Month: April 2014

A to Z April (last post!!!) &#..

Posted April 30, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in giveaway / 16 Comments

Well, this is it.  My last post for the A to Z Challenge, and I’m pleased to say I did it!!   And I’m excited to get to finish with one of my current favorite topics to read about or watch on tv or in movies, zombies.  So below, you can see 5 of my favorite […]

Review: Renegade (Mila 2.0 #2..

Posted April 29, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

First of all, thanks to Edelweiss and Katherine Tegen books for allowing me to read an e-galley of this title.  I read the first book in this series around this time last year, right after I got to meet the author at the RT Convention.  So I was very excited to get to read this […]

A to Z April – Y: WhY N..

Posted April 29, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 10 Comments

Okay, so I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to do for my Y post.  Originally I had planned to maybe do something on YA, young adult fiction, but I changed my mind.  I feel like I’ve talked about it a lot in my other posts.  Then I was checking out what this week’s theme […]

A to Z April – X: EXtra..

Posted April 28, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 10 Comments

One plus I would definitely say about e-books, is that there seems to be a plethora of short stories that are so much easier to get a hold of since you no longer have to wait until a compilation of short stories is released.  And today they are called novellas a lot of the time, […]

Review: The Dark World by Cara..

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

First, thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin Teen, but especially to the author, for allowing me to read an e-galley of this book.  Once again I’m so much in love with characters from a book.  And the love comes from the fact that these characters are the kind of people I want to hang out with, […]

A to Z April – W: Werew..

Posted April 26, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 4 Comments

There are a lot of types of things for W that I enjoy reading.  And so I had to choose two to talk about today, werewolves and witches.  I’m going to give you 4 examples of my favorites of each type below. Werewolves: 1. Around the time I really got into Dean Koontz, I also […]

A to Z April – V: Vampi..

Posted April 25, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in giveaway / 12 Comments

Now, I know that a lot of people don’t consider the Twilight stories to be “real” vampires, and since I honestly feel it is more of a love story than a vampire story, I will leave it out of this post, even though it would definitely be one of my favorite vampire stories.  So here […]

Review: Tease by Amanda Macie..

Posted April 25, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

First, thanks to Harper Collins Children’s books for allowing me to read an ARC of this book.  As someone who taught middle and high school students for the past 17 years, and who is now a high school librarian, the subject of bullying is one that is always on my mind.  As I started reading […]

A to Z April – U: UFOs

Posted April 24, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Okay, maybe I’m stretching again for a topic today.  But I do enjoy a good book about UFOs or alien abduction type stories.  So, once again I will share 5 of my favorite of this type of book. 1.   Now this is a very recent YA book, in fact I don’t think it is […]

A to Z April – T: Time ..

Posted April 23, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 15 Comments

Although time travel is not in itself a genre, it is a type of story that I really seem to enjoy.  I’ve always kind of sided with the theory that you have to be careful because any little thing you change in the past will completely change the future.  But one of the books I’m […]