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