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