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