Month: December 2015

Review: Worlds of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley

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 […]

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

Waiting on Wednesday: My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

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 […]

Posted December 30, 2015 by Lisa Mandina in / 62 Comments

Audiobook Review: Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

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 […]

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

Promo Post: Jungle Eyes by Lindsay Marie Miller

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. […]

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

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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.  […]

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

Top 10 of 2015 Day 4: Best Book Boyfriends

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.  […]

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