Month: July 2012

The Blood Keeper (The Blood Jo..

Posted July 30, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 1 Comment

The Blood Keeper by Tessa Gratton My rating: 4 of 5 stars First I have to say thanks to Netgalley and Random House Children’s Books for letting me read the e-galley of this. Thinking back to the book, I had to go back and upgrade my rating from 3 to 4 stars. I have to […]

Lazy Days of Summer Giveaway H..

Posted July 27, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 45 Comments

My last big Giveaway hop before my Blogoversary month!  And there will be lots of giveaways in August for that on my blog, so stay tuned!  But back to this one, in staying kind of with the theme, I’m feeling too lazy to pick exactly which book to give away, so the winner will have […]

The Kill Order (The Maze Runne..

Posted July 24, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 5 Comments

The Kill Order by James Dashner My rating: 3 of 5 stars I was excited to read this prequel to The Maze Runner. I wanted to find out how all of this began. And for the most part I enjoyed this book. We start out with Thomas and Teresa getting ready to send Thomas down […]

The Raft by S.A. Bodeen

Posted July 22, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 4 Comments

I’d like to thank Netgalley and Macmillan Childrens Publishing Corporation for letting me read an egalley of this.  First I have to say that I have enjoyed two of the books by this author, The Compound and The Gardener.  This book was also good, but a bit different.  Our main character is Robie.  Her parents […]

Croak by Gina Damico

Posted July 21, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 5 Comments

This is one of the books that I got at BEA, autographed of course!  It was a little further down in my stack to get read until I found out I will get to host the author during August, the Authors Are Our Rock Stars Hop month!  (And also my 3rd blogoversary month, stay tuned […]

Wake (Watersong #1) by Amanda ..

Posted July 18, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 9 Comments

As always I’d like to thank the people who made it possible for me to read an advanced copy of this.  I was fortunate enough to walk into work at Barnes and Noble and see this sitting on the break room table.  As I had fallen in love with the Trylle series by Amanda Hocking, […]

Rift (Nightshade Prequel #1) b..

Posted July 16, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 1 Comment

I was very lucky to get this ARC at BEA and even get it autographed by the author!  I was very excited to read this book.  I love the Nightshade series, you can see my reviews of the books here:  Nightshade, Wolfsbane, and Bloodrose.  So I was very interested to go back and learn where […]

Rape Girl by Alina Klein

Posted July 15, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 5 Comments

First  as usual, I must thank both Netgalley, and the publisher, Namelos, for allowing me to read an egalley of this book.  The story is exactly what you think it is about, a girl who is raped.  The story is very realistic, I think what happens is something that happens a lot.  The main character […]

Suck It Up and Die by Brian Me..

Posted July 14, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

I got this book thanks to Netgalley and Random House Children’s Books. It’s been a while since I read the first one, Suck it Up. That I read for a possible book on the Gateway or Truman book list a couple years ago. I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t one of my top picks that […]

Waiting on Wednesday – S..

Posted July 11, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 18 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. My choice this week is based on the books that I just finished and reviewed this week.  I’m ready to go on in the Soul Screamers series, but I don’t want to buy […]