named, Nine, Three, and Four. Chase knows better than to get involved with someone like that. But some men are just [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on May 12, 2015 at 8:00 am

New Release Group Review: Soulbound by Kristen Callihan

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Feb 252015
 
New Release Group Review: Soulbound by Kristen Callihan

  Soulbound by Kristen Callihan Book #6 in Darkest London Genres: Historical, Paranormal Romance, Steam Punk Publication Date: February 24th 2015 ARC Provided by Forever and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: Once two souls are joined… When Adam’s soul mate rejected him, there was more at stake than his heart. After seven hundred years of searching, his true match would have ended the curse that keeps his spirit in chains. But beautiful, stubborn Eliza May fled—and now Adam is doomed to an eternity of anguish, his only hope for salvation gone… Their hearts will beat together forever… No matter how devilishly irresistible Adam was, Eliza couldn’t [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 25, 2015 at 7:00 am
Feb 192015
 
February 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. This time I have a few very different reads to spotlight and I’ll let you know whether they were good, (not so) bad, or just plain ugly!     Undressed by Shannon Richard Book #4.5 in Country Roads Genre: Romance Publication Date: February 3rd 2015 ARC Provided by [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 19, 2015 at 7:00 am

Reconnecting with old Friends, Bibliophile style!

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Feb 182015
 
Reconnecting with old Friends, Bibliophile style!

    I’m sure that this is a post that most of you have experienced.  It’s a post about those long ended series that you loved so much.  The ones that you think about frequently and find yourself missing.  The books that you still, even 2 or so years later, tell yourself that you just wish there was something more.  They meant so much to you, and when you came to the end you just were not ready to say goodbye to either the characters, or to the world. I was lucky that when that surge of nostalgia came upon me I [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 18, 2015 at 8:44 am

Blog Tour: Guest Post from Sharon Lynn Fisher, author of ECHO 8

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Feb 092015
 
Blog Tour: Guest Post from Sharon Lynn Fisher, author of ECHO 8

We’re very excited to be hosting Sharon Lynn Fisher on the blog again today!  You might remember her from our previous Featured Author Friday post. Her science fiction novels are some of our favorites and we equally loved her newest book, Echo 8.  Be sure to watch for our upcoming review in a Science Fiction Saturday feature.  One of the best things about Sharon’s books is that she is able to blend her science fiction and romance elements seamlessly to create a perfect balance.  This time, Sharon’s tackling parapsychology.  Check out our guest post from Sharon below where she discusses just what parapsychology is and [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 9, 2015 at 11:05 am

New Release Review: Transmuted by Karina Cooper

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Jan 192015
 
New Release Review: Transmuted by Karina Cooper

Transmuted by Karina Cooper Book #6 in The St. Croix Chronicles Genres: Steampunk Publication Date: January 26th 2015 ARC Provided by Carina Press and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: In this final installment of Cherry St. Croix’s adventures, only one thing could compel the disgraced countess to return to Society—the threat of immortality. All is not peaceful in the wake of the Midnight Menagerie’s ruin. Although the Karakash Veil has been forced to flee its stronghold, the mysterious head of the criminal organization is not content to fade away. Above the foggy drift, a priceless diamond vanishes. In the dangerous Underground, a murderous rampage demands [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 19, 2015 at 7:00 am

New Release Review: The Deep by Nick Cutter

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Jan 182015
 
New Release Review: The Deep by Nick Cutter

New Release Review: The Deep by Nick Cutter Release date: January 13, 2015 Genre: Horror, Science Fiction Book provided by NetGalley and Gallery Books Synopsis from Goodreads: From the acclaimed author of The Troop—which Stephen King raved “scared the hell out of me and I couldn’t put it down.…old-school horror at its best”—comes this utterly terrifying novel where The Abyss meets The Shining. A strange plague called the ’Gets is decimating humanity on a global scale. It causes people to forget—small things at first, like where they left their keys…then the not-so-small things like how to drive, or the letters [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 18, 2015 at 12:17 pm

Early Review: Polaris by Mindee Arnett

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Jan 082015
 
Early Review: Polaris by Mindee Arnett

Polaris by Mindee Arnett Book #2 in Avalon Genres: Young Adult Science Fiction Publication Date: January 20th 2015 ARC Provided by Balzer + Bray and Edelweiss Synopsis from Goodreads: Jeth Seagrave and his crew of mercenaries are pulled into one last high-stakes mission in this breathtaking sequel to Mindee Arnett’s fascinating and fast-paced sci-fi thriller Avalon. Jeth Seagrave and his crew are on the run. The ITA, still holding Jeth’s mother in a remote research lab, is now intent on acquiring the metatech secrets Jeth’s sister Cora carries inside her DNA, and Jeth is desperate to find the resources he needs [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 8, 2015 at 7:00 am
Dec 082014
 
Blog Tour, New Release Review, + Giveaway: Walled by Anne Tibbets

  Walled by Anne Tibbets Book #2 in The Line Genre: New Adult Dystopian Publication Date: November 3, 2014 ARC Provided by Xpresso Tours and Anne Tibbets Synopsis from Goodreads: Freedom means making brutal choices. Rebel lovers Naya and Ric have survived one year in hiding, raising Naya’s twins from infants to toddlers in the shadow of the brutal Auberge dictatorship. They’re alive, and they’re together, but the city is crumbling around them and the haunting memory of Naya’s dark days on The Line have never fully left them. Living in isolation won’t be an option forever. When a mysterious revolutionary seeks [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 8, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 042014
 
Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: Historical Fiction - Evernight by Kristen Callihan

The Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge was Historical Fiction for November and we decided to use this month to catch up on one of our favorite series, Darkest London, with Evernight by Kristen Callihan. Evernight by Kristen Callihan Book #5 in Darkest London Genres: Historical Paranormal Steam Punk Publication Date: August 26th 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Forever Synopsis from Goodreads: Once the night comes . . . Will Thorne is living a nightmare, his sanity slowly being drained away by a force he can’t control. His talents have made him the perfect assassin for hire. But as he loses his grip on reality, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 4, 2014 at 7:33 am

Should You Read This Series: The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancy

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Nov 272014
 
Should You  Read This Series: The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancy

 The Monstrumologist series is indescribable.  It’s historical, it’s Gothic, it’s horror… it’s even an odd type of ‘coming of age’.  It makes me squeamish and it makes me feel uneasy.  It’s violent, bloody and cruel.  It’s also on the slower side, definitely not what one would call action packed. It sinks it’s nails into you and makes you feel like you just have to keep reading. I took my time reading this series, completing it over 2 years time, and I thought I would share my thoughts with you guys. Book #1: The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancy    Synopsis from Goodreads: These are [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 27, 2014 at 8:03 am

Early Group Review: Symbiont by Mira Grant

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Nov 212014
 
Early Group Review: Symbiont by Mira Grant

    Symbiont by Mira Grant  Book #2 in the Parasitology Trilogy Genre: Sci-Fi Horror Publication Date: November 25, 2014 Publisher: Orbit   Synopsis from Goodreads: THE SECOND BOOK IN MIRA GRANT’S TERRIFYING PARASITOLOGY SERIES. THE ENEMY IS INSIDE US. The SymboGen designed tapeworms were created to relieve humanity of disease and sickness. But the implants in the majority of the world’s population began attacking their hosts turning them into a ravenous horde. Now those who do not appear to be afflicted are being gathered for quarantine as panic spreads, but Sal and her companions must discover how the tapeworms are taking over [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 21, 2014 at 8:22 am
Nov 202014
 
Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: Science Fiction - A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

The Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge was Science Fiction for October (yes, we’re late!) and we decided to try a new-to-us author, Claudia Gray, and her newest novel, A Thousand Pieces of You. A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray Book #1 in Firebird Genres: Young Adult Science Fiction Publication Date: November 4th 2014 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Harper Teen Synopsis from Goodreads: Every Day meets Cloud Atlas in this heart-racing, space- and time-bending, epic new trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray. Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 20, 2014 at 2:21 pm
Nov 102014
 
New Release Review: UnDivided by Neal Shusterman

UnDivided by Neal Shusterman  Book #4 in the Unwind Dystology Genre: Science Fiction Dystopian Publication Date: October 14, 2014 Publisher: Simon & Schuster   Synopsis from Goodreads: Teens control the fate of America in the fourth and final book in the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology by Neal Shusterman. Proactive Citizenry, the company that created Cam from the parts of unwound teens, has a plan: to mass produce rewound teens like Cam for military purposes. And below the surface of that horror lies another shocking level of intrigue: Proactive Citizenry has been suppressing technology that could make unwinding completely unnecessary. As Conner, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 10, 2014 at 8:22 am