Month: June 2013

Extremities: Stories of Death..

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

First thanks to Macmillan-Tor Forge and Netgalley for allowing me to read an egalley of this book of short stories.  I am very grateful in this case because of how good the stories are.  They remind me in a way of how good Stephen King’s short stories are.  Some of the stories were really scary, […]

Feature and Follow Friday #7 2..

Posted June 28, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 14 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! This week’s question/activity is: Q: What is your preferred reading format? Hardcover, eBooks, paperback etc? Honestly, […]

Waiting on Wednesday and My Ow..

Posted June 26, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in giveaway / 6 Comments

(AND) This week I’m participating in a Book Blast for this book, and so as part of the Cover Reveal, I thought I’d add this as my Waiting on Wednesday for this week.  As always Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we’re eagerly awaiting. […]

Wings by Aprilynne Pike

Posted June 25, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 6 Comments

This is the first book by Aprilynne Pike that I have read, and I must say I wasn’t disappointed at all!  I got a copy of this at the RT Convention back in May of this year.  I’ve actually not really been a fan of fairy or fae stories.  Not that I mind when they […]

Bad Girls Don’t Die by K..

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

I’d seen these books on the teen shelves in the bookstore where I work for awhile, and always wondered.  Then last December I went to the Scholastic Warehouse sale and got it for half price, which was a good deal.  I finally got around to reading it this past week, and all I can say […]

Stacking the Shelves – J..

Posted June 23, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in Stacking the Shelves / 14 Comments

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. So far so good with my goal of keeping up this summer! So, let’s see, this week I did okay.  Got a couple books in the mail, approved for one from Netgalley, and two from my sister in NYC. From Netgalley: Just love that cover, and it sounds like […]

Underworld (Abandon Trilogy #2..

Posted June 22, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 4 Comments

I actually received this book from the YA Book Exchange website.  It came from Sri Lanka, so took a little longer than expected to arrive.  But fortunately I got it in time to get it read before my e-galley of the final book in the trilogy, Awaken, expires.  And you can check out my review […]

Feature and Follow Friday #6 2..

Posted June 21, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 26 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! This week’s question/activity is: Q: Share your favorite literary quote! There are so many that I […]

Proxy (Proxy #1) by Alex Londo..

Posted June 20, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

First thanks to Penguin Young Readers and Netgalley for allowing me to read an e-galley of this book.  This is a dystopian type of thriller, one for boys, with the main characters being boys.  However, and though I have no problem with it, something that might be an issue for some people is that the […]