Month: January 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Storm (..

Posted January 30, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 16 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 I’ve chosen the 3rd book in a series.  The publishing date is this coming May, so not really that long of a wait compared to some!  I was able to read the first […]

Life in the Fat Lane by Cherie..

Posted January 29, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 4 Comments

This is a book I got as a strip cover from the bookstore where I work.  The premise sounded really interesting, and it was, to a point.  The main character is Lara.  Lara was a beauty pageant winner, she was thin, beautiful, and according to beauty pageant “rules”, she was sweet to everyone, even the […]

Sneak (Swipe #2) by Evan Angle..

Posted January 29, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

I have to say thank you to both Netgalley and Thomas Nelson Publishing for allowing me to read this e-galley.  This book actually came out last September, so when I saw it was still available on Netgalley a couple months ago, I jumped at the chance to read it, the same way I had read […]

The Madness Underneath (Shades..

Posted January 27, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

Of course I have to start out by thanking both Penguin Young Readers, and Netgalley for letting me read the e-galley of this book in December 2012. I was very excited when I saw this book was available on Netgalley.  I am a big Maureen Johnson fan from following her on Twitter, as well as […]

Dualed by Elsie Chapman

Posted January 26, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 8 Comments

     First let me thank both Netgalley and Random House for letting me read this egalley, and read it WAY before the book comes out.  I’m writing this review in July 2012, and as of now it isn’t due to be published till February 2013.      The book is kind of marketed to […]

Undead by Kirsty McKay

Posted January 24, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

Another cool ARC I got from BEA last summer, and just hadn’t been able to get to until now.  Unfortunately, it’s not autographed.  So that means I’ll take it in and put it on my “check out” shelf in my classroom for my students to borrow. This is a book for people who like zombie […]

Waiting on Wednesday: Asunder ..

Posted January 24, 2013 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. As I’m trying to do more of these this year, this is my 2nd one of the year.  This week I’m choosing a sequel to a book I was able to read early from […]

The Goddess Inheritance (Godde..

Posted January 20, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 6 Comments

This is a series I was a bit behind on reading.  I didn’t even get started until last summer, when I knew I was going to get the chance to meet the author, Aimee Carter, at BEA.  So I started reading them as soon as I got to NYC to visit my sister last year, […]

Feature and Follow Friday 2013..

Posted January 18, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 10 Comments

My first one of the new year!  One of my goals is to try to make sure I post more each month this year than I did each month last year.  So let’s see how that goes.  Feature and Follow Friday is sponsored by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  The purpose of this event is […]

1000 Follower Giveaway!

Posted January 17, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in giveaway / 8 Comments

I reached 1000 followers back in December, but I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to give as a prize, so I’ve been thinking about that.  And finally, I decided, I’m going to give away one of the books that I’ve been looking forward to most for the year 2013.  I’m only going to do […]