Month: May 2013

Feature and Follow Friday 2013..

Posted May 31, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 15 Comments

Feature and Follow Friday is sponsored by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  The purpose of this event is to learn about the two featured bloggers each week, as well as to increase your own blog following by joining in on the fun!  Looks like I’ve been kind of lax with this meme this year.  Yikes!  Here’s to participating […]

Waiting on Wednesday: The Sha..

Posted May 30, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 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 a book from a series that I’ve read this year with my students, one that I read originally for a state book award, and used to read with students in […]

Darker Still (Magic Most Foul ..

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

I got a free copy of this book last summer at BEA, when I also got to meet the author.  I’d been interested in this book for a while even before that as it sounded very interesting, and was a new type of story compared to what was out there.  And of course, what a […]

The Immortal Life of Henrietta..

Posted May 27, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 3 Comments

I’ve been interested in this book since I first saw it at the bookstore.  I remember I started reading it one day when I was working at the cash register.  And it was a page turner!  I mean the story doesn’t sound interesting, the way this author told it, or maybe just because of what […]

Ten by Gretchen McNeil

Posted May 24, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 4 Comments

I finally gave in and purchased this book at the RT Convention the first weekend of May.  I’m glad I did.  It was a good read, and definitely a good change from all the dystopian I’ve been reading lately.  This book reminded me a lot of RL Stine and Christopher Pike type of stories.  Which […]

Waiting on Wednesday: Unhinge..

Posted May 23, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 4 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.  I wasn’t sure what I was going to pick this week until I remembered a recent cover reveal that reminded me of a book I read at the end of last year that I […]

Breath (Riders of the Apocalyp..

Posted May 22, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

I had to buy this last month when it came out just so that I could get it autographed by the author the first weekend of May at the RT Convention.  I could have bought it at the convention, but by purchasing it from the bookstore where I work, I got it at 30% off, […]

The Testing by Joelle Charbonn..

Posted May 18, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

First, thanks to Houghton Mifflin for letting me read an e-galley of this.  First let me say that this was a pretty good book.  It is one I will definitely recommend to anyone who enjoyed The Hunger Games and wants to read more stories like that. This is a future America after many horrible wars […]

Waiting on Wednesday – A..

Posted May 15, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 12 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 one that probably a lot of people will be choosing in the next few months, the third and final book of the Divergent series by Veronica Roth, Allegiant.  It […]