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