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