Christal

Christal

Hi everyone, I’m Christal. I am married to a wonderful guy and work in the education field. Reading is my preferred hobby and I never leave home without a book or my e-reader. I will read any book that catches my eye, but my favorite genres are urban fantasy, paranormal romance, fantasy, steam punk, historical fiction, and dystopian/post apocalyptic.

  1. Early Review: Wickedly Wonderful by Deborah Blake
  2. Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: Science Fiction – A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
  3. New Release Review: Gray Bishop by Kelly Meade
  4. New Release Review: Otherworld Nights by Kelley Armstrong
  5. Steals and Deals for November!
  6. Spotlight on November’s New Releases
  7. Mini Reviews: A YA Potpourri
  8. Spotlight on October’s New Releases
  9. New Release Review: What If by Rebecca Donovan
  10. A Badass welcome to our newest reviewer, Angie!
  11. Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: Romance – I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre
  12. Series Farewell: The Hollows by Kim Harrison
  13. New Release Review: Gun Shy by Eleri Stone
  14. New Release Review: Maplecroft by Cherie Priest
  15. Release Day Review: Forest of Whispers by Jennifer Murgia
  16. New Release Group Review: The Getaway God by Richard Kadrey
  17. Spotlight on September’s New Releases
  18. New Release Review: Engraved by Karina Cooper
  19. Early Review: Wickedly Dangerous by Deborah Blake
  20. Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: Paranormal – The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost
  21. Release Day Review: Visions by Kelley Armstrong
  22. New Release Review: Upside Down by Lia Riley
  23. New Release Group Review: Cursed Moon by Jaye Wells
  24. Early Review: The Sweetheart Secret by Shirley Jump
  25. Genre Book Showdown: The Girl From the Well vs Servants of the Storm
  26. Spotlight on August’s New Releases
  27. Review: Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire
  28. Early Review: Unstoppable by Shannon Richard
  29. Release Day Review: Prototype by M.D. Waters
  30. Graphic Novels: Strong Female Characters
  31. Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: Adult – The Prime Minister’s Secret Agent by Susan Elia MacNeal
  32. New Release Review: The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno
  33. New Release Review: The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson
  34. Early Review: Dirty Wings by Sarah McCarry
  35. Early Review: Black Rook by Kelly Meade
  36. New Release Review: (Don’t You) Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn
  37. Group Review: The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
  38. New Release Review: On The Fence by Kasie West
  39. Spotlight on July’s New Releases
  40. New Release Review: Shaman Rises by C.E. Murphy
  41. Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: High Fantasy – Half a King by Joe Abercrombie
  42. New Release Review: Allegiance by Susannah Sandlin
  43. New Release Review: Fall From India Place by Samantha Young
  44. Release Day Review: The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey
  45. The Badass Bulletin – May Edition
  46. New Release Group Review: The Source by JD Horn
  47. New Release Review: A Shiver of Light by Laurell K. Hamilton
  48. Spotlight on June’s New Releases
  49. Featured Author Friday + Giveaway: J.D. Horn
  50. Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge – Dystopian: The Immortal Crown by Richelle Mead
  51. Steals & Deals for May!
  52. New Release Review: The Warrior by Victoria Scott
  53. Early Review: House of the Rising Sun by Kristen Painter
  54. New Release Review: Will the Real Abi Saunders Please Stand Up?
  55. Mini Reviews: The “Did Not Finish” Edition
  56. Spotlight on May’s New Releases
  57. Review: Burn for Me by Cynthia Eden
  58. Early Review: The House on Blackberry Hill by Donna Alward
  59. New Release Review: The Sweetheart Rules by Shirley Jump
  60. Guest Post, Review, & Giveaway: Twisted Miracles by AJ Larrieu
  61. Release Day Review: The Temptations of Anna Jacobs by Robyn DeHart
  62. Review: The Secrets of Mia Danvers by Robyn DeHart
  63. Mini Reviews: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
  64. Genre Book Showdown: Ghost Seer vs Spirited
  65. {Sci-Fi Saturday} Double Feature: The Ophelia Prophecy and Under Nameless Stars
  66. Featured Author Friday: Sharon Lynn Fisher
  67. New Release Review: Cold Iron by D.L. McDermott
  68. Spotlight on April’s New Releases
  69. The Badass Bulletin – March Edition
  70. Featured Author Friday + Giveaway: Shannon Richard
  71. New Release Review: Saving Quinton by Jessica Sorensen
  72. Genre Junkies Presents “Steam Punk”
  73. Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge – Urban Fantasy: The Line by J.D. Horn
  74. New Release Review: Half-Off Ragnarok by Seanan McGuire
  75. New Release Review: Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens
  76. Early Review: Darkbound by Scott Tracey
  77. A Badass Welcome!
  78. New Release Review: Undone by Shannon Richard
  79. Steals & Deals for March!
  80. New Release Review: Tempered by Karina Cooper
  81. The Badass Bulletin – February Edition
  82. Spotlight on March’s New Releases
  83. Featured Author Friday: Joseph D’Lacey
  84. Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: Contemporary – Me Since You by Laura Wiess
  85. Early Review: Nights Owls by Lauren M. Roy
  86. Release Day Review: Reflected by Rhiannon Held
  87. {Sci-Fi Saturday} Early Group Review: Honor’s Knight by Rachel Bach
  88. Early Review: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
  89. New Release Review: Reaper’s Touch by Eleri Stone
  90. Early Group Review: The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison
  91. New Release Review: Pecan Pies and Homicides by Ellery Adams
  92. Steals & Deals: Books by Kim Harrison, Jeaniene Frost, and more!
  93. Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Seers by Julianna Scott
  94. The Badass Bulletin – January Edition
  95. Spotlight on February’s New Releases
  96. Early Review: Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott
  97. New Release Review: Snowblind by Christopher Golden
  98. Mini Reviews: YA Roundup
  99. Featured Author Friday: Shawntelle Madison
  100. Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: Young Adult – Unaccompanied Minor by Hollis Gillespie
  101. Early Review: Archetype by M.D. Waters
  102. New Release Review: Gilded Hearts by Christine d’Abo
  103. Book Trailer Reveal: Some Fine Day by Kat Ross
  104. Genre Book Showdown: Jaye Wells’ Dirty Magic vs Lisa Shearin’s The Grendel Affair
  105. Early Review: Avalon by Mindee Arnett
  106. Launch Day Blitz and Giveaway: The Destiny of Violet & Luke by Jessica Sorensen
  107. Spotlight on January’s New Releases
  108. Badass Best of 2013: Our Most Anticipated 2014 Reads
  109. Badass Best of 2013: Our Literary Slambook
  110. Badass Best of 2013: Our Best Discoveries
  111. Badass Best of 2013: YA & NA Contemporary, Historical, and Romance
  112. Badass Best of 2013: YA & NA Dystopian, Horror, and Mystery
  113. Badass Best of 2013: YA & NA Fantasy, Paranormal, and Science Fiction
  114. Badass Best of 2013: Mystery, Romance, and Historicals
  115. Badass Best of 2013: Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror
  116. Badass Best of 2013: Paranormal Romance
  117. Badass Best of 2013: Urban Fantasy
  118. Early Review: Before Jamaica Lane by Samantha Young
  119. Novella Review: Castle Hill by Samantha Young
  120. An Oldie but Goodie: War for the Oaks by Emma Bull
  121. New Release Review: The Ever After of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen
  122. New Release Review: Four Seconds to Lose by K.A. Tucker
  123. Spotlight on December’s New Releases
  124. New Release Review: Realm Walker by Kathleen Collins
  125. Mini Review Catch Up: YA/NA Contemporary Romances
  126. Release Day Group Review: Crash Into You by Katie McGarry
  127. New Release Review: Six Months Later by Natalie D. Richards
  128. New Release Review: Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell
  129. Early Review and Giveaway: Pawn by Aimee Carter
  130. New Release Review: Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach
  131. Group Review: Cracked by Eliza Crewe
  132. New Release Review: Scorched by Mari Mancusi
  133. Group Review: The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  134. New Release Review: Shattered Bond by Sophie Littlefield
  135. Novella Reviews: Close to You and Entwined
  136. Spotlight on November’s New Releases
  137. Wolfin’ Out Mini Reviews: Charming, Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl, and Inhuman
  138. Review: The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo
  139. Early Review: Engines of the Broken World by Jason Vanhee
  140. Release Day Review: Nightlife by Matthew Quinn Martin
  141. Early Review: The Temptation of Lila and Ethan by Jessica Sorensen
  142. Early Review: The Heavens Rise by Christopher Rice
  143. Early Review: Dead Set by Richard Kadrey
  144. Spotlight on October’s New Releases
  145. Early Review: Blackout by Robison Wells
  146. Early Group Review: Countdown by Michelle Rowen
  147. Early Review: All is Fair by Emma Newman
  148. Early Review: Corroded by Karina Cooper
  149. New Release Review: Breaking Nova by Jessica Sorensen
  150. Early Review: Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller
  151. Spotlight on September’s New Releases
  152. Novella Reviews: Five Stories From Some Favorite Authors
  153. New Release Review: Omens by Kelley Armstrong
  154. Early Review: Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire
  155. New Release Review: Elysian Fields by Suzanne Johnson
  156. Guest Post and Giveaway: Elysian Fields by Suzanne Johnson
  157. Guest Post and Giveaway: The Weight of Souls by Bryony Pearce
  158. New Release Review: All Our Pretty Songs by Sarah McCarry
  159. Spotlight on August’s New Releases
  160. New Release Review: The Redemption of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen
  161. Review: Torn by K.A. Robinson
  162. New Release Review: Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes
  163. New Release Review: The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig
  164. New Release Review: Marvel and Hyperion’s New Line of Superheroine Books
  165. New Release Review: Fire Inside by Kristen Ashley
  166. Review: Own the Wind by Kristen Ashley
  167. Early Review: Last Blood by Kristen Painter
  168. Double Cover Reveal from Angry Robot: All is Fair and Prince Thief
  169. Early Group Review: Kill City Blues by Richard Kadrey
  170. New Release Review: Amanda Sun’s “Paper Gods” series
  171. Spotlight on July’s New Releases
  172. Review: Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
  173. New Release Review: Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn
  174. New Release Review: Outcast by Adrienne Kress
  175. New Release Review: 15 Days Without a Head by Dave Cousins
  176. Review: Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker
  177. Release Day Review: Born of Illusion by Teri Brown
  178. Early Review: Cobweb Bride by Vera Nazarian
  179. New Release Review: Any Other Name by Emma Newman
  180. Review: Among Thieves by Douglas Hulick
  181. Review: Thieftaker by D.B. Jackson
  182. Spotlight on June’s New Releases
  183. Blog Tour: Emi Gayle, author of Day After (Guest Post and Giveaway)
  184. Release Day Review: Binding the Shadows by Jenn Bennett
  185. Author Interview and Giveaway: Jenn Bennett, author of Binding the Shadows
  186. Author Interview and Giveaway: Susan Elia MacNeal, author of the Maggie Hope Mysteries
  187. Review: The Lady Julia Grey Bundle by Deanna Raybourn
  188. Badass Bulletin: 19 May 2013
  189. Early Review: The Forever of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen
  190. Early Review: Tarnished by Rhiannon Held
  191. Author Guest Post and Giveaway – Rhiannon Held, author of Silver and Tarnished
  192. Early Review: Tempest Reborn by Nicole Peeler
  193. Badass Bulletin: 12 May 2013
  194. New Release Review: The Collector by Victoria Scott
  195. New Release Review: Zenn Scarlett by Christian Schoon
  196. Genre Book Showdown: Transparent vs Parallel
  197. Spotlight on May’s New Releases
  198. Reviews: Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz and Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff
  199. The Badass Bulletin: 28 April 2013
  200. Series Review: Raine Benares by Lisa Shearin
  201. Early Review: The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston
  202. From Page to Screen: Kelley Armstrong’s Bitten
  203. Early Review: His Majesty’s Hope by Susan Elia MacNeal
  204. The Badass Bulletin: 21 April 2013
  205. Early Review: The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu
  206. Early Review: Arclight by Josin L. McQuein
  207. Early Review: Towering by Alex Flinn
  208. This is a test of the emergency badass system
  209. The Badass Bulletin: 14 April 2013
  210. Blog Tour and Guest Post: Christian Schoon, author of Zenn Scarlett
  211. New Release Review: Ex-Heroes by Peter Clines
  212. Review: The Rook by Daniel O’Malley
  213. Early Group Review: The Eternity Cure
  214. New Release Review: Vengeance Bound by Justina Ireland
  215. Early Review: The Loop by Shandy Lawson
  216. New Release Review: Twice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost
  217. The Badass Bulletin: 7 April 2013
  218. New Adult Romance Reviews: The Secret of Ella & Micha and The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden by Jessica Sorensen
  219. Spotlight on April’s New Releases
  220. Series Review: Cora Oglesby by Lee Collins
  221. Early Review: Stung by Bethany Wiggins
  222. Early Review: The Rules by Stacey Kade
  223. Genre Book Showdown: The Ward vs Taken
  224. The Badass Bulletin: 24 March 2013
  225. Early Review: A Spear of Summer Grass by Deanna Raybourn
  226. Early Review: In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
  227. New Release Review: Fade to Black by Francis Knight
  228. Early Review: Black Feathers by Joseph D’Lacey
  229. Early Review: Sketchy by Olivia Samms
  230. Early Review: You Know What You Have To Do by Bonnie Shimko
  231. The Badass Bulletin: 17 March 2013
  232. Early Review: Moonset by Scott Tracey
  233. Genre Book Showdown: Emilie and the Hollow World vs Spellbinding
  234. New Release Review: Peach Pies and Alibis by Ellery Adams
  235. New Release Review: Midnight Blue-Light Special by Seanan McGuire
  236. Author Interview and Giveaway: Seanan McGuire
  237. Author Interview and Giveaway: Ellery Adams
  238. Spotlight on March’s New Releases
  239. Early YA Mini Reviews: The Holders, Wasteland, Pretty Girl-13, & The Nightmare Affair
  240. Genre Book Showdown: The Boyfriend vs The Gray Ghost Murders
  241. Early Review: Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill
  242. Early Review: Mountain Echoes by C.E. Murphy
  243. Early Review: The Lost by Vicki Pettersson
  244. Genre Book Showdown: Dance of Shadows vs Dancing in the Dark
  245. Early Review: The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson
  246. Author Guest Post and Giveaway: Susannah Sandlin
  247. Early Review: Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman
  248. Early Review: A Conspiracy of Alchemists by Liesel Schwarz
  249. Spotlight on February’s New Releases
  250. Series Review: Susannah Sandlin’s Penton Legacy + Omega ARC
  251. ARC Mini Reviews: Season of the Wolf, Trickster, The Dinner, and The Best of All Possible Worlds
  252. ARC Review: The Twelve-Fingered Boy by John Hornor Jacobs
  253. ARC Review: Dualed by Elsie Chapman
  254. New Release Review: Blood Winter by Diana Pharaoh Francis
  255. The Best Badass Shifter Books
  256. From Page to Screen
  257. ARC Review: Pivot Point by Kasie West
  258. New Release Review: Gilded by Karina Cooper
  259. Happy New Year!
  260. Spotlight on January’s New Releases!
  261. Review: Silver by Rhiannon Held
  262. Merry Christmas!
  263. Author Interview: Diana Pharaoh Francis
  264. New Release Review: Greta and the Goblin King by Chloe Jacobs
  265. ARC Review: The Uninvited by Liz Jensen
  266. ARC Review: A Shimmer of Angels by Lisa M. Basso
  267. ARC Review: Splintered by A.G. Howard
  268. Winner: Steel’s Edge Giveaway!
  269. New Release Review: Red Country by Joe Abercrombie
  270. Guest Post, Review, and Giveaway – Ilona Andrews’ “The Edge” Series
  271. Spotlight on December’s New Releases!
  272. ARC Review: City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte
  273. ARC Mini Reviews: Undeadly, Stray Souls, and Blood Bond
  274. Winner: River Road by Suzanne Johnson
  275. ARC Review: Kept by Shawntelle Madison
  276. Guest Post and Giveaway: Suzanne Johnson, author of River Road
  277. Review: Easy by Tammara Webber
  278. ARC Review: Trapped by Kevin Hearne
  279. Release Day Review: River Road by Suzanne Johnson
  280. New Release Review: Iced by Karen Marie Moning
  281. Spotlight on November’s New Releases
  282. Review: An Apple for the Creature Edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner
  283. ARC Review: Out for Blood by Kristen Painter
  284. Review: Coveted by Shawntelle Madison
  285. ARC Review: Princess Elizabeth’s Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal
  286. Review: The Janus Affair by Philippa Ballantine & Tee Morris
  287. Review: Ashes of Honor by Seanan McGuire
  288. Spotlight on October’s New Releases
  289. Review: Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
  290. Review: Flesh and Blood by Kristen Painter
  291. Review: Pies and Prejudice by Ellery Adams