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