Month: December 2015

Review: Worlds of Ink and Sha..

Posted December 31, 2015 by Lisa Mandina in / 11 Comments

First I’d like to thank Netgalley and Abrams Kids for allowing me to read an e-galley of this title.  I’m always intrigued with stories that are going to be historical fiction about authors.  I don’t know a lot about the Brontes, although I have read both Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre.  At first I wasn’t […]

Waiting on Wednesday: My Lady..

Posted December 30, 2015 by Lisa Mandina in / 62 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.  I’ve chosen what I believe is another standalone novel this week.  A historical fiction told by three of my favorite YA authors.  The blurb doesn’t give away much, here it is from Goodreads: For […]

2016 TBR Pile Reading Challeng..

Posted December 29, 2015 by Lisa Mandina in / 10 Comments

      Now, I tried this last year, and my goal was to do 11-20 books.  I ended up doing 11, only 4 of which were ones I’d listed in my original post.  But here are the ones I did: Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer Broken Symmetry by Dan Rix Cinder […]

Audiobook Review: Why Not Me?..

Posted December 29, 2015 by Lisa Mandina in / 10 Comments

Once again I checked another audiobook out from my public library.  Pretty sure that all the audiobooks I’ll review will come from the library. Without a CD player in my car, I doubt I’d buy any.  But anyway, I have been wanting to read/listen to this one since it came out, especially as much as […]

Promo Post: Jungle Eyes by Li..

Posted December 28, 2015 by Lisa Mandina in promo post / 1 Comment

Book Info: Synopsis: In the spring of 1899, Henry Rochester boards a ship on the docks of New York Harbor and sets sail across the Atlantic. Desperately seeking freedom and adventure, Henry fails to anticipate the violent ocean storm that will destroy the ship, murder his fellow comrades, and leave him stranded on a deserted island. […]

Review: Every Last Breath (Th..

Posted December 28, 2015 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

This book I had to buy as soon as it came out, even though I just now got around to reading it!  I finally went ahead and picked it up over some other books I was thinking about reading, so that I could go ahead and add another book to my series ender challenge total.  […]

Audiobook Review: The Wicked ..

Posted December 26, 2015 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 10 Comments

This was the next audiobook I chose to listen to.  I had owned a copy of the book, but traded it for something I couldn’t wait for awhile back.  So I had to borrow the audiobook from my public library.  It was a pretty good story. The narrator did a good job with different voices […]

Top 10 of 2015 Day 5: Books I..

Posted December 25, 2015 by Lisa Mandina in / 22 Comments

I’m so excited to join into this challenge that is being hosted by several awesome blogs:  Fiktshun, Two Chicks on Books, Tales of a Ravenous Reader, and Magical Urban Fantasy Reads.  The final topic has to do with the books we’re most looking forward to being published in 2016.  As with the rest of them […]

Merry Christmas and Happy Holi..

Posted December 25, 2015 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

On Christmas Eve I celebrated with one side of my family:  my mom, stepdad, brother, sister-in-law, and 3 year old niece, Hadley.   But today, actual Christmas Day, I’ll be celebrating with the other side of my family:  my dad, stepmom, and two younger sisters.  It’s kind of opposite of how it was growing up.  […]

Top 10 of 2015 Day 4: Best Boo..

Posted December 24, 2015 by Lisa Mandina in / 16 Comments

I’m so excited to join into this challenge that is being hosted by several awesome blogs:  Fiktshun, Two Chicks on Books, Tales of a Ravenous Reader, and Magical Urban Fantasy Reads.   Today’s topic has the requirement that the book must be published in 2015.  Here is my list, not really in any particular order again.  […]