Month: January 2012

Pure by Julianna Baggott

Posted January 30, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 1 Comment

Pure by Julianna Baggott My rating: 4 of 5 stars I saw this ARC on the table at the Barnes & Noble where I work, and at first didn’t think it could be YA as big of a book as it was. But I picked it up and read about it, and thought it sounded […]

Waiting on Wednesday – T..

Posted January 25, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 7 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we’re eagerly awaiting! This week the book I’ve chosen is The White Glove War, the sequel to The Magnolia League, by Katie Crouch. Here is the blurb from BarnesandNoble.com: Every society has its secrets. The […]

Feature and Follow Friday #1

Posted January 20, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 7 Comments

Feature and Follow Friday is a joint effort between bloggers to increase your blog following it is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.This week’s question is: What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done to get your hands on a book? Hmm, this is a hard one.  The craziest thing I can think of is […]

Waiting on Wednesday – O..

Posted January 18, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 6 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly awaiting. This week I’ve chosen the sequel to the dystopian teen novel Eve by Anna Carey.  I got to read Eve as an egalley from Netgalley, and would love if I get to do […]

The Death Cure by James Dashne..

Posted January 16, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

The Death Cure 9 Copy Floor Display by James Dashner My rating: 3 of 5 stars First I want to say that this is from my TBR pile, so fits into my TBR Reading Challenge.  I lucked out and got this book on Black Friday.  The bookstore I work at opened at midnight to have […]

Waiting on Wednesday – I..

Posted January 11, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 3 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we’re eagerly awaiting!  This week the book I’ve chosen is Insurgent, the second book in the Divergent series by Veronica Roth.  Here is the blurb from Goodreads.com: One choice can transform you—or it can destroy […]

The Slayer Chronicles: First ..

Posted January 7, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

First Kill by Heather Brewer My rating: 5 of 5 stars Wow. I have to say that I loved the Vladimir Tod series by Heather Brewerand really enjoyed it! Loved the vampire theme from a different point of view. Loved this world that she created. So I entered into the Slayer Chronicles not quite sure […]

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

Posted January 4, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows My rating: 4 of 5 stars First, I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but wow, how striking is this cover? And it’s not just a fancy pretty picture, there are clues and hints to what is going to happen in the book on the cover, […]

2011 Challenge Wrap Up

Posted January 1, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

I really only participated in one real challenge, and that was The Story Siren’s Debut Author Challenge.  I did also set a goal on Goodreads to read 100 books this year, and I did, although I actually read more than that because I’m not sure I counted books I’d already read on there, but anyway.  […]

Let’s get this blog goin..

Posted January 1, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in Uncategorized / 4 Comments

Okay, I’m so close to 300 followers! I’d like to get there by the end of January, and see how much farther I can get. I will be looking for some giveaway hops to get involved with, but for now, I’m going to do my own giveaway. I’m giving one $15 gift card to Barnes […]