Apr 162014
 
Review: Clipped Wings and Inked Armor by Helena Hunting

Disclaimer: Way back when I read and loved a certain young adult vampire series, I discovered fan fiction. At first I was hesitant to read this book because, well, the tattooed and pierced main character kind of scared me. At the time, I was struck by what a unique and almost unrecognizable take this book was on the original canon. As a fan fiction, Clipped Wings and Inked Armor was one of the more popular works out there. Clipped Wings and Inked Armor has been released as two books, with a prequel Cupcakes and Ink also available. New Release Review: [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 16, 2014 at 7:00 am
Apr 112014
 
Mini Reviews: The Good, The 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 four very different reads to spotlight and I’ll let you know whether they were good, bad, or just plain ugly! The Good   Delilah: The Making of Red by Jessica Sorensen Book #2.5 in Nova Genre: Contemporary New Adult Romance Publication Date: March 18th 2014 E-Book Purchased [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 11, 2014 at 2:05 pm
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
Apr 052014
 
{Sci-Fi Saturday} Double Feature: The Ophelia Prophecy and Under Nameless Stars

In today’s Science Fiction Saturday, I bring you not one but two very different sci-fi reads.  Sharon Lynn Fisher’s science fiction romance The Ophelia Prophecy is a must read for adults while Christian Schoon’s Under Nameless Stars is more appropriate for middle-grade and YA readers who are crazy for aliens.   The Ophelia Prophecy by Sharon Lynn Fisher Genre: Science Fiction Romance Publication Date: April 1st 2014 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Tor Books  Synopsis from Goodreads: Our world is no longer our own. We engineered a race of superior fighters — the Manti, mutant humans with insect-like abilities. Twenty-five years ago they all but [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on April 5, 2014 at 7:00 am
Mar 312014
 
Early Review: Big Fat Disaster by Beth Fehlbaum

Early Release Review: Big Fat Disaster by Beth Fehlbaum Release date: April 18, 2014 Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult Book provided by NetGalley and Adams Media/Merit Press Synopsis from Goodreads: Insecure, shy, and way overweight, Colby hates the limelight as much as her pageant-pretty mom and sisters love it. It’s her life: Dad’s a superstar, running for office on a family values platform. Then suddenly, he ditches his marriage for a younger woman and gets caught stealing money from the campaign. Everyone hates Colby for finding out and blowing the whistle on him. From a mansion, they end up in a [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 31, 2014 at 7:00 am
Mar 142014
 
New Release Review: Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens

Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Publication Date: February 25th 2014 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and HarperTEEN Synopsis from Goodreads: An edgy, realistic, and utterly captivating novel from an exciting new voice in teen fiction. Alexi Littrell hasn’t told anyone what happened to her over the summer. Ashamed and embarrassed, she hides in her closet and compulsively scratches the back of her neck, trying to make the outside hurt more than the inside does. When Bodee Lennox, the quiet and awkward boy next door, comes to live with the Littrells, Alexi discovers an unlikely friend in “the Kool-Aid Kid,” who [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 14, 2014 at 11:17 am
Mar 102014
 
Early Review: Stolen Songbird by Danielle Jensen

Early Review: Stolen Songbird by Danielle Jensen Book 1 in The Malediction Trilogy Release date: April 1, 2014 Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance Book provided by Strange Chemistry Synopsis from Goodreads: For those who have loved Seraphina and Graceling comes another truly fabulous fantasy… For five centuries, a witch’s curse has bound the trolls to their city beneath the ruins of Forsaken Mountain. Time enough for their dark and nefarious magic to fade from human memory and into myth. But a prophesy has been spoken of a union with the power to set the trolls free, and when Cecile de [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on March 10, 2014 at 7:00 am
Feb 242014
 
Early Review: Don't Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski

Early Review: Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski Release date: March 11, 2014 Genre: Young Adult Book provided by NetGalley and Random House Childrens Synopsis from Goodreads: Contemporary teen fiction with romance, secrets, scandals, and ESP from the author of Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn’t Have).We weren’t always like this. We used to be average New York City high school sophomores. Until our homeroom went for flu shots. We were prepared for some side effects. Maybe a headache. Maybe a sore arm. We definitely didn’t expect to get telepathic powers. But suddenly we could hear what [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 24, 2014 at 7:00 am
Feb 202014
 
Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: Contemporary - Me Since You by Laura Wiess

AH and Christal continue their journey on the Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge!  This month the genre was Contemporary.  We chose a young adult Contemporary read that will just break your heart, Me Since You by Laura Wiess.  Read on to see what AH and Christal thought about this book! Me Since You by Laura Wiess Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Publication Date: February 18th 2014 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and MTV Books Synopsis from Goodreads: Laura Wiess captures the visceral emotion of a girl’s journey from innocence to devastating loss and, ultimately, to a strange and unexpected kind of understanding—in [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 20, 2014 at 7:00 am
Feb 132014
 
Early Review: The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski Book #1 in the Winner’s trilogy Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Publication Date: March 4th 2014 Print ARC Provided by Farrar Straus and Giroux Synopsis from Goodreads: Winning what you want may cost you everything you love As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on February 13, 2014 at 10:19 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
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 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 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 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 162014
 
Book Trailer Reveal: Some Fine Day by Kat Ross

Some Fine Day by Kat Ross Genre: Young Adult Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic Publication Date: July 1st 2014 by Strange Chemistry Synopsis from Goodreads: Sixteen-year-old Jansin Nordqvist is on the verge of graduating from the black ops factory known as the Academy. She’s smart and deadly, and knows three things with absolute certainty: 1. When the world flooded and civilization retreated deep underground, there was no one left on the surface. 2. The only species to thrive there are the toads, a primate/amphibian hybrid with a serious mean streak. 3. There’s no place on Earth where you can hide from the hypercanes, continent-sized storms that have [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 16, 2014 at 11:41 am