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