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