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