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