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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.

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Real life is keeping us busy and we are presently looking for a few more bloggers to join the Badass Book Review Team. What’s the commitment? We’re pretty easy going – Ideally, we would like 1 review or article a week. Badass Book Reviews blog reviews all sorts of books, but mostly Romance, Urban Fantasy, …

Review: Wild Man’s Curse by Susannah Sandlin

Wild Man’s Curse by Susannah Sandlin Book #1 in Wilds of the Bayou Genre: Romantic Suspense Publication Date: April 5th 2016 ARC Provided by Montlake Romance and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads:  The bones said death was comin’, and the bones never lied. While on an early morning patrol in the swamps of Whiskey Bayou, Louisiana …

New Release Review: Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman

Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Publication Date: May 17th 2016 ARC Provided by Harper and Edelweiss Synopsis from Goodreads: Girls on Fire tells the story of Hannah and Lacey and their obsessive teenage female friendship so passionately violent it bloodies the very sunset its protagonists insist on riding into, together, at …

New Release Review: The Voodoo Killings by Kristi Charish

The Voodoo Killings by Kristi Charish Book #1 in Kincaid Strange Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: May 10th 2016 ARC Provided by Vintage Canada and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: Kristi Charish’s The Voodoo Killings introduces Kincaid Strange, not your average voodoo practitioner… For starters, she’s only 27. Then there’s the fact that she lives in rain-soaked Seattle, …

New Release Review: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire Book #1 in Every Heart a Doorway Genre: Fantasy Publication Date: April 5th 2016 ARC Provided by Tor and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children No Solicitations No Visitors No Quests Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed …

April Mini Reviews: The Good, The (Not So) Bad, and The Ugly

So the month of April kicked my butt reviewing-wise, but I did manage to read a few books.  I’m a little late with this Mini Review installment, but here is  a good sampling of the books I read in the month of April!     Heartsick by Chelsea Cain Read by Carolyn McCormick Book #1 in Archie …

March Mini Reviews: The Good, The (Not So) Bad, and The Ugly

Because of the amount of books I read most months, I don’t get to review everything for the blog. The Mini Review Catch Up is my place to give you a little information about some of my other reads and whether or not I would recommend them without going into tons of detail. These are …

Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Lyre Thief by Jennifer Fallon

AAAWelcome to our blog tour stop for JENNIFER FALLON‘s new book THE LYRE THIEF. This is the first book in a new series, War of the Gods, but it also connects to Ms. Fallon’s other Hythrun Chronicles novels. New readers, have no fear!  This was my first Jennifer Fallon novel and I had no trouble reading The …

New Release Review: The Reburialists by J.C. Nelson

The Reburialists by J.C. Nelson Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: March 1st 2016 ARC Provided by Ace and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: The author of Wish Bound and the Grimm Agency novels returns with an all-new urban fantasy novel! Burying the dead is easy.  Keeping them down is difficult. At the Bureau of Special Investigations, agents …

Release Day Review: Chaos Choreography by Seanan McGuire

Chaos Choreography by Seanan McGuire Book #5 in InCryptid Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: March 1st 2016 ARC Provided by DAW and Netgalley Synopsis from Goodreads: Fifth book in Seanan McGuire’s funny and fast-paced urban fantasy InCryptid series featuring ballroom dancer and monster expert Verity Price. Verity Price is back on the West Coast and getting back …

New Release Review: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard Book #1 in The Witchlands Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Publication Date: January 5th 2016 Book Borrowed from Local Library Synopsis from Goodreads: In a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its fate in their hands. Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a …

February Mini Reviews: The Good, The (Not So) Bad, and The Ugly

Because of the amount of books I read most months, I don’t get to review everything for the blog. The Mini Review Catch Up is my place to give you a little information about some of my other reads and whether or not I would recommend them without going into tons of detail. These are …

New Release Review: Riders by Veronica Rossi

Riders by Veronica Rossi Book #1 in Riders Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Publication Date: February 16th 2016 ARC Provided by Tor Teen Synopsis from Goodreads: For eighteen-year-old Gideon Blake, nothing but death can keep him from achieving his goal of becoming a U.S. Army Ranger. As it turns out, it does. Recovering from the accident that most definitely …

New Release Review: Grave Visions by Kalayna Price

Grave Visions by Kalayna Price Book #4 in Alex Craft Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: February 2nd 2016 ARC Provider by Roc Synopsis from Goodreads: Grave Visions by Kalayna Price is the much-anticipated fourth installment in the kick-ass urban fantasy series about Alex Craft, a grave witch who can communicate with the dead. If you want …

Release Day Review: Wickedly Powerful and Wickedly Ever After by Deborah Blake

Wickedly Powerful by Deborah Blake Book #3 in Baba Yaga Genre: Paranormal Romance Publication Date: February 2nd 2016 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Berkley Romance Synopsis from Goodreads: Known as the wicked witch of Russian fairy tales, Baba Yaga is not one woman, but rather a title carried by a chosen few. They keep the balance …

Review: Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews

Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews Book #2 in The Innkeeper Chronicles Genre: Urban Fantasy Publication Date: November 13th 2015 Synopsis from Goodreads: Dina DeMille doesn’t run your typical Bed and Breakfast. Her inn defies laws of physics, her fluffy dog is secretly a monster, and the only paying guest is a former Galactic tyrant with …

Release Day Group Review: Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace

Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace Genre: YA Paranormal Publication Date: January 26th 2016 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Katherine Tegen Books Synopsis from Goodreads: For fans of Holly Black and Nova Ren Suma, a gripping, hauntingly atmospheric novel about murder, revenge, and a world where monsters—human and otherwise—lurk at the fringes. When seventeen-year-old Breezy Lin wakes …

New Release Review: Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan

Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan Book #1 in Sword and Verse Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: January 19th 2016 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and Harper Teen Synopsis from Goodreads: Raisa was just a child when she was sold to work as a slave in the kingdom of Qilara. Despite her young age, her father …

New Release Review: The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine

The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine Genre: YA Fantasy Publication Date: January 5th 2016 ARC Provided by Edelweiss and  Margaret K. McElderry Books Synopsis from Goodreads: Sixteen-year-old Elli was a small child when the Elders of Kupari chose her to succeed the Valtia, the queen who wields infinitely powerful ice and fire magic. Since then, Elli …

New Release Review: Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken Book #1 in Passenger Genre: YA Science Fiction/Fantasy, Time Travel Publication Date: January 5th 2016 ARC Provided by Netgalley and Disney-Hyperion Synopsis from Goodreads: passage, n. i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes. ii. A journey by water; a voyage. iii. The transition from one place …