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 202013
 
New Release Review: Maddaddam (MaddAddam Trilogy #3) by Margaret Atwood

MaddAddam (MaddAddam Trilogy #3) by Margaret Atwood *received early review copy from publisher and Edelweiss* Regina’s Rating: 4.5 stars/Grade A Release Date: 9/3/13 Book Summary: A man-made plague has swept the earth, but a small group survives, along with the green-eyed Crakers – a gentle species bio-engineered to replace humans. Toby, onetime member of the Gods Gardeners and expert in mushrooms and bees, is still in love with street-smart Zeb, who has an interesting past. The Crakers’ reluctant prophet, Snowman-the-Jimmy, is hallucinating; Amanda is in shock from a Painballer attack; and Ivory Bill yearns for the provocative Swift Fox, who [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 20, 2013 at 1:25 pm
Sep 192013
 
Early Group Review: Countdown by Michelle Rowen

Countdown by Michelle Rowen Genre: YA Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic Publication Date: 1 October 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Harlequin Teen Synopsis from Goodreads: 3 seconds left to live. Once the countdown starts, it cannot be stopped. 2 pawns thrown into a brutal underground reality game. Kira Jordan survived her family’s murder and months on plague-devastated city streets with hard-won savvy and a low-level psi ability. She figures she can handle anything. Until she wakes up in a barren room, chained next to the notorious Rogan Ellis. 1 reason Kira will never, ever trust Rogan. Even though both their lives depend on it. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 19, 2013 at 10:15 am
Sep 182013
 
Early Review: All is Fair by Emma Newman

All is Fair by Emma Newman Book #3 in the Split Worlds trilogy Genre: Fantasy Publication Date: 24 September 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Angry Robot Books Synopsis from Goodreads: In love and war nothing is safe. William Iris struggles to keep the throne of Londinium whilst hated by his own court and beset by outsiders, while Cathy discovers the legacy of her former governess. But those who dare to speak out about Society are always silenced. Sometimes for good. While trying to avoid further torments from the mercurial fae, Sam finds himself getting tangled in the affairs of the Elemental Court. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 18, 2013 at 11:53 am
Sep 172013
 
Early Review: Corroded by Karina Cooper

Corroded by Karina Cooper Book #3 in The St. Croix Chronicles Genre: Steampunk Publication Date: 23 September 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Carina Press Synopsis from Goodreads: Hungry for vengeance, Cherry St. Croix is forced to the fog-ridden streets of Victorian London. My rival, a collector of bounties like myself, has murdered one of my own. In consequence, I have been removed from my house, my staff, and all who would support me. I have nowhere else to turn, so I beg asylum within the Midnight Menagerie, London’s decadent pleasure garden. Micajah Hawke’s dominance there will not tolerate my presence for long. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 17, 2013 at 9:39 am
Sep 162013
 
New Release Review: Things Good Girls Don't Do by Codi Gary

Things Good Girls Don’t Do Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date: Aug 27, 2013 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Avon Impulse Good girls don’t steal. Good girls don’t visit sex shops. Good girls don’t have one-night stands. For Katie Conners, being a good girl just isn’t worth it anymore. It used to mean getting the life she always wanted. But that was before she got dumped and her ex got engaged to his rebound. So, after a bad day and one too many mojitos, Katie starts making a list of things a girl like her would never do, not in a [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 16, 2013 at 6:58 am
Sep 132013
 
New Release Review: Breaking Nova by Jessica Sorensen

Breaking Nova by Jessica Sorensen Book #1 in the Nova trilogy Genre: New Adult Romance Publication Date: 3 September 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Forever Synopsis from Goodreads: Nova Reed used to have dreams-of becoming a famous drummer, of marrying her true love. But all of that was taken away in an instant. Now she’s getting by as best she can, though sometimes that means doing things the old Nova would never do. Things that are slowly eating away at her spirit. Every day blends into the next . . . until she meets Quinton Carter. His intense, honey brown eyes instantly draw [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 13, 2013 at 7:00 am
Sep 122013
 
Early Review: Resist by Sarah Crossan

Early Review: Resist by Sarah Crossan Book 2 in Breathe series Release date: October 8, 2013 Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian Book provided by Edelweiss and Greenwillow Books Synopsis from Goodreads: The sequel—and conclusion—to Sarah Crossan’s Breathe. Three teen outlaws must survive on their own in a world without air, exiled outside the glass dome that protects what’s left of human civilization. Gripping action, provocative ideas, and shocking revelations in a dystopian novel that fans of Patrick Ness and Veronica Roth will devour. Bea, Alina, and Quinn are on the run. They started a rebellion and were thrown out [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 12, 2013 at 7:00 am
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
Sep 102013
 
Early Review: Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller

Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Publication Date: 24 September 2013 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Bloomsbury Childrens Synopsis from Goodreads: Stolen as a child from her large and loving family, and on the run with her mom for more than ten years, Callie has only the barest idea of what normal life might be like. She’s never had a home, never gone to school, and has gotten most of her meals from laundromat vending machines. Her dreams are haunted by memories she’d like to forget completely. But when Callie’s mom is finally arrested for kidnapping her, and [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 10, 2013 at 7:00 am
Sep 092013
 
New Release Review and Giveaway: The Woken Gods by Gwenda Bond

New Release Review and Giveaway: The Woken Gods by Gwenda Bond Release date: September 3, 2013 Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult Book provided by NetGalley and Strange Chemistry Synopsis from Goodreads: The more things change… Five years ago, the gods of ancient mythology awoke all around the world. The more things stay the same… This morning, Kyra Locke is late for school because of an argument with her father. Seventeen-year-old Kyra lives in a transformed Washington, D.C., dominated by the embassies of divine pantheons and watched over by the mysterious Society of the Sun that governs mankind’s relations with the gods. [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 9, 2013 at 7:00 am
Sep 052013
 
Early Review: The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason

Early Review: The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason Book 1 in Stoker & Holmes Release date: September 17, 2013 Genre: Historical, Young Adult, Steampunk Book provided by Edelweiss and Chronicle Books Synopsis from Goodreads: Two young women of similar age and standing have disappeared: one found dead and the other still missing. The only clue to connect them is a small Egyptian clockwork scarab. Only Miss Stoker and Miss Holmes are well-positioned enough—similar in age and stature as they are to the victims—to investigate. An unlikely pair, the fierce Evaline Stoker and logical Mina Holmes must follow in the footsteps of their infamous [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 5, 2013 at 1:12 pm
Sep 042013
 
Giveaway! Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Here at Badass Book Reviews, we want to share our love for Rose Under Fire, the wonderful, haunting novel by Elizabeth Wein. That’s why today we are giving away 2 print copies to 2 lucky winners in the US. Just enter the giveaway below!  Meanwhile, check out AH’s review and learn why Rose Under Fire “will haunt you long after you finish reading it.” a Rafflecopter giveaway

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 Posted by on September 4, 2013 at 7:09 am
Sep 032013
 
Spotlight on September's New Releases

Welcome to our monthly feature where we take a look at the new books releasing this month and offer up our top picks and opinions. We have chosen 36 of the most anticipated new releases. The release dates are on a best known basis and are not guaranteed. Books may get delayed or sometimes even released earlier so please check with your favorite store to ensure availability. Also, check the Calendar to see when many of these books will be reviewed on the blog. Now, on to the books! A Bad Day for Romance by Sophie Littlefield – Expected publication: September [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 3, 2013 at 10:40 am
Sep 022013
 
Early Review: Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Early Review: Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein Book 2/Companion Book to Code Name Verity Release date: September 10, 2013 Genre: Historical, Young Adult, New Adult Book provided by NetGalley and Disney Hyperion Synopsis from Goodreads: While flying an Allied fighter plane from Paris to England, American ATA pilot and amateur poet, Rose Justice, is captured by the Nazis and sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious women’s concentration camp. Trapped in horrific circumstances, Rose finds hope in the impossible through the loyalty, bravery and friendship of her fellow prisoners. But will that be enough to endure the fate that’s in store [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 2, 2013 at 10:51 am
Sep 012013
 
Early Review: The Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer

Early Review: The Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer Book 2 in Matteo Alacran series Release date: September 3, 2013 Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian Book provided by Edelweiss and Athenium Books for Young Readers Synopsis from Goodreads: The new book continues the story of Matt, the boy who was cloned from evil drug lord El Patrón in The House of the Scorpion. Now 14 years old, Matt rules his own country, the Land of Opium, the only thriving place in a world ravaged by ecological disaster. Though he knows that the cure for ending the suffering is hidden [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on September 1, 2013 at 9:07 am
Aug 292013
 
Review: Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

Review: Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally Book 1 in Hundred Oaks series Release date: December 1, 2012 Genre: Young Adult *I won this book* Synopsis from Goodreads: ONE OF THE BOYS What girl doesn’t want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn’t just surrounded by hot guys, though-she leads them as the captain and quarterback of her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys and that’s just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university. But everything she’s ever worked for is [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 29, 2013 at 7:00 am
Aug 282013
 
New Release Review: The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan

The Crown Tower by Michael J. Sullivan Series: The Riyria Chronicles #1 Genre: Epic Fantasy Released Aug 6, 2013 Audiobook Narrated by Tim Gerrard Reynolds TWO MEN WHO HATE EACH OTHER. ONE IMPOSSIBLE MISSION. A LEGEND IN THE MAKING. A warrior with nothing to fight for is paired with a thieving assassin with nothing to lose. Together they must steal a treasure that no one can reach. The Crown Tower is the impregnable remains of the grandest fortress ever built and home to the realm’s most valuable possessions. But it isn’t gold or jewels the old wizard is after, and [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 28, 2013 at 6:58 am
Aug 272013
 
Novella Reviews: Five Stories From Some Favorite Authors

Grimoire of the Lamb by Kevin Hearne Book #0.4 in the Iron Druid Chronicles Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: May 7th 2013 E-Book Purchased from Amazon.com Synopsis from Goodreads: There’s nothing like an impromptu holiday to explore the birthplace of modern civilisation, but when Atticus and Oberon pursue a book-stealing Egyptian wizard – with a penchant for lamb – to the land of the pharaohs, they find themselves in hot, crocodile-infested water. The trip takes an even nastier turn when they discover the true nature of the nefarious plot they’ve been drawn into. On the wrong side of the vengeful [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 27, 2013 at 1:24 pm
Aug 262013
 
Early Review: The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas

Early Review: The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas Book 1 in The Elemental Trilogy Release date: September 17, 2013 Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult Book provided by Edelweiss and Harper Collins Synopsis from Goodreads: It all began with a ruined elixir and an accidental bolt of lightning… Iolanthe Seabourne is the greatest elemental mage of her generation—or so she’s being told. The one prophesied for years to be the savior of The Realm. It is her duty and destiny to face and defeat the Bane, the greatest mage tyrant the world has ever known. A suicide task for anyone let alone [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on August 26, 2013 at 7:00 am