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