Month: October 2014

Dystopian Giveaway Hop – November 2014

Thanks to both Kathy @ I Am A Reader and April and Kat @ My Shelf Confessions for hosting this Giveaway Hop.  I am a huge fan of Dystopian stories.  Now, there are a lot of books that get heaped into one big grouping under this heading, even though they could technically be more post-apocalyptic, […]

Posted October 31, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 91 Comments

Review: Earth and Sky by Megan Crewe

First thanks to Netgalley and Amazon Children’s Publishing for allowing me to read an e-galley of this.  I’ve been a fan of Megan Crewe since I read the first book in The Fallen World trilogy, The Way We Fall.  I’m behind in that series, still need to read the last one.  But I was excited […]

Posted October 30, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 22 Comments

Review: Hereafter by Tara Hudson

I was lucky enough to get to meet this author and get her autograph on this book at the 2013 Romantic Times Convention in Kansas City.  I guess I didn’t have my picture taken with her unfortunately.  I did enjoy the book, although it didn’t blow me away.  It was good enough that I will […]

Posted October 29, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 22 Comments

Review: Made For You by Melissa Marr

I had to read this book once my order from Amazon came in, well as soon as I had finished the last e-galley I read.  And I must say that I wasn’t disappointed at all.  I will admit at first I was a bit worried, as the main character was a girl who was popular […]

Posted October 24, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 24 Comments

Opposite Book Tag

I was tagged by Ellen at Random Smiles to do this.  She had seen this tag on YouTube, but as she says, nothing’s stopping us from doing it here. This might be the original video…. So here are the questions (Ellen got these from dreamlandbookblog): First book in your collection/Last book you bought:  I […]

Posted October 23, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 12 Comments

Review: Beware the Wild by Natalie C. Parker

First thanks to Edelweiss and HarperTeen for allowing me to read an e-galley of this.  I have to say I enjoyed another pretty original YA story.  I’m glad to be reading books that are not the same old repeat of a YA dystopia or paranormal romance or vampire story, etc.  It’s nice to find something […]

Posted October 22, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 10 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 New Series I Want To Start

Top Ten Tuesday is sponsored by The Broke and The Bookish.   What I’m picking for “new” may not be new to other people in some cases, they are just series that I know I want to get started because I’ve heard so many great things about them.  Others will try to follow what the actual spirit […]

Posted October 21, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 24 Comments

Cover Characteristic – October 20th, 2014 – Dogs

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 characteristic, […]

Posted October 20, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 8 Comments