Month: September 2012

Forge (Chains #2) by Laurie Halse Anderson

Forge (Chains #2) by Laurie Ha..

Posted September 29, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 3 Comments

This is book #7 in my goal for my September is for Sequels Challenge.  Again, it wasn’t on my original list of sequels to fulfill my goal, but it was one I’d been wanting to read for awhile, and I’d checked it out from my school library last May at the end of the school […]

Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop

Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop

Posted September 28, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in giveaway / 60 Comments

As a current teacher, and a librarian wannabe, I am really glad to be participating in this Blog Hop.  I think it is very important that all people get the chance to read what they want.  No one should be able to tell another person what they can or can’t read (except parents and their […]

Second Chance (The Slayer Chronicles #2) by Heather Brewer

Second Chance (The Slayer Chro..

Posted September 26, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

I was so excited to get this ARC, and it came from the author herself!  When I emailed and asked if there was anything she’d be willing to do to help me celebrate my 3rd Blogoversary, she emailed back saying that she was sending me something in the mail, and this was what I got!! […]

Truth (XVI #2) by Julia Karr

Truth (XVI #2) by Julia Karr

Posted September 23, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 6 Comments

I got this book as a stripped cover from the bookstore where I work.  I had read the first book, XVI, as part of doing the Debut Author Challenge through The Story Siren back in 2011, in fact, I think it might have been the first one I read for that challenge.  The story picks […]

Silence (Hush, Hush #3) by Becca Fitzpatrick

Silence (Hush, Hush #3) by Bec..

Posted September 20, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 12 Comments

Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick My rating: 4 of 5 stars I only gave this 4 out of 5 stars. But that’s more on me, than the quality of the book. It was good, but it feels like so long ago that I read the first 2 books, or maybe just so many books that I’ve […]

Stuck in a Good Book Giveaway Hop

Stuck in a Good Book Giveaway ..

Posted September 19, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 74 Comments

I’m stop 40 on the Stuck in a Good Book Hop sponsored by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer and Stuck in Books.  The idea is to give away a book that just grabbed you and and you couldn’t put it down.  And so I’ve chosen to give you a few choices of my […]

Torn (The Missing:  Book 4) by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Torn (The Missing: Book 4) by..

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

This is my 3rd sequel towards my September is for Sequels Challenge goal.  I don’t think I’m going to make my goal of 8 books unfortunately, but I’m hoping to at least get what I set the minimum as 4.  I don’t know that I included this on my original list either.  But it has […]

Diverse Energies – Edited by Tobias S. Buckell and Joe Monti

Diverse Energies – Edite..

Posted September 15, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 6 Comments

First of course I must thank Netgalley and Lee and Low Books for allowing me to read the egalley of this book in August.  I was really excited to read this, as I really do love dystopian books, and this was really touted as a book of short dystopian stories.  And it is.  The “Diverse” […]

Feature and Follow Friday 9-14-12

Feature and Follow Friday 9-14..

Posted September 14, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 20 Comments

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly event hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read where you get to learn about two featured bloggers each week, and then can gain new followers as well by joining in to the fun.  I’m not exactly sure what the question this week is, but this is what I found on Alison Can […]

The Lost Hero (The Heroes of Olympus) by Rick Riordan

The Lost Hero (The Heroes of O..

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

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan My rating: 4 of 5 stars Once again I am in love with Rick Riordan and his world of mythological creatures and demigods! I put off reading this for so long because when his other new series, The Kane Chronicles, came out, I couldn’t wait to start reading it. […]