Format: ARC

ARC Review:  The Five Stages of Courting Dalisay Ramos

ARC Review: The Five Stages of Courting Dalisay Ramos

Blurb: Evan Saatchi can’t keep his eyes off his new co-worker, Dalisay Ramos. Newly arrived from Manila to lead their travel app’s Asia division, nothing matters more to Dalisay than tradition and family. When Evan asks her out, she soundly rejects him for his cheek. Evan learns from his Filipino friends that Dalisay expects more […]

Posted July 8, 2024 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments
ARC Review:  The Poisons We Drink by Bethany Baptiste

ARC Review: The Poisons We Drink by Bethany Baptiste

Blurb: In a country divided between humans and witchers, Venus Stoneheart hustles as a brewer making illegal love potions to support her family. Love potions is a dangerous business. Brewing has painful, debilitating side effects, and getting caught means death or a prison sentence. But what Venus is most afraid of is the dark, sentient […]

Posted May 6, 2024 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 7 Comments
ARC Review:  Beastly Beauty by Jennifer Donnelly

ARC Review: Beastly Beauty by Jennifer Donnelly

Blurb: From New York Times bestselling, award-winning author Jennifer Donnelly comes a revolutionary, gender-swapped retelling of Beauty and the Beast that will forever change how you think about beauty, power, and what it really means to follow your heart.  What makes a girl “beastly?” Is it having too much ambition? Being too proud? Taking up […]

Posted April 23, 2024 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 10 Comments
ARC Review: Finally Fitz by Marisa Kanter

ARC Review: Finally Fitz by Marisa Kanter

Blurb: A bisexual teen girl tries to make her ex jealous by faking an Instagram romance that leads to surprisingly real feelings in this hijinks-filled rom-com perfect for fans of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and She Gets the Girl . Ava “Fitz” Fitzgerald has worked hard to create the picture-perfect life she’s […]

Posted April 8, 2024 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 8 Comments
ARC Review:  Otherworldly by F.T. Lukens

ARC Review: Otherworldly by F.T. Lukens

Blurb: A skeptic and a supernatural being make a crossroads deal to achieve their own ends only to get more than they bargained for in this lively young adult romantic adventure from the New York Times bestselling author of Spell Bound and So This Is Ever After . Seventeen-year-old Ellery is a non-believer in a […]

Posted April 3, 2024 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 8 Comments
ARC Review:  Hearts Still Beating by Brooke Archer

ARC Review: Hearts Still Beating by Brooke Archer

Blurb: Gripping, romantic, and impossible to put down, this dark and immersive post-apocalyptic debut YA novel is about two teen girls who loved each other before the end of the world — and before one of them became infected with the virus that turned her into a monster. Perfect for fans of Krystal Sutherland, Adam […]

Posted March 27, 2024 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 11 Comments
ARC Review:  Promchanted by Morgan Matson

ARC Review: Promchanted by Morgan Matson

Blurb: Two modern teens.One classic fairy tale.Absolutely no cell service. Stella Griffin doesn’t believe in fairy tales. Ever since her boyfriend dumped her three weeks before the prom— not ideal timing—she’s convinced every love story is a lie.  She’s ready to skip the prom entirely. But she and her best friend, Nisha, have been planning […]

Posted March 5, 2024 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 10 Comments