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