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