Month: February 2014

Review: Viral Nation by Shaunt..

Posted February 27, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 10 Comments

I won this book during the Debut Authors blog hop from Sandy at Magical Manuscripts.  I finally got around to it this past month.  This is a very interesting dystopian story.  And one of the big selling points is that it has an autistic main character.  I also like that it uses a service dog […]

Waiting on Wednesday – D..

Posted February 26, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 20 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 that I first learned about through other blogs’ WOW posts.  And then about a week ago I learned that I might get to be a moderator at a […]

Review: Attachments by Rainbo..

Posted February 25, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 12 Comments

Okay, I may be jumping on the Rainbow Rowell fan train after this book.  I had downloaded Eleanor and Park for my Nook when it was available for like $1.99, but just haven’t been able to make myself read it.  So this one I checked out from the library to make sure I liked it. […]

Review (Sort of): The Secret ..

Posted February 24, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 6 Comments

First of all, thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin Teen for allowing me to read an e-galley of this title.  I loved the Transcend Time series by this author, and I got to meet her when I attended BEA two years ago.  So, even though I knew this wasn’t really my normal type of book, I knew […]

Review: Fire and Flood by Vic..

Posted February 22, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 8 Comments

First thanks to Scholastic and Netgalley for allowing me to read an e-galley of this, even though I didn’t get to it until the last minute.  I loved The Collector by Victoria Scott, so I was very excited to read this. And I was not disappointed at all.  In fact, when I picked it up, I […]

Cover Characteristics – ..

Posted February 21, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 4 Comments

Cover Characteristics is hosted at  Sugar and Snark.  Here are the guidelines for how it works if you want to join in: Each week we will post a characteristic and choose 5 of our favorite covers with that characteristic. If you want to join in and share your 5 favorite covers with the weeks particular […]

Waiting on Wednesday – L..

Posted February 19, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 10 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’m choosing a sequel to a book I got two years ago at BEA, but never got around to reading it until the end of last year.  It’s also one that I’m […]

Review: Walking Disaster by Ja..

Posted February 18, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 4 Comments

Well, I had to go ahead and check this out from the library after reading the first one.  Mainly because as I read a sample of the first chapter of this one, I thought it would help me to understand the main character Travis Maddox, and might help me to not feel so guilty about […]

Review: Insanity by Susan Vaug..

Posted February 17, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 6 Comments

First, thanks to Netgalley and Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books for allowing me to read an e-galley of this.  As you have to notice from just one look, the cover is what first drew me in to see what the book was about. When I read the synopsis, it sounded even better. While I’ve given it […]