Month: August 2010

Sabotaged by Margaret Peterson..

Posted August 25, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Well, I posted this as a Waiting on Wednesday, last week I think, and then it was actually already out I saw the next night when I went into work at the bookstore. So, I checked it out. In this storyline, we rejoin Jonah and Katherine, siblings, Jonah one of the kids that had been […]

Waiting on Wednesday – M..

Posted August 25, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 1 Comment

Waiting on Wednesday was created by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It’s a weekly post for you to share what upcoming books you can’t wait for. I was having trouble coming up with books for the Waiting on Wednesday post, so I decided to so some Strict on Sale book research at the bookstore […]

Gateway 2: The Chosen One by C..

Posted August 22, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

This was the 2nd I chose to read from the Gateway nominees. And it was also a very good one. Our main character is Kyra, a 13 year old girl who has grown up as part of a polygamist religious cult. Her father has 3 wives, and they live in homes that are in a […]

The Replacement by Brenna Yova..

Posted August 22, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

This is one of the Penguin box of YA advanced readers copies I got last month. The cover as you can see is very creepy looking, almost just like Rosemary’s Baby. Basically the premise is that this is a town where babies disappear out of their cribs all the time, only to be replaced with […]

Good Girls Gone Bad by Jillian..

Posted August 21, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

A bargain chick lit book. I have a whole big shopping bag full of them. Over the summer, I kept one in my master bath to read during bubble baths only. I’m thinking that will be over for awhile as I want to spend all my time reading the books for the Gateway List and […]

Gateway 1:  Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Gateway 1: Wintergirls by Lau..

Posted August 18, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 2 Comments

This was my first read for the 2011-2012 Gateway Award Possible Nominees. The title didn’t give me any idea what it was going to be about. However, I should have known from reading Speak by this same author that this would be a very deep story. This was a VERY hard book to read. Yes, […]

Waiting on Wednesday – S..

Posted August 18, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 1 Comment

Waiting on Wednesday was created by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It’s a weekly post for you to share what upcoming books you can’t wait for! Got to busy with back to school meetings last year and didn’t get a blog for this done. But this week, I’m excited for another book that comes […]

Primal by Robin Baker

Posted August 15, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

So, every time I was straightening the fiction section at the bookstore, this book caught my eye. Could be the eye on the cover, the title of the book, the description on the back, whatever, I wanted to read it. It sounded as if it would be similar to the tv show Lost, but with […]

Devilish by Maureen Johnson

Posted August 10, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

If you’ll remember from my review a while back on the book 13 Little Blue Envelopes, while I knew of this author from seeing her books at the bookstore I work at, I only decided to read her stuff after following her on Twitter for the past several months. She is so hilarious on there, […]

The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Mi..

Posted August 4, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

This is part of a boxed set that Penguin publisher sent to the bookstore. I actually received 2 of the other books singly through a Shelf Awareness giveaway, but when I saw that the store had all 5 they had advertised to give away that week, I took the whole box home. (After some convincing […]