Month: May 2013

Rise (Eve #3) by Anna Carey

Posted May 12, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

I finished up the trilogy this afternoon.  And I wasn’t disappointed.  I will say the ending seemed a bit, um, don’t know how to put it.  Kind of an “oh yeah, here you go.”  But not in a bad way.  And I won’t tell you what I’m talking about, because I don’t want to spoil […]

Once (Eve #2) by Anna Carey

Posted May 10, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

This is one of the books I actually paid for at the Romantic Times Convention Book Fair last Saturday.  I was lucky enough to get the first one that I’d read as an e-galley, Eve, at the Avon Red Slipper party the night before for free.  And then, I got the third and final book […]

After: Nineteen Stories of Ap..

Posted May 7, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

This is an ARC I received last summer at BEA, and I got to meet Ellen Datlow, one of the editors! I started reading it in February, put it in my master bathroom, for when I took bubble baths.  And then I finished the last few stories on Saturday finally.  It’s not that it was […]

Absent by Katie Williams

Posted May 6, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

First I must say thank you to Chronicle Books and Edelweiss for allowing me to read an e-galley of this book. This was a good ghost story.  The main character is Paige, who has recently died from falling off the roof of her school.  She wakes up and can’t leave the school grounds, in fact, […]

Stacking the Shelves – 2..

Posted May 5, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in Stacking the Shelves / 6 Comments

This week my Stacking the Shelves post hosted by Tynga’s Reviews will be not only about all the books I got the past two days at the Romantic Times Convention, but also some stories about the convention itself.  I’ll share the books first, then the stories after. The picture above shows the books I was […]

The Selection by Kiera Cass

Posted May 5, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 16 Comments

I’ve been interested in reading this book for a long time.  Of course it has such a pretty cover, so that pulled me in at first.  Then I heard lots of great reviews of it.  I guess there are negative ones out there, but I didn’t see them.  And I don’t plan to go look […]

Spring Fling Giveaway Hop (INT..

Posted May 1, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 152 Comments

So, as I mentioned before, I’m going to participate in one of these giveaways sponsored by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer each month.  Since May is so busy, I decided to get this done at the beginning.  For the Spring Fling giveaway hop, I’m giving away your choice of a $12 gift card […]