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