Month: March 2012

Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) by Robin LaFevers

Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin..

Posted March 25, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 8 Comments

Grave Mercy by R.L. LaFevers My rating: 5 of 5 stars I got this book as an advanced readers copy from an ad in Shelf Awareness. Later on there was an ARC on the table at the bookstore where I work too. It sounded really good. But then it sat on my shelf for a […]

Shelf Candy Saturday #1

Shelf Candy Saturday #1

Posted March 24, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 4 Comments

I’ve seen a few of the blogs I follow doing this post, and it sounded like a fun idea, so this week I’m joining in for the first time.  This event is hosted by Five Alarm Books.  For my first week I’ve chosen the cover to the Soul Screamers Volume 1 compilation book by Rachel […]

First Impression of The Hunger Games Movie

First Impression of The Hunger..

Posted March 23, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 16 Comments

Okay, as this is a book blog, and The Hunger Games movie is based on the book, I feel I can go ahead and give my opinion on the movie.  I’m not going to make a big deal about how the book is always better than the movie, because that just goes without saying.  First, […]

The White Oak (Imperfect Darkness #1) by Kim White

The White Oak (Imperfect Darkn..

Posted March 19, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 4 Comments

The White Oak by Kim White My rating: 3 of 5 stars First thanks to Netgalley for letting me read this egalley. Now, I really have been getting into stories about the underworld lately. So this sounded like a unique new take on it. As other reviewers have said, the story jumps right in from […]

Dark Eden 2:  Eve of Destruction by Patrick Carman

Dark Eden 2: Eve of Destructi..

Posted March 18, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

I was lucky enough to get an advanced readers copy of this when Kristi at the Story Siren was cleaning out some of her shelves.  I was excited to get this as I hadn’t read the first Dark Eden yet, and so I figured I could read them right in a row.  I did really […]

Feature and Follow Friday 2012 #2

Feature and Follow Friday 2012..

Posted March 16, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 11 Comments

Feature and Follow Friday is a joint effort between bloggers to increase your following.  It is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  The point of the hop is to gain new followers, but also to follow others.  According to Parajunkee this week, I follow you, you follow me.  This week’s question is: What is […]

Dark Eden by Patrick Carman

Dark Eden by Patrick Carman

Posted March 15, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 1 Comment

Now I have been waiting to read this one for what seems like forever.  Since I got to meet Patrick Carman last fall, and then the book didn’t come out till November, then I didn’t have the money at the time to buy it.  So it actually is part of my TBR challenge since I’ve […]

Waiting on Wednesday – Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard

Waiting on Wednesday – S..

Posted March 14, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 3 Comments

I haven’t done this in a month or so, and since I’m on spring break I decided I’d better jump back on the Waiting on Wednesday train!  This is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, where we spotlight upcoming releases that we’re eagerly awaiting.  I’ve actually been concentrating on doing so […]

The Weepers:  The Other Life 1 by Susanne Winnacker

The Weepers: The Other Life 1..

Posted March 13, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 6 Comments

The Weepers: The Other Life by Susanne Winnacker My rating: 3 of 5 stars Normally I would wait until a month before the publishing date to review a book from Netgalley, but since I see that the ebooks were “published” already, I thought it would be okay to go ahead and post my review. Once […]

Fever by Lauren DeStefano

Fever by Lauren DeStefano

Posted March 11, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 1 Comment

Fever by Lauren DeStefano My rating: 4 of 5 stars I waited so long to read this from when I got to read the first book in the series, Wither. I wished really bad I’d get an ARC of it since I’d gotten to read Wither as an ARC. But it didn’t happen, so I […]