Month: December 2013

2013 TBR Pile Reading Challeng..

Posted December 31, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 4 Comments

Well, once again this year, I didn’t do a good job at making sure to comment in my reviews if they were for this challenge or not.  So, it took me awhile to figure out if I met my goal of 11-20 books or not.  Here are the books that count for this challenge, and […]

Origin by Jessica Khoury

Posted December 30, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 10 Comments

I’ve had this book sitting on my TBR pile for quite awhile now.  I picked it up off the table where my bookstore puts ARCs for us to look at and read.  I haven’t received as many ARCs from the bookstore anymore due to one of the Children’s leads now reading them and taking them. […]

Into the Still Blue (Under the..

Posted December 28, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 6 Comments

Once again a trilogy that ends on a great note!  There were definitely some deaths that sucked.  But it wasn’t anything that ruined how the story went or ended.  Of course, I first need to say thanks to Edelweiss and Harper Collins for allowing me to read an e-galley of this.  It was so hard […]

Amber House by Kelly Moore, Tu..

Posted December 27, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 5 Comments

This is an ARC I got back when I attended BEA in 2012.  It had been just sitting on my TBR pile until I saw that there was a sequel available on Netgalley.  Then I decided I’d better go ahead and read it so that I could request the sequel.  I got this ARC by […]

The Rule of Three by Eric Walt..

Posted December 26, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 6 Comments

First I will thank Netgalley, FSG, and Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group for allowing me to read an e-galley of this.  As anyone who follows my blog probably knows, I am a huge fan of dystopian stories.  So this sounded like one of those, although, really more of a post-apocalyptic, but similar.  And it was.  However, […]

Merry Christmas to All My Foll..

Posted December 25, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 4 Comments

I hope everyone gets to spend time with their family or friends for Christmas, or whatever holiday you might celebrate.  I got to spend last night with my mom, step-dad, brother, sister-in-law, and niece.  Tonight I will be celebrating with my dad, step-mom, 2 sisters, and one sister’s boyfriend. Thanks to all my followers, I’m […]

2014 Prequel and Sequel Challe..

Posted December 24, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 6 Comments

So, I think I’m going to try this Challenge this year, as a lot of the books on my TBR pile, or maybe just my TBR list are sequels to series that I started because the first book was an e-galley, but then I just never got the 2nd book as an e-galley, or bought […]

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie Mc..

Posted December 23, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 12 Comments

So, well, this is going to be a hard book to review.  I only picked it up because I saw the book Red Hill by this author, and it sounded really good, but I was told I needed to read this first.  So I checked it out from the library, thinking if I liked it, it […]

Stacking the Shelves – D..

Posted December 23, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in Stacking the Shelves / 42 Comments

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.  It is a way for us to share the new books we have collected.  This was a pretty light week.  And actually, I know that I have to stop entering all these giveaways.  I keep getting books, that yes I do want to read, but my TBR pile […]