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: Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman
  2. New Release Review: The Voodoo Killings by Kristi Charish
  3. New Release Review: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
  4. April Mini Reviews: The Good, The (Not So) Bad, and The Ugly
  5. March Mini Reviews: The Good, The (Not So) Bad, and The Ugly
  6. Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Lyre Thief by Jennifer Fallon
  7. New Release Review: The Reburialists by J.C. Nelson
  8. Release Day Review: Chaos Choreography by Seanan McGuire
  9. New Release Review: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
  10. February Mini Reviews: The Good, The (Not So) Bad, and The Ugly
  11. New Release Review: Riders by Veronica Rossi
  12. New Release Review: Grave Visions by Kalayna Price
  13. Release Day Review: Wickedly Powerful and Wickedly Ever After by Deborah Blake
  14. Review: Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews
  15. Release Day Group Review: Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace
  16. New Release Review: Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan
  17. New Release Review: The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine
  18. New Release Review: Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
  19. Badass Best of 2015: Our Most Anticipated 2016 Reads
  20. Badass Best of 2015: Christal’s Top 10 List
  21. Review: Wolfsbane by Rhiannon Held
  22. Review: A Red-Rose Chain by Seanan McGuire
  23. Blog Tour and Giveaway: Mercury Retrograde by Laura Bickle
  24. New Release Review: Deceptions by Kelley Armstrong
  25. Spotlight on August’s New Releases
  26. New Release Review: About a Girl by Sarah McCarry
  27. New Release Review: Time Salvager by Wesley Chu
  28. Spotlight on July’s New Releases
  29. Comics Corner: New Trade Releases from DC, Dynamite, and Image
  30. Review: Pirate’s Alley by Suzanne Johnson
  31. New Release Review: Revive by Tracey Martin
  32. March Mini Reviews: The Good, The (Not So) Bad, and The Ugly
  33. Spotlight on April’s New Releases
  34. Release Day Review: Dark Alchemy by Laura Bickle
  35. New Release Review: Pocket Apocalypse by Seanan McGuire
  36. Release Day Review: Little Peach by Peggy Kern
  37. Group Review: Shifting Shadows by Patricia Briggs
  38. Badass Best of Werewolves
  39. Release Day Group Review: Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs
  40. Spotlight on March’s New Releases
  41. New Release Group Review: Soulbound by Kristen Callihan
  42. Release Day Review: Grave Matters by Lauren M. Roy
  43. February Mini Reviews: The Good, The (Not So) Bad, and The Ugly
  44. New Release Review: The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
  45. New Release Review: Deadly Spells by Jaye Wells
  46. Blog Tour: Guest Post from Sharon Lynn Fisher, author of ECHO 8
  47. Literary News and Happenings: February 5th, 2015
  48. To All the Books I’ve Left Behind…
  49. Early Review: Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly
  50. Spotlight on February’s New Releases
  51. January Mini Reviews: The Good, The (Not So) Bad, and The Ugly
  52. New Release Review: Transmuted by Karina Cooper
  53. New Release Review: White Knight by Kelly Meade
  54. New Release Review: Unforgettable by Shannon Richard
  55. Early Review: Polaris by Mindee Arnett
  56. Spotlight on January’s New Releases
  57. Badass Best of 2014: Our Most Anticipated 2015 Reads
  58. Badass Best of 2014: Our Literary Slambook
  59. Badass Best of 2014: Our Best Discoveries
  60. Badass Best of 2014: YA & NA Contemporary Fiction
  61. Badass Best of 2014: YA & NA Speculative Fiction
  62. Badass Best of 2014: YA & NA Romance
  63. Badass Best of 2014: Romance (Part Two – Contemporary)
  64. Badass Best of 2014: Romance (Part One – Paranormal, Historical, and Erotic)
  65. Badass Best of 2014: General Fiction
  66. Badass Best of 2014: Speculative Fiction
  67. Badass Best of 2014: Urban Fantasy
  68. Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: New Adult – Unteachable by Leah Raeder
  69. New Release Review: Jinn and Juice by Nicole Peeler
  70. Review: Night of a Thousand Stars by Deanna Raybourn
  71. New Release Review: City of Eternal Night by Kristen Painter
  72. Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: Historical Fiction – Evernight by Kristen Callihan
  73. Spotlight on December’s New Releases
  74. New Release Review: The Void by J.D. Horn
  75. Early Review: Wickedly Wonderful by Deborah Blake
  76. Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: Science Fiction – A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
  77. New Release Review: Gray Bishop by Kelly Meade
  78. New Release Review: Otherworld Nights by Kelley Armstrong
  79. Steals and Deals for November!
  80. Spotlight on November’s New Releases
  81. Mini Reviews: A YA Potpourri
  82. Spotlight on October’s New Releases
  83. New Release Review: What If by Rebecca Donovan
  84. A Badass welcome to our newest reviewer, Angie!
  85. Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: Romance – I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre
  86. Series Farewell: The Hollows by Kim Harrison
  87. New Release Review: Gun Shy by Eleri Stone
  88. New Release Review: Maplecroft by Cherie Priest
  89. Release Day Review: Forest of Whispers by Jennifer Murgia
  90. New Release Group Review: The Getaway God by Richard Kadrey
  91. Spotlight on September’s New Releases
  92. New Release Review: Engraved by Karina Cooper
  93. Early Review: Wickedly Dangerous by Deborah Blake
  94. Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: Paranormal – The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost
  95. Release Day Review: Visions by Kelley Armstrong
  96. New Release Review: Upside Down by Lia Riley
  97. New Release Group Review: Cursed Moon by Jaye Wells
  98. Early Review: The Sweetheart Secret by Shirley Jump
  99. Genre Book Showdown: The Girl From the Well vs Servants of the Storm
  100. Spotlight on August’s New Releases
  101. Review: Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire
  102. Early Review: Unstoppable by Shannon Richard
  103. Release Day Review: Prototype by M.D. Waters
  104. Graphic Novels: Strong Female Characters
  105. Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: Adult – The Prime Minister’s Secret Agent by Susan Elia MacNeal
  106. New Release Review: The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno
  107. New Release Review: The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson
  108. Early Review: Dirty Wings by Sarah McCarry
  109. Early Review: Black Rook by Kelly Meade
  110. New Release Review: (Don’t You) Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn
  111. Group Review: The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
  112. New Release Review: On The Fence by Kasie West
  113. Spotlight on July’s New Releases
  114. New Release Review: Shaman Rises by C.E. Murphy
  115. Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: High Fantasy – Half a King by Joe Abercrombie
  116. New Release Review: Allegiance by Susannah Sandlin
  117. New Release Review: Fall From India Place by Samantha Young
  118. Release Day Review: The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey
  119. The Badass Bulletin – May Edition
  120. New Release Group Review: The Source by JD Horn
  121. New Release Review: A Shiver of Light by Laurell K. Hamilton
  122. Spotlight on June’s New Releases
  123. Featured Author Friday + Giveaway: J.D. Horn
  124. Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge – Dystopian: The Immortal Crown by Richelle Mead
  125. Steals & Deals for May!
  126. New Release Review: The Warrior by Victoria Scott
  127. Early Review: House of the Rising Sun by Kristen Painter
  128. New Release Review: Will the Real Abi Saunders Please Stand Up?
  129. Mini Reviews: The “Did Not Finish” Edition
  130. Spotlight on May’s New Releases
  131. Review: Burn for Me by Cynthia Eden
  132. Early Review: The House on Blackberry Hill by Donna Alward
  133. New Release Review: The Sweetheart Rules by Shirley Jump
  134. Guest Post, Review, & Giveaway: Twisted Miracles by AJ Larrieu
  135. Release Day Review: The Temptations of Anna Jacobs by Robyn DeHart
  136. Review: The Secrets of Mia Danvers by Robyn DeHart
  137. Mini Reviews: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
  138. Genre Book Showdown: Ghost Seer vs Spirited
  139. {Sci-Fi Saturday} Double Feature: The Ophelia Prophecy and Under Nameless Stars
  140. Featured Author Friday: Sharon Lynn Fisher
  141. New Release Review: Cold Iron by D.L. McDermott
  142. Spotlight on April’s New Releases
  143. The Badass Bulletin – March Edition
  144. Featured Author Friday + Giveaway: Shannon Richard
  145. New Release Review: Saving Quinton by Jessica Sorensen
  146. Genre Junkies Presents “Steam Punk”
  147. Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge – Urban Fantasy: The Line by J.D. Horn
  148. New Release Review: Half-Off Ragnarok by Seanan McGuire
  149. New Release Review: Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens
  150. Early Review: Darkbound by Scott Tracey
  151. A Badass Welcome!
  152. New Release Review: Undone by Shannon Richard
  153. Steals & Deals for March!
  154. New Release Review: Tempered by Karina Cooper
  155. The Badass Bulletin – February Edition
  156. Spotlight on March’s New Releases
  157. Featured Author Friday: Joseph D’Lacey
  158. Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: Contemporary – Me Since You by Laura Wiess
  159. Early Review: Nights Owls by Lauren M. Roy
  160. Release Day Review: Reflected by Rhiannon Held
  161. {Sci-Fi Saturday} Early Group Review: Honor’s Knight by Rachel Bach
  162. Early Review: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
  163. New Release Review: Reaper’s Touch by Eleri Stone
  164. Early Group Review: The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison
  165. New Release Review: Pecan Pies and Homicides by Ellery Adams
  166. Steals & Deals: Books by Kim Harrison, Jeaniene Frost, and more!
  167. Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Seers by Julianna Scott
  168. The Badass Bulletin – January Edition
  169. Spotlight on February’s New Releases
  170. Early Review: Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott
  171. New Release Review: Snowblind by Christopher Golden
  172. Mini Reviews: YA Roundup
  173. Featured Author Friday: Shawntelle Madison
  174. Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge: Young Adult – Unaccompanied Minor by Hollis Gillespie
  175. Early Review: Archetype by M.D. Waters
  176. New Release Review: Gilded Hearts by Christine d’Abo
  177. Book Trailer Reveal: Some Fine Day by Kat Ross
  178. Genre Book Showdown: Jaye Wells’ Dirty Magic vs Lisa Shearin’s The Grendel Affair
  179. Early Review: Avalon by Mindee Arnett
  180. Launch Day Blitz and Giveaway: The Destiny of Violet & Luke by Jessica Sorensen
  181. Spotlight on January’s New Releases
  182. Badass Best of 2013: Our Most Anticipated 2014 Reads
  183. Badass Best of 2013: Our Literary Slambook
  184. Badass Best of 2013: Our Best Discoveries
  185. Badass Best of 2013: YA & NA Contemporary, Historical, and Romance
  186. Badass Best of 2013: YA & NA Dystopian, Horror, and Mystery
  187. Badass Best of 2013: YA & NA Fantasy, Paranormal, and Science Fiction
  188. Badass Best of 2013: Mystery, Romance, and Historicals
  189. Badass Best of 2013: Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror
  190. Badass Best of 2013: Paranormal Romance
  191. Badass Best of 2013: Urban Fantasy
  192. Early Review: Before Jamaica Lane by Samantha Young
  193. Novella Review: Castle Hill by Samantha Young
  194. An Oldie but Goodie: War for the Oaks by Emma Bull
  195. New Release Review: The Ever After of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen
  196. New Release Review: Four Seconds to Lose by K.A. Tucker
  197. Spotlight on December’s New Releases
  198. New Release Review: Realm Walker by Kathleen Collins
  199. Mini Review Catch Up: YA/NA Contemporary Romances
  200. Release Day Group Review: Crash Into You by Katie McGarry
  201. New Release Review: Six Months Later by Natalie D. Richards
  202. New Release Review: Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell
  203. Early Review and Giveaway: Pawn by Aimee Carter
  204. New Release Review: Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach
  205. Group Review: Cracked by Eliza Crewe
  206. New Release Review: Scorched by Mari Mancusi
  207. Group Review: The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  208. New Release Review: Shattered Bond by Sophie Littlefield
  209. Novella Reviews: Close to You and Entwined
  210. Spotlight on November’s New Releases
  211. Wolfin’ Out Mini Reviews: Charming, Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl, and Inhuman
  212. Review: The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo
  213. Early Review: Engines of the Broken World by Jason Vanhee
  214. Release Day Review: Nightlife by Matthew Quinn Martin
  215. Early Review: The Temptation of Lila and Ethan by Jessica Sorensen
  216. Early Review: The Heavens Rise by Christopher Rice
  217. Early Review: Dead Set by Richard Kadrey
  218. Spotlight on October’s New Releases
  219. Early Review: Blackout by Robison Wells
  220. Early Group Review: Countdown by Michelle Rowen
  221. Early Review: All is Fair by Emma Newman
  222. Early Review: Corroded by Karina Cooper
  223. New Release Review: Breaking Nova by Jessica Sorensen
  224. Early Review: Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller
  225. Spotlight on September’s New Releases
  226. Novella Reviews: Five Stories From Some Favorite Authors
  227. New Release Review: Omens by Kelley Armstrong
  228. Early Review: Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire
  229. New Release Review: Elysian Fields by Suzanne Johnson
  230. Guest Post and Giveaway: Elysian Fields by Suzanne Johnson
  231. Guest Post and Giveaway: The Weight of Souls by Bryony Pearce
  232. New Release Review: All Our Pretty Songs by Sarah McCarry
  233. Spotlight on August’s New Releases
  234. New Release Review: The Redemption of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen
  235. Review: Torn by K.A. Robinson
  236. New Release Review: Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes
  237. New Release Review: The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig
  238. New Release Review: Marvel and Hyperion’s New Line of Superheroine Books
  239. New Release Review: Fire Inside by Kristen Ashley
  240. Review: Own the Wind by Kristen Ashley
  241. Early Review: Last Blood by Kristen Painter
  242. Double Cover Reveal from Angry Robot: All is Fair and Prince Thief
  243. Early Group Review: Kill City Blues by Richard Kadrey
  244. New Release Review: Amanda Sun’s “Paper Gods” series
  245. Spotlight on July’s New Releases
  246. Review: Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
  247. New Release Review: Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn
  248. New Release Review: Outcast by Adrienne Kress
  249. New Release Review: 15 Days Without a Head by Dave Cousins
  250. Review: Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker
  251. Release Day Review: Born of Illusion by Teri Brown
  252. Early Review: Cobweb Bride by Vera Nazarian
  253. New Release Review: Any Other Name by Emma Newman
  254. Review: Among Thieves by Douglas Hulick
  255. Review: Thieftaker by D.B. Jackson
  256. Spotlight on June’s New Releases
  257. Blog Tour: Emi Gayle, author of Day After (Guest Post and Giveaway)
  258. Release Day Review: Binding the Shadows by Jenn Bennett
  259. Author Interview and Giveaway: Jenn Bennett, author of Binding the Shadows
  260. Author Interview and Giveaway: Susan Elia MacNeal, author of the Maggie Hope Mysteries
  261. Review: The Lady Julia Grey Bundle by Deanna Raybourn
  262. Badass Bulletin: 19 May 2013
  263. Early Review: The Forever of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen
  264. Early Review: Tarnished by Rhiannon Held
  265. Author Guest Post and Giveaway – Rhiannon Held, author of Silver and Tarnished
  266. Early Review: Tempest Reborn by Nicole Peeler
  267. Badass Bulletin: 12 May 2013
  268. New Release Review: The Collector by Victoria Scott
  269. New Release Review: Zenn Scarlett by Christian Schoon
  270. Genre Book Showdown: Transparent vs Parallel
  271. Spotlight on May’s New Releases
  272. Reviews: Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz and Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff
  273. The Badass Bulletin: 28 April 2013
  274. Series Review: Raine Benares by Lisa Shearin
  275. Early Review: The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston
  276. From Page to Screen: Kelley Armstrong’s Bitten
  277. Early Review: His Majesty’s Hope by Susan Elia MacNeal
  278. The Badass Bulletin: 21 April 2013
  279. Early Review: The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu
  280. Early Review: Arclight by Josin L. McQuein
  281. Early Review: Towering by Alex Flinn
  282. This is a test of the emergency badass system
  283. The Badass Bulletin: 14 April 2013
  284. Blog Tour and Guest Post: Christian Schoon, author of Zenn Scarlett
  285. New Release Review: Ex-Heroes by Peter Clines
  286. Review: The Rook by Daniel O’Malley
  287. Early Group Review: The Eternity Cure
  288. New Release Review: Vengeance Bound by Justina Ireland
  289. Early Review: The Loop by Shandy Lawson
  290. New Release Review: Twice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost
  291. The Badass Bulletin: 7 April 2013
  292. New Adult Romance Reviews: The Secret of Ella & Micha and The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden by Jessica Sorensen
  293. Spotlight on April’s New Releases
  294. Series Review: Cora Oglesby by Lee Collins
  295. Early Review: Stung by Bethany Wiggins
  296. Early Review: The Rules by Stacey Kade
  297. Genre Book Showdown: The Ward vs Taken
  298. The Badass Bulletin: 24 March 2013
  299. Early Review: A Spear of Summer Grass by Deanna Raybourn
  300. Early Review: In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
  301. New Release Review: Fade to Black by Francis Knight
  302. Early Review: Black Feathers by Joseph D’Lacey
  303. Early Review: Sketchy by Olivia Samms
  304. Early Review: You Know What You Have To Do by Bonnie Shimko
  305. The Badass Bulletin: 17 March 2013
  306. Early Review: Moonset by Scott Tracey
  307. Genre Book Showdown: Emilie and the Hollow World vs Spellbinding
  308. New Release Review: Peach Pies and Alibis by Ellery Adams
  309. New Release Review: Midnight Blue-Light Special by Seanan McGuire
  310. Author Interview and Giveaway: Seanan McGuire
  311. Author Interview and Giveaway: Ellery Adams
  312. Spotlight on March’s New Releases
  313. Early YA Mini Reviews: The Holders, Wasteland, Pretty Girl-13, & The Nightmare Affair
  314. Genre Book Showdown: The Boyfriend vs The Gray Ghost Murders
  315. Early Review: Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill
  316. Early Review: Mountain Echoes by C.E. Murphy
  317. Early Review: The Lost by Vicki Pettersson
  318. Genre Book Showdown: Dance of Shadows vs Dancing in the Dark
  319. Early Review: The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson
  320. Author Guest Post and Giveaway: Susannah Sandlin
  321. Early Review: Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman
  322. Early Review: A Conspiracy of Alchemists by Liesel Schwarz
  323. Spotlight on February’s New Releases
  324. Series Review: Susannah Sandlin’s Penton Legacy + Omega ARC
  325. ARC Mini Reviews: Season of the Wolf, Trickster, The Dinner, and The Best of All Possible Worlds
  326. ARC Review: The Twelve-Fingered Boy by John Hornor Jacobs
  327. ARC Review: Dualed by Elsie Chapman
  328. New Release Review: Blood Winter by Diana Pharaoh Francis
  329. The Badass Best of Shifter Books
  330. From Page to Screen
  331. ARC Review: Pivot Point by Kasie West
  332. New Release Review: Gilded by Karina Cooper
  333. Happy New Year!
  334. Spotlight on January’s New Releases!
  335. Review: Silver by Rhiannon Held
  336. Merry Christmas!
  337. Author Interview: Diana Pharaoh Francis
  338. New Release Review: Greta and the Goblin King by Chloe Jacobs
  339. ARC Review: The Uninvited by Liz Jensen
  340. ARC Review: A Shimmer of Angels by Lisa M. Basso
  341. ARC Review: Splintered by A.G. Howard
  342. Winner: Steel’s Edge Giveaway!
  343. New Release Review: Red Country by Joe Abercrombie
  344. Guest Post, Review, and Giveaway – Ilona Andrews’ “The Edge” Series
  345. Spotlight on December’s New Releases!
  346. ARC Review: City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte
  347. ARC Mini Reviews: Undeadly, Stray Souls, and Blood Bond
  348. Winner: River Road by Suzanne Johnson
  349. ARC Review: Kept by Shawntelle Madison
  350. Guest Post and Giveaway: Suzanne Johnson, author of River Road
  351. Review: Easy by Tammara Webber
  352. ARC Review: Trapped by Kevin Hearne
  353. Release Day Review: River Road by Suzanne Johnson
  354. New Release Review: Iced by Karen Marie Moning
  355. Spotlight on November’s New Releases
  356. Review: An Apple for the Creature Edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner
  357. ARC Review: Out for Blood by Kristen Painter
  358. Review: Coveted by Shawntelle Madison
  359. ARC Review: Princess Elizabeth’s Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal
  360. Review: The Janus Affair by Philippa Ballantine & Tee Morris
  361. Review: Ashes of Honor by Seanan McGuire
  362. Spotlight on October’s New Releases
  363. Review: Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
  364. Review: Flesh and Blood by Kristen Painter
  365. Review: Pies and Prejudice by Ellery Adams