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. Spotlight on February’s New Releases
  2. Mini Reviews: The Good, The (Not So) Bad, and The Ugly
  3. New Release Review: Transmuted by Karina Cooper
  4. New Release Review: White Knight by Kelly Meade
  5. New Release Review: Unforgettable by Shannon Richard
  6. Early Review: Polaris by Mindee Arnett
  7. Spotlight on January’s New Releases
  8. Badass Best of 2014: Our Most Anticipated 2015 Reads
  9. Badass Best of 2014: Our Literary Slambook
  10. Badass Best of 2014: Our Best Discoveries
  11. Badass Best of 2014: YA & NA Contemporary Fiction
  12. Badass Best of 2014: YA & NA Speculative Fiction
  13. Badass Best of 2014: YA & NA Romance
  14. Badass Best of 2014: Romance (Part Two – Contemporary)
  15. Badass Best of 2014: Romance (Part One – Paranormal, Historical, and Erotic)
  16. Badass Best of 2014: General Fiction
  17. Badass Best of 2014: Speculative Fiction
  18. Badass Best of 2014: Urban Fantasy
  19. Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: New Adult – Unteachable by Leah Raeder
  20. New Release Review: Jinn and Juice by Nicole Peeler
  21. Review: Night of a Thousand Stars by Deanna Raybourn
  22. New Release Review: City of Eternal Night by Kristen Painter
  23. Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: Historical Fiction – Evernight by Kristen Callihan
  24. Spotlight on December’s New Releases
  25. New Release Review: The Void by J.D. Horn
  26. Early Review: Wickedly Wonderful by Deborah Blake
  27. Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: Science Fiction – A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
  28. New Release Review: Gray Bishop by Kelly Meade
  29. New Release Review: Otherworld Nights by Kelley Armstrong
  30. Steals and Deals for November!
  31. Spotlight on November’s New Releases
  32. Mini Reviews: A YA Potpourri
  33. Spotlight on October’s New Releases
  34. New Release Review: What If by Rebecca Donovan
  35. A Badass welcome to our newest reviewer, Angie!
  36. Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: Romance – I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre
  37. Series Farewell: The Hollows by Kim Harrison
  38. New Release Review: Gun Shy by Eleri Stone
  39. New Release Review: Maplecroft by Cherie Priest
  40. Release Day Review: Forest of Whispers by Jennifer Murgia
  41. New Release Group Review: The Getaway God by Richard Kadrey
  42. Spotlight on September’s New Releases
  43. New Release Review: Engraved by Karina Cooper
  44. Early Review: Wickedly Dangerous by Deborah Blake
  45. Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: Paranormal – The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost
  46. Release Day Review: Visions by Kelley Armstrong
  47. New Release Review: Upside Down by Lia Riley
  48. New Release Group Review: Cursed Moon by Jaye Wells
  49. Early Review: The Sweetheart Secret by Shirley Jump
  50. Genre Book Showdown: The Girl From the Well vs Servants of the Storm
  51. Spotlight on August’s New Releases
  52. Review: Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire
  53. Early Review: Unstoppable by Shannon Richard
  54. Release Day Review: Prototype by M.D. Waters
  55. Graphic Novels: Strong Female Characters
  56. Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: Adult – The Prime Minister’s Secret Agent by Susan Elia MacNeal
  57. New Release Review: The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno
  58. New Release Review: The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson
  59. Early Review: Dirty Wings by Sarah McCarry
  60. Early Review: Black Rook by Kelly Meade
  61. New Release Review: (Don’t You) Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn
  62. Group Review: The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
  63. New Release Review: On The Fence by Kasie West
  64. Spotlight on July’s New Releases
  65. New Release Review: Shaman Rises by C.E. Murphy
  66. Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: High Fantasy – Half a King by Joe Abercrombie
  67. New Release Review: Allegiance by Susannah Sandlin
  68. New Release Review: Fall From India Place by Samantha Young
  69. Release Day Review: The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey
  70. The Badass Bulletin – May Edition
  71. New Release Group Review: The Source by JD Horn
  72. New Release Review: A Shiver of Light by Laurell K. Hamilton
  73. Spotlight on June’s New Releases
  74. Featured Author Friday + Giveaway: J.D. Horn
  75. Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge – Dystopian: The Immortal Crown by Richelle Mead
  76. Steals & Deals for May!
  77. New Release Review: The Warrior by Victoria Scott
  78. Early Review: House of the Rising Sun by Kristen Painter
  79. New Release Review: Will the Real Abi Saunders Please Stand Up?
  80. Mini Reviews: The “Did Not Finish” Edition
  81. Spotlight on May’s New Releases
  82. Review: Burn for Me by Cynthia Eden
  83. Early Review: The House on Blackberry Hill by Donna Alward
  84. New Release Review: The Sweetheart Rules by Shirley Jump
  85. Guest Post, Review, & Giveaway: Twisted Miracles by AJ Larrieu
  86. Release Day Review: The Temptations of Anna Jacobs by Robyn DeHart
  87. Review: The Secrets of Mia Danvers by Robyn DeHart
  88. Mini Reviews: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
  89. Genre Book Showdown: Ghost Seer vs Spirited
  90. {Sci-Fi Saturday} Double Feature: The Ophelia Prophecy and Under Nameless Stars
  91. Featured Author Friday: Sharon Lynn Fisher
  92. New Release Review: Cold Iron by D.L. McDermott
  93. Spotlight on April’s New Releases
  94. The Badass Bulletin – March Edition
  95. Featured Author Friday + Giveaway: Shannon Richard
  96. New Release Review: Saving Quinton by Jessica Sorensen
  97. Genre Junkies Presents “Steam Punk”
  98. Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge – Urban Fantasy: The Line by J.D. Horn
  99. New Release Review: Half-Off Ragnarok by Seanan McGuire
  100. New Release Review: Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens
  101. Early Review: Darkbound by Scott Tracey
  102. A Badass Welcome!
  103. New Release Review: Undone by Shannon Richard
  104. Steals & Deals for March!
  105. New Release Review: Tempered by Karina Cooper
  106. The Badass Bulletin – February Edition
  107. Spotlight on March’s New Releases
  108. Featured Author Friday: Joseph D’Lacey
  109. Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: Contemporary – Me Since You by Laura Wiess
  110. Early Review: Nights Owls by Lauren M. Roy
  111. Release Day Review: Reflected by Rhiannon Held
  112. {Sci-Fi Saturday} Early Group Review: Honor’s Knight by Rachel Bach
  113. Early Review: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
  114. New Release Review: Reaper’s Touch by Eleri Stone
  115. Early Group Review: The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison
  116. New Release Review: Pecan Pies and Homicides by Ellery Adams
  117. Steals & Deals: Books by Kim Harrison, Jeaniene Frost, and more!
  118. Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Seers by Julianna Scott
  119. The Badass Bulletin – January Edition
  120. Spotlight on February’s New Releases
  121. Early Review: Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott
  122. New Release Review: Snowblind by Christopher Golden
  123. Mini Reviews: YA Roundup
  124. Featured Author Friday: Shawntelle Madison
  125. Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: Young Adult – Unaccompanied Minor by Hollis Gillespie
  126. Early Review: Archetype by M.D. Waters
  127. New Release Review: Gilded Hearts by Christine d’Abo
  128. Book Trailer Reveal: Some Fine Day by Kat Ross
  129. Genre Book Showdown: Jaye Wells’ Dirty Magic vs Lisa Shearin’s The Grendel Affair
  130. Early Review: Avalon by Mindee Arnett
  131. Launch Day Blitz and Giveaway: The Destiny of Violet & Luke by Jessica Sorensen
  132. Spotlight on January’s New Releases
  133. Badass Best of 2013: Our Most Anticipated 2014 Reads
  134. Badass Best of 2013: Our Literary Slambook
  135. Badass Best of 2013: Our Best Discoveries
  136. Badass Best of 2013: YA & NA Contemporary, Historical, and Romance
  137. Badass Best of 2013: YA & NA Dystopian, Horror, and Mystery
  138. Badass Best of 2013: YA & NA Fantasy, Paranormal, and Science Fiction
  139. Badass Best of 2013: Mystery, Romance, and Historicals
  140. Badass Best of 2013: Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror
  141. Badass Best of 2013: Paranormal Romance
  142. Badass Best of 2013: Urban Fantasy
  143. Early Review: Before Jamaica Lane by Samantha Young
  144. Novella Review: Castle Hill by Samantha Young
  145. An Oldie but Goodie: War for the Oaks by Emma Bull
  146. New Release Review: The Ever After of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen
  147. New Release Review: Four Seconds to Lose by K.A. Tucker
  148. Spotlight on December’s New Releases
  149. New Release Review: Realm Walker by Kathleen Collins
  150. Mini Review Catch Up: YA/NA Contemporary Romances
  151. Release Day Group Review: Crash Into You by Katie McGarry
  152. New Release Review: Six Months Later by Natalie D. Richards
  153. New Release Review: Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell
  154. Early Review and Giveaway: Pawn by Aimee Carter
  155. New Release Review: Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach
  156. Group Review: Cracked by Eliza Crewe
  157. New Release Review: Scorched by Mari Mancusi
  158. Group Review: The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  159. New Release Review: Shattered Bond by Sophie Littlefield
  160. Novella Reviews: Close to You and Entwined
  161. Spotlight on November’s New Releases
  162. Wolfin’ Out Mini Reviews: Charming, Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl, and Inhuman
  163. Review: The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo
  164. Early Review: Engines of the Broken World by Jason Vanhee
  165. Release Day Review: Nightlife by Matthew Quinn Martin
  166. Early Review: The Temptation of Lila and Ethan by Jessica Sorensen
  167. Early Review: The Heavens Rise by Christopher Rice
  168. Early Review: Dead Set by Richard Kadrey
  169. Spotlight on October’s New Releases
  170. Early Review: Blackout by Robison Wells
  171. Early Group Review: Countdown by Michelle Rowen
  172. Early Review: All is Fair by Emma Newman
  173. Early Review: Corroded by Karina Cooper
  174. New Release Review: Breaking Nova by Jessica Sorensen
  175. Early Review: Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller
  176. Spotlight on September’s New Releases
  177. Novella Reviews: Five Stories From Some Favorite Authors
  178. New Release Review: Omens by Kelley Armstrong
  179. Early Review: Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire
  180. New Release Review: Elysian Fields by Suzanne Johnson
  181. Guest Post and Giveaway: Elysian Fields by Suzanne Johnson
  182. Guest Post and Giveaway: The Weight of Souls by Bryony Pearce
  183. New Release Review: All Our Pretty Songs by Sarah McCarry
  184. Spotlight on August’s New Releases
  185. New Release Review: The Redemption of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen
  186. Review: Torn by K.A. Robinson
  187. New Release Review: Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes
  188. New Release Review: The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig
  189. New Release Review: Marvel and Hyperion’s New Line of Superheroine Books
  190. New Release Review: Fire Inside by Kristen Ashley
  191. Review: Own the Wind by Kristen Ashley
  192. Early Review: Last Blood by Kristen Painter
  193. Double Cover Reveal from Angry Robot: All is Fair and Prince Thief
  194. Early Group Review: Kill City Blues by Richard Kadrey
  195. New Release Review: Amanda Sun’s “Paper Gods” series
  196. Spotlight on July’s New Releases
  197. Review: Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
  198. New Release Review: Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn
  199. New Release Review: Outcast by Adrienne Kress
  200. New Release Review: 15 Days Without a Head by Dave Cousins
  201. Review: Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker
  202. Release Day Review: Born of Illusion by Teri Brown
  203. Early Review: Cobweb Bride by Vera Nazarian
  204. New Release Review: Any Other Name by Emma Newman
  205. Review: Among Thieves by Douglas Hulick
  206. Review: Thieftaker by D.B. Jackson
  207. Spotlight on June’s New Releases
  208. Blog Tour: Emi Gayle, author of Day After (Guest Post and Giveaway)
  209. Release Day Review: Binding the Shadows by Jenn Bennett
  210. Author Interview and Giveaway: Jenn Bennett, author of Binding the Shadows
  211. Author Interview and Giveaway: Susan Elia MacNeal, author of the Maggie Hope Mysteries
  212. Review: The Lady Julia Grey Bundle by Deanna Raybourn
  213. Badass Bulletin: 19 May 2013
  214. Early Review: The Forever of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen
  215. Early Review: Tarnished by Rhiannon Held
  216. Author Guest Post and Giveaway – Rhiannon Held, author of Silver and Tarnished
  217. Early Review: Tempest Reborn by Nicole Peeler
  218. Badass Bulletin: 12 May 2013
  219. New Release Review: The Collector by Victoria Scott
  220. New Release Review: Zenn Scarlett by Christian Schoon
  221. Genre Book Showdown: Transparent vs Parallel
  222. Spotlight on May’s New Releases
  223. Reviews: Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz and Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff
  224. The Badass Bulletin: 28 April 2013
  225. Series Review: Raine Benares by Lisa Shearin
  226. Early Review: The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston
  227. From Page to Screen: Kelley Armstrong’s Bitten
  228. Early Review: His Majesty’s Hope by Susan Elia MacNeal
  229. The Badass Bulletin: 21 April 2013
  230. Early Review: The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu
  231. Early Review: Arclight by Josin L. McQuein
  232. Early Review: Towering by Alex Flinn
  233. This is a test of the emergency badass system
  234. The Badass Bulletin: 14 April 2013
  235. Blog Tour and Guest Post: Christian Schoon, author of Zenn Scarlett
  236. New Release Review: Ex-Heroes by Peter Clines
  237. Review: The Rook by Daniel O’Malley
  238. Early Group Review: The Eternity Cure
  239. New Release Review: Vengeance Bound by Justina Ireland
  240. Early Review: The Loop by Shandy Lawson
  241. New Release Review: Twice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost
  242. The Badass Bulletin: 7 April 2013
  243. New Adult Romance Reviews: The Secret of Ella & Micha and The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden by Jessica Sorensen
  244. Spotlight on April’s New Releases
  245. Series Review: Cora Oglesby by Lee Collins
  246. Early Review: Stung by Bethany Wiggins
  247. Early Review: The Rules by Stacey Kade
  248. Genre Book Showdown: The Ward vs Taken
  249. The Badass Bulletin: 24 March 2013
  250. Early Review: A Spear of Summer Grass by Deanna Raybourn
  251. Early Review: In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
  252. New Release Review: Fade to Black by Francis Knight
  253. Early Review: Black Feathers by Joseph D’Lacey
  254. Early Review: Sketchy by Olivia Samms
  255. Early Review: You Know What You Have To Do by Bonnie Shimko
  256. The Badass Bulletin: 17 March 2013
  257. Early Review: Moonset by Scott Tracey
  258. Genre Book Showdown: Emilie and the Hollow World vs Spellbinding
  259. New Release Review: Peach Pies and Alibis by Ellery Adams
  260. New Release Review: Midnight Blue-Light Special by Seanan McGuire
  261. Author Interview and Giveaway: Seanan McGuire
  262. Author Interview and Giveaway: Ellery Adams
  263. Spotlight on March’s New Releases
  264. Early YA Mini Reviews: The Holders, Wasteland, Pretty Girl-13, & The Nightmare Affair
  265. Genre Book Showdown: The Boyfriend vs The Gray Ghost Murders
  266. Early Review: Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill
  267. Early Review: Mountain Echoes by C.E. Murphy
  268. Early Review: The Lost by Vicki Pettersson
  269. Genre Book Showdown: Dance of Shadows vs Dancing in the Dark
  270. Early Review: The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson
  271. Author Guest Post and Giveaway: Susannah Sandlin
  272. Early Review: Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman
  273. Early Review: A Conspiracy of Alchemists by Liesel Schwarz
  274. Spotlight on February’s New Releases
  275. Series Review: Susannah Sandlin’s Penton Legacy + Omega ARC
  276. ARC Mini Reviews: Season of the Wolf, Trickster, The Dinner, and The Best of All Possible Worlds
  277. ARC Review: The Twelve-Fingered Boy by John Hornor Jacobs
  278. ARC Review: Dualed by Elsie Chapman
  279. New Release Review: Blood Winter by Diana Pharaoh Francis
  280. The Best Badass Shifter Books
  281. From Page to Screen
  282. ARC Review: Pivot Point by Kasie West
  283. New Release Review: Gilded by Karina Cooper
  284. Happy New Year!
  285. Spotlight on January’s New Releases!
  286. Review: Silver by Rhiannon Held
  287. Merry Christmas!
  288. Author Interview: Diana Pharaoh Francis
  289. New Release Review: Greta and the Goblin King by Chloe Jacobs
  290. ARC Review: The Uninvited by Liz Jensen
  291. ARC Review: A Shimmer of Angels by Lisa M. Basso
  292. ARC Review: Splintered by A.G. Howard
  293. Winner: Steel’s Edge Giveaway!
  294. New Release Review: Red Country by Joe Abercrombie
  295. Guest Post, Review, and Giveaway – Ilona Andrews’ “The Edge” Series
  296. Spotlight on December’s New Releases!
  297. ARC Review: City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte
  298. ARC Mini Reviews: Undeadly, Stray Souls, and Blood Bond
  299. Winner: River Road by Suzanne Johnson
  300. ARC Review: Kept by Shawntelle Madison
  301. Guest Post and Giveaway: Suzanne Johnson, author of River Road
  302. Review: Easy by Tammara Webber
  303. ARC Review: Trapped by Kevin Hearne
  304. Release Day Review: River Road by Suzanne Johnson
  305. New Release Review: Iced by Karen Marie Moning
  306. Spotlight on November’s New Releases
  307. Review: An Apple for the Creature Edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner
  308. ARC Review: Out for Blood by Kristen Painter
  309. Review: Coveted by Shawntelle Madison
  310. ARC Review: Princess Elizabeth’s Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal
  311. Review: The Janus Affair by Philippa Ballantine & Tee Morris
  312. Review: Ashes of Honor by Seanan McGuire
  313. Spotlight on October’s New Releases
  314. Review: Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
  315. Review: Flesh and Blood by Kristen Painter
  316. Review: Pies and Prejudice by Ellery Adams