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