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