Jan 012015
 
Spotlight on January's New Releases

Welcome to 2015 and the newest edition of our monthly feature that looks at the books releasing this month and offers up our top picks. We have chosen 30 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.  Now, on to the books! A List of Things That Didn’t Kill Me by Jason Schmidt – Expected publication: January 6th 2015 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven – [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on January 1, 2015 at 2:48 pm
Dec 312014
 
Badass Best of 2014: Our Most Anticipated 2015 Reads

2014 was filled with wonderful reads, but we here at Badass Book Reviews are already looking forward to what 2015 has in store. Check out some of our Most Anticipated reads below! New Stand Alone Novels:              w w New Installments in Ongoing Series:                                 w w New Series Debuts:              Other Badass Best of 2014 Lists: Urban Fantasy Speculative Fiction General Fiction Romance (Part One) Romance (Part Two) YA & NA Romance YA & NA Speculative Fiction YA & NA Contemporary Fiction Our Literary Slambook Our Most Anticipated Reads of 2015

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 Posted by on December 31, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 302014
 
Badass Best of 2014: Our Literary Slambook

The ladies of Badass Book Reviews all got together to gossip about our favorite characters and authors for 2014. Take a peek inside our Badass Literary Slambook!   Other Badass Best of 2014 Lists: Urban Fantasy Speculative Fiction General Fiction Romance (Part One) Romance (Part Two) YA & NA Romance YA & NA Speculative Fiction YA & NA Contemporary Fiction Our Best Discoveries Our Most Anticipated Reads of 2015

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 Posted by on December 30, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 292014
 
Badass Best of 2014: Our Best Discoveries

Our Best Discoveries for 2014 are books that we read this year that weren’t published in 2014.  A lot of these books were gateways to authors’ newer release, but some were “just because” reads.  No matter the reason for reading, we fell in love with these books! Click on each book cover to be taken to either our review or Goodreads to learn more about the stories. ROMANCE:     ROMANTIC SUSPENSE:   FANTASY:       MYSTERY: HISTORICAL:     POST-APOCALYPTIC: PARANORMAL:    LITERARY FICTION: CONTEMPORARY:          NON-FICTION: SCIENCE FICTION:   Other Badass Best of 2014 Lists: Urban Fantasy Speculative Fiction General Fiction Romance [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 29, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 282014
 
Badass Best of 2014: YA & NA Contemporary Fiction

We’re continuing with our favorite YA and NA reads and today we’re going to share with you some of our favorite contemporaries. Read on to see the ten books that touched our hearts this year and let us know some of your hidden gems in the comments! The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu || Published June 3rd 2014 by Roaring Brook Press || || Review Synopsis: Everyone knows Alice slept with two guys at one party. But did you know Alice was sexting Brandon when he crashed his car? It’s true. Ask ANYBODY. Rumor has it that Alice Franklin is a slut. It’s written all [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 28, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 272014
 
Badass Best of 2014: YA & NA Speculative Fiction

  Continuing with our Badass Best of 2014 in Young Adult and New Adult fiction, we have some of our favorite speculative fiction novels to share with you in the science fiction/dystopian, fantasy, and paranormal categories. Take a look below for our favorite novels from each of these genres and be sure to let us know your favorites in the comments! UnDivided by Neal Shusterman (Book #4 in Unwind Dystology) || Published October 14th 2014 by Simon and Schuster || || Review Synopsis: Teens control the fate of America in the fourth and final book in the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology by Neal [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 27, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 262014
 
Badass Best of 2014: YA & NA Romance

We’re continuing with the romance genre today, but now we’re moving into Young Adult and New Adult reads.  We have ten of our favorites from this year below in no particular order.  What were some YA or NA romances that made you swoon this year?  Fill us in in the comments! Unteachable by Leah Raeder || Published March 24th 2014 by Atria || || Review Synopsis: Maise O’Malley just turned eighteen, but she’s felt like a grown-up her entire life. The summer before senior year, she has plans: get into a great film school, convince her mom to go into rehab, and absolutely do [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 26, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 252014
 
Badass Best of 2014: Romance (Part Two - Contemporary)

Welcome back to our Badass Best of 2014, romance edition.  Now that we’ve shared our favorite paranormal, historical, and erotic romance with you, it’s time to move on to contemporary romance.  We have ten of our favorites contemporary romance books that we read this year listed below.  How do they compare to your favorites?  Let us know in the comments! Breaking Point by Lindsay McKenna (Book #5 in Shadow Warriors) || Published April 29th 2014 by Harlequin HQN || || Review Synopsis: In the line of fire… OPERATION SHADOW WARRIORS An ongoing U.S. military experiment to test the integration of trained female military [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 25, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Dec 252014
 
Badass Best of 2014: Romance (Part One - Paranormal, Historical, and Erotic)

Romance was a big genre for us this year at Badass Book Reviews!  Today we’re hitting you with our favorite novels in several different romance subgenres.  Take a look below for our favorites from the paranormal, historical, and erotic romance genres and come back later today for our contemporary romance list.  Don’t forget to let us know about your favorites in the comments; we’re always looking for fabulous, new reads.  Burn for Me by Cynthia Eden (Book #1 in Phoenix Fire) || Published January 28th 2014 by Brava || + ½ || Review Synopsis: Under Fire… Eve Bradley was undercover looking for a story, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 25, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 242014
 
Badass Best of 2014: General Fiction

Next up on the Badass Best of 2014 are our favorites from the general fiction genres of Horror, Mystery, and Historicals! Take a look below for our favorite novels from each of these genres and be sure to let us know about your favorites in the comments.  The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey || Published January 14th 2014 by Orbit || || Review Synopsis: Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her “our little genius.”  Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 24, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 232014
 
Badass Best of 2014: Speculative Fiction

On today’s Badass Best of 2014, we’re presenting some of our favorite novels in the speculative fiction genres of Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Steam Punk! Take a look below for our favorite novels from each of these genres and be sure to let us know some of your favorites in the comments. Child of a Hidden Sea by A.M. Dellamonica (Book #1 in Hidden Sea Tales) || Published June 24th 2014 by Tor Books || || Review Synopsis: One minute, twenty-four-year-old Sophie Hansa is in a San Francisco alley trying to save the life of the aunt she has never known. The next, [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 23, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 222014
 
Badass Best of 2014: Urban Fantasy

Welcome to the Badass Best of 2014. We are once again kicking off the lists with urban fantasy! Take a look below for our ten favorite UFs that we read this year (in no particular order) that were published in 2014 and a few honorable mentions just to be on the safe side.  Don’t forget to tell us about your favorites from this year in the comments!   Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews (Book #7 in Kate Daniels) || Published July 29th 2014 by Ace || || Review Synopsis: As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 22, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 212014
 
Review: Naughty Bits (The Complete Novel) by Joey W. Hill

Naughty Bits by Joey W. Hill Genre: Erotica/Contemporary Romance Publication Date: January 6th, 2015 ARCs for Parts I, II, & IV Provided by Netgalley and Berkley Synopsis from Goodreads: To better serve the customers of her lingerie shop, Madison must explore the pleasures of giving up control… After inheriting her sister’s North Carolina lingerie shop, Naughty Bits, Madison jumps at the chance to dump her boring finance career and try her luck down South. But even before Madison can settle in, she catches the attention of the owner of the neighboring hardware store. Sexually dominant Logan Scott recognizes a submissive when [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 21, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 202014
 
Review: Laugh (Burnside #2) by Mary Ann Rivers

Review: Laugh (Burnside #2) by Mary Ann Rivers *early review copy received from netgalley and publisher — thank you!* Regina’s Rating: 4.5 stars/Grade A   Book Summary: Mary Ann Rivers continues her Burnside family series—perfect for readers of Kristan Higgins, Jill Shalvis, and Ruthie Knox—as two people try to share their hearts without losing their cool. Dr. Sam Burnside is convinced that volunteering at an urban green-space farm in Lakefield, Ohio, is a waste of time—especially with his new health clinic about to open. He only goes to mollify his partner, suspecting she wants him to lighten up. Then Sam [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 20, 2014 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 182014
 
Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: New Adult - Unteachable by Leah Raeder

The Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge was New Adult for December so we decided to take this opportunity to check out the much-hyped Unteachable by Leah Raeder. Unteachable by Leah Raeder Genres: New Adult Contemporary Romance Publication Date: March 24th 2014 ARC Provided by Atria and Forever Synopsis from Goodreads: Maise O’Malley just turned eighteen, but she’s felt like a grown-up her entire life. The summer before senior year, she has plans: get into a great film school, convince her mom to go into rehab, and absolutely do not, under any circumstances, screw up her own future. But life has a way of [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 18, 2014 at 11:43 am
Dec 172014
 
New Release Review + Giveaway: Wild Holiday Nights: Holiday Rush\Playing Games\All Night Long by Samantha Hunter, Meg Maguire, and Debbi Rawlins

Wild Holiday Nights: Holiday Rush\Playing Games\All Night Long by Samantha Hunter, Meg Maguire, and Debbi Rawlins Genre: Erotic Romance Publication Date: November 18, 2014 ARC Provided by Harlequin and Netgalley Badass has a giveaway! Scroll down to enter a chance to win a signed copy of this fun anthology! Synopsis from Goodreads: Satisfy your Christmas cravings with HOLIDAY RUSH by Samantha Hunter Cake guru Calla Michaels is canceling Christmas to deal with fondant, batter and an attempted robbery. Then officer Gideon Stone shows up at her door. Calla thought her kitchen was hot enough before. PLAYING GAMES by Meg Maguire With [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 17, 2014 at 7:00 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 152014
 
Review: Love, in English by Karina Halle

Love, in English by Karina Halle Book #1 in Love, in English Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: April 20, 2014 Synopsis from Goodreads: He’s thirty-eight. I’m twenty-three. He speaks Spanish. I speak English. He lives in Spain. I live in Canada. He dresses in thousand-dollar suits. I’m covered in tattoos. He’s married and has a five-year old daughter. I’m single and can’t commit to anyone or anything. Until now. Because when they say you can’t choose who you fall in love with, boy ain’t that the f*#king truth. *** To a restless dreamer like Vera Miles, it sounded like the experience [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
Dec 122014
 
Review: All She Wrote by Josh Lanyon

All She Wrote by Josh Lanyon  Book #2 in Holmes & Moriarity Series Genre: M/M Contemporary Mystery Publication Date: December 28, 2010 Publisher: Samhain Publishing   Synopsis from Goodreads: Giving screwball mystery a whole deadly new meaning. A murderous fall down icy stairs is nearly the death of Anna Hitchcock, the much-beloved American Agatha Christie and Christopher Holmes s former mentor. Anna s plea for him to host her annual winter writing retreat touches all Kit s sore spots traveling, teaching writing classes, and separation from his new lover, J.X. Moriarity. For J.X., Kit s cancellation of yet another romantic weekend is [ Read More of this Review ]

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 Posted by on December 12, 2014 at 8:42 am