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