Month: January 2011

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

The Scorch Trials by James Das..

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

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 […]

I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

I Am Number Four by Pittacus L..

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

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, […]

Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

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

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 […]

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

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

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 […]

Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Medeiros

Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa..

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

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 […]

2011 Debut Author Challenge 1:  XVI by Julia Karr

2011 Debut Author Challenge 1:..

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

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, […]

Suite Scarlett & Scarlett Fever by Maureen Johnson

Suite Scarlett & Scarlett ..

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

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 […]

Waiting on Wednesday – Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

Waiting on Wednesday – F..

Posted January 6, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we are eagerly awaiting. This week is the 3rd in the series that I just finished the 2nd one a week or so ago. The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy will end this summer in […]

The Forest of Hands and Teeth/The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan

The Forest of Hands and Teeth/..

Posted January 3, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

I’ve been wanting to read these books since the first one came out and I saw the cover of it. Not to mention the title. Doesn’t “The Forest of Hands and Teeth” just really intrigue you? It did me. And I put it off, lots of other things to read, no money to buy, etc. […]