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