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
Mar 242015
 
Release Day Review: Dark Alchemy by Laura Bickle

Dark Alchemy by Laura Bickle Genres: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: March 24th 2015 ARC Provided by Harper Voyager Impulse and Edelweiss Synopsis from Goodreads: Geologist Petra Dee arrives in Wyoming looking for clues to her father’s disappearance years before. What she finds instead is Temperance, a dying Western town with a gold rush past and a meth-infested present. But under the town’s dust and quiet, an old power is shifting. When bodies start turning up – desiccated and twisted skeletons that Petra can’t scientifically explain – her investigations land her in the middle of a covert war between the town’s most powerful [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 24, 2015 at 2:27 pm
Mar 202015
 
Revew: The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead

The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead Book #6 in Bloodlines series Genre: Urban Fantasy YA Publication Date: February 10, 2015 Publisher: Razorbill Publishing   Synopsis from Goodreads: The epic conclusion to Richelle Mead’s New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series is finally here… 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. After their secret romance is exposed, Sydney and Adrian find themselves facing the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi in this electrifying conclusion to Richelle Mead’s New [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 20, 2015 at 8:19 am
Mar 182015
 
New Release Review: Pocket Apocalypse by Seanan McGuire

Pocket Apocalypse by Seanan McGuire Book #4 in InCryptid Genres: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: March 3rd 2015 ARC Provided by DAW Synopsis from Goodreads: Endangered, adjective: Threatened with extinction or immediate harm. Australia, noun: A good place to become endangered. Alexander Price has survived gorgons, basilisks, and his own family—no small feat, considering that his family includes two telepaths, a reanimated corpse, and a colony of talking, pantheistic mice. Still, he’s starting to feel like he’s got the hang of things…at least until his girlfriend, Shelby Tanner, shows up asking pointed questions about werewolves and the state of his passport. From there, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 18, 2015 at 9:01 am
Mar 122015
 
Giveaway: Midnight Crossroad  (Midnight, Texas, #1)  by Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris became a household name when her #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels became the inspiration for HBO’s hit drama “True Blood.” Last year, Harris delighted fans once again with MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD, the first book in an all-new series that takes place in the same world as a Sookie Stackhouse—a place where the paranormal exists alongside the ordinary. It became an instant New York Times bestseller and left readers anxiously anticipating the release of the second installment, DAY SHIFT, on May 5, 2015.  MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD is perfect for readers of all genres and has all the elements [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 12, 2015 at 6:00 am
Mar 052015
 
Group Review: Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs

    Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs Genres: Urban Fantasy Anthology Publication Date: September 2nd 2014 ARC Provided by Ace Books and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: Mercy Thompson’s world just got a whole lot bigger… A collection of all-new and previously published short stories featuring Mercy Thompson, “one of the best heroines in the urban fantasy genre today” (Fiction Vixen Book Reviews), and the characters she calls friends… Includes the new stories: Silver, Roses in Winter, Redemption, and Hollow.   Our Review – 4 Skulls – B+ The ladies of Badass gather to give [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 5, 2015 at 9:18 am
Mar 032015
 
Release Day Group Review: Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs

  Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs Book #4 in Alpha & Omega Genres: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: March 3rd 2015 ARC Provided by Ace Books Synopsis from Goodreads: For once, mated werewolves Charles and Anna are not traveling because of Charles’s role as his father’s enforcer. This time, their trip to Arizona is purely personal, as Charles plans to buy Anna a horse for her birthday. Or at least it starts out that way… Charles and Anna soon discover that a dangerous Fae being is on the loose, replacing human children with simulacrums. The Fae’s cold war with humanity is about to [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 3, 2015 at 7:22 am
Feb 262015
 
Early Release Group Review: Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop

Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop Series: The Others #3 Genre: Urban Fantasy Release Date: March 3, 2015 ARC Provided by Penguin Publishing Group The Others freed the cassandra sangue to protect the blood prophets from exploitation, not realizing their actions would have dire consequences. Now the fragile seers are in greater danger than ever before—both from their own weaknesses and from those who seek to control their divinations for wicked purposes. In desperate need of answers, Simon Wolfgard, a shape-shifter leader among the Others, has no choice but to enlist blood prophet Meg Corbyn’s help, regardless of the risks she [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 26, 2015 at 7:13 am
Feb 242015
 
Release Day Review: Grave Matters by Lauren M. Roy

Grave Matters by Lauren M. Roy Book #2 in Night Owls Genres: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: February 24th 2015 ARC Provided by Ace and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: Night Owls bookstore always keeps a light on and evil creatures out. But, as Lauren M. Roy’s thrilling sequel continues, even its supernatural staff isn’t prepared for the dead to come back to life… Elly grew up training to kill things that go bump in the night, so she’s still getting used to working alongside them. While she’s learned to trust the eclectic group of vampires, Renfields, and succubi at Night Owls bookstore, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 24, 2015 at 3:47 pm
Feb 132015
 
Group New Release Review: Burned by Karen Moning

  It’s no secret that the girls of Badass Book Reviews love Karen Moning’s Fever series. We fell in love with Barrons and Mac right from the start, even when Mac was pretty in pink. When the opportunity to read Burned presented itself, we eagerly jumped at the chance to read the book…with some reservations. We had some serious problems with book 6 in the series – Iced. In fact, we may have wanted to stop reading the series at Shadowfever. Here’s a sampling of what we thought of Iced: KMM had lost her sense of the characters.  In particular [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 13, 2015 at 7:00 am
Feb 112015
 
New Release Review: Deadly Spells by Jaye Wells

Deadly Spells by Jaye Wells Book #3 in Prospero’s War Genres: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: February 10th 2015 ARC Provided by Orbit and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: After the grisly murder of a dirty magic coven leader, Kate Prospero and The Magical Enforcement Agency team up with the local police to find the killer. But as the infighting between covens turns ugly, an all-out war brews in the slums of Babylon. When a tenacious reporter sticks her nose in both the investigation and Prospero’s past in the covens, old ghosts resurface. The team will have to use all the weapons in [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 11, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jan 272015
 
January 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!   All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Publication Date: January 6th 2015 ARC Provided by [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 27, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jan 262015
 
Guest Post & Review: Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish

Badass Book Reviews Welcomes: Kristi Charish kicks off her new Urban Fantasy series with Owl and the Japanese Circus, an action packed story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. With all of the twists and turns, our ‘Indiana Jane’ has her work cut out for her! Kristi joins Badass Book Reviews today to talk about female leads and the standards they are held to versus their male counterparts. Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish Book #1 in The Adventures of Owl Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: January 13th, 2015 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 26, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jan 162015
 
New Release Review: White Knight by Kelly Meade

White Knight by Kelly Meade Book #3 in Cornerstone Run Genres: Paranormal Romance Publication Date: January 20th 2015 ARC Provided by InterMix and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: Kelly Meade, author of Grey Bishop and Black Rook, continues her Cornerstone Run saga… Checkmate… Despite a month of peace from hybrid attacks, the constant threat of violence has the loup garou on edge. Knight McQueen’s home feels like a military compound and his people have become battle-weary soldiers. And Knight’s tenuous grip on his own self-control has been further damaged by the disappearance of the only woman whose touch brings him peace. Held prisoner [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 16, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jan 062015
 
Review: Dog with a Bone by Hailey Edwards

Dog with a Bone by Hailey Edwards Book #1 in Black Dog Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: October 31st, 2014 Synopsis from Goodreads: Half-bloods with Thierry’s skill set are given two options. They can join the conclave’s marshal program, or they can pack their bags. Turn down the job offer, and you’ve just shredded your residency pass for the mortal realm and booked yourself a one-way ticket to Faerie. Texas is the only home Thierry has ever known, and she’s not going anywhere. Even if it means following in her notorious father’s footsteps as a peacekeeper. But pinning on the badge opens [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 6, 2015 at 7:00 am
Jan 052015
 
Read with Caution - Early Group Review: The Witches of Echo Park by Amber Benson

The Witches of Echo Park by Amber Benson Book #1 in The Witches of Echo Park Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: January 6, 2015 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Penguin Synopsis from Goodreads: Unbeknownst to most of humankind, a powerful network of witches thrives within the shadows of society, using their magic to keep the world in balance. But they are being eliminated—and we will all pay if their power falls… When Elyse MacAllister’s great-aunt Eleanora, the woman who raised her, becomes deathly ill, Lyse puts her comfortable life in Georgia on hold to rush back to Los Angeles. And once she [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 5, 2015 at 7:00 am
Dec 192014
 
Review: Daring by Elliott James

Daring by Elliott James Series: Pax Arcana #2 Genre: Urban Fantasy Release Date: September 23rd, 2014 Audiobook narrated by Roger Wayne THE WEREWOLVES HAVE A NEW LEADER…AND HE CANNOT BE STOPPED. Something is rotten in the state of Wisconsin. Werewolf packs are being united and absorbed into an army of super soldiers by a mysterious figure who speaks like an angel and fights like a demon. And every Knight Templar—keepers of the magical peace between mankind and magickind—who tries to get close to this big bad wolf winds up dead. No knight can infiltrate a group whose members can smell [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 19, 2014 at 6:47 am
Dec 162014
 
New Release Review: Jinn and Juice by Nicole Peeler

Jinn and Juice by Nicole Peeler Book #1 in The Jinni Genres: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: November 25th 2014 ARC Provided by Orbit and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: Cursed to be a jinni for a thousand years, Leila nears the end of her servitude—only to be bound once again against her will. Will she risk all to be human? Born in ancient Persia, Leila turned to her house Jinni, Kouros, for help escaping an arranged marriage. Kouros did make it impossible for her to marry—by cursing Leila to live a thousand years as a Jinni herself. If she can remain unBound, Leila’s curse will [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 16, 2014 at 10:15 am
Dec 052014
 
New Release Review: City of Eternal Night by Kristen Painter

City of Eternal Night by Kristen Painter Book #2 in Crescent City Genres: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: December 2nd 2014 ARC Provided by Orbit and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: Magic and mystery collide in this second installment of the new urban fantasy series by House of Comarre author Kristen Painter. Still coming to terms with their unexpected partnership, Augustine and Harlow have a tentative truce. With Harlow slowly working to accept being fae, Augustine still learning how to be Guardian, and feelings growing on both sides though, they do not have an easy road ahead. But when a young girl is stolen from [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 5, 2014 at 8:18 am
Nov 282014
 
New Release Review: The Void by J.D. Horn

The Void by J.D. Horn Book #3 in Witching Savannah Genres: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: November 18th 2014 ARC Provided by 47North and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: An otherworldly energy runs through the city of Savannah, betraying its sleepy, moss-cradled charm. The old, beguiling streets look welcoming to most…but certain families know what lurks under their genteel surfaces. Families like Mercy Taylor’s, which has the most powerful lineage of witches in the South, know this all too well. Mercy and her husband, Peter, are happily preparing to welcome baby Colin into their lives. But their excitement quickly becomes overshadowed by a [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on November 28, 2014 at 7:00 am