Month: September 2010

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Posted September 19, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

This was another of the Penguin YA advanced readers books I got back in August. Wasn’t sure if I’d like it. The cover is a little freaky for my taste. I know, I know, don’t judge a book by its cover, but be honest, it’s hard not to just a little. Anyway, this is another […]

Gateway 7: Purple Heart by Pa..

Posted September 14, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

I think kids will enjoy this. And I do think it was an interesting look at the war from a young soldier’s point of view. There are some obvious liberal, anti-war statements in the book. Which to me kind of make it so the book is not objective, giving kids a chance to make their […]

The Icing on the Cake by Aliso..

Posted September 14, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Yet another book I got through Shelf Awareness for free. This is supposedly a romance based on a real story through Match.com. As someone who has tried out Match.com, and knows it for what it is, something that still only works for the attractive people, just as in real life. I had to choke through […]

The 4400: Wet Work by Dayton ..

Posted September 12, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

This book is the one I kept in my car for those times when I was somewhere that I needed to read something and didn’t remember to bring a book. So I started it quite a while ago. The 4400 was a show I liked on tv that was cancelled after only a few years. […]

Gateway 6: Shiver by Maggie S..

Posted September 12, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

I’d seen this book at the store. No idea what it was about, but the cover is very interesting. Even with such an interesting cover, and really a title that doesn’t give much clear idea to what it is about, I can’t believe I never picked it up to read what it would be about. […]

Gateway 5 – Lost by Jacq..

Posted September 6, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

I was so sure I’d love this. I have really enjoyed all the historical fiction I’ve been reading from going through this award nominee selection process the past 2 years. And while this was mostly interesting, I’m not sure it will really pull in the high school age. I think it might actually be more […]

The Pride of the Peacock by Vi..

Posted September 4, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 1 Comment

This isn’t a new book. In fact, this is a book I’ve owned for a long time, and read over, and over, and over. I got it one time when my Aunt Nancy was watching me for the day, and we went over to her in-laws for some reason or another. Anyone who knew me […]

Gateway 4: Because I Am Furni..

Posted September 2, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

I had seen this book at the store and thought it looked interesting. And it was good. I can see that teens would enjoy it, even if I was left somewhat just okay with it. This is the story of Anke and her family. Her father is abusive to her older brother and sister, but […]

Gateway Nominee 3: Fat Cat by..

Posted September 2, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 1 Comment

Oh my gosh, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVED this book! Our main character is Fat Cat, or Catherine Locke. Cat is very smart, she is in THE science class, the one that can get you to the National Science competition, as well as scholarships to college. The way this class starts out, is that you pick, […]

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Posted September 2, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

The 3rd and final installment of the Hunger Games Trilogy that I have been waiting on pins and needles for since last spring. Let’s just say it was very intense. Didn’t like it quite as much as the first two. Probably because what was so unique about the first two was the actual Hunger Games […]