Month: January 2011

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

This is the sequel to The Maze Runner, that I read as an ARC a while back. So, there will be some spoilers if you have not yet read The Maze Runner. Anyway, in this book, all the Gladers, as they call themselves are in the dorms where their rescuers have taken them. Our main […]

Posted January 25, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

Once again I must admit that the cover of this book, the original cover anyway, caught my attention. And I figured, oh, I’ll read it later. Then, I saw a movie preview for it, and though, yeah, I’d better read this at some time. But still, didn’t pick it up. Then a few months ago, […]

Posted January 20, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

Now, it’s been awhile since I read Hush, Hush, the first book in this series. Part of the reason it has been so long is because I read that as an ARC, and then when this came out, I was busy reading for other things, like the Gateway Award. But finally, still with my borrowed […]

Posted January 16, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

I have wanted to read this book for a long time. When I was allowed to re-check out the Nook from work I decided to go ahead and read it. Now, first off, I have to mention that for the longest time this was on the staff rec display as a recommendation from Joanne that […]

Posted January 15, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Medeiros

I have to say, this is one of the first chick lit books I have read in a long time that I was dog earing the pages that had things I wanted to talk about when I blogged. The first one I’d literally laughed out loud over and over as I was reading it. I […]

Posted January 13, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

2011 Debut Author Challenge 1: XVI by Julia Karr

I read this book as part of the 2011 Debut Author Challenge being sponsored by Kristi over at The Story Siren. I’ve really gotten into the YA books lately. In fact, it’s almost keeping me from reading books by my favorite authors Stephen King and Dean Koontz. But anyway, on with the book review. XVI, […]

Posted January 12, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 1 Comment

Suite Scarlett & Scarlett Fever by Maureen Johnson

Maureen Johnson’s books were not ones that caught my eye at the bookstore, I have to admit. But I began following her on Twitter because I recognized her name as an author, and quite often I get on Twitter just to see what she has been tweeting. I thought the storyline of Suite Scarlett was […]

Posted January 10, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments