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