About Christina

Chrissykreads sitting in front of a bookshelf

Hey! I’m Christina aka Chrissykreads! I’m a big fan of fantasy and hockey romance. If I’m not working, I’m most likely glued to my Kindle or watching the Canes play.

I grew up loving to read, and was even on a competitive reading team for all 3 years of middle school. I may not have had a ton of friends, but boy did I have some AR points. A few of my favorite books were The City of Ember and Once Upon a Marigold (yep, both Fantasy).

My love of Fantasy started early with movies like The Last Unicorn, The Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth being staples in my home. And then I found The Lord of the Rings at age 10 and my Legolas-loving-self has never looked back!

I rarely read for fun in high school or college, but I did get caught up in the Twilight craze and I don’t regret it! I still remember staying up super late reading and rereading. #teamjacob

At the end of 2020, I stumbled upon Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. I ate it up. I ended up reading 11 books in 2020 and I was so proud! But my obsession really began in January 2021 when I start reading The Black Witch by Laurie Forest. I had finally found Fantasy Romance. I started buying books, built a book shelf, and got one of my prized possessions – a library card. I ended up reading 111 books in 2021. Whoops. And 2022 was an even better year of reading thanks to my Paperwhite and Kindle Unlimited!

Along the way I found spicy books (thank you, Book Gods), and decided to start this blog because sometimes you just want a spicy read, and you have to dig through Goodreads reviews to find out what you’re getting in to. Or you see reviews on Bookstagram but everyone has their own spicy rating and you may be reading a 1 ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ that ends up being closed door. I’m reading the books anyways, so I’ll do the work for you! I hope this blog will help you find your next read! Thanks for reading!

Chrissykreads holding a stack of fantasy books

Here are some fun facts about me:

โŸก My favorite genre is NA Fantasy! The perfect balance of not quite full-adult problems with a side of not-YA spice. The best. I’ll also take a hockey romance (without the surprise pregnancy trope) any day!

โŸก I live in North Carolina with my husband and I never want to leave. I’m in between beach and mountains, and family close by. The beach is also my favorite place, and I believe I was a mermaid in a past life lol.

โŸก I’m a fraternal twin! She’s not as obsessed with books as I am, but she listens to my rants and we share a love of The Lord of the Rings and that’s more than I can ask for.

โŸก If it’s not books, it’s music. I love metal, and going to concerts is one of the only ways to get me to leave my house.

โŸก It is my DREAM to visit New Zealand. And yes, it’s because of The Lord of the Rings. But one day I’ll visit the Shire and I will cry tears of joy!