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