Author: Lisa Mandina

Gateway 6: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

I’d seen this book at the store. No idea what it was about, but the cover is very interesting. Even with such an interesting cover, and really a title that doesn’t give much clear idea to what it is about, I can’t believe I never picked it up to read what it would be about. […]

Posted September 12, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Gateway 5 – Lost by Jacqueline Davies

I was so sure I’d love this. I have really enjoyed all the historical fiction I’ve been reading from going through this award nominee selection process the past 2 years. And while this was mostly interesting, I’m not sure it will really pull in the high school age. I think it might actually be more […]

Posted September 6, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

The Pride of the Peacock by Victoria Holt

This isn’t a new book. In fact, this is a book I’ve owned for a long time, and read over, and over, and over. I got it one time when my Aunt Nancy was watching me for the day, and we went over to her in-laws for some reason or another. Anyone who knew me […]

Posted September 4, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 1 Comment

Gateway Nominee 3: Fat Cat by Robin Brande

Oh my gosh, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVED this book! Our main character is Fat Cat, or Catherine Locke. Cat is very smart, she is in THE science class, the one that can get you to the National Science competition, as well as scholarships to college. The way this class starts out, is that you pick, […]

Posted September 2, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 1 Comment

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

The 3rd and final installment of the Hunger Games Trilogy that I have been waiting on pins and needles for since last spring. Let’s just say it was very intense. Didn’t like it quite as much as the first two. Probably because what was so unique about the first two was the actual Hunger Games […]

Posted September 2, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Sabotaged by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Well, I posted this as a Waiting on Wednesday, last week I think, and then it was actually already out I saw the next night when I went into work at the bookstore. So, I checked it out. In this storyline, we rejoin Jonah and Katherine, siblings, Jonah one of the kids that had been […]

Posted August 25, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

This is one of the Penguin box of YA advanced readers copies I got last month. The cover as you can see is very creepy looking, almost just like Rosemary’s Baby. Basically the premise is that this is a town where babies disappear out of their cribs all the time, only to be replaced with […]

Posted August 22, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments